Saturday, February 3, 2007
HP Pavilion dv9100

The good: Competitively priced; HDMI output; excellent graphics performance; remote control; integrated Webcam; dual hard drive bays.
The bad: Non-swappable optical drive bay; no TV tuner; no Windows XP Media Center Edition option.
The bottom line: It may not be much of a productivity performer, but plug in an external TV tuner and the HP Pavilion dv9100 would more than satisfy your entertainment and gaming needs.

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Friday, February 2, 2007
Apple MacBook Pro-Core 2 Duo

Processor : Core 2 Duo
Processor speed : 2.16 GHz
Amt of RAM : 512 MB (max 2048 MB)
Hard drive : 80 GB
Optical drive : SuperDrive
Graphics hardware : ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
Diagonal screen size : 15.4 inch
Remote : Yes
TV tuner : No
Operating system : Mac OS X
Weight w/battery : 2.54 kg
Wireless LAN : 802.11b, 802.11g
Webcam :Yes

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Sony VAIO VGN-AR28GP

Processor : Core 2 Duo
Processor speed : 2.16 GHz
Centrino : Yes
Amt of RAM : 1024 MB (max 2048 MB)
Hard drive : 200 GB
Optical drive : Blue-ray writer
Graphics hardware : Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 GT
Diagonal screen size : 17 inch
Operating system : Win XP Media Ctr
Weight w/battery : 3.8 kg
Wireless LAN : 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
Webcam :Yes

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Thursday, February 1, 2007
Acer Aspire 5685WLMi

Processor : Core 2 Duo
Processor speed : 2 GHz
Centrino : Yes
Amt of RAM : 1024 MB (max 4096 MB)
Hard drive : 120 GB
Optical drive : Slot-in DVD Super Multi writer
Graphics hardware : Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 SE
Diagonal screen size : 15.4 inch
Remote : Yes
TV tuner : No
Operating system : Win XP Pro
Weight w/battery : 2.77 kg
Wireless LAN : 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
Webcam : Yes

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Sony DCR-SR100E (30GB)

The good: Superior image quality for a single-chip, MPEG-2 camcorder; decent still photos; hotshoe for a light or a microphone; fluid and fast focus.
The bad: Too dependent on its touch-screen interface; small LCD.
The bottom line: The Sony Handycam DCR-SR100E is a solid hard-drive-based option, especially if you like Sony's touch-screen interfaces.

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BlackBerry Pearl 8100

The good: First BlackBerry to offer a 1.3-megapixel camera, music and video playback; expandable memory, mapping application; superior push e-mail capabilities, EDGE support; Bluetooth.
The bad: micro SD slot inconveniently located; call quality was subpar; phone's camera doesn't record video, no external controls for music player; no integrated Wi-Fi.
The bottom line: Though nothing revolutionary, the addition of multimedia features and the already solid e-mail capabilities make the RIM BlackBerry Pearl an attractive device for business users and consumers alike.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007
iriver X20 (4GB)


Weight 73g, Dim 33x73.9x16.6mm,USB 2.0, 4 GB, microSD, LCD 2.2inch, FM Radio, Voice Recording, Onboard speakers, Battery type: Lithium-ion, Line-in recording, JPEG, Supported audio formats MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WAV, Video features: Supported video formats MPEG-4, WMV

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Monday, January 29, 2007
Casio Exilim EX-Z1050

Dimensions : 91 x 57 x 24 mm
Weight : 125 g
Sensor Resolution (effective): 10.1 megapixels
Optical zoom : 3x
Digital zoom : 4x
LCD size : 2.6-inch
Storage type(s) Secure Digital, Secure Digital HC, MultiMediaCard, Internal memory
Still image format : JPEG
Max. image resolution : 3648 × 2736
Max. video resolution : 640 x 480 (25fps)

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Sunday, January 28, 2007
ASUS A8JR

Processor : Core 2 Duo
Processor speed: 1.83 GHz
Centrino : Yes
Amt of RAM : 1024 MB
Hard drive : 120 GB
Optical drive: DVD SuperMulti Writer
Graphics hardware : ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
Diagonal screen size : 14.1 inch
Operating system : Win Vista Home Premium
Wireless LAN : 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g
Webcam : Yes

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Olympus SP-550 UZ

3x optical zoom? Standard fare. 12x optical zoom? Sweet to have. But 18x optical zoom? Jaws dropped at the preproduction unit of the Olympus SP-550UZ. Samsung had its Digimax Pro 815 with 15x optical zoom lens in 2005, but that's not a camera most people would lug around everywhere they go. With the SP-550UZ, Olympus has managed to trim down the size of a megazoomer into a compact shooter heavy on features, yet won't break your back. ..

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