Here you are the A540-H, a new 3D notebook from LG. While LG announced at CES earlier this year the Glasses-Free 3D A540-T/D, today in Korea LG announced a new version of this A540 with the A540-H and its Cinema 3D IPS Display (Passive 3D glasses). This new A540-H comes with SRS Premium Sound 5.1, a new Core i7 Quad Core CPU, as well as a nice GeForce GT555M Graphics. If like most of us you have no interest whatsoever in 3D you will be glad that LG will also propose in Korea the A540-P with its none 3D AH-IPS Panel.
Maingear has been tickling us with its gaming PCs for a while, and now it’s adding some extra muscle to its catalog. The company’s Titan 17 notebook is hitting the operating table for a processor transplant, the previous Intel i7-990X being swapped out for either the i7-3930K or i7-3960X.
But what good is an internal update without some external flourish so folk know where you stand on the spec table? Maingear appreciates this, and that’s why it’s throwing a backlit keyboard into the mix. The souped-up Titan 17 is up for pre-order now, with prices Titan 17 starting at $3,499. Tap the PR after the break for the full specs.
Lenovo launches its new IdeaPad Y470p, an affordable yet powerful notebook for entertainment and gaming. The new Lenovo IdeaPad Y470p model replaces the GeForce GT 520M on regular Y470 with a AMD Radeon HD 7690 graphics card with 1GB of video RAM. It is powered by a Intel Sandy Bridge Core i7-2670QM 2.2GHz processor and 8GB of DDR3 RAM.
Lenovo’s Y470p comes with 750GB hard drive and a DVD SuperMulti burner. It has a 14-inch 1366×768 LCD display and a 2 Megapixel webcam. In addition to WiFi 802.11b/g/n, the notebook also packs Bluetooth and offers HDMI output. It is loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Lenovo has followed Wednesday’s ThinkPad start with a set of new ultrabooks targeted at consumers at CES today, the IdeaPad U310 and U410. With 13.3-inch and 14-inch displays respectively, the two new IdeaPads mortal up to 64GB of SSD hardware and/or up to 500GB of HDD storage, auspicious both speedy change and rush present together with capacious transmission area.
The IdeaPad U310 is 0.7-inches thick and 3.74-pounds, with Intel Core processors paired with GMA 3000 HD graphics powering its HD 16:9 aspect display. The IdeaPad U410, meanwhile, is 0.83-inches thick and 4.18-pounds, with processors from the same Intel range but paired this time with NVIDIA GeForce 610M 1GB graphics.
Each supports Intel WiDi for wireless display streaming, and they’ll come in a choice of “fun colors”: Aqua Blue, Cherry Blossom, Graphite Gray, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Spearmint. Software-wise it’s Windows 7 with Lenovo’s Smart Update tool, which automatically keeps your mailbox, IM and social media messages up to date, even when the IdeaPad is in sleep mode.
Battery life is up to eight hours, Lenovo claims. The Lenovo IdeaPad U Series will go on sale in May, priced from $699.
MSI has this week added a new laptop named the MSI GT783 to their range which they say is currently the worlds fastest gaming laptop. The new MSI GT783 is equipped with a second generation Intel Core i7 quad core processor as well as Nvidia GeForce GTX 580M graphics, and has achieved 16,000 points on the 3D Mark Vantage high resolution test and surpassed the 3,000-point mark in the 3D Mark 11 test, say MSI.
The GT783’s is also fitted with a SteelSeries keyboard which is fully backlit and comes with anew ergonomic design that includes improved key placement with easier access to the WASD cluster, enlarged CTRL and ALT keys, and 3-zone backlit illumination with various light modes and 7 colour options.
Other features on the MSI GT783 include two regular speakers and subwoofer, USB 3.0 ports, eSATA, Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI 1.4 and VGA video outputs, HD webcam, 9-cell battery, and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OS.
The new MSI GT783 gaming laptop is now available to configure and starts at $2,300.
Samsung Series 5 moniker was reserved for its Chromebook offering, but the range has now been extended, in South Korea at least, to the latest laptop fad; the Ultrabook. The Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook PCs have just been announced over in Sammy’s homeland, coming in two different sizes: a 13-inch model and a 14-inch one too.
