News Bits: HP G60 At Circuit City, Dell Precision Workstations, Samsung 14″ Notebook

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HP quietly introduces 15.6″ G60 notebook

HP has quietly introduced its first notebook featuring a 15.6-inch display. It is currently being sold at Circuit City with the following specifications:

  • 15.6-inch 1366×768 resolution display
  • AMD Turion 64 X2 RM-70 processor
  • 250GB 5400RPM hard drive
  • 3GB DDR2 RAM
  • LightScribe DVD burner
  • 802.11a/g/b/n wireless
  • Built-in webcam
  • Windows Vista Home Premium

The G60-120US at Circuit City is currently retailing for $779.99, though with current discounts it can be had for $629.99.

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Dell teases with new Precision workstations, coming soon

Dell has a few teaser images up on its website about a new Precision Mobile Workstation it will be introducing later this fall. The upcoming 17-inch Precision will feature an Intel quad-core processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to two hard drives with a terabyte of storage in total and RAID, 1GB of video memory, and a 100% Adobe color gamut RGBLED display.

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Samsung announces X460 14.1″ notebook

Samsung today introduced its X460 notebook. It features a 14.1-inch LED-backlit display, Nvidia GeForce 9300M-GS graphics, and a weight of only 4 pounds (1.84 kg).

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Windows 7 will not come with the usual included programs

According to a story on CNET, Microsoft will not be including any built-in programs for e-mail, photo editing, or movie making with Windows 7 as it did with Windows Vista. The replacements for Windows Mail, Windows Photo Gallery, and Windows Movie Maker will come in the form of better-quality downloadable programs from Windows Live.

Microsoft general manager Brian Hall said the decision not to include the programs was made to expediate the release of the new operating system, and so the company only has to support one program instead of two.

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