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Apple MacBook Air

Apple MacBook AirHere is a laptop that does not need any introduction. While there are already many people dissing the Apple MacBook Air because of all the hardware it lacks, I think it is a great alternative for those who would like something more powerful than a UMPC but does not what something too clunky like a traditional laptop.

Here are the specs:
- 0.4 -1.94 x 32.5 x 22.7 cm
- Weighs 3 pounds
- 1.6 GHz or 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- 4MB on-chip shared L2 cache
- 800MHz frontside bus
- 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
- 80GB 4200-rpm Parallel ATA hard disk
- 64GB solid-state drive
- 13.3-inch glossy widescreen TFT LED backlit display
- Micro-DVI adapter to DVI, VGA, Composite, or S-Video
- Intel GMA X3100 graphics processor with 144MB of DDR2 SDRAM shared memory
- Built-in iSight camera
- Solid-state trackpad with multi-touch gesture support
- Built-in full-size keyboard with backlit
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/draft-n
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
- 1x USB 2.0 port (up to 480 Mbps)
- 1x audio out port
- Built-in mono speaker
- Built-in omnidirectional microphone
- 5 hours wireless use per charge

I currently use a HP laptop with tons of hardware and features, but I have it hooked up to a large external hard drive and hardly ever use it for anything intense. Therefore the MacBook would be perfect for me. Enough memory to run the system and I just need a four-port USB extender (keyboard, mouse, hard drive, 1 extra open port). Too bad this thing cost between $1800.00 USD to $3500.00 USD, and of course I would have to get the SSD one.

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Everex CloudBook CE1200V

Everex CloudBook CE1200VIt did not take long for someone to try and take some market share from the popular Asus EEE PC. The Everex CloudBook CE1200V will soon be available and where else but Wal-Mart.

Here are the specs:
- 1.2GHz VIA C7-M Processor ULV
- 512MB DDR2 SDRAM
- 30GB Hard Disk Drive
- 7-inch WVGA TFT Display
- VIA UniChrome Pro IGP Graphics
- VIA High-Definition Audio
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
- 10/100 Ethernet Port
- DVI-I Port
- USB 2.0 Ports
- 4-in1 Media Card Reader
- 1.3MP Webcam
- Headphone/Line-Out Port
- Microphone/Line-In Port
- Set of Stereo Speaker
- Touchpad
- 2 pounds
- 5 hours of battery life

The CloudBook will come with Mozilla Firefox, Gmail, Meebo, Skype, Wikipedia, GIMP, Blogger, YouTube, Xing Movie Player, RythemBox, Faqly, Facebook and OpenOffice.org 2.3. Everything you need right out of the box. It will run about $400.00 USD when it will be on the shelf at Wal-Mart by the end of this month.

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Asus U2

Asus U2ASUSTek introduced their new addition to the U series. Of course with anything that is newer, the U2 is sexier, sleeker, and tougher. Here is what the press release has to say: “The U2 is designed and crafted to the highest levels of luxury, a bona fide lifestyle accessory that is yet infinitely useful and versatile. The luxury feast extends to the very chassis itself. A unity of form and function, screen and keyboard are joined seamlessly at the polished plated hinge whose design is inspired by that of luxury cufflinks. Hand polished stainless steel frame and copper etch detailing exist in sublime harmony with premium leather, creating an interplay of warmth and cool high-tech aesthetic that mirrors the principle of perfection attained from visual and tactile balance. ”

Here are the specs:
- Intel Centrino Processor Technology
- Intel Core Duo Processor ULV U7500
- Mobile Intel GM965 Express Chipset
- Intel Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- 11.1-inch WXGA 1366 x 768 LED backlight
- 80G/100G/120G PATA 1.8-inch 4200rpm HDD, 32G SSD
- 2 SO-Dimm socket for expansion up to 4096MB, DDRII-667 DRAM support
- 3x USB, 1x VGA, 1x LAN, 1x Phone, 1x micro-DVI
- 27.7 x 19.4 x 2.49-2.9 cm, 1.25kg with SSD, 1.28kg with HDD

One of the disappointing things about the U2 is that it only has a 4200rpm, which is low for a high-end laptop.

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BenQ Joybook Q41

BenQ Joybook Q41BenQ shows off its latest slideshow-equipped laptop, the Joybook Q41. With a clean black finish and a brush metal on the inside, this baby has fashion, style, and a window.

The press release said that it is “equipped with 14.1” UltraVivid widescreen, a 2.5” auxiliary display, Intel Core2 Duo processor and Microsoft Windows Vista operating system, the Joybook Q41 is designed for forward-thinkers with exquisite tastes. The Joybook Q41 keeps your favorite music, treasured photos, fun games, and updated information available on its 2.5” auxiliary display. The Joybook Q41 is the first laptop to offer VoIP function directly from the auxiliary display. Users can dial directly from the auxiliary display to be instantly in touch with friends and colleagues. As a new class of laptops, the Joybook Q41 is designed to fulfill all of your needs conveniently.”

Design-wise, the Q41 is “inspired by glass curtain walls of skyscrapers, the Joybook Q41 is designed with a glossy belt for its 2.5” auxiliary display and a red operation-key-lighting that adds a sense of fashion.”

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Pixel Lab Ripple Note PLK670

Pixel Lab Ripple Note PLK670A sweet looking, 17-inch gaming laptop has hit the news from Pixel Lab. The Ripple Note PLK570 has a sleek and sexy look, yet is powerful enough to whip any game’s butt.

Here are the specs:
- 17-inch LCD screen
- 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
- 160GB 7,200RPM SATA drive
- 4GB of DDR2 RAM
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth and multi-card reader
- DVI and S-Video outputs

The PLK570 will probably stay in Korea, but do not be too sad. The price of this thing will keep most of you from buying it anyway. This game machine will run around $2,500.00 USD to start.

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