Dell has released a new member of it’s popular Inspiron Mini line, the Mini 12. The netbook is only available in Japan, but that will change soon. The computer comes with either a 1.3 GHz Atom Z520 processor or a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor. It can sport a hard drive up to 80GBs. It has 1GB of RAM, bluetooth functionality and WiFi. There is also a 12-inch 1280 x 800 display. Amazingly, it weighs only 2.72 pounds and is less than one inch thick.
It hits the States late next month with a suggested retail price of somewhere just under $600. Early units will come shipped with Vista with XP and Ubuntu variants available by the end of the year. Click here for a Dell press release and here for a hands-on report.
LG recently decided to show off their oft-rumored double-sided LCD panel. The display can be seen from both sides! Totally needless and cool. The unit is also skinnier than a supermodel. Alas, the company was just in "see what we can do" mode as no mention was made regarding release date or price.
Although it’s difficult to think of practical uses for the technology, it sure would help the world look more like a sci-fi movie. Utopian, not dystopian. That’s never a bad thing.
HP bevy of new iPAQ handhelds, comprised of the 100 Series "Classic" and 200 Series "Enterprise" edition (pictured) are based around Windows Mobile 6 Classic, and sport 64MB of RAM, 256MB of ROM, a Marvell PXA310 624MHz CPU, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, and color touchscreens.
The 100 has a 3.5-inch, 240 x 320, RGB screen, Mini-USB, and SDIO card slot, while the 200 sports a 4-inch, 480 x 640, 260k screen, 24-pin and Mini-USB connectors, plus SDIO and CF card slots.
Nothing on pricing and availability yet.
Meet the voice recorder that’s as thick as a couple of credit cards. Since it is only 6.5mm thick, it can be stashed in a wallet ready for when you need it. With 1GB of flash based storage that offers a 72-hour recording time and a USB connector that stores away, it’s a no-brainer great little item to have.
Toshiba has given us a peek at their ultrathin PC HD DVD burners: HD DVD-Writer and HD DVD Super-Multi for about $400.
The HD DVD-Writer supports CD, DVD+/-RW, HD DVD-ROM, and single and double-layer HD DVD-R formats. The HD DVD Super-Multi supports all of the above except HD DVD-R. Both units supposedly measure in at just 5.04- x 4.96- x 0.51-inches and weigh 5.82 ounces.
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