News Bits: Alienware in Best Buy, Asus N10J Reviewed, New Toshiba Fast Charge Battery

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News Bits Alienware partners with Best Buy

Alienware has partnered with Best Buy to offer products on the company’s website and select stores throughout the US. Best Buy currently has for sale Alienware’s Aurora gaming desktop, which includes the following:


  • AMD Phenom X4 9550 quad-core processor (2.2GHz)
  • 4GB DDR2-800 RAM
  • DUAL ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB in CrossFire
  • 500GB 7200RPM hard drive
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
  • 1-year warranty

The Aurora currently retails for $1,699.99.

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Toshiba Satellite E105 silently introduced

Toshiba has silently introduced a new Satellite notebook that bears resemblance to an Apple Macbook. The 14.1-inch Satellite E105 is available at Best Buy for $1,199.99 with the following specifications:

  • 14.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) display
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.26GHz/ 3MB L2/ 1066MHz FSB) processor
  • 4GB DDR2-800 RAM
  • 320GB 5400RPM hard drive
  • DVD burner
  • Intel GMA 4500 graphics
  • 802.11a/b/g/n wireless
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 2x USB ports, 1x eSATA/USB combo port
  • 2-year limited parts and labor warranty
  • Weight: 5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 13.4 x 9.7 x 1.2 inches

Nothing in particular stands out regarding the hardware. The most surprising aspect of the whole notebook is the two-year warranty; the majority of consumer notebooks only feature one year standard.

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ASUS ships 700,000 Eee PCs in September


ASUS shipped 700,000 Eee PC netbook computers this year in September. Third-quarter shipments totaled 1.7 million; the company expects similar numbers for the fourth quarter. 10-inch Eee PC shipments are expected to increase in the fourth quarter as well.

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New Toshiba battery charges to 90% in 10 minutes

Toshiba introduced a new technology today called SCiB, or Super Charge ion Battery. The company claims it takes just ten minutes to charge the battery to 90% capacity.

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ASUS N10J notebook reviewed

GenTech PC has done a review of the new ASUS N10J 10.2-inch notebook. It features a 1.60GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, a 10.2-inch LED-backlit display, 320GB hard drive, and dedicated Nvidia graphics. Believe it or not, this machine actually runs Call of Duty 4, a modern first-person shooter. Videos and benchmarks after the jump.

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