New products from Fujitsu, Toshiba, and HP: The week in laptops
HP announces new Pavilions, Fujitsu introduces swappable lids, and whether you should sell you MacBook Air now. It's the week in laptops!
You know how some weeks you're churning along--going to meetings, putting out fires, and somehow tending your regular workload as well--and suddenly you look up and it's Friday afternoon? Yeah, that was this week at CNET Laptop HQ. So this digest will be in the form of a list, with witty commentary to return in seven days.
Products announced this week:
- HP's first 13-inch laptop, the ;
- the , which features a groovy swappable lid design;
- the very non-Satellite-y ;
- also from Toshiba, a available only in Japan (for now);
- LG's Netbook, the , which at the moment has no availability date;
- two new Special Edition Pavilions from HP; and
- from Targus.
In CNET Reviews this week:
HP Pavilion HDX18, an "impressive semiportable home theater";
- Lenovo's entry into the Netbook space, the
- a configuration of the
Dell Inspiron 1525that's available in retail stores;
- the business-oriented, 13-inch
Toshiba Satellite U400-S1001X;
ThinkPad SL400, which offers a low price without skimping on beloved ThinkPad features; and
- Mobile Edge's
ScanFast Backpack, to help you speed through airport security checkpoints.
Also worth reading:
- we look at two other ;
- why two nearly identical laptops can have a ;
- unboxing the oh-so-shiny Voodoo Envy 133;
- testing which low-power platform is the best; and
- wondering whether you should .
And finally, behold the blasphemy of Mac OS X running on a Dell Mini 9.
Have a great weekend!