Gateway LT22 AMD-Based Mini-Laptop Announced

Share Button


Besides the 11.6″ LT32, Gateway has released the LT22 10.1″ mini-laptop featuring AMD’s 2010 Ultrathin Platform.

Unlike the Intel Atom-based LT21, the Gateway LT22 includes the Athlon II Neo K125 1.7GHz single core processor, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard disk drive, a 6-cell battery providing up to 6.5 hours of run time, a 1024 x 600 LED-backlight screen, and Windows 7 Starter OS.

The ultraportable also sports a webcam with microphone, HDMI port, two USB 2.0 connectors, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit LAN, a multi-in-1 media card reader, and a multi-gesture touchpad.

The Gateway LT22 has a honeycomb chassis design and comes in either matte silver or brown.

The laptop is available in Canada with a base price of CAD $349.99 ($339 U.S. dollars). We have no info on pricing and availability in the U.S.

Share Button

Lenovo IdeaPad Z565 15.6″ AMD Laptop Now Available

Share Button


Lenovo has released the 15.6-inch IdeaPad Z565 affordable multimedia laptop.

Unlike the Intel-based Z560, the Lenovo IdeaPad Z565 features AMD’s processors. Available models in the U.S market have the Turion II P520 2.3GHz or N530 2.5GHz dual-core CPUs, ATI Radeon HD4200 integrated or Radeon HD5470 512MB discrete graphics, 4GB of DDR3 memory expandable to 8GB, 320GB of hard disk space, and a DVD burner.

The 15.6″ LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

The IdeaPad Z565 includes a 0.3MP web camera, stereo speakers, mic, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, three USB ports, an Express Card slot, a 5-in-1 digital media reader, and HDMI and VGA outputs.

It weighs 5.7 pounds with its standard 6-cell battery which provides “up to 4.5 hours” of run time and comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS.

Prices of the Lenovo IdeaPad Z565 range from $619.99 to $698.80, depending on model.

Share Button

Samsung X125 Ultraportable Now Available in U.K.

Share Button


The Samsung X125 11.6-inch AMD Ultrathin-powered ultraportable notebook is now available in the UK.

The 0.96-inch thin Samsung X125 weighs 3.33 pounds and features the AMD Athlon II Neo K125 1.7GHz single-core processor, ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics, 3GB of DDR3 memory, 320GB of hard disk space, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

Its LED-backlit glossy display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

Samsung’s new ultraportable also includes an integrated web camera, stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 3.0, three USB ports, a 4-in-1 media card reader, and HDMI and VGA outputs.

The Samsung X125 is available via Amazon U.K. and for about £435 ($680). We have no info on its availability in the U.S.

Share Button

HP Compaq Presario CQ62z – New Affordable Laptop

Share Button


HP has launched the Compaq Presario CQ62z affordable 15.6-inch notebook, starting at $381.

The Compaq Presario CQ62z processor choices include the dual-core AMD V120 at 2.2GHz, AMD Athlon II N330 at 2.3GHz, Turion II P520 at 2.3GHz, or Phenom II N620 at 2.8GHz, and triple-core Phenom II N830 at 2.1GHz. The laptop features the ATI Radeon HD 4250 integrated or Radeon HD545v 512MB dedicated graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 500GB of hard disk space, and a DVD writer or Blu-ray combo drive.

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

The Compaq Presario CQ62z also includes an optional web camera, microphone, built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers, 802.11n WiFi, optional Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN, optional modem, three USB ports, and VGA output, as well as an HDMI port and a 5-in-1 media card reader in select configurations.

The 4.85-pound laptop comes with a 6-cell battery and has a matte-black exterior finish.

The CQ62z runs Windows 7 Home Premium OS and can be purchased now via HP’s online store.

Share Button

Acer Aspire One AO721 Ultraportable Now on Sale in US

Share Button


The Acer Aspire One AO721 (721) 11.6-inch AMD-based ultraportable netbook is now on sale in the US.

The first model offered is the Aspire One AO721-3574. It features the AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor at 1.7GHz, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard drive with Windows 7 Home Premium OS pre-installed, a LED-backlight display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels, and a 6-cell battery for up to 5.5 hours of run time.

The 3.1-pound 721-3574 also includes a built-in 1.3MP web camera, HDMI and VGA outputs, microphone, 802.11n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, three USB ports, a multi-in-1 card reader, and a multi-gesture touchpad.

