Tuesday, September 23, 2008

LG Mini Laptop

by Daniel Robinson
1.2kg Netbook X110 to be available from late October

LG is the latest vendor to bring to market a mini laptop PC. The Netbook X110 is similar in size and specification to models such as the Asus Eee PC and Acer Aspire, but LG has yet to disclose a price.

Available from late October, the Netbook X110 is based on Intel's 1.6GHz Atom mobile processor with 1GB memory, 80GB hard drive and a 10in display. It will be pre-loaded with Windows XP Home edition.

However, while the Netbook will be available with integrated 3G wireless capability in some countries, the UK version – available initially through Phones 4u – will not. Instead, buyers will be offered this as an option using a USB dongle, according to LG. This is despite the company making a selling point of its suitability for mobile working.

“We know that people want to be able to access the internet in its entirety, wherever they are. Now we’re allowing them to do just that from a feature-rich device with all of the styling people have come to expect from LG,” said John Barton, LG Mobile's UK sales and marketing director.

LG said the Netbook has an 82-key full-size keyboard to make typing easier, while its weight at nearly 1.2kg is slightly heavier than some rival models. Despite this, it has only a three-cell battery pack as standard, which may imply a relatively short battery life when on the move.

The Netbook will be initially available in white or pink, with a black model to follow later.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Deep Blue H1

Price as Reviewed $400

The Deep Blue H1 mini notebook had an early mover advantage in the UMPC market but it seems it wasn’t able to hold its ground against the newcomers. Let’s check out and see if this unit would have made a good competitor to the Asus Eee PC 701 series.

Blue Digital Systems went with a Via processor with the H1 — a 1.0GHz Via C7-M. It also has 1GB of RAM pre-installed and a 40GB HDD. In my 7-inch UMPC Rounds-Up last April, the Blue H1 came out on top as the cheapest and feature-packed among the four.

Many claimed though that the Via C7-M processor was no match for the Celeron 900MHz. Of course, I had to test this myself. Using SuperPi, it took 48 secs. on the Celeron 900MHz and 7 mins. 26 secs. on the Via C7-M to run 1M digits. Either Via CPUs are too slow or they’re not built for floating point calculations (my guess is the latter).

The Blue H1 has a compact built though the battery pack is protruding from its back side. Like many other 7-inch laptops, the screen real estate is barely enough and with a body that’s 9.5″ wide, the screen’s 6″ horizontal width seems a bit small which made you think the space was under-utilized. It’s a little heavier than my Asus Eee PC but that’s because of the extra weight from the HDD (1.2kg).

The trackpad looks a bit small but after measuring, it’s actually the same size as that of the Asus Eee PC (1.75″ x 1.25″). The distinctive left and right click buttons helps for easier navigation. And while the keyboard size and orientation is the same, the Blue H1 has more space for palm rest which makes it easier to touch type.

The 0.3 MP webcam sits on top of the screen but it’s a little distracting to see the text that states “Digital Camera” beside it, in bold all-caps print.

The Blue H1 is cooler (less hot) too, maybe because of the low-power Via and the good ventilation at the bottom (there were 4 grill slots in there).

The default OS is Window XP and is quite responsive despite the low SuperPi results. It’s complete in connectivity too — 2 USB ports, 1 LAN, 1 modem, a 4-in-1 card reader and WiFi 802.11 b/g.

Over-all, this is a good 1st generation UMPC and could have easily surpassed the Eee PC 701 had it been marketed properly. It’s also 15% cheaper than most UMPCsd when it first came out. If Blue Systems can drop the current price down to Php9,995 today (compared to the 701’s Php13k curent price tag), I’m sure people will find it a good great bargain.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Averatec 2575

by Michelle Thatcher
Price as reviewed $886.99 - $1,310.24

Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology (2.2 GHz); RAM installed: 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM; Weight: 4 lbs

Since we reviewed the Averatec 2371 last year, the company has taken its laptops in a whole new direction. Gone are the cheap-looking plastic cases and rock-bottom prices; in their place, the company offers a new minimalist design and slightly higher--though still competitive--prices. The new ultraportable in the company's lineup, the Averatec 2575, cuts a sleeker profile and offers improved performance for just a few hundred dollars more than its predecessor. That's not to say it's a total home run: the 2575's AMD processor doesn't match the performance offered by more expensive ultraportables, such as the Lenovo 3000 V200, and we wish it had a lengthier battery life. But for the money, the ultraportable Averatec 2575 offers an attractive display and a decent feature set in a well-designed package.

At 1.2 inches thick, the Averatec 2575 is slimmer than other bulky 12.1-inch systems, such as the Lenovo 3000 V200. In addition, the Averatec's glossy black lid and matte-black interior make it look even lighter than its 4-pound weight. Though that heft places it squarely on the line that divides ultraportables from thin-and-lights, we thought it sufficiently lightweight for frequent travel. (If you absolutely need something lighter than 4 pounds, check out our list of top ultraportable laptops.)

While many laptops in this category manage to squeeze in a 13.3-inch display, Averatec sticks with a traditional 12.1-inch screen. Fortunately the screen's sharp 1,280x800 native resolution provides a decent amount of real estate so you can keep two windows open side-by-side without feeling too cramped. We were less pleased with the screen's glossy finish, which proved quite reflective when sitting next to our office window.

The keyboard on the Averatec 2575, though not full size, was comfortable enough to type this review. We appreciate the recessed touch pad, which makes it less likely that you'll accidentally graze the pad while typing (a legitimate risk in the limited real estate of an ultraportable). While similar systems work in a fingerprint reader or quick-launch buttons, Averatec keeps the keyboard deck pretty minimal, including just an on/off button for the wireless radio.

The Averatec 2575's larger size means it can squeeze in a DVD burner and one more USB port than your typical ultraportable; otherwise, Averatec offers an average selection of ports and connections.

On CNET Labs' benchmarks, the Averatec 2575 suffered at the hands of its AMD Turion 64 X2 processor, which couldn't keep up with Core 2 Duo-based systems such as the Lenovo 3000 V200 and the Asus U6S. However, it did perform better than a $2,009 Fujitsu LifeBook P8010 built on Intel's small-form-factor Core 2 Duo SL7100 processor; the Averatec also bested a $1,000 MSI PR210 based on AMD's super-budget Athlon 64 X2 processor. In real-world terms, the differences are not that stark, and we stand by our usual advice: for common Web surfing, office applications, and basic multitasking, any modern dual-core laptop will perform at an acceptable level, with little, if any, stuttering or slowdown.

