Gigabyte Booktop M1305 ultraportable gets GPU-toting desktop dock [Video]

Gigabyte have always thought a little different with their ultraportables, and their latest model is no different.  The Gigabyte Booktop M1305, like the Booktop M1022 we reviewed back in June, comes with a desktop docking station; however, the M1305 is a 13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 machine and uses Intel's CULV processors, rather than the paltry Atom N270, and squeezes an NVIDIA GeForce GT220 GPU with 1GB of DDR3 memory into the dock for improved graphics performance.

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The FrankenBook: A Creation that Cannot be Killed

Leading computer manufacturers along with Intel and Microsoft have inadvertently created a monster. And like Frankenstein, it is a monster they’d like to destroy. Although the industry’s hot-selling brainchild is physically quite small –perhaps more analogous to a gremlin in scale— with its small 10-inch screen, underpowered Intel Atom processor, cheaper version of Windows and under $400 price, netbooks are devouring corporate profit margins.

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Lenovo IdeaPad U150 CULV ultraportable promises 7hr battery

Lenovo's latest IdeaPad ultraportable has finally got the official nod from the company's Japanese arm.  Yet to show up on the company's US site, the Lenovo IdeaPad U150 has an 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 glossy display, 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU2300 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory (8GB max) and a 250GB hard-drive; there's no 3G option, at least not in Japan, but you do get WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and gigabit ethernet.

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Acer Aspire AS1410 CULV ultraportable gets netbook price-tag

Acer have announced a new ultraportable, and if you've been tempted by the price and portability of a netbook but need something with a little more grunt then the Acer Aspire AS1410 might just take the top-spot on your shopping list.  Based on Intel's CULV platform, the AS1410 packs a Celeron SU2300 1.2GHz processor with 2GB of RAM, a 160GB hard-drive and Windows 7, along with GMa 4500MHD graphics, and all for $399.99.

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Gateway EC14, EC54 & EC58 Win7 thin-&-lights debut

Gateway have announced a bevy of new thin-and-light notebooks, the EC14, EC54 and EC58, each packing Intel CULV processors, WiFi b/g/n and up to 8hrs battery life.  The Gateway EC14 is the baby of the bunch, with an 11.6-inch display, up to 500GB storage and up to 8GB of RAM.  Meanwhile the EC54 and EC58 both have a 15.6-inch display, are an inch thick and have an aluminum chassis.

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Fujitsu F-Series All-in-Ones and MT Tablet get multitouch plus versions for the elderly

It's not just the LOOX C CULV notebooks new from Fujitsu today; the company have also outed a number of desktops and notebooks, some supporting multitouch touchscreens.  The range kicks off with the TV-alike Fujitsu F-Series, a range of 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo P8700 all-in-ones with either 20-inch 1600 x 900 or 23-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD multitouch displays.  Meanwhile the Fujitsu F/ER-Series desktops are specially-customized versions of the F-range, intended for elderly users whom the company hopes will find its tweaked UI more usable.

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Fujitsu FMV LOOX C CULV 11.6-inch ultraportables debut

Fujitsu Japan have announced their first CULV based ultraportable, in the shape of the 11.6-inch FMV LOOX C.  The new notebook offers a choice of Intel 1.2GHz Celeron SU2300 or 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo SU9400 processors, paired with the GS45 Express chipset and GMA 4500MHD graphics driving the 1,366 x 768 display.

Update: Fujitsu Europe have just announced the same CULV ultraportables as the Lifebook P3310, which will arrive in Europe, Middle East and Asia from November 9th in Ruby Red.  A second version, with 3G/UMTS connectivity, will arrive from November 23rd in black and silver.  Full press release after the cut.

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Acer Aspire Timeline 1820p multitouch Windows 7 tablet leaks

If Acer's Aspire 1410T (aka the Timeline 1810T) took your fancy but you're a multitouch convert, how about a convertible tablet version of the same ultraportable notebook?  macles have spotted the Acer Aspire Timeline 1820T, ostensibly the same 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 notebook with an Intel CULV 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor and 2GB of RAM, but gaining a rotating screen hinge and a multitouch-capable touchscreen.

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