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HP 2133 Mini-Note PC coming with a new Windows XP option

HP 2133 Mini-Note PC coming with a new Windows XP option

The 2133 is still being hyped up and I am sure that a lot of future owners of the machine will be happy to know that your two options aren’t the unfamiliar Linux and the likely slow-booting Vista; you’ll now be able to get Windows XP installed. The reason is quite obvious; XP is loads faster on systems with such limited resources.

Psystar Back Up! Mac clone now called Open Computer instead of OpenMac

Psystar Back Up! Mac clone now called Open Computer instead of OpenMac

A simple name change has Psystar back on their feet selling their cheap desktop computers that are configurable with OS X on them. They’ve also added a new computer to their lineup, the OpenPRO which is available with a lot better case, comes standard with an 8000 series GeForce card and a 10k RPM HDD as well as a couple gigs of RAM.

NVIDIA working on under $45 integrated chipset capable of 36 GFLOPS

NVIDIA working on under $45 integrated chipset capable of 36 GFLOPS

NVIDIA is fighting with everyone in the business, first it was their long time feud with competitor ATI, and then AMD bought them and inherited that beef, now NVIDIA is fighting with Intel claiming they can easily out-perform Intel’s Celeron-based 945 IGP/ICH4 setup. They are also claiming that their system will be the most affordable Vista Premium Certified system available at under $45.

HTC Shift CDMA EV-DO UMPC review

HTC Shift CDMA EV-DO UMPC review

HTC have made a name for themselves with capable, business-friendly smartphones, and when back in March 2007 they first suggested they were turning their hand to the UMPC market there was no shortage of interest. Boasting full Windows Vista support, as well as a cut-down quick-start SnapVue interface for basic tasks, QWERTY keyboard, touchscreen and multiple wireless options, the HTC Shift was hailed by some as likely to be the first decent UMPC. The subsequent journey from announcement to actual launch - a point first estimated for Q3 2007 - has been punctuated by delays, wavering interest and more than a little criticism of how competitive its specs are in light of the latest competition; HTC sent over the new CDMA version of the Shift, complete with Sprint EV-DO support, for SlashGear to see whether time has been kind to the UMPC.

Envision G2219w1 and G917w1 LCDs pushed out the door

Envision G2219w1 and G917w1 LCDs pushed out the door

Both of these displays were made for Windows Vista and adding 19 or 22-inches of real estate to your desktop should look real nice. In fact, they are Windows Vista Premium certified, and they both are HDCP compliant as well.

The 22-inch model has a resolution of 1680x1050 and a contrast ratio of 3000:1, making this my favorite of the two. The 19-inch model has a res of 1440x900 with a contrast ration of 1000:1.

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