It's been a while since we've heard anything of ASUS' ebook reader intentions, but according to DigiTimes the company's CEO, Jerry Shen, has confirmed that they plan to have a device on the market by the end of 2009 at the earliest. Slotting into the company's Eee brand of low-priced consumer electronic devices, Shen failed to give suggestions of specifications or pricing for the upcoming reader.
MSI US announced the next generation of all-in-one computing today, the desktop PC called the Wind Top AE2010. The system is upgraded with an AMD Ahtlon X2 Dual Core processor, which provides increased processing power. The Wind Top also comes with a crystal clear 20-inch touch-enabled widescreen display. The display itself is classified with an EPA Energy Star Version 5.0 efficiency rating, which provides customers with a powerful PC, as well as a ridiculously aesthetically pleasing look to it.
MSI have confirmed previous leaks that they are developing a convertible touchscreen netbook that will run Windows 7 on Intel's upcoming Pine Trail chipset. The MSI Wind U150 will take on ASUS' Eee PC T91; however there's some confusion as to when it might arrive. MSI have tipped Pine Trail's official debut as taking place at CES 2010, while Intel maintain that the new Atom processors are on course for a late-2009 release.
With the release of Windows 7 coming up pretty quickly here, we're just like everyone else in hoping that while the Operating System is getting upgraded, the machines running them don't get left in the dust. Thankfully, that doesn't seem to be the case, at least not with MSI, as they move forward and confirm the introduction of the Mobile Core i7. It's not groundbreaking or anything (is there much that is, anymore?), but at least we get something new to look forward in the architecture point of view.
It was only a couple days ago that we outed the upcoming releases from ASUS, which included the Eee Box, where we informed you that the upcoming tech would come stock with a NVIDIA ION GPU. And now, according to an official Eee PC website, that seems to be the exact case. There are some other things that match up really well with that original post, so keep reading to see what this little box has in store for you.
The MSI X-Slim X600 hasn't been a stranger to these parts and neither has the X610, and if you thought those screenshots, reviews, and unboxing videos were just enough to pull you over to the realm of purchasing, then by all means, go right ahead. The MSI has officially gone up for purchase on the mega-online retailer Amazon, with current shipping only to the United States.
MSI have prepared another AMD variant of an existing Intel model, in the shape of the Wind U210. The 12.1-inch thin-and-light notebook is based on the MSI Wind U200, but switches that machine's Intel CULV processor for one from AMD's Yukon range. Two models will kick off the new U210 series, the MSI Wind U210-002 with the AMD Athlon Neo NV-40 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD, and the Wind U210-010 with the same CPU, 2GB of RAM and a 250GB HDD.
ASUS' long-awaited Eee Keyboard could land as early as October, according to DigiTimes' "industry sources", with pricing set to hover in the $400-500 category. It will follow on from a refresh of several of ASUS' Eee-breakaway lines, including a new Eee Top all-in-one and an Eee Box nettop, both of which will use NVIDIA's Ion GeForce 9300M GPU.
It's perhaps a fact of life that with age comes a paunch, but who would've thought the MSI X-Slim X340 would go from toned ultraportable to tubby laptop so quickly? The company have been showing off their updated model, which gets a girth increase thanks to a new, extended 8-cell battery intended to address complaints about poor runtimes.
MSI have pushed out another mainstream notebook, the Bravo EX628, complete with a 16-inch 1,366 x 768 display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor and discrete ATI Mobility Radeon HD4670 graphics. The company are billing the EX628 as a multimedia maven, with its integrated subwoofer and 16:9 aspect display certainly making for a reasonable performer, plus there's a 1080p-capable HDMI port and Blu ray drive.
It may look like MSI's X-Slim X600, but this is actually the company's unannounced X-Slim X610. Ostensibly the same as its early cousin, the X610 differs in switching from Intel's Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor to AMD's 1.6GHz Athlon MV-40 CPU. According to Russian site 3DNews' review, this cheaper processor will hopefully bring down the whole cost of the X610.