Lenovo's ThinkPad X100e has broken cover, and while the company describes the 11.6-inch machine as their entry-level ultraportable, we'd be more inclined to pit it against CULV notebooks. Whichever segment you assign it to, though, the X100e makes for an interesting machine: based on AMD's Athlon Neo single- and dual-core CPUs, together with Turion dual-cores, the notebook manages to fit in a full-sized keyboard.
Lenovo's CES 2010 range has been revealed, and heading the attack is the new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge. A new series of 13, 14 and 15 inch machines, the Edge line-up is targeted at home buyers together with small and medium business users. First up will be the 13.3-inch Edge using AMD's Turion and Athlon Neo dual core processors, but Intel CULV Core 2 Duo and regular Core 2 Duo CPUs will also be on offer across the range. There's also optional Bluetooth, WiMAX and 3G to go along with the standard WiFi.
CES 2010 doesn't kick off until mid-week, but some of HP's new products have seemingly leaked ahead of time. Several desktops, notebooks and netbooks have been prematurely unveiled, complete with partial specifications and pricing, including a Pine Trail netbook, the HP Mini 210 HD Edition, and a 14-inch ultraportable, the HP Pavilion dv4i. As for the desktops, Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors make appearances in multiple HP Pavilion Elite HPE machines.
It's January 1st 2010, and the entire SlashGear team wish all our readers a very Happy New Year. Since it's a public holiday in the US we'll be giving you a break from our regular coverage; rest up, though, as we're facing a tech-packed seven days. CES 2010 and Google's Android announcement are all fast approaching: read on for what we're expecting from the first full week of 2010...
The biggest event is undoubtedly CES 2010, and the SlashGear team will be on-site bringing you the latest hardware from the show floor, covering the press conferences and generally picking out the best of new consumer electronics. Netbooks and Smartbooks look set to dominate many of the announcements, pitting Intel's latest Pine Trail Atom processors against low-power, high-performance mobile chipsets from Qualcomm, Freescale and others. We're also expecting to see some non-notebook form-factors, perhaps finally delivering to the mainstream the MIDs, UMPCs and Tablets that have so long been promised.
Logic Wireless has unveiled the Logic Bolt V 1.5, the company’s second generation projector phone. Back in January of this year, Logic Wireless debuted the Logic Bolt V 1.0 at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show, which contained the first ever phone-integrated projector capable of projecting phone media content on any surface up to 60 inches. The newly revamped Logic Bolt V 1.5 produces images of native 640×480 resolution up to 64-inches in screen size.
You might recall that cool Spring Design Alex eReader that was announced a few months back. The device has been in the middle of some controversy after Spring Design claimed that Barnes & Noble stole its IP to design the slick Nook eReader.
In the past year Sling has released very few updates and even fewer new products. To be exact, just one, an iPhone client which was subsequently neutered by Apple and AT&T. Now the company is promising a new, slimmer range of Slingboxes, together with touchscreens and WiFi TV at CES 2010.
Having announced a PND with integrated HD Radio last January, Cydle is following up this coming CES with a new version that throws "HD Traffic" status updates into the mixture. The Cydle T43H is one of a number of new portable devices the company are planning, including the Cydle M7 MID and two PND/PMP combo devices, the T70 and T50.
Kodak's recent performance may not quite live up to the company's photographic heritage, but when they say they've got an "entirely new type of camera" lined up for CES we'll still take notice. According to electricpig, a "highly placed source" at the company has revealed that Kodak are planning to bring both a new camera and a new camcorder to the electronics show in January, although details beyond that are more than scarce.
Plastic Logic have finally announced details about their ebook reader, which will launch as the Plastic Logic QUE at CES 2010 in January. The QUE has the largest E Ink display among ebook readers today, as well as a touchscreen interface, and Plastic Logic are aiming it at business professionals. QUE will be able to download ebooks from the Barnes and Noble store either via WiFi or integrated 3G (courtesy of AT&T in the US).