News Bits: Dell Inspirons Get Penryn, Nvidia QuadroFX 3600M, CloudBook Delayed … Again

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Dell Inspiron 1420, 1720 now available with Penryn

The new 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn processors are now available in Dell’s Inspiron notebooks, including the 14-inch 1420 and the 17-inch 1720. Both the 1420 and 1720 are available with the T8300 2.4GHz processor ($175 upgrade), but only the 1720 is available with the higher-end T9300 2.5GHz CPU ($300 upgrade). The 15.4-inch Inspiron 1525 is not yet available with Penryn for an unknown reason.

Product Page (Dell.com)

Nvidia introduces QuadroFX 3600M graphics card


Nvidia recently unveiled its workstation-class QuadroFX 3600M graphics card for notebooks. It features up to 512MB of dedicated memory and a 256-bit memory interface for up to 51.2GB/s of memory bandwidth. The first laptop to feature it will be the HP Compaq 8710w mobile workstation, which currently runs north of $2,500.

Read More (Engadget.com)
NotebookReview.com review of the HP 8710w

Everex CloudBook shipments delayed


Shipments of the Everex CloudBook have been delayed due to a "recent heavy snowfall in China" according to a DigiTimes report. Shipments to Taiwan’s retail channel have been delayed until mid-March.

NotebookReview.com coverage of the Everex CloudBook

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 hands-on video

In case the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 hands-on videos on this website aren’t enough for you, LAPTOP Magazine has also done a hands-on review of the new Lenovo ThinkPad X300 ultraportable notebook. It features a 13.3-inch WXGA+ LED widescreen display, 3 USB ports, and an internal optical drive, all while weighing about 3 pounds and being almost as thin as the MacBook Air.

Read More (LaptopMag.com)

Hands-on Videos of the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 at NotebookReview.com

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