October 22, 2009 2:20 pm

Brandon’s Guide to Awesome New Windows 7 PCs

By / Senior Program Manager, Windows Insider Program

Many of you may be on the market for a new Windows 7 PC. Our partners are delivering new PCs we think you will love and just in time for the holidays! Below are hot and slick looking Windows 7 PCs in categories we think will be big for holiday 2009.

Brandon's Guide to Awesome Windows 7 PCs

Please note that many of the PCs with features mentioned below are just one of many configurations these PCs come with. Many of these PCs can be configured and customized to your liking.

All-in-one PCs:

  • Sony VAIO L Series: Features a Quad Core processor, 24” widescreen touch display, discrete graphics, lots of memory and storage.
  • Dell Studio One 19: Features a Quad Core processor, lots of storage, a Blu-ray combo drive and an 18.5″ multitouch HD widescreen display.
  • HP TouchSmart 300z Series: Features discrete graphics, an optional built-in TV tuner and a 20″ multitouch widescreen display.

Ultra-thin PCs:

  • Acer Aspire 4810T: Offers a 14″ screen, good battery life, and weighs only 2.4 lbs.
  • Dell Adamo 13: Features a slick looking aluminum chassis, 13.4″ edge-to-edge HD display, ultra-slim .65″ profile, Bluetooth and optional Mobile Broadband.
  • Toshiba Satellite T135: Features a 13.3″ HD widescreen display, full size keyboard, 1.5″ profile and weighs 4.7 lbs.

Touch PCs:

  • Lenovo ThinkPad T400smt: A lightweight Laptop PC with a 14.1″ multitouch display, integrated webcam, and dual-channel digital microphone.
  • Toshiba Satellite M500: Features a lightweight, 14.1″ touch screen and specializes in mobility. Note that not all M500 models feature Windows Touch however.

Netbook PCs:

But wait! There’s more! Here are some other great PCs that really show off some of things customers do on their PCs everyday (yes, some people game every day):

Great Gaming PCs:

  • Falcon NW Fragbox: A portable desktop PC with a Quad Core processor, discrete graphics, lots memory and storage.
  • Alienware M17x: Features Dual GPUs, a Quad Core processor and 12GB of DDR3 memory (that’s a lot of memory!).
  • Asus G51Vx: A 15″ gaming laptop PC featuring NVIDIA graphics with dedicated 1GB of memory, and a backlit gaming keyboard.

More Multimedia PCs:

  • Dell Studio XPS 16: Features premium ATI graphics, optional Intel Core i7 processor configuration, and your choice of either a 15.6″ LED or 16″ RGBLED seamless display.
  • HP Pavilion dv8t: Features an 18.4″ HD widescreen, Blu-ray drive, TV tuner, and premium sound system with subwoofer and Dolby audio.
  • Toshiba Satellite A505: Features discrete graphics (certain configurations), a dual-core CPU, and premium surround sound speakers, and a HD 16″ screen.
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Y650: A very stylish, thin, and light notebook at only 1 inch thick and weighing only 5.6 lbs.

All Around Great Everyday PCs:

  • Dell Studio XPS 13: Features a 13.3″ edge-to-edge display, backlit keyboard and NVIDIA graphics.
  • Toshiba Satellite U500: Versatility, power and style and touch capable. A 13.3” mobile do-it-all machine.

Work from Anywhere (Mobility):

  • HP Pavilion dm3: Features a 13.3” ultra wide screen display and NVIDIA graphics, under 4 lbs. and 1 inch thin with great battery life.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X200T: Features a lightweight form factor, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and is a Tablet PC (great for taking notes during meetings!).

Safeguard Your Work:

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X301: Features GPS, Bluetooth and Unified wireless capabilities.
  • HP ProBook 5310: Features a 13.3” HD LED display with integrated mobile broadband and a thin and lightweight design.

We are also making it easier for customers to choose which Windows PC is right for them with an updated version of Windows PC Scout (previously known as Windows Laptop Scout).

PC_scout

Windows PC Scout has been completely updated with new PCs and new ways of helping customers better identify the PC they want based on their needs. Essentially Windows PC Scout “Simplifies your search” for the right PC. There are a couple of ways Windows PC Scout will help you find the PC you want:

  • Laptop 101: Educates you on Laptop PCs.
  • Usage: Discover how certain Laptop PCs are used for specific needs.
  • Recommend: Match your needs with quality-checked Laptop PCs by Microsoft. Windows PC Scout provides clear recommendations on Windows PCs at a variety of price points.
  • Buy: Once you’ve found a PC, Windows PC Scout makes it easy to click through to purchase the right PC for them through major retailers, the online Microsoft Store or PC manufacturer websites.

If you’re looking for a new Windows 7 PC – give Windows PC Scout a spin!

As you can see, there is such an amazing variety of Windows 7 PCs for you to choose!

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