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HP shocks business computing world with Compaq 515, 610 laptops

hp_compaq_610_515 Now, let’s be clear about one thing: these are laptops for business — so the casual need not apply. That said, HP’s just announced the Compaq 515 and 610, and, like most office parties, they’re pretty boring. The 515 is 14.1-incher with an AMD Athlon X2 or Turion X2 CPU, ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics, up to 3GB of DDR2 RAM, and an up to 250GB of hard drive. The 15.6-inch Compaq 610 boasts a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo or Celeron Dual-Core CPUs, Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics, up to 3GB of DDR2 RAM, and an up to 250GB hard drive. Both of these suit-loving laptops boast DVD burners, LED backlight, WiFi and Ethernet LAN, three USB ports, ExpressCard and secure digital card slots, plus a VGA output. Starting price for the 515 is $429, while the 610 runs $449 for the base configuration. by Laura June

 
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Posted by on 05/08/2009 in IT

 

Mac OS X Netbook Compatibility Chart (Updated July 2009)

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Posted by on 04/08/2009 in IT

 

Alienware M17x with dual-GPU review roundup

165680-m17x-2_350-all-powerful There’s no question that Alienware’s M17x with dual-GPU system is one the most powerful — if not the most powerful — laptop out there right now, but at 15.4 pounds and a sub-two hour battery life, the definition of “laptop” is being stretched a bit here. A handful of reviews have hit the interwebs, and the none too startling consensus is you’ll be paying for the best here, especially with configuration options that can slot up to $5,000 — CNET Australia suggests looking at the ASUS W90 if you want a better bang for your buck. The capacitive buttons above the keyboard aren’t too responsive, there’s no multitouch, and Hot Hardware noticed some flex in the center of the keyboard, but on the flip side, you’ll be running full HD video and the most taxing games with little to no strain — and if you like your keyboard to look like a light show, there’s eight different sections to customize with different-colored LEDs. Guide your mouse to the links below for more in-depth discussion. by Ross Miller

 
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Posted by on 04/08/2009 in IT

 
 
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