Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Series 5 XE500C21-A04US Chromebook

I love chromium netbooks and today, Samsung has rolled out Samsung XE500C21-A04US that sports a 12. 1inch display and looks absolutely gorgeous. It features two USB 2.0 ports, and has a SD card slot as well.
It measures 0.79 inches thick and will hit the retail stores for 350 dollars.

For some reason, Samsung decided to go with the dual core processor and not Atom processor which is what they went for in its predecessor.

Keyboard looks very comfortable and the company says that it has stretched it to the sides to make extra room that results in better typing experience. The palm rest also looks very spacious.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ultraportable or Netbook?

Last week, Asus made the U24e official in Japan. While the US release date was no where mentioned, it surely did pump us up. After all, how many ultraportables about the size of Asus u24e pack a Core i7 processor which is not ULV (ultra low voltage). According to the forum report, this notebook is supposed to be launched on November 6th for ¥59,800, or about $760, but the US price could well be lower when this netbook hits US mainland.
Specs are as follows:

i7 2620M @ 2.7 GHz (3.4 GHz turbo), 4MB cache, 35W TDP
Intel HD 3000 graphics @ 650MHz to 1.3GHz
4GB DDR3 SDRAM Hynix PC10600 9-11-F3
500GB 5400RPM WD Blue HDD WD5000BPVT-80HXZT3 firmware rev 01.01A01
11.6" AUO205C LED backlit LCD @ 1366x768
Gigabit Ethernet Realtek RTL8111/8168B
AzureWave AW-NB037H Atheros AR9285 802.11b/n plus Bluetooth 3.0+HS combo card
2x USB 3.0 + 1x USB 2.0 Charger+
SD card reader
HDMI, VGA outputs
0.3MP webcam
Integrated microphone
1/8" Microphone in, 1/8" Headphone/Line out
Elan Multitouch Touchpad
Chicklet keyboard
6-cell 10.8V 5200mAh 56Wh battery P/N: A32-U24
65W AC adapter, right angle connector, 3-prong
Kensington lock port
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
1 year international warranty
1 year accidental warranty covering 1 incident
30 day zero bright dot LCD warranty

Read the full Asus u24e gadget review to find more about it.