CeBIT 2009

Pretec to demo World’s first 32GB SDXC and 100GB 666x CF

Pretec to demo World’s first 32GB SDXC and 100GB 666x CF

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.

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MSI X-Slim X340 hands-on: super skinny & WiMAX option

MSI X-Slim X340 hands-on: super skinny & WiMAX option

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.

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ASUS Eee Keyboard hands-on & specs

ASUS Eee Keyboard hands-on & specs

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.

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ASUS Eee PC T91GO with integrated UMTS spotted

ASUS Eee PC T91GO with integrated UMTS spotted

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.

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Microsoft Surface spreads to Europe & beyond

Microsoft Surface spreads to Europe & beyond

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.

 

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Gigabyte keyboards & mice bring the bland to CeBIT

Gigabyte keyboards & mice bring the bland to CeBIT

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.

 

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ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Shell, S121 512GB SSD & Eee Keyboard at CeBIT

ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Shell, S121 512GB SSD & Eee Keyboard at CeBIT

Further details on ASUS' rumored luxury netbook, the Eee PC Shell, have emerged, ahead of a predicted launch at CeBIT.  The netbook will be known as the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Shell, with the company focusing on giving it longer battery life than the S101 it replaces.  Meanwhile the company is also believed to be bringing the Eee PC S121 to CeBIT, complete with 512GB SSD and 120GB HDD versions.

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