MeeGo v1.0 gets netbook demo [Video]

April 15, 2010 at 11:19 am

MeeGoIntel has demonstrated the new MeeGo OS ( a collaboration between Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo OS) at IDF 2010. In a few videos it has shown some demos of MeeGo v1.0 on an Acer netbook along with other devices such as HDTVs and smartphones.

The netbook demo shows MeeGo looking to be remarkably similar to Moblin. There are different sections to the screen including integrated social networking as well as full compatibility with Intel’s AppUp store. Check out the demos after the jump. Read more

Acer’s dual-booting Aspire One D260 handled on video

April 15, 2010 at 10:56 am

Acer dual-booting netbookThe Acer Aspire One D260 is believed to be the Pine Trail update to last years Android/Windows dual-booting AAO D250. The D260 is believed to be similar to the D250 albeit sporting a redesigned chassis.

French site, RueDuCommerce, has managed to get an exclusive look at the D260 and give a quick video tour of the netbook. He doesn’t switch it on so we don’t get to see it booting, but we get a good look at the patterned palm rest, chiclet keyboard and ports. Check out the video after the break. Read more

Fujitsu MH330 netbook hands-on impressions

April 12, 2010 at 8:50 am

Fujitsu MH330The Fujitsu LifeBook MH330 netbook was announced at the beginning of the month. It is the company’s entry level netbook that sports basic specs (10”display, N450 Atom, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter) but comes in a 1-inch thick chassis weighing 1.1kg.

NetbookNews managed some hands-on time with the netbook that has a nice matte finish on the lid. It only comes with a 3-cell 2200mAh battery which is a downer, but it does have a large access panel to change your HDD, RAM and Wi-Fi. Check out the video after the break. Read more

Asus Eee PC 1201T AMD-powered netbook unboxed

April 11, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Asus Eee PC 1201TThe Asus Eee PC 1201T netbook comes with the 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor and ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics. It recently went on sale in the US (minus the OS) and Peter from Netbooked has one to unbox.

As you would expect the chassis is almost identical to all of the other Eee PC 1201 series and very similar to the UL20A. It comes with a single slot access panel to change the RAM, but you won’t find a HDMI port on this particular model. Check out his unboxing after the break. Read more

ExpressGate instant-on OS videoed against Windows 7

April 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm

ExpressGate instant-on OS videoed against Windows 7For those wondering just how quick Asus’ ExpressGate instant-on operating system is compared to traditional Windows, you’re in the right place. Sammy Production did a video benchmark comparing boot times side-by-side on two Asus Eee PC T101MT netbooks.

Asus ExpressGate is basically a rebranded version of Splashtop that took around 20 seconds to boot. For those wondering why it wasn’t faster, it is because there are two versions of Splashtop. The one normally found on notebooks and desktops uses 512MB of Flash memory and takes around 5 seconds to boot. The other uses the hard disk partition (as in the netbook) that means it’s slower. Check out the video after the jump. Read more

Viewsonic ViewBook VNB108 video unboxing

April 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Viewsonic ViewBook VNB108The Viewsonic ViewBook VNB108 is the company’s first 10-inch Pine Trail netbook. It’s a typically specced netbook with a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter. NetbookNews has managed to get hold of the VNB108 and shot an unboxing video.

You’ll probably be glad to hear it has a matte (1024 x 600) display, along with a matte finish on the lid. The version unboxed only comes with a 3-cell battery and unfortunately you can’t upgrade components without voiding the warranty. Check out the video after the jump. Read more

HP Slate teaser video highlights camera and iTunes support

April 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm

HP Slate teaser videoNot to be overshadowed by the glut of Apple iPad news over the last few days, HP is trying to remind the world that there are other tablets that are due to hit the market. It has released a very short video of the HP Slate that shows off the tablet’s user interface, webcam and (ironically) the ability to play iTunes.

The UI looks broadly similar to HP’s TouchSmart software and does a good job of skinning Windows 7. The Slate is shown running iTunes along with a USB cable that looks like it’s from Apple, perhaps highlighting iPhone/iPod sync functionality. There are still no details on pricing or availability right now, but check out the teaser video for the latest on the Slate. Read more

JooJoo tablet is not vapourware, receives unboxing [Video]

April 2, 2010 at 10:21 am

JooJooIt looks like the 12.1-inch capacitive JooJoo tablet is a reality after all. The first units are shipping to customers and Engadget managed to get hold of a retail model to unbox.

