A company called Boston Power is showing off a battery at the Demo 2007 show today in Palm Desert California that they claim can charge to 80% in 30 minutes, be charged 1,000 times without reduction in storage capacity and is safe from the exploding issues seen this year in other Li-Ion batteries.
If you're looking for some extra external storage for your notebook you could go out and buy a ready made USB or FireWire external 100GB hard drive for around $200, or you could more cheaply and quite easily make your own portable external hard drive by buying an enclosure and "naked" hard drive and slapping them together for around $100. Furthermore, instead of chucking away that old 40GB notebook hard drive you just upgraded you can read this guide and see how to easily use it as an external hard drive for data backup.
It looks like Sony is going to be releasing a new media-centric notebook soon, the VAIO AR series laptop has shown up on a Canadian website for pre-order. The VAIO AR190 has a Blu-Ray optical drive, Core Duo processor, 17" widescreen, nVidia Go 7600 card, built-in TV tuner and 200GB of storage.
Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD) today announced retail availability of the Portege(R) M205 tablet PC notebook with improved wireless connectivity using Wi-Fi (802.11g) and increased storage capacity offering a standard 60GB hard disk drive. These are two new features added to the original Portege M205 announced in November 2003.
Dutch Philips Electronics says it has developed a new technology with Japan's Mitsubishi Kagaku Media that nearly doubles the storage capacity of data on recordable DVD discs.
Toshiba on Tuesday announced new optical drives for mobile computers and portable projectors with updated features. The company's storage device division, based in Irvine, Calif., said its new optical disk drives will provide higher media recording speeds for mobile computers.
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