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Akoya Mini E1210 finally coming to Aldi stores

Aldi stores are now busy promoting the Akoya Mini E1210. Akoya E1210 was announced at IFA 2008 and it was then announced that the Aldi stores would be selling it. Now, here is the price: just £272! That is it!

Here comes the boring part. It is just-another-MSI-wind-clone.

Product Specifications

  • Intel® Atom™  Processor 1.6GHz
  • Windows® XP Home Edition (includes SP3/OEM version)
  • 10-inch widescreen display
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 160 GB Hard Drive
  • High Bandwidth Draft-n Wireless LAN
  • Stereo loudspeakers
  • Integrated Webcam with Microphone.

I was not able to get any information on the battery supplied.

For those of you who don’t know about Aldi: It is a (discount) supermarket.

Aldi link | Product homepage

Fujitsu Amilo Mini gets a Product page

The much awaited Fujitsu Amilo Mini gets it’s product page and official specifications.

Here are the specifications of Fujitsu Amilo Mini:

  • Intel® Atom™ N270 low-power processor
  • genuine Windows® XP Home Edition
  • 8.9-inch WSVGA display (non-glare)
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (shared memory)
  • 60 or 80 GB hard disk capacity
  • 1 GB memory
  • Integrated 1.3 Mpixel webcam and digital array microphone for easy video telephony
  • Integrated WLAN, LAN and Bluetooth®
  • Interfaces: VGA, USB 2.0, ExpressCard (34 mm), 4-in-1 card reader, 2x audio
  • Special Features: long battery runtime (about 4 hours depending on usage), silent mode function
  • Weight: ~ 1 kg
  • Additional accessories: clip-on covers with different colors, external optical disc drive with Nero software suite (via USB 2.0), 6 cell battery

So, that's a UMPC?! It's a netbook!

Well, there has been a lot of confusion regarding all these technology terms. Myriad of such terms have come up and they’ve literally confused us so much. Don’t they?

Strange thing is that they sometimes look like contradicting themselves. The terms ultra-portables and mini-notebooks sometimes get tough to differentiate between. Don’t they?

Well, here is my take on those terms..

Subnotebook: very small in size when compared to a normal notebook. Max 8.9″ screen size. Devices like HP 2133 live in this category. They do not posses a touch screen

Ultra portable notebook: little larger than Subnotebook but still smaller than the normal laptops. Devices having 10-12″ screens reside in this category and they do not posses digitizers(either soft or hard). Example: Lenovo U110. Again, they don’t posses the touch screen

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