29th May 2008

So computer and part prices may be on the rise

Apparently computers and computer parts are too cheap. DDR2 memory bottomed out a while ago and at some points was actually being sold under cost. Prices have risen slightly over the last month or two and is continuing upward. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the largest contract chip foundry making chips for Via, Nvidia, and AMD (ATI graphics … Read the full entry »

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28th January 2008

Dell and HP ‘likely’ to adopt illuminated keyboards for their notebooks

For those of you coveting Apple’s illuminated notebook keyboards but don’t want to pay the price of admission for a Mac, Digitimes is reporting that Dell and HP are ‘likely to adopt’ illuminated keyboards for their notebooks from the same manufacturer (Darfon). I’ve heard many people wishing they could get a PC laptop with illuminated keyboards so hopefully … Read the full entry »

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18th January 2008

Everex working on Cloudbook sub-notebook with 9″ screen

Everex is working on new versions of the Cloudbook, their 7″ sub-notebook based on the Via Nanobook/FIC CE260 design which is going to be available on January 25th. Like Asus, who recently announced that they’re working on Eee PCs with larger screens, Everex is planning a Cloudbook with a 9″ screen. Unlike Asus, Everex is sticking with … Read the full entry »

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17th January 2008

Am I the only one who doesn’t get the MacBook Air?

don’t get it… Why does anyone need a laptop that’s the regular footprint of a laptop but “0.16? at its thinnest point, 0.76? at its thickest point”? And to get this (non)feature you have to pay big ($1,799 base price) and sacrifice insanely. I mean come on, it has ONE USB2.0 port! Yes, you read that right… The optional max CPU is a 1.8GHz, the standard one is only … Read the full entry »

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16th January 2008

Asus working on 8″ and 8.9″ screens for Eee PC, soon offer Windows XP

Due to customer demand Asus plans on offering versions of the Eee PC 4G and 8G with Windows XP pre-installed. They are also working on Eee PC with 8″ and 8.9″ screen and better batteries. They also state that once Intel supports WiMax they will be releasing a WiMax enabled Eee PC shortly their after. Unfortunately, they may be sticking with the current Celeron … Read the full entry »

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16th January 2008

Maxdata/Belinea release a 7″ subnotebook named s.book 1

Maxdata and Belinea have released a 7″ subnotebook similar to the Asus Eee PC. It’s based on the Via Nanobook/FIC CE260 and sticks more to the original design than the Everex Cloudbook CE1200V. It has Via C7R-M Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) 1.2GHz CPU, Via VX700 chipset, 1GB RAM and a 7″ WVGA 800×480 LCD touchscreen. It also features a DVI port, … Read the full entry »

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