Acer and Asus Digests Their Netbooks. Next Course in August. YUM!

Subject: Mobile | July 8, 2010 - 03:05 PM |

Digitimes is reporting that both Acer and Asus have successfully digested their current inventory of netbooks. This means that no new netbooks will be made by Asus or Acer until August reportedly. This coincides with Intel's deprecation of current Core CPUs and Atom CPUs.

A quick look at NewEgg reveals decent discounts on current Asus and Acer stock:

Source: Digitimes

Lenovo Idea Centre A310 Proves Beauty is Screen Deep

Subject: Mobile | July 7, 2010 - 11:01 PM |

Lenovo is readying to launch the IdeaCentre A310 in the Japanese market this July, and hopefully here overseas in the near future.

The IdeaCentre A310 is a stunning All-in-One PC featuring the Intel Core i3-350M and a 1920x1080 21.5" LED LCD panel. While a little short on the RAM side (up to 3 GB), it does have the unique HDMI input which allows it to be doubled as an external display for another source (i.e. a notebook or a game console).

Source: Lenovo

Google to Compete in the Notebook Market

Subject: Mobile | July 7, 2010 - 05:03 PM |

Google, already a search engine behemoth, is poised to enter the hardware market this year with a new portable computing device which will run the Android operating system. This move comes after Google has recently diversified its already formidable internet presence with a new browser called Chrome and, with its entry into the hardware sector of computing, the search-engine giant stands to become a force to be reckoned with in the next several years.

Dell Adamo 13 Desire, taking Admire to a new level

Subject: Mobile | July 6, 2010 - 07:14 PM |

What you notice about first on Dell's Adamo series is the aluminium unibody casing, very different from Apple's choice of shell but similar in that it is designed to be attention getting.  Inside the differences mainly lie in two parts, the CPU has been upgraded to a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 and the storage is handled by an 80GB Intel X18-M G1 SSD.  That does end up causing the price to double, putting it in a very expensive league of CULVs.  AnandTech's testing shows that while th

Source: AnandTech

Toshiba to Launch eBook Store Powered by Kurzweil's Blio

Subject: Mobile | July 6, 2010 - 09:36 AM |

Last week we posted some news about Toshiba's upcoming Android-Tegra powered SmartBooks. It looks like Toshiba is ready to launch a eBook store called "Book Place" to compliment those new products.

Source: Toshiba
Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: General

Home Theater Notebooks

We often talk about home theater PCs and the benefits that they can offer to users that want to connect a computer to a TV and integrate into their living room. They aren't always easy though and can come with some specific and unique complaints and issues. What if the answer has been sitting in your briefcase or book bag all along?

Apple addresses iPhone 4 complaints: It's the software, stupid!

Subject: Mobile | July 2, 2010 - 11:06 AM |

Apple has finally come forward and addressed the issues of the iPhone 4 antennae without condescending remarks from its CEO.  As it turns out, according to this letter published by Apple today, the problem is not with the iPhone 4's antennae but rather the algorithm that Apple has been using to go from the signal decibel ratings to a non-linear "bar" scale that we are all used to.  From the letter:

An overview of the mobile market

Subject: Mobile | July 1, 2010 - 03:22 PM |

AnandTech takes a look at the mobile market, laptops of the 14" or more variety as opposed to the now well established ultramobile segment.  These models eschew the Atoms, Ions and Neos of the world in favour of the more powerful CPUs that are mobile varieties of desktop CPUs with full capabilities and integrated graphics chipsets that have seen large performance increases recently.  Still not all are created equally and Anand covers the gamut from a $900 Acer Aspire to a $1505 ASUS G73Jh
that can game on a level comparable to many an enthusiasts desktop.  There are a lot of ch

Source: AnandTech

Lenovo and Toshiba Ready to Launch Google Android Netbooks

Subject: Mobile | June 29, 2010 - 10:13 AM |

Toshiba and Lenovo are readying their fall launch of Google Android based netbooks.

Toshiba will be launching their new Dynabook line of products featuring NVIDIA Tegra 250 processor, Android, and a 10.1" glass. Also, Toshiba is readying two ARM based tablet PCs at the end of 2010 and will be manufactured by Pegatron (who is also manufacturing Asus' EeePad ARM tablet). One of these may be the dual-screen Libretto W100.

Source: Digitimes

Lenovo adds a touchscreen tablet to their lineup

Subject: Mobile | June 25, 2010 - 02:18 PM |

If you are looking for something like the iPad or one of the many similar products that have recently hit the market but haven't found one that you like enough to pick up then Lenovo might have something for you.  It looks like your average Atom powered netbook, but the IdeaPad S10 has some tricks hidden inside.  The screen is capable of rotation, to the point where it can completely cover the keyboard, which is not an issue as this tablet-like machine has a touch screen. 

Source: InsideHW