The new Sentia m3400 notebook being put out by Alienware sports a good-sized 14-inch LCD display with “ClearView” technology and a 5:3 aspect ratio (which is somewhere between the usual 4:3 ratio and 16:9 widescreen). Interestingly, the computer manufacturer is saying that their new laptop is specifically targeted toward people with “mobile needs.” Now, my question is, isn’t everyone in the market for a new laptop computer necessarily looking for something mobile and portable? After all, you can get a much more powerful desktop PC for the same price.
(editor’s note: Ahem… desktop replacement ‘laptops’ are all the rage!)
That aside, the Sentia m3400 is said to last up to 3.5 hours on a single charge, thanks in part to the Intel Centrino chipset and Pentium M processor. Alienware managed to keep the weight quite low at a mere 4.5 pounds, which is definitely a plus for the professional on the go. Show off your PowerPoint presentation, videos, music and all that good stuff with Windows XP Media Center Edition as the included OS and an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 graphics processor. You’ll also find an integrated 1.3 MP webcam, digital 5.1 surround sound output, and wireless LAN capability.
Prices start at $899, depending on the configuration that happens to tickle your fancy.