Mar 31 2010

Fujitsu Releases Its First Affordable Netbook: The MH330

Fujitsu is releasing the all new MH330 netbook for a price that’s truly earthshattering, by Fujitsu’s high standards: $499.68 USD. It’s a Pine Trail netbook, and its price point is about the same as what you’d expect for the features it comes with, which are listed below.

One interesting aspect of the netbook is its DVD Sharing application, allowing the netbook to access your desktop’s DVD drive. The Fujitsu MH330 netbook also comes with a spill-resistant keyboard.

Fujitsu LifeBook MH330

  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 10.1-inch 1,024 x 600 display
  • 250GB
  • Integrated Intel GMA 3150 graphics
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet
  • Three USB ports and VGA-out
  • Spill-resistant keyboard
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Black or red color options
  • You can expect the Fujitsu MH330 netbook to ship in Asia this April, and hopefully in the US soon after.

    Via CNet Asia.

    Mar 29 2010

    ASUS Crams a Netbook and iPad into One Sexy Eee PC T101MT

    ASUS is trying to make iPad and netbook lovers alike drop cash on its new Eee PC T101MT netbook instead. Set to ship this April at $500, ASUS’ new netbook delivers on a bunch of metrics that might have Apple lovers crossing the aisle.

    The Eee PC T101MT has a swiveling 10-inch touchscreen, Intel Atom N450 processor, built-in GPU, 1 GB of RAM, 160 GB of HDD space, as well as a slew of features: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3 USB 2.0 ports, and SDHC card reader, webcam, and Windows 7.

    You can upgrade to better RAM, better HDD space, and get Windows 7 Premium instead of Starter for an extra fee.

    Via Dvice.

    Feb 26 2010

    Viliv S10 Blade Netbook Available For Pre-Order at $699

    Viliv has finally confirmed pricing and availability for the long-awaited S10 Blade netbook. The convertible tablet netbook is now available for pre-order in North America for $699, coming with Windows XP. This particular model won’t include three-point multitouch output as promised, but other models are on the way.

    Later iterations of the S10 Blade netbook will share the same basic features – a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 resolution resistive, multitouch touchscreen, 1 GB RAM, Bluetooth 2.0 and a webcam. It packs either a 1.6 GHz or 2.0 GHz Intel Atom CPU and a variety of storage options: a 60 GB HDD or SSDs in 32 and 64 GB versions.

    A number of the models will get HSPA 3G modules. Expect battery life to run as long as 10 hours.

    We’re still in the dark about shipping dates, so keep your eyes peeled.

    Via Electronista.

    Feb 25 2010

    LG Delivers T280 Notebook, X140 & X200 Netbooks In Time For CeBIT

    LG has just announced a pair of new netbooks and a new notebook, ripe and ready for eager eyes at next week’s CeBIT conference in Germany.

    The first is the LG T280 notebook – a sleek looking machine priced around $1000 with variations based on configuration. The specs for the LG T280 notebook are as follows:

    • Windows 7 Home Premium
    • 11.6-inch display
    • 1366 x 768 resolution
    • Options of Intel 1.3GHz Pentium dual-core or Core 2 Duo processor
    • Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics
    • 320GB or 500GB hard drive options
    • 2GB of RAM
    • Wi-Fi
    • Six-cell battery

    Next in line are LG’s new netbooks. They look pretty standard, packing Intel Atom N450 CPUs, but the LG X140 and X200 netbooks have some visible differences when you look beneath the veneer.

    The specs of the X140 and X200 netbooks are as follows:

    The X140

    • Windows 7 Starter
    • 10.1 inch LCD display
    • 1024 x 600 pixels
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 160 GB hard drive
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth
    • 1.3-megapixel webcam
    • Six-cell battery
    • SIM card access

    The X200

    • Intel GMA 3150 graphics
    • 1GB of RAM
    • 250GB hard drive
    • Chiclet-style keyboard
    • 802.11n Wi-Fi
    • USB ports
    • Weighs 2.7-pounds

    LG’s past netbooks have included the LG X20 and LG X30. LG netbook offerings have historically been capable but bland, though LG did make headlines by delivering its X120 and X130 netbooks in Iraq and Jordan last August.

    Via ZDNet.

    Feb 6 2010

    Rumors Abound Concerning The LG X20 Netbook

    LG’s new X20 was reviewed and accepted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today. It’s no X30, but it can hold its own. Running Windows 7 on a Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz processor, it’s got 250 GB of HDD, 2 GB of RAM, and with its 1.3 MP webcam and HSPA 3G, you can Skype on the 10.1″ 1366 x 768 screen. The keyboard and trackpad are a bit small, but those are the flaws we accept when dropping cash on a netbook.

