News Bits: Virus Infects International Space Station Laptops, New Vostros Introduced

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Dell introduces new Vostros for emerging markets


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Dell today introduced two new Vostro notebooks and two Vostro desktops for emerging markets. The new Vostros are aimed for small businesses, governments, and educational institutions.

The Vostro A680 features a 15.6-inch widescreen display, with processor choices including the Intel Celeron and Core 2 Duo. Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are offered as operating system choices.

The Vostro A640 features a 14.4-inch widescreen display with a WXGA (1280×800) resolution and anti-glare coating.

Dell Press Release (BusinessWire.com)
More Info (Dell.com)

Dell Precision M2400, M4400 now available

Dell’s two latest Precision Mobile Workstations, the M2400 and M4400, are now available. Both notebooks are based on the latest Intel Centrino 2 mobile platform.

The M4400 has a 15.4-inch display with LED backlighting and WUXGA resolution options. Graphics horsepower is provided by the Nvidia Quadro FX 770M with 512MB of dedicated memory. It currently starts at $1,469.

The M2400 has a 14.1-inch display with LED options. The graphics card is the Nvidia Quadro FX 370M with 256MB of dedicated memory. It currently starts at $1,349.

M4400 Product Page
M4200 Product Page

Sager NP7680 User Review

The Sager NP7680 has been reviewed in the forums by member Corbs. It is based on the Intel Centrino 2 platform and has a 15.4-inch display. This value notebook is well worth a look for the ~$1,000 price range.

Read the Full Review in the Forums

Space Station Laptops get Virus

A virus has infected several of the notebook computers used on the space station; NASA is calling them a ‘nuisance.’

Full Story (SpaceRef.com)
Via (Engadget.com)

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