Jun 9 2010

Hi-Grade Notino mL100E Netbook Represents England in 2010 FIFA World Cup

If you’re rooting for England in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, then this netbook’s right for you.  The 10.1″ (1024,600 resolution) Hi-Grade Notino mL100E is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, and is equipped with with 1 GB of DDR2 RAM and a 160 GB Hitachi hard drive.

The Notino mL100E netbook also features a couple USB ports, an external VGA port, 10/100Mb/s Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, the Windows 7 Starter OS, and a webcam.  Something unique about this netbook is that instead of having the trackpad buttons located underneath the trackpad, they’re located to either side of it.

The netbook is now available at a price of £279, including VAT.

Via PCAdvisor.

May 30 2010

Samsung to Release New NB30 Pro Netbook, Four New Laptops

Samsung has recently announced that in a few days, they will be releasing a new netbook, as well as four business-based laptops.

Samsung’s newest netbook, the NB30 Pro, is based on the NB30 model that was released earlier this year.  It’ll feature a 10.1″ screen, be equipped with a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 160 GB hard drive.  The NB30 Pro will also have 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, three USB 2.0 ports, a 0.3 megapixel webcam, and the Windows 7 Professional OS.  Battery life on this baby isn’t bad at all — 6.5 hours — but it’s not the best available either; some netbook batteries last up to 10 or 12 hours.

Samsung’s four new business-based laptops are part of the P80 Premium and P30 Essential series.  The P80 Premium series will feature two new laptops, the 14″ P480 and the 15.6″ P580.  Both of these laptops will be equipped with a 2.26GHz Intel Core i5-450M processor, up to 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, and up to 320 GB of storage space (5400rpm).  The laptops will also have Intel GMA HD graphics, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, high definition audio, four USB 2.0 ports, a 0.3 megapixel webcam, and a pair of 1.5W speakers.  Battery life for the P480 laptop will be roughly 4.3 hours while that for the P580 laptop will be roughly 4.4 hours.

The P30 Essential series will feature two new laptops as well, the 14″ P430 and the 15.6″ P530.  Both laptops will be equipped wiht a 2.13GHz Intel Core i3-330M processor, up to 3 GB of DDR3 RAM, and up to 250 GB of storage.  Other features of these laptops include Intel GMA HD graphics, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, three USB 2.0 ports, a 0.3 megapixel webcam, and a pair of 1.5W speakers.

Since all these laptops are geared towards business use, they will (by default) come with the Windows 7 Professional operating system.  No information regarding pricing of these netbooks or laptops is yet available, but we’ll keep you posted when he we hear more news.

Via TechTree.

May 19 2010

Verizon Adds HP Mini 210 Netbook to Lineup

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Today, Verizon added the HP Mini 210 netbook to its 3G lineup.  The netbook’s 3G capabilities will include EVDO Rev A-based 3G to the system’s normal Wi-Fi internet.

The 10″ HP netbook will be powered by an industry-standard 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, and have 1 GB of RAM and a 250 GB hard drive.  Verizon’s HP Mini 210 will also have a 5-in-1 card reader, an external VGA port, Windows 7 Starter, and a webcam.  The battery life on this little powerhouse is an expected 8.8 hours — not bad at all.

After a $100 mail-in-rebate from Verizon for signing a two-year data contract, the price for the HP Mini 210 netbook will be a cool $249.

Via Electronista.

May 15 2010

Kids Computers to Launch Classmate Tablet Netbook

We haven’t seen the release of a kid-friendly tablet/netbook device in a while, but Kids Computers has a remedy to that.  Their newest device that is aimed at kids is the Intel Classmate Tablet, which can be used both as a tablet and as a clamshell netbook.  This computer features a 10.1″ LCD screen with 1024×600 resolution, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 160 GB hard drive.  Other options for memory and storage are 2 GB and an SSD hard drive, respectively.

The tablet’s keyboard is water resistant and the screen is touch sensitive.  There is also a pen that’s included with the device so that kids can draw on the screen.  Other features of the tablet/netbook include Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and Windows XP Home.  If 2 GB of RAM is purchased with the tablet, it can also be upgraded to the Windows 7 version for an additional cost.  The Intel Classmate netbook will be equipped with a 4-celled battery.  Pricing starts at $649 for the base model.

Via I4U.

May 14 2010

ASUS Eee PC 1201PN Ion Netbook Available for Pre-order on Amazon

The ultraportable ASUS Eee PC 1201PN netbook is now available for pre-order on Amazon Germany.  The 12″ ultraportable is currently available in three colors – black, silver, and red, and packs a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 250 GB hard drive, and a NVIDIA Ion graphics chipset. Other tech specs include Wi-Fi, gigabit ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, three USB ports, and HDMI and VGA outputs.

The ASUS Eee PC 1201PN is priced at €479, or roughly $600 US.  No information is yet available on the shipping date, but ASUS is planning on introducing the Eee PC 1215N netbook in July, which is essentially a hyped up version of the 1201PN with Optimus support and a new, dual-core Intel Atom processor.  We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any future releases.

