Jun 8 2010

Toshiba to Introduce Android-Based Netbook and 3D Laptop

Toshiba’s got some new and exciting computing devices coming out soon.

The AC100 is a 10.1″ netbook that will run on the Android 2.1 operating system instead of on Windows.  The netbook will be powered by a Tegra processor, and be equipped with 512 MB of RAM and a 16 GB SSD hard drive.  Other features of the Toshiba AC100 netbook include 1080p HD playback, WLAN, Ethernet, an HDMI port, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam.  The standard 3-cell battery that comes with the netbook is estimated to last four to five hours.

No release date or pricing schedule have been released yet for this netbook.

The A665 is a 15.6″ (1366×768 resolution) laptop that will be powered by an Intel Core i7 processor (one of Intel’s newest processors for laptops).  It’ll be equipped with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500 GB hard drive.  Other features for the Toshiba A665 laptop include a Nvidia GeForce GTS350 graphics card, Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port, an HDMI port, a multi-card reader, and a Blu-ray drive  — quite the powerhouse.

The laptop will come with preinstalled 3D content and a pair of 3D glasses will be included in the package.  In terms of audio, the A665 will be equipped with Harman Kardon stereo speakers, Dolby Advanced Audio, and a Sleep-and-Music function, which allows users listen to music even if the computer is in sleep mode.

The Toshiba A665 laptop’s release is expected sometime this July.  Pricing is not yet known.

Via TechEye.

May 16 2010

Hongrun Electronic Releases 7″ MID700 Tablet

Chinese computer manufacturer Hongrun Electronic is releasing a new mobile internet device (MID) to the market.  The MID700 tablet will feature a 7″ screen with 800×480 resolution, 256MB of DDR2 RAM, and 2 GB of flash storage.  It will be powered by an 800MHz Telechips TCC8901 chipset and run on Windows CE 6.0.  Other features of the tablet include a mini USB port, an SD card slot, and an HDMI port. The MID700 is also able to support 1080p videos.

There’s no word about how long the device’s battery will last, and unfortunately the resistive touchscreen won’t provide the best experience that money can buy, but the MID700 also supports stylus input.  At least it’s relatively small, portable, and somewhat cute.  The tablet, pictured below, retails for roughly 980 Yuan, or about $145 U.S.

Via ClonedinChina.

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