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Toshiba Dynabook WT301/D

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 08:24 AM PST

Toshiba will be launching the Dynabook WT301/D Windows 7-based tablet in the Japanese market next month. The Toshiba Dynabook WT301/D tablet comes equipped with 10.1-inch touchscreen display with 1366 x 768 resolutions. This Toshiba tablet will be powered by an Intel Atom processor though there are no specifics about it, a 2GB of RAM, a front-facing VGA camera, a 1.3-megapixel rear camera and a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD). The Toshiba Dynabook WT301/D tablet has several connectivity options including 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN, Bluetooth 3.0 +HS interface, a USB port and a microHDMI output port.

This Toshiba Dynabook WT301/D tablet runs on Windows 7 Professional operating system with Microsoft Home and Business 2010 suite.


Dell Inspiron I15RN-2094BK

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 08:01 AM PST

Under the hood, the Dell Inspiron I15RN-2094BK notebook PC is equipped with 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-2330M processor that features a 3MB cache and 2.2GHz processor speed and smart 4-way processing performance for High Definition quality computing. It also has an integrated graphics controller dubbed Intel® HD Graphics 3000 that offers extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it so you can play high definition movies and low resolution games with ease. Moreover, this Dell Inspiron I15RN-2094BK laptop sports 15.6-inch LED high-definition display with TrueLife technology and 720p resolution.
Dell Inspiron I15RN-2094BK

Dell Inspiron I15RN-2094BK

The Dell Inspiron I15RN-2094BK notebook PC comes equipped with 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB hard disk drive with 5400 RPM, Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW ODD, built-in 1.0MP high-definition webcam, 8-in-1 media reader that supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, SDXC, microSD, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats and a 6-cell lithium-ion battery. In terms of connectivity options, the Dell Inspiron I15RN-2094BK notebook comes with Ethernet port, Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 networking, video port, Bluetooth 3.0 interface, 2 USB 3.0 ports for a much faster data transfer and 1 USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI output port. This laptop weighs about 5.4 pounds and measures just 1.4 inches thin.

The Dell Inspiron I15RN-2094BK notebook PC is powered by 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition operating system. It is now available for about $530.

Pros: USB 3.0 ports
Cons: Hard disk drive is just rated 5400 RPM much better if it has higher RPM.


Dell Inspiron I14RN-985DBK

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 07:50 AM PST

The Dell Inspiron I14RN-985DBK notebook PC is equipped with 14-inch LED high-definition display with TrueLife technology and 720p resolution. The Dell Inspiron I14RN-985DBK laptop sports Sandy Bridge Intel® Core™ i3-2330M processor that features a 3MB cache and 2.2GHz processor speed and smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing. It also has an integrated graphics controller dubbed Intel® HD Graphics 3000 that provides extra graphics power for your laptop when you need it.
Dell Inspiron I14RN-985DBK
Dell Inspiron I14RN-985DBK
Dell Inspiron I14RN-985DBK

The Dell Inspiron I14RN-985DBK comes equipped with 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB hard disk drive with 5400 RPM, built-in 1.0MP high-definition webcam, multi-in-1 media reader and a 6-cell lithium-ion battery. In terms of connectivity options, the Dell Inspiron I14RN-985DBK notebook comes with Ethernet port, Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030 networking, video port, Bluetooth 3.0 interface, 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI output port.

The Dell Inspiron I14RN-985DBK notebook PC runs on 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition operating system. It is now available for about $530 at BestBuy.


Acer LU.SG50C.001 Netbook PC

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 07:39 AM PST

The Acer LU.SG50C.001 notebook PC is equipped with 11.6-inch WXGA LED-backlit TFT-LCD high-definition widescreen display with CineCrystal technology and 1366 x 768 resolution. The Acer LU.SG50C.001 laptop sports Intel® Atom™ dual-core processor N570 that features 667MHz frontside bus, 1MB L2 cache and 1.66GHz processor speed. Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 that features two processor cores that has been clocked at 200 MHz. For that reason, the performance of this graphics controller is only a tad better than the old GMA 950 found in many Netbooks with N270 Atom CPUs and only suited for some low demanding 3D games in low details.
Acer LU.SG50C.001
The Acer LU.SG50C.001 also features 2GB PC3-10666 DDR3 RAM, 16GB solid state drive, built-in webcam and microphone, multi-in-1 media reader that supports Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats, multitouch trackpad and a 6-cell lithium-ion battery for extra power which is good when you're away from the main source. In terms of connectivity, the Acer LU.SG50C.001 notebook comes with Ethernet port, 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 3.0 interface, 2 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI output port.

The Acer LU.SG50C.001 netbook PC runs on Google Chrome operating system. It is now available for about $330.