We were disappointed in the Averatec 2575's four-cell battery, which petered out after 92 minutes during our DVD playback test. Our drain test is especially grueling, so you can expect to see longer life during typical Windows use. Still, we'd prefer to see at least two--and preferably three or four--hours from a lightweight laptop that's designed for mobile use. (The company does plan to offer an optional 8-cell battery to provide a bit more juice, though the larger battery will likely add to the laptop's weight.)

Averatec includes an industry-standard one-year, parts-and-labor warranty with the system. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line ("excluding holidays"), an online knowledge base, and driver downloads. Also available on the Web site are PDF versions of Averatec's thorough user manuals, which include clear, detailed illustrations of each laptop's ports and features.

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Asus Lamborghini VX3-A1 (yellow)

by Dan Ackerman

Price as Reviewed $3,079.00 - $3,099.99

Specifications: Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2.5 GHz); RAM installed: 4 GB DDR2 SDRAM; Weight: 3.7 lbs

The $3,299 Asus Lamborghini VX3 is a lap-based homage to the famous sports car of the same name, complete with a screamingly bright automotive yellow paint job. We've seen car-themed laptops before, from Acer's Ferrari to a Toughbook-like Hummer laptop, and their audience is usually limited to auto enthusiasts who don't mind paying a premium for what is essentially window dressing on a set of fairly standard laptop components.

That being said, if you're a fan of the car company founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini, you'll find a nicely put-together laptop, with excellent build quality and upscale touches such as a leather-clad wrist rest. Under the hood, it lacks that sports car DNA, eliciting middling performance from its standard Intel Penryn CPU. Still, we can't help but like the included sack of Lamborghini-branded accessories, including a leather mousepad and Bluetooth mouse.

The Lamborghini VX3 is similar in shape and size to the Asus U6S, another leather-accented ultraportable from the same company. The back of the lid has a glossy yellow finish with a prominent Lamborghini badge, and the leather wrist rest has a nice-looking stitched border, making for an overall smart, sophisticated look that's fairly light and portable.

The keyboard was a pleasant surprise, with solid, hefty keys that didn't wiggle under the fingers at all, and we're always pleased to see separate Page-Up and Page-Down keys--usually the first thing to get cut on an ultraportable keyboard. Like the similar Asus U6S, there are no quick-launch media-player or volume-control keys, but a button above the keyboard switches between several preset power-consumption modes.

Adding to the automobile effect, when powered on, the laptop briefly flashes the Lamborghini logo and plays a sound effect of a car engine revving--even if the speakers are muted in Vista.

The 12.1-inch wide-screen LCD display offers a 1,280x800 native resolution, which is standard for most 12- to 15-inch displays. The screen's high-gloss finish can cause some glare if it catches the light of a desk lamp or overhead light at the wrong angle.

We were pleased to see an HDMI output and four USB ports in this ultraportable system, along with Bluetooth and an ExpressCard slot--although for $3,000, we'd hardly expect anything less.

The Lamborghini VX3 is a fixed-configuration system, but we were generally pleased with the roomy 320GB hard drive, 3GB of RAM, and modest Nvidia GeForce 9300M GPU. Our review unit was from Europe, and it included a Sierra Wireless HSDPA mobile broadband antenna, but we don't expect mobile broadband to be offered in the U.S. version.

Even though it's named after a high-end performance car, there's not too much action going on under the hood of the Lamborghini VX3. Its 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 is perfectly fine for everyday computing, but the system was slower than other high-end laptops with inferior CPUs, such as the MacBook Air and the Acer Ferrari 1100, in most of our benchmark tests. We expected better performance, but Asus runs a lot of proprietary applications in the background, and that can slow down a system.

Just like a luxury sports car that doesn't get too many miles to the gallon, the VX3 is also a bit of a gas guzzler when it comes to battery life. The default 3-cell battery gave us only 67 minutes of battery life on our DVD playback test--well short of what we'd expect from an ultraportable laptop. However, in anecdotal use, we got closer to 2 hours when surfing the Web and working on office documents. Still, the poor battery life was a major disappointment for a laptop you'll want to take down to the local coffee shop to show off.

Asus includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system, but finding support on the Web site is not as easy as it is with a mainstream retailer such as Dell or Gateway, thanks to a confusing site layout. Still, there is an online knowledge base and driver downloads, and several minutes of digging through links will eventually yield a toll-free telephone number of U.S. support.

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HP Compaq 6735b

by Jamie Bsales
Price as Reviewed $786.98 - $924.60

How much can you really expect from an $829 business notebook? If you’re talking about the HP Compaq 6735b, more than you think. HP has packed a wealth of features ideal for small-business users into this budget platform. The only giveaway that the 6735b is a low-cost entry is its rather bland, very plastic chassis. More-expensive models (such as HP’s own EliteBook series) use richer materials. But we’ll happily swap style for substance if it means getting a spill-resistant keyboard, a hard drive with active protection, and useful utilities in the trade.

With the 6735b, HP tried not to offend anyone. The flip side, of course, is that the dark gray and black motif won’t thrill anyone, either. The only design touch of note: HP uses aqua and amber LEDs (along with a couple of blue ones), which are indeed pleasing to look at. Weighing a reasonable 5.9 pounds and measuring 14.0 x 10.5 x 1.3 inches, the 6735b is as average as they come.

The black, full-size keyboard is very comfortable, with good tactile feedback. The touchpad could be a bit larger, but its low-friction surface is easy to use and its buttons are plenty responsive. HP has included its familiar touch-sensitive volume strip and a dedicated mute button above the keyboard, but no multimedia control keys like you’ll find on its Pavilion line. Around the edges are four USB ports, FireWire, VGA, Ethernet, modem, headphone and mic jacks, and even a serial port for legacy connectivity. HP has also included a memory card reader and an ExpressCard/54 slot but no PC Card slot, which some business users might miss. You do get a dock connector on the bottom, however, which is a nice touch for a budget machine.

Our 6735b configuration came with HP’s BrightView 15.4-inch widescreen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Users that work under unforgiving office fluorescents may want to opt for the available antiglare screen (a no-cost option), and those who prefer a higher-res view can specify a 1680 x 1050 anti-glare panel for just $25 more. On our tests, the 1280 x 800 glossy panel delivered vibrant colors and plenty of brightness, even in a sunlit room. Text was sharp, and viewing angles were wide (hampered only by reflections from nearby windows). Watching Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl on the included multiformat DVD burner, the LCD showed natural color reproduction, good rendering of shadow detail, and some (but not excessive) motion blur during action scenes.

