Asus New Gaming Laptop Now Available

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The recently announced Asus G73JH 17.3-inch G Series gaming laptop is now available in the US.

Newegg offers the G73JH-X1 model that includes the Intel Core i7 720QM quad core processor, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1GB graphics, 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, a DVD burner, an 8-cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium OS. The G73JH-X1 utilizes LED backlight for its 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080-pixel display.

Other features include built-in stereo speakers, a 2.0MP web camera, 802.11b/g/n wireless, an Ethernet LAN port, HDMI and VGA outputs, four USB ports, and an 8-in-1 media card reader.

The Asus G73JH-X1 weighs 8 lbs and has a futuristic chassis design.

The laptop is currently priced at $1,429.99 at Newegg.

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Samsung R430 Notebook Overview

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The Samsung R430, a recently unveiled notebook with a 14-inch display and an Intel dual core processor, is now available in the US.

The offered R430-BLACK uses the Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor at 2.2GHz and the GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics. The laptop has 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a DVD burner, and a 6-cell battery.

Its widescreen LED backlight display has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

There are also a built-in web camera, stereo speakers, numeric keyboard, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Ethernet LAN, three USB ports, HDMI, VGA and a 3-in-1 media card reader.

The 4.98-pound Samsung R430 runs Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.

The notebook is available at for $649.95.

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Sager NP8690 Gaming Laptop

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Sager NP8690 Gaming Laptop

Sager has launched the NP8690, a 15.6-inch gaming laptop that features the Intel Core i7 Mobile processor.

Advertised as “the world’s most powerful 15.6″ gaming notebook”, the Intel “Callpela”-based system includes the Intel Core i7-720QM, i7-820QM, or i7-920XM CPU, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M 1GB video card, up to 8GB of DDR3 1,333MHz memory, up to 500GB of hard drive space, and a DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive.

Display options include 1920×1080- and 1600×900-pixel screens, both with LED backlight.

The 7,4-pound laptop also sports stereo speakers and microphone, a 2MP webcam, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, a Gigabit LAN port, a 56k modem, HDMI and DVI outputs, four USB ports, an eSATA port, Firewire, an ExpressCard slot, a 7-in-1 media card reader, and a fingerprint reader.

The Sager NP8690 runs Windows XP or Windows Vista OS.

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HP Pavilion dv8 18.4″ Laptop

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The HP Pavilion dv8, Hewlett-Packard’s upcoming 18.4-inch etnertainment notebook, features the Core i7 mobile processor and the NVIDIA GeForce dedicated graphics, according to a leaked product page at

The specifications of the dv8-1080 model include the Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz CPU, the GeForce GT 230 video card with 1GB of video memory, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 640GB of storage using two hard drives, a Blu-ray combo drive, and a full HD display resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.

HP’s desktop replacement laptop sports Altec Lansing speakers with integrated subwoofer, Dolby Home Theater sound technology, a web camera with microphone, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, Gigabit LAN, HDMI and VGA outputs, four USB ports, an eSATA/USB connector, an ExpressCard slot, Firewire, a 5-in-1 media card reader, and a fingerprint reader.

The dv8 weighs 8.95 pounds and runs Windows 7 OS, according to the specs sheet.

We have no info on release date and pricing.

HP is also expected to release the Core i7-powered Envy 15.

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Dell Latitude Z600

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Dell Latitude Z60

The Dell Latitude Z Series 16-inch ultra-thin business laptop, also known as the Latitude Z600, is now available for purchase in the US.

Starting at 4.5 pounds and measuring at “just over a half an inch thin”, the Latitude Z features the Intel Core 2 Duo SU9600 or SU9400 ultra-low voltage processor, the GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics, 2GB or 4GB of DDR3 memory, one or two solid state drives with up to 256GB of storage per SSD, a 1600×900 LED backlight display, and a 4-cell or 8-cell battery. The notebook does not include a built-in optical drive.

Dell’s Latitude Z (Z600), advertised as “the world’s thinnest and lightest 16-inch laptop”, also sports a 2MP web camera with face recognition and business card reading functionality, 802.11n WiFi, optional WiMAX, optional mobile broadband connectivity, Bluetooth, an Ethernet LAN port, a Display Port, two USB ports (one is shared with eSATA port), optional wireless USB for a clutter-free connection to peripherals, a fingerprint reader, the TPM 1.2, and a contactless Smart Card reader.

Along with a backlit keyboard and a gesture-enabled touchpad, the notebook includes the Dell EdgeTouch LCD Sensor, enabling innovative controls at lower right corner of LCD for “quick, easy and customizable” laptop interaction.

Optionally, customers can purchase the Latitude Z with a wireless inductive charging stand. An internal charging module must be installed in the laptop in order to use inductive charging.

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MSI Game Computer with Core i7 Processor Announced

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MSI GT640 Gaming Laptop

Micro-Star Int’l announced today the Core i7-based MSI GT640 15.4-inch laptop for gamers.

Along with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, the GT640 features the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M 1GB dedicated video card, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, up to 500GB of hard drive storage, and a built-in DVD burner or Blu-ray drive. There’s no info on display resolution.

MSI’s new gaming notebook also includes stereo speakers, a 2MP web camera, HDMI and VGA outputs, 7.1-channel audio output, 802.11n WiFi, optional Bluetooth, a Gigabit LAN port, a modem, two standard USB ports and an eSATA/USB combo port, an ExpressCard slot, and a 4-in-1 media card reader.

The GT640 starts at 5.95 pounds and comes with a 6-cell or 9-cell battery.

The laptop runs Windows 7 operating system.

Pricing and availability date are currently unknown.

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