Saturday, October 25, 2008

ASUS Eee PC S101 reviewed

We already knew ASUS' Eee PC S101 had it going on when it came to design, but how did it hold up under the stresses of everyday use? The critics over at Laptop Mag took the fashionable netbook into their testing lair, and while it was deemed "gorgeous, inexpensive, strikingly thin," users who opt for this one must be willing to "make some trade-offs in the name of fashion." For starters, the $699 machine shares almost all of the same internal components as the $449 Eee PC 1000H, so you'll have to fall awfully hard for the looks in order to justify the delta. Generally speaking, the palm rest and keyboard were both praised, but the critics did find the Shift key to be "awkwardly placed". In the end, there wasn't much here to discuss outside of cosmetic differences, and while this crew couldn't place its highest recommendations on the pricey S101, those with deeper pockets may certainly feel otherwise.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

IdeaPad S series

Lenovo comes with IdeaPad S10 - ultra portable and inexpensive laptops, that comes with two colors: white and red, other new colors will be available in October and December.

It runs on Windows XP Home Edition, measure 9.8 x 7.2 inches, weight just: 2.4 pounds (1kg).

Inside components for minimum price:
Processor: Intel ATOM N270 1.6GHz
Display: 10.2" (1024 x 600 pixels)
Memory: 512MB DDR2
Hard Drive: 80GB
WLAN, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950.
Price: $399.

S10 also comes with dedicated graphical UI for best energy management that will help you monetize battery life.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pavilion dv5z series

HP Pavilion dv5z series - the most inexpensive laptops from Dell comes with new design, with some new features "modern lines and durable surfaces with a liquid metallic appearance; a streamlined, high-gloss, onyx and chrome finish; a color-matched keyboard and touchpad ".

It has a great balance between mobility, size, performance and price. It has 15.4 inch display and a weighs around 5.84 pounds. Dedicated for music and videos that is ready to rock your entertainment world.

Inside components for minimal price:
Operating system: Windows Vista Home Premium
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core QL-60 1.9GHz
Display: 15.4" WXGA widescreen display 1280 x 800 pixels
Memory: 1GB
Video card: ATI Radeon HD 3200
Hard Drive: 160GB
HP Imprint Finish (Mesh) + Microphone + Webcam, Wireless-G Card, DVD writer 8X
Total price: $580

A Blue Ray is available for $150 with AMD Turion for $50.