by Rene Haas

Back in May we said that June would be big for Optimus, and since then we’ve paraded out 16 new Optimus systems while at Computex, including big name OEMs Acer (Gateway 14’” ID49C and 13.3’ EC39C and Packard Bell 15.6’ EasyNote TX86 and 13.3” EasyNote Butterfly s) and Lenovo (14” z460 and 13” y360).

And, right after Computex, Dell announced that the world’s most powerful 11-inch gaming notebook, the Alienware M11x, would now have NVIDIA Optimus technology.

Today, Toshiba rolled out their 2010 models. Their Toshiba Satellite A665 and Satellite M645 laptops have select models equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce 310M and GeForce GT330M graphics processors, and those systems also include NVIDIA Optimus technology.


I am impressed with these laptops and their awesome Fusion X2 finish, which blends a durable textured surface over the cover and palm rests with a glossy trim. But they are not all about looks, as they blend style with multimedia performance by using the latest performance-class components and cutting-edge technologies designed to boost high-def entertainment, productivity and creativity.


So there you have it: Acer, Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba. Four biggies to add to Asus as providers of Optimus-enabled systems. There are around 40 Optimus-enabled laptops and netbooks that have been announced so far. We have tiny-footprint NVIDIA ION netbooks, laptops from 13-inches to 15-inches and even high performance 11-inch gaming notebooks. The advantages of NVIDIA Optimus is undeniable, and I am glad consumers have a choice in just about any type of notebook they could desire.