Crave presents the week's laptop news, in digest form.
It was a big week for laptop components. Intel officially announced its second mobile Core 2 Extreme processor, the 2.8GHz Core 2 Extreme X7900. Rumors flew about new Intel processors for both the Santa Rosa and yet-to-be-released Montevina platforms, and our News.com team posted additional processor-related stories from the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University. News broke that both , with Toshiba's hard drives reaching 320GB in size. And Seagate announcedthat it, like, totally wants to release a solid-state drive--as soon as it can find a supplier of flash chips.
It was a big week for mobile gaming, too. Cleo, the OEM whose chassis houses that posted more detailson the forthcoming Dell XPS M1730, which reportedly will include the just-announced --the first of its kind for the mobile market. And over in Japan Mouse Computer released a 17-inch gamer, the Nextgear Note M700.we told you about last week, wants to emphasize that . Apparently no one told Xtreme Notebooks, who has promised us a review unit in the next few weeks. Engadget
In product news, rugged laptops grabbed a few headlines, first with the announcement of the built-to-military-spec and then with the regrettably named . We found out that Palm's Foleo laptop-thing has been delayed until late September or early October. And Asus, maker of the
If you're in the market for laptop accessories, check out the hands-on review of the Timbuk2 Hacker laptop bag.laptop stand or the $79 , which boosts your Wi-Fi reception up to 1,000 feet. Or head over to Gearlog for a
Elsewhere in the news this week: how to test your own network gear; CNET UK is ; and some dude in Germany built a desk out of discarded Itanium processors.; CNET Labs showed you
Have a great weekend!