Th Acer Aspire One AO721-3574 is available via for $480.94.

Share Button

MSI Unveils CX620MX, CX420MX Classic Series Notebooks

Share Button


MSI has unveiled the 15.6-inch CX620MX and 14-inch CX420MX Classic series multimedia notebooks with the 2010 Intel Core processors and new ATI Radeon HD545V 512MB discrete graphics card.

The CX620MX and CX420MX feature two DDR3 memory slots, up to 500GB of hard disk space, and 1366×768-pixel displays. There’s no info on optical drive.

MSI’s new notebooks also include a 1.3MP web camera, microphone, two speakers, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN, a 4-in-1 card reader, HDMI and VGA outputs, and three USB ports. One of the USBs in the CX620MX is an eSATA/USB combo connector.

The 4.85-pound CX420MX and 5.47-pound CX620MX both come with a 6-cell battery.

We have no info on pricing and availability at the time of this writing.

Share Button

MSI Announced New Laptop Based on Intel’s Arrandale Processors

Share Button


MSI announced today the 14-inch CX420 and CR420, and 17.3-inch CR720 laptops, all based on Intel’s Arrandale processors.

Along with the 2010 Intel Core i Series CPUs, the notebooks include up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, and up to 500GB of hard drive space.

The MSI CX420 features the ATI Radeon HD5470 1GB dedicated video card, whereas the CR420 has the Intel GMA HD integrated graphics. Both 14-inchers have a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and stereo speakers.

The CR720 uses the GMA HD graphics. It has a 1600×900 display and stereo speakers with a subwoofer.

MSI’s new laptops also sport built-in web cameras, 802.11n WiFi, HDMI ports, and Windows 7 OS.

We have no info on pricing and availability.

Share Button

Lenovo G455, G555 Notebooks Announced

Share Button


Lenovo has released the G Series G455 and G555 affordable notebooks for mainstream consumers.

Both 14-inch Lenovo G455 and 15.6-inch G555 feature AMD Turion or Athlon processors, ATI Radeon graphics, and Windows 7 OS.

The G455 and G555 start at $449 and will be available in the U.S. beginning in March.

Share Button

Acer Touch-screen Notebook

Share Button

Aspire AS5738PG

Acer has announced the Aspire AS5738PG notebook with a multi-touch 15.6-inch display, Intel’s CPU, and Windows 7 OS.

According to Acer, customers can touch anywhere on the AS5738PG’s screen using one or two fingertips to play movies, zoom in and out on websites, edit photos and video, handwrite notes, resize windows, launch entertainment applications and more.

The first touch-screen Aspire model available will be the AS5738PG-6306, featuring the Core 2 Duo T6600 2.2GHz processor, the ATI Radeon HD 4570 512MB dedicated graphics, 4GB of DDR2 memory, a 320GB SATA hard drive, and a DVD burner. The display has a resoltion of 1366×768 pixels and uses LED backlight.

The laptop also sports stereo speakers, a built-in web camera, 802.11n WiFi, an HDMI output, and four USB ports.

Acer’s notebook weighs 6.16 pounds with its 6-cell battery.

The AS5738PG-6306 was available starting October 22. It was priced at around $800.

Share Button

HP Envy 15 Series

Share Button


Hewlett-Pacakrd’s new high-performance entertainment notebook – the Intel Core i7-based 15.6″ HP Envy 15 – is now available.

Besides the Intel Core i7 i7-720QM 1.6GHz or i7-820QM 1.73GHz quad-core mobile CPU, the 1.04-inch thin Envy 15 features the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830 1GB gaming-class video card, four memory slots for up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 7,200rpm hard drive, and a 6-cell battery with an optional 9-cell extended unit. The laptop doesn’t include a built-in optical drive. Its 15.6″ full HD 1920×1080 display uses LED backlight.

HP’s Envy 15 also includes a web camera with microphone, stereo speakers, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, a Gigabit LAN port, HDMI output, three USB connectors (3rd shared with eSATA port) and a 2-in-1 media card reader.

The notebook weighs 5.2 pounds with the standard battery and has a magnesium chassis with a metal-etched surface design.

Besides Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional operating system, the Envy 15 includes Envy Instant On, a mini OS that provides instant access to some basic applications without booting into the Windows.

The HP Envy 15 Series start at $1,800 can be ordered through the Hewlett-Packard online store.

Share Button