Other Features

Unlike other low-cost models, the 6735b’s optical drive can be swapped out for a second hard drive. Its built-in stereo speakers sound better than those in most low-cost models, with adequate volume for use around a conference table. The machine works with HP’s full-size docking solution, for users who prefer a desktop feel when they are in the office. An integrated webcam is also an option.

Suite Security

Despite its budget price, the 6735b doesn’t cut corners to maintain durability and security features important to business travelers. The keyboard is spill-resistant, and the hard drive has active protection to protect your data in the event of a fall. Enterprise IT managers will appreciate the TPM circuitry, while small-business buyers without the benefit of an IT department will like the wizard for the HP ProtectTools suite, which walks you through setup for the fingerprint reader, passwords, and the full drive software encryption.

If you forget your password, the HP SpareKey utility provides a back door, letting you set up personal questions to answer so that you can get in and reset your password. HP has also included utilities to help keep prying eyes from finding deleted files. Normally when deleting a file, Windows simply removes the pointer to that file; eventually, the OS might get around to using that space for a new file, but you don’t want to bet on it. So HP File Sanitizer actually overwrites the file location with random data up to seven times. And the included Disk Sanitizer utility is a BIOS-level program that wipes the entire hard drive, which is ideal for systems that eventually get passed along. Another handy extra is HP QuickLook 2, which lets you see a snapshot of your Outlook e-mail, calendar, and contacts when the machine is in sleep mode, without having to boot to Windows.

Passable Performance
The 2.0-GHz AMD Turion RM-70 processor and 2GB of RAM in our configuration is adequate for business productivity applications, but it’s no speed demon. The 6735b scored 2,350 on PCMark Vantage (which measures Vista application performance)—about 800 points below the average among mainstream notebooks. On the plus side, it performed multitasking scenarios reasonably well. The machine needed 7 minutes and 5 seconds to encode about 2 hours of music into AAC format in iTunes; that time increased by 30 seconds (or only about 7 percent) when we performed the same test with a virus scan running in the background. Should you need more speed, the notebook can be configured with a 2.2-GHz AMD Turion Ultra Dual Core ZM-82 CPU and up to 8GB of RAM.

On 3DMark03, which tests DirectX 9 performance, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 graphics chip managed a score of 3,308, which is good for a business machine. But it struggled on 3DMark06 (which tests DirectX 9 3D graphics, CPU, and 3D features), delivering a score of just 1,469. Our F.E.A.R. test (run at a resolution of 1024 x 768) showed a frame rate of 21 frames per second; upping the resolution dropped that to an unplayable 8 fps. The 6735b clearly is no gamer, but it is adequate for running less-demanding 3D titles; the notebook averaged 59.4 fps on our World of Warcraft test.

The notebook’s 5,400-rpm, 120GB hard drive performed in line with those of other business machines, delivering a transfer rate of 15.3 MBps on our LAPTOP Transfer Test (copying and moving a 4.97GB file of mixed media). Alas, as configured the 6735b was a bit slower than other recent business entries to boot to its Windows Vista Business OS, requiring 1 minute and 20 seconds from the moment you hit the power button until you have full control of the notebook.

Wireless and Battery Scores

The included six-cell battery lasted a little more than 2 hours on our LAPTOP Battery Test (continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi). That’s low but expected given our test unit’s large screen and smallish battery; HP notes that buyers have other battery options available to them, including an eight-cell power pack. On our Wi-Fi test, the machine’s 802.11a/b/g/n radio performed in line with others in its class, delivering 18.7 Mbps at 15 feet from our access point, and 14.7 Mbps at 50 feet. The platform also supports Qualcomm’s Gobi embedded mobile broadband option (AT&T or Verizon Wireless).

Fortunately, what you won’t find in the 6735b is the trialware that gunks up consumer PCs. As a business SKU, HP includes only the OS, its ProtectTools suite, and its welcome QuickLook utility. A one-year parts-and-labor warranty (with 24/7 tech support) is standard, and HP offers a whopping 35 service/support upgrade plans, including ones that cover accidental damage and offer next-day on-site service.

HP Compaq 6735b Verdict

Yes, you can find faster, sexier machines than the HP Compaq 6735b. But for this price, you’d be hard-pressed to find one with more business-friendly extras and utilities. With its handy QuickLook 2 and file-deletion utilities, the 6735b may be a step ahead of other leading low-cost business portables, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad R500 and Toshiba Tecra A9. It doesn’t have the panache or ruggedness of the aluminum-clad HP EliteBook family (whose configurations start at $1,199), so road warriors and mobile executives may want to spend the extra money on the pricier model. But for most users, the affordable 6735b has all the features they’ll need, and then some.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Toshiba Tecra A9-S9021V

by Jamie Bsales
Price as Reviewed $1,454.80 - $1,945.79

CPU: 2.5-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9300
Hard Drive Size/Speed: 250GB/5,400 rpm
Graphics/Video Memory: Nvidia Quadro NVS 130M/256MB
Screen Size: 15,4inch

The Toshiba Tecra A9-S9021V aims to deliver durability and performance to mainstream corporate notebook users who prefer the larger screen and keyboard a 15.4-inch system delivers. It is largely successful in its mission, though the execution is uninspired. For $1,699 you get a high-resolution display, a large hard drive, and discrete graphics, but this system’s overall performance and design make it second-rate compared to the best business machines from Dell, HP, and Lenovo.

With the Tecra A9, Toshiba took an old-school approach to addressing the corporate notebook market: Make it as bland as possible so as not to offend anyone. While the gray and black plastic chassis would be appropriate for a sub-$1,000 machine, at the Tecra A9’s price, we’d like to see richer materials. The machine is the typical size for a 15.4-inch notebook, but a little more effort could have gone into shaving some bulk. In fact, at 14.4 x 10.6 x 1.5 inches and 6.4 pounds, the Tecra A9 is nearly identical in size and weight to the new Sony FW Series—which has a screen that’s an inch larger.

The full-size keyboard feels comfortable enough in use, with good key travel and appropriate audible feedback. It’s also spill-resistant to help protect the machine from errant liquids. As with other corporate notebooks, you’ll find both a touchpad and a pointing stick. Unfortunately, the pad is right out of the bargain bin, with a plastic feel and a surface area that’s way too small (and square) given the screen’s dimensions. The touchpad’s mouse buttons are on the tiny side, too, even though there’s plenty of room for larger buttons. And while we appreciate the volume wheel jutting from the front edge of the system, a dedicated mute button would be a step in the right direction.

