Dec 8, 2010 Netbooks
As industry experts are foreseeing the extinction of netbooks because of iPads, Toshiba has happily announced its latest netbook in the market; the NB500. The Toshiba NB500 is a dual-core netbook that is designed in a stylish case.
The NB500 netbook from Toshiba was shown off at the IT Month 2010 event, which also witnessed another Toshiba netbook launch, the NB520. The Toshiba NB500 is a netbook that comes with an interesting line of features for the average netbook user. It features several connectivity ports including 3x USB 2.0 ports, VGA, headphone and mic jacks, and card reader Ethernet port.
The Toshiba NB500 netbook comes with a 10.1-inch LCD and is powered by an Intel Atom N550 dual-core CPU. It is equipped with a 1GB of DDR3 RAM and a 250GB hard drive. It features a 0.3MP webcam. It also features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and optional 3G. The Toshiba NB500 netbook will be released early next year for $450.
Dec 8, 2010 Netbooks
Surprisingly, this line will never die out anytime soon; it has been on since the Apple iPad has been unveiled. Well now, here it is again. Experts are concerned that due to the number of tablets being released, the netbook market might just crumble. Actually, this was meant to be an Apple iPad and Asus netbooks war, let’s see how far this one goes.
The industry, important people in the industry, has reported that next year there will be a significant fall in the sales of Asus netbooks in the market, all because of iPads. The estimated percentage is said to be about 25% and the findings were compared to the number of Asus shipments this year and next year. Shipments for the netbooks have been decreasing as people now prefer to own a tablet or rather iPad than carry around a portable laptop.
In 2010 alone, Asus has shipped a total amount of six million Eee PCs while for next year the company will ship about 4.5 million of netbooks. In 2009, Asus shipped a total of 6.8 million netbooks and there is just a small difference between this year’s shipments and last year’s shipments. Let’s see how it goes in 2011; the same thing was said when netbooks were born.
Dec 6, 2010 Netbooks
Not as serious as this may sound, but we heard that Acer is getting its tablets ready. And, we also heard that these very same tablets can compete heavily with Apple’s iPad. Now, this is what they said on the other tablets that released after Apple’s iPad released, but only time will tell on Acer’s upcoming computer tablets. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what Acer has in store for us.
Acer will be releasing a couple of tablet PCs soon, varying of all sizes. From this line of tablets, Acer will be launching some working on Windows 7 and some working on Android. Sounds very exciting indeed!
These upcoming Acer tablets will be released in different sizes from 7 inches to 10.1 inches. Acer has claimed these tablets will comes with the iconia features that uses dual touch screens. These tablets will have capacitative touch screens and they will measure 13.3 millimeters thick. They are designed in a high gloss finished aluminum case. These Acer tablets will be launched early next year with no exact date.
Dec 3, 2010 Netbooks
Great news for all those who have been waiting for HP’s latest tablet PC; it’s out in stores now. Available at the price of $799, this tablet computer from HP is one of the most awaited devices this year, most notably due to Apple’s iPad. Experts were wondering whether this deice from HP can heavily compete with the iPad. We don’t know about that, but let’s check out it has to offer.
HP’s Slate 500 Tablet PC is finally out now in stores. This new tablet PC comes with an 8.9-inch screen with multi touch feature. It also has a finger control option. It is said that HP provides users with a digital pen to use with the Slate 500 tablet. It features two cameras; a VGA camera and a 3-megapixel camera.
The HP Slate 500 Tablet PC is powered by a 1.86GHz Z540 processor. It comes with a 64GB hard drive and is equipped with crystal HD enhanced video chip. Not forgetting, it works on a GMA 500 GPU. The device comes with several connectivity features such as a USB port, a HDMI port, an SD card reader, Wi-Fi connectivity and an audio in/out jack.
Dec 1, 2010 Netbooks
Well, this is the question on everyone’s mind this week as reports have surfaced that Google might just release its own Chrome netbook early next year. We all know that the Chrome browser has proved to be very successful so now Google would want to extend its roots. With the Chrome browser, Google has just been competing with Internet Explorer from Microsoft and Firefox from Mozilla, but launching its own Chrome operating system will put Google into a whole new level of competition.
A renowned online technology magazine has reported that Google will soon launch a new range of branded netbooks that will be powered by its Chrome OS. As it has stated the new line will feature branded netbooks, it definitely means that its hardware will be manufactured by a third-party.
As far as the reports go, two netbooks are ready that Google will unveil soon. We found out these Chrome-equipped Netbooks are codenamed ‘Mario’ and ‘Andretti’. For now, it has been said that Google is testing the Chrome operating system on several branded notebooks such as Asus, Dell, and Lenovo. Stay tuned for more updates.
