CTL 2go Pad SL10 Windows 7 Tablet Available for Pre-Order

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CTL’s 2go Pad SL10, a 10.1-inch tablet with an Intel Atom processor and Windows 7 OS, is now available for pre-order.

Besides the capacitive multitouch 1024×600-pixel LED-backlight display and the Atom N450 at 1.66GHz, the SL10 2go Pad has 2GB DDR2 memory, a 250GB hard drive, 1.3MP front-facing camera, microphone, stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN port, two USB connectors, a Micro SD Card reader, and a mini VGA port.

The tablet weighs 2.6 pounds with its 4-cell battery which provides up to 5 hours of run time.

The 2go Pad is priced at $499. It is expected to start shipping by October 15th.

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Samsung NF310 Dual-Core Netbook Officially Announced

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Samsung today officially announced the NF310 netbook, featuring a 10.1-inch display and Intel Atom dual-core processor.

Besides the Atom N550 at 1.5GHz and 720p screen resolution, the Samsung NF310 includes 1GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard drive, battery life of “more than 9 hours”, Windows 7 Starter OS, stereo speakers, and 802.11n Wi-Fi.

The 2.87-pound netbook has an island style spill-resistant keyboard, contoured “Titan Silver” case, and Fast Start feature, which allows users to put the NF310 in an advanced state of sleep and restore a Windows session in “as little as 3 seconds”.

According to Samsung’s press release, the NF310 will be available this fall with a $399 price tag.

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HP Slate 500 Tablet PC Offically Launched

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Hewlett-Packard today officially released the HP Slate 500 tablet PC, featuring a 8.9″ multi-touch display, Windows 7 OS, and an Intel Atom processor.

Aimed at business users and professionals, the HP Slate 500 includes the Atom Z540 chip at 1.86GHz and US15W chipset, both designed for use in Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). It has 2GB of RAM, 64GB of Flash storage, GMA 500 integrated graphics and Broadcom’s acclerator for high-def video decoding.

The multitouch display additionally supports input via an included pen, and has LED backlight and a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels or 1024 x 768 “for some applications,” according to Slate’s datasheet.

There are also a front VGA camera and a 3MP cam on the back of the unit, stereo speakers, microphone, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a single USB port, an SD/SDHC/SDXC media card reader, and a docking connector for the included HP Slate Dock with two USBs and an HDMI port.

With its 2-cell 30WHr battery, the Slate weighs 1.5lbs.

The pre-loaded Windows 7 edition is Professional.

Both business users and consumers can purchase the HP Slate 500 (XT962UA) for $799 via the company’s website.

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Asus Eee PC 1015PN 1080p-Ready Netbook Announced, Available Now

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Asustek has introduced the 1080p playback-capable Asus Eee PC 1015PN netbook, featuring the latest Nvidia ION 512MB DDR3 dedicated graphics, Optimus GPU switching technology, and the Intel Atom N550 dual core processor.

The high-end Eee PC 1015PN netbook has a 10.1-inch LED-backlight display with a resolution of 1024×600 and matte finish, 1GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard drive, a battery life of “up to 9.5 hours”, and Windows 7 Starter OS.

Asustek’s full HD netbook also has an HDMI output port, support for 7.1 channel surround sound, a 0.3MP web camera, a chiclet-style keyboard, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

It weighs 2.76 pounds and is available in black (1015PN-PU17-BK), blue (1015PN-PU17-BU), and red (1015PN-PU17-RD) color.

The Asus Eee PC 1015PN can be purchased now for $429.99 via Amazon and B&H.

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LG X170 Netbook Launched

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LG has launched the X170 10.1-inch netbook, featuring optional Intel Atom dual-core processor and 720p display.

The LG X170 comes with the Atom N455 single-core or N550 dual-core chip, 1366 x 768 (720p) or 1024 x 600 screen, 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, the GMA 3150 integrated graphics, a 6-cell battery, and Bluetooth 3.0.

LG’s new netbook has an exterior with rounded edges and comes in pink, blue, black, or ivory color.

There’s also the new LG SmartPOP technology that allows access to your cell phone from the netbook – to dial in, to receive calls, send receive SMS, transfer files, and sync data.

It starts at around $565 in Korea and there’s no word on availability and pricing in other countries.

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Intel Atom N550 Dual-Core CPU Availability Announced

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Intel Corporation announced today that new netbooks based on the dual-core Intel Atom N550 mobile processor are available in stores today.

“The netbooks – available now and through the end of the year from manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI, and Toshiba – enable new levels of support for applications like games, as well as Adobe Flash technology for access to a number of Web pages including online hotel booking systems and multimedia sites such as YouTube and Hulu,” Intel’s press release says.

However, we were not able to find any Atom N550-powered netbook at online retailers in the U.S. at the time of this writing.

The N550, the first dual-core Atom CPU for mobile computers, supports up to four computing threads and is clocked at 1.5GHz. The 64-bit 45nm chip has 2x512KB of cache, a maximal thermal design power of 8.5W, and a 200MHz graphics core.

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Gigabyte GA-T1005M Convertible with Atom N550 On Sale in Australia

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Australian e-tailer Penta has started offering the Gigabyte GA-T1005M, the first convertible laptop with an Intel Atom dual-core processor.

The Atom N550-powered GA-T1005M features a 10.1-inch capacitive multitouch display at 1366×768 pixels, 2GB DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive, 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

The 3.2-pound tablet PC sports a 1.3MP web camera, stereo speakers, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a built-in antenna for optional HSDPA 3.5G mobile broadband module, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA/USB combo, ExpressCard slot, 4-in-1 media card reader, and a VGA output.

Gigabyte’s GA-T1005M is priced at 905 Australian dollars (around 800 USD, 630 Euros).

There’s no info on availability in other parts of the world.

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Asus Announces Eee PC 1015PEM Netbook With Dual-Core Atom

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Asustek has announced the 10.1-inch Eee PC 1015PEM, the first netbook with the latest Intel Atom dual-core mobile processor.

Besides the Atom N550 at 1.5GHz with GMA 3150 integrated graphics, the Eee PC 1015PEM features up to 2GB of DDR3 memory, 250GB of storage space, a 1.3MP web camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth, and three USB ports.

The ASUS Eee PC 1015PEM comes in four colors: red, black, white, and pink.

It will be available in Europe next week for 349 Euros (around 443 USD). There’s no info on availability in other parts of the world.

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ASUS Eee PC 1215P with Atom N550 Available in Germany

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German e-tailer PC IT Shop has started offering the new ASUS Eee PC 1215P 12.1-inch ultraportable/netbook, featuring the latest Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor.

The Eee PC 1215P runs Windows 7 Home Premium OS and includes 2GB DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, a web camera, and a VGA port.

It’s offered in black and silver color and has a price tag of 446,90 Euros (566 USD).

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Intel Showcases New Atom-Based Platforms for Netbooks, Tablets

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Intel has showcased “the world’s thinnest netbook” at the ongoing Computex Show in Taipei.

Based on the new “Canoe Lake” platform, the 14mm thin netbook concept utilizes a dual-core mobile Atom CPU and runs cooler than current netbooks, according to Intel.

Intel has also revealed “Oak Trail” SoC (system-on-chip) Intel Atom processor–based platform “optimized for sleek tablet and netbook designs, delivering up to a 50 percent reduction in average power consumption with full HD-video playback and targeting software choice including MeeGo, Windows 7 and Google operating systems”.

The company says the first mobile dual-core Intel Atom processors are in production now and will hit the market before the winter holiday season, while the DDR3 supporting single-core Atom N455 and N475 chips are available today.

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