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SlashGear’s 2011 Back to School Gear Guide!

SlashGear’s 2011 Back to School Gear Guide!

It's that time again, boys and girls, time to start thinking about what you're gonna grab to jam in your schoolbags aside pencils, pens, and folders. What we've got for you below is a guide to the seven top pieces of gear we think would best suit YOU in your journey through the 2011-2012 school year. The guide you're about to glance upon will not only allow you to smash through your school year with the greatest of ease, it'll allow you to continue on to your professional life (if that's your next move) or hit next year's school year just as hard! It's gear time!

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The Daily Slash: January 7, 2011

The Daily Slash: January 7, 2011

What a week! While a few of us on the R3 crew were rolling around in different parts of the world that weren't Vegas, the bulk were rolling hard at CES 2011! The Consumer Electronics Show had blasts of this, slips of that, and a wacky array of stories and happenings that shall forever go down in the history books as a CES to be clicked with! How ever in the world will we organize all of this information? How about one big monster of a list of links, for starters? Who could we call for such a tast, hm? So much exclusive content, so much time time - I know! The Daily Slash! Get one of the biggest heaping helpings you've ever seen, below!

This isn't the first and it isn't going to be the last roundup post of CES news and info for this season. It's one big thwack. Comb with me, if you will, through the content and devour the ingredients. Joy! PREVIEW: my favorite is the Notion Ink Adam hands-on at CES 2011 - wowie!

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LG LG-X120 HSPA netbook detailed

LG LG-X120 HSPA netbook detailed

As lime-green edged netbooks went, LG pretty much had the floor to itself at CES with the LG-X120, but its taken them this long to deliver some details along with the detailing.  We now know the 10-inch WSVGA netbook has the 1.6GHz N270 Intel Atom processor, paired with a 160GB hard-drive and, we assume, 1GB of RAM, together with integrated 3G HSPA.

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Lenovo S10e & S9e netbooks with QuickStart available end of November

Lenovo S10e & S9e netbooks with QuickStart available end of November

Lenovo Europe have announced the availability of the IdeaPad S10e and S9e, the Instant On versions of its existing netbook range.  While the hardware of both netbooks is the same as the current models - a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, up to 1.5GB of RAM, 8.9- or 10-inch display, and between 4GB of SSD storage to 160GB of hard-drive storage - the key difference is the Lenovo QuickStart functionality provided by DeviceVM's SplashTop Linux OS.

 

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Dell Latitude E-series notebooks

Dell Latitude E-series notebooks

Dell has taken the wraps off its fourth-generation Latitude series, boasting up to 19hrs battery life (with an optional battery slice), single frame magnesium alloy chassis and options including backlit keyboards, WiMAX and fingerprint readers.  The company also previewed Latitude ON, an instant-on environment similar to SplashTop but of Dell's own creation, for quick access to email, calendar, contacts and browser.  Four new models were introduced, the ultraportable E4000-series, everyday E5000-series, mainstream E6000-series and semi-rugged E6000-series.

ASUS confirm 5 Express Gate laptops

ASUS confirm 5 Express Gate laptops

Mere weeks after ASUS confirmed it would be loading the quick-launch Express Gate Linux OS onto all of its upcoming motherboards, the software developers behind the distro, DeviceVM, have announced that several ASUS notebooks will also include it.  The M70T, M50V and M51Vr multimedia series and the F8Va/Vr series will be the first five models in ASUS notebook range to feature Express Gate.  With it, users can be online in seconds, watch videos, listen to music, chat over IM and VoIP apps and share photos.

Check out the ASUS Express Gate demo video after the cut

ASUS to preload Express Gate instant-on Linux on all new motherboards

ASUS to preload Express Gate instant-on Linux on all new motherboards

Last year ASUS released a motherboard, the P5E3, with an embedded compact Linux distro it called Express Gate. Basically a fast-boot alternative that, in just five seconds, bypassed Windows and gave you a web-browser, media player and other apps, it was developed by a company called DeviceVM (under the name Splashtop). ASUS were obviously pleased with how the mini-OS performed, as they've now decided to add Express Gate to all of their motherboards.

Video of ASUS’ instant-on Linux dual boot distro shows Skype VOIP

Video of ASUS’ instant-on Linux dual boot distro shows Skype VOIP

In their latest high-end motherboard ASUS has slapped a cute little Linux multi-boot distro in there, called Express Gate, to give access to media functionality without needing to load Windows.  Now It's conjured up by DeviceVM and originally called Splashtop, and its unique selling point is that it not only features a media player or even an internet browser, but almost instant access to Skype for VOIP calls.  Now there's a video of the system in action.

  

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