HP's fast fashion, Linux wins and losses: The week in laptops
HP grabs headlines with lengthy battery life, slim notebooks, and a high-fashion collaboration. Plus, Linux loses ThinkPads, gains a Netbook. It's the week in laptops!
This week, your Intrepid Editor returns from vacation, just in time to catch a Hewlett-Packard laptop-news trifecta. First, the company announced that it had achieved a mobile-computing milestone by getting the HP EliteBook 6930p to. Then came word that to customers. And finally, the company brought a bit of geekiness to New York's Fashion Week when a hit the runways.
Sony also initiated a multipronged attack on the headlines this week, first with its 18.4-inch media laptop, the, followed by on Friday.
Meanwhile, Lenovo dealt Linux fans a blow when itthe OS as a preinstall option for its ThinkPads, IdeaPads, ThinkCenters, and IdeaCenters. But Linux had a win as well: the gang at CNET Asia found a from Chinese manufacturer HiVision with components that aren't likely to run any OS but Linux.
This week's rumor mill churned up news of a will hit the market in the third quarter of 2009; and .that just might hit the States; reports that Intel's next-generation Atom processor, codenamed Pineview,
In other news, Asus released a 15-inch gaming laptop, the; we admired the wooden ; and the $849 Asus N10 has us wondering: .
And finally, watch what you surf in seat 12C: Flight attendants and management of theAmerican Airlines are debating whether they should to keep passengers from accessing "inappropriate" sites (read: porn).
Have a great weekend!