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Windows 7: GUI, multitouch, Media Center & more

Windows 7: GUI, multitouch, Media Center & more

With Windows 7 officially outed, the screenshots, video and first-impressions have been coming thick and fast.  Whether you're a media junkie, a tableteer or just wondering what your work desktop might look like after the next upgrade cycle, we've been gathering up all the details you need.

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Five second boot mod for ASUS Eee PC

Five second boot mod for ASUS Eee PC

Netbooks would be a whole lot more believable as companion devices if they switched on as fast as, say, a smartphone or PDA.  However the combination of Intel's Atom and generally wheezing specs tend to make starting-up - or resuming from standby - measure more around the one minute mark than anything less.  Two Intel engineers might be looking to change all that, though; at a recent Linux conference, they demonstrated an ASUS Eee PC that could boot to a Fedora desktop in just five seconds.

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Sony VAIO TT ultraportable specs leak

Sony VAIO TT ultraportable specs leak

Sony are preparing to drop a new VAIO ultraportable, the TT-series, which will replace the VAIO TZ.  Make no mistake, this is no netbook; according to SonyStyle's VAIO advisor, the four model TT-range will top out with a 1.4GHz Intel SU9400 Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM and dual 128GB SSDs in RAID setup.  The top-spec VGN-TT190UBX also has a Blu-ray burner and HDMI output, and weighs just 2.87-pounds; every model has an 11.1 inch LED screen with XBRITE-DuraView running at 1366 × 768.

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Intel to include SSDs in Centrino 2 platform due Q3

Intel to include SSDs in Centrino 2 platform due Q3

While trying desperately to ramp up Atom production, Intel are also looking to the future of their Centrino platform, with the upcoming Centrino 2 Montevina chipset looking likely to include solid-state drives (SSD).  According to sources at PC manufacturers, Intel is looking to release SSDs by the end of Q3 2008, in recognition of the fact that the shock-proof technology will eventually become the mainstream notebook storage medium.  The range will be known as Intel High Performance SSD, and be targeted at enterprise, mid-range and high-end notebook markets.

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IdeaPad U110 on sale now

IdeaPad U110 on sale now

As the countdown to the Lenovo IdeaPad U110 continues, we've finally got the full spec-list and the landing page for orders. Priced at $1,899, it confirms that the ultraportable will not have an internal optical drive but will instead ship with an external, USB DVD burner. It also suggests how Lenovo themselves see the U110 differentiating from their own ThinkPad X300: the IdeaPad will be "focused to the consumer" and, at least at first, have a normal 120GB 4,200rpm PATA hard-drive compared to the X300's SSD.

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Budget ultraportables get roll-call

Budget ultraportables get roll-call

In the market for a new budget ultraportable notebook? In a way, I pity you: the burgeoning niche seemingly has new entrants every day, and a decision which once was "either cheap Eee or expensive Sony" now has multiple contenders. Liliputing know a thing or two about compact computers, and they've decided to throw us all a lifeline; their run-down of the latest & pre-release models should hopefully help you tell the difference between a Cloud and a Wind.

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