    Apparently, one test report shows that there are various model numbers by the X20, presumably for different regions. Going by the user manual, this netbook will be released in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, China, Singapore, Korea and India. Mum’s the word on pricing or release date though.

    image

    Via WirelessGoodness

    Feb 4 2010

    Multi-Touch Tablet and Netbook All-In-One By Lenovo

    The S10-3t will function as a standard netbook, but users will also be able to pivot and fold the screen down, allowing them to use the device as a tablet as well. As demand for multi-touch support seems to be increasing these days, especially for tablet devices, the S10-3t also uses capacitive technology to offer multi-touch support. Lenovo is not the first company to release a convertible netbook, but it may be the first to release one that supports multi-touch technology.

    The device itself comes with a full keyboard, 10.1″ screen with 1024 x 600 resolution, 3.5 hour battery life (optional six-cell battery provides approximately seven hours), 1GB of DDR2 memory and a 170GB, 5400rpm hard disk drive. Lenovo has not confirmed whether or not USB ports or a webcam will be present on the device, but rumors say they probably will.

    Lenovo has cited the use of Windows 7 Starter Edition, which presumably does not offer touchscreen support. To compensate for this pitfall, the company has created its own multi-touch interface on the netbook, as well as included DirectShare, an app that allows users to sync their netbooks to PCs. An upgrade for the S10-3t is also underway, which you can read about here.

    Features of the S10-3t, including ones mentioned above, are:

    •    Processor — 1.66GHz Intel Atom N470
    •    Chipset — NM10 I/O controller
    •    Memory — 1GB of DDR2 RAM, expandable to 2GB
    •    Display — 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600 resolution
    •    Camera — n/s
    •    Storage — 160GB, 5400rpm hard disk drive
    •    Expansion:
    •    2 x Mini PCI Express (1 likely filled by WLAN card)
    •    SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MSPro
    •    Networking:
    •    LAN — 10/100 Ethernet
    •    WLAN — 802.11b/g/n
    •    Other I/O — USB (presumed)
    •    Battery — Three-cell or six-cell, with 3.5 or 7 hours of operation, respectively
    •    Dimensions:
    •    10.55 x 6.61 x 1.22 inches (268 x 168 x 31mm) with three-cell battery
    •    10.55 x 6.61 x 1.45 inches (268 x 168 x 37mm) with six-cell battery
    •    Weight:
    •    2.42 pounds (1.1kg) with three-cell battery
    •    2.64 pounds (1.25kg) with six-cell battery

    (From Windowsfordevices.com)

    The starting price for Lenovo’s new device is the same as the iPad: $500.

    Via WindowsforDevices

    Jan 19 2010

    Lenovo Upgrades Ideapad S10-3t Netbook

    Lenovo has tried to update its S10 netbook before, and the results were less than impressive. Now the company is trying again with the Lenovo S10-3t tablet netbook.

    The updated machine will cost $549 with a new processor option – the 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 can be exchanged for a beefier 1.86 GHz Atom N470 for an extra $100. The new netbook rocks Windows 7 Home Premium, rather than Windows 7 Starter, which is absolutely worth it.

    Keep in mind: with the $100 upgrade comes the Atom N470’s multi-touch capability. Other features include a 10.1″ screen, 2 GB of RAM, GMA 3150 graphics from Intel, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

    You can get the Lenovo S10-3t netbook from the manufacturer here, or at Amazon for only $499 before the upgrade.

    Via I4U, image via Amazon.

    Jan 19 2010

    M-Budget Netbook Released In Switzerland

    Meletronics is a Swiss retailer that recently got into the netbook category. Its inaugural netbook is called the M-Budget netbook, a machine with a green shell that, surprisingly, isn’t the ugliest we’ve ever seen. It’s going on sale for 333 Swiss Francs, or $324 USD.

    The M-Budget netbook, also called the M0Budget MO-D250-0DGR, has an old school 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270, 160 GB HDD, and a gig of RAM – the classic netbook setup that’s fallen away thanks to a new generation of Atom CPUs. The machine comes with Windows 7 Starter Edition, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, a webcam, and a card reader.

    Via Liliputing, image via Melectronics.

    Jan 17 2010

    Toshiba NB305 Released For $399 With Pine Trail CPU

    The Toshiba NB305 has been released with a price of $399. It’s essentially an upgrade to the NB205, coming with the same huge touchpad, metal keyboard, glowing power button and textured matte lid.

