While some sectors of tech were reliving theyears 2001 through 2003, the world of laptops soldiered on, driven by the harsh master that is Moore's law. Intel's 45-nanometer Penryn chips crept into several laptops, including the and two Acer Aspires. Meanwhile, Best Buy is currently showing a --we'll let you connect the dots.
In other component news, Nvidia was met with yawns when it revealed the specs for two mainstream notebook video cards. A supersecret start-up called Montalvo Systems just might be on the verge of shaking up the processor market. And are reportedly on their way (for the impatient or the merely cheap, NotebookReview has published a tutorial on making your own solid-state drive).
One laptop that's going to use a solid-state drive? The Lenovo ThinkPad X300. This week saw confirmation that the 13.3-inch ultraportable BusinessWeek cover story on the X300, but to that we say: "BusinessWeek, SchmusinessWeek. Hook us up!", though the company canceled the meeting in which we were supposed to receive our review unit. We think it had something to do with the
Review units we did get our hands on this week included the
Elsewhere in the news, the small, cheap Everex Cloudbook; PC Magazine took a look at the subscription-based Everex Zonbu; and caffeine addicts will now look to AT&T instead of T-Mobile for Wi-Fi at Starbucks.; we ; Laptop magazine got their mitts on
Finally, a woman in Washington, D.C. has put a price on the value of her laptop, which was lost by Best Buy after she turned it in for repairs: $54 million.
Have a great weekend!