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News Week of December 7, 2008

Gigabyte's M192 nettablet

Gigabyte's new M912, on the other hand, is as close to a true original as any netbook we've seen. Like most popular netbooks, the M912 sports a 1.6GHz Atom processor paired with a 945GSE chipset and mechanical storage. The system also features an 8.9" screen, but unlike most contenders in the market, it has a relatively high 1280x768 display resolution. There's more to this screen than just extra pixels, too. You see, it's a touchscreen—one that swivels and folds flat, transforming the M912 from a netbook into an, er, nettablet.

Tablet PCs are nothing new, of course, but they've always been a little too expensive to really catch on among mainstream consumers. The M912 should have an edge on that front thanks to its low-cost Atom underpinnings, and with a subnotebook form factor, it's also more portable than the average tablet PC.  (Source: Geoff Gasior, The Tech Report)


Posted Thursday, December 11, 2008 by ChrisD
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Motion Tablet PCs Certified on Australia’s Largest 3G Network

Motion’s Range of Tablet PCs Awarded Certification on the Telstra Next G (850 Mhz) Network, Using the Sierra Wireless Module

Motion Computing®, a leader in mobile computing and wireless communications, announced today that its semi-rugged LE1700 Tablet PC, C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant (MCA) and rugged F5 Tablet PC have been certified on the Telstra Next G™ wireless network. Now with the enhanced capability of continuous connectivity on the Next G network, mobile workers can be confident in staying connected in more places.

“It’s long been our objective to have Motion Tablet PCs certified for use on the Telstra 3G network”

The Telstra Next G network is more than 100 times larger than any other 3G network in Australia, covering 99 percent of the Australian population.

“It’s long been our objective to have Motion Tablet PCs certified for use on the Telstra 3G network,” said Brett Gross, Motion’s Regional Manager for Australia and New Zealand. “Motion now has the only slate tablet PCs which have completed and passed Next G network testing, enabling mobile professionals that work in the most remote regions to rely on a trusted communications network to carry out their jobs effectively and efficiently.”

These new devices are already enabling Telstra to explore a range of exciting opportunities amongst their Enterprise and Government customers, particularly in areas such as health, mining, utilities and construction where highly mobile and remote workforces would welcome the benefits of ongoing connectivity in a highly mobile device. Motion tablets are highly specialized for mobile professionals throughout these industries and now Motion users can rely on Telstra’s extensive network to enable ongoing connectivity in the field.

“I am confident that Motion and Telstra working in partnership can go a long way to deliver greater mobility and improved performance to mobile workers,” added Gross.

For more information about Motion and its unique line of tablet PCs visit http://www.motioncomputing.com.au/.   (Source: Press Release)


Posted Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by ChrisD
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Mod turns Eee PC into tablet PC

Although Aeeeris is only a small business, the company is making some big waves in the computing world with its low-cost modification kit.

Available for 700, 701, 701SD and 702 Eee PCs, the Aeeeris Tablet Conversion Kit has been available to buy online for a while, but the company has made the tech more desirable to non-modders by adding an Eee PC faceplate to the kit.  (Source: TechRadar.com)


Posted Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by ChrisD
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Users Voice Their Opinions About the Fujitsu LifeBook T5010

The topic of today's "User Opinions" article is the Fujitsu LifeBook T5010 Tablet PC. The T5010 has moved right up the list on our Most Popular Tablet PCs list since its release a few months back. Fujitsu hit the nail on the head this year with the T5010 because users seem to enjoy it and its 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo processor and active digitizer.

Some users have commented on the pros and cons of the T5010, which we would like to share with you. The opinions are chosen based on the value of the information (in our opinion) to our readers. We don't necessarily pick only the "positive" opinions or only the "negative" opinions. We pick the opinions that we believe will be most helpful to you as you shop for and compare Tablet PCs.  (Source: TabletPCReview.com)


Posted Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by ChrisD
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HP smarter about its latest TouchSmart

Rushing to get in on the trend toward all-in-one computers, HP last year started selling a desktop PC with a touchscreen. Called the TouchSmart, it was cool and worked well, but was heavy, bulky and — we can be honest with each other, yes? — downright ugly. I liked it better than the tx1000, but HP could have done better.

And, a year later, they have. The product has been completely revamped, streamlined and updated. As a result, the next-generation TouchSmart PC is one of my favorite all-in-one Windows-based PCs. It still could use some tweaks, but it’s a very impressive system.  (Source: Dwight Silverman, Houston Chronicle)


Posted Wednesday, December 10, 2008 by ChrisD
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