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Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000  (Source: Microsoft)
Microsoft announces Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 with see through accents to mimic the Aero interface

Microsoft announced the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 today with a design Microsoft says is intended to complement the Windows Vista Aero interface. The desktop set includes a new ultrathin comfort Curve keyboard and a rechargeable mouse.

The hallmark of the keyboard is a translucent Aero-inspired design along with floating hot keys and one touch instant access to Windows Flip 3D. The comfort curve keyboard has a smoked translucent border to mimic the look and feel of the translucent Aero borders on screens.

Other keyboard features include what Microsoft calls floating My Favorite Keys that allow users to simply press and hold one of the hot keys, like setting favorites on a car stereo, to bind websites to the keys.

Carla Foster, group marketing manager at Microsoft said in a statement, “This keyboard is a perfect example of Microsoft's focus on connecting its hardware with Windows Vista, bringing the elegance of Windows Aero to the keyboard. The Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 truly brings the best of both worlds together -- a beautiful design and a full suite of productivity features -- making it the best option for customers desiring a sophisticated accessory for their computer."

The keyboard included with the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 uses Microsoft’s familiar Comfort Curve design with six degrees of curve. The mouse included with the desktop is the Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 7000. The mouse is rechargeable and includes a horizontal charging station. LEDs on the mouse tell users when the mouse needs to be charged. The desktop uses 2.4GHz wireless technology for connectivity. Wide availability for the Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 will begin in April at $129.95.

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By spookynutz on 3/12/2008 1:34:07 AM , Rating: 2
Hello, fellow MacBook user. You should head on over to with the rest of us to discuss Apple's pinnacle of innovation in greater detail. Unfortunately, for the budget PC buyer, Dell managed to avoid cloning Apple's pending class action lawsuits.

I just can't get enough of the innovations Apple has "architected" into this stylish laptop they sold me. A swelling battery, blown speaker, warping/corroding case, underclocked video card, a hissing sound coming from the discolored LCD, random shutdowns and arbitrary WiFi functionality.

Fortunately, while my MacBook is back at the genius bar being innovated on, my Latitude D630 is still plugging away. Alas, no backlit keyboard though.

By Pirks on 3/12/2008 3:50:27 PM , Rating: 1
Hello, fellow MacBook user
Good bye, I'm not a MacBook user, I'm a Dell Vostro 1700 user, 'cause I'm cheap and poor guy, so no innovative stuff for me. I do admit recent Dell notebooks finally got better touchpads which can sort of function without clicking the touchpad buttons, but still this is far from nice Mac touchpads with their sweet two finger control, I like that a lot. And Dells are of course way heavier and thicker than MacBooks, especially Dell 17" notebooks, but hey, who really complains about cheap stuff.

I know Wintel PCs are shoddy/flimsy and cheap, and I know their low price is and always will be their biggest advantage. I'm not gonna complain when driving some cheapo american car like chevy, everyone knows they are crappy but everyone drives them because of their low price. I will just envy lucky Lexus owners or lucky MBP 17" owners. These rich bastards know what they buy, fat modafokkas I hate youuu! Just like any other Wintel or cheapo Chevy fanboy hates them. But at least I understand WHY fanboys hate those expensive things, while fanboys themselves DO NOT understand that. Isn't that funny? ;-)

And I've read even more problem reports about shoddy Dell hardware in Dell support forums, so I don't get it. What are you trying to say? That Dell hardware never breaks and Apple hardware always breaks? Or what? Sounds funny, but maybe I'm missing something.

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