Back in March, HP had unleashed their dv7 line of 15.6-inch notebooks that featured Intel's new Sandy Bridge series processors. Today, HP has begun shipments of another series of notebooks with the latest Sandy Bridge chip. The HP Pavilion dm4x is a 14-inch notebook ready to ship now starting at $730.
Micron has outed its latest RealSSD range of solid-state drive memory, built using 25nm NAND flash and squeezing from 64GB to 512GB into 1.8- and 2.5-inch form-factors. Connectivity is via the SATA 6Gb/s interface, and Micron is claiming impressive 415 MB/s read rates and up to 260 MB/s write rates; that's 17-20-percent faster than the fastest Micron C300 drive.
Remember the bizarre HM4 Thunderbolt teaser that high-end watch manufacturer MB&F showed us last month? The company has come clean with the final, official product, and as wrist-watches go this is certainly unusual. Three years in the making, the MB&F HM4 Thunderbolt is based around the indecently complex HM4 engine and has dual dials - one for the time, one a power indicator - which the company reckon adds up to relative simplicity. Of course, when your casing resembles a crash between a jet engine and an Italian espresso machine (with a little H.R. Geiger in there for good measure) "simplicity" probably isn't the first description most people would reach for.
Unusual timepiece specialists MB&F haven't been resting on their laurels since unveiling the, ahem, bustyHM3 Frog watch; instead they've been cooking up something even more bizarre. The company's new Horological Machine No4 THUNDERBOLT is based on the distinctive HM4 engine MB&F outed at the Basel Fair back in March (which you can see after the cut), and now they're teasing the first profile shot of the new timepiece.
HP's latest Pavilion and ENVY notebooks have arrived for sale, with the ENVY 17 kicking off at at $1,399.99. The Pavilion dm4, meanwhile, starts at $729.99, while the dv5 starts at $799.99 and the dv6 at $699.99. Finally the Pavilion dv7 begins at $849.99.
The rest of HP's new notebook range may not be quite as eye-catching as the ENVY 14 and ENVY 17, but there are still some gems in the line-up. The company have partnered with both AMD and Intel for their new Pavilion dm4, dv5, dv6 and dv7 consumer notebooks, together with the ProBook S-Series and B-Series of business-focused machines. We went hands-on will all of them - including the optional-multitouch dv6 - so check out more details and first-impressions after the cut.
Asus is one of the biggest makers of computer hardware and the company has a full line of mainboards that run the gamut from high-end gamer and enthusiast boards to cheap offerings for mainstream users. The AMD Phenom II X6 6-core CPU has gone official now along with the AMF 890FX chipset.
Sanyo has been in the projector business for a while and makes a number of cameras and other devices. The latest projectors from Sanyo have been unveiled and both projectors can be had with optional power zoom lenses.
ASUS have already thrown AMD Phenom II X6 support into their M4-series of motherboards, and now the company have thrown another tidbit into the mixture: IEEE 802.3az. In case you're not familiar with the latest acronym, that's Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and it promises to cut power consumption by up to 81.3-percent during periods of low network activity.
If you're in the market for a beastly mobile workstation then Dell have you covered; the Dell Precision M4500 has finally gone up for sale, complete with a choice of dualcore Core i5 or i7 CPUs or Intel's quadcore Core i7 chips. Either one or two hard-drives can be specified (either up to 500GB HDD or 256GB SSD) and a choice of NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M or FX1800M graphics.