Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Apparently there will be a new Asus S101 with a hard drive called S101H. Seems a bit odd since they already have the 1002HA which is quite similar to the S101 but with a hard drive. We shall see how different the S101H will be compared to the S101 and 1002ha.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
New details emerged on the oblong mini notebook that Sony is about to announce. The new netbook or ultraportable will feature a 1.33Ghz Intel processor. Whether it's a Atom or ULV is anyone's guess. You have option of a 60GB hard drive or an 128GB SSD. It will also run Vista Home Premium or Vista Basic. Not much else is known til Sony announces it.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The Foxit eSlick which was recently announced has been delayed due to a better screen availability. The new release will be February to early March. You can still preorder but it won't ship till a couple of months. Looks like it's back to waiting for the Kindle 2.
Due to an upgrade higher quality screen, the eSlick will be available around late February or early March. However, we can take pre orders now.
Pre-order with just a $50 deposit and lock in the introductory price of $229.99 plus shipping and applicable taxes.
Intel is apparently not playing nice as Intel has no plans to bundle Intel Atom chips with Nvidia ION platform. This means they will continue with their lowly Intel 945GSE and 945GC chipset. Most believe the reason is that these little Netbooks are improving spec wise so much so that people are not buying those expensive laptops with higher profit margins.
Could be the influx of Netbooks or not taking it to account how many people build their own PCs. But for the first time worldwide Laptop outship their Desktop counterparts. According to iSuppli, global notebook computer shipments exceeded those of desktops for the first time ever in Q3 of this year, a "watershed event" according to it. More specifically, notebook PC shipments surged around 40% to 38.6 million units, while desktop shipments slipped 1.3% to 38.5 million.
via Yahoo Tech
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Here is another Voodoo designed PC from HP. It packs in a ton of features in a small package. Here is a break down of the specs.
* NVIDIA nForce 760i SLI chipset
* Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz processor
* 4GB of RAM
* Dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800S cards
* Two 320GB SATA drives
* 5-in-1 card reader
* 6 USB, 1 FireWire, 2 eSATA, 1 S/PDIF and 1 DVI dual-link
* 802.11n WiFi
This PC should be good for most gamers who don't want a huge tower. More details as they come.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
the Gadgeteers are offering these cool mini displays that are powered by usb. You can preorder on the site now for the next deliver. These are 7 inch displays with highest model coming with touchscreen. Pricing starts at $129.99.
Product Page HERE
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
The Asus EEE 1002ha has all the features of the 1000 series but the stylings of the S101. It's really one of the best Netbooks available for it's money. Buy it now at Amazon.com for $499.
Order now here
ASUS Eee PC 1002HA 10-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, 10 GB Internet Storage, XP Home) Brushed Aluminized
Forget the rumors of a delay for the U.S. market. Cowon S9 is ready to land in the good old U.S.A. On December 19 you will be able to pick up the 8GB($199) or 16GB($239) through Jetmall.com or select online retailers.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I have seen many mice but this mouse by Cyber E Sport peeks my interest with their revolutionary continuous scroll action. Just spinning the mouse in a circle can scroll through web pages. From the video it looks much more fluid than my mouse which most of the time is stuck and when scrolling works it either too fast or too slow. With the Orbita Mouse this could be good if it looks as good as the demo vid. The Orbita Mouse will work for both Mac and PC and will be release at the end of the month.
* First all purpose media wireless mouse
* Revolutionary continuous scroll action makes surfing the web and editing video, audio and text so much easier.
* Mac and PC compatible
* Adjustable top and side shell buttons
* Cadmium Nicol long life rechargeable battery.
Product Page HERE
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Alpha 400 is powered by a 400 MHz MIPS processor in place of the standard Intel Atom CPU. The specs aren't that impressive, because it features only 128 RAM & 1 GB of flash storage.
The Alpha 400 runs on a customized Linux Operating System.
* Linux 2.4 Operating System
* MIPS XBurst 400 MHz 32-bit CPU
* 128 MB RAM
* 1 GB NAND Flash Storage
* 10/100 MB Ethernet interface
* 802.11b wireless
* Supports External Hard Drive up to 160 GB
* Supports SD Card up to 32 GB
* Xiptech application software packages (Xip office, Flash player)
* 7-inch digital panel 800 x 480 true-color
* Keyboard with TouchPad
* Supports File Sizes up to 8 MB
* Built-in SD Card slot
* 3 USB ports
* RJ-45 Ethernet port
* Headphone in
* Microphone in
* Diensions (closed): 1.1 x 8.25 x 5.6-inches
The BELCO Alpha 400 is very low priced at $169.95/130 Euros.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Tariq Krim founder of Netvibes and former CEO plans to release a iPhone-like OS called Jolicloud. The OS will be available as a download and wipes your current OS and installs Linux based Jolicloud OS. The OS will also support touchscreen and third party applications.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Looks like the Meizu M8 is closer to release as we received new photos of the unit from an online retailer Mp4Global.com. Check out the photos. And stay tuned...
From MeizuMe on release date: Production starts on December 5th and will hit retailers on 8-10th of this month. Meizu doesn't have a license to sell outside China so the first batch will be sold as Demo units. via MeizuMe
Could be good for a stocking stuffer.
Matrix 1GB MP4 Digital Media Player in Silver, model no. MP4MATSI1GB, for $11.71. Coupon code "HH15" cuts it to $9.95 along with free shipping. It features a 1.5" color LCD, built-in FM tuner, voice recorder, EQ, USB connectivity, eBook reader, and support for MP3, WMA, WMV, and WAV file formats.
