New VAIO Z Series Teardown (video)

Ever wondered what goes inside the new Sony VAIO Z Series notebook? Well Sony have released a new video showing the components and baring all with a VAIO Z Series being dismantled by a Sony technician.

Sony engineer Shinji Oguchi is a creator of the newly announced VAIO Z laptop and is currently on his first trip to the United States from Tokyo. Watch him open up the VAIO Z like a pro and dismantle it piece by piece explaining how the new VAIO Z laptop differs from past VAIO Z models.

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LG Launches Its First 3D Notebook, The LG Xnote A530

LG has this week launched its very first 3D capable notebook in Korea in the form of the new LG Xnote A530 3D Notebook. Specifications released by LG for the LG Xnote A530 still remain a little limited at the moment, but what we do know is:

The newly launched 3D LG Xnote A530 Notebook will be powered by a Intel’s second generation Core i7 processors support by 8GB memory with graphics provided by a NVIDIA’s GT555M graphics card. The notebook will feature a 15 inch 1920×1080 resolution screen allowing for high definition 1080p playback, together with two web cameras allowing users to capture either 2D or 3D photographs and video.

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AMD Updates Its Award-winning C- and E-Series Accelerated Processing Units

AMD has this week announced the release of their newly updated Accelerated Processing Units (APU) available from today for ultrathin and value notebooks netbooks, all-in-ones and desktop PC’s.

The new AMD APUs updates include the addition of enhanced high definition graphics, together with new enhanced DDR3 1,333 MHz memory to provide performance boosts across the series. Together with am extended battery resting life of 12 hours on a full charge on the C-series APUs, and 10.5 hours on the new E-series. Roughly increasing the performance by four times when compared to previous platforms.

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Samsung 700G7A Gaming Laptop Unveiled (video)

In the past Samsung’s laptops have never really featured as an option for gamers, but with the unveiling of Samsung’s new Series 7 700G7A high specified monster, Samsung might be rethinking and changing its direction more towards gamers.

The Samsung 700G7A is equipped with a 17.3-inch screen sporting a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Its powered by a Quad-Core Core i7 2Ghz processor which can be supported by up to 16 GB of RAM, while graphics are handled by a 2GB Radeon HD 6970m card. Watch a video after the break to see the rig in action.

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MSI Launches Slim X460, X460DX 14″ Notebooks

MSI has this week added a couple of new notebooks to its range in the form of the MSI X460 and X460DX. That have been designed with mobile professionals in mind, with its thin and light design. Combining both sleek brushed metallic finishes together with performance from Intel’s latest Core processors.

The high specification MSI X460 model comes complete with a Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, supported by 6GB of DDR 3 RAM and graphics supplied by the integrated Intel HD 3000 GPU. The  slightly less powerful X460DX base model is equipped with a 2.1GHz Intel Core i3-2310M processor with 4GB of DDR3 RAM. But can be upgraded with optional processor upgrades if required.

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Intel Says No to 50% CPU Price Cut Request by Ultrabook Makers

Intel has been talking up its new Ultrabooks with their thin profile and performance for a while now. The main feature was that the notebooks were supposed to have a price of under $1,000. Some of the top tier notebook makers have now said that that price will be hard to achieve with the processors from Intel racking up as much as a third of the cost of the notebooks.

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Dell Launches New Inspiron 13z And 14z Notebooks

Dell has added a couple of new notebooks to its Inspiron range with the launch of the Dell Inspiron13z and the Dell Inspiron 14z, and you get a choice of Intel Core i3 or Intel Core i5 processors.

The 13z features a 13.3 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which means it can handle HD content in 720p, and the 14z comes with a 14 inch display with the same 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.

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Intel Launches $300 Million Ultrabook Fund

We have already seen a number of the new Ultrabook notebooks from a couple of different manufacturers, and Intel is obviously taking the new platform seriously as they have announced a new $300 million Ultrabook Fund.

The Ultrabook Fund will be used to fund new technologies for the Ultrabook platform and Intel will be investing the money in companies who will be developing new features, software and hardware for the platform.

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Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D Glasses Free Notebook Announced

Toshiba has announced another 3D notebook in the form of the Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D, which Toshiba is calling the first classes free laptop, and it features a 15.6 inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

The Toshiba Qosmio F755 is capable of displaying 3D content without the need for a pair of 3D glasses, it also comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, plus NVIDIA GeForce 540M graphics.

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Acer Aspire 3951 Ultrabook Leaked

It looks like Acer is getting ready to launch a new Ultrabook notebook in an attempt to take on Apple’s MacBook Air, the Acer Aspire 3951, which shares a similar size and dimensions to Apple’s MacBook Air.

The Acer Aspire 3951 Ultrabook is expected to launch in October, and it will measure 13mm thick and weigh in at just 1.4 KG, as you can see from the photos is features an aluminum casing and an ultra thin design.

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MSI GE620DX Core i7 Gaming Laptop Announced

MSI has added another laptop to its range with the launch of the MSI GE620DX laptop, this one is aimed at gamers and it features a 15.6 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and comes with an Intel Core i7-2630QM quad core processor.

The MSI GE620DX also features NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 555-M discrete graphics with 2GB of video RAM, and it supports NVIDIA’s PhysX and Direct X11, on top of that it features MSI’s premium sound with THX TruStudio Pro smart surround sound, plus a 720p web camera.

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