San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
New York – Lenovo has introduced and started shipping the latest additions to its IdeaPad S-series laptops.
The IdeaPad S300, S400 and S405 are powered by Intel Core i3 and Core i5 processors, with the S405 being equipped with an AMD A8 quad-core processor. Starting price for all models is $499.
Each has up to 500GB of storage, and the S405 is capable of handling 1TB. The S400 models can also be configured with 32GB of solid-state cache to speed performance.
New York – Toshiba is ready for the launch of Windows 8 with five new laptops, including a convertible model, and an upgraded all-in-one PC.
All models will be available on Oct. 26 when Windows 8 becomes available.
The flagship model is the Satellite U925t Ultrabook convertible. This model uses a sliding mechanism to flip the device from notebook to tablet mode, said Toshiba's Young Bae, product marketing manager, digital products division.
Pricing has not been set, but Bae said it will be in the $1,000 range.
New York – Hewlett-Packard began rolling out its Windows 8 products today with the introduction of the HP Envy X2 hybrid PC.
The X2 is a Windows 8 tablet paired with a combination docking station/keyboard. HP said this configuration will allow users to both consumer and create content.
The X2 is expected to ship in time for the holiday selling season, and pricing will be announced closer to the ship date, the company said.
Port Washington, N.Y. – While viewing online content has risen in popularity, most people prefer to do so via a computer despite the penetration of Internet connected TVs.
Although using a TV for this activity is growing, particularly in countries where the domestic broadcast content is found wanting.
Systemax added four notebook models earlier this month featuring the Intel Santa Rosa chipset, which has embedded 802.11n Wi-Fi capability.
The Intel Santa Rosa chipset boosts networking range and offers Turbo Memory. This feature is used by Microsoft's Vista operating system to improve the unit's start up time and overall performance by increasing the capability of the existing RAM, the company said.
Notebook maker Averatec has launched its 4100 series of thin and light laptops based on AMD's Turion 64 mobile processor.
The 4100 series, which weighs in at 4.7-pounds and is 1-inch thin, is available immediately from Best Buy, Circuit City and Costco with a $1,099 street price.
Dell has begun shipping its Inspiron 1525 laptop with an optional Blu-ray Disc drive at suggested retails starting at $879.
The laptop features 15.4-inch high-definition wide-aspect display with 720p resolution. It includes an HDMI port for connectivity to high resolution displays and HDTVs.
SAN FRANCISCO -Apple concentrated on beefing up its high-end G4 Power Mac desktops and PowerBook notebook computers and announced a firm ship date for Mac OS X, at Macworld earlier this month.
The primary improvements to the four-unit Power Mac line are the addition of Apple's 733MHz G4 processor and including CD-RW drives with all units, which will ship next month.