Lenovo, Panasonic, Asus and Sony have all unveiled large screen PCs that can benefit from Windows 8's tablet features to work in a horizontal position as 'tables' much like Microsoft's original Surface, but dramatically cheaper
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Asus' UX Series launches with the ultra thin UX21, powered by the Intel i7 CPU and mini SanDisk SSD, for the 2011 holiday shopping season. But can it compete with the Macbook Air?
Asus practically created the netbook category and is not ready to quit. This Eee features the dual core N570 processor with 10-11 hours of battery life.
Taiwanese hardware vendor's range of devices targeted at different market segments and bundled custom software will give it an edge in heated tablet war, says company exec.
Another netbook that made its debut at CeBIT last week was the Asus Eee PC 1005PR, a standard 10.1-inch netbook with a few features that makes it stand apart just a little.
The ever-busy Asus has recently been releasing gaming laptops in the sweet spot around $1,500you don't pay thousands extra for multiple graphics cards and/or Intel Core 2 Extreme processors, but you can still play Crysis, albeit with some settings turned down. The latest entry in the company's lineup is the G73JH-X1, now available for $1,549.
The 11.1in. ASUS U2E is slim, sleek and distinctive, although the leather trim may not be to all tastes. It's not a great performer, but battery life is good. This is an ultraportable that style-conscious executives should consider.
We're looking forward to a second iteration of this clamshell-format Windows Mobile 6.0 smartphone with a bigger inner screen and support for document editing.
The ASUS P750 may be chunky, but it packs in a huge array of features. Combined with an equally impressive software bundle, the result is an excellent multifunction handheld that should appeal to a wide range of mobile professionals.
The OLPC XO, Intel Classmate, and Asus Eee all bring important features to the table and put 1:1 computing models within reach of many more districts than ever before. However, all have merits and detriments, compromises, and baggage.
Samsung has undoubtedly improved the design of the Q1 Ultra, which is a sleeker and more usable device than its predecessor. Unfortunately, Windows Vista's heavy footprint more than cancels out the hardware improvements, leaving this a seriously underpowered system.
There are not too many readily available UMPC devices, but the latest one can be found for under US$1,000 at an online retailer. The ASUS R2H sports some great features and is already getting into the hands of bloggers who are testing it out right now and preparing reviews. Check out some unboxing pics and initial thoughts on this cool new UMPC.
With the MyPal A620BT, Asus has managed to pack more features – notably Bluetooth connectivity – into the same form factor as its predecessor, while boosting the battery life.
The MyPal A620 is the first handheld we've seen with Microsoft's new Windows Mobile 2003 OS. It delivers a decent, if unremarkable, specification at an attractive price.
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