CeBIT 2009

Acer Aspire 8930G: Quad-Core CPU, Blu-ray & 1080p

Acer Aspire 8930G: Quad-Core CPU, Blu-ray & 1080p

At their CeBIT press conference today, Acer unveiled the Aspire 8930G, the first notebook to use Intel's new Core 2 Quad Mobile Processor.  The Acer Aspire 8930G has an 18.4-inch 1920 x 1080 Full-HD 220-nit display, optional DVB-T digital TV tuner, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and up to two 320GB hard-drives.

 

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ASUS Eee PC Keyboard landing June from $400

ASUS Eee PC Keyboard landing June from $400

ASUS are planning two versions of the ASUS Eee PC Keyboard, one using wired HDMI and the other featuring Wireless HDMI, according to company chairman Jonney Shih.  The ASUS Eee PC Keyboard - which builds an Intel-powered nettop into a QWERTY keyboard, along with a 5-inch touchscreen, and is intended for multimedia use - is on target for a Q2 2009 launch, with Shih suggesting June was most likely.

Gigabyte Booktop M1022 with desktop dock

Gigabyte Booktop M1022 with desktop dock

Docking stations for laptops aren't new, but offering one for a netbook is.  That's what Gigabyte have brought along to CeBIT this year, in the shape of the Gigabyte Booktop M1022, a 10.1-inch WXGA netbook running Intel's Atom N270 1.6GHz processor that has a special upright dock offering connectivity to a standalone monitor and peripherals.

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Gigabyte Thin Note M1024

Gigabyte Thin Note M1024

If you're going to call your netbook "Thin Note" then it has to be pretty blinkin' thin, and happily Gigabyte seem to have managed to shave a reasonable amount of bulk off of their Thin Note M1024.  The 10.1-inch netbook has an LED-backlit display and Intel's N270 1.6GHz Atom CPU, paired with 1GB of DDR2 memory.

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Clevo IP54 ruggedized touchscreen netslate

Clevo IP54 ruggedized touchscreen netslate

Lacking the power of the D900F, but a whole lot happier with drops and falls, Clevo's rugged 8.9-inch touchscreen slate uses the Intel Atom Z5x0-series processor and pairs it with a chassis that meets IP54 standards.  Provisionally known as the Clevo T89xM, the device is intended for outdoor workers such as engineers and surveyors.

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