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Manli M3 netbook gets video unboxing

Manli M3 netbook gets video unboxing

Manli's new netbook, the M3, has fallen into the hands of NetbookNews over in Taipei, and they've done the only noble thing and unboxed it on video.  While the M3 may look like every other netbook around, it does deliver one or two interesting features: a fingerprint reader, for security, together with an ExpressCard 34 slot, and inside there's also a free mini PCI Express slot ideal for dropping in a 3G modem card or GPS receiver.

Video unboxing after the cut

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HP Mini 1100 ExpressCard listings ‘an error’: no separate range

HP Mini 1100 ExpressCard listings ‘an error’: no separate range

Bad news for anyone looking forward to an HP Mini with an ExpressCard slot.  Contrary to what the company's website suggests, there is in fact no distinct HP Mini 1100 range, only different SKU versions of the existing Mini 1000 line-up.  An HP representative has informed Crunchgear that the mention of ExpressCard on their support site was "an error" that is being changed.

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HP Mini 1100 netbook specs released, confirm ExpressCard slot

HP Mini 1100 netbook specs released, confirm ExpressCard slot

More information has emerged on the new HP Mini netbooks that recently appeared on the company's support pages.  Four models - the 1133CL, 1135NR, 1140NR and 1141NR - have now got basic spec pages, suggesting that they're all based around the same 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, 60GB hard-drive and 10.1-inch 1024 x 576 display.  As tipped, they also have ExpressCard/54 slots, ideal for 3G modems. 

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OCZ announces a trio of ExpressCard flash-based storages

OCZ announces a trio of ExpressCard flash-based storages

OCZ rolls out a trio of ExpressCard Storage solution in the capacities of 8GB, 16Gb and 32GB configuration. The Slate series flash drives are compatible with Expresscard 34 standard, fit snugly inside your laptop and also works with the ubiquitous USB thanks to a secondary connection via an integrated mini-USB port.

32GB flash based storage is ok but slightly small in comparing to nowadays’ USB thumb drives. Additionally, the specification of maximum read and write sequential speed at 18MB/s and 12.5MB/s respectively are not that impressive either. If you hate the idea of an external drive, USB thumb drive or burning data into optical disks; the Slate series ExpressCard drive is always an option. Price and availability have not yet been announced.

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