News Bits: Apple Profit Soars, New Asus Notebooks, Alienware Offers SSD

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Apple’s profit soars 73 percent

Apple announced that their Q3 profit rose 73 percent after record shipments of MacBook computers and iPhone shipments meeting expectations. The total profit was $818 million compared to $472 million during the same time period a year ago. Sales were up 24 percent to $5.41 billion.

Apple sold 270,000 iPhones in the first two days. iPod sales and Mac product sales exceeded expectations. The MacBook and the MacBook Pro were the company’s most popular machines; Apple sold a total of 1.76 million Macs, representing an increase of 33 percent.

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple said that the Q3 profit was the highest in the company’s history.

Read More (WashingtonPost.com)

Fujitsu introduces 300GB 2.5-inch external hard drive

Fujitsu has put its new 300GB 2.5-inch hard drive into an external Calmee Moon enclosure according to an Engadgetreport. The drives are available in black and white themes. The enclosure is made of all aluminum and the drives feature a one-touch backup solution. Both USB and eSATA interfaces are featured. There is still no word on when these will be released but it should not be much longer for those in Korea.

Read More (Engadget.com)

Asus announces new notebooks

Asus on July 23 introduced several new Santa Rosa notebooks.

Asus F8sv-A1

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.20GHz
  • 14" WXGA+
  • 160GB HDD
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8600M-GT
  • DVD+-R/W + Lightscribe
  • 5.7lbs
  • Internal Bluetooth
  • 1.3mp swivel webcam
  • $1599

Asus V2s-A1

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.20GHz
  • 14" WXGA+
  • 8600M-GS
  • 160GB HDD
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1799

Asus V1S-A1

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.20GHz
  • 15.4" WSXGA+
  • 8600M-GT
  • 160GB HDD
  • 2GB RAM
  • $1899

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Alienware offers SSD drives in notebooks


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Alienware is now offering their Area-51 M9750, Aurora M9700, and Area-51 m5550 with 32GB Solid State Disks (SSDs). Both the M9750 and M9700 can can house two of them in a RAID 0 (data striping) or RAID 1 (mirrored data) array.

Solid State Disks run quieter, consume less power, and perform better than traditional hard disk drives.

We reviewed the Alienware M9750 last week – read the review here.

Full Press Release (BusinessWire.com)

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