Wednesday, December 8, 2010

60,000 Chrome OS netbooks?

Inventec confirmed that it has already shipped about 60,000 Chrome OS-based netbooks to Google, which are expected to be used for testing.


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Acer has cooperated with Quanta Computer to develop a 10.1-inch Atom N550-based Chrome OS netbook, featuring both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules; however, Acer is conservative about market demand as consumers normally have a difficult time changing their PC habits.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Acer Revo 100

Revo 100 is packing AMD Athlon II Neo dual-core processor with NVIDIA ION graphics, up to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, Dolby Home Theater v3, Blu-ray drive, 802.11b/g/n, and a multitude of ports including HDMI and two mini-PCI Express card slots for expansion.
acer revo 100
More interesting, though, is the slide-out RevoPad, which can function as either a multitouch gesture pad or, when activated, a QWERTY keyboard with lit-up keys on the same surface.

Toshiba NB520 Reviewed

The Toshiba NB520 netbook has a textured finish, brush metal, and integrated Harmon/Kardon speakers on the palm rest.
Running on Intel's dual-core N550 Atom processor and sporting 1 GB DDR3 RAM, 250 GB HDD, the NB520 will cost U.S. $450 in Singapore where it will first go on sale with Windows 7 Starter.
via pcpro

Friday, December 3, 2010

Asus 1215T Review

Kamal, ex owner of Gadgetmix, has posted a exhaustive review of Asus Eee PC 1215T netbook. This netbook is the first 12.1-inch eee pc with an AMD K325 chip. It runs at 1.7GHz clock speed and it blows away even the new dual core N550 processor.

The netbook comes in three colors - red, silver and black. The one that Kamal got for review is silver in color where he also mentions that it looks much like his Macbook Pro 13".

The Eee PC also has HDMI port and can play 1080p videos as well thanks to its ATi radeon HD 4250 graphics.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Toshiba NB520 Netbooks, Specs, Price

What sets the NB520 apart from the crowd are the stereo Haman Kardon speakers tucked into the palm rest area, which should give this netbook better sound than your average 10 inch mini-laptop… although I still wouldn’t expect miracles from any tiny speakers. No word on if or when the computer will make it to the US, or how much it will cost here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Galaxy Tab Production Reduced

Rodman & Renshaw's Ashok Kumar said in a recent report to clients that the Galaxy Tab is not selling well. "Poor sell through of Galaxy [Tab] has caused Samsung to dramatically revise down production volumes," he wrote. "And on Dell's Tablet [the Streak], less said the better."galaxy tab production reduced
Kumar concludes, "We do not see Tablets go the way of netbooks or a flash in the pan. But if current trends continue, the Tablet market may not end as much more than iPads or a tweener product between smart phones and next generation thin-and-light notebooks a la MacBook Air."

ARM in talks with Google

Arm is apparently in talks with search engine Google to replace the Intel Atom chips on its Google television with something more armful.
Brown said Arm latest processors are less expensive and require less power than Intel's Atom processor. "If Google TV is to be mainstream, it must be built on a lower power system... on lower cost technology," he said.

Acer Aspire 1430 Netbook Specs

The fresh Aspire model measures 285 (W) x 204 (D) x 28 (H) mm, weights 1.4 kg and features a Core i3-330UM, i5-430UM, i5-520UM or i5-540UM processor, Intel HD graphics, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 640GB of storage space, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, optional Bluetooth (2.1 or 3.0) and 3G, a multi-in-1 card reader, a Crystam Eye webcam, D-Sub and HDMI display outputs, and a 6-cell battery enabling up to 6 hours of operation.acer-1430

The Acer 1430 will come pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Toys r US nebtook

Toys R Us appears to be selling a 7″ $139 Sylvania tablet running Android 2.1.  You may want to be cautious of this one though as the ad is a little misleading.
It says “thousands of apps available” but we all know this thing won’t have the market on it.  Google has only approved the Galaxy Tab running Android 2.2 for market access, so unless you plan on side-loading everything, think again.  Oh, and it also says that it includes “Flash”, but we’re pretty sure that almost any version of 2.1 especially Sylvania’s hackjobbed one isn’t going to run Flash on anything.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sony Vaio Y 2010

Sony Vaio Y aka VPCYA19FJ specs include Intel Core i3-380UM processor with a working frequency of 1.33GHz, 2GB of RAM memory, 320GB hard drive, Intel HD graphics card, W-LAN (BGN), webcam, Bluetooth, Vaio Care and Office Home and Business 2010
The battery last up to 6 working hours.