Computex: Google to Launch Chrome OS this Fall, Android on Moorestown in 2011?

Subject: Mobile | June 3, 2010 - 11:00 AM |

While Microsoft is parading around WEC7, Google has announced that they will be releasing Chrome OS this fall sometime between September 22 and December 21. It's a pretty good bet that there will be some tablets featuring this OS at time of launch.

Source: Daily Tech

Computex: Microsoft Reveals more Details on Windows Compact 7

Subject: Mobile | June 3, 2010 - 10:40 AM |

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A few days ago Asus announced the Eee Tablet 101TC, a 10" tablet running Windows Embedded Compact 7. Today we're hearing more details on this new OS from Microsoft.

The details are still fairly broad at the moment and none of it particularly surprising. WEC7 key features include:

Source: Microsoft

Should you jump in and join the 4G

Subject: Mobile | June 2, 2010 - 06:13 PM |

Slashdot offers a quick and dirty look at 4G and how it will improve upon 3G.  4G is set to become commonplace in some markets by the fall and new models of phones and other mobile internet devices so many are biding their time before buying anything new.  The question you should ask yourself is just how much the new communications protocol will help you.  It is faster, but only in the sense of starting a data transaction, the actual maximum throughput is not changing that

Source: Slashdot

Computex: Intel outs Acer's Affair with MeeGo

Subject: Mobile | June 1, 2010 - 01:15 PM |

Currently Android and Windows are probably the two best known OSes for
tablets, netbooks, and other portable devices (well, there's the iPhone
too, but that's only one vendor). But there is an upcoming darling in
the industry called MeeGo and they are
an alternative to the Big 3 and offers an interesting platform for
portable computers and small devices.

Computex: Asus Unveils new G73 Fermi Gaming Notebook, Netbooks, and App Store

Subject: Mobile | June 1, 2010 - 09:56 AM |

While Asus' annoncement of the Eee Tablet and two Eee Pads grabbed most of the headlines yesterday, the company is also letting loose some new updates to their popular products as well as a new app store.

Source: ASUS

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

Subject: Mobile | June 1, 2010 - 12:00 AM |

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 - 01:24 PM |

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 - 11:30 AM |

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 - 10:49 AM |

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

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?