Archive | November, 2008

techCrunch Tries to prep some ground for their MID.

Posted on 30 November 2008

If you weren’t aware that TechCrunch are planning to make a cheap tablet-style internet browsing device, a MID if you like, you might wonder what the hell the author of this anti-netbook article is talking about. In my opinion, it’s a rather hopeless attempt at putting down netbooks in order to prepare some space for a new web-browser product they are planning. it’s terribly off-target and badly-researched – "A typical […]

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Black Friday deals from Dynamism

Posted on 29 November 2008

The good folks over at Dynamism have put up some nice Black Friday deals for those interested in a mobile computing. These will be good through Sunday or while supplies last. If you are looking for a great deal on a netbook that will be able to handle your basic computing tasks, take a look at the Acer Aspire One [Portal page] [review] which can be bought for $249. The […]

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New MSI netbooks; not your standard cookie-cutter specs

Posted on 29 November 2008

Finally a breath of fresh air in an area of computing where the only major difference in products was appearance and price! I’m really glad to see some interesting new stuff from MSI. We recently talked about the MSI Wind U120 [Portal page] which is just like the original U100 but with 3G and some increased storage options, but that isn’t very exciting is it? Now news is spreading that […]

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Goldenrod Netbook from Gigabyte.

Posted on 28 November 2008

Reminding me of something from an Austin Powers film is this ‘Goldenrod’ version of the Gigabyte M912x that is now available. Also labeled as the ‘Cafe Book’ it’s certainly going to turn heads in the Cafe. The question is, will they be giggling when they turn away? Underneath the gloss you’ll find a vanilla M912X netbook with the 1280×768 convertible touchscreen. Pricing appears to be the same as the standard […]

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Menlow / XP Hopes Rise with News from Kohji

Posted on 27 November 2008

This must be the fourth time we’ve heard that XP will be coming to the Menlow platform in the past few months. First there was the Wibrain i1 (sadly, delayed until 2009, we hear) then there was the Dell Mini 12 (again, where is it?) then there were rumblings about Aigo getting XP drivers out for the Aigo MID and now its Kohjinsha’s turn. According to Akihabara News, they’ve announced […]

Buy your Dell Mini 9 with HSDPA today

Posted on 26 November 2008

After recently adding a 32GB SSD option, Dell appears to be the first in the US to sell a netbook in the with a 3G radio and an actual data plan through a carrier. While some carriers in other countries are subsidizing the entire netbooks bundled with a 3G modems, you won’t get that sort of discount here. At least it won’t cost you much extra, provided you sign up […]

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MSI Wind U120 unboxed

Posted on 26 November 2008

The upcoming MSI Wind U120 has been unboxed over at MSI WIND en Español. The MSI U120 is very similar to the original MSI Wind U100 [Portal page], apart from the U120’s standard larger capacity battery, larger HDD (120GB), 3G option, and color. The unboxing video isn’t terribly exciting; it seems a bit confusing that the box says "MSI Notebook" and "Wind Netbook" [my emphasis] on the very same side […]

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Acer sells and estimated 5.8 million Aspire Ones, 10" model for the future

Posted on 26 November 2008

According to Akihabaranews.com, Acer will sell an estimated 5.8 million (you read that right, 5,800,000) Aspire One netbooks [Portal page][review] by the end of the year. That is a pretty big number considering that the Aspire One wasn’t even released until Q2 of 2008. Akihabaranews says that Acer sent them some press info showing the sales for each quarter as well as the estimated number for the final quarter: Quarter […]

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Everun Note S16S and D24S Mini Reviews.

Posted on 25 November 2008

You might have heard about the Everun Note. Its currently the most powerful sub-800gm laptop around due to its  dual-core 1.2Ghz AMD Turion X2 and an ATI R690 graphics solution. When it’s running at full steam, it’s impressive! Full review of the D30H available here. Raon have now released two new versions that sit either side of the original and both include an SSD for improved speed, noise and ruggedness […]

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Welcome to MID Moves

Posted on 25 November 2008

Steve, Jenn, Nicole and Ewan will be testing MID devices and tools over an 8-day period in Jan. Read all about it!

The Dell Mini 9 gets touchable with a touchscreen mod

Posted on 25 November 2008

We’ve seen it done to several other netbooks in the past and now it is the Dell Mini 9’s turn. Jkk points us to a video of a Dell Mini 9 [Portal page] that has been modded with a touchscreen. He says that any of the common 8.9" touchscreen kits can be used with the mod, but connecting the necessary components could be tricky. Check out a short video below:

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Equip your Dell Mini 9 with 32GB of flash for $100

Posted on 25 November 2008

  Maybe in honor of jkk’s ‘SSD week’ last week, Dell has recently put an option into their Mini 9 configuration interface that allows customers to select 32GB of SSD storage (previous max capacity offered was 16GB). It will add $100 to your price if you jumping up from the 4GB option, but that price isn’t too bad as long as the speed of the SSD is decent. Be sure […]

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