Lenovo Ideapad S10-3 / S10-3t Pine Trail netbooks launching at CES

December 23, 2009 at 9:44 am

New Lenovo netbookLenovo is planning to announce its third-generation of netbooks at CES in January. The new Intel Pine Trail models include the Lenovo Ideapad S10-3 as well as a new convertible tablet model called the S10-3t (I imagine ‘t’ stands for touch here).

Both netbooks will have 10.1-inch displays and be powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom Pineview processor Windows 7. It will come with Wi-Fi as well as options for 3G and GPS. We have already seen the Ideapad S10-3 before when it passed through the FCC, although we’ve not yet laid eyes on the S10-3t convertible netbook. Both devices will come with full-sized keyboards according to the DigiTech report. I’m sure further details will be forthcoming very soon.

Via JKKMobile.

HP’s Pine Trail Mini 210 gets leaked press shots

December 22, 2009 at 10:37 am

HP Mini 210The HP Mini 210 is likely to be the company’s first Intel Pine Trail equipped netbook. Listings for the device have already appeared but more are popping up given us greater colour in terms of specs. The 10-inch Mini 210 netbook will be powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 160GB/250GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter.

It will offer Wi-Fi (b/g/n), webcam, chiclet keyboard and either a 3-cell or 6-cell battery. Leaked promo shots (attached after the jump) show that the Mini 210 has a flush glossy display and chiclet keyboard. Four colours will be available when the Mini 210 goes on sale in the New Year. This includes Matte Silver with pattern, Matte Black with pattern, Sonoma Red, Pacific Blue and Solid Black. Read more

MSI Wind U160 pictured, looks gorgeous

December 22, 2009 at 8:32 am

MSI Wind U160We broke the news on the existence of the MSI Wind U160 netbook yesterday and now Engadget has confirmed that it will be making an appearance at CES 2010. They’ve managed to get hold of a number of official press shots and we have to say that it looks like a stunning bit of design (it’s not too often we’ve said that about a MSI netbook!)

MSI appear to have taken some design cues from Asus and Toshiba, but the result is one of the company’s most desirable netbooks to date. The hinge is similar to that of the Toshiba NB200 whilst the touchpad consists of a dimpled surface as seen in Asus’ Seashell range. The 10-inch Wind U160 will be powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Pineview processor and come with a 10-hour battery. Prices will start around the $350 when on launch. Check out some more pictures after the break. Read more

Samsung NB30: Another 10.1” Pine Trail netbook

December 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

Samsung NB30In all my time writing for Netbook Choice I have never experienced the amount of new netbook announcements in one day as I’ve seen today. Hopefully, this is the last (for today at least!) What we have here is the Samsung NB30 netbook that was spotted at retailer Neobits.

From what I can tell this 1.66GHz N450 Pineview Atom netbook seems almost identical to the 10.1-inch Samsung N150 that we posted on earlier. The spec-list, dimensions and weight appear to be identical bar the 6.5 hour battery life (the N150 has a quoted 7 hour life). Either the specs are wrong for one of them or one of these models may be aesthetically different (much like the Samsung N310). There are no details on availability but I suspect we’ll see this appear in early January. Click through for the specs. Read more

Asus Eee PC 1001P Pineview netbook announced

December 21, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Asus Eee PC 1001PAsus UK has officially announced the Eee PC 1005P, 1005PE and 1001P netbooks. The first two we’ve already heard a lot about, but the 1001P has not been mentioned until now. I imagine it will be an entry level model although we don’t have too many hard details.

The Asus Eee PC 1001P will be powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor, 1GB RAM and a 160GB HDD. It will come with a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display and weigh 1.1kg. That’s all we know for now but hopefully we’ll get back to you soon with details on pricing and availability as well as a firmer spec-list.

Update: We’ve managed to gather some additional details on the Eee PC 1001P. It will come with Windows XP (not Windows 7), a 0.3MP webcam and a 4400mAh 6-cell battery good for 8.5 hours of battery life. The total weight including battery will be 1.27kg.

