Archive for July, 2007

SlashGear Review: Gateway MT6839b Laptop

SlashGear Review: Gateway MT6839b Laptop

How long will it be until the desktop PC is, for mainstream customers at least, pronounced dead? It's been several years since sales of laptops exceeded their table-bound brethren, and ever since the numbers have increased and the places you can find notebooks for sale have grown more and more unusual.

Gateway are one manufacturer who have partly stepped outside of the usual retail channels with their range. Their UK arm were good enough to send me an MT6839b - a model currently sold in this country's leading supermarket retailer Tesco - but equivalents of which can be found in other channels too. With a MRSP of £599 ($1,220 at today's awful exchange rate) it's a good example of an entry-point machine for families and students.

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LG R200 12.1-inch Santa Rosa notebook

LG R200 12.1-inch Santa Rosa notebook

LG unveiled its new Santa Rosa based ultra portable notebook called R200. It is using 12.1-inch screen with black and white gloss finish chassis. The R200 features Intel Core 2 Duo 7300 processor clocked at 2.0Ghz with Intel 965 chipset. It sports 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless with 1.0GB turbo memory.

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CES badges to have embedded RFID tag

CES badges to have embedded RFID tag

I just signed up for CES 2008 today and noticed something rather interesting. It looks like the registration badges will have an embedded RFID tag. According to the website the tag won't contain any personal information, rather it will only have your ID number.

If you're paranoid about Big Brother tracking your every move at the event (that is if you're planning on attending) you do have the option of checking a box to not have one in your badge. I'm going to have one in mine, I doubt that we'll actually even notice that anything is going on with it, as it's just going to track overall info for the show management.

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