Display and Multimedia

The 15.4-inch screen of the Tecra A9 is a highlight. High-res purists will appreciate the panel’s 1680 x 1050-pixel resolution, which delivers crisp text and fits at least a couple of open windows on the screen. Of course, most default text in applications and lists (like Windows’ All Programs roster) is tiny. Fortunately, Toshiba has thought of this and included its Zooming Utility to adjust icon sizes and zoom application windows in Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, and Internet Explorer automatically.

As is appropriate for a business notebook, the panel has a glare-reducing satin finish that effectively cuts glare and reflections, though (predictably) we saw some dulling of colors in DVD playback and games. Scenes in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl also showed motion blur and loss of detail in shadow areas. The built-in stereo speakers deliver enough volume for making a presentation around a conference table but offer tinny sound lacking in bass.


The Tecra A9 platform has all the ports expected of a corporate notebook, including four USB ports, VGA, FireWire, Ethernet, modem, and even a serial port. Missing is an HDMI port, which is becoming a common way to connect to external displays. There’s a PC Card slot and a 5-in-1 memory card reader, but no webcam. The bottom dock connection accepts the Toshiba Express Port Replicator, and a VGA- or DVI-equipped Dynadock solution can connect via USB.

Manageability and Security
Of course, with a corporate notebook you aren’t paying for multimedia prowess, you’re paying for a stable, manageable platform that offers security and durability. And on those counts, the Tecra A9 delivers. It has a fingerprint reader and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2, along with Infineon’s TPM Software Package, which lets IT departments manage security policies for the machine. Toshiba has also included a SmartCard reader for companies that employ those security devices.

In addition to the spill-resistant keyboard, the Tecra A9 has Toshiba’s EasyGuard durability features. These include shock-resistant mounts and active protection for the 250GB hard drive, as well as shock-absorbing materials for the chassis and LCD panel and inverter.

Smart Utilities

The i hard key to the left of the keyboard launches the Toshiba Assist utilities menu. Clicking the Connect entry brings up and icon for Toshiba’s ConfigFree utility, which helps users see and set Ethernet, Wi-Fi, dial-up, and Bluetooth connections. The Secure menu choice lets administrators set a password to restrict users’ access to hardware setup programs, and also check current security settings (BIOS password, hard-drive password, fingerprint authentication) and TPM settings. The Protect & Fix entry in Toshiba Assist offers a basic hardware diagnostic tool (for checking the health of the CPU, memory, hard drive, and other components) and also lets a user or an administrator set the sensitivity level for the active hard drive protection. The Optimize choice contains the zooming utility settings, as well as a CD/DVD drive acoustic silencer, which is supposed to lower the spin rate of the optical drive during movie and music playback to make the noise less intrusive (though we didn’t hear a difference with the drive set to Silent mode).

Mediocre Performance

The Tecra A9 is built on the Centrino Pro platform, not the newer Centrino 2 architecture (with its faster frontside bus and other enhancements), so its performance doesn’t match that of some newer machines we’ve tested. The 2.5-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM (expandable to 4GB), and discrete 256MB Nvidia Quadro NVS 130M graphics (that company’s stable, IT-friendly GPU family) delivered acceptable speed.

The Tecra A9 boots to Windows Vista Business in less than a minute, which is refreshingly quick. However, its score of 2,869 on PCMark Vantage is about 7 percent below the average among other mainstream notebooks we’ve tested. Its internal data-transfer rate of 14.9 MBps is okay but not great. Still, the Tecra A9 didn’t miss a beat while multitasking; we were able to apply filter effects to a photo in Picasa, play music in Windows Media Player, and download a file via Internet Explorer in the background with no blips in the foreground tasks.

Low graphics scores of 2,936 on 3DMark03 and 860 on 3DMark06 indicate a lack of gaming ability after business hours. Indeed, the Tecra A9 mustered an unplayable 11 frames per second on F.E.A.R. at 1024 x 768-pixel resolution; you’ll have to dial back the effects and resolution still further to game when work is done.

Battery Life, Wireless
Our test unit came with the standard six-cell battery, which lasted only 2 hours and 31 minutes on the LAPTOP Battery Test. HP’s EliteBook 6930p, which we also tested with a six-cell battery, lasted an hour longer. If the A9 will see life beyond the desktop, opt for the available nine- or twelve-cell battery. In wireless testing, the 802.11a/g/n connection delivered above-average throughput at 15 feet from our access point (19.9 Mbps) but below-average throughput at 50 feet (12.5 Mbps).

Software and Warranty

As for other software, Toshiba has included a 60-day trial to Norton 360, as well InterVideo WinDVD to handle DVD playback. You also get Toshiba Disc Creator and Ulead DVD MovieFactory (the OEM version). A three-year warranty comes standard with the Tecra A9; users can purchase extra coverage including SystemGuard Accidental Damage Coverage, which provides advanced protection from damage due to handling, and can also opt to have it serviced on-site.

Toshiba Tecra A9-S9021V Verdict

At the end of the day, there’s nothing wrong with Toshiba’s Tecra A9-S9021V. It’s a solid option for IT departments that are committed to Toshiba’s corporate platform and need a large-screen offering for users who seldom travel. At $1,699, however, it’s significantly more expensive than competing systems like the Lenovo ThinkPad R500, which offers better speed and battery life. The Tecra A9 has all the features and performance to get the job done, but it’s not the best choice.

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (Linux)

by Joanna Stern
Price as Reviewed: $399

After months of rumors, Dell enters the mini-notebook market with its long-anticipated Inspiron Mini 9. Dell took its time releasing its own netbook, and it is clear they spent the extra days and hours getting (nearly) everything just right. With a small footprint, sleek industrial design, 1.6-GHz Intel Atom processor, and a tailored version of Ubuntu (it’s also available with Windows XP) the Inspiron Mini 9, starting at $349, has all the specs to make it one of our favorite netbooks. Even better is the ability to configure the system, from the size of the solid state drive and RAM to the webcam resolution. However, we wish Dell had spent a bit more time on the keyboard.

The glossy black Inspiron Mini 9 (also available in white) we tested—despite its $399 price tag—looks and feels far from cheap. As with the Acer Aspire one and the ASUS Eee PC 901, the Inspiron Mini 9’s rounded lid sports a glossy finish that attracts light fingerprints and smudges. The classy look extends under the hood with a smooth-coated, silver palm rest and screen bezel.