Product Page HERE
Sunday, December 07, 2008
GadgetMix got a chance to check out the Asus EEE 904HA. And here is their verdict on the netbook:
It is around 100gm lighter than the 1000H and has front facing speakers. It has the same resolution as the EEE 1000H. The difference of screensize is just 1.3″, which is just not noticeable to me as I was using both the devices at the same time. It is also around $50-80 cheaper depending upon from where you buy it. But to me, the front facing speakers and lighter weight wins the battle over 1000H.
Read entire review HERE
GenerationMP3 is reporting that due to production issues in Korea the long awaited Cowon S9 might be delayed til early 2009. Minus the lack of wifi this is truly an iPod touch killer. First it has an excellent AMOLED screen that in person looks awesome. It has capacitive touchscreen same as the iTouch. Comes with Bluetooth, mic, fm tuner, flash interface, g-sensor, and tv out.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Here is a UMPC by TG called the Lluon Mobbit. The Korean UMPC features an 1.33Ghz Atom chip, Windows XP, 30GB hard drive with option for 16GB SSD, and 4.8 inch touchscreen. There is a chace this might be released in the U.S. if Averatec decides to rebrand it.
The Vivienne Tam Edition of the HP mini 1000 is now available. It is the same spec wise but with a custom design as you can see. It comes with 10 inch screen, 1.6ghz Atom, 1gb ram, and 60gb hard drive. Starting price is $699.
Order today at HP HERE
OQO now offers live chat support. This would be good to those who don't want to call with their issues. With customer service across the board terrible. At least OQO is making steps to offer better service.
OQO is pleased to announce a new support offering for OQO customers seeking assistance: Live Help.
With this free offering, customers can initiate interactive live chat sessions with technical and customer support agents at any time during our posted support hours.
Live Help will provide additional flexibility for our customers, and improve the level of support we can provide to customers from all around the world.
To access a trained agent via Live Help, simply click on the “live help” link from the main OQO Support page (www.oqo.com/support) and submit your request for support.
Support hours for live chat are the same as phone support hours:
* U.S.: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 18:00 (PST)
* International: Monday - Friday, 14:00-22:00 (GMT)
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Coby will release a Netbook nay a Midget PC? And it's going to start at $99.95. The new Midget PC will be called “PogetMate-7″ and “Poget-Mate-9″. Screen size will range for 7 inch and 9 inch screens. To keep the costs low it will run Linux and will be available in March of 2009.
MSI has released the MSI EX300 for $999. It is available not at select retailers. It features a 13.3 inch screen, a Core 2 Duo P7350 CPU, ATI's 256MB Mobility Radeon HD3450 GPU, WiFi / Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, a 3-in-1 card reader and a 2.0-megapixel webcam. The whole laptop weighs a mere 4.5 pounds.
MSI EXPANDS ENTERTAINMENT NOTEBOOK LINE WITH THE SLEEK NEW EX300
EX300 Features Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, ATI HD3450 Graphics Card
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – December 3, 2008 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is pleased to announce the US release of its new EX300 Notebook. The EX300 features an Intel® Core™2 Duo Mobile Processor P7350 and Intel® PM45 + ICH9-M Express Chipset to deliver unrivaled processor performance, great wireless connectivity, and a longer battery life. MSI also included the highly advanced ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD3450 graphic card with DDR3 256MB VRAM, to deliver a fluid and detailed movie viewing experience.
MSI packs all these features into a fashionable Brilliant Red or Dazzling Blue ultra lightweight alloy case, which weighs just 4.5 pounds (including 8-cell battery). Its clean lines and sharp contours combine with the powerful colors to make the EX300 one of the most aesthetically pleasing notebooks available. Furthermore, the EX300's 13.3 inch widescreen display is the optimum convergence of size and mobility. It offers a superior viewing experience when compared to other ultra-portables with 12 inch displays, without sacrificing mobility with unnecessary bulk.
The EX300 also sets users free from cabled connections. EX300 owners can easily access the Internet over high-speed 802.11 a/g/n, and the built-in Bluetooth V2.0+EDR allows you to simultaneously connect to various kinds of Bluetooth peripherals, including keyboards, mice, PDAs, cell phones and more with data transfer rates 3 times that of previous the version. The notebook also features a built-in 3 in 1 Card Reader, 2.0 webcam, a multimedia burner drive, and finger print scanner for added security.
The MSI EX300 is priced at $999 MSRP, and is available online at Amazon, Zip Zoom Fly, mWave, Micro Center, and Buy.com.
Order now here in Blue or Red
MSI EX300-024US 13.3-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Centrino 2 P7350 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, 256 MB ATI HD3450 Graphics, Vista Premium) Blue
MSI EX300-018US 13.3-Inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Centrino 2 P7350 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, 256 MB ATI HD3450 Graphics, Vista Premium) Red
Posted by nzomatrix at 5:16 PM
Protect your money like your protect your laptop with this Aluminum Hard-Side Wallet. Thinkgeek offers a replacement if it happens to break.
* Black painted aluminum wallet
* Dimensions: 117 x 93 x 18mm
* Weight: 90 grams
* 7 compartments holds your cash and up to 10 cards
Order now at Thinkgeek.com
With parts getting cheaper MS has decided to make a minor upgrade of their lowest cost 360. All new Xbox 360's will have 256mb of built in memory to save games and download content right off the bat. I think this is good as too often companies make optional things not include when they should be.
via Xbox 360 fanboy
Monday, December 01, 2008
Microsoft's Live Cashback offer just got alot better. At random people have been getting instant cashback. Just today I purchased a $499.99 Asus EEE 1002ha from Ebay and received an instant $150 back to my paypal account. Normally you have to wait 60 days to clear Cashback payment. So far no one knows the formula MS is using to decide what gives you instant Cashback savings.