Giz’s Favorite Santa Rosa Notebooks

Giz’s Favorite Santa Rosa Notebooks

Now that you know what Santa Rosa is all about, here are some of the laptops that caught our attention. We got an 13.3-inch ultraportable from Asus (along with a DirectX 10 capable gaming notebook), a Tablet PC from Fujitsu and Sony’s Blu-ray packin’ VAIO FZ. First at bat are the boys from Asus.

Asus W7S
Asus%20Sata%20Rosa.jpg I’m a big fan of ultraportables and Asus’ new number has what it takes to fit in my gadget bag. It weighs 4lbs and packs a just-right 13.3-inch WXGA display. But don’t call it a wimpy laptop. It’s got a GeForce 8400 card, a 1.3-megapixel camera and an Express Card slot. Did I mention the full-size keyboard? Why would you wanna travel with anything else.

Also Check Out: Asus G1S. This 15.4-inch lappie has a GeForce Go 8600 GT GPU, which means it’ll melt its way through the most graphics-intensive games you throw its way. It’s got a 15.4-inch screen, but you can also upgrade to the 17-inch G2S.

Fujitsu LifeBook T4220 Tablet PC
Fujitsu%20LifeBook%20T4220%20Tablet%20PC.jpg The T4220 is the first Tablet PC whose neck turns both ways. In other words, it has a bi-directional display hinge that lets you turn the screen in both directions. A subtle (but nice) touch for those of you that like to get twisty on your laptop. The system also has a shock-protected hard drive and weighs a luggable 4.3 pounds.

Also Check Out: Need something with a little more substance? The E8410 comes in at 6.1 pounds and offers a 15.4-inch display. I like it ’cause of its magnesium-alloy casing, which makes it both durable and lightweight.

Sony VAIO FZ Premium Edition
Sony%20VAIO%20FZ.jpg If you’re looking for a high-def lappie, look no further than the VAIO FZ. This $2,000 system comes with a Blu-ray drive, HDMI connector and a respectable 15.4-inch display.

Also Check Out: Don’t wanna take sides with Blu-ray? Go for the FZ Standard, which will only set you back $1,400.