Tag Archives: notebooks

I feel like I’m missing something about the Moleskine MSK format

Moleskine is pushing a new “MSK” format for designing your own custom pages on your computer to be printed and attached to one of their famous notebooks. But I’m confused. While I understand the utility of custom pages, especially some … Continue reading

Laser-engraved Moleskine covers don’t emit phosgene and chlorine, which is nice

A small company that laser-etches tech and nerd gear has this sage advice: WARNING : DO NOT LASER ENGRAVE MOLESKINES WITHOUT THE PROPER FILTRATION SYSTEM. BURNING THEM CREATES HIGHLY TOXIC GASES INCLUDING PHOSGENE AND CHLORINE GAS. THE HYDROCHLORIC ACID PRODUCED … Continue reading

Review: A week with the G50v

Asus’s G50V is a reassuringly ugly gaming notebook. Well-specced but not extravagant, it offers decent performance at an affordable price: depending on the specs you want, expect to sink $1,500-$2,000 into one of these. Echoes of the same design language … Continue reading

CES Trend Watch: Fujitsu N7010 laptop nestles a tiny screen above its keyboard

Here’s one of the trends you’re going to see at CES this year: laptops with small, secondary displays inside. And here’s a good example: the Fujitsu Lifebook N7010, with a small (but relatively high-resolution) touchscreen just above the keyboard. We … Continue reading

Logitech announces new lapdesk, attractive wards genital scalding

Logitech’s new Comfort Lapdesk is opalescent white, laser beam reflective and features a plump, sinewy coccyx for the accommodation of the knees. A third-party lap to balance your laptop on is always a bit of a superfluous purchase, unless you … Continue reading

Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Graphic Booster externalizes GPU to drive three displays

There’s not many laptops that can power more than one external display, but Fujitsu-Siemenes’ Amilo Graphic Booster is an attractively designed external box with an ATI Radeon HD 3870with 512MB of memory built-in. It connects to your laptop via an … Continue reading

MSI splashes color on 12″ notebooks

The cute names given to laptop colors form a lifestyle microcosm. With its VR220 12″ notebooks, MSI has us wearing Denim Blue, eating Wasabi Green, kissing Coral Pink, and …. ruling Empire Black? It gets an extra thumb up if … Continue reading

The SmoothBook DR Notebook…. loosely translated: “The Notebook of the Dead.”

From the same guys who gave us yesterday’s awesome Fallout 3 style monitor. Hey, isn’t it nice to see someone finally update the Necronomicon ex Mortis to the technological trappings favored by today’s Eldritch-worshipping Cthulhite, replete with the most evil … Continue reading

Sony invites all-comers to “Graphic Splash” contest

Graphic Splash is Sony’s lineup of art-slathered notebooks, and it’s the company’s single coolest project going. It’s teaming up with Microsoft to find new designs for the series, and is inviting “consumers” to send in their creations. Starting today through … Continue reading

Toshiba’s Portege R500-S50007V is 0.77″ thick with 128GB solid state drive

Toshiba’s entry in the superthin stakes is the Portege R500-S5007v, a 2.4lb notebook with a 128GB flash drive and integrated optical. Topped by a 12.1″ 1280×800 widescreen display, it comes with 2GB of RAM, a U7700 Core 2 Duo CPU … Continue reading