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Samsung lightens your laptop load with these magnesium PCs

The Samsung Notebook 9 looks like a great pick for buyers seeking style and portability

By January 5, 2016


Inside Bose's secret research lab

Bose has always taken great pride in its technical innovations and the quality of its products. But new CEO Bob Maresca is betting on a new approach to get Bose to the next level: telling people what this secretive company is all about.

By February 3, 2016


LG to slash CO2 emissions with eco-magnesium

LG will replace conventional magnesium in its mobile phones to a more environmentally friendly magnesium alloy, effectively reducing CO2 emissions by 4kg per handset.

By December 6, 2010


Researchers unveil ultra-thin electronics that dissolve in body

The technology, which relies on silicon and magnesium oxide-based components, could reduce the need to pass or surgically remove tiny medical implants.

By September 27, 2012


Microsoft debuts 'Surface' for tablet crowd

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Steven Sinofsky announce a line of tablet devices at press event in Los Angeles Monday. The Surface tablets, running Windows 8, feature 10.6-inch touch screens wrapped in a magnesium case. They also feature a magnetically-attached, 3mm-thick Touch Cover that folds down and functions as a full touch-screen keyboard.

June 19, 2012


Hands on with Sony's new Vaio SE 15-inch laptop

This sleek slab of aluminium/magnesium has a slice battery, plus some special extras for business types.

By August 31, 2011


Sony jumps into the 13-inch ULV laptop crowd with the Vaio Y series

Sony's new Vaio Y series is 1.2-inches thick and weighs around 4.2 pounds making it plenty thin but also a bit on the heavy side for a thin 13-inch laptop. In part that's because of the magnesium chassis that adds a nice durable feel.

By January 6, 2010


Systemax launches "ruggedized" laptop

Despite its tough name, the Assault is not built to military specifications. In fact, many of its features--a magnesium alloy case, antishock design, and a spill-resistant keyboard and touch pad--can be found on corporate models from Dell and Lenovo.

By August 29, 2007


Lenovo announces new wide-screen ThinkPads

Among other features, the new notebooks will use a magnesium alloy frame to help the devices recover in case they're dropped.

By September 13, 2005


Short Take: Compaq introduces 4.2-pound projector

Compaq today unveiled a new portable MP100 projector, essentially creating the new "microportable" market category in the projector market. The MP1600 is 175 cubic inches and 4.2 pounds, three pounds lighter than most competing projectors. Its is eight inches tall, nine inches long and three inches wide and composed of a magnesium alloy. The projector is designed for mobile professionals who must conduct meetings and presentations on the road.

June 21, 1999