Tablet PCs - the next mobile PC battleground

Subject: Mobile | December 10, 2009 - 07:15 AM |
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Netbook weary consumers take note, the next war in the mobile PC market is likely the tablet PC. With inexpensive OS alternatives, cheaper LCDs, proliferation of multi-touch components, and a recovering economy, you'll likely find manufacturers looking to expand their budget offerings.

Source: Pocket Lint

Give some sugar this Holiday!

Subject: Mobile | December 9, 2009 - 08:10 AM |
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Sugar Labs, the makers of the Sugar OS for the OLPC project, has released their OS bootable from a USB drive - or "Sugar on a Stick". The real potential of this is the ability to load a fool-proof OS onto a system without having to create an alternative boot partition.

Dell Vostro V13 Announced

Subject: Mobile | December 8, 2009 - 09:08 AM |
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It almost seemed like a fact of life: if you wanted a corporate laptop you’d have to settle for ugly and boring. Ironically, laptops have become a kind of status symbol – so what does your laptop say about your company? Today, Dell is announcing the new Vostro V13 laptop aimed squarely at the small-medium business segment.

Source: Dell

Pown your phone

Subject: Mobile | December 7, 2009 - 12:50 PM |
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The Nokia N900 is not your average cell phone, for one thing it is running Maemo 5, a flavour of Debian and it has a prominent X Terminal
icon that gives you access to a fully functional command line.  The apps are not only developed by you, the people of Nokia are working on programs for kite aerial photography, an Etch-A-Sketch, light graffiti, a wearable compass, and skateboarding.

Source: Extremetech

PCPer PSA: Protect yourself and your laptop this season

Subject: Mobile | December 7, 2009 - 11:30 AM |
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Not exactly your typical tech news, but one that's important to highlight. On December 4th, a man in Manchester was shot and killed for his laptop and cash.
This story is tragic and could happen to anyone given the current economic climate and the holiday season - you can bet crooks will be out looking for an easy mark.

Ready for 16TB SDXC cards? Intel has you covered, even if you're not!

Subject: Mobile | December 4, 2009 - 11:00 AM |
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With mobile devices gaining downloadable content, full-HD video recording, and digital cameras crossing the 20 MP mark, it's no wonder that once massive 16GB SDHC card suddenly feels inadequate. Thankfully Intel has you covered in the upcoming Arrandale mobile chipset which will support the new SDXC standard. SDXC has a whopping 16TB capacity (on paper), but at 300 MB/s you will be waiting a long time to transfer a high capacity card. I suspect we'll see a new standard before this maximum is reached.

Source: Daily Tech

Coming soon to a lap near you; in life like 3D!

Subject: Mobile | December 2, 2009 - 03:27 PM |
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The lyrically named Acer Aspire 5738DG-6165
sports an interesting feature you might not twig on to from the name, 3D vision.  Not the active kind that involves funky active shutter glasses, but the laid back passive 3D night at the movies type glasses.  You don't need anything special apart from the glasses either, Acer purports that this will turn any DVD into a 3D version of its self.  Drop by I4U to see the rest of its specs.

Source: I4U News

Travelling out of the Yukon and into the Congo

Subject: Mobile | November 27, 2009 - 11:10 AM |
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The new ultramobile CPU from AMD, codenamed Congo, has appeared in a new MSI Wind.  A 1.6GHz Athlon Neo X2 L335
processor along with the new 780M + SB710
chipset and a DX10 compatible ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200
power the 12.1" MSI Wind 12 U230.  HEXUS snagged this laptop just a hair over a month in advance of its release, to see if the lowered battery life is worth the performance increase from the dual core Athlon.

Source: Hexus

Atom plus ION in this HP netbook

Subject: Mobile | November 24, 2009 - 10:18 AM |
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The HP Mini 311
is an 11.6" Atom powered netbook an Integrated NVIDIA ION LE
chipset, aka a GeForce 9400M without DX10.  Along with the usual input and output ports there is also an HDMI port and HP offers an external USB Blu-ray/DVDR combo drive for only an extra $130 to take advantage of the video capabilities of the ION LE chipset.  If you pick up the new Flash 10.1.51.45, HD flash video plays without dropping frames.  Drop by AnandTech to see if this netbook measures up to the competition,

Source: AnandTech

Eee Box 1501 nettop brings ION to just about anywhere

Subject: Mobile | November 19, 2009 - 02:00 PM |
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The Eee Box line has become quite popular as the low-cost desktop versions of ASUS' popular line of netbook computers.  As the name kind of implies, the Eee Box machines aren't laptops but instead are small form factor computers that can be attached to a TV as a basic HTPC or even to a standard keyboard/monitor setup if this is all the power you need.