News Bits: New MSI Gaming Notebooks, New Qosmio X305 Leaked, Five Million Eee PCs In 2008

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MSI Puma gaming notebooks unveiled


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GT735 (view large image)

Image credits: Fudzilla

Two new MSI gaming notebooks based on the AMD Puma platform have been uncovered: the 15.4-inch GX630 and the 17-inch GT735. Both models essentially have the same specifications except for the display size. Information on the specifications is sparse, but it is known that the GT735 will be able to have one of the new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850 with 512MB of dedicated memory.

The GX630 and GT735 have not yet been announced by MSI, but since they are likely to replace MSI’s current gaming notebook, the GX610, they will probably retail around €1000 (~US$1535).

Full Story (Fudzilla.com)
Special thanks to forum member bigspin for submitting this bit

Toshiba Qosmio X305 gaming notebook uncovered

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Image credit: LogicTV

LogicTV has uncovered some pictures of the upcoming Toshiba Qosmio X305 gaming laptop. It has the following specifications:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz processor, overclockable
  • 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX video card
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM (up to)
  • 17-inch WSXGA+ (1680×1050) display

The X305 features four harman/kardon speakers and a subwoofer, and has an HDMI port for external display connections.

Full Story (LogicTV.com)
Via (Gizmodo.com)

Clevo to ship 600,000 notebooks in First Half of ’08

Clevo, a second-tier Taiwan-based notebook manufactuer, expects its 1H’08 notebook shipments to reach 600,000 – 650,000, and 1.31 million units for the whole year.

For more information on Clevo, please see the Clevo Guide by Gophn in the forums.

Full Story (DigiTimes.com)

ASUS to ship over five million Eee PCs in ’08

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ASUS is expecting to ship over five million Eee PCs this year, even in the face of component shortages and rising costs. ASUS predicts the market to grow to ten million units, meaning ASUS will have a 50% share.

Battery shortages are expected to improve in July, although the Intel Atom processor shortage may not ease up until the end of September.

Full Story (DigiTimes.com)

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