When the economy is this bad, the first expenditure put on the back burner is usually technology devices. Here at notebooks.com and gottabemobile.com, we understand the importance of staying connected while on the go no matter what the circumstance. So as part of the Gadget Stimulus Plan we launched in April, we are offering up a red refurbished Blackberry Pearl 8100. This unlocked phone comes courtesy of geeks.com. Read on for contest entry information:
LaptopMag.com did a full review of the new Mini 110 and found that HP seems to have addressed some of the issues lacking in the Mini 1000 but not without compromise. The Mini 110 has a VGA port, matte antiglare screen, and three USB ports. But it's slightly thicker and heavier than HP's first consumer netbook.
OCZ has announced a new addition to its SSD lineup with the Summit series. These drives come in 60GB, 120GB, and 250GB capacities. The Summit line boasts impressive read and write times of 220MB/s and 200MB/s respectively for the two larger capacity drives and 220MB/s read and 125MB/s write for the 60GB. Availability is limited, but I did find the 120GB listed at $380 from ecost. Not bad, considering how much performance you can get out of these SSDs these days. For the power conscious folks, the Summit uses a mere 2W at full power and 0.5W idle, which should lend to increased battery life over traditional spinning platters.
One of the pioneers in the netbook space, Acer has finally released a replacement to its highly touted Aspire One netbook. With the new AO751h, Acer stuffed a large 1364x768 11.6" screen into the netbook and added a full-sized keyboard, both of which are welcomed improvements over the original's smaller keyboard and 8.9" screen. Even though the AO751h has a larger footprint than the original, it is in fact thinner.
Kingston Technologies, well known for its digital storage solutions, announced a bundled kit utilizing Intel's X-25M SATA SSDs in 80 and 160GB capacities. The kit includes both a 2.5" external enclosure for use in notebook applications as well as a 3.5" drive bay mounting bracket for use in desktop applications. The Intel X-25M is capable of 250MB/s read and 70MB/s write speeds and is backed by a 3-year warranty with 24/7 tech support.
HP and Microsoft are teaming up with the NBA to promote the dv2 notebook. One lucky winner will win a trip to see the Boston Celtics play in Boston AND another game on the west coast. HP's also offering two trips to the 2010 NBA All Star Game in Dallas to readers of Notebooks.com and a handful of other blogs. All of these giveaways are part of Kevin Garnett's endorsement of the Pavilion dv2, HP's latest ultra-portable notebook.
The Star Trek premiere is just around the corner and Lenovo's teaming up with Intel to offer a zero gravity flight to one lucky winner. Visit Lenovo.com's promo page for your chance to feel what it's like to float in space. The winner gets to bring three of their friends along for the ride.