Samsung NP305U1A-A01 Fusion Laptop Now Available in Europe

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 06:16 AM PST

The Samsung NP305U1A-A01 notebook PC is equipped with 11.6-inch LED HD Anti-reflective with LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixel and comes in an aluminum chassis and micro-scratch resistant. The Samsung NP305U1A-A01 laptop sports 1.66GHz AMD E-450 dual-core Accelerated Processor, an AMD Radeon HD6320M integrated graphics that has up to 1.92GB shared memory for video processing. The AMD Radeon HD6320M graphics controller is as good as some discreet-class video processor therefore it is capable of playing high resolution movies and low resolution games with ease.
Samsung NP305U1A-A01
The Samsung NP305U1A-A01 also features 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive, built-in 0.3MP webcam, memory card reader that supports SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC format, multitouch trackpad, 2 speakers of 1.5W each and a 4400mAh 6-cell Lithium-Ion battery for extra power which is good when you're away from the main source. In terms of connectivity, the Samsung NP305U1A-A01 notebook comes with Ethernet port, 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 3.0 interface, 3 USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI output port. It weighs about 1.2 kilograms and about 1-inch thin.
Samsung NP305U1A-A01
The Samsung NP305U1A-A01 11.6-inch laptop runs on 64-bit Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. It is now available in Europe for about $484.


AMD E2-3000M APU

Posted: 21 Dec 2011 05:34 AM PST

The AMD E2-3000M is a dual-core accelerated processor for entry level laptops. It is part of the Fusion family of APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit). The processor core of AMD E2-3000M has a base clock speed of about 1.8 GHz and is capable of automatically overclocked up to 2.4 GHz because of the TurboCore technology. The TurboCore Technology depends on the electrical, thermal and used cores of the processor. The AMD E2-3000M accelerated processor is based on the same silicon as the A-Series APUs but features sluggish clock rates and lesser Level 2 cache memory.

The AMD E2-3000M features an integrated Radeon HD 6380G graphics card which offers 120 of the 400 shader cores that is clocked at 400MHz and DirectX 11 capable. The AMD E2-3000M has no dedicated graphics memory or shared memory graphics card and therefore it is slower than similar Radeon HD 6000M cards found on E-450 APUs. Likewise the AMD E2-3000M APU is also packed with an integrated UVD3 video processor to fully decode commonly used video formats like H.264, VC-1 and MPEG4. Besides this the AMD E2-3000M has an integrated dual-channel memory controller that supports DDR3-1333 memory controller and a PCIe 2.0 controller.

This AMD E2-3000M APU, comprising of graphics card and memory controller, has 35 Watts TDP that is why it is best suited for 14-15-inch laptops.

Below is a list of other processors' rating as compared to AMD E2-3000M APU. Again, the higher the rating of the processor the better the performance will be.

Processors Passmark Rating
Intel Atom N435 246
Intel Atom N280 315
AMD E-240 317
Intel Atom N450 318
Intel Atom N455 321
AMD C-50 453
Intel Atom N550 567
AMD C-60 592
AMD E-300 595
Intel Atom N570 646
AMD E-350 APU 725
AMD E-450 768
Intel Core i3 380UM 1305
AMD Athlon II P360 1348
AMD A4-3310MX 1417
Celeron B800 1454
AMD Turion II P540 1497
Pentium T4500 1546
Pentium P6200 1624
Intel Core i3-2367M 1842
AMD E2-3000M 1857
Intel Pentium B950 1976
Intel Core i5-2467M 2172
AMD A4-3300M 2196
intel Core i3-370M 2220
Intel Core i3 380M 2313
Intel Core i5-2557M 2590
Intel Core i5 460M 2612
Intel Core i3 2310M 2619
Intel Core i5 560M 2671
Intel Core i7 620M 2794
Intel Core i3 2330M 2803
Intel Core i3-2350M 3084
AMD A6-3410MX APU 3157
AMD A8-3500M 3166
Intel Core i7-2677M 3176
Intel Core i7 720QM 3294
Intel Core i5 2410M 3350
AMD A8-3510MX 3359
AMD A8-3530MX 3431
Intel Core i5 2430M 3484
AMD A6-3400M 3539
Intel Core i7 2620M 3907
Intel Core i7 2640M 4165
Intel Core i7 2675QM 6144
Intel Core i7 2630QM 6334
Intel Core i7 2635QM 6574
Intel Core i7 2670QM 6804
Intel Core i7 2720QM 7040
Intel Core i7 2820QM 7495
Intel Core i7 2760QM 7586
Intel Core i7 2920XM 7680
Intel Core i7 2860QM 8012
Intel Core i7 2960XM 8861