Corsair introduces 2GB DDR2-667 SODIMM Memory for Laptops

February 6, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

Corsair, the Californian memory producer, has introduced new 2GB DDR2-667 SODIMM memory modules, which are suitable for laptops and small form factor personal computers. The advantage of these chips, when used in a 64-bit laptop or SFF PC, is that you can get the maximum possible RAM, even when you are limited to only 2 […]


System 76 Ubuntu Linux laptop now available

February 5, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

The Ubuntu Linux laptop by System 76 we reported about, is now available: the System 76 Darter. It is a ultraportable with quite minimal specs, but very affordable starting at $995. The spec: Celeron M 410 1.46 GHz 1MB 533 FSB CPU 13.3” Widescreen WXGA (1280X800) LCD 512 MB DDR2 667 MHz RAM Intel GMA […]


Protection for Your Laptop – Tech Air Bags

February 5, 2007 by davidallen | 4 Comments

It has to said, the single most annoying thing about using a laptop is the fact that while transporting it, be it walking, driving or being a passenger on any kind of transport, is the potential for damage. For most of us, our lives are our laptops because we use it for work and for […]


Wifi Liberator ends the era of Pay-Per Use Wireless Networks

February 5, 2007 by techbuzz | 5 Comments

Technology and cool gadgets have captivated the world their grip, thereby providing the modern man the most hi-fi experience of life. One such new feather in the cap of gadgets is Wifi Liberator for Laptops so that its user can get rid of the ‘pay-per-use-wireless network’. Wifi Liberator will run on OSX 10.3 or later. […]


First sub-$500 laptop with Windows Vista

February 4, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

The first laptop with Microsoft Windows Vista for less than $500 has now appeared: the Everex StepNote VA4101M. I am note sure you will actually get much fun out the new Vista features, e.g. the eye candy, as the Everex StepNote VA4101 runs on a mere 1.46GHz Intel Celeron M 410 processor and 512MB RAM, […]


Sony VAIO VGN-AR31S: Optional Blu-Ray

February 1, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

Sony is one of the obvious members of the Blu-Ray camp in the HD battle, and has now announced the Sony Vaio VGN-AR31S, which will have a optional Blu-Ray drive. Offering a Blu-Ray drive also means that Sony has equipped the VGN-AR31S with a large 17″ display that is HD capable. The hardware is also […]


New batteries designed for laptops

January 31, 2007 by davidallen | Leave a Comment

It had been headline news, the case of the exploding laptop batteries, where they would over heat and if not turned off or better still taken out of the laptop all together, then these batteries were likely to over heat and in some cases explode causes serious or permanent damage to the laptop itself, so […]


DIY #3: How to build your own laptop

January 26, 2007 by poeloq | 3 Comments

Laptops are quite diverse nowadays, you can have them small or large; black, grey, white or any other color really; rounded or edgy and so on. But really: in the end, even if you have on of those weird Swarovski models, they do all look quite the same. So how about building one yourself. Until […]


Darter 76 Ultraportable Ubuntu Notebook

January 25, 2007 by poeloq | 3 Comments

The prototype of a new Darter 76 ultraportable Notebook with Ubuntu Linux, the operating system I am using to research and write this right now, was spotted by a visitor at a conference. The model pictured left does not only come Windows-less and instead powered by a very reliable and easy-to-use operating system and is […]


Sony Vaio C-Series with cool splash design

January 23, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

The Sony Vaio C-Series laptops already come in several colors, but now they also come in a limited edition “Graphic Splash” version. Sadly, there will not be many available and starting at $919 these are going to be a fast-seller, I would say. If personally prefer personalizing my laptops with various stickers myself, but I […]


Asus A8Jr with ATI X2300

January 22, 2007 by poeloq | 19 Comments

The ASUS A8Jr is the first notebook to have the ATI X2300 graphics chip doings it’s work inside, which means it will support the nice 3D Windows Vista features. The main feature of this however is the increased performance-per-watt. Apart from the ATI X2300, which is the most publicized features, the A8Jr brings with it […]


Toshiba’s first HD DVD-R laptop

January 18, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

Thats it: the first HD DVD-R laptop, announced by Toshiba. The laptop will sadly just be available in Japan to begin with. Apart from the HD DVD burner the other specs of the laptop, which will cost around $4,000 when it comes out in Europe, are also nice: 17″ display, 160GB HDD and so on. […]


Samsung Q1 video

January 17, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

Being a big fan of Samsung myself, owning a Samsung R40 notebook as well as a now redundant Samsung TFT, I really love there Q1 ultramobile PC. Hugo of Uber Tablet own one, for which I am sure many people envy him, and has created some nice videos which you should see to learn about […]

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