With so much to see and do at CES 2009, a stop to check out the new Voodoo Firefly laptop was a certain must for the gaming gurus out there. This cool gaming laptop wowed spectators with a spectacular 17.1-inch primary display delivering 1,920 by 1,200 pixels, complemented by a 4.3-inch 800-by-480-pixel secondary display, a multi-touch panel and a keyboard with customizable backlighting. The 13-pound Firefly gaming laptop is outfitted with a powerful 2.4GHz Core 2 Extreme processor, dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 graphics, 4GB RAM and a 250GB HDD. Graphics seem to jump off the large-scale screen, while sound is second to none thanks to Creative X-Fi audio technology featuring Dolby sound and support for 5.1 surround sound speakers. The Firefly laptop is still in its concept and design stage, so gamers should keep their fingers crossed. Voodoo PC
via Laptop Magazine
Posted on January 14, 2009 4:25 PM | Permalink
In addition to the recently released Pavilion dv3 laptop, HP has also released another mobile entertainment center in the new HP Pavilion dv2 laptop. The Pavilion dv2 laptop tips the scales at 3.8 pounds and measures less than 1 inch thick, and sports a compact keyboard that’s eight per cent smaller than the standard. A 12.1-inch display delivers crisp graphics and a resolution of 1,280 by 800 pixels. Behind the scenes the laptop is dressed to impress with a 1.6GHz Athlon Neo MV-40 processor with ATI Mobility Radeon HD3410 discrete graphics, up to 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, and Windows Vista Home Premium operating system running the show. The Pavilion dv2 laptop also comes with optional 802.11n WiFi and WWAN support, Bluetooth, HDMI-out, an integrated webcam and microphone, and an optional external Blu-ray player. The Pavilion dv2 laptop starts at a price of $699. HP.
Posted on January 11, 2009 2:10 PM | Permalink
For the laptopper looking for entertainment on the go, the new HP Pavilion dv3 laptop is your go-to guy for gaming, movies, work and play. The laptop sports a thin and light frame, measuring 1.01 inches thick and just 4.35 pounds. The 13.3-inch LED display boasts improved color saturation and increased energy efficiency. Complemented by a pair of built-in Altec Lansing speakers, the Pavilion dv3 laptop matches awesome visuals with stereo sound quality. This all-in-one entertainment hub comes with Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1, up to 8GB DDR2 system memory, ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card, up to 400GB HDD, optional 80GB SSD, an integrated webcam, a DVD burner, fingerprint reader technology, optional Wireless N support and a 5-in-1 card reader. The Pavilion dv3 entertainment laptop retails for $799.99. HP.
Posted on January 8, 2009 3:10 PM | Permalink
The newest member of the award-winning Gemstone Blue laptop family is the Acer Aspire 8930G-7665 laptop. Powered by a high-performance 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 processor, this awesome laptop will take on any task, any game with gusto. A full-sized keyboard, Dolby audio and visuals via the larger-than-life 18.4-inch, 1,920-by-1,080-pixel HD CineCrystal display are an essential combination for the serious gamer. The Aspire 8930G-7665 laptop features Nvidia GeForce 9700M GT graphics with 512MB dedicated memory, 4GB DDR3 dual-channel system memory, 500GB SATA, a 6-in-1 media card reader, Wireless N support, a built-in Crystal Eye webcam and Blu-ray. Running the show is Microsoft's Windows Vista Premium operating system. All in all, the Aspire 8930G-7665 laptop is a great little number for big gaming and entertainment. The Aspire 8930G-7665 laptop starts at $1,799.99. Acer.