    Toshiba has made this version a bit more attractive by tucking the battery underneath the chassis, rather than let it jut out the back. It tapers from 1.4 inches to 0.5 from front the back and is overall a slimmer version of the Toshiba build we’ve come to know and love.

    Features include a 1.66 GHz Atom N450 CPU, Windows 7 Starter, a gig of RAM expandable to 2 GB and a 250 GB HDD. The NB305 has a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution on a 10-inch screen, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, three USB ports, VGA, Ethernet, and an SD card reader.

    Toshiba has boosted audio quality and volume  as well. As we noted back in August, the NB205 was a fantastic netbook beset by crappy audio. Supposedly, this has all been amended in the new NB305 netbook.

    The Toshiba NB305 has an 8.5-hr battery life and you can get it at Amazon now.

    Via MobileMag.

    Jan 16 2010

    FIC SVE00 Netbook Comes With Spill-Proof Keyboard and WiMax

    FIC has a new netbook ready for the masses. Designed for “socializing and education,” the new SVE00 runs a 1.66 GHz Atom CPU and a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 pixel LED screen.

    Weighing in at 1.2 kg, the SVE00 supports up to 2 GB of RAM and storage options from a 32 GB SSD to a 320 GB hard drive. Other features include a 1.3 megapixel webcam, two USB ports, VGA-out, a card reader, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and the option of Bluetooth. The SVE00 also supports WiMax, HSDPA, and SIM card technology as well as an “ultra size” multitouch trackpad and spill-proof keyboard.

    Pricing and availability aren’t known just yet for this new netbook, but what we do know is that consumers will get the option of running XP, Windows 7, or Linux on the SVE00.

    Via TechSpot.

    Jan 15 2010

    ASUS Eee PC 1001P Netbook Comes With Atom N450, Windows 7

    ASUS’ latest Eee PC is called the ASUS Eee 1001P. It rocks the Intel Atom N450 CPU and achieves an admirable 11 hours of battery life on a single charge.

    It comes with 1 GB of DDR2 memory, upgradeable to 2 GB. The SATA hard drive is a 250 GB, 5400 RPM monster. The new netbook comes with a 0.3 megapixel webcam and a 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600 pixel LCD screen.

    Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Windows 7 Starter as an OS. This thing weighs about 2.8 pounds and you can get it on Amazon now.

    Via GadgetVenue.

    Jan 13 2010

    New 11.6″ Wyse X90cw Netbook Runs Atom Z520 CPU

    Wyse Technology delivering a new netbook called the X90cw, running the Intel Atom Z520 on a 11.6-inch display.

    The new netbook, according to Wyse director of marketing David Angwin, will be a lighter-weight product – only about 1.45 kg – and deliver longer battery life than the majority of netbooks. For these perks, the Wyse X90cw netbook will also come with a hefty $699 price tag.

    The X90cw runs server-based applications through Microsoft’s Windows Embedded Standard 2009. It can connect to the internet with Wi-Fi, 3G, or wired Ethernet, and is compatible with desktop virtualizers through Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware.

    Via PCWorld, image via EarthTimes.

    Jan 12 2010

    CES 2010: Samsung N127 Comes With Moblin Linux OS & Pine Trail CPU

    Samsung has announced at CES 2010 that the Samsung N127 netbook will come with SUSE/Moblin Linux as the OS. The system is going to be first released in India and Russia, and later in North American and Europe if all goes well.

    The netbook’s OS will rest on the Moblin 2.1’s 2.6.31 Linux Kernel and feature software from SLED. However, the interface won’t be based on KDE, instead using the Moblin interface we’ve heard so much about.

    The N127 uses a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU and a 10-inch LED screen as well as a 1.3 megapixel webcam. It sounds like a decent setup and a solid option for Linux netbookers who want in on the new Pine Trail processors.

    Via ComputerWorld, image via NetbookChoice.

    Jan 11 2010

    HP Delivers Old School 110c-1110SA Netbook

    The HP Mini 110c-1110SA is HP’s latest edition to the 110 series netbook line. It comes installed with an Intel Atom N270 and weighs a mere 1.17 kg. It comes with 1024 MB of RAM and a 160 GB HDD in the style of older netbook computers.

    HP’s 110c netbook has a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 pixel display, Intel GMA 950 graphics, and the Windows XP Home Edition OS. It has 3 USB 2.0 ports, a 5-in-1 card reader, LAN 10/100 and Wireless-LAN.

    Via MobileComputingNews, image via ZDNet.

