SlashGear Week in Review – Week 9 2010

Mar 7, 2010
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Welcome to this week's Week in Review! With CeBIT going this week new laptops and computer hardware were announced in abundance. Monday we spied the Gigabyte T1000P multitouch netbook. The convertible device looks nice and runs Windows 7 Starter.

A slew of new Archos devices turned up this week and among them was the Archos 7 Home Tablet. The tablet ended up in its own hands-on video and we want one pretty bad. Asus went official at CeBIT with its Eee PC 1018P sporting USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0. The machine is clad in silver and looks very Mac to me.

Acer dropped a pair of 3D ready projectors this week called the H5360 and the X1261. The H5360 is a 720p HD projector with 2500 lumens of brightness and the X1261 has XGA resolution. NVIDIA officially debuted its ION 2 platform, which is actually called Next-generation ION. The new platform will be found inside 30 devices by summer.

Asus' Jonney Shin has stated that that Eee Keyboard we have been waiting for since CES 2009 will finally land in April. The thing is a netbook crammed inside a keyboard form factor. Asus has unveiled the new Eee 1201PN with ION 2 sporting a 12.1-inch 720p resolution screen and the Intel N450. The 12.1-inch netbooks pack the full power ION 2 platform so the machine should have impressive performance.

Mamiya pulled the wraps off a new, and crazy expensive, digital camera this week called the DM40. The beast can shoot at 60 frames per minute and has a dual-mode shutter all for only $21,990. Pioneer debuts some new 3D-ready AV receivers this week that were surprisingly cheap. The receivers include the VSX-520-K and the VSX-820-K at $229 and $299 respectively. The 820 is Works with iPhone certified.

Averatec debuted it's new N1200 netbook series laying claim to the thinnest and lightest title. The machines have 10.1-inch screens and are under 2.2 pounds. TiVo dropped its new Premiere and Premiere XL DVRs on us this week. The two machines are similar with lots of new features with the main difference being the XL has a larger HDD and is THX certified.

After Apple insisted that production for the iPad was on track we heard the iPad is landing on March 26 and the fans camping out to get one the first day might get some sort of "special gift." What that gift will be is unknown. Boutique notebook maker Maingear unveiled its latest machine this week called the mX-L 15. The machine has Intel Core i5 or i7 processor options and a 15.6-inch screen.

It's rare today to see a new film-based camera debut. This week the Lomo LC-A+ Gold turned up clad in 24K gold plate in very limited numbers. Only 130 of the cameras will be made with a price of £460. We posted up our review of the Motorola BACKFLIP for the AT&T network this week. In the end, the device didn't run as well as most Android phones we have tested but the device wasn't bad on the whole.

Pics of the NVIDIA GTX 480 Fermi video card leaked late in the week. The video card is expected to turn up from several manufacturers this month. Onkyo dropped a new range of 3D-ready HDMI 1.4 AV gear this week. The line includes a couple receivers, mini-systems, and some 2.1 setups too.

Intel is rumored to be bringing a new range of overclockable CPUs to market soon. It would be cool to see overclock friendly CPUs from Intel in ranges other than its high-end Extreme Edition parts. HP unveiled its Mini 210 Vivienne Tam edition netbook based on the "Butterfly Lovers" theme. The machine is a basic Mini 210 clad in gold and butterflies.

We reviewed the Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 notebook this week that was obviously inspired by the MacBook Pro line. The machine offers a thin profile, good performance, and a modular bay with an optical drive, extra battery, or a blank that can be inserted. Thanks for reading this week's week in review! See you next week!


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