Alienware M14x And M11x R3 Announced: Awesomesauce Starts Here

My favorite gaming computer company has something new to debut, and that warrants instant coverage here on LaptopMemo. And this is just perfect: the Alienware M14x and updated M11x. Starting at the decent $1,199 price point, you get 6.45 pounds of weight for a Sandy Bridge 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 processor (up to 2.9 GHz of TurboBoost) with 6MB of cache, 4GB of DDR3 RAm at 1600MHz, a 1.5GB Nvidia Optimus graphics setup (Nvidia GeForce GT 555M), a 500GB 7,200RPM hard drive (6GB per second transfers), 14-inch 1366×768 WLED backlit screen (a $75 upgrade gets you a 1600×900 screen), slot load DVD drive, comes in red or black, and a Intel Wireless-N WiFi card which supports a/g/n radios. In short, it’s quite a powerful rig. And I love the way it looks.

Second is the M11x R3, a laptop which I’ve given so much praise for that even Alienware notices (what’s the problem, it’s awesome guys!?!). The new M11x comes in red or black, Sandy Bridge-generation processors, along with a new graphics card (the Nvidia GeForce 540M in Optimus configuration), 7,200RPM hard drives, and so on (some of the same configuration possibilites as before). It also is to be noted that both systems have support for Verizon 4G LTE and WiMAX, as well as WirelessHD technology for sending images to a monitor or TV, so that’s a plus as well. The M11x R3 starts at $999, the M14x at $1,199 and both are available for purchase today. Press release after the jump.

Via: Alienware M14x, M11x R3

White iPhone 4 Used To Display New iOS Multitasking?

The same genius leaksters at Vietnamese tech site Tinhte have not only what they claim is an official white iPhone 4, but with a “preview” version of iOS which contains newer and updated multitasking, which either may be the most official-looking jailbroken ROM for the iPhone ever seen, or it may be just official. Check out the video after the break to see for yourself. Via: Tinhte

BlackBerry PlayBook Now On Sale, Starts At $500 For 16GB WiFi Model

So, here it is. A rival tablet produced by RIM, creators of the BlackBerry. The 16GB of storage model with WiFi costs $500, exactly the same configuration and price as the iPad 2. Keep in mind the BlackBerry PlayBook has what some may call “unfinished software” and no native email or calendar apps (which supposedly should be added in a software update). Either way, below are the BestBuy purchase links for the BlackBerry PlayBook. Via: BestBuy (16GB),(32GB)(64GB)

Apple Sues Samsung For Copying “Look And Feel” Of Its Devices

Whoa. Today is a new day for — lawsuits? The Wall Street Journal has just reported that Apple has filed a lawsuit against Samsung in the Northern District of California on April 15 (that’s last Friday) for copying the “look and feel” of the iPhone and iPad with the Galaxy S 4G, Epic 4G, Galaxy Tab (probably the 7-inch model), and Nexus S (which is Google’s flagship Android phone). A reason (one of many) to pay close attention to this case is that the Nexus S uses Android 2.3, the latest version of Android, while the other devices do not, indicating a true attack on Android as a whole (or so it would seem, right?).

Now for the irony: Samsung builds and sells chips for Apple products. A excerpt from the lawsuit is seen below:

“Rather than innovate and develop its own technology and a unique Samsung style for its smart phone products and computer tablets, Samsung chose to copy Apple’s technology, user interface and innovative style in these infringing products.”

Via: WSJ

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE MiFi Now Available Online For $99

t’s the Verizon Wireless MiFi 4510L 4G LTE wireless hotspot. Novatel’s newest MiFi (they were the first to create one, remember?) launches April 21st for $99 after a two year service agreement and rebate in retail Verizon Wireless stores with a $50 monthly service plan which gets you 5GB of data usage, with additional usage billed per gigabyte. It also contains a handy E-Ink screen for telling you battery life and signal strength, as well as a microsSD card slot to share over the network with devices that are connected to it. Currently however, the 4G LTE MiFi can be had on for the aforementioned price. PR after the jump.

Samsung Planning Monster Smartphone Chip With 2GHz Dual-Core Processing Power


According to Korean blog MK, a “high-ranking” Samsung official stated that they are “planning to release a 2GHz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year.” Also mentioned was that the new silicon would “have the data processing capacities of a regular PC.” That, dear readers, would be a very accurate statement, if true. Better yet, Samsung may outsource this chip to other manufacturers. Now we just need a killer-looking smartphone with that kind of power and new battery technology — one can dream, no?

Via: MK