    Jan 11 2010

    CES 2010: Sony Releases Environmentally Friendly VAIO W Series Eco Netbook

    Sony’s been hard at work improving its netbook lineup and has come up with the new environmentally friendly Sony VAIO W Eco netbook, a new machine rocking a 10.1″, 1366 x 768 pixel LED screen.

    The netbook is made of recycled materials. It has a white finish, green palm rest, and stylishly patterned trackpad. According to Sony, as much of 10% of the CO2 used to make most netbooks was eliminated from the manufacturing process.

    The Sony VAIO W Series Eco netbook comes with a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, a GB of DDR2 memory (expandable to two gigs) and hefty 250 GB HDD. This machine can stay awake for as long as 8 hours.

    The Sony Vaio W Eco comes with a camera, microphone, Wi-Fi, card reader, Express Card slot and Windows 7 for the price of $479.

    Via Waleg.

    Jan 7 2010

    CES 2010: Dell Mini 10 Upgraded With 720p Video, TV Tuner, GPS

    Dell showcased the new version of its incredibly popular Dell Mini 10 netbook today at CES 2010, and it’s been loaded up with what we’ve come to expect of top-of-the-line netbooks – an Atom N450 CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and 250 GB of space. However, Dell is upping the ante with new options for multimedia use.

    It comes with a boatload of custom options, including 720p HD capability on its 1366 x 768 pixel screen, a hi-def TV tuner, GPS service, and a HD processor to manage more intensive video content. It will run Windows 7 and comes with a useful 9-hour battery life.

    The new Dell Mini 10 will be available this month, $300 and counting once you add those sexy new features.

    Via Wired.

    Jan 5 2010

    UK Finally Gets Its £99 Netbook

    The Chie netbook comes from Blaze Europe and will go on sale in the UK for only £99. The US has had a $99 netbook for a while now, which is cheaper due to lower value of the dollar.

    Blaze Europe’s new netbook will come with a 7-inch screen, 4 hours of battery life, Wi-Fi and an SD card reader. It has a tiny 128 MB of HDD space and 2 USB ports.

    The Chie will come with Microsoft Windows CE 6.0, and is available for pre-order  before its launch date: January 23rd, 2010.

    Via PocketLint.

    Jan 4 2010

    Frontier UX Netbook Comes With A DVD Drive

    The Frontier UX is Frontier’s latest netbook offering, and is the first netbook in a while to come with a DVD drive. It has a 10-inch screen, a 1.66 GHz Atom Pine Trail CPU, and a 6-cell battery offering 6.4 hours of juice.

    The Frontier netbook weighs in at 2.9 lbs and comes with a 1024 x 600 pixel display, 2 GB of RAM, a 320 GB HDD, Wi-Fi, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

    Frontier’s UX netbook also features a card reader, a microphone, Ethernet, as well as a 59800 Yen ($644) price tag.

    Via SlipperyBrick.

    Jan 1 2010

    Acer Announces Aspire One AO32h Netbook With High-Density 6-Cell Battery

    As CES 2010 draws closer, netbook makers have been dropping hints about their upcoming netbooks in order to whet consumers’ appetites for new technology. Acer is the latest in the line of manufacturers to do so, today announcing the Acer Aspire One AO532h featuring an Intel Atom N450 CPU, 10.1″ screen, and up to 10 hours of battery life. The boost to the battery is due in part to the efficiency of the Intel Pinetrail chipset and the LED screen, but also to Acer’s new high density 6-cell battery.

    The Aspire One AO532h has a multitouch-capable trackpad and 93% keyboard – a tad larger than average. You can get this thing for only $299 with the standard 6-cell, or with the high-density 6-cell for an additional fee.

    Via Notebooks.

    Dec 30 2009

    French Retailer Leaks Spec List For Samsung N220 Netbook

    One French retailer has prematurely listed the Samsung N220 netbook for sale, and the listing has come with what we’ve eagerly awaited – the spec list.

    While most of the features are bread and butter for the netbook world, the Samsung N220 comes with the new energy efficient Intel Atom Pine Trail CPU. It will have a ‘glossed green’ plastic finish, 10.1-inch display, GMA 3150 graphics, a gig of RAM and a 250 GB HDD.

    Samsung is offering its chiclet keyboard for the N220 netbook, something consumers seem to love or hate. The six-cell battery will supposedly run for 11.5 hours of battery. The claim is far-fetched, but if it turns out to be true I certainly won’t complain.

    The N220 will cost €350 ($501) in France.

    Via Nexus404.

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