Size definitely matters to Dell: The Inspiron Mini 9 is one of the smallest and lightest 8.9-inch mini-notebooks we've seen. Measuring 9.1 x 6.8 x 1.3 inches and weighing just 2.3 pounds, it is lighter than both the 2.4-pound Acer Aspire one and the 3.2-pound HP 2133 Mini-Note. When placed next to the Aspire one and HP Mini-Note, it was the shortest in length and width; the Aspire one, however, is 0.1 inch thinner. With a travel weight of 2.6 pounds with its AC adapter, the Inspiron Mini 9 felt almost nonexistent when we tossed it into a purse.

Glossy Screen, Loud Speaker Sound

The glossy 8.9-inch, 1024 x 600-pixel resolution screen provides enough space to fit windows to size and looked sharp from a variety of angles. When we watched an episode of The Office on Hulu.com and browsed through vacation pictures, colors were bright and not at all muted like we’ve seen on ASUS’ Eee PC 901. Horizontal viewing angles were fine for watching YouTube videos with a friend; tilting the screen back to its limit of 110 degrees didn’t cause glare.

Above the display is a 1.3-megapixel webcam (a $25 option, but the Inspiron Mini 9 is also available with a 0.3-MP cam for $15) that provided clear images when videoconferencing with a friend over Dell Video Chat, a client based on SightSpeed’s technology (which lets users have four-way video calls with Mac, PC, and Linux users). The camera provided clear images, though we saw a bit of motion blur when waving our hands to our caller.

Like the Sylvania g Netbook Meso, the Inspiron Mini 9’s speakers are below the screen on the bottom bezel. They were able to pump out Coldplay’s Life In Technicolor at a surprising volume, and lacked the typical tinniness of other small notebooks.

Awkward Keyboard, Solid Trackpad
The spill-resistant keyboard on the Inspiron Mini 9 is solidly built and provided good tactile feedback without too much flex. While the keys allowed for comfortable typing and didn’t severely cramp our hands, they are smaller than those found on the 89 percent–size keyboard on the Acer Aspire one. However, size is not as big an issue as is the awkward placement of a few keys on the Inspiron Mini 9. While we weren’t bothered by the missing function keys (the middle row of the keyboard now performs double duty), the right Shift key has been shrunk and moved to the right of the Up arrow button, and the apostrophe key is located on the bottom row of keys. Both changes will cause problems for touch typists until they’ve adjusted.

The touchpad, on the other hand, is the best we have seen on an 8.9-inch system. It is decently sized and offered a nice textured feel as we navigated around the desktop. We also like that the two mouse buttons are located below the touchpad, rather than straddling it like the Aspire one.

The Inspiron Mini 9 is stocked with the typical netbook ports, featuring three USB 2.0, VGA, and Ethernet, as well as a headphone and a microphone jack. It also has a 4-in-1 memory card reader. Alas, you won’t find an ExpressCard slot, but the Inspiron Mini 9’s free internal mini-PCI slot could be used for an integrated mobile broadband option. Dell plans to offer mobile broadband before the end of the year.

Snazzy, Simple Ubuntu Operating System Similar to ASUS’ Xandros Linux and Acer’s Linpus Linux Lite, Dell’s mini-notebook sports a tailored version of Ubuntu’s Netbook Remix. (The system is also available with Windows XP for a limited-time introductory price of $399; after that’s up, starting price will be $439.)

The heart of the customized OS is Dell’s Launcher, a strip of icons that runs across the center of the desktop. A series of application categories—Entertainment, Learn, Games, Productivity, and Web—are displayed horizontally. When a category is selected, the Launcher slides up the screen and a set of preloaded applications related to that category appears below. Adding extra buttons to the launcher is simple: click the Add button, make up your own category, and drag in programs or create shortcuts to Web sites.

We were impressed with the smoothness of the transitions and animations. Not only is Dell’s interface sleeker than both the Eee PC’s Xandros and Acer’s Linpus Linux Lite, but Dell’s Ubuntu version makes switching to the advanced desktop mode to programs easier. We were able to add StumbleUpon to our Firefox browser via the Add/Remove program.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Performance
Our Inspiron Mini 9 sported Intel’s 1.6-GHz Atom processor and came with 1GB of RAM (though it can be ordered with 512MB). Programs loaded relatively quickly even when we had several others running in the background. We listened to streaming music over Pandora, surfed in Firefox 3, and wrote a document in OpenOffice Writer simultaneously with no hang-ups. However, Dell Video Chat did slow down the system; windows were slower to launch.

The 4GB solid state drive in the Inspiron Mini 9 (also available with a larger 8GB and 16GB SSD) combines speedy boot times and protection (due to its lack of moving parts). It booted the system in a relatively speedy 35 seconds, although that’s still 15 seconds slower than the Acer Aspire one with Linux. For those who find the 4GB drive too limiting, Dell bundles the mini-notebook with 2GB of free online storage via Boxnet.com.

We noticed that the Inspiron Mini 9 got uncomfortably hot when we used the notebook at length. At 100 degrees, the keyboard felt like it had a heating pad underneath it. The bottom of the system and the touchpad weren’t much better, registering 108 and 92 degrees, respectively. Dell notes that we reviewed a preproduction unit and that there shouldn’t be any thermal issues on production-level systems. We’ll update this review once we’ve received a final unit.

Decent Endurance, Good Wi-Fi

We were impressed with the endurance of the Inspiron Mini 9’s four-cell battery. We managed to squeeze 3 hours and 12 minutes out of the battery with Wi-Fi on. That falls between the Eee PC 901 runtime of 4 hours and 38 minutes using a six-cell battery and the Linux version of the Aspire one’s 1 hour and 58 minutes with a three-cell battery. The XP version of the Aspire one lasted 2 hours and 22 minutes on a charge. At least for now Dell is not offering a larger-capacity battery with the Inspiron Mini 9.

The Inspiron Mini 9’s 802.11a/g Wi-Fi radio connected easily to our home WPA-protected access point. It never dipped below 72 percent signal strength in a 50-foot radius, and we didn’t experience a single dropped connection. Web pages loaded quickly; NYTimes.com loaded in 5 seconds, our Moviefone search completed in 4.5 seconds, and Laptopmag.com loaded in 7 seconds. Streaming an episode of Married with Children over Hulu.com had minimal video pauses and audio skips. There was no Bluetooth connection on our unit, but it is available for an extra $20.

