Acer have unveiled a new range of business ultraportables, the Acer TravelMate Timeline series. Ranging in size from 13.3 through 14.1 to 15.6-inches, and in price from $899 to $999, all of the TravelMate models use Intel's Core 2 Duo processors, up to 4GB of memory and Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics.
AOpen have outed their latest nettop, but whereas we're used to apologetic Atom processors holding us back, the AOpen XC Mini GP7A-HD takes regular Core 2 Duo CPUs instead. The barebones kit also packs NVIDIA's Ion graphics chipset, which adds up to Full HD performance and a machine that could actually do a little gaming on your big-screen TV.
Otherwise there's a DVD burner, two DDR3 memory slots (4GB max, though it's unclear if that's per-slot or overall) and a 2.5-inch HDD bay. Connectivity includes HDMI and VGA outputs (which will work simultaneously), together with gigabit ethernet, six USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, audio in/out and a 6-in-1 memory card reader. There's no standard wireless connection, but two empty PCI Express Mini Card slots inside are enough for both a WiFi b/g/n card and a TV tuner if you should so wish.
From a skinny whippet of an ultraportable to an altogether chunkier model, BFG's Deimos X-10 SLI Gaming Notebook doesn't particularly lend itself to narrow tote bags but if you want to do some serious gaming while on the move then this is your beast. The Deimos X-10 packs an 18.4-inch 16:9 1920 x 1080 display and can be built with dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M 1GB graphics card in an SLI setup.
ASUS's Eee Top ET2002T and ET2203T all-in-one nettops may have been confirmed for the US since August, but it's taken the company a little while longer to discuss plants for them in the UK. Now seems as good a time as any to revisit what you get from either a 20- or 21.6-inch nettop, based on Intel's Atom dual-core 330 in the case of the smaller machine, or a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo chips in the larger.
As well as the somewhat VAIO-esque Mini 5101 netbook they announced this morning, HP have also got a new ProBook full-sized notebook for you to consider. The HP ProBook 4310s has a 13.3-inch display and the same styling as the rest of the S-series the company announced back in April; there's also optional Gobi WWAN mobile broadband, DDR3 memory and a full-sized keyboard.
Intel have announced three new Core 2 Duo processors, as well as an ultra-low voltage (ULV) chip and new GS40 Express Chipset. The three new Core 2 Duo chips are the T9900, P9700 and P8800, topping out at 3.06Ghz with 6MB of L2 cache and a 1,066MHz FSB.
Dell have officially launched their latest 15-inch notebook, the Dell Studio 15. Outfitted with a 15.6-inch 720p-capable 1366 x 768 LED backlit display, the Studio 15 has its choice of Core 2 Duo processors, together with ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 graphics and optional Blu-ray.
Intel are preparing two new Core i7 CPUs for launch in May, according to a new roadmap for the chipmaker. The Intel Core i7-975 3.33Ghz and Core i7-950 3.06GHz will replace the existing 3.2GHz and 2.93GHz chips, priced at $999 and $562 respectively when bought in bulk.
Averatec have announced pricing and specifications for their 18.4-inch and 22-inch All-In-One desktop PCs. The 18.4-inch model, shown here, has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM (2GB maximum), a 2.5-inch 160GB 5,400rpm HDD and DVD burner. There's also five USB 2.0 ports, ethernet, WiFi b/g, a VGA output and integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam, plus an optional wireless keyboard.
CoolIT is launching the MTEC Docking Station for Intel Core 2 Extreme Mobile processor-based laptops today at IDF. This docking station is more than average, giving a 40 watt cooling boost to your laptop, resulting in a decrease in temperature by 10 degrees.