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Archive for September, 2007

Wii Laptop

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

From engadget:

It’s the Wii laptop! We spent the last few weeks (including much time spent over the holidays evading relatives) slaving over this bad boy and finally it’s complete. Check out the features: * 16:9 widescreen LCD, 7-inch diagonal. * Stereo sound * Gamecube controller port * Built-in short range Sensor Bar * Ports for using original Sensor Bar and A/V output jacks (for use on external display) * Built-in power supply and compartment for power cord * Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.7 x 2-inches

Starting next Tuesday we’ll be doing a multi-part How-To with detailed instructions for building your own Wii laptop, as well as loads of photos of the construction process. But for now check out the gallery for more detailed photos of the unit, and click on to see some video of the Wii laptop in action.

Laptop vs Desktop

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Dell trips up over laptop components

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Dell customers hoping to bag an XPS M1710 laptop may find themselves twiddling their fingers for a very long time as they sit at home waiting for the doorbell to ring.

The direct PC box shifter has been struggling to turn around its production line quickly enough to deliver a range of new laptops within a reasonable timeframe.

One disgruntled customer contacted The Register after he learned that his estimated delivery date had been pushed back by a whopping six weeks.

Dell told him in an email that “due to the popularity of the product you have ordered there has been a delay at our suppliers”. (Ed. I thought Dell was the supplier?)

Our reader telephoned the computer maker’s helpline only to be told that Dell, which has been pre-occupied with attempting to woo the channel by going indirect, was having a problem sourcing displays for the laptop model.

Dell said in a statement that a worldwide laptop components shortage was to blame for the backlog. It said:
Dell is seeing supply constraints across various components, including LCD displays used in notebooks and monitors.

Depending upon the model ordered by the customer and options chosen, the components included in their order will vary.

We understand that customers are frustrated because this is not a common occurrence for Dell.

We are making steady progress toward addressing the backlog of orders. Teams are working around the clock globally to decrease the number of systems affected by delays.

We regret any inconvenience this may be causing our customers.

But this is the latest in a series of production blunders at the firm.

Just last month, Dell confirmed that its range of colourful Inspiron laptops would not ship to customers on time due to a manufacturing cock-up with the paint being contaminated by dust.


A buyer’s guide to Toshiba laptops

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Author: John Gibb

Toshiba holds a great reputation for building strong, reliable and fast business portable computers.

Toshiba holds a great reputation for building strong, reliable and fast business portable computers. Nowadays, Toshiba focuses not only on the manufacturing of business portable computers but also on the production of laptops (portable computers) oriented towards other types of usage. With a whole arsenal of laptop models under the common name of the Satellite series, Toshiba is making a dynamic move towards providing you with laptops that will fulfill your needs, whatever they might be. In this article you will be assisted towards making the right choice when it comes to getting a Toshiba laptop but what you first need to do is to think and decide what you want to mainly use your laptop for. To begin with, if you are an average computer user, you need a laptop and your budget is limited then Toshiba has something great to offer to you; it’s the Toshiba Satellite A60. This laptop (although it’s a pretty cheap one) is a very high quality product for someone who is not seeking for sophisticated, cutting-edge features. The A60 can be a great laptop if you intend to use it for e-book reading, emailing, internet surfing etc. Toshiba does a great job at keeping the cost to a minimal when it comes to laptops that require no specific hi-tech capabilities and this is something that always favors categories such as students. Following the A60, are the Satellite MX30 laptops. The MX30s come with a Centrino processor. Those laptops allow you to access wireless networks without having to plug in any extra hardware. Additionally, the Centrino processor consumes less energy and thus, your laptops battery duration is extended. If you have some extra money to spend then the MX30 provides many modification possibilities too. All in all, if you are continuously on the move then this is a very good laptop for you. Are you seeking for a brutally powerful laptop? Is a wide display a must for you when you are watching DVDs? Do you need high computational power in order to fulfill your computing needs? If so, then the Satellite A70 laptops are definitely something you should have a look at. Those laptops are really powerful and will give you a great experience if you are running a heavy application such as a video game or a graphics design program. The only drawback is that the battery life becomes really short if you push the laptop to its limits; but then again, everything comes at a cost. Finally, last on the list are the P30 laptops. Those laptops feature a 17” display which can provide a really great experience whatever you might be doing. Furthermore, P30s can come with a 100GB+ hard disc and they are equipped with graphic cards that can carry out brutal graphics processing tasks. The only drawback can be the relatively big size & weight as well as the price. Now that you hopefully have an idea of what Toshiba makes available on the market you will hopefully be able to do the correct choice for yourself and not only!

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