Notebook News: Toshiba Tecra M2, Intel Prototypes, Mobile Processor Price Cuts

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Toshiba launches New Tecra M2 Notebook for Business Users

Toshiba has released a new notebook, the Tecra M2, a lightweight but powerful machine targeted at business user purchase.  Equipped with an Intel Pentium M 1.6GHz, 14.1″ display, 60GB Hard Drive, 512MB of DDR RAM (expandable to 2.048MB), NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 64MB card, 802.11g Wi-Fi, FireWire, Dual-pointing device and with a weight of less than 5lbs this laptop is quite enticing.  Prices start at $1,699 for this configuration.

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Intel Prototype Notebooks features a notebook/desktop blend

Intel will next week unveil three prototype notebook devices, two will be concept business notebooks and another consumer targeted device will be a blend between a notebook and desktop machine.  The notebook targeted at consumers will have a 17-inch wide-angle liquid crystal display and will look much like Sony’s Vaio W series.  The model will have a handle that allows it to be carried from room to room and will weigh 8 pounds.  Collectively these prototype machines that Intel will unveil are called Florence, more information from ZDNet:,39020360,39146218,00.htm

Dell Inspiron XPS Customers to get Special Treatment

Dell has announced that Inspiron XPS customers will get specialized customer service. You’ll get routed to the XPS Telephone Support team and enter your express service code. You will be connected to an elite tech support group specially trained on the XPS systems.  Dell has been getting some heat lately for transferring all of its consumer phone customer service to India, so if you want to speak to an American purchasing an XPS is one way to do it!  Check the latest pricing on the XPS here:

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Intel and AMD Drop prices on Mobile Chips

Intel and AMD have dropped prices on their mobile chip lines, Intel cut the price of its mobile Celeron chip and AMD has cut the price of its XP chip.  The details at



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