Via SlashGear.

Dec 29 2009

Pre-Release Info On The HP Mini 210 Netbook

HP isn’t ready to announce the HP Mini 210 netbook, but eCost, one of its retailers, has jumped the gun with the revealing of this $389 Atom N450 machine.

The new netbook is said to have an upgrated graphics chip and a few other rumored features:

  • Operating System: Win7 Starter
  • Processor:1.66GHz Intel Atom N450
  • Display: 10.1″ Flush Glass
  • Memory: 1GB
  • Hard disk drive: 250GB 7200RPM
  • Video Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Wireless Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Other Device: Integrated Webcam & Mic
  • Price: $398.99

A call to a sales representative of eCost confirmed that the HP Mini 210 is in stock. HP’s website also has support info available for the Mini 210, despite their lack of an official announcement.

Via CNet.

Dec 22 2009

HP Mini 210 Netbook Upgrades to Intel Atom N450 CPU

It seems like netbook manufacturers are giving into peer pressure and are simultaneously upgrading their models with the Intel Atom N450 CPU.  Dell and Fujitsu were the first to announce the switch to the improved CPU, now it is HP’s turn to join in on the fun.

HP has announced that its Mini 210 netbook, revealed a couple of months back, will be using the N450 processor. The new model is set out to replace the company’s HP Mini 110.

Standard features include:

  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 160 GB-250 GB HDD
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • Windows 7

The Mini 210 will be sold for around $321, and the release date for the netbook is still unknown. The device should experiemce stiff competition in the netbook market, which has shown tremendous growth over the past year.

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Dec 21 2009

MSI Announces U130 and U135 Wind Netbooks Running Intel Atom N450

All kinds of netbooks running the new Intel Atom N450 Pineview chipset have been surfacing today, starting with the new edition of the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and then the Fujitsu Lifebook  MH380. MSI is following their announcements with releases of its own – the MSI Wind U130 and U135 netbooks running the N450 processor.

Supposedly, they will be the first netbooks to achieve international WiMax certification. This is a notable step for the netbook world, which has been pushing ever-harder for increased connectivity.Bat

The hardware changes on the new machine should be conservative but much appreciated – a 15% improvement in battery life, 10-inch LCD screens, a webcam, memory card reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and optional 3.5G mobile broadband. Storage options include 160 GB and 250 GB hard disk drives.

Furthermore, the pricing for these new machines isn’t bad at all – £229 ($367) for the U130 and £279 ($447) for the U135.

Via SlashGear.

Dec 11 2009

Aspire One 532h is Acer’s First Intel Atom N450-Powered Netbook

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We just got wind of some new information about Acer’s first Intel Atom N450 netbook, the Aspire One 532h. This 10.1″ computing machine has 1280×720 resolution, is powered by an Intel Atom N450 processor and Intel GMA3150 chipset (an upgraded version of the current Intel GMA950), and comes with 1 GB of RAM and either a 160 GB or 250 GB hard drive.

Other specs include Wi-Fi, a memory card reader, optional Bluetooh, three USB 2.0 ports, a D-sub connector, a webcam, and Windows 7 Starter Edition. There’s an option for either a 3-cell or 6-cell battery as well.

The base price for the Aspire One 532h netbook is €299 (or ~$441 USD), slightly more expensive than its predecessor, the Aspire One 531h, but as there’s nothing exceptional about Acer’s newest Intel Atom N450 netbook, if you have a netbook already, you need not worry too much about upgrading.

Via SemiAccurate.

Dec 4 2009

Intel Atom N450 Netbook CPU Coming 01/11/09

The date has been confirmed: you’ll be able to get your hands on the all-new Atom N450 line of netbooks from ASUS, Acer, Lenovo and MSI on January 11th, 2009. The new Atom netbook CPU was going to be here in December, but manufacturers have been holding off at Intel’s request.

However, in an effort to not overshoot consumer demand,  most vendors will only stock ‘conservative’ numbers of the new machines. These netbooks will be coming on a wider variety of operating systems than in the past – Moblin, Windows 7, and Windows XP have been mentioned, and everyone is still holding his breath for the Google Chrome OS. Word has it that if you buy a Moblin or XP netbook in January, you can upgrade to Chrome for free by the March release of the Intel Atom N470.

Via I4U.

Dec 2 2009

ASUS Eee PC 1008P Netbook To Succeed 1008HA With Intel Pineview CPU

The ASUS Eee PC 1008HA netbook had its pitfalls, but no matter! It’s successor, the ASUS Eee PC 1008P or Seashell 2, will soon be in town. This newer netbook model will feature upgrades to the hardware and design of the previous model. For starters, the 1008P netbook will include a slide-out battery and the oh-so-popular chiclet-style keyboard.

In terms of hardware, the ASUS Eee PC 1008P netbook will pack a 1.8GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU, which will give the netbook better graphics capabilities. In addition, the ASUS Eee PC 1008P will also run Windows 7 out of the box and feature a new VGA adapter that connects via mini-USB — camouflaging itself on the underside of the netbook.

