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21
JUL
2010

HP confirms that Slate is still kicking, next steps being determined

Engadget reported that, to their surprise, the Win 7 HP Slate is still kicking. HP officially confirmed this morning that the product is still very much in the works. The outfits not sharing much, but a spokesperson from its Personal Systems group did tell us that theyre “in...
30
APR
2010

Hewlett-Packard To Kill Windows 7 Tablet Project

TechCrunch is breaking the news about the death of the yet to be born HP Slate!  Apparently HP just figured out that Windows 7 is not a good OS for a tablet… I guess they looked at what a great user experience Apple offer with the iPad and realized that theirs, based on Win7, was...
20
APR
2010

HP Slate PC – iPad Fear Not

conecti.ca has a hands-on preview of the HP Slate. The verdict: It is far behind the iPad with regard to “Gadget quality” but is a good netbook alternative. Here is the Google translation of the article: Each develops a gadget that Apple does not spare those who come after...
06
JUL
2009

Asus confirms three Eee PC T91 SKUs: base, 3G & multitouch | Netbook Choice

Asus has a lot riding on its first convertible netbook, the 8.9-inch Eee PC T91. It is their first netbook to have a swivel screen that can also be used as a tablet device. We know that several different versions of the T91 are planned, including the 3G-enabled T91GO. We also...
30
JUN
2009

Netbooks to make head start in adopting touch panels, suppliers say

Touch panel makers believe that netbooks will make a head start in adopting touch panels to utilize the Windows 7 operating system (OS), compared to regular notebooks and LCD monitors, according to industry sources. The touch panel makers are basing their prediction on their...
26
JUN
2009

Microsoft to sell Windows 7 on Thumb Drive Media

Image by arneheijenga via Flickr Realizing that the world of Netbook and ultraportable has gone missing a DVD reader Microsoft is thinkering with the idea of selling Windows 7 installation on USB Thumb Drive media. It is about time Microsoft (and I hope Apple) realise that the...
23
JUN
2009

New Intel GMA 500 Driver Improves Video Performance – Portable Monkey

A new Intel driver for Atom netbooks with the US15 chipset (GMA 500 graphics?) has been released and has been tested out on many a Sony Vaio P with noticeable improvements in video viewing, Aero performance (enables 3D acceleration) and web browsing. Works only under Vista and...