Laptops

  • Acer, ASUS and Lenovo to compete with Apple’s Macbook Air in thin and light laptops

    Acer, ASUS and Lenovo are among some of the laptop manufacturers who intend to go head-on with Apple in the thin and light notebook PC segment. Expect to see the slim and stylish offerings from the various companies early next year.

  • Toshiba unleashes NB500 series netbooks

    Despite the increasing popularity of tablet devices, the netbooks aren’t going away anytime soon. For Japanese maker Toshiba, it has announced its new NB500 series that come in five fanciful colors, and also the NB520 model which is equipped with premium Harmon Kardon speakers. (Not a common sight for netbooks with quality speakers).

  • ‘U’ Stands For Unique And Ultraportable…

    ..Or at least, that is what Lenovo claims it is supposed to mean. The Chinese OEM has just announced some new additions to its U-series line of ultraportable notebooks targeted at users who want to make their computing experience a little more ‘fun’. And with Christmas coming right up, it might not be a bad

  • No “Intel Inside” Smartphones For The Next Six Months, But Slates Are Aplenty

    It is public knowledge that Intel is extremely keen on establishing a presence in the rapidly-growing slate and smartphone markets, in spite of ARM holding on to its dominance in that area by a large margin. However, the latest slides from Intel reveal that the chip giant is not ready to take on ARM head-on

  • Dell Alienware M17x sporting Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Mobility Radeon 6900 surfaces

    Just a couple of weeks ago, a few laptops from Acer, Gateway and Lenovo running Sandy Bridge were discovered. Today, we are seeing another Sandy Bridge laptop, the Dell Alienware M17x refresh. The updated model sports an Intel Core i7-2720QM 2.2GHz quad core processor and AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6900 graphics, and notches up a score

  • Google Chrome OS laptops arriving first half of 2011; Chrome Web store opened

    Google has announced that their Chrome OS laptops will be retailing in the first half of 2011, and carried by PC manufacturers including Acer and Samsung. The search engine giant has also unveiled their new Chrome Web store for web developers to create apps and for users to download and use the web apps on their

  • ASUS announces world’s thinnest notebook with standard-voltage processor, the U36

    At just 19mm thick, engineers still managed to squeeze in a standard-voltage Intel mobile processor and discrete NVIDIA graphics into the new ASUS U36 ultra-portable laptop. Despite having a fast Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processor onboard, the U36 can deliver up to 10 hours on a single charge thanks to Super Hybrid Engine

  • Dell launches Intel ULV-equipped Vostro V130 ultraportable laptop

    Designed with the needs and wants of on-the-go entrepreneurs in mind, the Vostro V130 combines head-turning style with best-of-breed durability and security. The Vostro V130 is one of the thinnest and lightest ultraportable 13-inch laptops available and includes color options Lucerne Red and Aberdeen Silver. Constructed from sturdy aluminum and reinforced with zinc hinges and

  • ASUS unveils X-series laptop in Singapore

    The X-series notebook is the latest brain child from ASUS that features an ergonomic design, chiclet keyboard as well as a touchpad with Palm Proof technology. The Palm proof technology can differentiate contact surfaces of the palm and fingertips to prevent unintentional cursor movements. The new 14-inch ASUS X-series laptop will be available at the SITEX

  • Fujitsu Announces New Tablet PCs, Boasts Four-Point Multitouch Capability

    Think that the traditional tablet PC is going the way of the dinosaur now that slates are quickly gaining traction in the consumer market? Far from it: Fujitsu, a well-known PC manufacturer today announced its latest batch of tablet PCs which claims to feature multitouch of up to four concurrent contact points. VR-Zone brings you the coverage from

  • MSI unveils CX620 3D laptop that promises high-quality 3D experience

    3D is becoming immensely popular, thanks to the popular 3D movies and games. Started from the big screen and to LCD TVs, there are also laptops on the market that allow you to enjoy the 3D experience, like this latest MSI CX620.

  • Lenovo launches “Innovation” campaign; unveils ThinkPads with Nvidia Optimus technology

    To commemorate Lenovo’s ThinkPad 18th anniversary, the PC maker has launched an Innovation campaign across ASEAN. On top of that, Lenovo also recently announced their new ThinkPads T410, T410s and T510 with Nvidia Optimus technology.

  • MSI Announces New FX600MX Notebook With Switchable Graphics Technology

    Not too long ago, we brought you the news of MSI’s then-latest notebook, the FX600, which boasted some rather impressive specifications and design features. And now, barely two months after its initial release, MSI has announced its latest refresh to the MX600. World, meet the new MSI FX600MX notebook, which features switchable graphics technology. 

  • Apple Announces New MacBook Air And Upgrades To iPhoto, iMovie And GarageBand

    Today, Apple Singapore announces the new MacBook Air which comes in two models – 11- and 13-inch - which are lighter, smaller and use solid state flash storage. The company also showcased the iLife ’11 with upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie and GarageBand. On a separate note, from online sources, the company may be planning an integrated SIM for the next iPhone.

  • PhotoFast GM2 SFV1 Air – SandForce for your MacBook Air

    PhotoFast unveils a SandForce SF1222 controller based Solid State Drive (SSD) upgrade for the new generation Apple’s MacBook Air models. Promising 30% improvement over the original, there is also a 256GB version of the kit for the smaller MacBook Air (which is otherwise sold with 64GB or 128GB of storage only). Best of all, the

  • Dell Introduces New XPS Laptops in Singapore

    Yesterday, Dell Asia Pacific held an event in Singapore to announce the latest XPS laptops. Come in 14- and 15-inch screen sizes, the XPS incorporate JBL speakers and powerful Nvidia graphics to provide high-definition entertainement to home users. But that’s not all, we also saw the Dell Streak Android tablet and Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7.

  • Kingston announces SSDNow V+ 180 1.8″ SSD

    The new Kingston SSDNow V+ 180 is a 1.8″ form factor solid state drive designed for today’s ultra-mobile devices and road warriors. The V+ 180 series is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities and has a sequential read/write speed of 230MB/sec and 180MB/sec respectively.

  • MSI Introduces FX700 And FR700 Multimedia Laptops

    Taiwanese manufacturer MSI has introduced their new multimedia laptops, which come in the form of FX700 and FR700. Both 17.3-inch powerhouse feature Intel Core i5 processors, DDR3 memory and up to 640GB hard disks.

  • Creative THX TruStudio Pro incorporated into GIGABYTE notebooks

    GIGABYTE’s latest M1425 notebook and T1125 tablet sport Creative’s THX TruStudio Pro suite of audio enhancement technologies, enabling users to enjoy superior multimedia entertainment experiences complete with true-to-life audio.

  • Hitachi launches Travelstar 7K750 and 5K750 750GB mobile HDDs, goes Advanced Format

    Hitachi has announced the 375GB per platter Travelstar 7K750 (7200rpm) and Travelstar 5K750 (5400rpm) 750GB 2.5-inch mobile hard disk drives for notebook PCs, external storage and other mobile applications. These new drives are also the first in Hitachi’s line-up to feature the 4k Advanced Format.