Computex 2009

Averlogic demo HDMI over Powerline

Averlogic demo HDMI over Powerline

Ethernet over powerline is nothing new - many users are already taking advantage of their mains cabling to avoid stringing Cat5 around the house - but HDMI over powerline is less common.  Averlogic wants to change all that; they've been demonstrating their 1080p H.264 streaming system at Computex, allowing high-definition video to be squirted through mains cabling.

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BenQ planning Android netbook & smartphone for 2010

BenQ planning Android netbook & smartphone for 2010

BenQ have become the latest netbook manufacturer to throw their hat into the Android netbook ring, as well as confirming their plans to produce smartphones running the open-source OS.  The new hardware should arrive on the market sometime in 2010, though BenQ are keeping specification details for both netbook and smartphone close to their chest.

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Compal KAX15 MID with overclocking Atom Z515 CPU [Video]

Compal KAX15 MID with overclocking Atom Z515 CPU [Video]

MIDs a failure?  No no no, how could that be when this little beauty is headed to the market?  Known here as the Compal KAX15 MID, but likely to find itself a variety of alternative brands including Gigabyte and Aigo, it's based on Intel's existing Menlow platform and packs an 800MHz Atom Z515 processor, a 4.8-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Video hands-on after the cut

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ASUS planning multitouch T91 with Windows 7 [Video]

ASUS planning multitouch T91 with Windows 7 [Video]

Back in January at CES, ASUS' Eee PC T91 was announced as part of the company's push for multitouch netbooks.  As the months have passed, and the T91 itself reached the hands of reviewers, the fact that it has a single-touch, resistive panel is obvious.  Over at Computex, though, ASUS have been demonstrating a T91 with a capacitive multitouch-capable panel.

Video demo after the cut

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Lengda M11A CULV notebook & X10K netbook [Video]

Lengda M11A CULV notebook & X10K netbook [Video]

Lengda isn't a name we're particularly familiar with here at SlashGear, but the company themselves would like to change all that.  They've brought along two slick ultraportables to Computex, the 11.1-inch Lengda M11A notebook, a thin-and-light CULV machine, and the Lengda X10K netbook, a 10-inch model clad in stainless-steel.

Video demos of both machines after the cut

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Acer Android netbook will be dual-OS: no escape from Windows

Acer Android netbook will be dual-OS: no escape from Windows

When Acer global vice-president Jim Wong said the company would continue to supply Windows netbooks alongside their new Android netbooks, we didn't expect that to mean dual-booting.  However, much to Linux-lovers dismay (and in fact anybody who wanted to avoid the so-called "Windows tax" of roughly $25 for an XP license), company president JT Wang has now confirmed that at least the first wave of Android netbooks will come with both open-source and Microsoft OS.

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Pegatron Netbook: Freescale CPU, 8hr battery, super-slim & 3G [Video]

Pegatron Netbook: Freescale CPU, 8hr battery, super-slim & 3G [Video]

Joining Wistron's N900z on the Freescale Semiconducters Computex stand is this netbook from Pegatron.  Running an Freescale IMX51 800MHz ARM-based CPU and Xandros Linux OS, the most interesting aspects of the ultraportable are its super-skinny profile and long, eight-hour battery life.

Video hands-on after the cut

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ASUS Eee Top ET2203T with Blu-ray, ET2202T and 3G-enabled Eee PC 1005HGo

ASUS Eee Top ET2203T with Blu-ray, ET2202T and 3G-enabled Eee PC 1005HGo

The new ASUS models from Computex keep on coming, and latest to be spotted are a pair of new Eee Top touchscreen all-in-ones and a 3G-enabled version of the Eee PC 1005HA, the 1005HGo.  The two desktops are the Eee Top ET2203T and the Eee Top ET2202T, and while they ostensibly look similar their specifications are surprisingly diverse.

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IAC & Netronix E-Book readers: touchscreens, WiMAX, EVDO & HSPA

IAC & Netronix E-Book readers: touchscreens, WiMAX, EVDO & HSPA

The Amazon Kindle may be sitting pretty as the best-known ebook reader out there right now, but all that could change if some of the new breed of e-ink devices have their way.  Computex 2009 has seen a few new designs introduced, often packing various wireless technologies and/or touchscreens.  IAC stacks up the wireless, with WiMAX, EVDO and WiFi, while Netronix has been showing multiple sizes from 6-inches through to 9.7-inches.

Video demos after the cut

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Intel announce five Moorestown MIDs for 2010 [Video]

Intel announce five Moorestown MIDs for 2010 [Video]

Intel has announced five MIDs (Mobile Internet devices) which will use the upcoming Moorestown platform, including the 5-inch Inventec "MediaPhone" spotted yesterday.  Now confirmed as the Inventec X3, the device is the largest of the five new MIDs, which include hardware from CCI, EB, Quanta and Aava Mobile.

Live Quanta M1 MID image and video demo after the cut

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ASUS Eee PC T91 launches, reviewed: interesting twist on netbook design

ASUS Eee PC T91 launches, reviewed: interesting twist on netbook design

ASUS have officially launched the Eee PC T91 convertible touchscreen netbook, and already the first reviews are surfacing.  Based around an 8.9-inch display which can rotate flat onto the keyboard for slate use, the T91 runs Intel's Atom Z520 CPU with 1GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1.  According to Pocket-lint, it's a useful compromise between traditional Tablet PC functionality and netbook scale.

Video demo of T91 GUI after the cut

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HP dv2 getting dual-core Congo & Athlon 2 CPUs, white option

HP dv2 getting dual-core Congo & Athlon 2 CPUs, white option

We have something of a soft-spot for HP's Pavilion dv2 ultraportable, the 12.1-inch AMD-powered notebook we played with back in April.  Managing to find space for a capacious 500GB hard-drive, 4GB of RAM and a 512MB ATI discrete graphics card, the only potential downside is the ULV processor.

Now HP are preparing at least two new versions of the notebook, together with a new color option.  Of interest to anybody who found the Yukon CPU of the original dv2 underpowered, AMD's dual-core Congo and full Athlon X2 processors are set to hit the notebook; there's also a white version planned.

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