Unveiled late last month at the IFA global consumer electronics show, the Samsung Series 7 line of slim and light notebooks is all set to go on sale on October 2. But you can pre-order one of the laptops right now from Best Buy. The laptop in question is a 15.6-incher with a Core i7-2675QM Processor (2.20 GHz, 6 MB [L3]). Hit the jump for more.
In a typically detailed post on the Building Windows 8 blog Monday, the Windows 8 team underlined the advantage of using a Windows Live ID to sign into different Windows devices. According to Katie Frigon, the group program manager of the You-Centered Experience team at MS, doing so will let users have “a truly personal experience that seamlessly bridges their online and offline tasks, is simpler to set up and use, and persists across their set of Windows 8 PCs.” Hit the jump for more.
The PC community has already begun rallying around Gordon’s impassioned “Post PC My Ass” blog post from last week. Galvanized by his trenchant outburst against all the silly post-PC era talk out there, Michael Dell recently rubbished the whole idea of the still ubiquitous PC being on its deathbed in an interview with the Financial Times. However, for some odd reason, Mr Dell neither said what inspired his latest comments - which we strongly believe to be our Senior Editor’s highly affecting piece - nor leave any hints to that effect. Hit the jump for more on this.
ViewSonic tells us its new 24-inch LED monitor (VX2451MHP-LED) is designed to compliment an Apple Mac environment, but is also appropriate "for those who appreciate good design and want something different." What's different about this display is its all white frame and stand complimented by an ultra-slim body that measures just a hair over 1.4 inches (3.6 centimeters if you want to be all metric about it).
Hewlett Packard wants to rid itself of its pesky PC business so it can focus all of its efforts on webOS hardware printers, software, and cloud computing, but only if the price is right. Should HP instead decide to spin off its Personal Systems Group (PSG), company chairman Ray Lane says he'll lobby for the separate enterprise to retain the HP brand. It's even possible HP will ultimately decide to keep its PC business.
Lenovo stopped just shy of declaring war on Dell in a recent public press statement declaring its intention to "surpass Dell in sales by year end and become number 2 in worldwide PC sales." There's still time left for Lenovo to make good on its prediction, but in the here and now, the OEM will have to settle for third place.
If the Thermaltake Level 10 GT wasn’t visually striking enough for you, the just announced Snow Edition could be perfect. Good build quality, unique looks, and now glossy white paint makes this case a builder’s dream. But get your credit card in hand before you get your heart set on it.
As PC users, we're so used to hearing sirens warn that the sky is falling we barely notice the noise anymore. Part of the reason for that is because even when things are bad, they're still pretty good. That's again the case today as market research firm Gartner lowers its PC shipments forecast for 2011, but a closer examination of the numbers shows there's reason to remain confident in the state of PCs.
There have been conflicting reports about the price of the first few manifestations of Intel’s Ultrabook concept. Doubts persist about the ability and willingness of PC vendors to sell ultra-thin and light laptops with standard voltage processors for less than $1,000, as laid out by Intel in its Ultrabook manifesto. But price is not the only concern.