By Lisa Johnston
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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.
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.
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.
Lenovo started shipping its latest notebook today, the ThinkPad X300.
The ultra-portable X300 has a $2,799 suggested retail and features a 64GB solid-state drive (SSD) and a 7mm-thick DVD burner. The unit itself is made of carbon and glass fiber and weighs 2.9 pounds.
Toshiba's Storage Device Division has introduced dual-format DVD burners for the desktop and notebook computer markets.
Toshiba has offered dual-format DVD burners in its Satellite notebook line, but these are its first aftermarket dual-format drives.
Hewlett-Packard will attempt to replace the refrigerator as a home's primary message center with the introduction of the TouchSmart PC.
The company is also unveiling its first thin and light notebook computer and a home server at the show.