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New Intel Classmate PC

New Intel Classmate PC

In competition with the OLPC project, Intel is finally going to start selling their notebook for prices ranging from $300 to $500. Some of the newer models will have fewer features and thus require less power, but they are also pushing out models with both a 7 and a 9 inch screen, a 30GB HDD and a webcam.

Hacao Classmate PC lands in Vietnam

Hacao Classmate PC lands in Vietnam

With a 7” screen, its own version of Linux, 1GB of flash storage, a 900MHz processor and 256MB of RAM it has landed in Vietnam for the low, low price of $250, if you are a student. The screen has an 800x480 resolution and the system has a 400MHz bus, I also left out the 802.11b/g WiFi that is stuffed in there somewhere.

Asus Eee PC gets thoroughly reviewed

Asus Eee PC gets thoroughly reviewed

I've been pretty excited about the Asus Eee PC since they announced it. I think that it has better potential than the OLPC notebook, and knowing that Asus is behind it, it should be a pretty solid machine. I'm not sure that I'd consider one to replace my aging laptop, but I'm sure there are plenty of people out there that would find it to fit their needs.

ASUS Eee PC looks even more tempting

ASUS Eee PC looks even more tempting

The more I see of ASUS' Eee Linux laptop, the more impressed I am. ASUS grabbed headlines at the beginning of the month when they announced a compact, attractive little notebook with a bargain-basement starting price of just $199; now HotHardware have spent a little time with the Eee and, despite the daft name, come away sounding pretty impressed.

Asustek to produce $250 laptop

Asustek to produce $250 laptop

Apparently the "cheap laptops for developing countries" market is ripe for the picking. The OLPC project was the only one actually producing notebooks for that market. That is until Asustek stepped into the picture.

In July Asustek is planning to begin production of notebooks in the $249-549 range based on the Intel Classmate PC design. If you're not familiar with the Classmate PC design, it was drafted by Intel as competition to the OLPC project and featured a 7” LCD, ULV Celeron M 900 (no L2 cache) and 256MB of DDR2.

CES 2007 footage… for those of us who weren’t there

CES 2007 footage… for those of us who weren’t there

Because of my tendency to put items that don't belong to me into my rucksack and curse loudly at people with beards, I wasn't allowed to accompany the SlashGear team to CES this year. While at first I revelled in bitterness, I've now got over my seething anger and am enjoying the huge quantity of video footage from the exhibition. SlashGear's own camcorder was present, but if you've been through our footage and are still hungry then you might want to head over to Charbax's latest expo video blog.

A veteran of filming these tech free-for-alls, Charbax offers both Google Video and BitTorrent DIVX files, the latter of which have the added bonus of being in high-definition. He's covered plenty, from the OLPC to Medion's UMPC, and it's well worth a look (or a download if you've got the bandwidth).

CES 2007 Video Blog

Daily Wrap-up for 08/24/2006

Daily Wrap-up for 08/24/2006

We issued the first ever apology. We scored three new images of the antennae-less Treo, Nikon dropped 5 new COOLPIX while Canon launched 3 new PowerShot and the Digital Rebel XTi SLR, Onyx, Coral Pink DS Lite is official, super big case mod, Bose announced two new upgrades, TiVo HD coming soon, Apple forced to recall Sony-made batteries and my favorite is the transparent garage. It was a really good day for news; I hope you enjoyed reading them.

I like the really cool Mobile House, reviews of toilet seats, MobiBLU Boxon tiny media player, and speaking of digital audio player – Apple still have yet to release a pink iPod nano. Don’t they know pink on anything is hot? Microsoft announced the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows, a re-branded Xbox 360 controller that will work with Xbox 360s and PCs. EasyBox set-top box for Swiss Chalet, Hello Kitty iPod cases, Griffin FireWave Mac Surround Sound Device, Toshiba Dynabook SS S30 boasts 9 hours of battery life, then there’s the new Microsoft and Razer Gaming Mouse.

The hundred-plus-dollar laptop has an official name - called the CM1. What a great concept.

YellowSheepRiver YSR-639 for Developing Countries

YellowSheepRiver YSR-639 for Developing Countries

Ever since the One Laptop per Child initiative was announced in early 2005, it's since become the next big technology hurdle: find a way to make computers affordable enough so that developing nations can purchase machines without going broke. Well, YellowSheepRiver Municator Inc. has developed a cheap machine of their own, though unlike the aptly-named One Laptop per Child initiative, YellowSheepRiver's machine is a desktop. Also unlike the OLPC laptop, YellowSheepRiver's machine plugs into a wall rather than relying on hand-cranking.

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