Samsung N150: 10.1-inch Pine Trail netbook outed

December 21, 2009 at 11:14 pm

SamsungSamsung is also looking to join the Intel Pine Trail party by launching the NP-N150 netbook. The Samsung N150 has been spotted passing through the FCC, there are no pictures at the moment although we do know the full specifications courtesy of a retailer listing.

The N150 sports a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display and will be powered by the 1.66GHz N450 Atom Pineview processor and Intel GMA 3150 graphics. It will come with 1GB RAM, a 5400RPM 160GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter. Read more

Fujitsu LifeBook MH380: 10″ HD Pine Trail netbook with scroll wheel

December 21, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Fujitsu LifeBook MH380Fujitsu has announced its first Intel Pine Trail powered netbook in the form of the LifeBook MH380. It is powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Pineview Atom processor and comes with a 10.1-inch HD (1366 x 768) display. The MH380 also supports up to 2GB RAM and comes with a 250GB HDD.

Other features include Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1, card reader, a 1.3MP webcam and 6-cell battery. The LifeBook MH380 also has USB sharing software that allows the MH380 to act as a large USB storage unit to share files with another PC. Read more

MSI Wind U130 & U135 Pine Trail netbooks officially announced

December 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm

MSI Wind U130Just this morning we brought you news that MSI were planning on releasing at least four netbooks using Intel’s new Pine Trail platform. Now we have just received official word regarding two models in that list, the U130 & U135 Wind.

The 10-inch (1024 x 600) netbooks will be armed with a 1.66GHz N450 Pineview Atom processor, 160GB/250GB HDD options and Windows 7. Other features include Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.0, a 1.3MP webcam and a 4-in-1 card reader. Both netbooks are also the first to receive international WiMAX Forum certification in areas that can use the WiMAX service. Read more

Dell preps fanless Pineview-powered Inspiron Mini 10 [Video]

December 21, 2009 at 11:34 am

Dell Inspiron Mini 10Dell is preparing a redesigned Inspiron Mini 10 netbook using Intel’s new Pine Trail Atom platform. The new Inspiron Mini 10 will be powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor and will offer a slimmer chassis than its predecessor along with a 9.5-hour battery life.

Other changes include a textured palm rest and an integrated battery compartment. Two 6-cell batteries will be offered: the 56Whr battery should last for 8 hours and 44 minutes, whilst the 60WHr battery should last for 9 hours and 34 minutes. The integrated buttons within the touch pad remains and Dell has also has decided to remove multi-touch gesture support. Read more

MSI Wind U130, U135, U140 & U160 Pineview netbooks on horizon

December 21, 2009 at 9:45 am

MSI Wind U135We have it on good authority that MSI is set to launch its own range of Intel Pine Trail Atom netbooks including the Wind U130, U135, U140 and U160 models. Details are scant on the models themselves apart from the fact that they will use the 1.66GHz N450 Atom Pineview processor.

The U130 and U135 models are expected to be similar to the U100 but with a larger touchpad. The U140 is said to use the same chassis as the U123. The U160 will come in a super skinny chassis. Whether this means it is a CULV ultra-thin or fanless Pineview Atom model is unknown at this stage.

The U130, U135 and U140 are expected to be 10-inch netbooks although we couldn’t confirm whether this is the case for the U160. We believe that MSI is lining up these netbooks for a CES 2010 launch in January. We’ll bring you further news as we have it. In the meantime, check out the first picture of the MSI Wind U135 below. Read more

Intel officially announces Pine Trail Atom platform [Video]

December 21, 2009 at 8:39 am

Intel Pine Trail WaferIntel has officially unveiled its next-generation Pine Trail Atom platform. This comprises the 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor for netbooks and 1.66GHz D410 & D510 (dual-core) Atom processors for nettops. Both will use the Intel NM10 Express Chipset. The first devices featuring Intel Pine Trail will be available from 4th January 2010.