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Verdict
Dell’s entrance into the mini-notebook market is bound to make the competition take notice. The Linux version of the Inspiron Mini 9 boasts the most consumer-friendly interface we have seen, its footprint is tiny but sturdy, and it gets more than three hours of battery life. The Linux version of the Acer Aspire one is $70 cheaper than our $399 configuration, has a bigger 8GB solid state drive, and a more ergonomic keyboard, but it lasts 1 hour and 14 minutes less on a charge and its Linux interface isn’t as polished.

Despite its inferior keyboard, we recommend the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 over the Aspire one for those users interested in Linux. Spending the extra cash for this system is worth it for those seeking a small yet solidly built mini-notebook, and for those who want the ability to configure their system online.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Commodore Netbook

Price as Reviewed $610

There's probably someone reading this who isn't sick of hearing about endless netbook releases from yet another company, and if you're that person, Commodore's UMMD 8010/F is the product for you. Adding to the range of gaming PCs launched last year, although almost certainly not by the same company, the system carries the styling and name, if not the gaming heritage, of its predecessor.

The specs are oddly enough, in line with every other netbook out there, so it hardly seems necessary to list them, but here we go anyway:

* 1.6GHz VIA C7-M processor
* 10in screen (unspecified resolution, almost definitely 1,024 x 600)
* 80GB hard drive
* Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth
* VGA output
* Three USB Ports

On the Commodore UMMD 8010/F's plus side is its frankly awesome retro styling, unfortunately associated with a price that sounds several years out of place for a machine of its specs - namely some $600. Sadly running a Commodore 64 would probably be preferable to a VIA processor, which will make that price tag hard to handle.

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14.1" MSI EX400 has Eco Power Management Mode!

For the ultimate 14.1″ laptop, you might want to consider getting an MSI EX400, which comes with Eco Power Management Mode.

• The latest Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology
• Genuine Windows is authentic Windows software that is properly licensed and legally installed. Learn more about the special benefits reserved for genuine Windows customers by visiting www.microsoft.com/genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
• 14.1" Widescreen Display
• The ATI HD3450 3D Graphics Card with 256MB VRAM
• Better Enjoyment with Second Generation Dolby® Surround Sound
• Built-in Combo Drive/DVD Super Multi
• 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth (optional)

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MSI today announces a new model to its line of notebook, the MSI EX300. The MSI EX300 has incorporated the concept of athleticism into the modern world of notebook computer, packing it with excitement and energy. The simple and yet fluid body design adapted the idealism of “Athletic DNA” and “Mobile Technology”, making the EX300 the leader of fashionable styling. The Dazzling Blue/Brilliant Red gives it the most definable character of sportsmanship, expressing true individualism. The EX300 features the latest Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology, which uses Intel® Core™2 Duo processor and Intel® PM45 Express Chipset, to deliver innovative mobile solutions with unrivaled processor performance, stunning new HD capabilities, great wireless connectivity, and long battery life.

• The Latest Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology
• Genuine Windows is authentic Windows software that is properly licensed and legally installed. Learn more about the special benefits reserved for genuine Windows customers by visiting www.microsoft.com/genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
• 13.3" TFT-LCD Widescreen Display
• ATI HD3450 3D Graphics Card with DDR3 256MB VRAM on 13.3” Notebook
• Vibrant Colors, the Fashion of Technology
• Better Enjoyment with 2nd Generation Dolby®
• Elegant Design with Magnesium Alloy Casing
• AI Array MIC
• HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Output
• Built-in 2.0 Mega Pixel Webcam
• Fingerprint Reader
• 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN with Bluetooth

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Samsung X360

Price as Reviewed about £1200

Samsung X360 is a MacBook Competitor!

Check out the latest Samsung X360, which will never be here in the U.S. but looks as slim as a MacBook.

the Samsung X360 incorporates all of the extensive functionality demanded by ultra mobile and results-driven professionals. Unlike the claims of some other “light” notebooks, the X360 is fully featured without compromise, including 3 USB ports, a built-in HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) connection, a 34mm express card slot and VGA output. For fast and easy transfer of documents, images, video or music it incorporates a highly flexible 7 in 1 memory card reader, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR* (Enhanced Data Rate) and super-fast 802.11n wireless technology. It also boasts an integrated digital motion camera, so it’s easy to stay in touch with colleagues or friends using video-conferencing or live messaging. But there is more, for business
and home office users the X360 incorporates a 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN connection and support for Samsung P-Dock, docking station – which simplifies cabling and provides a ’single click’ connection and easy access to a wide variety of ports..

“The X360 pushes back the boundaries of form and function to deliver real style with substance,” said HS Kim, Executive Vice President of Samsung Computer Systems Division. “It offers a tremendous reduction in size and weight but without compromising on functionality, so users have everything they need for life on the move,” Mr. Kim added.

The X360 will be available from September this year in European countries including UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, and also in Russia, China and Hong Kong.

For non stop productivity on the move, the X360 incorporates a removable 6 cell battery that enables up to 10 hours continuous use – making all day mobile computing a practical reality. Its efficient power consumption is supported by the use of Intel(R) Centrino(R) 2 Ultra Low Voltage processor technology and an innovative 13.3″ WXGA (1280×800) LED screen, whose backlight technology consumes significantly less power but delivers around 33 percent improved brightness over a traditional LCD screen, so it is easier to work in a range of conditions. And with security at a premium, it even has a secure biometric fingerprint and trusted platform module
authentication system to ensure that your data is always fully protected.

With its captivating craftsmanship, the X360’s Protect-O-Edge casing is built using durable magnesium alloy to provide amazing strength and superior reliability coupled with enhanced ergonomics and premium styling. And, wherever possible, Samsung uses its own components from memory, batteries and screens. This focus on manufacturing excellence means Samsung mobile computers have one of the best reliability
records in the industry, lowering the total cost ownership.

The X360 also features the option of an ultra-fast and reliable 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)*, which significantly enhances performance compared to a typical hard disk drive (HDD), with a boot time that is 25-50 percent faster and data access times that are 300 percent faster (53 MB/s) for reading and 150 percent faster (28 MB/s) for writing.
With no moving parts SSDs also weigh less, uses significantly less power and are less prone to errors and damage - in fact, the X360 is equipped to withstand twice the impact of the hard-drive-enabled model. So, the notebook will perform faster and last even longer.

Finally, the X360 features an amazing Samsung innovation - Silver Nano Technology. By sprinkling incredibly small, nano-sized silver ion powder on the keyboard your system will remain “bacteria free” for even longer.

