Phoenix Technologies' HyperSpace instant-on system will soon be appearing on ASUS notebooks and netbooks, offering fast access to internet-based applications and automatic network connection while Windows optionally continues to boot in the background. Once the Microsoft OS has loaded, the user can - device depending - switch between the two platforms, prioritizing functionality or, in the case of HyperSpace, battery savings potentially in excess of 25-percent. However while the software will be preinstalled on the ASUS devices, users will still be expected to pay Phoenix's annual subscription fees.
ASUS have officially announced the Eee PC 1002HA, which was first spotted back in October. Borrowing some of the S101 luxury netbook's stylings, including a brushed aluminum lid and wrist-rest, the 1002HA measures 1-inch thick and weighs around 2.6lbs. Under the hood there's the usual 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive.
ASUS just keeps cranking out new laptops right and left. Just yesterday we brought word of the ASUS N20A being released, but now there's another notebook in the N-Series you should know about. It's the N80V and with an Intel processor and a nice design, this one's sure to capture attention.
ASUS and Italian carrier TIM have announced a partnership to offer the Eee PC 1000H GO with integrated 3.5G HSUPA. The netbook will sell alongside the ASUS Eee PC 901 GO, already available from the carrier, and run Windows XP Home on the usual Atom 1.6GHz N270 processor with 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive. Two color options will be available, "pearl white" and "galaxy black", with TIM and Alice Mobile (the carrier's mobile broadband brand) logos.
ASUS' N10 netbook - the one that most definitely is not an Eee, remember - has been officially announced in Korea. The ultraportable is known to have a 10.2-inch LED backlit display and use Intel's Atom N270 1.6GHz processor; however thanks to the BGR and a leaked ASUS presentation, we now know the full specs of the two N10 variants the company will be launching in the US.
UK notebook manufacturer Rock have announced the 15.4-inch Pegasus 520, the world’s first notebook to be powered by NVIDIA's new 9650M GT graphics. The 9650 GT has 1GB of dedicated VRAM, NVIDIA's second-generation PureVideoHD video engine and full 1080p support, and in the 520 is coupled with an Intel T9500 Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB DDR2 RAM and up to a 320GB 7,200rpm hard-drive.
It's already been confirmed that ASUS themselves are working on a touchscreen tablet version of the Eee budget notebook, but over at the OCAU forum they're taking matters into their own hands and constructing an Eee-based slate for ebook reading and web browsing. Using a cheap 7-inch Eee, the end product - the Tabeee Mk1 - will lose the keyboard and gain a touchscreen (similar to the existing mods).
ASUS have surreptitiously released official photos of their misleadingly-named Eee Monitor, which in actual fact is not merely an LCD display but a full, all-in-one PC. The machine, available in black and white, will feature an as-yet unconfirmed processor, likely to follow the trend of ASUS' Eee Box desktop PC and be Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270. The screen is believed to be 19-21-inches.