Saturday, August 23, 2008

HP'S new and sexy 2530p- 12-inch notebook

HP has announced a 12-inch uber-thin notebook, the 2530p. I got a chance to play with this thin baby recently at the HP offices and I am very impressed with the portability of the 2530p. The 2530p features Centrino 2 technology so it's got really good performance and is available with either the ULV or LV processor option giving you the choice of performance or battery life. The 12-inch screen displays at 1280x800 and you can outfit the 2530p with either a 3-cell, 6-cell or 9-cell battery. I was extremely impressed with how light and thin this baby is and I would love to get my hands on an evaluation. The 2530p can be configured with an internal optical drive which is pretty cool for such a small notebook.



GameRigs, the North American company focused on building and designing unique custom built gaming computers using their own design ideas and technologies, has announced the introduction of a new series of desktop and laptop PCs themed on the QUAKE Wars and QUAKE 4 popular video games.
Licensed by id Software video game developer and publisher, the new Enemy Territory QUAKE Wars and QUAKE 4 laptop systems feature Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 15.4-inch or 17-inch display options, the Nvidia GeForce graphics technology, high-quality sound, and soft keyboard and touch sensitive command bar for fast reaction time, in addition to several personalization options.

"The GameRigs team is proud to be delivering the Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars and QUAKE 4 lineup alongside our fleet of gaming desktops, laptops and accessories," said Darren Healy, Director of Business Development at GameRigs. "In partnership with NVIDIA, Intel, and Crucial, GameRigs is focused on function, design and aesthetics - and with the powerful excellence of our systems, gamers get hardware power to match the superior demand of next-gen gaming".

These custom built gaming computers are full-equipped with gaming accessories such as the video game, a gaming mouse pad, and others, while you can configure them with your desired components choosing from 2 levels, CORE and EPIC, at a starting price of $1,999.

CORE’s basic configuration brings a 15.4-inch display of 1280 x 800 pixels, an Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, the Intel GM45 + ICH9-M chipset, 160GB SATA 5400rpm hard drive upgradeable to 7200rpm, Crucial 1GB DDR2 memory, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics card, a super-multi drive for burning CDs and DVDs, Bluetooth, a 2MP web camera, and durable metal chassis themed on Enemy Territory QUAKE Wars or Quake 4.

At $2,699, the EPIC system has a larger display of 17 inches and 1680 x 1050 resolution, an Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 CPU at 2.6GHz speeds, Intel GM45 + ICH9-M chipset, Crucial 2GB DDR2-667 memory, 250GB SATA 5400rpm hard drive upgradeable to 7200rpm, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics card, a DVD burner, Bluetooth, a built-in 1.3MP web camera and the themed encasing.
The NVIDIA graphics card model enables 3D imaging, intense video, DirectX 10 enhancements, and comes with
PureVideo HD technology, Hybrid SLI technology with HybridPower technology and GeForce Boost, CUDA support and NVIDIA PhysX-ready.


UrbanMax is a mobile computer prototype measuring just 1 inch thick, looking like a tablet PC but with a sliding keyboard and a 11.1-inch touch-sensitive wide display that tilts up to a laptop screen level.
It will feature the N-trig's DuoSense digitizer technology, characterized by a battery-free pen, 0 pressure capacitive touch, multi-touch functionality, and low power consumption.

"N-trig's DuoSense technology allows OEMs and ODMs to produce innovative new mobile and wireless computing devices that are not currently available on the market today," said Amihai Ben-David, CEO of N-trig. "We are excited to be collaborating with Intel and other Tier 1 players who are recognizing our breakthrough and innovative technology."

The touch and pen digitizer is located in front of any size LCD display, and is thin, lightweight and transparent, supporting Windows XP Tablet and Windows Vista operating systems support, with on-board upgradeable firmware. N-trig created the battery-free electrostatic stylus providing the power source from the magnetic energy produced by the excitation coil located in the digitizer, while the user can access the tablet either using finger touch or this stylus. The surface is a capacitive sensing system featuring fast response time, drag and drop, scroll, flicks and select.

The precise input is accomplished using palm rejection capability, which differentiates between unwanted contact and intentional input.
You can also use multiple fingers to manipulate files, thanks to the multi-touch support, which allows for zooming, panning, rotate and double-tap via the Hands-on Gestures technology.
This is the information we have at the moment about the Intel UrbanMax high-end tablet and we can conclude that when it’ll be available on the market it will be the top model of its kind featuring the latest computer technology.

Dell's Ming Laptops

In May Dell made available some nice laptop cover designs based on the 15.4-inch Inspiron 1525 model. They were created by the designer Michael Miyahira from Brooklin, and the notebook design line was called Mike Ming Extreme Edition. It featured Sea Sky theme and Bunch O Surfers covers.
Now, the same designer came up with other cool creations for the Studio 15 and Studio 17 Dell laptops, to offer the customers the possibility to personalize their new acquisitions.

"The technology behind creating Dell's Art House series of laptops allows me to share my visual creations with people who are inspired by art and who want to express their own individually unique sense of style," says Michael Miyahira.

These Special Art Edition urban designs for Dell Mike Ming line have a fluid organic style and you can choose from Red Swirl, Seaweed or Sunburst. Dell Inspiron 1525 is again the base laptop configuration and it starts at a price of $799.

Characteristics of the laptops include built-in web camera, capacitive touch media control buttons, slot load drives, optional mercury-free LED displays, backlit keyboards, built-in mobile broadband for high-speed transfers, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 3GB memory and 320GB hard drive.

"It's exciting and fun discovering new artists around the world who can create emotional ties, uniqueness and personalization with individuals' personal technology," said Michael Tatelman, vice president of global consumer sales and marketing at Dell. "The Special Art Edition designs reflect our customers' desires to add another level of individuality to everyday life."

