You know how some weeks you're churning along--going to meetings, putting out fires, and somehow tending your regular workload as well--and suddenly you look up and it's Friday afternoon? Yeah, that was this week at CNET Laptop HQ. So this digest will be in the form of a list, with witty commentary to return in seven days.
Products announced this week:
- HP's first 13-inch laptop, the Pavilion dv3500t;
- the Fujitsu LifeBook A1110, which features a groovy swappable lid design;
- the very non-Satellite-y Toshiba Satellite E105;
- also from Toshiba, a Netbook available only in Japan (for now);
- LG's Netbook, the X110 Momo, which at the moment has no availability date;
- two new Special Edition Pavilions from HP; and
- six new mobile Mac accessories from Targus.
In CNET Reviews this week:
- the HP Pavilion HDX18, an "impressive semiportable home theater";
- Lenovo's entry into the Netbook space, the IdeaPad S10;
- a configuration of the Dell Inspiron 1525 that's available in retail stores;
- the business-oriented, 13-inch Toshiba Satellite U400-S1001X;
- the ThinkPad SL400, which offers a low price without skimping on beloved ThinkPad features; and
- Mobile Edge's ScanFast Backpack, to help you speed through airport security checkpoints.
Also worth reading:
- we look at two other "checkpoint-friendly" bags;
- why two nearly identical laptops can have a one-hour difference in battery life;
- unboxing the oh-so-shiny Voodoo Envy 133;
- testing which low-power platform is the best; and
- wondering whether you should sell your MacBook Air now.
And finally, behold the blasphemy of Mac OS X running on a Dell Mini 9.
Have a great weekend!