Why not just call a 15-inch laptop a 15-inch laptop?
Contrary to industry marketing efforts on the whole, Dell is in the process of simplifying its Inspiron model numbering scheme. The Inspiron 1420 will become the Inspiron 14, and the Inspiron 1525 will do business as the Inspiron 15. A quick scan of Dell's Web site reveals instances of both new and old model numbers, though I'd expect the old four-digit model numbers to slowly disappear from the site.
This rebranding brings Dell's 14- and 15-inch consumer laptops in line with the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook … Read more
CNET News sister site TechRepublic runs a regular series called "Cracking Open" in which it takes a look inside a variety of gadgets. CNET News is publishing this excerpt of a photo gallery that examines the guts of this $8,000 Alienware Area 51 ALX, one of the company's flagship desktop computers.
Click on the image above to see more views, including the 1,200-watt power supply; four RAM sticks that make up the 4GB in the ALX system; and each of the 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 cards.
Motorola announced two new Bluetooth headsets Thursday, namely the Motorola Pure H15 and the Motorola H780.
The Pure H15 (code name Adonis) is the star of the show with a compact and lightweight design along with a flip boom mic, which we haven't seen in a lot of headsets. The flip also acts as a power switch of sorts--open it to talk and close it to conserve battery life. Even though both headsets come with CrystalTalk technology that enhances voice clarity, the H15 takes it a step further with background noise cancellation.
Both the H15 and the H780 have … Read more
The re-branded "LG15" production company Eqal, helmed by Greg Goodfried and Miles Beckett, unveiled LG15: The Resistance, a spin-off of the original Lonelygirl15 suspense-drama. It's their third series, after Lonelygirl15 and British derivative KateModern, which found a home on social network Bebo. The Resistance will have its "home" and surrounding community discussions at LG15.com, but it will be syndicated on MySpaceTV, Veoh, Hulu, … Read more
Really, one terabyte isn't enough? If so, you'll be pleased to know that your insatiable need for more digital storage has left Seagate no choice but to announce the world's first 1.5TB hard drive. The half-terabyte jump over previous highest capacity 1TB drives, Seagate is happy to point out, represents the largest jump in capacity in hard-drive history. The 3.5-inch Barracuda 7200.11 uses perpendicular magnetic recording, which squeezes more 1s and 0s per square inch than conventional drives, to pack 1.5TB of storage space over four platters. Seagate isn't sharing pricing details … Read more
It sure is hard to keep a secret in this industry. After leaks, leaks, and more leaks, Dell has officially announced the new Studio line of laptops, sitting somewhere between the budget Inspiron line and high-end XPS line.
The two new models are the Studio 15 and Studio 17, which as you might expect, are 15- and 17-inch laptops. They have a tapered design and big side hinge that is similar to the XPS M1530, although the Studio models curve the screen down at a sharper angle, while the XPS has a more rounded look.
You do give up the … Read more
The Area 51 m15x is one of the most powerful notebook computers TechRepublic's crew has had the pleasure of reviewing. So naturally, they couldn't resist cracking that puppy open.
Join TechRepublic's Mark Kaelin for a close encounter with Alienware's m15x as he dissects the boutique manufacturer's shiny, sleek notebook in this News.com gallery: Photos: Cracking open the Alienware Area 51 m15x