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Updates to Look Forward to in Gateway’s ID and NV Laptops

With the increasing number of new models of laptops being introduced today in the market, all the more that laptop manufacturers should continue to innovate their product lines in order to cope up to these changes. Acer, for one, has already had its day or two unveiling back-to-school laptops. Of course, they have seen the need of students to have new gadgets, so they launched them just in time. But their sister brand Gateway does not want to take the back seat either. They may not have new product line but they certainly have something more exciting in store and that is by updating their ID and NV laptops.

So what’s new for these Gateway laptops? Well both the 15.6-inch NV series and the 14-inch ID47 will now include USB 3.0 and a choice of Sandy Bridge processors. But for the entry-level NV, it has now an option for one of AMD’s fresh-off-the-line Llano chips. So if you are looking forward to having this entry-level, you can opt for this newest feature.

But the updates don’t end there. Gateway did more than just give its notebooks more exciting specs – it also made some tweaks to their product line-ups’ designs. For the NV series, there’s now an added chiclet keyboard while for the ID series, the metal-clad trackpad was made 20% larger and no longer glows like a mood ring. Also, the ID47 now features a 14-inch display that is crammed into a chassis which is often paired with 13.3 panels and this for sure will excite you even more – a non-removable battery that lasts up to 8 hours. So, how cool is that?

Gateway indeed had done a great work on their ID and NV laptops. Want to see more from this brand? Here check out these Gateway NV laptops and other products!

Acer Predator G5910 – Prepare the Hunt!


Most gamers are prepared for war and are armed to the teeth with the latest in gaming rig and peripherals – but none could have prepared them from the new Acer Predator G5910. This combat machine lives up to its name, it can hunt and pick out even the most elite of the competition and display their skulls as trophies. Forget stealth and light bending camouflage cloak, this gaming rig stands out with its matte black futuristic casing with angled lines, grooves, optical drive doors with claw-like mechanism, and a wicked red accent. The body is not just made to intimidate and inspire awe but to be practical as well; it has two discrete easy-swap hard drive bays for added on the fly expandability, an angled top surface for USB and audio accessibility, grooved deck for easy cable management, and a convenient back handle for those LAN parties.

Inside the Predator are more than guts of iron and complex circuitry, this monster is powered by 2nd generation Intel Corei7 or Core i5 quad-core processor with H67 Chipset for some heavy duty computing and uncompromised performance. To get more juice out of the processor, the optional K series Intel processors can be overclocked to push them to their speed limits using Intel’s Extreme Tuning Utility (IXTU). The system can also accommodate up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory, 10 USB devices, and 8 TB worth of storage divided into four SATA drives. For graphics, the Predator supports 3D Vision-capable NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics card. As an added feature, Predator G5910 comes bundled with Acer Arcade Deluxe, a collection of digital management apps that includes Arcade Photo, Arcade Video, and Arcade Music.

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Dell Precision M6600 – Full Desktop Performance in a Mobile Package

If your present notebook or laptop can’t deliver the performance that you crave, it’s time to bring out the big gun – the new 17-inch Dell Precision M6600. This laptop is the howitzer of mobile computers, come to think of it; the new M6600 is closer to being a mobile workstation than a laptop. If you think that’s a pretty strong claim or an empty boast, then take a look at this beast’s specs. The Dell Precision M6600 has the heart of a second generation Intel Core processor; those with the bucks to spare can even plant in an Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition CPU. For an equally extreme graphics performance, the M6600 can run on either AMD or NVIDIA discrete CPU with up to 2GB of dedicated memory. A NVIDIA GPU gets the NVIDIA Optimus technology that adjusts the GPU performance according to the demand and helps extend battery life. AMD GPU gets the Eyefinity technology that can support three synchronized display at the same time when undocked and 5 when docked. The Precision M6600 also gets four DIMM slots that support up to 32GB DDR3 of 1333 MHz memory or 16GB of 1600 MHz memory, and a space for dual HDD configuration with a maximum capacity of 1.6TB. For wireless and on the go connectivity, this mobile workstation uses wireless LAN, mobile broadband, WiMax, and Bluetooth. The M6000 is also outfitted with USB 3.0, USB 2.0, DisplayPort, VGA, HDMI, and eSATA ports to connect to almost any other PC accessories and peripheral devices.