Although we have our doubts as to whether the 14-incher meets the Intel official Ultrabook guidelines; it measures in at 20.9mm thick and weighs 1.8kg, a touch over the 20mm and 1.4kg criteria. The 13-inch one weighs in okay at 1.4kg and measuring 14.9mm thick though.
Ultrabook or not, we know that the models boast 1366 x 768 anti-reflective displays, have an Intel i5 chip powering things and can take up to 8GB of RAM. The storage options are a 128GB SSD or a 16GB SSD to go with either a 500GB or 1TB HDD. That may explain why the two Series 5 machines are slightly tubbier than your average Ultrabook.
Other features include an optical disc drive, AMD HD7550M graphics, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, VGA, HDMI and a boot from hibernation time of around 7 seconds. Samsung’s Fast Start also allows life from sleep mode in just 2 seconds.
The Samsung Series 5 will be available in South Korea by end of this month priced from £720 for the 13-inch model and £750 for the 14-incher. No word on a western world release as of yet but, as ever, we’ll keep you posted.
Gigabyte adds a new models to its Booktop line, the 11.6-inch T1132 with a convertiable design. With the optional rotatable docking station, you can even convert the T1132 into a desktop PC and adds a DVD SuperMulti burer. It comes with a 11.6-nich capacitive multitouch display with LED backlight and 1366×768 resolution.
The Booktop T1132 is powered by an Intel Core i5-2467M processor, 2GB/4GB of RAM and integrated HD 3000 graphics or optional 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT520M dedicated graphics card with NVIDIA Optimus Technology. It comes with a 2.5-inch hard drive up to 750GB. The T1132 supports Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and optional 3.5G mobile network. Other features include built-in 4 dual-channel speakers including 2 subwoofers and THX TruStudio Pro™ sound optimization technology, 1.3 Megapixel webcam, USB 3.0 port, eSATA/USB combo port, HDMI, 4-in-1 card reader, and a 6-cell Li-ion battery.
Dell announced the new XPS 14z, which is the thinnest fully featured 14-inch laptop featuring an internal optical drive. The 14z is a ultraportable notebook that measures less than an inch thin and Dell fits a 14-inch 1366×768 HD display into a 13-inch laptop form factor with a unique design.
The XPS 14z is powered by 2nd gen Intel Core i5/i7 Sandy Bridge processor, 6GB of DDR3 RAM (max 8GB), integrated Intel HD graphics or optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M with 1GB graphics memory video card. The notebook comes with up to 750GB 7200RPM hard drive or optional 256GB SSD and built-in slot-load DVD SuperMulti burner. The 14z supports WiFi 802.11b/g/n with Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230, Bluetooth 3.0. It also has built-in 1.3 Megapixel HD webcam, USB 3.0 port, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, backlit, spill-resistant chiclet keyboard. The 8-cell battery provides up to 6 hours, 42 minutes of use.
Coming on 1 November, the Dell XPS 14z starts at $999.
The thing I hate about using a laptop is that the screen space offered is too small even on the largest notebooks for my taste.If you feel the same way, what you need is a second LCD to hook to your notebook.The Cinq is just that, a small second screen.
The Cinq is 10.1-inches and slips to the side of your notebook. It gets power and video from a single USB port on your Mac or Windows rig. The LCD has a resolution of 1280 x 720 with a contrast ratio of 500:1 and support for 262k colors.
You won’t be gaming with this thing since it has a response time of 16ms, but it is a good way to get more information in front of you at one time. It weighs 15 ounces and will orient the video to portrait or landscape modes. The display is selling now for $249 with free shipping.
Samsung has announced a new model for South Koreans in its Series 3 range of laptops. The new model 350U comes after the launch of 300V and is touted to have a compact design and improved portability that has a 20.6mm of thickness and weighs 1.35kg.
The laptop will come in variety of colors – Pink, Titanium Black, White Silver and will match with the keyboard’s color. On the hardware front, 350U is powered by Intel’s 2nd Generation Core i5 processor, anti-reflective display, up to 640GB HDD and more.
The 350U pricing starts from 1,090,000 won (US$979).