News Bits: 10 Most Important Laptops, LG X-Note S900, New Logitech Notebook Stands

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The 10 most important laptops of all time

Which laptops defined the industry and pushed along the evolution of the mobile computer? This article on MSN.com lists ten laptops that have appeared since the first laptop came out 26 years ago.

The first true laptop was the Epson HX-20 in 1981 – it weighed 3.5 pounds and lasted 50 hours on one charge of its nickel cadmium battery. It only had a tiny monochrome display that displayed four lines of text at a time.

A much more modern machine in the article is the Clevo D900K (called the WidowPC Sting 917X2 in the article) – it had an AMD Athlon X2 processor and a 256MB graphics card. When the D900K debuted in 2005, top-end laptops had at most 128MB of graphics RAM so it was certainly a big step forward. Read the article to find out more!

LG to release X-Note S900 19" notebook

 

LG is about to release its S900 X-Note laptop with a 19" display, Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.0GHz, 1GB of RAM, wireless, a GeForce 8600M-GS graphics with 256MB of memory, and 320GB of hard drive space.

Wistron gets business notebook orders from Dell

Wistron has received some of Dell’s business notebook orders for next year, probably to the amount of several million units. Wistron will start producing them in Q3 this year most likely.

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CMO to increase LED notebook panel shipments by end of 2007

CMO has said that they will increase their shipments of LED-based notebook panels during the second half of this year; panel shipments are are expected to reach 100,000 units per month by the end of the year. Currently only a few thousand units are shipping each month. Currently CMO is shipping 15.4" LED panels and they plan to add a 13.3" version during the second half of this year.

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Logitech introduces new Alto notebook stands

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Logitech has introduced new Alto notebook stands, including the new Alto Connect and Alto Express which join the original Alto notebook stand introduced last year. Alto notebook stands improve comfort by raising the display to optimal viewing height and distance when placed on a desk.

All of the Alto notebook stands are easy to set up – the set up times for all three models are less than 30 seconds. The Alto notebook stands are not brand-specific and are compatible with just about any laptop.

Highlights of the new Alto Connect notebook stand include its powered 4-port USB hub. It also has a cable management system to reduce cable tangles.

The Alto Express is more fashion-oriented and is a simple one-piece design. It is lightweight and easy to travel with.

The Logitech Alto Connect is expected to be available in the US and Europe beginning in September with an MSRP of US$79.99, and the US$29.99 Alto Express is expected to be available in the US in July and August in Europe.

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