Red Sony VAIO Pics, New 14.1″ Dell Inspiron, XBox 2, Asus AMD 64 Notebook

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New Sexy Red Sony VAIO Laptop Pics found on FCC Web Site (Pics)

The FCC has been testing the new upcoming Sony VAIO T and B series laptops and some pictures of this red colored laptop has shown up on the FCC site.  Here’s a first look at the outside and inside of the new upcoming VAIO:

Rumored Dell Widescreen 14.1″ Notebook Coming by Year End

According to a report by DigiTimes.com Taiwanese computer manufacturer Wistron will begin manufacturing a 14.1-inch widescreen notebook to compete with the newly released HP dv1000 and Compaq Presario v2000 notebooks recently released by Hewlett Packard.  This notebook will likely not be released until near year-end though, possibly the holiday season.  Wistron is rumored to have been asked to ship 30,000 – 40,000 of the new Inspiron per month.

Wistron currently makes the Inspiron 700m for Dell that was released in July.

Microsoft XBox 2 Peripherals to work With Desktops and Laptops?

According to a recent interview with Dean Lester, the Microsoft Windows Gaming General Manager, Microsoft plans to make all perpherals for the XBox 2 compatible with todays windows machines.  This can be interpreted to mean that the XBox 2 will likely use USB 2.0 as the port for add-ons such as controllers.  This would be a good move on Microsoft’s part and a boon to consumers as we could then buy a controller or steering wheel and use it for games on both our video game system and PC.  Wow, what a concept, not having so many controllers in the house you could rope their cords together and stretch them to the moon.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2004/09/22/news_6108247.html 

Asus Rumored to Release Athlon 64 Notebook

Asus has apparently published specs for an upcoming AMD Athlon 64 processor based notebook in a magazine titled Asus World that is sent to Asus resellers each month.  This notebook has not been officially announced but should be at some point before year-end.  The specs will be as follows:

  • AMD Athlon 64 (3000+, 3200+, 3400+)
  • nVidia Crush K8M
  • GeForce FX Go 5650
  • DVD or Combo DVD/CD-RW
  • Integrated 802.11 b/g
  • Integrated Floppy Disk Drive (kind of odd?)
  • Integrated 56K Modem
  • 4-in-1 card reader
  • IEEE 1394 Port
  • 4 USB 2.0 Ports
  • Weight of 3.7 Kg

The new notebook will apparently have the model series name L5D.

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