Starting October 22nd, many people will start the process of upgrading from previous versions of Windows to Windows 7 RTM. After spending a long while with Windows 7 as my main OS since January 7th, I am excited about this major release that introduces many benefits to daily experiences on the PC at home and work. I want to take a look at installing Windows 7 and I will also be doing an Upgrade Story in a future post, just to get an idea of what its like. Let's get started!
Toshiba's introduced the PortÃ©gÃ© A605 notebook, a lightweight consumer notebook that borrows some features from the Portege R500 , but isn't quite as thin or light. The Portege A605 does have some sweet features, including an aluminum enclosure and 6.9 hours of battery life.
HP's introduced two new special edition series that feature new imprint designs. The dv4 Special edition and dv5 Special edition notebooks look great and if worth a look if you want something beyond basic black.
HP's introduced the Pavilion dv3500t, the company's first 13.3-inch notebook. HP was nice enough to give me an early preview of the dv3500t about a month ago and I liked what I saw. The Pavilion dv3500t is very similar to its bigger brothers, the dv4 and dv5, but it has a couple of features that I really like.
HP's introduced the EliteBook 2530p, a thin and light 12-inch business notebook that can be configured with dual hard drives and either ULV or LV processors. I sat down with HP's Kyle Thorton to take a close look at the 2530p last week.
HP's officially introduced the 2730p business tablet in the U.S. The 2730p improves on the 2710p, with faster processors and more friendly user controls. HP's Kyle Thorton gives a quick demo of the 2730p in the following video.
HP's new EliteBook 8730w is a performance powerhouse with a drop-dead gorgeous 17-inch display. The DreamColor display (optional) is capable of 16,000,000 colors and is incredibly life-like compared to standard business notebook fare.
Lenovo's making a serious first-splash into the mobile workstation market with the ThinkPad W700, a 17-inch workstation that can be configured with an integrated Wacom digitizer and an integrated color calibration system. The ThinkPad W700 is an impressive piece of engineering and offers the notebook market some much-needed innovation.
Dell's expanding its line of consumer notebooks with the Inspiron 13, an affordable 13-inch notebook that will start at just $699. The Dell Inspiron 13 weighs just under five pounds and is a welcome addition to the Inspiron lineup.
HP introduced the Pavilion tx2500z last week in Berlin at the Making Connections 2008 conference. Kevin Wentzel explains the improvements and explains why the tx2500z could be an ideal notebook for students.
Toshibaâ€™s expanded its multimedia powerhouse Qosmio brand with three new notebooks today. The Qosmio G55, Qosmio X305 and Qosmio F55 are specifically designed for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts.
HP's completely overhauled the Voodoo notebook line, dumping its brawny gaming notebooks in favor of the Envy 133, an uber-stylish 13.3-inch notebook with an all-carbon fiber chassis. The Envy 133 is just .70-inch thick, taking the "world''s thinnest notebook" crown away from Apple''s MacBook Air, which measures .76-inch at its thickest point.
It's that time of the year again when most guys have given up on their new years resolution and are about to forget to buy their significant other something romantic for Valentines Day. If you want to take care of one of those problems, check out Sony's limited editon Red Collection bundle. This Valentines Day package includes a red VAIO CR305 notebook, a red carrying case, matching mouse and a multi-colored hearts key chain.
HP's announced the Pavilion tx2000, a significant upgrade to its consumer line of tablet PCs. The tx2000 features an active digitizer for improved hand-writing recognition compared to last year's tx1000 series. Check out the following video of the new tx2000.
Dell officially launched the Latitude XT Tablet PC, its first foray into tablet computing. The Latitude XT has a 12.1-inch touchscreen display and is tailored for mobile professionals. The Latitude XT can be configured with a 64GB solid state drive and an extended battery that provides up to 9.5 hours of runtime.
Dell's getting ready to refresh part of the Inspiron line. The Inspiron 1525 (Intel) will replace the Inspiron 1520, while the Inspiron 1526 (AMD) will replace the Inspiron 1521. Thee 1524 will have an optoinal Blu-ray disc reader.
The Toshiba A135-S7403 is the cheapest notebook advertised for Black Friday so far. Best Buy's selling the Toshiba A135-S7403 for just $229 and throwing in a free printer.
Costco is selling the HP Pavilion dv6623cl-b notebook for $799.99 the weekend after Thanksgiving. Starting on Black Friday, Costco members can use a $100 coupon to reduce the normal $899 price tag.
Best Buy is discounting the Toshiba Satellite P205-S7402 by $200 on Black Friday. This 17-inch notebook is the only Black Friday one we've found so far that includes a HD DVD drive.