News Bits: New AMD Turion Stuff, Fujitsu N6210, X41 Tablet PC First Thoughts

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AMD Turion ML-40 2.2GHz Processor Announced and Available, New HP Turion Notebook

AMD Turion 64 logoAMD has released a faster version of its Turion 64 processor, this chip is called the ML-40 and has a 2.2GHz clock speed. The ML series runs warmer than the MT series and is intended more for gaming/performance machines. AMD press release on the ML-40 can be found here.

In related AMD news, HP yesterday announced it has teamed with AMD to address the fast-growing small and mid-size business (SMB) mobile market. The computer maker introduced the 2.4-kg HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook PC, which incorporates AMD Turion 64 mobile technology and includes biometric security features.

HP nx6125 notebook

HP nx6125 purchase site

HP nx6125 detailed specs

New Fujitsu N6210 / N6110 17″ Widescreen Laptops Available

Fujitsu has updated their 17″ widescreen desktop replacement N6000 series, the newest available notebooks in this line are the N6210 and N6110. The most notable change is that the N6000 series has now moved to using Pentium M and not Pentium 4 processors, which means cooler running notebooks and less fan noise, which was a common complaint about the N6010. The coloring on the notebook has changed from a mostly white finish to grey, more media options such as instant-on TV via a built-in TV tuner and MyMedia software (optional). The N6210 features a dedicated ATI X600 graphics card with 128MB of VRAM, while the N6110 uses integrated graphics. Prices start at $1,799 for the N6210 and $1,599 on the N6110.

Fujitsu store: http://store.shopfujitsu.com/fpc/Ecommerce/buildseriesbean.do?series=N62

A look around the Fujitsu N6210 shows this notebook is pretty loaded with features!

IBM ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC First Thoughts

We’ve got a ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC in our posession at the current time. It’s the smallest and most portable Tablet PC to hit the market yet, and a lot of early reviews are saying good things about it. And so are we. Barry of TabletPCReviewSpot.com will be posting a full review on NotebookReview.com in the next week or two for this Tablet PC / Notebook convertible device. But he has already posted his first thoughts and many pictures already:

Barry’s X41 Tablet PC First Thoughts and Pictures Article

 

IBM X41 Tablet PC / Notebook

Stephen Wildstrom at Business Week claims that it just might be the first Tablet PC that he’s going to think about keeping as a primary computing device: http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2005/tc20050616_3160_tc081.htm

Tempting, very tempting…

PROPortable.com Receives Award from Asus

PROPortable.com, a reseller of Asus brand notebooks operated by Justin who is a prolific poster and help in the Asus forums on this site, received an award from Asus computer for being a valued partner and reseller of Asus notebooks. The award is given to resellers that offer superior customer support and just plain know how to sell notebooks.

 

Dell Biz $400 Off Latitude Offer and $600-$750 Off Inspiron Coupons

Dell is currently offering $400 instant off on some of their Latitude models such as the Latitude D610 14.1″ screen business notebook. Latitude notebooks tend to be more expensive than the Inspiron line, but they have a better build and come with a 3-year warranty, so take a look and see if there’s anything at an enticing price there.

Dell is at it again with coupon codes at their Dell Home store, here’s a rundown on those

  • 0LQ49832L?KK0C $750 off purchase of Inspiron $1899+ (expires 6/30/2005 7:00:00 AM)
  • MHN4P3P7JP270R $600 off purchase of Inspiron $1499+ (expires 6/30/2005 7:00:00 AM)
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