Given the Democratic and Republican conventions and the Labor Day holiday stealing everyone's attention, I expected this week to be a quiet one when it came to product announcements. But those distractions really only apply to folks in the States, and overseas manufacturers pushed out plenty of new laptop models to keep us busy.
Samsung threw down a challenge to the MacBook Air by announcing the 13-inch, 2.8-pound . MSI came out with three new laptop models, the 14-inch VR440 and GX400, and the 17-inch GX720. Asus announced the G50V and G71V, gaming systems built on Core 2 Extreme processors and Nvidia GeForce 9700M GT graphics. And Fujitsu promised a 2.2-pound M1010 Netbook with an 8.9-inch wide-screen display, though it might be available only in the Asia Pacific region.
This week also saw rumors of two laptops in a new line, and an reignited rumors of a Mac tablet. Also, several sites pointed to an that would ditch the Eee PC name, but there's no final word on pricing, specs, or availability.
At CNET HQ this week, we celebrated the one Brazilian school.and took at Dell's new Latitude design. We got the skinny on an , some designed for emerging markets, and how the Intel Classmate PC is being used in
In Reviews, we saw two laptops from Fujitsu: the
Also worth reading over the long weekend: Intel has stop the trend toward 16:9 laptop screens.and tasked it with developing a Linux software stack for Intel's Atom processors; Iogear has two new laptop accessories out: a that lets you transfer files between computers and a for streaming PC content to an alternate display; and PC Magazine's Lance Ulanoff wishes manufacturers would
Finally, if you're wondering what that smell is, it's my.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!