June 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm
Toshiba has announced an AMD sibling to the Intel-powered Satellite T210. The device is similar in most respects to the T210 and has an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display with a choice of either single-core or dual-core AMD Athlon II Neo processors armed with integrated ATI graphics.
It will come with a chiclet keyboard, HDMI output, webcam and a sleep-charging USB port and two normal USB ports. The T215 has up to 320GB of storage and 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and weighs in at 3.3lbs. It will be available in three colours (red, black or white) and the inside has a matte silver textured with chrome trim. It will release on 20 June in the US for $469.99.
June 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm
Most new Asus Eee PC netbooks come with a complimentary 1-year 500GB trial to the company’s WebStorage service. This basically gives you extra storage in the cloud that can be used for documents, media etc. To make the most of this Asus has introduced a new Android application available on all smartphones running Android 1.5 and above.
The app allows you to access your files on your smartphone as well as streaming movies and music over the cloud. You can also sync data between devices including photos taken on your phone. Popular document formats can also be transcoded on the fly to make it readable on the phone. The app is available now (search for ASUS WebStorage by eCareme) in the Android Market.
June 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm
Toshiba is getting ready to launch the Mini NB250 10-inch netbook that will come with the DDR3-enabled N455 Atom processor. The design is a slight departure from previous designs coming with a glossy black finish and textured pattern.
The NB250 has a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display, 1GB RAM and up to 250GB HDD. The model will come with a 3-cell battery good for 4.5 hours or a 6-cell battery for 8 hours of runtime. No details of availability and pricing for now.
Update: It seems that this same netbook will be known as the Mini NB255 in the US.
June 14, 2010 at 11:45 am
Some more details on the 7-inch tablet from Samsung that was leaked a few weeks back has come to the fore. First of all, it looks like the tablet has seen a name change from Galaxy Tab to Galaxy Tape and we also have the first details on specs.
The Samsung Galaxy Tape will have a 7-inch Super AMOLED display powered by a 1.2GHz A8 processor. It will come with 16GB internal storage and if that’s not enough there’ll also be a microSD card slot. The tablet will run Android 2.2 (Froyo) that has been skinned with Samsung’s Touchwiz 3.0 user interface. It will come with a 4000mAh battery. The tablet is expected to release in September.
June 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm
Packard Bell has announced another netbook in its ‘dot’ series called the dot S4. The 10.1-inch netbook has a 1024 x 600 resolution display and is powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom, 160GB/250GB HDD and up to 2GB RAM. It will also have a chiclet keyboard and a touchpad that supports gestures.
The model will come in three different bi-colour options. The Packard Bell dot S4 will have 3-cell and 6-cell (4900mAh) battery options. Other features include Wi-Fi (b/g/n), three USB ports and Windows 7 Starter. Check out a hands-on video after the jump. Read more
June 11, 2010 at 4:17 pm
Both models are expected to be very similar apart from the processor used. The 1830T will be powered by a Intel Core i3-330UM CPU, whilst the 1830Z will come with an Intel Pentium U5400 ULV processor. Both devices are expected to cost around the €599 mark on launch. Check out the specs after the break. Read more
June 10, 2010 at 5:01 pm
Asus has unveiled yet another 12.1-inch netbook today called the Eee PC 1201K. The model comes with a 1.4GHz AMD Geode NX 1750 processor (14w power consumption). The design is the same as all of the other 1201X Asus netbooks and this model will come with Windows XP.
Other features include 1GB RAM, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), a 0.3MP webcam, two USB ports and a 6-cell 47Whr battery good for only 2 hours of runtime. There´s no word on where Asus plans on marketing this machine or details on pricing right now. Read more
June 10, 2010 at 4:53 pm
Fujitsu has announced two new 11.6-inch ultrathin notebooks. The LifeBook PH520 is powered by AMD´s 1.7GHz single-core Athlon Neo K125 processor. It has a 1366 x 768 resolution display and ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics.
