Dave House, Clear-Cloud Network VP, was at Computex-PE last month and saw that most of the notebook at MSI's Computex booth, including the PR210,
RR210, GX610, GX710 and ER710 models, have AMD Turion 64x2 dual-core processors and ATI graphics chips. The GX710 and ER710
are high-end notebook with 17in display screens.
Most of the other notebook have 15.4in screens.
The company showed two laptops, the GX600 and GX700,
with Intel Centrino Duo processors and Nvidia graphics chips.
As a Mobile Computing Pro, you DO NOT need to know all the intricate details of these versions, only the terms.
MSI is still testing
HD optical drives, and will let users choose what kind of drive they want in their device, an MSI marketing manager told Clark
"Tell" Powers, (our CEO/founder).
Asustek has also produced notebook with HDMI
outputs. It is using only Intel and nVidia chips in its notebooks. The ASUS G1S comes with a 15.4in screen, an Intel Centrino
Duo processor and nVidia graphics chips, while the ASUS GS2 comes with the same chips and a 17in screen. They retail for $2,000
or less, depending on specifications, an Asustek official said.
As a Mobile Computing Pro, you'll get these off-lease
units for around $82 to $97 each, minimum batch required. We show you how, and where, later in these modules.
Below is a link to a video that shows you what is real HD (high definition) graphics/display on a notebook.
Most of Taiwan's other major PC makers,
including Foxconn and Giga-Byte Technology did not show laptops with HDMI slots.
Even though you
WILL NOT deal with Apple PCs or Mobile Computing Pro, it is helpful to "know what they are up to......."
May 14, 2009 (Computerworld) Apple
Inc. today unveiled new laptops that feature improved graphics and a larger all-glass track pad, but the company failed to
drop prices for its entry-level line as far as some analysts and bloggers had speculated.
Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division
of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced it's now shipping the new Satellite(R) P300 laptop series, a
stylishly designed, innovative desktop replacement that features Toshiba's all new brilliant Fusion(TM) finish with Horizon
pattern, while pushing the performance of Toshiba's laptops even higher.
Bonded within the Satellite P300 series chassis is
Toshiba's unique Fusion finish(TM) with Horizon design, a distinctive blend of appearance and texture. By embedding the design
directly into the laptop body the result is a visually stunning desktop replacement laptop. "Toshiba's desktop replacement
lines have always personified performance, power and usability," said Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital
Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "Now, with the introduction of the Satellite P300 with the
new Fusion finish, Toshiba has engineered a machine that is both elegant and powerful."
So when you acquire batches of the newer off-lease
units, they will have lesser known brand
names, but will have basically the same types of notebook specs!
To complement its sleek and modern look, the Satellite P300 series offers a slew of new and innovative features
that enhance the overall computing experience. A flush mounted touchpad rests seamlessly across the front of the palm rest
with a white LED light across the top to enhance the detail-oriented finish, while providing a slight texture change so users
can easily find the touchpad without looking away from the screen.
Innovative Sleep-and-Charge USB ports featured on the Satellite P300 series
allow for popular mobile devices such as MP3 players, mobile phones and PDAs to be charged whether the laptop is powered-on
A Webcam with facial recognition software provides
users with a unique and fun way to gain access to the laptop based on the user's face.
aware that many of the business people that you'll be selling to, as a Mobile Computing Pro, will demand that a webcam
is installed...and they want it to be a powerful webcam too!