Posted on December 30, 2008 2:54 PM | Permalink
The recent influx of cool gaming laptops isn’t quite over yet – the newest exciting addition to 2009’s action-packed line-up is the Clevo M98xNU gaming laptop. This awesome 18.4-inch laptop sports a big and bright 1080-pixel display, and the laptop runs on an Intel Quad Core processor with dual Nvidia 9800M GTX GPUs, DDR3-1333 RAM support and a hybrid graphics system. The M98xNU gaming laptop is geared for its official unveiling in March at the 2009 CeBIT in Germany. No word yet on a public release or pricing. Clevo
Posted on December 14, 2008 6:52 PM | Permalink
Toshiba is ending 2008 with a real bang, with its highly anticipated release of some new gaming gear set to hit store shelves starting on December 19. The computer giant will be rolling out a collection of 20 new Dynabook and Qosmio laptops, including something just for the gamers out there – the Toshiba Qosmio FX laptop, the Qosmio GX laptop and the Qosmio G50 laptop. The Qosmio FX laptop measures in at a comfortable 15.4 inches, while the 18.4-inch Qosmio GX laptop and the Qosmio G50 laptop really kick it up a notch with their huge displays. The GX and FX laptop models sport a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo P8600 processor complemented by Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics, 4GB RAM and a 320GB HDD. The high-end Qosmio G50 laptop features much of the same, but Toshiba has really beefed it up with SpursEngine graphics, an additional 250GB HDD, a digital TV tuner, four USB ports, eSATA port, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, fingerprint technology and a dual-layer DVD burner. These awesome gaming laptops will range in price from approximately $2,327 to $3,767. Toshiba
Posted on December 14, 2008 9:34 AM | Permalink
Mouse Computer is squeaking out its latest and greatest gaming creation to hit Japan. The Mouse Computer NEXTGEAR M750WX1 gaming laptop boasts a monstrous 17-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 by 1,200 pixels, delivering a sharp picture that practically jumps off the screen. Powering the NEXTGEAR M750WX1 laptop is an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 processor, Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTX graphics with 1GB or VRAM, 2GB Intel Turbo memory, 4GB RAM, a 120GB SSD, Wi-Fi and ports aplenty. The NEXTGEAR M750WX1 gaming laptop also comes with a Logicool G5 LaserMouse, and is equipped with a 1.3-megapixel webcam. This high-end gaming laptop comes at a retail price of approximately $3,769. Mouse Computer
via Akihabara News
Posted on December 12, 2008 3:33 PM | Permalink
Since the big reveal last August, the new MSI EX300 laptop is finally hitting store shelves. The EX300 entertainment laptop is a slim and portable machine for all your multi-media musts. The EX300 laptop sports a 13.3-inch WXGA display and comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 graphics with 256MB DDR3 memory, up to 4 GB DDR2 RAM and up to 320 GB SATA HDD. The Ex300 laptop comes equipped with a 2-megapixel webcam, a DVD Super-Multi and a fingerprint reader, with Windows Vista Home Premium operating system running the show. Rounding our this cool entertainment laptop is a 3-in-1 memory card reader, Wifi a/g/n, Bluetooth, and plenty of ports - two USB, RJ45 and HDMI. The EX300 laptop comes at a starting price of $999. MSI.
Posted on December 5, 2008 3:10 PM | Permalink
The newest thing to hit Korea is the Toshiba Satellite A300 Class S laptop – the latest in high-performance entertainment laptops. The Satellite A300 Class S laptop is based on the Intel Centrino 2 mobile platform and features a 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo T9400 processor and ATI's Radeon HD3470 graphic chipset – ideal for gaming and movie viewing on the nice 15.4-inch display. The laptop also comes with a 250GB HDD, a 9-in-1 multi-card reader, Smart Face recognition technology, and USB Sleep and Charge. The Satellite A300 Class S laptop is retailing in Korea at a price of approximately $1,146. Toshiba
Posted on December 2, 2008 5:32 PM | Permalink
Gaming and graphics aficionados will love this cool little laptop, fresh from Fujitsu Siemens Computers. The new Fujitsu Amilo Sa 3650 laptop gets a big boost with the industry’s first external graphics solution called the Amilo GraphicsBooster. “The GraphicBooster is a truly revolutionary solution, offering incredible versatility and scalability by allowing notebooks to switch between everyday computing and hard-core gaming with a simple plug-in that’s portable enough to enable powerful 3D performance on-the-go,” according to Ian McNaughton, Senior Product and Platform Marketing Manager, AMD. “Powered by ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870, the GraphicBooster redefines what mobile graphics is all about, allowing users to choose notebooks with slim, lightweight designs, yet enjoying the superior performance of a traditional desktop gaming rig wherever it’s convenient, with outstanding mobility and battery life. The combination of the Amilo Notebook Sa 3650 and the GraphicBooster make this an industry-changing solution.” Adding just 0.5kg to the laptop’s overall weight, GraphicsBooster delivers a 470-per-cent increase in performance, along with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 graphics card with 512 MB GDDR3 dedicated memory for 3D gaming, HD videos and visuals, along with DVI-I and HDMI connectivity. All together, this 2.4-kg Amilo Sa 3650 laptop has a lot to offer, including a 13.3-inch BrilliantView display complemented by 7.1 high-definition audio courtesy of S/PDIF; an AMD X2 Dual Core mobile processor; ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics; 4GB RAM; a 320GB HDD; wireless N support, Bluetooth 2.1; eSATA port; a 15-in-1 card reader. The list continues with a DVD burner, a Logitech QuickCam webcam, and a spill-resistant keyboard. The Amilo Sa 3650 laptop will be available this December. Fujitsu Siemens Computers.
