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Sharp NJ70A versus Sony VAIO P video boot race

Sharp NJ70A versus Sony VAIO P video boot race

It's Monday morning, so what better way to start the day than with two netbooks most people can't officially buy.  Sharp's Mebius NJ70A is one such device, complete with a touchscreen display in place of a traditional trackpad and Intel's Atom N270 CPU, while the 1.86GHz Sony VAIO P25G has the faster Atom Z540 processor currently unavailable through official channels in the US.  After the cut there's a boot race video, plus more details on that surprisingly clever touchscreen.

Video demo after the cut

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Sharp Memory LCD slashes power draw with persistent-pixels

Sharp Memory LCD slashes power draw with persistent-pixels

Sharp have been wowing with their display technology at the SID conference; their five-color LCD stands to revolutionize accuracy-dependent industries like graphic design, and now they're hoping to do similar things with mobile displays.  The Sharp Memory LCD is intended to drastically cut power requirements of a traditional LCD display by reducing the energy each individual pixel requires to remain in its current state.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 17 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 17 2009

It's been a week of mobile device reviews, along with the Bluetooth accessories that go with them, here at SlashGear, with Samsung's Tocco Ultra S8300 and Instinct S30 showing up for playtime.  We also gave our opinion on the big news in Bluetooth headsets, in the shape of the Plantronics Voyager Pro and the Aliph Jawbone PRIME.  Finally, HTC's Touch Diamond2 flaunted itself in a video unboxing, while the Mophie Juice Pack Air for the iPhone 3G got its review.

Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A netbook with touchscreen trackpad

Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A netbook with touchscreen trackpad

Sharp have been pretty quiet on the netbook front, but that's set to change with the launch of the Sharp Mebius PC-NJ70A next month.  Delivering what many netbook manufacturers find impossible - something unique in the segment - the Mebius PC-NJ70A's special trick is a 4-inch 854 x 480 flush-fitting touchscreen trackpad, which can not only be used for controlling the mouse but as a secondary sub-display.

Video demo after the cut

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