Computex: NVIDIA shows off new Optimus notebooks, netbooks and nettops

Subject: Mobile | May 31, 2010 - 09:00 PM |
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Before the NVIDIA keynote yesterday David Ragones walked us through a host of new Optimus enabled notebooks from the likes of ASUS, Clevo, Toshiba, MSI, Gateway and more.  Also, we look at a couple of new netbooks using ION+Optimus technology and even some interesting ION nettops; one of which is even outputting 3D-enabled content to an enabled TV!

Computex 2010: MSI Soars with the New Wind Pad

Subject: Mobile | May 31, 2010 - 10:24 AM |
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MSI is announcing their new Wind Pad tablet PC today at Computex. The Wind Pad is a 10" device featuruing 3G, WiFi, GPS, USB, HDMI and a webcam. To top this off, the device is just 800 grams (1.7 lb., a little heavier than the 1.5 lb. iPad) and lasts 8+ hours on a battery charge. Windows 7 is the OS of choice.

Source: MSI

Computex 2010: Asus Eee Tablet Gets Official

Subject: Mobile | May 31, 2010 - 08:30 AM |
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Asus has just announced another new mobile product called the Asus Eee Tablet. The tablet features a 2450 dpi touch-sensitive screen, Micro SD, and a 2 MP camera. The device allows the user to create content using the stylus to draw diagrams or take notes, and is also an e-book reader.

The Eee Tablet will feature a media player, as well making it not only appropriate for making making notes, but also for recreation.

Source: ASUS

Computex 2010: Asus Announces 10 and 12 Inch Slate PCs

Subject: Mobile | May 31, 2010 - 07:49 AM |
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The company who invented and marketed the first netbook is hoping lightning strikes twice with their new line of slate PCs. Asus revealing their new Eee Pad EP121 and Eee Pad 101TC slate devices both featuring Windows.

The EP121 is as 12.1" unit with a CULV Core 2 Duo, and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. The battery is reported to run 10 hours. The EP101TC is a 10" unit that uses Windows Embedded Compact 7 as an OS and NVIDIA Tegra. No word on the Android slates we know Asus has in their boxes somewhere.

Source: Daily Tech
Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Asus
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Blu-Ray for the Driveless

The Asus SBC-04D1S-U offers Blu-Ray and DVD in a slim external package, and it may be one of the nicest looking ones too! How does the performance of the external drive hold up to other options and can you find a use for this drive on your currently optical-less notebooks?

PC Perspective: Google Edition

Subject: Mobile | May 28, 2010 - 07:08 PM |
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Intelis mulling over hardware acceleration for Google's WebM video format for its embedded Atom proccessors, the Atom CE4100. With Intel hardware being integrated into GoogleTV, it seems a bit odd that Intel is thinking about adding WebM support instead of just doing it.

Computex 2010: Lenovo Scrapping Skylight, Going Android Delays IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

Subject: Mobile | May 28, 2010 - 06:01 PM |
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During CES 2010 back in January, Lenovo made some big waves by revealing the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid notebook. The 11.6" notebook not only sported an Intel Core 2 processor and 10 hours of battery life (the specs were revealed to PC Perspective) , the screen also detached to become a 11" slate PC with an independent OS.

Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Apple
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The Ultimate Colouring Book

The iPad's greatest influence may be on the generation that is just starting to master their ABC's. We take a look at Apple's latest gadget and see how parents can use it for their toddlers. While the present app offering may be lacking, the future may be bright.

For those desiring style at all costs, the new Sony VAIO

Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2010 - 12:56 PM |
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The ever stylish Sony VAOI series has a new model, the Z117.  The reviewer at t-break just switched back to a mobile Windows machine from a MacBook, so when he describes the exterior as preferable to a Mac and the weight as surprisingly light you know that he has a good comparison.  It is no lightweight inside, this is a midrange model and has a Core i5-520 CPU @ 2.4GHz, 4GB DDR3-1066 RAM and a 128GB SSD running in RAID-0.  The graphics are a little stranger, the 13″ screen has a resolution of 1600x900 and is powered by either an nVIDIA GT330 with 1GB RAM or onboard Intel

Source: t-break

Computex 2010: Tablets Expected to Highlight Year's Show

Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2010 - 11:44 AM |
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While this resurgence of tablet PCs has yet to prove it has any real traction, many vendors are going to be showing off their new tablet products at this year's Computex.

Source: Digitimes