MSI to ship over 800,000 OEM notebooks in 2007

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Micro-Star International (MSI) is expected to ship over 800,000 OEM notebooks this year plus a substantial amount of its own Megabook-branded notebooks, according to company sources. To boost the sales of its own-brand notebooks, the...

Over Half of Notebooks to Use Flash by Q4 2009

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iSuppli Corporation has concluded that the use of NAND flash memory in notebooks is expected to increase sharply in the next few years: nearly 60% percent of the 40.1 million notebooks that will be shipped...

Fujitsu Rolls Out Three "Santa Rosa" Notebooks

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Fujitsu has lost no time and has released three new Santa Rosa-based notebook models for the Japanese market. The company launched two 15.4" Santa Rosa notebooks: the FMV-BIBLO NX and FMV-BIBLO NF. The NX features...

IRS lost 490 notebooks, many with unencrypted data

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The Treasury Department's Inspector General for Tax Administration has released a report on the Internal Revenue Service and found that 490 laptops had been reported stolen between January 2, 2003 and June 13, 2006. Unfortunately,...

Suit calls on Dell Canada to replace notebooks

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Dell Canada Inc. faces a lawsuit filed by an Ontario man on behalf of Canadians who own certain models of Inspiron notebook computers with purported defects that cause complete system failure, the plaintiff's lawyer announced...

Apple and HP Set to Deliver LED Notebooks

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Apple and HP are both poised to introduce notebooks in 2007 that use LED-backlit LCDs, according to new rumors. Taiwanese newspaper DigiTimes reports that the two computer makers are expected to launch these notebooks in...

Dell to Launch Sub $500 Notebooks

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Dell is preparing to launch a new range of notebooks costing under $500 according to reports. The new range is said to be powered by processors from AMD. Taiwanese news site Digitimes quotes notebook...

Widescreen Notebooks To Become Standard By 2008

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Notebook PCs are rapidly moving toward a future filled with more pixels and more screen real estate, thanks to the unexpectedly rapid proliferation of widescreen displays. Once fairly rare beasts, widescreen notebooks—notebooks with screens...

Dell to sell AMD-based notebooks

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Following its recent partnership with Advanced Micro Devices to put the latter's chip in its server product line, Dell Computer confirmed this week that it will launch AMD-based laptops as early as October. The move...

Dell readies new business notebooks

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Dell is expected to unveil new business notebooks with built-insupport for wide-area network connection options, wide-screen displays, and a dual-core processor optionTuesday evening. Included in the unveiling are the Latitude D620...

Dell's Inspiron Notebooks Get Smaller, Lighter

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Dell on Tuesday filled out its notebook lineup with two new dual-core processor machines that emphasize entertainment options in a smaller package. The Inspiron e1505 and Inspiron 6400 are the same machine,...

Notebooks Tempt as Prices Drop

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Not long ago, notebook computers were expensive accessories for traveling executives. Now, it's not a surprise to find many choices priced under $1000. A recent check of Web stores found major vendors offering notebooks on...

Dell and Asustek to launch AV notebooks

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Dell and Asustek Computer plan to launch 17-inch AV (audio video) notebooks to compete with Toshiba's recently launched Qosmio notebook, according to market sources. The new AV notebooks are intended to give a jolt to...

HP says as many as 900,000 notebooks buggy

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Friday HP discovered a memory flaw that could have affected as many as 900,000 notebooks. Already HP announced that they will be offering free memory replacements. According to News.com "The memory modules in...

Toshiba Unveiles 100GB Hard Drive for Notebooks

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Toshiba on Thursday unveiled a supersize hard drive for notebooks. The 100GB storage vault, the MK1031GAS, will pack 20GB more capacity than Toshiba's current biggest drives for notebooks. While most notebooks...

Notebooks to dial up built-in phones

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Manufacturers are going to start selling notebooks with integrated Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) this year and later come out with notebooks with built-in cell phone capabilities, Anand Chandrasekher, vice president and general manager of...

Notebooks make a play as gamer machines

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Thanks xStainDx. PC makers are gearing up to market notebooks more aggressively to PC gaming enthusiasts. Although PC manufacturers have been selling game-oriented desktops for years, they're now bent on expanding their horizons...

AMD Delivers 64-bit Processors for Notebooks

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AMD yesterday released its new Mobile Athlon 64 processors designed specifically for notebook systems that work on battery power. The new products compliment existing line of AMD64 CPUs for desktop replacement portable computers unveiled in...

Wal-Mart to write own name on notebooks

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Wal-Mart Stores is developing a plan to launch its own brand of PCs. The retail giant plans to begin offering notebooks under its own brand name during the first quarter of 2004,...

Intel Debuts Hyper-Threading Technology for Notebooks

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Intel Corporation today introduced the Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor supporting Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology* for portable notebook PCs, commonly referred to as desktop replacement notebooks. These systems offer consumers such desktop-like features as large screens,...

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