October 10, 2008
IBM didn’t get the memo, thank God
Paul Boutin writes that IBM, which recently announced its third-quarter results earlier than expected, beat Wall Street’s profit estimate for this past quarter.
“The world’s largest computer services company pre-announced Q3 earnings with profits beyond analysts’ forecasts. Even the Nasdaq is up on the news.”
Toshiba launches latest MacBook Air beater
James Sherwood provides details on Toshiba’s new Portégé notebook, which the company is claiming is to be the world’s thinnest and lightest fully-featured machine to date.
“The R600 weighs in at 1.1kg (2.4lb) and measures 283 x 215.8 x 19.5-25.5mm. Unfortunately for Toshiba, the R600 will have to share its attributes crown with its older brother, the R500, which weighs exactly the same and has identical dimensions. Nonetheless, the new model comes in two flavours: a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 model with 1GB of 800MHz DDR 2 memory and a 128GB solid-state drive, or a cheaper 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo SU9300 version with 2GB of 800MHz DDR 2 memory and a 160GB SATA HDD.”
“According to the report, Asustek has not yet decided details of the models which will be updated, but will reach a decision based on market demand. The company expects to showcase the products during CES 2009. Asustek is also planning the launch of dual-core Atom-based netbooks as soon as Intel begins shipping the CPUs, but Intel hasn’t yet confirmed when this will happen.”