The netbook segment of the computer market is booming with sales of netbook computers growing much faster than the other segments of the computer market despite the poor economy. Netbooks are especially popular in developing countries.
SanDisk has been playing a very distant second place against Apple's dominating iPod line in the PMP market for a long time. Right behind SanDisk is Microsoft with its line of Zune PMPs. SanDisk has announced its latest MP3 player called the Clip+ today.
There are so many uses for projectors from boring presentations at school or the office to the much more fun like big screen gaming or football games. No matter what you are using a projector for, it has to be appropriate for the environment it will be used in. Big venues are especially demanding on projectors with the need for a very bright device.
Apple is one of the most popular brands in computers inside the U.S. and has been using NVIDIA GPUs in many of its products like its line of MacBooks for a while. The NVIDIA 9400 series GPUs that Apple was using were subject to significantly higher than normal failure rates leading to many notebooks failing or having issues with graphics. After such failures, many wouldn't be surprised if Apple is seeking a new GPU supplier for its computers.
Samsung has unveiled a new multimedia player called the R1 that boasts some nice specifications that media fans will appreciate. The R1 is hailed as the slimmest and lightest multimedia player around that is compatible with DivX.
Asus was the father of the booming netbook market when it tossed its first 7-inch netbook onto the market in late 2007. Since that time the netbook has gone on to become one of the best selling categories in the entire computer market.
Many of our mobile devices today that we take for granted like MIDs and smartphones don’t use full mobile processors. Many of these devices make do with lower performance MCUs and ASICs rather than full CPUs.
Another week has come and gone leaving us with memories and a hoard of cool stories to throw your way for weekend reading in case you missed them over the week. An Asus 900HA netbook was hacked into a touchscreen slate on Monday and we really liked it. DIY gear is so cool, especially when it turns out this good. Monday also brought some details on the Blackberry Storm 2 piezo touchscreen tech. We really hope its better than the original Storm.
The Zune Software is populated with many a great thing. From television shows, to podcasts, there's generally something for everyone. Of course, you can't expect any less from today's online marketplaces, now can you? And while many people were wondering why the Xbox 360 would be getting HD movies (via the upcoming update) before the Zune itself, those worries are now being addressed. And let's just say, the console isn't getting all the love.
Remember that "new" console we saw yesterday? You know the one: it looks a lot like the current Xbox 360 Elite, except that it comes with a 250GB hard drive this time around; and in the box, we've supposedly got two controllers and a copy of Forza Motorsport 3. Remember now? Good. And, even if you thought it was a fake ad brought up by Amazon Germany to excite people for no reason whatsoever, it looks like we've got another ad to (perhaps) solidify the deal.