ASRock have announced a new ultraportable, the Multibook G22, and while from the outside this might look like a standard netbook its specs make it something more unusual. Not only does the 12.1-inch 1366 x 768 G22 have an integrated DVD Supermulti drive, but it uses Intel's dual-core Atom 330 processor paired with NVIDIA's Ion graphics chipset.
Acer's Timeline range of ultraportable notebooks has been priced for the US, and whereas we were expecting a starting price of around $699 Acer are actually delivering a $598 entry-level machine. That gets you the 15.6-inch Timeline with Intel's 1.3GHz Pentium SU2700 and 3GB of DDR3 RAM; if you want one of the 14-inch or 13.3-inch models budget $699.99 or $899.99 accordingly.
Chinese OEM Tongfong and VIA have announced the latest Via Nano based ultraportable, the Tongfong S30A. A mere 33mm thick and tipping the scales at 1.4kg, the S30A has a 13.3-inch display, integrated DVD burner and 2GB of RAM; it uses the VIA 1.3GHz Nano U2250 processor together with the unified VIA VX800 MSP and discrete S3 Graphics Chrome 435 ULP graphics making for a HD-capable machine.
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Clickfree have announced a new drive in their automated backup range, the Clickfree Traveler, which is around the size of a credit card and weighs about the same as a pen. As well as up to 64GB of storage, it includes the latest version of Clickfree's automatic backup software. There's also news of the Clickfree DVD Transformer, a simple dongle that makes backing up to DVD or CD straightforward.
Don't let the hard-drive and DVD burner fool you: this isn't an ultraportable laptop, but a netbook cooler with extra talents. Century's Netbook Stand aims to address two of the more common complaints about budget ultraportables, low storage capacity and no optical drive, by squeezing both things into a compact slice.
TriGem USA have announced a new 12.1-inch notebook, the Averatec N2700, which the company is calling a "back-to-the-basics" machine due to the absence of any preloaded "bloatware". Aside from a hassle-free initial startup, the N2700 offers an Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 2.0GHz processor, 4GB of DDR2 memory and an 250GB hard-drive.