News Bits: Samsung Mass Producing 64GB SSD, Fujitsu T8140, HP 2510p Now Available

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Samsung starts mass production of 64GB Flash SSD

Samsung has started mass producing 64GB 1.8-inch Solid State Disks (SSDs), the largest currently available. The 64GB SSD has 64 eight Gigabit single-level cell flash memory chips. The 51nm process allow for much smaller components.

SSDs will appear in premium notebooks, especially ultraportables. In comparison to standard hard disk drives, SSDs are much more reliable, have faster boot/loading times, and can also improve battery life by up to 20%.

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New Fujitsu T8140 Tablet PC coming soon

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Fujitsu is planning to release a new tablet PC in the coming months; it is due to be released in October. There are limited specifications available at this time but what is currently known is listed below.

  • 12.1-inch (1280 x 800) resolution.
  • Intel 1.06GHz U7500 Core 2 Duo ULV processor.
  • 1GB DDR2.
  • 32GB Solid State Disk.
  • Windows Vista.
  • Two types of Battery will be available, Long Haul = 11.3 hours or Standard = 7.2 hours

The chassis will only be 1.3 inches thick and weigh 3.3 lbs with the larger battery. Prices should be in the $2,600 range. 

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Toshiba Satellite X200 with GeForce 8700M uncovered

A French blog has released details on Toshiba’s upcoming X200 17″ gaming notebook. It has a WXGA+ screen, is based on Intel’s Santa Rosa platform, and has Nvidia’s latest GeForce 8700M-GT with 256MB of dedicated memory. Other specifications include 2GB of RAM and up to two hard drives.

The X200 should have an HD DVD drive and an HDMI port. It is expected to be released next month in Europe for 1599 Euros, which is about US$2,140.

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HP Compaq 2510p now available

HP’s newest business ultraportable notebook, the 2510p, is now available for sale on HP’s website. Prices start at $1,549. It weighs only 2.9 pounds with an internal optical drive. The 2510p has dual pointing devices, an Illumi-Lite display, and Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage processors.

Alienware Area-51 M9750 SLI Core 2 Duo gaming notebook now available

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The much talked-about Alienware Area-51 M9750 gaming notebook is now officially on sale on Alienware’s website. The pricing starts at $2,099 with a Core 2 Duo processor and a single Nvidia GeForce Go7950GTX. The M9750 has essentially the same chassis design as the AMD-based M9700, which is still for sale and was the first 17″ notebook to have SLI dual video cards. We were invited to a hands-on preview of the M9750 at the end of March; the article can be found here.

Discussion on the M9750 can be found in the following threads in our Alienware forum:

Many of our forum members have already pre-ordered M9750s and are patiently awaiting their new machines.



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