Lenovo unveiled its IdeaPad Y480 notebook at CES this year, and today the device made an appearance on the FCC thanks to a filing by Broadcom. The label for the device, above, shows that the IdeaPad Y480 will rely on a Broadcom WiFi module, and FCC filings indicate that this module won approval for single-band 802.11 b/g/n capabilities.
The IdeaPad Y480 made a brief appearance on Amazon last week before getting pulled. An official release date for the device has not been announced, but pricing has been confirmed at $999.
It looks like HP will be soon updating its ENVY 14 line of notebooks. Earlier today, the HP ENVY 14 Spectre, pictured above, won FCC approval for its dual-band Wireless-N capabilities. News of the Spectre first leaked in November 2011 when HP inadvertently leaked the “Spectre” name. It’s likely that the device will be an Ivy Bridge upgrade to the ENVY notebook lineup. However, other than that we don’t have much more information about the device.
The image of the ENVY 14 Spectre above shows a few design changes in vents and labeling. Interestingly, it does not appear that there is a slot for the add-on slice battery.
HP has not yet announced the ENVY 14 Spectre, but we’d expect to hear more at CES this year.
Today, One Laptop Per Child’s (OLPC) XO-1.75 laptop hit the FCC, presumably on its way into the hands of children in developing countries. The XO-1.75 features a power-sipping Marvell 1GHz Armada ARM processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. The device’s screen measures 7.5-inches and operates in a grayscale reflective mode to save power, or color backlit mode. The XO-1.75 won FCC approval for its WiFi capabilities in a filing by OEM Quanta Computer.
OLPC is dedicated to developing cost-effective computers for kids in areas with limited access to technology. To this end, the company’s PCs are designed with power-saving features. The XO-1.75 even features a hand crank for charging. The device is expected to debut in 2012, and will cost around $200.
Yesterday a couple mysterous laptops from Dell made an appearance on the FCC. The devices are dubbed the Dalmore 15 and Dalmore 14, and sport the model numbers P19F and P25G. FCC test reports reveal much, but label photos of the devices are quite interesting.
First, both notebooks appear to be very thin. The back end of the devices are about as tall as an Ethernet port, putting them in the 15 to 20mm range – that’s Macbook Air territory. It’s also notable that both devices feature a ton of ports. In addition to the Ethernet port, the devices feature an HDMI port, what appears to be multiple mini-display ports, as well as a few USB ports. Pictures of the Dalmore 15’s frame also shows a label that reads “SATA Flash”, suggesting that the device will sport SSD storage.
The Dalmore models also feature a unique design. The back of the devices are flat, but have slight angles near the device’s sides. None of Dell’s current notebook models feature this design, suggesting that this will be a new line of notebooks for the company. It’s possible that the Dalmores, which likely get their name from a single-malt scotch whisky, are Dell’s first entrants into the ultrabook category.
Update: Sean Hollister from The Verge points out that these are the Dell E6520 and E6420. These two notebooks like made a re-appearance on the FCC due to added Smart Card reading support.
This summer, Sony released its top-of-the-line VAIO Z laptop. Measuring only 0.7-inches thin, the VAIO Z is Sony’s most recent entrant into the ultrabook category.
Thanks to recently released FCC internal photos, we are now able to take a peek inside the VAIO Z. FCC photos focus primarily on the VAIO Z’s wireless card and antennas, but we do get a good look at the device’s carbon fiber construction. Sony’s extensive reliance on carbon fiber in the VAIO Z helps the device to tip the scales at only 2.5 pounds. However, it also contributes to the VAIO Z’s $2000 plus price tag.
FCC photos also give us a good look at the VAIO Z’s main board. Components are tightly packed together, and the device’s SSD drive and wireless card are visible. The VAIO’ Z’s processor is hidden under a circuit board, right next to two fans that vent heat outside the left hand side of the device.
Check out the full VAIO Z gallery, below:
Samsung unveiled its Series 7 700Z notebook at IFA 2011 in early September and today the device made an appearance on the FCC. The 700Z features a 15.6-inch SuperBright 300nit display, Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, integrated Intel or AMD Radeon HD6750M graphics cards, up to 8GB of RAM and a DVD RW drive. The exterior of the 700Z is made of brushed aluminum, a nice touch by Samsung. Other features include HDMI and Ethernet ports, along with a VGA port that will require an adapter.
There’s no word when the 700Z will make an appearance in the States. At IFA 2011 Samsung reveal price points for the 700Z between £799 and £999.