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 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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Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 Now On Sale

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Lenovo’s recently released 15.6-inch IdeaPad Z560 entertainment laptop is now on sale.

The IdeaPad Z560 offered by Lenovo.com comes with the Intel Core i3-350M processor at 2.26GHz or i5-450M at 2.4GHz, Intel HD integrated or NVIDIA GeForce 310M 512MB dedicated graphics, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, a 320GB or 500GB hard drive, a DVD writer, 1366×768 LED-backlit display, a chiclet-style keyboard, Bluetoooth, HDMI output, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z560 starts at $739.

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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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Acer Launches Aspire One D260, 533 Netbooks, 753 Ultraportable

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Acer has announced the 10.1-inch Aspire One D260 and Aspire One 533 netbooks, as well as 11.6-inch Aspire One 753 ultraportable.

The Acer Aspire One D260 (AOD260) features the 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 / N455 processor, 1GB RAM, up to 250GB of hard drive space, a 1024×600 display, Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth 3.0, and Windows 7 or optional dual-boot Google Android / Windows 7 OS configuration.

The Aspire One 533 (AO533) netbook comes with the Atom N455 or N470 1.83GHz CPU, support for DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard disk, 1024×600 or 1280×720 display, integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and 3G options, an HDMI port, and claimed 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Acer’s 753 (AO753) includes the Intel Celeron U3400 ULV CPU, Intel HD graphics with 128MB dedicated memory, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 640GB HDD, 1366×768 display, Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth and 3G, and an HDMI output.

There’s no info on pricing and availability dates.

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Acer Aspire One AO721 Ultraportable Now on Sale in US

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The Acer Aspire One AO721 (721) 11.6-inch AMD-based ultraportable netbook is now on sale in the US.

The first model offered is the Aspire One AO721-3574. It features the AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor at 1.7GHz, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard drive with Windows 7 Home Premium OS pre-installed, a LED-backlight display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels, and a 6-cell battery for up to 5.5 hours of run time.

The 3.1-pound 721-3574 also includes a built-in 1.3MP web camera, HDMI and VGA outputs, microphone, 802.11n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, three USB ports, a multi-in-1 card reader, and a multi-gesture touchpad.

Th Acer Aspire One AO721-3574 is available via Amazon.com for $480.94.

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Acer Aspire TimelineX Thin & Light Laptops Hit US

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Acer has announced the US availability of the Aspire TimelineX thin-and-light laptop series, including the 11.6-inch Aspire 1830T, 13.3″ 3820T, 14″ 4820T and the 15.6″ 5820T.

Besides LED-backlit displays, TimelineX notebooks include the Intel Core i3 or Core i5 full-voltage processors, except the 1830T with a Core i3 ultra-low voltage chip. The laptops have Intel’s integrated GPU or swithcable graphics with an ATI Radeon dedicated video card, 3GB or 4GB of memory, up to 500GB hard drive space, optical drives in 14″ and 15.6″ models, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

The TimelineX systems are less than one inch thin and are housed in black brushed aluminium cases. The laptops’ weight ranges from 3 to 5.5 pounds.

According to Acer, the new notebooks are desinged to deliver “eight hours of battery life”.

Prices of the Acer Aspire 1830T and 3820T start at $599.99 and $729.99, respectively, whereas the 4820T and 5820T both start at $749.99.

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AMD Ultrathin-Based MSI Wind U250 Coming This Summer

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MSI has presented the AMD Ultrathin Platform-based Wind U250 12.1-inch laptop at an event in France.

The Wind U250 includes the AMD Athlon II Neo K325 processor at 1.3 GHz, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and the most likely 1366×768 display resolution.

MSI’s U250 runs Windows 7 OS and is expected to hit the market this summer.

There’s no info on pricing.

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Acer New Laptop with Intel Core i3 Processor

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The Acer Aspire AS5740, a 15.6-inch laptop with the new Intel Core i3 processor, is now available in the US.

E-tailers currently offer four AS5470 models – the AS5740-5513, AS5740-5144, AS5740-5255 and AS5740-5749, all with the Intel Core i3 330M 2.13GHz processor which includes the GMA HD integrated graphics. The notebooks also feature 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 6-cell battery for “up to four hours” of run time, a 1366×768 display, and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

The AS5740-5513, S5740-5255 and AS5740-5749 have a 320GB hard drive, whereas the AS5740-5144 has a 500GB HDD. The S5740-5255 additionally includes Bluetooth, while the AS5740-5749 has a Blu-ray Combo drive, instead of a standard DVD burner in other models.

Acer’s new Aspire laptops sport built-in web camera and microphone, stereo speakers, Dolby Home Theater audio technology, 802.11n WiFi, an HDMI output, and a multi-touch trackpad.

The available models feature a blue lid and weigh around 6.16 pounds.

The Acer Aspire AS5740-5513, AS5740-5144, AS5740-5255 and AS5740-5749 are priced at $616.75 (Amazon), $649.99 (Amazon), $629.99 (TigerDirect), and $699.99 (Newegg).

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HP Mini 5102 Netbook Overview

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Hewlett-Packard’s recently announced netbook for business users, the 10.1-inch HP Mini 5102, is available now.

The Mini 5102 comes with the Intel Atom Processor N450 at 1.66GHz, the Intel GMA HD graphics, optional Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator for high-def video decoding, up to 2GB of DDR2 memory, up to 320GB of hard drive space or up to 80GB of solid state drive storage, a 4- or 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Starter OS.

The netbook’s 10.1-inch LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1024×600 or 1366×768 pixels. It is also expected to be available with an optional capacitive multi-touch display.

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Other features include an optional handle, a 95% full-size keyboard, a built-in web camera, stereo speakers, 802.11n WiFi, Gobi mobile broadband connectivity with GPS, optional Bluetooth, a LAN port, three USB ports, a media card reader, and a VGA output.

The 0.91-inch thin HP Mini 5102 starts at 2.64 pounds. It has an anodized-aluminum display enclosure and is available in three colors: red, blue, and black.

The cheapest Mini 5102 configuration has a price tag of $749 at the HP website.

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