MSI notebook comes with ATI HD 4850 graphics
The MSI GT725 is the first notebook available with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850. The GT725 is based on the Intel Centrino 2 platform and has unique features including a five-speaker sound system and a gaming keyboard. The full specifications are as follows:
- 17″ display
- Intel Core 2 Duo processors
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850 with 512MB memory
- Up to 4GB DDR2-800 RAM
- 160GB – 320GB hard drives
- DVD burner or Blu-ray drive
- Dimensions: 15.6 in. (L) x 10.95 in. (W) x 1.05 – 1.38 in. (H)
- Weight: 3.2kg/7.06 lbs
- 6/9 cell batteries
Pricing is not available at this time.
Toshiba introduces X305 notebook with three GPUs
The Toshiba Qosmio X305 features two Nvidia GeForce 9800M-GTS graphics cards in SLI in addition to an integrated 9400M GPU. Through Hybrid SLI, the dual 9800M-GTS cards can power off and let the integrated 9400M take over. The 9800s will only take over when needed. Prices for the three-GPU equipped Qosmio X305 range from $2,000 to $4,200.
Dell develops new design printing technology for notebooks
Dell has developed a new technology for printing designs on notebooks during production. The technology, called Picaso, prints designs digitally on empty film, which are then put onto the notebook chassis with heat. Digital printing allows for clearer and brighter colors. The downside of Picaso is that it is expensive to use.
SanDisk introduces ExtremeFFS filesystem for SSDs
SanDisk has introduced a new file system for SSDs called ExtremeFFS, or Extreme Flash File System. SanDisk claims ExtremeFFS can improve SSD random write speeds up to 100x compared to traditional systems. ExtrmeFFS is also claimed to increase endurance of SSDs.
Belkin FlyThru cases are airport checkpoint-friendly
Belkin’s FlyThru notebook cases are designed for airport travelers. Users will no longer have to take their notebook out of the bag to show airport security; the laptop can be easily seen through a clear window on one side of the bag. The bag meets guidelines set forth by the TSA. The Belkin FlyThru case has an MSRP of $59.99.