By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
San Diego — Sony will break the size barrier for ultra-portable notebook computers with the introduction of the Vaio U750 next month. The company describes the unit as a “pocketable” computer. With its 5-inch display and 1-pound weight it is more PDA-like in size than a notebook computer, but the U750 uses a 1.1GHZ Pentium M processor and features a 20GB hard drive, 512MB of memory, integrated Wi-Fi and a foldout keyboard. The unit's suggested retail price is $2,000.
Calgary, Alberta — VoodooPC today rolled out the Envy M:790 gaming notebook, its first to use upgradeable PCI Express Graphics. The 790, $4,500 suggested retail, has 256MB Nvidia Geforce 6800 Go, 4GB of DDR 2 memory, a 17-inch display, 8X DVD+-RW dual-layer DVD writer, and it is powered by an Intel Pentium 4 775 processor with 1GB of cache. PCI Express Graphics has twice the bandwidth of the older Advanced Graphics Port (AGP) technology, which allows for improved gaming performance.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.