With the tech world going ga-ga over tablet news at the moment, interesting netbook news has been few and far between. Acer is trying to make news with their new Aspire One D260 which dual boots Windows 7 and Android. Booting the Android OS (version unknown at this point) is supposed to take only 15 seconds for minor applications like web surfing and email while Windows 7 is available for "larger" apps like word processing and video work.60 which dual boots Windows 7 and Android.
There are many things that are great about notebooks, and there are some that aren't so great. One of the things that isn't so great about using a notebook all the time is that the screens tend to be too low for many users. The speakers in most notebooks are also subpar.
SMK-Link has unveiled a new product called the Notebook USB Audio Station and it raises the screen for more comfortable work by 26-degrees. The stand also has a set of USB speakers that connect to the notebook with a single USB cable.
The Alienware M11x is a slick little ultraportable gaming rig that has been around for a while now. This is one of the few 11-inch computers that you can actually try to play recent games on and expect decent frame rates.
Dell and Alienware announced yesterday that the M11x is getting some performance improvements by way of some new hardware options. The machine can now be fitted with new Intel 2010 core i7 processors with Turbo boost tech that are over-clockable.
A German based 'smartbook' maker has caused a raquet in the netbook industry by calling itself what is being argued as a descriptive term and not a valid brand name.
SMARTBOOK AG is the mob we're talking about and Qualcomm is the one with its dukes up at the moment trying to get the german smartbook maker off its high horse.
But, zee Germans won't budge an inch and say that they refute the claim of smartbook being a descriptive term in the netbook computing industry with statements made in the form of an official news release earlier today.
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Sony has pulled the wraps off some new computers today in the VAIO E and J series. The E series are notebooks and the J Series are AIO machines for media fans. The E Notebook line gets new EA series with 14-inch screen, bright colors, Intel wireless display tech, and Core i5-540M CPUs along with up to 500GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, and optional Blu-ray.
The VIAO EB notebook has the same specs but gets a larger 15.5-inch screen. The new EC model is a much larger 17.3-inch screen. The machine has some serious options like a video card with 1GB of graphics memory. Other options for the machine include a Core i5-540M CPU and up to 8GB of RAM.
Acer has just officially released its Aspire One 533 netbook to market; another Intel NM10 powered unit with GMA 3150 IGP and choice of Atom N455/N475 (1.66GHz/1.83GHz) processor.
This 10.1-inch (1024x600) netbook is around about 25mm thick, weighing in at 1Kg. It has a 93% standard sized keyboard along with multi-gesture touchpad and comes in three glossy colours' black, red or white.
It's been years since I talked about anything from Compaq. I had a Compaq computer back in the day and thought it was really cool at the time. Since HP bought Compaq, we don't hear much from them anymore.
Compaq has announced a new notebook called the Presario CQ62Z that starts at a netbook-like price tag of $379.99. The base machine gets an AMD V-Series V120 CPU running at 2.2GHz. For that low price, you also get a 15.6-inch screen, 2GB of RAM, 250GB HDD, and ATI HD 4250 graphics.
Tucked away at the back of ASUS' booth was a pre-release version of their upcoming Eee PC 1015T which the folks at Engadget got some brief hands-on time with.
This particular unit is said to be AMD based using one of AMD's V105 1.2GHz processors. It has a 10.1-inch LED-backlit (1024x600) display and comes with options for up to 4GB of RAM, 250 or 320GB HDD (plus 500GB of web storage), has Radeon HD 4200 IGP, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, optional Bluetooth 3.0 and a 6-cell battery giving up to 6 hours of use. The unit is also said to include USB 3.0 connectivity and will come in color options of black, white, red and blue.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Today we stopped by the Intel booth and spoke to a couple friendly engineer folk about their much recently talked about Linux-based operating system called MeeGo.
MeeGo is a collaboration between Intel (Moblin) and Nokia (Maemo) that aims to provide an alternative to other operating systems that is designed to work on Intel Atom powered devices such as netbooks and tablets. It has a strong focus on social media as well as includes the Intel AppUp Center, which allows you to buy and use reasonably priced applications and such on your Atom powered system.
Intel has a strong focus on MeeGo at the moment and if you mention even sarcastically to Intel PR peeps that you haven't heard of MeeGo, they stop their conversation and turn around and stare at you. Luckily we were joking and managed to get a good close-up look at one of the latest builds of MeeGo that was only released a couple of weeks ago.
Sascha of Netbook News has managed to get some personal playtime with a powered on Conoe Lake based netbook; this being Intel's new netbook platform that brings some much needed refreshing to the netbook world.
The sample in the hands on is of a refrence designed sample, measuring just 14mm thick and being capable of 720p video playback. Specs are still a bit vague, but the reference sample in question housed an Atom N550 CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 120GB HDD and ran Windows 7 Ultimate. Sascha's guess on the include battery was a 44Whr one.
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Yesterday we talked a bit about the new gear and future parts that Intel is talking up at Computex. One of the coolest things that Intel showed off was the new Canoe Lake netbooks with scant 14mm thick profiles.
That makes the machines among the thinnest netbooks in the world. Exactly when the netbooks based on Canoe Trail will hit the retail, market is unknown. What we do know is that they are seriously thin.
Apple has been selling a lot of iPads since the device launched a couple months back. The iPad sold so well in the US that the device was delayed in launching to the UK and other parts of the world due to the high demand for the tablet.
Apple has announced today that it has now sold 2 million iPads in the less than 60 days since the iPad landed on the market. The iPad started shipping in the UK and several other countries just the past weekend.
COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - ASUS came clean with two innovative tablets today that are guaranteed to be better than those other guys. The Eee Pad EP121, a 12 inch performance model with Windows 7 Premium and CULV Intel Core2 Duo processor.
The second model is not as cut and dry since it is more than just a tablet, more than just an artists tool and more than anything else ever released in this price class.
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Gaming notebooks are a breed of their own. They offer good performance buy cost a ton and have atrocious battery life for the most part. Often you can buy a very nice and better performance gaming desktop for the same price.
The world's first notebook with support for both SLI and Crossfire has been unveiled. The beast is called the Panther 2.0 from Eurocom and has a 17.3-inch screen, 24GB of RAM, 4TB of storage, USB 3.0 ports, and more.
We first heard that Archos was working on a new tablet device back in January and the tablet had been expected in March. That month came and went with no tablet turning up from Archos.
Archos' Archos 7 8GB Android tablet is now shipping on Amazon. The device can be had for $199.99 and includes free super saver shipping. That much money gets you a 7-inch TFT LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480.
Looks like Acer has yet another Aspire One variant entering its lineup in the near future with a video on YouTube from Acer Germany giving it a brief showing.
This is the Aspire One 360 which is based on Intel's Pine Trail.