News Bits: Averatec 4100 & 1000 Info, SeaGate Fast HD, Hard Drive Versus Battery Performance Article

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New Averatec 1000 Ultraportable and 4000 Series Specs, Detailed Information and Pricing

Many people are anxiously awaiting the release of the 1000 series ultraportable notebook from Averatec and the 4000 series 13″ screen series.  The Averatec 4100 will include the new AMD Turion 64 processor.  Interesting to note is that the Averatec 4100 with an AMD 64 is about $100 cheaper than the Averatec 4200 with a Pentium M 730 processor.

Averatec 4200 Specs

  • Intel Pentium M 730 Processor (1.6GHz) or Pentium M 740 (1.73GHz)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • 2 MB of System Cache
  • Built-in Multi-Format DVD +/- Burner
  • 80 GB HD and 512 MD DDR
  • Only 1.3″ and 4.7 lbs Light.
  • 4-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
  • Intel Wireless Pro 2200BG (802.11g)
  • 3 High Speed USB 2.0 Ports
  • Toll Free 24/7 Tech Support

Averatec 4200 Overview

The colorful, Averatec 4200 Series notebook is the perfect notebook solution for any user, featuring Intel Centrino Mobile Technology. These ultra portable notebooks feature an Intel Pentium M Processor and are equipped with an array of multimedia features such as a multi-format DVD burner, 4-in-1 media reader and IEEE 1394 FireWire. At a slim 1″ thin and around 4 lbs light, the 4200 Series package is complete with 512 MB of memory and 80 GB of hard drive capacity.

Intel Centrino Mobile Technology enables greater battery life for increased effi ciency.  Along with built-in Wi-Fi 802.11g technology, experience greater speed, improved reach and added security – best suited for home, business or mobile use.

PDF Marketing Flyer: http://www.retailaccess.com/averatec/pdf/4200%20Sell%20Sheet%20-%20Centrino.pdf

Buy.com Averatec 4200 Product Link Page: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10410448&loc=101&hdwt=22076&sp=2

Averatec 4100 Specs

  • AMD Turion 64 MT-30 Processor (1.6GHz)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • 2 MB of System Cache
  • Built-in Multi-Format DVD +/- Burner
  • 80 GB HD and 512 MD DDR
  • Only 1.3″ and 4.7 lbs Light.
  • 4-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
  • 802.11g Wireless LAN
  • 3 High Speed USB 2.0 Ports
  • Toll Free 24/7 Tech Support
  • Price $1,082.99 (at Buy.com)

Averatec 4100 Overview

The colorful, Averatec 4100 Series notebook is the perfect notebook solution for any
user, featuring an AMD Turion 64 Mobile processor, with the ability to support 64-bit applications. These ultra light notebooks are equipped with an array of multimedia
features such as a multi-format DVD burner, 4-in-1 media reader and IEEE 1394 FireWire. At a slim 1″ thin and around 4 lbs light, the 4100 Series package is complete with 512 MB of memory and 80 GB of hard drive capacity.  Uniquely optimized for power efficiency in today’s thin and light notebooks, AMD Turion 64 mobile technology enables longer battery life while delivering superior AMD64 performance.

PDF Marketing Flyer: http://www.retailaccess.com/averatec/pdf/4100%20Sell%20Sheet.pdf

Buy.com Aveatec 4100 Product Link Page: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10410447&loc=101&hdwt=22076&sp=2

Averatec 1000 (1050) Specs:

  • Intel Pentium M 733 Processor (1.1GHz)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home or Pro
  • 2 MB of System Cache
  • Built-in DVD+CD-RW Burner
  • 80 GB HD and 512 MD DDR
  • Only 1.3″ and 3.6 lbs Light.
  • 4-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
  • Intel Wireless Pro 2200BG (802.11g)
  • 3 High Speed USB 2.0 Ports
  • Toll Free 24/7 Tech Support
  • Price: $1,278.99 (at Buy.com)

Averatec 1050 Overview

The feather light, Averatec 1000 Series notebook is an ideal notebook solution for the
business traveler and students, featuring Intel Centrino Mobile Technology. These
colorful notebooks feature an Intel Pentium M Processor and are equipped with an
array of multimedia features such as a DVD+CD-RW burner, 4-in-1 media reader and IEEE 1394 FireWire. At a slim 1″ thin and about 3 lbs light, the 1000 Series package is complete with 512 MB of memory and 80 GB of hard drive capacity.

Intel Centrino Mobile Technology enables greater battery life for increased efficiency.  Along with built-in Wi-Fi 802.11g technology, experience greater speed, improved reach and added security best suited for home, business or mobile use.

PDF Marketing Flyer: http://www.retailaccess.com/averatec/pdf/1000%20Sell%20Sheet%20-%20Centrino.pdf

Buy.com Averatec 1050 Product Link Page: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10410446&loc=101&hdwt=22076&sp=2

SeaGate 100GB 7200PRM and 120GB Hard Drive

Seagate

Last week Hitachi announced the release of the first 100GB 7200RPM notebook drive.  It seems that SeaGate is hot on the tail of Hitachi because yesterday SeaGate made the announcement that they have an equivalent hard drive.  And to add to that they also have released a 120GB notebook hard drive that spins at 5400RPM.  That’s great speed for such a large hard drive.

More: http://www.seagate.com/cda/newsinfo/newsroom/releases/article/0,1121,2695,00.html

4200RPM Versus 5400RPM Hard Drive Battery Life Drain Article

We see and hear a lot of debate about how much the RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) performance affects battery life of your notebook.  You want a faster spinning hard drive so that access time to data being read is very fast and you’re waiting less time.  But people assume the trade off is that your battery will have to supply more power for this performance boost.  But is that true or not?  Barry Doyle takes a look at this point in a recent article at TabletPCReviewSpot.com:

More: http://www.tabletpcreviewspot.com/default.asp?newsID=240

Fujitsu S Series Refreshed Line Released in Asia

We’re looking forward to the refresh of the S series of Fujitsu LifeBook notebooks, but the continent of Asia gets all new Fujitsu stuff first.  As Fujitsu is a Japanese company, this is of course expected.  The new notebooks include the Fujitsu S6240, S7021 and S7020.

Fujitsu LifeBook S6240

CNET Asia reports:

So what additional features has Fujitsu included in the new S-series generation? We see flash card support (SD/MS/MS PRO) and multimedia buttons for CD/DVD playback on the S6240 and the S7021, which students will surely welcome. While the S7021 has ExpressCard support, the S6240, though, seems to have gotten more upgrades with the inclusion of a mini S-video out, fingerprint reader and two colors–a black and a silver sheen. The more powerful black model boasts a SuperFine reflective screen and multi-format DVD burner. The S7020 remains targeted strictly at the corporate market and as such, there’s no card reader or multimedia buttons. However, improvements are seen in a mini S-video out and an ExpressCard/34/54 slot which can support devices such as TV tuners and IEEE1394b adapters.

More: http://asia.cnet.com/reviews/hardware/notebooks/0,39001749,39230022,00.htm

Acer Aspire 5000 with AMD Turion 64 Available

The Aspire 5000 series notebook from Acer is now available in the U.S., this notebook is the first to be widely available from a major manufacturer selling here in the USA.  Prices start at round $1,200:

 

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