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ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review

ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review

The line between a netbook and a notebook used to be pretty straightforward, but with Intel's increasingly powerful Atom processors and NVIDIA's ambitious Ion-powered Optimus graphics, the distinction is more blurred. Typifying this new breed of netbook is ASUS' Eee PC 1215N, a 12.1-inch Seashell-series machine that could well be considered a true ultraportable despite its roughly $500 price tag. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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TegaTech Tega v2 Windows 7/Android tablet gets hands-on treatment

TegaTech Tega v2 Windows 7/Android tablet gets hands-on treatment

The Windows 7 tablets continue to trickle out, and after the mediocre showing of CTL's 2goPAD, can TegaTech's Tega v2 do any better?  The 10.1-inch multitouch slate runs an Intel Atom N455 1.66GHz processor, with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and GMA 3150 graphics, and the first units are already filtering out; long-standing tableteer Rob Bushway has been playing with one, while Pocket-Lint have another.

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Acer says dual-OS Android/Windows 7 netbooks are the future

Acer says dual-OS Android/Windows 7 netbooks are the future

Unlike Toshiba, Acer has been more tentative in its Android netbook adoption, offering a few dual-booting machines - the Acer Aspire One D260 being one of the most recent - but no Android-only versions.  Now, though, they're committing to Google's open-source OS a little more; according to DigiTimes, the company intends to make all future dual-core netbooks dual-booting between Windows 7 and Android.

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Eking M5 UMPC gets reviewed: hot-swap battery good, price bad

Eking M5 UMPC gets reviewed: hot-swap battery good, price bad

Eking's M5 UMPC has been a few months in coming, since its first teasing photos on Chinese forums, but the 5-inch ultraportable has finally dropped for a review over at UMPC Fever.  For the equivalent of around $772 you get an Intel Atom Z515 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD and 3G, along with a backlit, full QWERTY keyboard.  That's expensive, especially when you make the inevitable iPad comparisons, though Eking have added in a few neat touches.

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Intel’s 15nm Atom plans previewed

Intel’s 15nm Atom plans previewed

Intel's tiny chip ambitions have been revealed, thanks to a roadmap forecast slide the company prepared for IDF 2010 this past week.  According to the image, Intel are looking ahead to CPUs as small as 15nm; it's unclear from the slide, though, whether the number of processor icons indicate product ranges, number of cores or just general potency.

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