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Toshiba is planning a broad expansion of its Satellite portable computer offerings with new models being added to all its consumer categories at International CES this week.
In the netbook category Toshiba is introducing the NB305, said Carrie Cowan, Toshiba's product marketing manager for consumer laptops.
The NB305 has Intel's N450 Atom processor, a 10.1-inch LED backlit display, 250GB hard drive and a 3G wireless option.
Netgear bowed two wireless-N routers here at International CES, in the Las Vegas Convention Center's South Hall 4, booth 36270MP.
The wireless-N router with DSL modem — Mobile Broadband edition, model number DGN2200M — is an 802.11n wireless router with dual Internet access options. Users have the option of connecting via its integrated DSL modem or with a high-speed cellular connection that can be established through a 3G, 4G or WiMax USB dongle.
Cisco CEO John Chambers' International CES talk was light on new products but long on vision as he predicted 90 percent of all Web traffic in the near future will be video-based, and that his company is preparing to make these video experiences as consumer friendly as possible.
Nvidia introduced a Tegra processor for what company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang called the latest computer category, tablet computers.
Despite the similarity in name between tablet computers and tablet PCs, the Nvidia powered devices are smaller, do not use a Windows platform and can deliver better performance then a netbook. They are intended for consumers who want a better computing experience than can now be delivered by a handheld device like an iPhone or BlackBerry, he said.
Stamford, Conn. - Gartner has again boosted is 2010 worldwide PC shipment forecast, with unit shipments expected to increase almost 20 percent.
Gartner expects 366.1 million units to ship this year, up from the 305.8 million units that shipped in 2009. Spending on PCs will rise 12.2 percent to $245 billion. The research firm's December 2009 prediction anticipated a 13.3 percent shipment increase. Spending was expecte Stamford, Conn. - Gartner has again boosted is 2010 worldwide PC shipment forecast, with unit shipments expected to increase almost 20 percent.
Lower average selling prices contributed to a 12.5 percent decline in back-to-school sales of CE and IT products, to $7.6 billion, despite a surge in notebook PC purchases.
The figures, compiled by market research firm The NPD Group through its weekly tracking service, cover the seven-week period from July 26 through Sept. 12.
Sony introduced last week a Vaio entertainment hub HD PC/TV and two new notebooks, including the Vaio X series that weighs in at 1.6 pounds.
The Vaio L Touch HD PC/TV is centered around a 24W-inch WUXGA resolution touchscreen panel that displays FullHD resolution. The unit will come in several configurations with a base price of $1,300.