Posted on November 29, 2008 7:52 AM | Permalink
In what’s being called the “new breed” of laptops, the new HP Pavilion HDX X16-1040us laptop is an awesome mobile entertainment center that performs on-the-go. The Pavilion HDX X16-1040us laptop features a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor, Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics with 2302MB graphics memory, up to 4GB RAM and a 320GB HDD. The laptop’s 16-inch Infinity Ultra BrightView display offers a crisp, clear picture in vivid color – perfect for watching movies or HD TV, viewing pictures, gaming, or the many other applications the Pavilion HDX X16-1040us is capable of. Complementing the nice visuals is awesome sound delivered by the integrated triple bass subwoofer. The spec sheet continues with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, 10/100/1000GB Ethernet LAN, a ExpressCard/54 slot, a 5-in-1 card reader, a built-in webcam with a microphone, a built-in DVD burner boasting HP’s LightScribe technology, and a fingerprint scanner for security. The Pavilion HDX X16-1040us laptop delivers all of your entertainment wants and needs in one nice-looking package, wrapping its sophisticated features inside the sleek, titanium HP Fluid Imprint chassis. The Pavilion HDX X16-1040us laptop starts at $1,274.99. HP.
Posted on November 19, 2008 5:22 PM | Permalink
MSI has unveiled a couple of cool gaming laptops worthy of a test drive. The new MSI GX620 laptop and the MSI GX720 laptop have been designed with new gaming-specific features, like the brushed aluminum and metallic threads, complemented by an aerodynamic touch sensor and red W/A/S/D buttons on the keyboard. Both laptops sport an Intel Core 2 processor complemented by high-end nVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics with DDR3 512MB VRAM, 4GB RAM and a 320GB HDD. Measuring 15.4 and 17 inches respectively, the GX620 laptop and the GX720 laptop also come equipped with optional DVD Super-Multi / Blu-Ray DVD, a 2-megapixel webcam, and connectivity courtesy of Gigabit LAN / Bluetooth V2.0+EDR / WLAN 802.11agn. MSI’s exclusive Eco-Engine Technology lets the user alternate between five modes – Gaming mode, Movie mode, Presentation mode, Office mode, and Turbo Battery – to optimize power consumption depending on the task at hand. All these awesome features, and more, come packed in a lightweight seven-pound body. MSI.
Posted on November 17, 2008 3:03 PM | Permalink
Add a punch of color to your mobile work and play with a new MSI VR220 YA Edition laptop. Now available in pastel pink, blue and green shades, the VR220 YA laptop catches the eye in more ways than one. Beyond its bright exterior, the 12.2-inch laptop features a powerful Intel Dual Core or Celeron processor, up to 4GB RAM and up to 320GB HDD. Also included is connectivity courtesy of wireless N, Bluetooth, a 3-in-1 card reader, a trio of USB ports, a DVD burner, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, and integrated DTV receiver to boot. Another benefit to the VR220 YA laptop is the ECO Engine Power mode, which lets the user alternate between five operating modes – Gaming mode, Movie mode, Presentation mode, Office mode, and Turbo Battery mode – depending on the task at hand. Pricing details for the VR220 YA laptop have not yet been released. MSI
via Laptops Arena
Posted on November 12, 2008 9:11 PM | Permalink
Mobile gaming guru CyberPower has released it’s desktop replacement powerhouse, the CyberPower Gamer Xtreme M1 gaming laptop. The Gamer Xtreme M1 laptop features a choice of Intel Penryn Core 2 Duo or Extreme processors, dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 512MB video cards with CrossFireX, 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 RAM and a 320GB HDD. The Gamer Xtreme M1 laptop sports a 17-inch 1,920-by-1,200-pixel display, complemented by integrated HD stereo surround sound. For the gamer who can’t do without the extras, other standard features include a 7-in-1 media card reader, a 2-megapixel webcam, an 8x DVD burner, a biometric fingerprint reader, and connectivity comes via Intel 802.11n wireless LAN, Ethernet and Bluetooth. The CyberPower Gamer Xtreme M1 gaming laptop starts at $2,299, with plenty of options for customization sure to satisfy even the most discriminating gamer. CyberPower.
Posted on November 11, 2008 4:46 PM | Permalink
Mobile gaming guru Alienware has officially let the cat out of the bag on its new Alienware M17 laptop. Gamers with love this - the M17 laptop boasts ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 CrossFire X for unprecedented mobile graphics. "ATI CrossFireX dual-GPU technology brings enhanced scalability and performance along with full DirectX 10.1 support," says Alienware. "ATI PowerPlay allows the M17 to monitor GPU usage and adjust the graphics power according to current resource requirements." The 17-inch M17 gaming laptop also comes equipped with an Intel Core 2 Extreme processor, 4GB DDR3 memory, and either 320GB 7200RPM HDD or 500GB 5400RPM HDD. Topping off the M17 laptop is a full-HD display, Blu-ray, WiFi and Bluetooth, and a full-sized illuminated keyboard and touchpad with scroll function, wrapped in a 9.5-pound package. The M17 laptop starts at a price of $1,399 for the base model, but tricked out it can run upwards of $3,500. Alienware.
Posted on November 5, 2008 11:48 AM | Permalink