CeBIT 2010

ASUS Eee PC 1018P spotted at CeBIT: Atom N455/N475, USB 3.0 & Bluetooth 3.0

ASUS Eee PC 1018P spotted at CeBIT: Atom N455/N475, USB 3.0 & Bluetooth 3.0

Out of all of the leaked ASUS netbooks we saw last week, the most interesting was the Eee PC 1018P.  That's now been officially announced at CeBIT 2010, and the Eee PC 1018P Prime looks even better in photos than it does in renders.  Clad in brushed aluminum, bearing USB 3.0 ports and promising 10hrs of battery life, the 1018P Prime also gets Intel N455 and N475 processors.

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Netgear HD Home Theater Adapter & Ethernet Gaming adapter pack WiFi-N

Netgear HD Home Theater Adapter & Ethernet Gaming adapter pack WiFi-N

Netgear have outed two new wireless home networking products at CeBIT 2010 today, the High-Performance Wireless-N HD Home Theater Adapter (WNHDB3004) shown here, and the Ethernet to Wireless Adapter (WNCE2001) for easily bridging wired devices to a wireless network.  The Home Theater Adapter is apparently capable of supporting multiple simultaneous Full HD 1080p streams, and comes with pre-configured security settings so that, after a single button push, the two towers are linked.

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Mio Moov V780 PND blurs lines with MID/UMPC features

Mio Moov V780 PND blurs lines with MID/UMPC features

It's tough going being a standalone PND manufacturer these days: you can either refine your GPS devices to suit extreme niches or try to incorporate some extra functionality and jump on board the MID bandwagon.  Mio have obviously decided to take the latter route with the Moov V780, a 7-inch WVGA touchscreen slate which goes so far outside of the company's PND realm that the GPS chipset is actually optional.

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TerraTec mobile speakers debut: SubSession Stage 3, Traveller 1, 3 and 5

TerraTec mobile speakers debut: SubSession Stage 3, Traveller 1, 3 and 5

If TerraTec's new home media player is a little too stationary for your liking, the company has a few more sound-oriented gadgets that may fit your mobile lifestyle.  The TerraTec SubSession Stage 3 is a combination laptop cooler and speaker system, fitted with a low-noise fan and a Class D amp powering dual 2W stereo speakers and a 10W sub.  It'll go on sale in late March, priced at €79.99 ($109).  Meanwhile there are three other new portable sound systems.

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Archos 7 and Archos 8 Home Tablets official: €149 but sluggish CPUs

Archos 7 and Archos 8 Home Tablets official: €149 but sluggish CPUs

Archos have officially announced their so-called Home Tablets at CeBIT 2010 this week, and there's good news and bad.  The Archos 7 Home Tablet and the Archos 8 digital photo frame each run Android, just like the Archos 5, but they have sluggish ARM9 processors rather than any of the more speedy SoC's we've seen on other tablets lately.  Archos' trick, though, is in pricing: the two devices are €149 ($203), making them reasonably budget friendly.

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Archos A70HB Family Digital Assistant tipped for CeBIT 2010

Archos A70HB Family Digital Assistant tipped for CeBIT 2010

Archos have already been pretty upfront about their plans to bring larger versions of their Android-based internet tablet to CeBIT 2010 this week, and according to the show guide they'll slot into the company's new Archos Home Slate category.  As tipped before, the tablets will prioritize family activities, such as group email and calendar access, together with the usual tablet fare such as internet access and multimedia.

AMD hexacore “Thuban” CPUs getting April 26th launch?

AMD hexacore “Thuban” CPUs getting April 26th launch?

AMD's hexacore "Thuban" processor range, the so-called AMD Phenom II X6, could make a surprise appearance at CeBIT 2010 next week, ahead of a full launch on April 26th.  That's the word from OCWorkbench, whose sources also go on to suggest that AMD are working on a rival system to Intel's Turbo Boost, which will allow the CPU to disable select cores and overclock those remaining active for bursts of speed.

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