HP Releases G42t 14″ Consumer Laptop

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Hewlett-Packard’s HP G42t 14-inch low-cost laptop for consumers is now on sale.

The G42t features the Intel Core i3 and i5 dual-core processors, up to the i5-520M, Intel HD integrated graphics, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 640GB hard drive, a DVD burner or Blu-ray drive, and a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

The notebook includes a web camera and microphone, stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN, optional 56k modem, three USB ports, a VGA connector, and optionally a 5-in-1 media card reader and HDMI.

The HP G42t weighs 4.85lbs with the standard 6-cell battery and runs Windows 7 Home Premium OS. It comes in biscotti, shell white, or silver color.

Its starting price is $549.99 at the HP online store.

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HP dv5t 14.5″ Laptop on Sale

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The HP Pavilion dv5t series entertainment notebook, the company’s first laptop with a 14.5-inch display, is now available.

Along with the LED-backlit screen at 1366-by-768 pixels, the HP dv5t features the Core i3-350M, i5-430M or i5-520M CPU, Intel HD integrated graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 640GB of hard drive space, and a DVD burner or Blu-ray optical drive.

The Pavilion dv5t also includes an island-style keyboard, webcam with microphone, Altec Lansing stereo speakers, 802.11n WiFi, optional Bluetooth, Gigabit LAN port, optional mobile broadband connection, three USB connectors (3th shared with eSATA port), a 5-in-1 media card reader, and VGA and HDMI outputs.

It’s 1.22″ thick and weighs 5.19lbs with the standard 6-cell battery providing up to up to 5.75 hours of run time on a single charge.

The HP Pavilion dv5t runs Windows 7 Home or Professional OS and and comes in three colors: black cherry, champagne, and sonoma red.

It can be purchased via HP’s online store for a base price of $649.99.

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Pavilion dv6t Select Edition Overview

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Hewlett-Packard has released the 15.6-inch HP Pavilion dv6t Select Edition entertainment laptop.

The main differences between the dv6t Select Edition and new standard dv6t is that the SE has a touchscreen display option, quad-core processor choice, and a different case finish.

The Pavilion dv6t Select Edition features the Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 CPU, up to the quad-core i7-820QM, a switchable graphics solution combining the Intel HD integrated and ATI Radeon HD5470 512MB or HD5650 1GB dedicated GPU, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 640GB of hard disk space or a 160GB solid state drive, and a DVD burner or Blu-ray optical drive. Configurations with quad-core CPUs come with the ATI Radeon HD5650 1GB GPU only.

The notebook’s HD LED-backlit Brightview display has a resolution of 1366×768-pixles. The touch-screen option supports multi-touch gestures and is accompanied by HP TouchSmart applications.

HP’s dv6t SE also includes a web camera with microphone, an island-style keyboard, Altec Lansing stereo speakers, 802.11n WiFi, optional Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB ports (fourth shared with eSATA), a 5-in-1 media card reader, VGA and HDMI outputs and optional fingerprint reader.

The 5.5-pound notebook has a brushed aluminum chassis with “stream argento” texture and comes with a standard 6-cell battery for up to 5 hours of run time or optional 9-cell battery which provides up to 7.75 hours.

The Pavilion dv6t Select Edition runs Windows 7 OS is available via HP’s online store for a starting price of $749.99.

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Dell Alienware M15x and M17x Updated with Core i5/i7 CPUs

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Dell has updated the Alienware M15x and M17x gaming laptops, which now both include Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors.

The 15.6-inch M15x and 17-inch M17x are configurable with the dual core i5-520M, i5-540M and i7-620M CPUs, as well with the quad core i7-720QM, i7-820QM and i7-920XM chips. The quad core processors had been already available on the Alienware M15x, while the M17x is additionally offered with the older Core 2 Duo CPUs.

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Regarding graphics, the M15x comes with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M 512MB or GeForce GTX 260M 1GB dedicated video cards, whereas the M17x GPU options include single or dual GTX 260M, dual GTX 280M 1GB or single or dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 1GB.

The Core i5/i7-powered Alienware M15x and M17x start at $1,199 and $1,799, respectively, at the Dell online store.

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Acer New Laptop with Intel Core i3 Processor

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The Acer Aspire AS5740, a 15.6-inch laptop with the new Intel Core i3 processor, is now available in the US.

E-tailers currently offer four AS5470 models – the AS5740-5513, AS5740-5144, AS5740-5255 and AS5740-5749, all with the Intel Core i3 330M 2.13GHz processor which includes the GMA HD integrated graphics. The notebooks also feature 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 6-cell battery for “up to four hours” of run time, a 1366×768 display, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

The AS5740-5513, S5740-5255 and AS5740-5749 have a 320GB hard drive, whereas the AS5740-5144 has a 500GB HDD. The S5740-5255 additionally includes Bluetooth, while the AS5740-5749 has a Blu-ray Combo drive, instead of a standard DVD burner in other models.

Acer’s new Aspire laptops sport built-in web camera and microphone, stereo speakers, Dolby Home Theater audio technology, 802.11n WiFi, an HDMI output, and a multi-touch trackpad.

The available models feature a blue lid and weigh around 6.16 pounds.

