Thursday, October 22, 2009

Windows 7 Laptops On Sale Now At Amazon - Over 200 Models

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Microsoft's eagerly awaited new operating system Windows 7 has just been released today.

Amazon has over 150 new laptops with Windows 7.

They also have 70+ netbooks with Windows 7: Acer/Gateway, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, Velocity Micro

Some notes on the specs for the regular notebook models available on Amazon:
  • Brands: Acer/Gateway, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba, Velocity Micro
  • Price range: $399.99 to $999.99
  • Weight: 3 to 10 pounds, except for the 1.4 pound Sony Vaio with 8" screen
  • Display: 11.6 to 18.4 inches diagonal screen size, except for the 8" Sony Vaio
  • CPU: Mostly Intel processors: Atom, Celeron, ULV, Core 2 Duo, Core i7. Only a few with AMD processors, including the Neo.
  • RAM: Almost all have 2GB, 3GB, or 4GB of memory. A couple with 6GB.
  • Optical Drive: Some with no optical drive, many with DVD burners. A decent number with Blu-Ray.
  • Graphics cards: Many cheaper/smaller models have the Intel integrated GMA 4500M graphics chip. The others have NVIDIA or ATA GPU processors.
You can view the entire list as a sortable/filterable spreadsheet or as a web page:
Windows 7 laptops on Amazon comparison spreadsheet
Windows 7 laptops on Amazon comparison web page

Notes on the netbooks with Windows 7:
  • Price range: Around $300 to $550, with most of them in the $300-400 range.
  • Display: All 10 inch screens, except for a few 11.6 inch models (which at that size are sometimes listed as regular notebooks).
  • CPU: All Intel processors, mostly Atom. The Dell uses a ULV, but it barely qualifies as a "netbook".
  • RAM: Almost all have 1GB of memory, which I think is the limitation for Windows 7 Starter. The ones with 2GB or 4GB use Windows 7 Premium.
  • Hard drive: 160GB or 250GB capacity, except for a couple with 320GB.
  • Graphics card: Mostly Intel integrated graphics chip, with one model using the NVIDIA ION.
Windows 7 netbooks on Amazon comparison spreadsheet
Windows 7 netbooks on Amazon comparison web page

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