Many of you are probably familiar with Apple ads that bashes PC comically played out by two demi-popular actors, Justin Long and John Hodgman. Of course, Apple’s claim about PC’s Vista being a useless piece of cr*p is untrue. The most recent ads was PC showcasing his new line of therapeutic teas and bath salts while Vista crashes. FYI, I have been using Vista and my PC did not crash once since it was installed.
Anyway, remember the MacBook Air that Apple came out with several months back. How thin it is, and how sleek it could even fit into an envelope? Of course, it’s a product with many defects and bad designs. You need wifi to get online, there is not detachable battery, only three ports – USB, a highly selective Micro DVI and headphones. What happens when your battery dies on you? You cannot replace it with a new one but you would need to send it back to Apple, making you laptop-less for 3 weeks. So why pay a bomb for this when you can get the Samsung X360.
Here’s the good and bad from Gizmodo, which pretty much sums it up:
The Good: Ultra-thin, ultra-light, great quality, and good number of features, including expandability via Express Card and direct access to HDMI and flash cards (I can kill for this one). No compromises except the optical unit, which I can live without, like many other people, I suspect. The keyboard was comfortable, chiclet-style.
The Bad: The damn piano black finish. As a personal note, the fact that it can’t run Mac OS X (without modification) is the main drawback for me, as I think it’s what makes the MacBook the best notebooks in the market. However, this last “bad” won’t be bad at all for the largest part of the market, though.
Well, if Samsung could put the price at $1800, it would be the best option out there for thin laptops that is easily portable without the unnecessary frills but functional enough to knock the MacBook Air off it’s fanatical podium. Look it is even light enough for that petite girl to wave it around effortlessly while doing a commentary on it.
It won’t be long before Fujitsu comes out with something similar.
Are you a fan of Tokidoki? Well, if you are, you better go grab this limited edition of this mini, eco-friendly laptops from designer Simone Legno. The Tokidoki mini laptop is only available in Japan and through the Fujitsu site. Check it out here: Fujitsu’s Tokidoki Laptops. While browsing the site, do check out the paintings the designer drew for the Sichuan earthquake called This is for the Children of Sichuan. It’s a very emotional piece drawn to raise money for the victims in Sichuan, China.
The exterior shell of this Fujitsu laptop is really made out of wood. The cedar wood design notebook is part of Japan Design Innovation 2008 exhibiting at the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile in Milan, Italy.
I said before that the Macbook Air is a piece of plastic that is functionally dysfunctional here and here. Well, it’s true. Now that Lenovo has come out with an equally competitively thin notebook called the X300, MacBook Air can join the dumpsville where all gadgets live when they get replaced by man’s better inventions. The X300 weights lighter than a MacBook Air, for god’s sakes, and with better functionality too. The only reason anyone would wanna get a MacBook Air now is a lame ass mac-hippy.
The X300 has an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 64 GB solid state drive, and comes with Windows XP Professional. I like Vista but as all window’s OS comes, it will take time before they fix all the bugs and once that’s fix it’s usually sweet.
The Sony Vaio is pretty noteworthy. It is better than the MacBook Air in many, many ways not just because it’s a PC but because it actually contains functionality that makes sense. But that aside, this new Sony Vaio allows you to customize a design that suits your trend and express your lifestyle using the Graphic Splash Expression Collection . I’m always a go for stuff that expresses one’s individuality – i’d like to have a florally print on my laptop simply because i am a girl, please.
Check the link out up there, it is pretty cool. Prices for these new Sony Lappies are $1279 and up.
Remember that project about providing cheap computers so that every child in the world can afford one? Well, the OLPC program has not been successful so far with it’s cost rising up to $200 dollars per PC now. It’s quite disappointing since this is a program that is suppose to aid kids to be more technologically savvy and prepared for the world and definitely an embarrassment as well.
Frankly, I think what they need is someone to help them keep costs down. Right now, we can safely, unfortunately, predict that prices for these cheap computers can only go up. :/
The Toshiba Qosmio G45 is the FIRST laptop with a HDTV DVD burner in the world. After it’s early pre-order promotion in July 07 in Amazon, many have raved about it – of course, it’s always a novelty to own something that is first in the world. Besides being able to burn HDTV DVDs, the laptop has a 17″ screen, 2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 CPU, two 160GB HDD, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, Nvidia GeForce 8600M video card with 512MB and 2GB RAM (4 GB max), 1GB Intel Turbo Memory.
A Whooping $3199.99, but they can tell you that it’s ALL worth it, of course. :)
The LifeBook T2010 is one of the lightest wide screen laptop weighing just 3.52 pounds. The screen swivels too :) Overall, I thought the notebook doesn’t exactly have the wow-factor. The swiveling screen and light weight weight aside, it’s nothing new.
It has 9 hours of battery life, a spill resistant keyboard and slots for practically anything you need – flash cards, USBs, PC card etc.
The price for the LifeBook t2010 is $1599 and you can get yourself one today.
This laptop has been rumoured to be in the makes a while back – it got everyone talking and excited because of the blu-ray DVD player and other specs, which are not too bad at all. Of course, it is the blu-ray player that is the hype of it all but nonetheless, Fujitsu Lifebook N6460 is a pretty good deal.
It’s got a 17″ screen, 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7300 processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 graphics chipset, and a hard drive space to 500GB to go with the Blu-Ray insides. Whoopie. My lappie is a 17″ screen as well and it’s been serving me really well – widescreen wise. I think if you’re looking to buy widescreen never buy screensize lower than 15″. It’s really not comfortable when it’s too small.
Anyway, the Fujitsu Lifebook N6460 is now shipping to all points in US and the world, hopefully, in the next few months. :)
The noteLife Book is priced at $1800 for the basic model (aka without 500Gg space) and $.