World class mobile performance

Featuring state of the art Intel(R) Centrino(R) 2 Ultra Low Voltage processor technology, which delivers unrivalled performance, energy efficiency and connectivity too keep you working longer. The X360 comes with the all new 45 nano-meter sized Intel(R) Core™2 Duo mobile processor, which literally puts the power of two processors into one, so you can open up all of your favourite applications with no compromise on performance.

Sharper display
Its 13.3″ wide display provides up to 30% more viewing area than traditional screens and allows you to enjoy photo-like image quality, greater viewing angles and better text legibility, reducing eye strain and therefore increasing productivity. Using LED technology also means that the screen is thinner, up to 33% brightness, and uses much less power than traditional LCD screen. Even the durability of the system
is better, because there are fewer breakable parts.

Light Weight and Durable
Despite being ultra lightweight and slim at just 1.27kg, the X360 is built to last. It’s durable Protect-o-Edge(c) casing provides amazing strength and superior reliability. As a result, the X360 is more than capable of withstanding the inevitable hardships of life on the move, which all translates into a measurably lower Total Cost of Ownership.

Simple data sharing
Incorporating a 7 in 1 memory card reader (MS, MS Pro, SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC plus, xD) and 3 x USB ports, it lets you to seamlessly move data from your digital camera, camcorder, MP3 player or PDA straight to the notebook. Alternatively you can use the Bluetooth 2.0+EDR* (Enhanced Data Rate) capability to quickly connect to other Bluetooth devices at speeds that are 3x faster than previous generations.

Wireless World
Featuring the super fast 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, delivering up to five times the performance and up to twice the range of previous-generation technologies.*

*Based on Factory specification

Your connection to the Digital World
For the ultimate in viewing experiences simply connect it to your HD monitor, Television (HDTV) or home theatre system using the X360’s built-in HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) connection, which allows 100% transmission of visual and audio digital signals, and experience richer colours, beautiful rendering and perfect image and sound reproduction.

Smile, you are on camera*
Featuring an integrated 1.3 mega pixel digital motion camera, it offers a simple way to keep in touch with friends or family, using video-conferencing or live messaging.

Optimised graphics, premium experience
Featuring the new Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 graphics core, which dynamically allocates system memory to provide incredible visual quality, faster graphics performance and flexible display options.

Revolutionary Battery Life
The battery life is vastly improved. It can deliver battery powered performance of up to 6-10 hours based on usage scenario. The longer battery life is guaranteed by the LED display and the flash-based SSD which require less power to run.

Huge 128GB Solid State drive
Its Solid State Drive (SSD) has a boot time that is 25-50 percent faster than systems that employ a traditional, rotational hard disk drive (HDD). Overall system performance is also significantly enhanced, as the SSD is capable of reading 300 times faster (53 MB/s)and writes 150 percent faster (28 MB/s) than typical HDDs, and the seek time (the amount of time required to find information in the system memory) is also greatly reduced. Having no moving parts means that power consumption is reduced dramatically, extending battery life, and it is capable of withstanding much greater impacts, so there is no loss of data.

Bacteria free
By sprinkling incredibly small, nano-sized silver ion powder on the keyboard your system will remain “bacteria free” – for even longer.

Total security
For complete peace of mind, the X360 incorporates a secure biometric fingerprint authentication system and a trusted platform module, so your valuable information will always remain safe from prying eyes - and you may never need to remember another password!

Fast docking
Is compatible with Samsung’s P-Dock docking station, which simplifies cabling and provides a ’single click’ connection and easy access to a wide variety of ports, including Serial, 5 x USB, LAN, HDMI, SIO, e-SATA and DVI (Digital Video Interface) to deliver outstanding digital image quality on large displays and projectors.

ECO friendly
Samsung’s own certification mark (ECO), which guarantees ECO-friendly features, including removal of hazardous substances and material, optimised energy efficiency and effective material usage for a more environmentally friendly product.

Warranty, On Time, On Us
All this is backed up with the peace of mind that your notebook is protected by Samsung’s class leading warranty service. In the unlikely event that something goes wrong with your notebook, the Samsung International warranty infrastructure will provide you with a fast track collection repair and return service for your notebook in order to minimise disruption and get you back working as quickly as possible.

X360 Specifications
* based on factory specification, Subject to change. Errors and omissions accepted. Battery life based on mobile Mark test scores that will vary based on configuration

Intel(R) Centrino(R) 2 ULV Processor Technology (FSB 800MHz)

Operating System
- Genuine Microsoft Windows(R) Vista(R) Home Basic
- Genuine Microsoft Windows(R) Vista(R) Home Premium
- Genuine Microsoft Windows(R) Vista(R) Business

- DDR3 1066MHz 1GB ~ 4GB

- 13.3″ WXGA (1280 x 800) SuperBright(c) LED backlit

- 64/ 128 GB Solid State Drive
- 120 GB (5400 rpm S-ATA)

Optical Drive
- External DVD Super Multi Dual Layer Writer

Graphics Processor
- Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 graphics core

Wireless LAN
- Intel 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate*

10/100/1000 Ethernet

I / O Ports
- 7-in-1 Card Reader (MS, MS Pro, SD, SDHC, MMC, MMC plus, xD)
- 3 x USB 2.0
- 1 x PCI Express Card Slot (34 mm)
- 1 x HDMI
- 1 x Headphone-out
- 1 x Mic in
- 1 x Integrated Mic
- 1 x VGA Port
- 1 x RJ45 (LAN)
- 1 x Docking Port

1.3 Mega Pixel Web Camera*

Battery Life
Up to 10 hours

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Monday, September 1, 2008

X8 notebook pc Portable 10.2 inc hor 7 inch

Detailed Product Description

Notebook pc Portable 10.2 inchor 7 inch Mini laptop computer hot sell laptop X8
laptop notebook laptop computer computer brand new laptop laptop Macbook Macbook notebook Macbook laptops computer pc macbook macbook notebook new brand laptop New styles Laptop ComputersPortable PC mini PC COMPUTER LAPTOPS

CPU VIA C7-M® Mobile processor and VIA chipset-1600MHZ

OS Support Windows® XP/LINUX etc.

