Monday, December 6, 2010

Asus U36JC Mini Laptop Preview

Sascha from give us an quick overview of the upcoming ultraslim mini laptop, the Asus U36JC. It has a 13.3-inch display with Intel Core i5 processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM, and Nvidia GeForce 310M graphics.


Thursday, November 12, 2009

MSI Wind U100 Updated With Windows 7

MSI Wind U100
After the release of Windows 7, most netbook manufacturers are upgrading their new netbook model to Windows 7 and 250GB HDD. MSI is doing the same, including their first generation of 10-inch netbook, Wind U100.

While MSI has released several updates to its Wind netbook line including the Wind U120, U123, U110, and U115, the MSI Wind U100 still remains popular. That's why the company decided to upgrade this very first model of their netbook.

Other than the Operating System and hard drive space, other specs remain the same. reported that the upgraded version of MSI Wind U100 will cost 349 euros.

What Should You Look for in a Small Business Laptop?

These days, when you have a business, a laptop is no longer a luxury but a necessity. When buying a small new laptop for your business, some of the considerations you need to make include the size, OS, CPU power, hard drive space, connectivity options, battery life and other extras that will make your small business laptop your best buddy when it comes to your portable computing needs. All of these are important things to consider when choosing a laptop for your business needs. Some people may also add price to this list but when you talk about business laptops, price is seldom an issue since these are viewed as investments and necessary tools for your business, not an unnecessary expense.

When you first consider the size of your new small laptop for business, you will need to find one that is comfortable for you to carry around. Anything that weighs more than 4 lbs. can become bothersome if you are to bring this along with you every day and everywhere. While you may consider size as one of the options for buying a small laptop for your business needs, you will still need to consider what features can be found in such a minuscule package. Balance out the size of the laptop with what is found in it to come up with the ideal small laptop for your needs.

For your OS considerations, choose one that is compatible with the software and hardware that is found in your computer. Also, choose one that is compatible with the programs that you use for your business. It would be rather useless for you to choose an OS for you small business laptop based on reviews and recommendations from others when you find that you can’t use the software you need for your business on it due to compatibility issues.

For your CPU options, you will of course want a processor, RAM and GPU that suits your processing needs. When you are buying a laptop for business purposes, think more in terms of spreadsheets, Power Point presentations and the like when deciding on these things. These days, however, these things are not much of a problem when you choose a small laptop for your business since most of the newer models out in the market all meet the high expectations you have when it comes to these three things.

Storage, battery life and connectivity are also some of the more important options you will need to consider for your small business laptop. Storage or hard drive space should be somewhere around 120 GB at the least for your many data storage needs and you can go for those that have a maximum hard drive capacity of 250 GB if you feel you will eventually need that much space for your data and software needs. Connectivity is also an important thing for you to consider since this is one of the main reasons why people buy a laptop. Wifi capabilities, Bluetooth and other connectivity options should be looked into. Battery life is also another important thing to consider, especially if you need to do things on the run. This is not that big a problem these days however since most small laptops now have batteries that can run your laptop for as long as 12 hours straight.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Acer Aspire AS1410 Review Roundup

Acer Aspire AS 1410 mini laptop
Instead of calling it a netbook, we consider the Acer Aspire AS1410 a new category of mini laptop that stays between netbooks and full sized laptops. While it comes with higher-end specs compared to a typical netbook, it’s competitively priced at just around $437, which is still within the netbook price range.

  • 1.4GHz Intel Core2 Solo ULV SU3500 Processor
  • 2048MB DDR2 667MHz Memory
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive
  • Acer Crystal Eye Webcam
  • Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N
  • HDMI port
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (SP 1)
  • 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh)
  • 11.6" HD WXGA Acer CrystalBrite LED-backlit Display
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Customer Reviews
Customers' reviews rating is excellent. It gets 4.5 out of 5 stars. Read all the reviews here.

Pros and Cons
  • Measuring 11.2" x 8" x 1.2" and weighing 3.1 pounds, it's barely any bigger than a typical 10-inch netbook, and it’s actually lighter than some.
  • Full size keyboard - the keys are nice and large with a little space between them which is comfortable to type on.
  • The SU3500 CPU is significantly faster for most tasks compared to Intel Atom powered netbook. Can be used for gaming and playing 720p or 1080p videos.
  • The lid with glossy finish will easily show fingerprints, while the glossy display made it difficult to be used outdoor. These are common issues found in most mini laptops in the market.
  • Performance issue when watching high quality video from sites like YouTube and Hulu in full screen mode.
  • 6 hours battery life is shorter than some of the netbooks out there which is capable to last for more 8 hours.


Overview of Acer Aspire AS1410:

Unboxing of Acer Aspire AS1410 (by Liliputing):

Gaming performance on Acer Aspire AS1410:

The Acer Aspire AS1410 is available in 3 colors: Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red, and Black. All are available for $437 on Amazon. Check out price comparison here.

The Acer Aspire AS1410 is blurring the line between netbooks and standard laptops. It's an excellent alternative for those who want the portability of a netbook, but require higher specs to handle tasks that netbook is not able to handle.

Source: Amazon, Liliputing,

Monday, November 2, 2009

Asus Eee PC T91MT Now Available For Pre-Order

Remember the Eee PC T91MT that we mentioned in the earlier post? It's now available for pre-order on Amazon. For $549, you will get an updated version of Asus touchscreen netbook which comes with the following specs:
  • Intel Atom Z520 Processor 1.33GHz
  • 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 1 Slot, 2GB Max
  • 32GB Solid State Drive + 500GB Free Eee Storage
  • Multi-Touch Functionality
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit) Operating System
  • 8.9-Inch Touch LED LCD Display; Bluetooth; 5 Hour Battery Life
The difference between the Eee PC T91MT with it's predecessor (T91) is that it runs Windows 7, the touchscreen supports multi-touch functionality, and the SSD has been upgraded from 16GB to 32GB.