Asus G60 and G71X Gaming Notebooks Launched

Asus G60 and G71X Gaming Notebooks Launched

Asus launched new gaming notebooks the 16 inch Asus G60 and the 17 inch Asus G71X. Eventhough they don’t pack the latest Intel Core i7 processor that just launched they are very solid performers. See the detailed specifications below.

Asus G60 gaming notebook specifications:
- 16 inch LED backlit screen (1366 x 768 px)
- Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 2.53 GHz
- up to 4 GB DDR2 RAM
- dual 320GB RAID hard drives
- 1 GB nVidia GeForce GTX 260M dedicated graphics
- Backlit keyboard
- Blu-ray drive
- 2 megapixel webcam
- WiFi a/g/n, Ethernet, Bluetooth
- 4 x USB, HDMI, eSATA, Firewire
- Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 upgrade option
- Size (W x D x H) 375 x 265 x 34 – 40 mm, Weight 3.4 kg

Asus G71X gaming notebook specifications:
- 17 inch screen (1920 x 1200 px)
- Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q9000 2.0 GHz
- up to 4 GB DDR3 RAM
- dual 500 GB RAID hard drives
- 1 GB nVidia GeForce GTX 260M dedicated graphics
- Backlit keyboard
- Blu-ray drive
- 2 megapixel webcam
- WiFi a/g/n, Ethernet, Bluetooth
- 4 x USB, HDMI, eSATA
- Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 upgrade option
- Size (W x D x H) 410 x 300 x 42 – 51 mm, Weight 4 kg

Both models come with 2 year warranty and will be available to order this month starting at $2,366 for the G60 and $3,019 for the G71X. More info at NotebookCheck.

Intel Core i7 mobile Dell, Sager, Asus and Toshiba Notebooks Launched

Intel Core i7 mobile Dell, Sager, Asus and Toshiba Notebooks Launched

Shortly after official Intel’s launch of the Intel Core i7 mobile Dell, Sager, Asus and Toshiba updated some of their notebook models with this latest CPU. Dell updated their Studio 15 and Studio 17 notebooks, Sager launched the 15.6 inch NP8690 gaming notebook, Asus added the M60J to their notebook lineup while Toshiba launched the Qosmio X500 notebook.

Dell Studio 15 and 17 Core i7 Notebooks
Sager NP8690 Core i7 Notebook
Asus M60J Core i7 Notebook
Toshiba Qosmio X500 Core i7 Notebook

Alienware M15x gets 2GHz Core i7 920XM, GTX 260M

Alienware M15x gets 2GHz Core i7 920XM, GTX 260M

The revamped Area-51 M15x laptop boasts a streamlined chassis and the entirely overused most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop in the universe tagline. Those with deep pockets can get this pup outfitted with a 2.0GHz Core i7 920XM (yes, that’s the new Clarksfield mobile Core i7!) and a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M, both of which should work wonders on your most demanding NES ROMs. You’ll also find up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB HDD or 256GB SSD, slot-loading Blu-ray drive, FireWire, gigabit Ethernet, a trio of USB 2.0 sockets, VGA and DisplayPort video outputs, an ExpressCard slot and an 8-in-1 card reader. There’s no mention of a starting price, but before you even look, you should decide whether or not you’re kosher with toting around a 1.92-inch thick machine weighing 9 pounds.

 

UMID shows off faster, cheaper, Windows 7 mbook M2

UMID shows off faster, cheaper, Windows 7 mbook M2

It seems like just yesterday we were finally welcoming the UMID mbook M1 into the world, kicking and screaming after a rather extended gestation. After all that it wasn’t exactly well received thanks to a high price, a screen that didn’t open far enough, and USB ports that sadly required dongles. UMID is now demoing the completely dongle-free M2, said to be ultimately available with your choice of either a 1.2 or 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor. Memory has been bumped up to 1GB to support Windows 7, the case has been tweaked, the hinge now opens further, and there’s an optical mouse integrated into the bezel with a sensor on the right and two tiny mouse buttons on the left. A non-functional version is lovingly caressed after the break, while working models are said to ship before the year is up with prices starting at $499. Let’s hope this one doesn’t follow the same, circuitous path to retail that its predecessor did. 

 

Intel's four-screen laptop prototype hands-on

Intel's four-screen laptop prototype hands-on

Well, here’s something you don’t see every day: Intel’s got a concept laptop here at IDF that features three OLED touchscreens below the 15-inch screen. In keeping with the hype of the moment, the primary idea is to run widgets and other passive apps on the little screens, but they’re actually integrated with the main screen, so you can flick content up to view it full-size, and even use the mouse to interact with the widgets instead of your fingers. It’s definitely cool, but it’s also definitely a little odd in practice — although Intel says they’re talking to OEMs, things will have to be significantly refined before this can hit production. More pics in the gallery, video after the break.

 

Intel announces Core i7 Extreme and Core i7 mobile

Intel announces Core i7 Extreme and Core i7 mobile

As expected, Intel just announced its Clarksfield laptop chips, bringing Core i7 to the laptop form factor. There’ll be three chips, two regular quad-cores and a Core i7 Extreme that can run as fast as 3.2GHz in Turbo mode, which selectively shuts off cores and uses the extra power to speed up the the remaining cores while preserving battery life. The parts were demoed working in shipping-ready form on stage, but pricing and availability weren’t mentioned — we’ll let you know what we can dig up.

 

Read – Intel’s Core i7 Mobile press release

Read – HotHardware’s Core i7 Mobile review

Read – LegitReviews’ Core i7 Mobile review

Read – Laptop Mag’s Core i7 Mobile laptop review

ASUS Eee PC 1201n netbook emerges overseas infused with Ion

ASUS Eee PC 1201n netbook emerges overseas infused with Ion

If ASUS is hoping to stick with that mid-October launch date here in North America, we’d say it better get whatever units it has laying around loaded up with an English-speaking version of Windows and onto a large vessel destined for a US port. Still, it’s good to see some proof that the roadmapped Eee PC 1201n — a 12-inch netbook with NVIDIA’s Ion technology — is actually on schedule for an autumn release, even if said proof is a product listing on an Asian e-tailer’s website. Unfortunately, the machine is still humming along on Intel’s near-ancient Atom N270 processor, though the 2GB of RAM, high(er) resolution panel, real man’s GPU and Windows 7 operating system should help move things along. Per usual, we don’t expect ASUS to confirm or deny the legitimacy of this slip, but if you’re in the market for an Eee, this may be all you needed to hold off just a bit.

HP Envy 13 and HP Envy Notebooks 15 Hands-on Review

HP Envy 13 and HP Envy Notebooks 15 Hands-on Review

Guys over at NotebookCheck posted a hands-on review of the HP Envy 13  and HP Envy Notebooks. They Think that the aluminium case the most noticeable innovation (MacBook copy) of the Envy notebooks by HP. Aside of a couple of details they are well designed and built. There are some concerns for the users requiring good connectivity as due their compact design it lacks some ports that are standard in todays laptops while also lacking an integrated optical drive. Read the hands-on review at NotebookCheck.