The Acer Aspire AS5740-5513, AS5740-5144, AS5740-5255 and AS5740-5749 are priced at $616.75 (Amazon), $649.99 (Amazon), $629.99 (TigerDirect), and $699.99 (Newegg).

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Samsung Announces 2010 Laptops

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Samsung has unveiled recently its laptop lineup for this year, including the R480, R580, and R780, as well as the R430 and R530 notebooks.

The 14-inch R480, 15.6-inch R580, and 17.3-inch R780 are based on the Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, whereas the 14″ R430 and 15.6″ R530 include a Core 2 Duo CPU.

Samsung’s R480 and R580 come with the i3-330M or i5-430M processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, a DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive, and 1366×768 LED backlight displays. The R480 comes with Intel’s GMA integrated graphics, while the R580 laptop includes the NVIDIA GeForce GT 310M dedicated GPU. The R780 has the i5-430M CPU, the GeForce GT 330M video card, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB HDD, a DVD burner, and a 1600×900 display.

The lower-end R430/R530 series feature the Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor, the GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive, and 1366×768 displays with LED backlight. There’s no info on optical drive choices.

All of the announced notebooks sport built-in web cameras, stereo speakers, 802.11n WiFi, and Samsung’s “Touch of Color” gradation finish with various patterns.

The Samsung R430 and R530, priced at around $670, and the $929 R780, are already available, according to Samsung. However, we were not able to find the notebooks at online retailers in the US at the time of this writing. The R480 and R580 are expected to be available from March at price points of $829 and $949 respectively.

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Lenovo Essential G Series Laptop Available Now

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The recently announced Lenovo G560 15.6-inch “Essential G Series” notebook is available now.

The offered G560 model (06792AU, Black) comes with the Intel Core i3-330M processor at 2.13GHz, the Intel GMA HD graphics, 4GB of DDR3 memory, 320GB of hard drive space, a DVD burner, a 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home OS.

The notebook’s 15.6-inch LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

On its website, the PC maker didn’t provide info on networking options, as well as on ports and slots.

The Lenovo G560 configuration has a price tag of $849 at the Lenovo website.

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Intel Announces 2010 Core vPro for Business Laptops

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Intel has announced the 2010 Intel Core vPro technology for business-class laptop and desktop PCs.

Desinged to “keep downtime and desk-side visits to a minimum,” the new vPro version features improved remote manageability, security, and anti-theft functionalities. It comes with the Core i5 and i7 processors with TurboBoost and Hyper-Threading technologies, the Intel QM57 and QS57 chipsets for notebooks, and new Centrino WiFi and WiMAX wireless adapters.

With the included vPro KVM Remote Control, IT workers can remotely monitor, diagnose, repair and secure vPro-enabled PCs, even if the computer is sleep or powered down, as well as perform remote system shutdowns and reboots.

Here are the features highlighted by Intel:

– KVM Remote Control allows IT to see what their customers see, reliably through all states, even beyond firewalls.

– AES-NI enables new processor instructions to accelerate and protect encryption operations.

– Remote encryption management provides the capability to remotely unlock encrypted drives that require pre-boot authentication while managing data security settings even when the PC is off.

– Intel Anti-Theft Technology, disables access to data in the event of theft or loss by delivering a “poison pill” while providing simple remote reactivation on PC recovery.

– Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) allows IT to better discover, heal, and protect their networked computing assets.

– Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) allows IT to remotely manage systems while providing highly secure, centralized, and virtualized IT services to end users.

– Streamline Windows 7 deployment by quickly and remotely upgrading PCs overnight, minimizing disruptions to users, and without losing access to legacy applications.

– Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 offers premium performance and innovative features with up to an 8x bandwidth.

The 2010 Intel Core vPro is already available in some business laptops, such as select Lenovo ThinkPad and HP EliteBook models.

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Lenovo to Release ThinkPad TopSeller T410i, T410si, T510i Models

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Lenovo is going to release the ThinkPad TopSeller T410i, T410si, and T510i business notebooks, according to a document published on the PC maker’s website.

Unlike the standard ThinkPad T410, T410s, and T510 featuring the Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and optional dedicated NVIDIA graphics, the 14-inch T410i and T410si, and 15.6-inch T510i include the lower-end Core i3-330M CPU and the integrated Intel GMA HD GPU only.

The TopSeller models listed in the document come with Windows XP or Windows 7 pre-installed.

The new notebooks are expected to hit the market by the end of this month. We have no info on pricing.

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HP G62t Laptop Released

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Hewlett-Packard has released the HP G62t series, a 15.6-inch consumer laptop.

The G62t comes with the Intel Core i3-330M, i3-350M, i5-520M, i5-540M or i7-620M dual core processor, and integrated graphics. The G62t features up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, up to 500GB of hard drive space, and a DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive.

The LED backlit display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

HP’s G62t also sports a web camera and microphone, stereo speakers, 802.11n WiFi, Ethernet LAN, optional Bluetooth, three USB ports, and a 5-in-1 media card reader and HDMI output in select models.

The 5.5-pound notebook has a matte surface and runs Windows 7 Home Premium.

The HP G62t can be purchased now for a base price of $599.99 at the HP online store.

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