Everex 10.2-inch WiMAX Cloudbook ultraportable coming!

Everex are planning to take on the ASUS Eee PC 1000-series with a new 10.2-inch budget ultraportable notebook, according to sources at the company’s manufacturing partner FIC.  The leak suggests that the devices will include 3G WWAN connectivity with WiMAX an option; a decision on processor has obviously not been made, as both Intel’s Atom or a rival from VIA’s stable have been mentioned.  It will be joined by new 8.9-inch ultraportables, adding WiMAX to the Cloudbook range.

The 10.2-inch model is expected to have a 1024 x 600 display with LED backlighting, up to 2GB of RAM and a 1.3-megapixel webcam.  Connectivity is via two USB ports, an express card slot and 4-in-1 memory card reader, as well as WiFi b/g and HSDPA & HSUPA WWAN.  It measures in at 263 x 185 x 32mm and weighs 1.2kg, and while FIC would not discuss pricing they did suggest it could be subsidized by wireless providers. Continue reading “Everex 10.2-inch WiMAX Cloudbook ultraportable coming!”

All-in-one touchscreen Eee PC ETP1602 specifications, perfect cheap iMac clone?

Funny as the title sounds, but according to the rumors, this thing will cost around $500 which is about one fourth of what iMac retails at. We also have full All-in-one touchscreen Eee PC ETP1602 specs:

Intel Atom processor (1.6GHz/533MHz FSB/512K Cache)
1 GB DDR2 667 RAM
160 GB SATA II 5400rpm hard drive
Graphics Card: Shared Graphics (128MB)
Windows XP Home (SP3)
15.6″ (16:10 Wide Panel) touchscreen
Graphics: Shared Graphics (128MB)
Webcam: 1.3 Mega Pixel
Mirophone: Digital Array Microphone
Audio Chips: 2 x 4W Hifi Speaker + SRS
Communication: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
WLAN: WiFi 802.11b/g/n
IO Side Ports: Memory card slot (SD/SDHC/MS/MS Pro) / USB ports x 2
IO Rear Ports: Audio Ports x 3 (Microphone, Line in & Line Out) / USB ports x 4 / Gigabit LAN port
Ships with: StarOffice, Adobe Reader 8.0, Norton Internet Security (90 day trial version), Express Gate, Skype, Eee Memo, SoftStyles, Eee Cam and Eee Cinema

all in one eee pc

This may look like a rip-off of the iMac, but, hey this is an EEE PC. What does that means? = CHEAP! Play.com is selling this all in one EEE PC for mere 400 pounds.

ASUS EEE PC: whole concept out of control?

Now, I’m going to whine about the new 904s. ASUS had no competitors in the begining of this NetBook market. But, that is not the scenario now. It is a cut-throat competion and ASUS are in panic now. 901s have not even been made avaliable around the world.

First came the ASUS EEE PC 70x series. It was a huge success. Cheap and portability were it’s chief keywords.

Now, design engineers at ASUS are loosing sight of the whole EEE PC concept. Why all of a sudden am I saying all this? Continue reading “ASUS EEE PC: whole concept out of control?”

Article: Making your EEE PC 701 experience better

So, you got the EEE 701 netbook real cheap. Now, this article is for the people who’ve installed windows XP on their device and want to make the overall experience with their EEE better.


EEE 701 users will find the WVGA resolution(800 x  480)  a bit challenge to work with when using some of their standard applications. Fortunately, there are solutions to most of the problems.

1) Astray+: The more I say about this application, the less it would be. This application is just plain fantastic! It lets you change between different resolutions in a breeze. It lets you increase the resolution to 1000 x 600 and even 1024 x 768! This lets you use some of the applications which looked impossible to be used on EEE due to its resolution constraints.

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Installing VS.net on a EEE

I know there are a lot of programmers out there who have their eye on the little EEE as a little programming machine. It is a wide-known fact that it has a great keyboard. Infact, I do most of my blog enteries here via it and my fingers are absolutely fine!

In this post, I’ll explain how to install VS.net on a EEE 701. I’ll be using the 2003 version as that should be “ok” for the amount of processing our little EEE can do.

Please note that all the screeshots given below link to the original images.

As you can see, as soon as you run the setup.exe, you get a warning telling you that VS.net is meant to be run at a resolution of 800 x 600. Pressing ok will continue the resolution, but, you won’t be able to continue ahead. Why? That you’ll see very soon.

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So, that's a UMPC?..no! 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 Continue reading “So, that's a UMPC?..no! It's a netbook!”

What exactly do I use everyday?

I own a custom made desktop. Honestly, I don’t use it much. Why? Answer is silly, but it is because I cannot use it on my bed, toilet(!) etc. Had I bought the EEE before my desktop, it just wouldn’t have been there gathering dust.

So, what do I use in day-to-day life?

What exactly do I use everyday?

So, what do you see in the above pic?

  1. A black Asus EEE non-surf
  2. HTC P4350(herald)
  3. Nokia E61i
  4. Acer Aspire laptop

I use my Asus EEE for programming on-the-go, which may sound odd for many. Frankly speaking, I find the EEE’s keyboard quite spacious when compared to the UMPCs like Fujitsu U810, SONY UX etc. The only one that comes close to EEE’s keyboard and EEE’s size is Kohjinsha’s SH8/SH6(aka Vye S37).

Speed on my laptop is just near to 85 WPM and on EEE, it is 75WPM, which is wonderful for a netbook

Acer, MSI join the Ultra-portable Notebook game

Computer makers Acer and MSI Computer on Tuesday introduced sub-$500 mini-notebooks powered by Intel’s new Atom processor.

The MSI Wind has an 10-inch display and weighs 2.6 pounds. Acer’s Aspire One has an 8.9-inch display and weighs nearly 2.1 pounds. Intel’s 1.6-MHz Atom processor powers both computers.The MSI Wind, which uses the Intel 945 GMS chipset for graphics and other tasks, includes 1 GB of memory, an 80-GB hard drive, a webcam, wifi and bluetooth.

The Windows XP version of the Wind has a manufacturer suggested retail price of $499. A Linux-based model will cost $399.

The Acer Aspire One, which uses Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator 950 chipset, includes an 8.9-inch LED display with the same resolution as the Wind, 512 MB of memory, and Wi-Fi support. The machine does not include Bluetooth support. The machine is available with either Linux or Windows XP. Pricing starts at $379.

So, Asus EEE has even more competitors now. The competition is becoming more fiercer thanks to the very successful Asus EEE 701