You can check out some of the unboxing pictures after the break, but they also have a video that walks through the UI. Engadget is promising a review next week, but until then you can check out the video below. Read more

Apple iPad Review Roundup [Video]

April 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Apple iPadThe Apple iPad launch is now imminent and right on cue a whole host of reviews have hit the web. Overall, the general consensus appeared to be quite positive, with hardly any all-out negative reviews. The iPad appears to be very well-suited to web browsing and performance was snappy thanks to its A4 chipset.

Interestingly, battery life was better than expected with most reviewers getting at least 9.5 hours (Apple quotes 10 hours) of runtime. The virtual keyboard had a mixed reception with some reviewers loving it and even preferring it to netbook keyboards. Check out a number of reviews after the break. Read more

Lenovo Thinkpad Mini 10 netbook caught in the wild [Video]

March 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Lenovo Thinkpad Mini 10The rumoured Lenovo Thinkpad Mini 10 netbook looks like a reality. The 10-inch N450 Atom powered netbook is currently being rolled out to 60,000 students across Australia. In addition the device comes with Windows 7 Home Premium, a spill-resistant keyboard and HDD protection.

It looks like the Thinkpad Mini 10 uses the same chassis as the X100e, hence the huge bezel surrounding the 10.1-inch (1280 x 720) display. The big question is whether Lenovo plans to release this model into retail, or whether it will only be targeted to schools. Check out some photos and a video of the device after the break. Read more

LG X300 super thin ultraportable in video hands-on

March 24, 2010 at 5:11 pm

LG X300The LG X300 is one of the thinnest 11.6-inch ultraportable’s around. It measures just 17.5mm in thickness and weighs only 970g. Engadget has managed to get some hands-on time with the X300 and felt that it was more akin to holding an e-reader rather than a laptop.

Build quality seems solid, despite the plastic construction. The screen was bright although a bit too glossy. The keyboard has no flex, but there are concerns over the touchpad and the click mechanism, despite it being quite large overall.

It is expected to hit some regions by the end of the month (not including Europe or the US) although pricing still remains a mystery (we can guarantee it won’t be cheap though!) Check out the hands-on video after the cut. Read more

Acer Aspire 1825PT promo video shot with Canon 550D DSLR

March 24, 2010 at 10:27 am

Acer Aspire 1825PT The rumoured Acer Aspire 1825PT 1.6-inch convertible netbook with capacitive display has seen its first promo video. It was shot on the new Canon EOS 550D Digital SLR to test depth of field.

The 1825PT will feature a dual-core Intel SU7300 processor, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD along with Windows 7 Home Premium. Check out the video after the break. Read more

Samsung N150 Corby netbook gets video treatment

March 24, 2010 at 10:14 am

Samsung N150 CorbyThe Samsung N150 netbook that we’ve already seen is set to come in a number of colourful hues as part of its Corby line-up. This design sports a white base and coloured lid (similar in some ways to the new Dell Mini 10).

The yellow and red netbooks have been pictured and caught on video, although other colours are expected and include Bermuda Blue, Caribbean Yellow and Flamingo Pink. The specs of the N150 remain the same in the new Corby edition. Check out a quick hands-on video after the break. Read more

First details of VIA’s new VX900 chipset revealed

March 22, 2010 at 11:23 am

VIAVIA will shortly be announcing the new VIA VX900 chipset for netbooks. The multimedia chip will be easily capable of 1080p Blu-ray movie playback according to the company, with power consumption just barely higher than the previous VIA VX855 chip at around 2W.

The VX900 will be capable of H.264 hardware decoding. According to VIA’s own test results, the VX900 chipset can decode the 40MBps Blu-ray stream with a CPU load of less than 20 percent. The chipset will be combined with the VIA Nano U3000 range of processors. Read more

Asus ExpressGate 2.0 instant-on OS gets video demo

March 20, 2010 at 10:13 am

Asus ExpressGate 2.0Asus’ ExpressGate instant-on operating system will be getting a replacement that was being shown off at CeBIT earlier this month. Notebook Italia has a video hands-on overview of ExpressGate 2.0 that is based on the SplashTop OS.

The interface has seen a complete overhaul and is a big improvement over the original. Hopefully it should be available to download soon from the Asus Support site. Check out the video after the jump. Read more

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