Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Asus Eee PC 1001HA 1201N & T91MT

There are 3 new models of Eee PC mini laptops being "discovered" recently.

Asus Eee PC 1001HA
First, reported that a mini laptop called Eee PC 1001HA was found on several European retailers website. It's basically an Eee PC 1005HA with a different finish. Instead of a glossy black or white lid, you get a wavy pattern that makes the lid look like carbon fiber. Other than that it boasts the usual Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB of HDD and Windows XP Home OS.

Asus Eee PC 1201N
Then there's another mysterious Eee PC 1201N mini laptop showing up on a Chinese store, boasting a 12-inch widescreen display with 1366×768 resolution, an 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, and NVIDIA ION graphics. The design is similar to other “seashell” series netbooks.

asus eee pc T91MT
And finally, Liliputing discovered a new model of touchscreen netbook called the T91MT on Asus support page. Looks like Asus is working on a new model of touchscreen netbook called the T91MT, where the "MT" stands for multi-touch. This means that the T91MT will probably be running Windows 7 Home Premium which has all the multitouch features and expected to be released in late October or early November.

All of these new Eee PC models are not officially announced by Asus.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

MSI Wind U110 ECO Now Available

The MSI Wind U110 ECO is an 10-inch netbook which claimed to have over 15 hours of battery life with its nine-call battery. It was announced by the company early this year, and now finally made available in the U.S.

MSI Wind U110 ECO netbook
For $399.99, you can get the MSI Wind U110 ECO from Amazon which comes with the following specs:
  • 10" WSVGA 1024*600 VGA Display
  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 Processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 160Gb SATA Hard Drive
  • Intel GMA500 Graphics
  • 9 Cell Battery (7800mAh)
  • Windows XP Home

Thursday, September 17, 2009

How to Determine the Best Small Laptop (Ultraportable) for You

There are a lot of small laptops that are now available to those who want them in the market these days and the sudden popularity and increase in the numbers of these mini laptops may confuse a prospective buyer as to which one to choose. What exactly is the best small laptop for you and how do you determine which one out of the dozens that are available to you should you buy? There are a number of factors you may need to consider before you do go out and purchase one of these ultra-portable and ultra-light computing devices. Some of the factors that you may need to consider include processor speed, wifi capabilities, number of USB ports and other similar concerns you might have.

When it comes to processor speed, you may not have that much of a problem since most of these small laptops have processors that are capable of handling all your computing needs despite the rather small frame of this gadget. The processors you can find in these small laptops include Intel Core 2 Solo, Core 2 duo, Dual Core, Celeron 723 and Intel Atom, among others. RAMs for these small laptops come in choices of 1GB to 2GB standards with a few of them upgradeable to 4GB and 8GB, depending on the customer’s needs. While in the past these small laptops used to have a hard drive memory that allowed a person to store only up to 4GB of programs and data in their mini computers, technology has increased this capacity to somewhere between 80GB to 250GB.

Other things you may also need to consider when it comes to these small laptops and finding the best small laptop for your needs is the battery life that these gadgets have. Some brands boast of batteries that can run for 12 hours straight without need for charging while some are only capable of running on batteries for a maximum of 4 hours. The keyboard and the placement of the keys is another consideration some people use when choosing a small laptop. Some of the keyboards integrate some of the other key functions in with the other original keys, making it sometimes confusing to use while other small laptops have full function keyboards despite the small size.

Most of these small laptops measure around 10 to 12 inches with weights that are between 3 pounds to 5 pounds. However, there are smaller versions that seem to be coming out in the market these days as well with mini laptops that retain the full functionality of their bigger counterparts at a miniscule size of less than 9 inches and a weight of 2 pounds. There are also a lot of small laptops that now have built in cameras like their bigger brothers and better graphics and sound cards as compared to the older versions of these mini laptops. Although most of these small laptops do not have optical drives that can read and burn DVDs and CDs, a few of them do. All of these things you can consider when you are looking for the best small laptop for your needs but, the decision after all these considerations are made may come down to one important detail we almost forgot to mention, your budget and the price of these gadgets.