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17 Inch MacBook Pro, Toshiba Matsushita Display is 3D, NEC CRVD Display, Sony Vaio P

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So, Macworld was earlier today and it's already finished. I didn't get to watch it, since it was live while i was at school, but i read some information about it. It seems to me that this was the most interesting news that was said during the keynote. As the title of the blog post says, this notebook will have a screen measuring 17 inches. This MacBook Pro will be available at the end of this month. It will be under an inch thick and will weigh about 6.6 pounds. Apple claims that this is the "thinnest and lightest 17' notebook on the market." The battery life has incredibly improved since it's last model, although it is non-removable. This battery will last you "7 hours with discrete graphics, 8 hours with integrated graphics." and will last around 1000 recharges. Apparently, this is 3 times more than the average notebook. The screen will have a resolution of 1920x1200 and will have "an impressive 700:1 contrast ratio and 60% greater color gamut than the last 17-inch display. There is an optional anti-glare coating that you can add on for another $50 USD. As you may have noticed, i haven't mentioned the base price of the system yet. But, i think now would be a good time. Actually, no, not after some more specifications. This notebook will have a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 memory, a 320 GB hard drive and your choice of either the Nvidia GeForce 9400M or the Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT. Finally, the price? A whopping, $2,799 USD. The specs were pretty good for an Apple notebook, but the price is very Apple-like. Time to save up money for this, no?

Toshiba is currently working on the Matsushita Display, which will be capable of projecting 3D, without the need of those awkward glasses. This will be shown at this year's CES. These displays will be capable of showing 2D and 3D on the same screen and in high resolution. They are "adapting a 3D film for use with 3- and 9-inch displays." These displays will run a new technology called OCB (Optically Compensated Bend) in their LCD's. Interesting Stuff. I'd like to see Killzone 2 / Starcraft 2 in 3D, it would be sweet.

NEC is going to be hitting the market by storm with this 42.8 inch slightly curved screen. The display will weigh around 45 pounds, but will have an amazing 2880 x 900 resolution with under a 0.02 ms response time, which is an excellent thing. It's also more than double the price of the new 17 inch MacBook Pro, that i just finished talking about. You thought $2,799 was a lot? This monitor, dubbed the name NEC CRVD, will cost you $6,499 when it ships in April.

Remember that Sony Vaio netbook that i've talked about before? Well, here's a picture of what it looks like. Engadget mentions that this picture was taken off of the display monitors at CES. Apparently, it has a tiny keyboard and a tiny pointing nub. We'll have to wait until CES this weekend to know more information on this netbook.

17 inch MacBook Pro: http://i.gizmodo.com/5124514/17+inch-macbook-pro-is-unibody-2799
17 inch MacBook Pro picture: http://www.macnn.com/articles/09/01/06/17.inch.unibody.mbp/
Toshiba Matsushita Display, 3D: http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/06/toshiba-matsushita-display-teases-handheld-high-res-no-glasses/
NEC CRVD Display (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/06/video-nec-crvd-display-hands-on/
Sony Vaio P (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/06/sonys-vaio-p-ultraportable-revealed/

nikki joanne said...
January 11, 2009 at 1:23 AM  

hmhmhhm macbook pro.... as long as i can install windows onto it =) bwahahaha.

question: did bill gates have anything to do with apple/mac's sucess?

Unknown said...
January 11, 2009 at 1:40 AM  

ROFL, learn 2 hackintosh
I'm actually not sure babe, good question

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