ASUS has outed its latest all-in-one PCs, the 15.6-inch Eee Top ET1611PUT based on Intel's Atom chips and the 20-inch Eee Top ET2011AUKB and ET2011AUTB based on AMD's Brazos APUs. What we're most pleased to see, however, is that the ET2011AUKB comes with a matte-finish display (the ET2011AUTB has a glossy display, albeit one that also responds to multitouch gestures).
Intel came out fighting at Computex this week, with ambitious Atom plans to take on ARM in its low-power, long-battery Android stronghold. According to the latest, very early benchmarks, however, the chip company may still have some work to do. Tweakers managed to run some tests on a Compal prototype running Android Honeycomb on Intel's 1.5GHz Oak Trail dual-core, finding it to be underwhelming in comparison to existing Tegra 2 based slates.
With all the look-alike notebooks these days, for those who need something that stands out to flaunt their taste for luxury, ASUS has their Lamborghini edition mini notebooks. We've seen the ASUS Lamborghini Eee PC VX6 before with its glossy shell, but at Computex 2011, ASUS is showing off a successor called the VX6S with some upgraded specs.
Acer has revealed a new MeeGo tablet, the Acer Iconia M500, at Intel's Computex 2011 keynote, similar in appearance to the Android-based Iconia Tab A500. The new slate has a 10-inch display running at 1280 x 800, and runs on an unspecified processor which we're guessing will be Intel's Atom Z670.
It's not just Ultrabooks that Intel is pushing at Computex this year: the chip company also has Atom news to share. That concerns Cedar Trail and a Moore's Law outpacing shift to a yearly die-shrink schedule: Intel reckons Atom chips will shift through the 32nm of Cedar Trail, past 22nm, and hit 12nm within three successive years. Technically impressive, but for the consumer it should mean significant gains in power and battery life. Meanwhile, there's also Medfield news for tablets and smartphones.
Gigabyte has outed its latest tablet, the S1080, running Windows 7 on a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor. Fresh to Computex 2011 this morning, the S1080 has a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 multitouch display, 2GB of memory and weighs 0.9kg, taking on the ViewPad 10Pro in the process.
ViewSonic has officially launched the ViewPad 7x, the company's 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet leaked earlier this month, along with bringing its new dual-booting 10-inch slate, the ViewPad 10Pro. The ViewPad 7x packs NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor along with HSPA+, HDMI and a 1024 x 600 display, while the ViewPad 10Pro gets a 1.5GHz Intel Oak Trail Z670 processor running either Windows 7 Pro or Android 2.2.
Samsung's Sliding PC 7 tablet, announced back at CES 2011 in January, has gone up for pre-order at Amazon, priced at at $649. The Windows 7 based TX100 - listed as the "Series 7 XE700Z0A-A01US Tablet PC" - has a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 capacitive touchscreen and, in this particular SKU, a 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z670 Oak Trail processor paired with 2GB of DDR2 memory and a 32GB SSD.