Other than that, the Seashell 2 will pretty much be similar to the original. (You can check out the original’s specs here.) If you’re interested in learning more, check out the CES in January 2010.

Via Geek.

Nov 25 2009

Pineview-Based Fujitsu Lifebook MH380 Netbook Appears on FCC’s Website

Pineview netbooks are starting to pop up left and right. Here’s one that’s recently been spotted on the FCC’s website – the Fujitsu Lifebook MH380. The rumored tech specs so far include a 10.1″ screen display with 1366×768 resolution, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU, Atheros 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Realtek 8103EL-GR 10/100 Ethernet.

RAM is rumored to be 2 GB DDR2 and storage is rumored to be 160 GB or more. No other news is yet available on this netbook, but since it’s a pre-production sample, specs could be very likely to change. We’ll keep you posted on any developments.

Via WirelessGoodness.

Nov 9 2009

Intel Plans “Fast Transition” of Netbook Processors, Will Debut Pine Trail at CES 2010

Currently, most Intel processors installed in netbooks are the Atom N270 and Atom N280, but Intel is looking to quickly transition to the Pine Trail platform. Maybe you’ll want to hold off buying a netbook for now, as Intel’s new platform is expected to launch on December 21st of this year.

Intel wants to generate excitement for the new Pine Trail platform for netbooks by planning a press release in late December to disclose the details of the platform. Pine Trail will probably also be the talk of the town at the Consumer Electronics Show in January of 2010.

Here’s some details about the Pine Trail platform. The key component is the “Pineview,” which is a new CPU that integrates the Intel Atom N280 core with a DDR2 memory controller and graphics core. By integrating these last two parts with the CPU, the overall power consumption is reduced. The Pine Trail chipset, nicknamed “Tiger Point” handles the system I/O.

The three main chipsets that will debut at CES will include the 1.66GHz single-core N450 processor, the 1.66GHz single core D410 processor, and the 1.66GHz dual-core D510 processor, the former of which is for a netbook and the latter of which are for desktops.

Via RegHardware.

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Oct 28 2009

Intel Atom N450 Netbook CPU Expected By January 2010

Word has it that the new Atom N450 Pine Trail M processor, complete with a new (but relaxed) set of restrictions for netbook manufacturers will be available by January 2010. the 1.83 GHz chip will feature an increase in the memory limit from 1 GB to 2 GB, with manufacturers being encouraged to use 20 or 30 GB SSDs in conjunction with the new chips.

Packing the all new Windows 7, double the RAM, and a faster Atom CPU, the netbooks of next year might not resemble the netbooks of days gone by. Change might not be a bad thing.

Via MobileComputerMag.

Oct 26 2009

Expect The Same Crappy Netbook Caps For Intel Atom N450 & N470

Intel and Microsoft have put some weird restrictions on netbooks running the Intel Atom in the past, resulting in a massively annoying lack of ingenuity in spec combinations for most machines. Some of us dared hope that the Intel Atom N470 CPU would take it easy on OEMs this time around but, unfortunately, it looks like our hopes have been squandered.

On the other hand, the restrictions have eased up for the new netbook CPU. Machines running the Intel Atom N450 can only have 2 GB of RAM, but N470 netbooks can run up to 2 GB DDR2 memory. Other guidelines suggest “a 160GB hard-drive (or 20-32GB SSD) and Moblin as the OS.” Moblin, eh? That could be interesting.

Naturally, manufacturers will also get a choice between Windows XP Home and Windows 7, provided they keep display sizes between 7- and 10.2-inches and keep MRSP between $299 and $349. That price range leaves very little room for manufacturers to make more interesting machines, so if you expected something new from Intel and Microsoft come the release of the Intel Atom N400 series, you’re going to be disappointed.

Via Slashgear.

Oct 16 2009

Intel Atom N450 Netbook Processor Rumored to Be Launching At Start of 2010

Intel’s been developing their next batch of Atom processors for a while and it’s likely that they may be releasing their first Intel Atom Pine Trail netbook chipset in January of 2010. In fact, the 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor is rumored to launch on January 3rd. Netbooks with N450 chipsets may follow shortly thereafter.

This two-chip platform requires much less space within a physical netbook, something that manufacturers are quite excited about. There shouldn’t be much difference in netbook battery life or performance though, as the processor is roughly the same as previous Intel Atom versions.

The selling of the Intel Atom N450 chipset will be $64, $20 more than the current Intel Atom N270 chipset.

Via Fudzilla.

Jul 23 2009

Intel Atom N270 To Be Major Contender in Netbook Processors for Rest of 2009

It’s looking likely that the Intel Atom N270 processor will continue to dominate the netbook processor market for the rest (or at least most) of 2009. The launch of the succeeding processor, the Atom N450, is currently rumored to be postponed until the first quarter of 2010.

Furthermore, it is also rumored that Intel is planning on issuing the last order notice for their Atom N270 processor in January of 2010 and will phase out this processor by March of the same year.

Via Digitimes.

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