Other features include HDMI, Bluetooth 2.1, 1.3MP webcam and three USB ports. The Lifebook PH540 is powered by an Intel Celeron SU2300 processor and comes with a slightly larger keyboard and touchpad.
June 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm
Toshiba is prepping a new 11.6-inch ultra-thin that will be powered by a 1.2GHz Intel U5400 ULV processor, up to 3GB RAM and a 250GB HDD. The ultrathin will measure 1.3-inches at its thickest point and 0.7-inches at its thinnest part.
It will come with a 6-cell battery that should be good for 8.5 hours of runtime. Other features include two USB ports, HDMI, eSATA/USB, Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1. It should be available in the UK from July.
June 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm
Dell has finally updated its 11.6-inch uber-gaming ultraportable, the Alienware M11x, with options for Core i5-520UM and Core i7-640UM processors along with Nvidia´s Optimus technology for its GeForce GT 335M graphics.
The new processors have already showed up in many countries around the world, including the UK and is due to hit the US later today. The Core i5 CPU is available in a £849 model and if you´re after the Core i7 CPU, you´ll have to fork out an extra £180.
June 7, 2010 at 7:51 pm
Two new football special edition netbooks have been announced, no doubt with the upcoming Football World Cup in mind. First of all we have the Samsung N150 Adidas that is powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor and sports a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display. Other features include Bluetooth 3.0.
LG also has the X140 World Cup Edition netbook that has a 10-inch (1024 x 600 or 1366 x 768) display and is powered by either a N450 or N470 Atom processor. It comes with a World Cup logo on the lid and is available in black, white and pink.
June 4, 2010 at 1:13 pm
MSI has outlined a new 10-inch concept netbook called ‘La Mode’ that has a chic exterior design, most likely following Asus’ footsteps with its Karim Rashid designed Eee PC1008P-KR netbooks. It’s not clear from the press release whether this is a new netbook or accessory (both are referred to) but what we do know is that the netbook has a “stylish ebony cloth case with wave-pattern and luminescent MSI logo”.
The company also talks of its MSI Serene thermal technology that ultimately results in fanless 10-inch netbooks powered by Intel Atom processors. Not sure what’s too new here as some manufacturers already have fanless netbooks (like the Dell Mini 10). MSI says that this tech will be integrated into all future products. Read more
June 3, 2010 at 2:03 pm
Samsung is rumoured to launch at least three Android-powered tablet devices by the end of the year. The first will have a 7-inch screen with the nickname sPad, an 8-inch model will land in October whilst a 10-inch model is expected in December.
These rumours have gained further credence following Samsung South Africa’s official twitter channel leaking an image of the ‘Galaxy Tab’ tablet. This is a 7-inch model and has a high-resolution TFT screen. It also has a 3.5mm jack at the top. They also confirmed it will be Android powered and run its TouchWiz UI. Click through for a larger image. Read more
June 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm
Another new 10-inch netbook the Asus Eee PC 1015 series cropped up today at Computex. The Eee PC 1015T looks very similar to the 1015P/PE range but will be powered by the AMD V105 processor and ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics.
It comes with a chiclet keyboard, large touchpad along with a matte lid and glossy 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) screen. As with the ION-powered 1015N there is only a single access panel to upgrade RAM. It will come with a 6-cell 56Wh battery good for 6 hours and USB 3.0 too. There are no details on price and availability right now.
June 1, 2010 at 8:53 am
The LG X140 recently passed through the FCC and now it has been officially announced. It is a 10.1-inch (1366 x 768) slim netbook that will be powered by a 1.66GHz N450 or 1.83GHz N470 Atom processor, 1GB RAM a 250GB/320GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter.
The company is touting its LG Smart POP application as a differentiating feature. This basically brings five functions to the home screen including file transfer, dial functions for SMS and Outlook sync functionality with a mobile phone. As with other LG netbooks it will also come with the Smart On 2.0 instant-on OS and should boot up within 5-seconds claim the company. Read more