Nov 29, 2010 Netbooks
Guess we have a lead on the BlackBerry Playbook tablet; its price has been leaked. As renowned site has published reports of what the BlackBerry Playbook tablet will likely to be priced. Though the site doesn’t site any source, it claims that the price range of the BlackBerry Playbook tablet is real.
Who wants to know what the BlackBerry PlayBook will cost you? The new BlackBerry PlayBook will apparently be sold for $399/8GB, $499/16GB and $599/32GB. All of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet models will be Wi-Fi. These models will all need cellular data connectivity that can be received through a tethered BlackBerry smartphone.
The most anticipated tablet from RIM will be launched next year. The BlackBerry PlayBook might just find itself competing heavily against Apple’s iPad 2 that might just launch next year as well. If the BlackBerry PlayBook is lucky, it might get to enjoy the limelight for quite some time before the iPad 2 releases.
Nov 25, 2010 Netbooks
Asus has finally launched the Eee Note EA800, its latest notepad e-reader. Every single netbook manufacturer seems to be launching its own e-reader these days and Asus proves to be no different. The netbook manufacturer has finally unveiled its newest release, a notepad e-reader.
Asus’s Eee Note EA800 is a nice combination of a notepad and an e-reader. It can take notes and also draw sketches on the touchscreen of the Eee Note EA800. It can be the right e-reader for kids and students as well. What better way to study and make notes at the same time? It has a 2-megpixel digital camera and a voice recorder that make the device further appealing.
The Asus Eee Note EA800 is a first in the e-reader’s market. It’s the first device that enables users to read materials and at the same time, take notes if needed. It comes with an 8-inch glass screen designed in a matte finish. It is equipped with 4GB of internal memory and supports an external Micro SD Card.
Nov 24, 2010 Netbooks
Much has been speculated about the latest device from Sony Ericsson. It started as a phone rumor, but was soon discovered to actually be a 4.3-inch tablet. Like usual since this is a leak, no official word has been received from Sony Ericsson. But, there seem to be a few details about the device, let’s see what Sony Ericsson has to offer in this tablet.
The Sony Ericsson Anzu is a 4.3-inch tablet that will be released early next year. So far, we know that the Anzu tablet works on Android 2.1, but sources claim that it will be released with Android 2.2 and eventually upgrade to Android 2.3.
With a release date as early as next year, the Sony Ericsson Anzu tablet is currently being tested in Russia. Let’s get to know more about the Sony Ericsson Anzu tablet. It features 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It is powered by a 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7230. It has a 12-megapixel camera.
Nov 18, 2010 Netbooks
Great news for all those business users who are waiting for an affordable netbook; HP has just announced one. Rated as one of the best netbooks around by PCMag.com, the HP Mini 5103 mgith just fulfill the dreams of business laptop users, but at a price. If this one is expensive at $399 then there’s the choice of having another one at the price of $299 – HP Mini 1103.
Let’s talk about the most affordable one first; the HP Mini 1103. The latter comes in a black plastic design, but is still considered attractive and professional-looking nonetheless. It weighs 2.8 pounds and is equipped with a 93 percent Chiclet-style keyboard. It features a 10.1-inch display that features a resolution of 1,024-by-600 pixels. It comes with three USB ports, Ethernet, a combo headphone and microphone jack, and VGA.
The HP Mini 5103 is designed in an aluminum top. It weighs 2.9lb. Users have the options of choosing their preferred hard drive capacities from 160GB, 250GB, and 320GB. It comes with either Atom N455 or N475. It features 1GB of DDR3 memory that is upgradable of up to 2GB. So, which one of these new HP netbooks appeals to you?
Nov 17, 2010 Netbooks
Bad news for Toshiba; the most awaited tablet has been pulled out from the stores in UK. Dixon’s Retail, which is a UK-based consumer electronic vendor, has not denied that the Toshiba Folio 100 tablet is in trouble over there. Apparently due to the high return rates of the Toshiba tablet, it has been decided that it will be pulled out until this matter is resolved.
The Toshiba Folio 100 tablet has already been made available since earlier this month. Dixon’s Retail happens to own several stores including PC World. As of now, it has been confirmed that the Toshiba Folio 100 tablet has been pulled out of the official site of PC World.
Speaking n behalf of Dixon’s Retail, a spokesman says, “We have taken the Toshiba Folio off sale temporarily as we have had a high level of returns and we do not want to give our customers a bad experience of what is actually a very good product,” he continues by saying, “We are working with Toshiba to identify what the issue is and hope to have a resolution very soon.” Surely, this must sound reassuring for those who have been really excited about this device and at the same time, Toshiba can’t deny that it’s a bit of a disappointment as well.