Mr. Bicep wears performance socks from Wigwam. Wigwam has been
leading the knitting industry for 100 years, and manufactures socks for
Trail Running, Hiking, Backpacking and other active sports.

Bruce's August 1, 2006 Theme:


With the recent advancements in computer technology combined with plummeting prices of computer parts, there's never been a better time for consumers to buy a portable laptop computer! The Muscleman of Technology has some terrific buying advice to make sure you get the proper laptop for your needs without getting ripped off.

Although the three Laptop computers below represent the premium choices in their respective categories, you can find other similar laptops from these companies (or others) which may be better suited for your specific needs and budget. Below are some guidelines and tips to help you in your search for your perfect laptop!


If you'd like to download Bruce's tips and guidelines for buying a laptop created just for this segment, and to help KUSI viewers select a laptop, you can download the checklist here: Tips and Guidelines for Buying Laptop Computer.

Who is it for?

                                                  . Consumers who want power of a desktop computer in a laptop computer (17" to 19")
                                                  . Early adopters / power users looking for the latest & greatest technology today
                                                  . Hardcore gaming enthusiasts requiring top-of-the-line graphics performance

  1. Alienware Aurora mALX "Elite Assassin" 19" Laptop Computer
    www.alienware.com   From $4,499

    Draw first blood in the technology war with the most advanced performance ever infused into an exclusive mobile desktop thing of beauty. Featuring exclusive custom airbrushed artwork of alien grips and color-shifting chameleon paint buffed to a high gloss wax finish. The 64-bit AMD Turion CPU processor model ML-44 has power to run the most demanding games and with HyperTransport technology to seamlessly switch between your business applications as well. You're never going to run out of RAM: 2GB of dual channel blazing fast DDR SO-DIMM is factory installed to keep power users happy! You'll be awestruck by the mALX gorgeous 19" widescreen (1680 x 1050) display-you can pull up multiple financial projection windows, or measure the size of your opponent's pupils before you lay down the heavy fire. Full-size keyboard and number pad ensures maximum comfort. Let's talk raw graphics horsepower. The Aurora mALX uses dual graphics cards and SLI technology that assigns each card half your screen so your characters and world render with twice as much power. With dual 512MB GeForce Go 7900 GTX, this is the FIRST notebook to deliver 1GB of dedicated graphics memory! Don't worry, the 7,200 RPM SATA 100GB hard drive will keep up just fine. Built-in 1.3 Megapixel video camera in lid. Every expansion port imaginable is built-in-please see the Alienware web site above for all the specific details not mentioned here.

Who is it for?

                                                  . Consumers who want a general purpose but inexpensive portable laptop computer
                                                  . Perfect for business / students for web research, create office documents, and email
                                                  . Space requirement constraints, usually 14 or 15 inch display, and around 5 to 7lbs

  1. Ferrari 4000 Laptop Computer 15.4" Wide Screen Display
    www.acer.com     MSRP $1,899

    Based on the new 64-bit technology, the Ferrari 4000 from Acer features advanced graphics capabilities, wide-screen 15.4" display, and wireless connectivity. Carbon-Fiber Lid adorned with the officially licensed Ferrari logo. This magnificent eye catching, high-speed Ferrari 4000 notebook computer conceals the latest technology which is guaranteed to turn heads. From business to playing games, you'll get it all and then some with this one of a kind multimedia powerhouse.now you can finally afford your very own Ferrari!

    Detailed Specifications: AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology (ML-40 processor) 1GB SDRAM (DDR333); 100GB hard drive (5400 RPM); integrated DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive; 5-in-1 card reader; 15.4" WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) display powered by ATI's awesome MOBILITY RADEON X700 graphics card with 128MB DDR memory! Windows XP Professional. 802.11b/g WLAN, gigabit LAN, Bluetooth, and internal V.92 modem. DVI-D and S-video TV-out ports. Integrated microphone and stereo speakers. Four USB 2.0 ports and one 1394 Firewire port. Type II PC Card slot (32-bit PC CardBus architecture). Touchpad with four-way integrated scroll button. Eight-cell lithium ion battery for 3.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage. About 6.5lbs.

Who is it for?

                                                  . Consumers who want the thinnest, lightest, and most portable laptop computer
                                                  . Perfect for people who travel heavily and must use a portable computer
                                                  . Business folks who can afford to give up some features to carry around 3lbs.

  1. Lenovo ThinkPad X60s
    www.lenovo.com   From $1,499

    Lighten up with the ThinkPad X60 Series-ultraportable notebooks are ideal for extremely mobile users who spend most of their time working away from the office. Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology delivers new levels of mobile performance, reliability, and manageability.

    X60 Series are now even better with integrated security solutions out of the box-the Integrated Fingerprint Reader is built conveniently into the palm rest area of your notebook! The "UltraConnect Antenna" is built into the display cover for optimal signal reception. This combined design supports IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g wireless technologies to help maximize coverage and performance for improved wireless LAN connectivity around the world. Another option of the X60s is integrated high-speed EvDO Wireless WAN-the largest coverage area for high-speed wireless in the United States (see Lenovo's site above for all the details). You always have support a button away with the "THINKVANTAGE" Button!

    8 hour battery life and built-in keyboard light and solid all-around performance are just some of the reasons why this model won so many awards! See lenovo.com for more.

Terms of Use | Contact Us
© Copyright 2003-2010 Muscleman of Technology®, LLC. All rights reserved.