The preholiday, pre-CES season is upon us, which means lots of announcements and rumors but not necessarily any physical products. For example, Dell CTO Kevin Kettler took advantage of his stage time at Oracle OpenWorld to Asus was quick to deny such plans "at the moment." In other announcements, Panasonic launched , Asus got merry with an of its leather-lidded 14.1-inch laptop, and the OLPC project's limited-time-only Give One, Get One program ., which he said will ship in the next few months. Alienware confirmed that it will be announcing its redesigned Area-51 m15x and m17x laptops on Monday and sent along to whet our appetites. Deeper in the rumor mill we found as well as an , though
Also this week, we had a look at the 17-inch
Other stories of interest: Apple OSX on an Eee PC; we admired the ; and researchers are working on new ways to interact with laptops, including and . Finally, Lenovo's continuing to celebrate the ThinkPad's 15th anniversary with a video contest (in the U.S. and Canada); the winner receives a
Have a great weekend!