Memory 512MB(DDR2)

Storage Device SATA 120 G

LCD 10.2"WVGA wide-screen , 1024*600 resolution

VGA Build-in VIA/S3G Unichrome Pro II

LAN 10/100M Ethernet Access

WiFi 802.11b/g

Keyboard Standard English 84 key,support external keyboard

Mouse&Touch padbuild-in touch panel, set two shortcut key,and support usb port mouse

USB Port USB 2.0*3

Card Port SD/MMC card

Webcam Build-in 0.3M pixel camera

Sound effect In focus Audio, Build-in stereo speaker and Microphone

Electric current CPU:15W

Battery 3CELL-2100MAH / 6CELL-4400MAH (OPTIONAL)

Last time 4HRS / WORKD TIME: 2.5HRS

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X10 notebook pc Portable 10.2 inch

Detailed Product Description

Notebook pc Portable 10.2 inch Mini laptop computer hot sell laptop notebook laptop computer computer brand new laptop laptop Macbook Macbook

Processor Via C7-M1.6GHz@400MHZ FSB
Core logic VIA VX700 (All in one system processor)
Support 400MHz FSB
Support DDR2 400/533
Support SATA
Support 3 USB 2.0 port
Support PCI and LPC
Support ACPI 2.0
Support Extensive Power Management
Memory 512MB DDR2 533MHz
(1x SODIMM DDR2 memory slots support up to 1GB)
Webcam Integrated 300K Pixel USB camera
GRAPHIC Integrated UniChrome Pro II 3D/2D Graphics & Video Processor
LCDscreen 10.2 LVDS LCD 1024*600 Pixels WXGA 16:9
Mass Storage HDD Support SATA HDD (come with 80GB)
Easy upgradeable with 2.5 / 9.5mm HDD
WiFi wireless module using Intel® PROSet Wireless 802.11B/G
OS Support Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista Home Basic and
Linux Ubuntu 7.1 (with Device Driver)
(Above OS version can be installed according to customers requirement)
Regulation EMI (3C)FCCCE
Safety UL
Accessories AC Adapter (Different type of Power Cord by order)
3 cells Li-Polymer battery pack
Recovery Disc (Optional for Windows XP Home Basic)
CD Manual and Device Driver
Carry Bag (Optional)
Dimension 252 x 183 x 31.8 mm
Weight 1.4 Kg (including battery pack)

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X7 notebook pc Portable 10.2 inch or 7 inch brand New Portable

Detailed Product Description

X7 notebook pc Portable 10.2 inch or 7 inch Mini laptop computer hot sell laptop notebook laptop brand New Portable

CPU VIA C7-M® Mobile processor and VIA chipset-1600MHZ

Operation system Support Windows® XP/LINUX etc.

Memory 512MB(DDR2)

Storage Device SATA 12 G

LCD 10.2"WVGA wide-screen , 1024*600 resolution

VGA Build-in VIA/S3G Unichrome Pro II

LAN 10/100M Ethernet Access

WiFi 802.11b/g

Keyboard Standard English 84 key,support external keyboard

Mouse&Touch pad build-in touch panel, set two shortcut key,and support usb port

USB Port USB 2.0*3

Card Port SD/MMC card

WebCam Build-in 0.3M pixel camera

Sound effect In focus Audio, Build-in stereo speaker, Build-in Microphone

Electric current CPU:15W

Battery 3CELL-2100MAH / 6CELL-4400MAH (OPTIONAL)

Standby time 4HRS / WORKD TIME: 2.5HRS

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X5 notebook pc 7 inch Mini Portable laptop brand New Portable

Detailed Product Description

X5 notebook pc ONLY 99 USD(cost) 7 inch Mini Portable laptop computer hot sell laptop notebook laptop brand New Portable, THE FIRST LOW PRICE UMPC IN THE GLOBAL MARKET.

Features and specifications of X5

1.400 MHz Intel /Marvell Xscale CPU

2.Super slim and light:21.3 cm*14.2 cm *3.3 cm , about 725 g only.

3.7 TFT LCD (analog)

4.128 M SDRAM

5.MSystems MDOC 1GB NAND fast flash on board.

6.80 keys keyboard with touch pad

7.Bundled with USB 10/100 M LAN adaptor

8.Connector:VGA*1, RJ45*1, USB*2, MIC*1, Earphone jack*1, Line-in*1


10.Bundled with:Linux OS, and MSN,TXT editing, Word,Excel,Power Point and PDF packages, Media Player.

11.Battery :2100mA/h Li-polymer battery

12.Power: AC 110-240V, 3.0A, 10.0 V DC

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X5 notebook pc 7 inch Mini Portable laptop

Detailed Product Description

X5 notebook pc ONLY 99 USD(cost) 7 inch Mini Portable laptop computer hot sell laptop notebook laptop brand New Portable, THE FIRST LOW PRICE UMPC IN THE GLOBAL MARKET.

Features and specifications of X5

1.400 MHz Intel /Marvell Xscale CPU

2.Super slim and light:21.3 cm*14.2 cm *3.3 cm ,about 725 g only.

3.7 TFT LCD (analog)

4.128 M SDRAM

5.MSystems MDOC 1GB NAND fast flash on board.

6.80 keys keyboard with touch pad

7.Bundled with USB 10/100 M LAN adaptor

8.Connector:VGA*1,RJ45*1,USB*2,MIC*1,Earphone jack*1,Line-in*1


10.Bundled with:Linux OS, and MSN,TXT editing,Word,Excel,Power point and PDF packages,Media Player.

11.Battery :2100mA/h Li-polymer battery

12.Power: AC 110-240V,3.0A,10.0 V DC

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X5 Portable 7 inch UMPC Caixon PC Mini Laptop with Linux OS

Detailed Product Description

X5 notebook pc ONLY 99 USD(cost) 7 inch Mini Portable laptop computer hot sell laptop notebook laptop brand New Portable, THE FIRST LOW PRICE UMPC IN THE GLOBAL MARKET.

Features and specifications of X5

1.400 MHz Intel /Marvell Xscale CPU

2.Super slim and light:21.3 cm*14.2 cm *3.3 cm , about 725 g only.

3.7 TFT LCD (analog)

4.128 M SDRAM

5.MSystems MDOC 1GB NAND fast flash on board.

6.80 keys keyboard with touch pad

7.Bundled with USB 10/100 M LAN adaptor

8.Connector:VGA*1, RJ45*1, USB*2, MIC*1, Earphone jack*1, Line-in*1


10.Bundled with:Linux OS, and MSN, TXT editing, Word, Excel, Power point and PDF packages, Media Player.

11.Battery :2100mA/h Li-polymer battery

12.Power: AC 110-240V, 3.0A,10.0 V DC

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