The Best Alternative to the MacBook Air

29 04 2008

For the past three to four months, the MacBook Air has ruled all of the super-thin laptops. The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 may just take that lead. The base price is higher than the MacBook Air, but when you get a high end X300 and a high end Air, you end up saving about $200. The X300 has a 64 GB SSD (which takes up most of the almost $3000 price tag), 2 GB of RAM, and the same Intel Core 2 Duo CPU that’s in the MacBook Air. It also has a 1.3 MP integrated webcam, and something that’s not in the MacBook Air: a built in DVD burner. The X300 is even thinner than the MacBook Air by 3/100 of an inch. That may not be much, but for people who want an extreme portability laptop, every 100th of an inch counts! The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 even has a replaceable battery, something that may have stopped a few people from buying the MacBook Air.

I am very impressed with this laptop Lenovo put together. Despite it’s somewhat-expensive price tag, it is well worth the money!





Hewlett-Packard’s 2133 Mini-Note

29 04 2008

HP recently released a somewhat low-cost UMPC recently, dubbed, the 2133 Mini-Note. PC manufacturers seem to be targeting people who just want a basic computer, and don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for the bells and whistles of more expensive computers. An example is the Asustek Eee PC, and the Everex Cloudbook (which the 2133 is set to compete with).

The 2133 has a Via C7-M 1.6 GHz Processor, 1 or 2 GB of RAM (depending on which version of the notebook you get), Windows Vista Business, Vista Home Basic, Windows XP, or SUSE Linux from Novell (also depending on which version you get). It has a 9″ screen (compared to the Eee‘s small 7″ screen) and an-almost full size keyboard. The keyboard is actually very easy for an adult to easily touch-type on, unlike having to hunt-and-peck on the Eee PC‘s keyboard because it is so small!

This notebook does have a few disadvantages to it, though. HP should have put in a different chip, maybe an Intel one that’s a bit faster, because the Via chip should not be in this machine. The touchpad is not that great, either. It feels a little small and cramped, and putting touchpad buttons on the left and right of the actual touchpad did feel awkward. Even the tiny Eee PC was able to squeeze in room to put the touchpad buttons below the touchpad.

There you have it- a review of HP’s new mini-notebook, the 2133. Keep reading my blog for more reviews of new technology!

Thunderbird79





A neat laptop

20 05 2007

This is a pretty neat laptop. It is the Dell Inspiron E1705. Here are the specs:

$899

Intel Core Duo CPU T2350

Vista Home Basic or Vista Premium (upgrade to Premium Edition for free)

1 GB of DDR2 Memory

120 GB Hard Drive

Plays and Creates DVDs and CDs

Go to dell.com for more details.





My Laptop Specs

2 05 2007

Okay, I know I’ve told you that I’ve got my laptop already, but I haven’t told you the name of it or very many specs on it. So here it goes:

My laptop is an Acer Aspire 5100 ACA AS5100-3357. It is equipped with Windows Vista Home Premium, it has a 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 processor (one of the reviews of circuitcity.com said that it came with a 32-bit Windows Vista operating system, but since the CPU is an x64 processor, it should be running a 64-bit version). It also has a HUGE hard drive of 120 GB, and I still have 32 GB left! It has 1 GB of DDR2 memory, just enough to run the “Aero” interface in Vista. It also has 512 MB of video memory, plenty to run the Aero interface. It has an ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 GPU. I highly recommend this laptop for starters!





I finally got my very own laptop!

12 04 2007

Hello Everyone,

I now have my very own laptop computer! It even has Windows Vista Home Premium, and I can use Aero! In Vista Basic, you can’t have Aero.

I bought an Acer Aspire 5100. It was $569.99 at Circuit City after rebates.  I absolutely love it! I like the option of a Gadget Bar on the side of your laptop. It will give you the time, the date, a little notepad, and much more. I highly recommend buying a laptop with Vista!





Acer Aspire 5102WLMi

31 03 2007

This is a pretty cool laptop. It has an AMD Turion 64 processor. It’s also Windows Vista Capable, but it’s installed with Windows XP Media Center Edition. It has a HUGE hard drive of 120 GB. It has a maximum of 3 hours of battery life. For more info, visit compusa.com and do a keyword search for Acer Aspire 5102WLMi.





A Really Sleek Laptop

19 03 2007

This laptop is super sleek. It is the Compaq V6205NR. It has an AMD Turion 64 processor, which I’ve heard is very capable of mobility. It is also pre-loaded with Windows Vista Home Premium.  It also has a huge 80 GB hard drive.  It is $749.99 at BestBuy.com.