Looking for a nice gaming laptop but don’t want to shell out too much money? Some may say that you are not going to find anything decent under $1000 or even $700, but all you need is a good nose for sniffing out the deals that always crop up somewhere at some point. So here’s something that will make for a great start to your weekend. [Read more…]
I’m not a fan of the way they design their computers, but the sheer power Alienware computers pack in such small packages more than make up for the borderline-tacky designs. After all, we might be able to see the launch of the most powerful sub-12″ notebook ever.
The Alienware M11x boasts an 11.6-inch, white LED backlit screen that displays high-definition (HD) graphics at 720p resolution and 30 frames per second – thanks to a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce graphics card. this gaming notebook packs a lot of juice – it can last up to 8.5 hours on its battery. For $1,699, you get a 1.3GHz processor, 4GB of memory, a 320GB hard drive and Windows 7 Home Premium. [Read more…]
Panasonic’s impressive Toughbook series will now also join the UMPC market with the announcement of the release of the Toughbook U1.
The new device weighs just 2.3 pounds and considered to be tougher than the Toughbook 19. The cool thing here is that it even goes beyond Mil-Spec tests–military standard specifications that certify a product can work even when subject to extreme conditions.
The U1 can withstand being dropped from a height of four feet and can operate even in extreme temperature conditions because it uses an SSD. It also has a QWERTY keyboard that is best used for thumb typing. It will also come equipped with a bevy of nifty features like a barcode scanner, fingerprint reader, webcam, among others. It will be powered by an Intel Atom processor.
The U1 is actually one of the best spec-ed UMPC’s on the market. The only thing where it loses (and I mean LOSE) is in the price department. At $2499, I’d rather get the Alienware laptop of my dreams with change enough to buy me several games.
Western Digital recently released a new 2.5 hard drive that operates at 10,000 RPM that is incorporated into a 3.5 inch form factor, in what the company hopes will become the new favorite among enthusiasts.
The new Velociraptor hard drives will be made availabled in 300GB capacities and is touted to bring 30 per cent more in performance compared to its “older” drives. The price of the new drives will be pegged at $299.99, it will reportedly also be included in some Alienware PCs.
The Velociraptor looks like a great candidate for those looking for primary drives. the fast RPMs only mean faster access times. This could be a great candidate for the upgrades I’m considering for my present computer.
Alienware has made its brand synonymous with kick-ass gaming systems. It’s desktops and laptops are some of the most powerful in the market and is every techhead’s dream. The only thing that’s really not that attractive about it is the price — which is also some of the highest in the market.
But Alienware seems to have finally set its eye on budget gamers. Its update to its Aurora desktop series starts at a relatively affordable $1,000. The new PCs will sport AMD’s quad core Phenom 9850 processors as well as the buyer’s choice of graphics card. They can choose from the ATI Radeon 3870 X2, HD3850 or HD3870 cards in both single of dual Crossfire configurations. The usual alien-head chassis will be the body of these nifty and pocket friendly rigs.