Computex 2008: ASUS Demos notebook with built-in projector

Subject: Mobile | June 4, 2008 - 09:10 PM |
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While touring the ASUS booth this morning I noticed a notebook on display that didn't have a name attached to it or a PR person assigned to guard it.  It was big, it looked new and at first glace had no outstanding features.  But there was one VERY interesting little addition seen upon further review...


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When it rains, it pours

ASUS has made a name for itself with everyday consumers with the Eee PC line of mini-notebooks. Now that competition is circling in from just about everyone else in the industry, ASUS is updating their product line with two new models.

A laptop, or a miniature HTPC?

Subject: Mobile | May 30, 2008 - 12:45 PM |
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Acer's Aspire 6920G is really into multimedia, both making it look good, and making it easy to view.  It has a 16" screen, at 1366x768 resolution (aka 16:9) and a 'CineDash' a touch sensitive section of the keyboard to make playing movies easy as well as full 5.1 sound.  It is a choice for those looking not for the lightest or the most powerful, but for those wanting to watch a few movies while they are on the go.

Source: InsideHW

VIA Unveils VIA OpenBook Mini-Note Reference Design

Subject: Mobile | May 27, 2008 - 08:25 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 27 May 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today introduced the new VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design targeted at the rapidly growing global market for ultra-portable notebooks.

 

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Specifications and Features

The VIA NanoBook was the precursor to the ASUS Eee PC but never caught on like VIA had hoped. This time they are back with a new platform, the OpenBook, that offers up features like WiMAX, HSDPA and W-CDMA 3G support, a standard 2.5" hard drive in a new sexy package.

All inclusive ultra mobility

Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2008 - 08:53 AM |
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At two centimetres thick and 1.42kgs, or less than an inch and just a hair over 3lbs, the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 has a lot going for it.  A 13", 1440x900 screen, Intel C2D SL7100 and 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 give it some nice power, but the real bonus is that Lenovo managed to get an ultra slim DVD burner in it.  Check out the Air's arch-nemesis at TweakTown.

Source: TweakTown

ASUS Eee PC In the Wild - Adoption higher than we thought

Subject: Mobile | May 20, 2008 - 03:33 PM |
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This was interesting - while I was out at the mall today I noticed in the local Cincinnati Bell store (local land line and cell phone provider) was demonstrating their in-home wireless networking with the ASUS Eee PC as the client machines.  The setup was meant to show how much faster Cincinnati Bell's DSL service was compared to other options, and they in fact had both a black and a white Eee PC model:

Tough enough?

Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2008 - 01:42 PM |
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In what has to be one of the most fun to do reviews ever, Slashdot has linked to a durability test of three ruggedized notebooks.  All three are 810F-compliant systems, one each from General Dynamics Itronix, Getac and Panasonic, which get frozen, broiled and drowned, among other things.  Check the videos by following the link.

Source: Slashdot

ASUS Eee PC 901 no longer getting WiMax

Subject: Mobile | May 18, 2008 - 09:48 PM |
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This seems more to be a blow towards WiMax than anything else, but according to this report the upcoming Atom-based ASUS Eee PC 901 machine will no longer come with WiMax support built-in but will instead be an option only for contract customers. 

Source: Digitimes

Intel's Atom in upcoming ASUS Eee PC 901

Subject: Mobile | May 15, 2008 - 09:13 AM |
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Even though its only an exterior image, apparently the new Eee PC 901 is being showcased as using the Intel Atom processor and platform.  The exterior is slightly modified and spiffed up but don't expect too much. 

Source: engadget