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Toshiba NB200 netbook launched

Toshiba has added a new netbook to their range, the NB200. The NB200 will now replace its older model, NB100. Specifications wise, it does NOT sports anything worth taking note of though.

  • 1.6GHz N270/1.66GHz N280 Intel Atom processor
  • Intel 945GSE graphics
  • 160GB hard drive
  • built in WiFi, Bluetooth
  • 3G

It will go on sale in the UK in May for £319 ($464).

Here is its press release:

Toshiba Computer Systems today
announced a new addition to its mini-notebook range with the launch
of the new Mini NB200 – a portable, highly stylish 10.1” laptop
perfectly designed to fit the modern digital lifestyle.
The Mini NB200 is the perfect device for consumers looking for a
stylish and reliable PC. A selection of models are available, with
consumers able to take their pick from a 1.6GHz Intel® Atom®
Processor N270, or the new, more powerful Intel® N280 Atom®
Processor, offering a clock speed of 1.66GHz. Both models also
feature the Intel® 945GSE graphics chipset, and offer more than
enough power for browsing the internet, emailing, running basic PC
applications and enjoying digital media – currently the four most
popular uses for mini notebooks.
A Truly Modern Design
With Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition as standard, the Mini
NB200 offers a new ultra thin platform with a striking new design,
with a unique textured cover to appeal to the most style-conscious of
consumers. The new, near full-size keyboard on the Mini NB200 is
available with a new ‘tiled’ layout to offer cleaner look and feel.
A total of four colour options will also be available, in shades of
brown, black, white and pink1 guaranteeing a design to suit any taste.
The Mini NB200 comes with a 10.1” widescreen TruBrite LED
backlight display (1024×600) providing richer colours and clearer
definition – perfect for browsing the internet. A standard three cell
Pink edition available from Q3 2009
battery offers life of up to four hours, while an upgraded nine cell
variation delivers up to nine hours life from a single charge –
providing maximum working flexibility when operating away from the
mains.
HDD protection
Integrated Hard Disk Drive (HDD) storage of 160GB ensures that
users have extensive storage space available for multimedia content
and personal documents. While the highly portable nature of mini-
notebooks exposes them to the knocks and bumps that are an
inevitable feature of life on the move, the Mini NB200 features a 3D-
accelerometer monitoring system that detects freefalls, shocks and
vibrations and protects the integrated HDD to secure against the loss
of any personal data.
An integrated 0.3MP webcam provides a portable option for online
video and teleconferencing, while connectivity including Bluetooth
and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) allows users to easily connect to the internet
on the move. Three integrated USB 2.0 slots are also included,
providing the ability to plug into any number of external peripherals.
One of the three USB ports also features Toshiba’s innovative Sleep-
and-Charge technology, allowing users to charge mobile phones and
personal media players, even when the mini NB200 is turned off.
As a responsible global corporate citizen, Toshiba ensures that all
laptops are RoHS-compliant, effectively reducing the environmental
impact by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other
hazardous substances. The new Toshiba mini NB200 is ENERGY
STAR® 5.0 ready2.

[via crunchgear]

AT&T Acer Aspire One netbook with built-in 3G now just $80

Whenever netbooks or mobile phones are bundled with subsidized plans, the prices are greatly reduced. Now, the Acer Aspire One netbook, which was the best  seller last year is now available from AT&T at just $80.

This is a pretty good deal for a netbook that still sports pretty impressive specifications:

  • Atom N270 processor
  • 120GB HDD
  • 1GB RAM
  • Windows XP home
  • 8.9-inch screen
  • 1024 x 600 display

However, it comes with just 3-cell battery which will be able to give you just 2 hours of battery life

[via radioshack]

Dell Vostro A90 available at just $349

The Vostro A90 has hit the shores of US with a price tag of $349, which is about nearly 1/3rd of what it costs in Japan. It comes with the usual netbook-ish specifications:

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
  • 1GB RAM
  • Intel GMA 950
  • WiFi
  • 0.3MP webcam
  • 4-cell battery
  • Windows XP home

Interestingly, unlike Dell Mini 9, Dell is not offerening a linux version of it. It should be noted that $349 price tag is for the 8GB SSD model and the 16GB SSD version will cost you $424.

[Dell Vostro A90] [via engadget]

EEE PC T91 for just $549! – ASUS to redefine the price range of Tablets?

Looks like ASUS is really going to make the tablets finally popular among the consumers. Let’s face it, tablets have always been confined to the executives and businessmen. The main reason that the tablets were not received nicely in the consumer market was due to high ‘price’. But, with the $549 price tag, ASUS has hit the sweet spot between functionality and price.

Also, we have heard that ASUS has added few really exciting utilities that are very finger friendly. This is already looking like a winner to me.

Here are full specifications:

Screen: 8.9″ LED Backlight / Resistive Touch Panel
Resolution: 1024 x 600 (WSVGA)
Weight: Under 2 lbs.
Battery: Li-polymer, 5 hours runtime
Processor: Intel Atom Z520 – 1.33GHz
OS: Windows XP Home
Memory: 1Gb (DDR2); 2Gb Maximum
SSD: 16Gb-32GB (TBD)
SD Card: 16Gb Maximum (not included)
Online Storage: 20Gb (free for 18 mos.)
Audio: HD / Stereo Speakers / Digital Array Mic
Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Built-in
Camera: 0.3 Megapixel Built-in
GPS: Built-in (TBD)
3G Module: Optional (TBD/Model specific)
Digital TV Tuner: Built-in (TBD)
Colors: Black, White, Blue, Taupe, Pink (only BLACK will be available initially – other colors may not be available in the US)

[via netbooknews(german)]

Acer Aspire One Netbook (AOD150) now available in US [Netbook]

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Acer has now officially launched the highly awaited Acer Aspire one 103, which is going to be known as Aspire One AOD150 in US. The models are starting from $349.99, which means that Acer is going to follow the same plan which they followed for the original Acer Aspire one, which too was launched at mere $399 last year.

Here are the words directly from the Vice President of Acer America, Sumit Agnihotry,

“The new 10.1-inch Aspire One has something for everyone, whether a business user continuously on-the-go, a young student needing an introductory PC, or tech aficionado seeking a lightweight, secondary device with enduring battery power. Netbooks are an ideal solution for those who want a balance of mobility and productivity for quick and easy access to the Internet and other computing needs.”

Here are the specifications of the new 10.1 Acer Aspire One netbook (once again):

  • Intel® Atom™ Processor N270 (1.60GHz)
  • Windows XP® Home with Service Pack 3
  • 10.1-inch WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD 1024 x 600
  • Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset
  • 1024MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM Single Channel Memory
  • Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • 160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
  • Acer Crystal Eye Web Camera
  • Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • Three USB 2.0 Ports
  • 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh)
  • 2.95 lbs.
  • 10.2” (W) x 8.0” (D) x 1.31” (H)