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.
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.
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.
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.
Judging by the frequent of Pretec breakthrough flash-based storage cards, breaking records must be part of Pretec quarterly exercise. The company is set to unveil not only the World’s First SDXC, but also an unprecedented 100GB CompactFlash at 666x. The latter up the ante, broke company’s own CF’s record at 433X.
Even with new standard still in lobbying effort, Pretec has the go-ahead with the SXDC small form factor flash-based memory standard that’s capable of reaching 2TB. Pretec will exhibit both the 32GB SXDC and 666x, that’s capable of 100MB/s transfer rate, at PMA and CeDIA tomorrow. We’ll visit each both tomorrow to dig deeper on the cost.
MSI have brought their X-Slim X340 ultraportable along to CeBIT, and while the MacBook Air resemblance is obvious, the MSI does a better job of standing apart in black. Design cues aside, it's a slick machine, with a 13-inch 16:9 LED-backlit display and power consumption that, according to the manufacturer, is one-sixth that of other notebooks.
As expected, ASUS brought along the latest version of their Eee Keyboard to CeBIT, and we had a quick catch-up with the innovative hardware. Packing a nettop PC inside a QWERTY 'board, together with a 5-inch touchscreen, ASUS also confirmed the Eee Keyboard's current hardware specs.
A UMTS version of the ASUS convertible touchscreen netbook has been spotted at CeBIT this morning. The ASUS Eee PC T91GO has the same basic specifications of the original T91, but adds a quadband 3G HSPA modem to the standard WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth.
Microsoft have announced EMEA availability of their multitouch Surface table. Previously only officially on sale in the US and Canada, Microsoft Surface is now available in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, UAE and the UK. The company has also revealed its latest list of content and distribution partners, and the Surface software they've been working on.
Gigabyte have released a range of new, not exactly attractive peripherals at CeBIT 2009 this week, including the bizarrely crystal-encrusted GM-M7800S wireless mouse seen here. Obviously the one thing better than a 1,600dpi leather-clad mouse is one studded with a few Swarovski crystals that you won't even see when using it.