Dual Core Atom Processors

Sunday, March 14, 2010 Posted by Faraz Khan 0 comments
According to a french tech blog: PC Inpact Intel may be working on a dual core processor for netbooks, This will definitely be an upgrade to the single cor, weak processors we have today. The netbooks will no longer be a basics only machine but will be capable of running heavy applications. It is also stated that the the dual core processors will be using the Atom N500 naming structure.

Though this may appear to be a rumor only for now but if this were to be released. It will completely change the way netbooks are being marketed. It will definitely find its way on many people's wish list.. mine included ;)

MSI Wind12 U230 AMD Netbooks Now Available in the US

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Posted by Faraz Khan 2 comments
4 moths ago MSI officially announced their new AMD powered netbooks, the MSI Wind12 U230, it's similar to their older U200/U210 but the U230 comes with Windows 7 and is powered by AMD’s new Congo 1.6GHz dual-core processor.

MSI claims that the AMD processors cosume 60% less power than standard notebooks offers 4 hours of battery life. It can also support HD and DX10 cards such as the ATI Radeon HD 3200.

The netbook is now available in the US and can be ordered from all major stores such as amazon and newegg. They are available in 2 different configurations;  The Wind12 U230-033 comes with an AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor and 250GB HDD, whilst the U230-040 comes with the dual-core Athlon X2 L335 processor and 320GB HDD.

All other specifications are the same for both models. Both have a 12.1-inch (1366 x 768) display , 2GB RAM, W7 Home Premium, ATI Radeon and HD3200 graphics, a 1.3MP webcam, 6-cell battery, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), HDMI and a card reader.

Notion Ink Adam First Look Review

Monday, March 1, 2010 Posted by Faraz Khan 0 comments
Last week the Times of India published a video with Rohan Sharavan Notion Ink co-founder who is showing off what is being called a “final” version of what-apples-ipad-should-have-been Adam tablet. This tablet can easily overcome any cheap laptops if marketed properly. The video has some nice close-ups of the unit, but it still doesn’t seem like the production version (and I hope not as part of the screen bezel comes off mid-interview). But this is what the final version should look like in terms of “look and feel” and that the device should launch first in the US in June. He also claims that the device will last for more than 10 hours doing 1080p video output.

Some of its specs are:

The Notion Ink device is due in late June 2010.

1) Pixel Qi screen: 160 hours of battery life in B/W mode.
2) Expansion slots: USB, HDMI and SD card slot.
3) 3.2 MP Swivel Auto Focus Camera.
4) Flash Acceleration
5) Multitouch
6) 3G/Wifi/Bluetooth - AGPS

Will run Android/ Ubuntu / Chrome