The new 45nm platform is a two-chip solution that integrates graphics and memory controller into the processor. The benefits of doing so include a smaller footprint and lower power usage. Intel is quoting that netbooks should use 20 percent less power with a 60 percent package size reduction. Nettops should see even bigger gains with 50 percent less power usage and a 70 percent reduction in package size. Read more

Acer Aspire One 532 discovered; N450 Atom & 720p display

December 10, 2009 at 8:44 pm

AcerAcer is preparing a new 10.1-inch netbook armed with an Intel Pineview processor. The Acer Aspire One 532 (AO532h) is listed on Acer’s driver pages and it seems that this model is already listed by some e-tailers where the specs were found.

The Aspire One 532 will come with a 10.1-inch high resolution (1280 x 720) display and will be powered by the upcoming 1.66GHz Intel Pineview N450 Atom processor and GMA 3150 graphics. It will also come with 1GB RAM, a 160GB/250GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter.

Other features include a 3-cell battery, 5-in-1 card reader, 0.3MP webcam and three USB ports. It will be available in four different colours (Blue, Red, Black and Silver) and prices look like they’ll start from €299. If that price is true, Acer could have a winner on their hands! Check out the evidence after the break. Read more

Intel Cedar Trail graphics twice as fast as Pine Trail?

December 10, 2009 at 11:53 am

Intel AtomIntel’s 2011 Atom chipset platform called Cedar Trail will have twice the graphics performance compared to the upcoming Intel Atom Pine Trail chipset according to Fudzilla. The actual processor part (codenamed Cedarview) will be based on a 32mn fabrication process, compared to the 45nm Intel Pineview CPUs.

Intel Pineview will have a GPU performance that matches what we already have in the market, whilst Cedarview will be twice as good when measured by 3DMark06. Of course, even twice as good is still not good enough. Given that most N270/N280 Atom-based netbooks achieve a 3DMark06 score around 100, twice is that is still useless for most 3D software. However, Cedarview will benefit from the ability to play 1080p video content. Intel Pine Trail is set to launch on January 3rd 2010, with Cedar Trail expected in late 2011.

Intel Pineview netbooks to launch on 11th January 2010?

December 4, 2009 at 8:41 am

Intel AtomNetbooks launching with the next-generation Atom Pineview processors are set to launch on 11th January 2010 according to Digitimes. Manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Lenovo and MSI are complying with Intel’s embargo, prohibiting any release until after 10th January.

The initial netbooks using the Pine Trail platform will launch using the 1.66Ghz N450 Atom Pineview processor, whilst the 1.83GHz N470 processor is set to hit the market in March. Pineview netbooks are expected to run on three main platforms: Windows 7 Starter , Moblin and Windows XP with Windows 7 expected to the most popular but also most costly.

Manufacturers are cautious on the launch of these new netbooks, worrying that they may not take off as expected. This could end up leaving an inventory stockpile as was seen in early 2009.

Asus Eee PC 1008P-KR Pineview netbook in pictures

December 1, 2009 at 3:47 pm

ASUS Eee PC Seashell 2 1008P-KRWe already know that Asus is set to launch Intel Pineview-powered netbooks under the Eee PC 1008P and 1005P model names. From what we understand, these are just the Pineview (hence the ‘P’ in the model name) Atom versions of the 1008HA and 1005HA netbooks respectively. We now have pictures of one of the 1008P versions due to hit the market called the ASUS Eee PC Seashell 2 1008P-KR netbook.

The ‘KR’ part stands for renowned designer Karim Rashid, who has created this designer netbook. Judging by the pictures, it has been designed to resemble a clutch bag with its rippled exterior. Apart from the shell, the 1008P-KR appears to be very similar to its predecessor. It has the same ‘seashell’ shape and comes with flaps that cover its ports. Read more

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