Friday, August 22, 2008

AMazing invisible shield for gadgets

Invisible Shield isn't anything new - it's been available in the US for years. What is new is that these military-grade clear casings for your gadgets are now available down under.

Prices start at $19.95, and there's literally thousands of designs for different gadgets, with everything from phones and PDAs to laptops included.

The local website doesn't seem to be up and running yet, but when it is you should be able to order directly from them online.

Acer Aspire Predator Gaming PC launched

Aspire_7700_02.jpgThis is quite possibly one of the meanest looking computers you will ever lay your eyes on. The Aspire Predator from Acer is their top of the line gaming machine, meant to aid you in your quest to destroy anything and everything that stands in your way, from Alien hordes to Danny Glover.

The front panel mechanically rotates up to expose the glorious innards, from hot-swappable HDDs to USB ports. Behind the connections (in the belly of the beast, perhaps?) you're inundated with the highest possible tech available, from the 4TB of hard disk space to the 8GB of RAM. The entire thing is powered by an Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core processor with 1333MHz FSB, while a two-way enabled NVIDIA SLI takes care of the graphics.

There's also liquid cooling and dual Gigabit LAN technology to completely eradicate lag from your fragfests.

Needless to say, all this tech will cost a pretty penny, and that pretty panny adds up to be $4,500. But if you're serious about your PC gaming, how can you really afford to not own one of these machines?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Panasonic Upgrades Toughbook CF-52, CF-74 with Centrino 2

Panasonic Toughbook CF-52

Panasonic has announced recently upgrades to its semi-rugged Toughbook CF-52 15.4-inch laptop and 13.3-inch Toughbook CF-74 ultraportable.

“Both the Toughbook CF-52 and Toughbook CF-74 now incorporate the new Intel Centrino 2 processor technology. In addition, video and graphics capabilities have been significantly enhanced, hard drive capacity has been increased to 160GB, and Wi-Fi performance expanded to include 802.11 Draft N,” the press release says.

The Toughbook CF-52 and CF-74 incorporate optional embedded access to mobile broadband networks from major wireless carriers. These drop- and spill-resistant laptops also include magnesium alloy cases, flexible internal connectors, shock-mounted hard drives and LCDs, spill-resistant keyboards, and carrying handles.

Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-52 will be available In August in two configurations, value (estimated street price of $1,949) or premium for improved video and system performance (estimated street price of $2,849). The Toughbook CF-74 will be also available in August starting at an estimated street price of $3,199.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hidden Bluetooth Service in XP

Hidden blue tooth software in win. XP and vista

Now you don't need 2 install any software for ur blutooth device.
you don't know but u already had it in ur window xp nd vista
it can b used as:- d run command typ 'fsquirt' without quotes just select weder u want 2 send or receive any file vry easy

Monday, August 18, 2008

Lenovo ThinkPad X301 Coming This Month

Lenovo is going to launch the ThinkPad X301 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook on August 26, according to a press release.

The Lenovo Thinkpad X301, which is a successor of the X300 laptop, starts at less than three pounds and is one-inch thin. Lenovo says the ThinkPad X301 “provides on average nearly 20 percent better performance over the ThinkPad X300 notebook due to the latest DDR3 memory and the latest Intel Core 2 Duo ultra low volt processor.”

The X301 will be available with the upcoming Intel Core 2 Duo ULV U9300 (1.2GHz) and U9400 (1.4GHz) processors. Both CPUs have 6MB of L2 cache and a 1066MHz front side bus, according to Engadget.

The system supports up to 2GB of RAM, and will ship with up to 128GB of solid state drive storage (available in September), a built-in optical drive, and display with LED backlight. Other features include WiFi, mobile broadband, GPS, UltraWide Band, and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as Display Port and VGA outputs.

The ThinkPad X301 notebooks will start at $2,599.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Kingston DT Mini Slim and DT 400

DataTraveler Mini Slim drive specifications:

  • Capacities: 2GB and 4GB
  • Weight: 0.064 oz
  • Dimensions: 1.529" x 06.45" x 0.253" (38.85mm x 16.40mm x 6.44mm)
  • Operating Temperature: 32° F to 140° F (0° C to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4° F to 185° F (-20° C to 85° C)
  • Guaranteed: two-year warranty
  • Color options: black, blue, pink with grey bottom casing
DataTraveler 400 drive specifications:
  • Capacities: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
  • Dimensions: 2.58 x 0.71 x 0.41"
  • Speed: data transfer rates of 20MB/sec. read and 10MB/sec. write
  • Enhanced for Windows ReadyBoost on Vista-based systems
  • Operating Temperature: 32° to 140° F
  • Storage Temperature: -4° to 185° F
  • Guaranteed: five-year warranty


The DataTraveler Mini Slim and updated DataTraveler 400 are both excellent USB flash drives that offer a number of features for different users. The low-profile design of the Mini Slim makes this drive an ideal companion for laptop users who are constantly on the move and don't have much room to spare inside their bag (or pockets). The Symantec Pocket Disaster Recovery Kit included with the new DT 400 allows accident-prone users to salvage their files and folders after a major computer error.

In short, the latest batch of Kingston USB flash drives continue to provide performance, stylish design, and helpful features at reasonable prices. While you can still find slightly cheaper drives in some stores, these drives are reasonably priced and many people will find the performance and features worth the modest price premium.


  • Both Kingston drives are reasonably fast
  • Durable, capless design of DT 400
  • Amazingly compact design of the DT Mini Slim
  • Symantec Pocket Diasaster Recovery Kit on the DT 400 is a nice extra


  • The DT 400 is a physically large flash drive ... larger than it needs to be
  • The DT Mini Slim is so small it's like a postage stamp ... maybe too small for some
  • Not the cheapest drives you can find
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