Macbook Air 11-Inch Hands-On Video

While this clip is no more than 40 seconds, I completely scroll through a page, put the Macbook Air on standby, and give it an “instant-on” test which successfully works. This is the base $999 model with an 11.6-inch screen, a 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, Nvidia Geforce 320M graphics, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and finally 64GB of flash storage. On an editor’s note, so to speak, I have to mention that I am ultimately buying this Macbook Air, simply due to the practicality of its thinness, speed (yes, it is fast running OS X), and decent price for a Mac.

And then there’s just that feeling of having the latest gadget. I am a gadget blogger, aren’t I?

Note: This was filmed with an Android phone, hence the shakiness.

A Gingerbread Man Statue, Android 2.3, And Some Cheering Googlers

To know your Android A-B-C-s, then please read as follows: cupcake, donut, eclair, froyo, and gingerbread. Those are the version of Android named after desserts, 1.5, 1.6, 2.0/2.1/, 2.2, 2.3 or 3.0, respectively. Some Googlers and a giant truck bring along what can only be described as a giant Gingerbread man to stand next to the FroYo sculpture. Keep in mind every time a figure like this is erected, members of the press (LaptopMemo, somewhat included) are invited to check it out.

The video, available in full 720p HD is down there for you gadget-loving newcomers to look at.
Via: YouTube

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Available For Pre-Order On Steam…Now.

Just in case you were wondering, Steam is now offering Call Of Duty: Black Ops on Steam for the outrageous but-oh-so-normal $59.95 price tag. Keep in mind this is for PC, and not PS3 or Xbox 360. The game also uses Steamworks and Valve Anti-Cheat, which is a million times better than Punkbuster, but not any better at the same time. I’ll be pre-ordering the game soon, my Steam ID is Stef_LAPTOPMEMO.

Immediately expect that you will get pwned once I meet you in-game, because well, I’m just good at games (proof).

Via: Steam

Dell Venue Pro Listed On Pre-Order Page, I Can Confirm It Comes Out On The 8th

After speaking to my contacts at Dell I can independently confirm that the Dell Venue Pro, the sexiest upwards QWERTY slider in the history of smartphones yet in my humble opinion, is coming to T-Mobile on the 8th of November, much like the Samsung Focus on AT&T. The pricing isn’t official yet, but I can peg it at $199.99 on a usual 2-year contract with T-Mobile. Expansys is listing it also for a November 8th release for 499.99 British Pounds.

HP Slate 500 Goes The Route Of Official, Costs $799

The HP Slate 500? Its got the official badge now, readers. As usual with new product launches, LaptopMemo will cut striaght to the chase and tell you what the HP Slate 500 has to offer:  a 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB SSD and Broadcom’s Crystal HD accelerator for managing heavy 1080p video, an included dock which has an HDMI-out port to hook up to your big screen, and finally an 8.9-inch capacitive touch screen which runs Windows 7 Professional. The Slate 500 also has a bonus Wacom active digitizer (for leisure) and front-facing as well as 3 megapixel camera on the behind.

On one hand, I have to give it to HP for not producing something potentially crappy. But then charging $799 for it doesn’t quite make sense. Even the Galaxy Tab on Verizon is priced cheaper, and that’s saying something.
HP Slate 500 Press pics

Promo video after the jump/break/cut/bounce!

Phosphor World Time E-Ink Watch Review

It’s a watch and it’s a gadget. It’s an e-ink watch! That’s right; the same technology used in your Kindle, Nook, Alex, or what have you is in fact now in a decently priced digital watch with built-in date and day, world time, and a “night” mode. Jump on after the break to see what is good (or bad) about the Phosphor World Time E-Ink watch review unit that I’ve tested for a week.

Windows 7 Has Sold 240 Million Copies In One Year. That’s A Lot

Do you know what’s really selling? Windows 7. Within one year the new operating system representing Microsoft has sold 240 million copies, or licenses. While the Mac has 5% of market share, Windows 7 has 91% of it. While the execs at Microsoft jump in their seats with the outstanding success of Windows 7 and the release of Windows Phone 7 on November 8th, one thing comes to mind:  who doesn’t own a Windows PC? Via: Reuters