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Psystar Back Up! Mac clone now called Open Computer instead of OpenMac

Psystar Back Up! Mac clone now called Open Computer instead of OpenMac

A simple name change has Psystar back on their feet selling their cheap desktop computers that are configurable with OS X on them. They’ve also added a new computer to their lineup, the OpenPRO which is available with a lot better case, comes standard with an 8000 series GeForce card and a 10k RPM HDD as well as a couple gigs of RAM.

Dell Vostro lineup grows with the new 1310, 1510, and 1710 notebooks

Dell Vostro lineup grows with the new 1310, 1510, and 1710 notebooks

The Dell Vostro line of notebooks and desktops were targeted at small business users, as such they’ve collected the feedback from some of their Vostro customers and made some changes. First they thinned up all of the models, it was at the cost of a bit of ruggedness, but now the notebooks are a lot thinner.

Then they added some little features that make a big difference including adopting the touch sensitive LED backlit keys of some of the XPS systems. The notebooks are now noticeable thinner and lighter and have some other features that road warriors are likely to appreciate, but they still maintain the same low price and they come crap-ware free.

Psystar Claiming $399 Mac Clone – how to do what Apple does for less

Psystar Claiming $399 Mac Clone – how to do what Apple does for less

This may already be a non-issue as their site is already down, however the company was apparently cranking out computers with 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors, 250GB HDDs, 2GB of RAM, a DVD burner, and Mac OS X Leopard. For some extra money you could have reportedly gotten FireWire and an NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT added to that list.

Toshiba Portege R500-12Q – it has a 128GB SSD!

Toshiba Portege R500-12Q – it has a 128GB SSD!

This notebook has a 12.1-inch screen that is LED backlit, a Core 2 Duo ULV U7700 processor, a couple gigs of RAM, a DL-DVD-RW drive, and then the 128GB SSD drive. This might actually be one of the most energy efficient notebooks there is that still maintains a respectable about of storage space.

I mean, sure the ULV processor, LED backlit display, and SSD drive will help keep the battery life up, but they also combine to help keep the price up. There wasn’t one listed on any of the sites, and apparently this particular model can only be found on a few of Toshiba’s international sites right now, but I can guarantee it’s going to cost you a pretty penny.

Toshiba Dynabook SS RX1 – gives notebooks everywhere a bad name

Toshiba Dynabook SS RX1 – gives notebooks everywhere a bad name

They added a 128GB SSD and CDMA to this notebook. You won't be able to get both CDMA and SSD on this machine - The CDMA equipped unit comes with an 80GB HDD, not the 128GB SSD.

Asus EcoBook – get wood

Asus EcoBook – get wood

Apparently this notebook is part of some sort of new green initiative over at Asus and is made from bamboo. I must say myself, it looks simply amazing.

Asus ARES CG6150 Gaming Desktop – looks like a fragging good time

Asus ARES CG6150 Gaming Desktop – looks like a fragging good time

Its big, its black, and it lights up red and its made by ASUS. ASUS is a company known for making some of the best and most dependable components and with their reach covering motherboards, soundcards, cases, power supplies, and video cards, its no surprise they took the next logical steps and made their own desktop.

XPS 630 finally released

XPS 630 finally released

It has your choice of SLI or CrossFire as well as your choice of Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Extreme. It runs on the nForce 650i SLI chipset based board and can hold up to 4GB of DDR2.

Dell Inspiron 1420, 1520, and 1720 can now be configured and purchased with Penryn Inside

Dell Inspiron 1420, 1520, and 1720 can now be configured and purchased with Penryn Inside

Each of those numbers correspond mainly to the available screen sizes with the 1420 having a 14.1-inch screen, the 1520 having a 15.4” screen, and the 1720 having a 17-inch screen. The 1420 and 1520 will now have the T8300 Penryn chip running at 2.4GHz as an option.

Dell Inspiron 1525 coming to Australia

Dell Inspiron 1525 coming to Australia

Here in the US we merely have rumblings of such a new system being brought to us, with no official announcement, and Dell is based here. But in Australia they actually have the new Dell notebook up for pre-order, what gives?

Intel is bringing Penryn processors to the mobile market come January 6th

Intel is bringing Penryn processors to the mobile market come January 6th

Almost a month to the day from now, Intel will be unleashing their first mobile processors based on the 45nm process. The models will include the Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, T8300, T9300, T9500, and the Core 2 Extreme X9000 chips.

The slowest, the T8100, will run at 2.1GHz and the T8300 will run at 2.4GHz, both will have 3MB of L2 cache and will cost $209 and $241. The T9300 will run at 2.5GHz and the T9500 will run at 2.6GHz, the T9300 and T9500 will both be sporting 6MB of L2 cache.

Dell XPS M1530 – Thin and quite attractive

Dell XPS M1530 – Thin and quite attractive

Imagine the XPS M1330, but about 2 inches larger in the diagonal, that’s pretty much what this laptop is. It has nVidia graphics, but to 256MB video ram, and the option for a Blu-Ray drive and HDMI out. It has Bluetooth, and WiFi N.

It offers up dual core processors from Intel, a card reader, a slim remote that stows away in the ExpressCard slot, HD display choices to get the most out of your media, a 2MP web cam, a fingerprint scanner, and low-pro optical drives featuring either Blu-Ray or a DVD-burner. You get your choice of 3 colors, Crimson Red, Tuxedo Black, or Alpine White too.

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