CeBIT 2009

ASUS Eee PC 1008HA stars in demo video

ASUS Eee PC 1008HA stars in demo video

Somehow no matter how many cores other laptops may have, the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA stands out as perhaps the central star of CeBIT 2009.  The ultraskinny laptop, like the S101 before it, almost defies inclusion in ASUS' "budget" netbook range.  After the cut, full specifications of the 1008HA and a live demo video.

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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 U & UX Series super-skinny notebooks

ASUS U & UX Series super-skinny notebooks

It wasn't all netbooks and bizarre media keyboards in ASUS' CeBIT press conference; the company also announced two new ranges of ultraportable notebook, in the shape of the U and UX Series. 

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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.

MSI Wind Top AE2010: 20-inch HD playback

MSI Wind Top AE2010: 20-inch HD playback

MSI brought along their 20-inch Wind Top AE2010 all-in-one PC to CeBIT 2009, and while it might look like an inflated ASUS Eee Top there's a whole lot more to it.  Fronted by a 1600 x 900 touchscreen, the MSI Wind Top AE2010 has a built-in UVD (Universal Video Decoder) for high-definition playback.

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Gigabyte W376M 13.3-inch with HSDPA & TV

Gigabyte W376M 13.3-inch with HSDPA & TV

It's not all swiveling, docking, lightweight netbooks at Gigabyte's CeBIT stand; the company has also brought along a couple of more mainstream models.  One such is this, the Gigabyte W376M, a 13.3-inch widescreen Centrino 2 notebook with integrated 3.5G HSDPA and TV tuner.

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ASUS Eee PC 1008HA ‘Shell’ gets official

ASUS Eee PC 1008HA ‘Shell’ gets official

At their CeBIT 2009 press conference this morning, ASUS officially announced the Eee PC 1008HA - the netbook formerly known as the "Shell".  Just 1-inch thick and 1.1kg in weight, the 1008HA will have optional WiMAX and 3.5G WWAN connectivity.

 

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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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Gigabyte Touch Note M1028 hits CeBIT 2009

Gigabyte Touch Note M1028 hits CeBIT 2009

After the niche-carving success of their M912, Gigabyte are back with a new touchscreen convertible netbook.  Debuted at CeBIT, the Gigabyte Touch Note M1028 has an 10.1-inch swiveling touchscreen, comes with up to Intel's 1.66GHz Atom N280 processor and has a 160GB hard-drive.

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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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Clevo D900F 17-inch Core i7 monster notebook

Clevo D900F 17-inch Core i7 monster notebook

Its sober, squared-off chassis may look uninspiring, but under the hood the Clevo D900F notebook is anything but shy.  The D900F packs a choice of Intel Core i7 processor with the X58 chipset, together with three 500GB hard-drives and NVIDIA's G280 GPU with 1GB of memory.

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