Archive for July, 2008

Sylvania G Netbook MESO aiming for $299 tag

Sylvania G Netbook MESO aiming for $299 tag

Sylvania, who are best known currently for their TVs at Walmart, are planning a new netbook using Intel's Atom processor.  The G Netbook MESO will use the 1.6GHz single-core Atom, an 80GB hard-drive, up to 4hrs battery life and an 8.9-inch, 1024 x 600 LCD display with LED backlighting.  Four color versions will be available - black, white, yellow and pink - with the black having 512MB of RAM and the others 1GB.

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ASUS confirm dual-core Atom Eee PCs this year, bigger SSD & HDD

ASUS confirm dual-core Atom Eee PCs this year, bigger SSD & HDD

After a leaked ASUS slide confirmed the Eee range would reach 23 different units, company president Jerry Shen has spoken about some of the upcoming models and the segments he expects the Eee PC to occupy.  According to Shen, two new categories - Ultimate and Pro Fashion - will launch this year, each with dual-core Atom processors and increased storage.  A choice of 120GB HDD or 32GB SSD was suggested.

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Acer Aspire One gets FCC dismantle photoshoot

Acer Aspire One gets FCC dismantle photoshoot

Acer's entrant to the netbook market, the Aspire One, has hit the FCC and been promptly dismantled.  Often these photo-sets are primarily of interest to those who simply enjoy watching gadgets being broken open, but this time round there are a few interesting details about potential future storage updates and a revealing shot of the extended battery.

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Overclockers push Q6600 to 5.1GHz

Overclockers push Q6600 to 5.1GHz

I've been known to dabble in the art of overclocking from time to time. I wouldn't describe myself as a “hardcore” overclocker though. You know the types, the ones that are dumping liquid nitrogen on their CPU so they can squeeze out every last drop of speed. Well a group of such people recently managed to push their Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 to a whopping 5.1GHz.

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