Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The runaway success of Asus’s diminutiveEee laptopand the appearance of £99 laptops like theElonex low-cost lapsterhas sent manufacturers scrambling to produce their own cheap-as-chips Tiny Tim lappies.
Currently motoring up over the horizon is the Intel 2go PC (formerly known as the Netbook), a rugged little number manufactured by CTL, and looking like its aimed at the education market.
With a rumoured price tag hovering around a pocket soothin’ $400 (around 200 quid in UK spondulas), we could imagine this little fella appealing to a far wider audience, especially once they’ve given the specs the once over.
It may be cheap, but the 2go packs an Intel Celeron M CPU with 915GMS chipset backed by 512MB of DDR2 RAM (upgradeable to 1GB), a Realtek audio chipset with two integrated 1W speakers, and comes in Windows XP or Linux flavours.
The market leader in notebook computing solutions DELL recently launched the Dell XPS M2010 Mobile Concept PC Laptop. The product with Intel's Core Duo processor stole the show at CES -06.
The company’s latest concept in an innovative design is a unique blend of a PC and notebook in looks. This Mobile Concept PC sports a 20" display which is quite larger than what laptops have. The 8 integrated speakers, deliver mind blowing sound quality. Dual DVI out and integrated 1.3 megapixel video camera also adds up to the feature list.
The Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, remote control are designed to add to portability to the PC Laptop. With two hard
The new Acer Aspire AS3216A desktop PC is powered by 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor E2160 and it comes with 16X SuperMulti DVD writer, 19-inch TFT LCD monitor and a new 6-CD Educational Pack.
Powered by 1.8 GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core Processor E2160 featuring 2 MB L2 Cache (1-MB each core), 800 MHz FSB using Intel 945 GC chipset motherboard, the Acer Aspire AS3216A desktop PC offers 2-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM which is expandable to up to 2.0 GB maximum, a 320-GB Serial-ATA 7200 rpm hard disk drive, and a internal 16X Supermulti Double Layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer.
In addition, acer Aspire AS3216A desktop PC comes with Aspire USB Multimedia Keyboard with 17 Hotkeys and Volume Knob and USB Optical Mouse.
HP has announced Compaq Presario SG3510IL (FK801AA) Desktop PC which is powered by AMD Athlon 64 Processor LE-1640 and it features nVidia graphics chipset with dedicated video memory, 250-GB 3G SATA hard drive, 15-inch Color CRT monitor, and a 16X DVD Writer and comes with freeDOS OS preinstalled.
The new Compaq Presario SG3510IL desktop PC is powered by 2.7 GHz AMD Athlon 64 Processor LE-1640 with HyperTransport technology and the desktop PC features nVidia nForce 430 chipset motherboard with 1MB L2 cache and 2000 MHz FSB.
With FreeDOS preinstalled, Compaq Presario SG3510IL desktop PC comes with 1-GB PC2-6400 DDR2 (800 MHz) RAM which is expandable to max 4-GB, a 250-GB 3G 7200 rpm (300 MB/Sec speed) SATA Hard drive and a 16X DVD Super Multi Drive Dual Layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer with LightScribe Technology.
PC Specialist is a Yorkshire-based company that specialises in custom built personal computers. We say Yorkshire-based, but really the organisation is Internet-based with no retail premises. The theory is this keeps overheads down, and using hefty bulk orders for components, PC Specialist can keep its prices down. And indeed a PC Specialist machine is more than competitively priced.
The online system builder lets you design an Intel or AMD machine, and we chose to construct an Intel beast from scratch. There are also stock configurations that can be ordered if you don't wish to spend the time designing your own.
It's a very nifty system builder, with plenty of options available. There's a good choice of video cards (albeit with more on the Nvidia side), and a selection of cases and power supply units. The one area lacking in choice is the monitor, as you can't specify a brand (only screen size) unless you pick one of the higher spec LG monitors.
It can be hard find a computer that offers all the bells and whistles you could ever hope for in a PC. With the Visionman Intel C2D Desktop PC, you wonâ€™t have to look any further. Visionman is a trustworthy PC maker that offers computer packages that combine speed, performance and style, without price tags that leave your wallet sagging.
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Intel Powered, Graphically Inspired Desktop PC
From the get-go, you can see that the Visionman Intel C2D Desktop PC is all set for battle. With the Visionman 585-Watt X-Blade Tower, this PC doesnâ€™t look anything like your average PC. Sleek, modern and sturdy, it’s ready for even the most rigorous conditions. Thanks to its 585-watt power supply, itâ€™s also ready to support the energy requirements of high-performance PC components.