Onkyo Japan has outed a trio of Windows 7 tablet PCs, the 10.1-inch Onkyo TW117A4 and TW217A5, and the 11.6-inch TW317A5. The TW117A4 and TW317A5 both pack Intel's Atom N450 processor and GMA 3150 graphics, while the TW217A5 uses the Atom Z530 and GMA 500 graphics; all have 1GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
Neofonie's WeTab has once again cropped up in an Intel presentation, this time at IFD 2010 where the company has confirmed it will go on sale on Tuesday September 21st. The 11.6-inch slate will run MeeGo 1.0, with a custom UI adapted for finger usability.
Update: Video demo after the cut
A new Windows 7 tablet PC has shown up in Belgium, based on Intel's 1.67GHz Atom N450 processor and using a 10.2-inch 1024 x 600 resistive multitouch display. The Le.Net ("Le Point Net") Tablet Dune has specs generally in line with most mainstream netbooks - a 160GB HDD as standard, 1.3-megapixel webcam and Intel GMA graphics - but slotted into a relatively slimline 1kg package. Of course, as with other Atom-based tablets we've seen, there are obvious compromises to be made.
Video demo after the cut
Acer's plans for Android haven't been a secret, but we have to say that this little netbook, with just enough of Google's mobile Operating System (OS) on it to seem pretty interesting, is quite the treat. It utilizes Microsoft's Windows XP as the main OS, but then it has the ability to quick boot into Android. You'll be able to achieve this with Acer's configuration manager, which is pre-installed on the system.
Acer has outed four new Aspire One netbooks, two running chips from AMD's Athlon II Neo range and two getting Intel's Atom N475. The Acer Aspire One AO721 and Aspire One AO521 have 11.6- and 10.1-inch displays respectively, and pair the Neo CPU with ATI Radeon HD4225 GPU with 384MB of memory. Meanwhile the Acer Aspire One AOD260 and Aspire One AO533 have the N475 with Intel graphics, and each uses a 10.1-inch display.
Acer have officially unveiled their latest netbook, the Acer Aspire One D260, boasting up to 8hrs runtime, Intel's latest Atom N455 1.66GHz processor (along with the N450 too) and up to 2GB of RAM. The D260 has a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 200-nit display, GMA 3150 graphics and optional quadband 3G/UMTS. Unfortunately, there's no sign of the rumored Android OS option we heard about back in April, only Windows 7.
Are you one of the many just getting out of school? Or, perhaps you've been out of school for years, but you still wait patiently for all those back-to-school specials for other reasons. It's a great time for deals, surely, but it's also a great time to see what companies are working on for their appropriate markets. For example, we've got here the HP Mini Classmate PC, which, as far as we can tell, looks crafted as much as possible to be for the kids out there in need of a laptop.
4G is spreading, and Sprint/Clearwire have both announced new WiMAX coverage in Central Pennsylvania. The extended network - which promises data speeds of 3-6mbps - now covers Harrisburg, Reading, Lancaster and York, and service will be available both from Sprint and Clearwire. That's good news if you live there and have been eyeing the upcoming Sprint HTC EVO 4G, the WiMAX-toting Android smartphone due later this year.
Time flies when you are up to your eyeballs in gadgets and geekery and it's time for another week in review! Monday we spent some hands on time with the Kin One and Kin Two mobile phones from Microsoft. The things miss some features like microSD card slots but have some nice features.
Onkyo Japan have outed their latest netbook [pdf link], the 10.1-inch MX1007A4, and according to the company it's capable of 14.4 hours of runtime from a single charge. That's partly because, rather than an Atom N450 processor, the MX1007A4 gets Intel's 1.2GHz Atom Z515 chip paired with 1GB of RAM; it's a more frugal setup, certainly, but we have our doubts about performance.