ultraportable

Acer Ferrari One Ultraportable Upgrading to AMD Ontario Processor Later This Year

Acer Ferrari One Ultraportable Upgrading to AMD Ontario Processor Later This Year

First unveiled in September of last year, and made official in December, the Ferrari-branded Acer ultraportable may have stood out due to its luxurious branding, but it quickly ended there. Tucked away inside was a 1.2GHz AMD Athlon processor. And while that may have been all well and good at the time, things are getting a bit more advanced, and faster, and with branding like Ferrari, you'd hope that your portable mini-notebook would do the same.

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Toshiba Libretto W100: build good, battery bad, geek-cred off the chart [Video]

Toshiba Libretto W100: build good, battery bad, geek-cred off the chart [Video]

Toshiba's Libretto W100 flew off Amazon's shelves when it went on sale earlier this week, with the retailer already confirming that its initial stock is exhausted.  So, how exactly are the first customers liking the dual-touchscreen clamshell?  Jenn over at Pocketables knows her stuff when it comes to ultraportables, and she seems pretty blown away by the W100 - that's despite only 4hrs runtime with the bloated extended battery, laggy screen rotation and an uncertain target market.

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Toshiba Libretto W100 sells out at Amazon

Toshiba Libretto W100 sells out at Amazon

Just two days after officially going on sale in the UK via Amazon, the Toshiba Libretto W100 dual-screen ultraportable has sold out.  Priced at $1,100 (for the W105-L251 model with no integrated 3G) and admittedly only available in "limited numbers", the Libretto W100 obviously proved appealing to a subset of cash-rich users who liked the look of two 7-inch capacitive touchscreens.

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Toshiba Libretto W100 import gets video unboxing & review

Toshiba Libretto W100 import gets video unboxing & review

Toshiba's Libretto W100 is an exceedingly expensive way to get dual LCD touchscreens in a clamshell device, so you'll forgive us if we pay close attention to early unboxing reports to see if its worth the $1,400+ importers are currently asking.  Wow Pow grabbed one of Conics early units and subjected it to a three-part video unboxing and review, which you can watch after the cut.

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Toshiba Libretto W100 Heading to Japan on August 11th

Toshiba Libretto W100 Heading to Japan on August 11th

While everyone was busy dreaming about the Microsoft Courier, Toshiba was already hard at work on one -- and one they actually planned to release. And while initial thoughts on the device have been all over the place on the Internet, the Libretto W100 does indeed do one thing very well: it's a good way to get your Courier needs placated, because you can't have the Courier. If you're in Japan, or if you're willing to take a few flights to get their, then be happy to know that the dual-screen tablet is landing on those shores August 11th.

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11.6″ MacBook Air refresh tipped for September, plus clickwheel-free iPod nano

11.6″ MacBook Air refresh tipped for September, plus clickwheel-free iPod nano

Apple's now venerable MacBook Air currently languishes as the notebook most in need of an update, and so it comes as little surprise to hear that just such a refresh may be imminent.  According to BMO analyst Keith Bachman, Apple's supply chain is ramping up for what he believes to be a September launch; interestingly, he also expects the new MacBook Air to start off significantly cheaper than the current model's $1,499 base price.

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ASUS Bamboo U33 and U53 notebooks pack Core i5 and NVIDIA Optimus

ASUS Bamboo U33 and U53 notebooks pack Core i5 and NVIDIA Optimus

ASUS UK have outed a pair of new notebooks in their Bamboo series, with the U33 and U53 both clad in a mixture of brushed aluminum and "smoky-brown" bamboo.  The 13.3-inch U33 and 15.6-inch U53 each get an Intel Core i5-430M processor paired with NVIDIA Optimus graphics, automatically switching between a GeForce 310M 1GB GPU and integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics.

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Lenovo axing ThinkPad X300/X301 ultraportables?

Lenovo axing ThinkPad X300/X301 ultraportables?

Lenovo apparently plans to kill off their ThinkPad X300 and X301 ultraportables, in the Chinese market at least, in favor of 14-inch models like the T410s.  That's according to Think Account Marketing Director Wang Liping at Lenovo, who cites underwhelming CPU and GPU performance in comparison to the similarly slender T400s and T410s as the main reason for the notebooks' demise.

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Acer and ASUS freezing netbook/ultra-thin releases over Atom N550 uncertainty?

Acer and ASUS freezing netbook/ultra-thin releases over Atom N550 uncertainty?

If you've held off from buying a netbook because there always seems to be a new model - and a price cut - just around the corner, now might be the time to buy. Acer and ASUS are reportedly freezing netbook releases until around mid-August, according to DigiTimes' market sources, to clear their inventory in the face of the incoming Atom N550 processor.  However, Intel's pricing for the new chip - and their uncertain plans for the Celeron processor range - are prompting uncertainty.

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HP Pavilion dm1z Neo-based ultraportable quietly debuts

HP Pavilion dm1z Neo-based ultraportable quietly debuts

A new HP 11.6-inch ultraportable, the Pavilion dm1z series, has gone up for sale at the company's estore, based on AMD's Neo processors and offering up to 7hrs of battery life.  The HP Pavilion dm1z is a variant of the dm1 updated with AMD Vision technology back in May; it has up to 5GB of DDR3 memory, up to 500GB HDD/128GB SSD, and optional mobile broadband.

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Viliv N5 priced: $649 from July 19th

Viliv N5 priced: $649 from July 19th

Importer Dynamism has announced pricing and availability for the Viliv N5 MID, which will begin shipping in the US from July 19th 2010.  The compact clamshell - which has a 4.8-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen, Intel Atom 1.3GHz Z520 processor and 32GB SSD - will be available in two configurations, differentiated by integrated 3G.

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Fujitsu LifeBook TH700 convertible dual-mode tablet PC quietly outed

Fujitsu LifeBook TH700 convertible dual-mode tablet PC quietly outed

Fujitsu's latest consumer tablet PC has emerged quietly, showing up this weekend on the company's estore.  The Fujitsu LifeBook TH700 kicks off at $1,099 and has a 12.1-inch dual-mode display - that reacts both to multitouch finger gestures and an active stylus for more precise input - together with an Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and a DVD burner.  There's also a 320GB HDD, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and Intel HD graphics with an HDMI output.

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