Toshiba announced today that its Qosmio F750 laptop which lets users view 3D content without the need for 3D glasses is now available in Canada.
Features of the new laptop include an Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia 3D graphics, 750 GB Hard drive, 8GB of RAM, Harmon Kardon stereo speakers, USB 3.0 connectivity and a Blu-ray drive.
Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad X1, the thinnest and lightest laptop the company has ever introduced. The ThinkPad X1 with its 13 inch screen weighs 3.7 pounds and is less than 17 mm think, about the height of a penny.
Also noteworthy is the inclusion of Lenovo’s new RapidCharge battery technology that charges up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes. The company says the new technology charges 2.5 times faster than a typical ThinkPad battery.
The buzzword in consumer electronics this year is 3D and Lenovo has added its voice to the buzz by introducing the Lenovo IdeaPad Y560d, the company’s first multimedia laptop with a 3D display.
The move follows companies such as MSI and ASUS which debuted 3-D PCs at the Computex trade show in Taiwan last month.
Revenues for the global notebook PC market grew to $31.3 billion U.S. in the first quarter, up 31% from $26.4 million in the first quarter of 2009 according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.
In terms of revenue, it was the biggest quarter for notebook sales since the third quarter of 2008
HP in association with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced an expanded recall of 54,000 laptop computer batteries which pose a potential fire and burn hazard to consumers.
The recalled lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, sold between August 2007 and July 2008, are in addition to the 70,000 units recalled by HP in May 2009.
The number of portable computers is expected to increase by 16% in 2009 to 169.6 million units according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.
Despite the big increase in the number of units sold, global revenues are expected to fall by 7% to $109 billion in 2009, down from $117 billion in 2008.