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Intel to drop C word from Atom chip brand

Intel has scratched the 'Centrino' off its Atom product line labels, the chip maker has confessed. Intel launched Atom moniker back in April, initially as a line of CPUs - codenamed 'Silverthorne' - for handheld internet tablets, all of which were intended to be bundled with the 'Paulsbo' chipset and go out under the Centrino …
Tony Smith, 14 Aug 2008

Intel reveals Atom CPU speeds and feeds

IDF Intel announced its 'Silverthorne' processor's brand, Atom, last month and today it completed the picture with speeds and feeds details of what is physically smallest CPU the company's ever made. The Atom line-up comprises five CPUs all with 512KB of on-die L2 cache. The 800MHz Z500 and 1.1GHz Z510 both sit on a 400MHz …
Tony Smith, 2 Apr 2008

Intel to launch 160GB Flash laptop drives in Q2

Intel will ramp up its solid-state drive operation next quarter with the introduction of a range of notebook-oriented units running to 160GB of storage capacity. According to Troy Winslow, Intel's NAND Products Group Marketing Manager, interviewed by News.com, Q2 will see the chip giant roll-out 1.8in and 2.5in SSDs with …
Tony Smith, 11 Mar 2008

Asus CEO: Eee PC to get HDD options, Intel Atom CPU

Asus boss Jerry Shen has revealed that the upcoming 8.9in Eee PC 900 will use Intel's Atom processor and may eventually come with a hard drive. Asus Eee PC 900 Asus' 8.9in Eee PC 900: coming April/May In an interview with US title Laptop Magazine, Shen confirmed that the decision to offer an Eee 900 with Windows XP will …
Tony Smith, 10 Mar 2008

Panasonic preps rugged Atomic UMPC

Intel announced its Atom processor on Monday and now hardware makers are stepping forward to unveil their upcoming Atom-based UMPCs. Today's contestant: Panasonic, with a Toughbook-branded handheld. Panasonic Toughbook UMPC Panasonic's Toughbook UMPC: based on Intel's Atom Not that Panasonic actually said much about it, …
Tony Smith, 5 Mar 2008

Nokia N810 internet tablet

Review Nokia's approach for the N810 is pretty simple: phone screens are too small for decent web browsing, so surely a separate portable device that has a bigger screen and Wi-Fi connectivity is needed for serious portable web access. Nokia hasn't regarded size and weight as such restrictive factors. At 228g the metal-cased N810 …
Alun Taylor, 5 Mar 2008

eBayer offers carbon fibre-clad Eee PC

If you're a fan of Asus' elfin Eee PC and you want to stand out from the crowd without having to wait in line for the larger, 8.9in model, how about a standard unit kitted out in carbon fibre instead? One enterprising eBayer is offering just that: an Eee covered in the hi-tech material and with a memory and storage upgrade …
Tony Smith, 5 Mar 2008

Asus Eee PC gives Sony the willies

It's official: Sony fears the Asus Eee PC. It worries the elfin notebook's low price, low spec approach could cut the bottom out of the laptop business. "If [Asus' Eee PC] starts to do well, we are all in trouble," Mike Abary, a senior VP with Sony US' IT products operation, told Cnet. "That's just a race to the bottom... if …
Tony Smith, 28 Feb 2008

TangoX dances in to challenge Eee PC, CloudBook

Chip maker VIA's sub-notebook reference platform, the NanoBook, has made another appearance, this time as South Korean vendor Sungjut's TangoX. Does it look familiar? It should - it's virtually identical to Maxdata's Belinea s.book 1. Sungjut TangoX Nano Sungjut's TangoX: Belinea s.book 1 rival The resemblance runs right …
Tony Smith, 26 Feb 2008

Toshiba unveils sub-notebook HDD pair

Toshiba's post-HD DVD re-habilitation continues - today it announced two new 1.8in hard drives, a family of products it highlighted as a cornerstone of its future product strategy. Enter, then, the 80GB MK8016GSG and the 120GB MK1216GSG, a pair of small HDDs aimed less at portable media players like the iPod - a key …
Tony Smith, 26 Feb 2008

Asus' Eee PC laptop so small, buyers sent boxes of five

We know that Asus' Eee PC sub-sub-notebook is popular with hardware fans and Linux lovers alike, but does US supplier Newegg really have to send out five units for every one ordered? A number of buyers claimed to have received a handful of the handhelds when they only asked for a single machine. Eee User forum poster …
Tony Smith, 2 Nov 2007
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OQO touts UMPC with solid state drive

Manufacturer OQO today unveiled its latest Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) incarnation at a London press event. It claims the palm-sized Model e2 boasts the smallest form factor currently available and it ships with Windows Vista, alongside an optional solid state drive (SSD). OQO_Model_e2 OQO's Model e2: small but powerful The e2 …
James Sherwood, 17 Sep 2007

OQO cuts UMPC prices, adds solid-state drive option

UMPC maker OQO will next week launch an updated version of its Model 2 handheld in Europe, upping the Windows Vista device's processor and storage specs, and - if OQO does what it's just done in the US - a reduced price. OQO Model 2 OQO's revised Model 2: faster, more capacious The new version increases the UMPC's …
Tony Smith, 10 Sep 2007
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Packard Bell pitches UMPC-like laptop

When a manufacturer unveils a computer with a 7in display but with practically notebook-class capabilities, most observers might assume it's a UMPC. However, Packard Bell claims the latest addition to its EasyNote range really is a notebook - it just happens to runs on a UMPC chipset. Packard_Bell_EasyNote_XSv2 Packard …
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Pepper Pad 3 Linux UMPC arrives in UK

It may not be the most attractive portable device on the market, but the Linux-based Pepper Pad 3 internet tablet has been given a technical makeover that includes faster Wi-Fi connectivity and a much needed slimmer body. Pepper_Pad_3 The Pepper Pad 3: additional capabilities The Pepper Pad 3 sports a 7in, 800 x 480 (WVGA …
James Sherwood, 17 Jul 2007

Intel, MS eye Japanese housewives in mobile PC push

Intel, Microsoft and Japanese online payments company Bit Wallet have teamed up to develop a mobile PC platform designed to bring computing to those traditionally considered to be unfamiliar with shopping online, browsing the web or sitting at a desktop PC. Like housewives, apparently. PBJ Slate DT FeliCa housewife-friendly …

AMD 'Bobcat' to challenge Intel next-gen UMPC platform

AMD will next year launch a processor specifically designed for ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs), the chip maker revealed last week at the Computex show in Taipei. Details remain scarce, but the chip is currently codenamed 'Bobcat', a feline moniker that perhaps aligns it with 'Puma', AMD's upcoming notebook platform. Puma comprises …
Tony Smith, 11 Jun 2007

Asus pitches wee Eee PC companion

Computex First Palm's Foleo, now Asus' Eee PC. Different names, but the concept's much the same: a highly compact laptop that focuses on mobile internet access rather than heavy duty personal computing. Asus Eee PC 701 Asus' Eee PC 701: sub-sub-notebook The Eee PC 701 - announced this week at the Computex show in Taipei - is built …
Tony Smith, 6 Jun 2007

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