The new Dell Precision M6600 is built not just to boost your productivity but to protect your digital assets as well, that’s why it comes with an optional Dell DataSafe Encryption, fingerprint scanner, and System Track protection and recovery service. This device is a sound and robust investment made to deliver long lasting and dependable service; and Dell ensures it so by getting an ISV certification, using a tough aluminum and magnesium allow chassis, adding universal compatibility to Dell E-family docking options, and loading it with different manageability options.

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Apple iMac 2011 – The All-In-One Wonder

The Apple iMac 2011 is not all about screen appeal. In fact, its beauty goes beyond screen deep. It’s actually an all-in-one wonder. See all these: all-new quad-core processor, advanced graphics, thunderbolt technology, and FaceTime HD. Would you ask for more?

LED backlighting, more pixels, and a display that’s stunning from every angle – all these make the iMac’s screen more appealing than the rest. If your old PC’s display takes time to warm up before reaching maximum brightness, the iMac’s LED-backlit display eliminates that waiting part. The moment you turn your iMac on, its LED-backlit display is also instantly on and uniformly bright. Picture is also made even better – 2560×1440 for the 27-inch, which is 78% more pixels than the 21.5-inch model. More pixels, of course, mean better images. And if you want to view it from any angle, no worries because it features premium display technology called IPS or in-plane switching. So even if you’re viewing it from the side, you’ll still get bright pictures with excellent color.

Aside from screen appeal, the new iMac also boasts up to 70% faster performance than the other generation. Though it comes standard with the latest Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, you always have the option to upgrade it to the Intel Core i7, which is the fastest quad-core processor available. You can also add up to 16GB of DDR3 memory and 256GB solid-state drive for maximum performance.

Now, if it’s gaming and HD home video editing that you’re after, nothing beats the new iMac’s advanced AMD Radeon HD graphics processor. It’s up to three times better, so you can enjoy quality 3d gaming more and edit HD videos with more responsiveness and speed. How about data transfer speed? Well, iMac again excellently delivers, thanks to its Thunderbolt port that features two 10-Gbps data channels. Such technology offers 12 times faster speed than FireWire 800 and 20 times faster than USB 2.0.

Really this new iMac is an all-in-one wonder! But wait, there’s more! The new FaceTime HD camera allows you to make FaceTime video calls in 720p resolution, so what more can you get but crystal clear pictures. That’s definitely another reason why you should have this new cool gadget.

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Samsung Series 9 – The Notebook to Beat

Samsung is on the roll with their portable devices as they released their new Series 9 notebooks. Primarily designed with mobility and aesthetics in mind, the Series 9 features a duralumin enclosure infused with sexy curves and solid durability. Duralumin boasts twice the strength of aluminum and even less the weight making it ideal for notebook applications. The minimalist external design also features a backlit keyboard, an edge-to-edge widescreen and a large multi-touch track pad. The High Definition SuperBright screen comes in 340 to 400 nits brightness allowing clear viewing without the nasty glare and reflections even under direct sunlight.

Inside, it’s run by the latest Intel Core i5 processor with efficient power management. If the notebook needs that extra processing power, Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology goes into action and delivers that extra “oomph!” to meet the performance demands. To further enhance speed, performance and energy efficiency, Samsung opted for a 128 GB Solid State Drive as its choice of storage device.

3 seconds. That’s the time it takes for the Samsung netbook to go into a powerless sleep mode when you close the lid, and that’s the same time it takes to wake up when you open the lid – all thanks to Fast Start technology. Fast Start can also save data and system configurations in the hard drive allowing it to wake up in the state you turned it off. Furthermore, Series 9 can work non-stop for up to 7 hours in single charge thanks to its Samsung’s advanced Lithium-Polymer battery PowerPlus charging technology. Overall, the Samsung Series 9 is the notebook to beat in terms of speed, power and energy efficiency.

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