Computex 2009

Pegatron Vivid netbook: Tegra, 1080p and shortcut keys

Pegatron Vivid netbook: Tegra, 1080p and shortcut keys

It doesn't take much to differentiate your netbook, what with most sharing the same hardware, so Pegatron have managed to surprise and delight by slapping Yahoo!, Google, MSN and Skype keys on their Vivid prototype.  To be honest, though, they didn't need to bother: all they needed to highlight was the fact that this is one of the rare machines with NVIDIA's Tegra chipset.

Video demo after the cut

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dmedia M0 WiMAX MID gets video hands-on

dmedia M0 WiMAX MID gets video hands-on

We called dmedia a "damp squib" when they failed to show up with their promised WiMAX MID at CES; they countered by tipping a Computex launch, and sure enough the 4.3-inch touchscreen device appeared.  The M0 has a Fujitsu WiMAX module together with a Samsung 533-800MHz CPU and 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, plus a 5-megapixel camera.

Video hands-on after the cut

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GNB netbook & Kinpo Tablet get Android & low-cost Freescale CPUs

GNB netbook & Kinpo Tablet get Android & low-cost Freescale CPUs

Sony may be tinkering with Android, but other companies are already slapping it onto hardware and talking about releases.  Last week we heard Acer's plans for a dual-boot Android/XP netbook, together with BenQ's intentions, and saw a couple of OEM netbooks and MIDs; taking things right back to basics (by which we mean cheap) were Kinpo, with their 7-inch Android-based touchscreen tablet, and GNB, with a sturdy little Android netbook.

Video demos of Kinpo Android Tablet and GNB Android Netbook after the cut

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III Hybrid netbook with removable Android UMPC-display [Video]

III Hybrid netbook with removable Android UMPC-display [Video]

You'd think we'd seen every form factor and possible processor combination from Computex already, but III have still managed to surprise us.  Their hybrid system combines the base of an HP Mini 1000-series netbook, from which the Intel Atom processor has been junked and replaced with a 1.6GHz VIA C7-M CPU.  Meanwhile the display has been replaced with a detachable touchscreen slate, with its own processor, and running Android.  The two can be used separately.

Video demo after the cut

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