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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Toshiba's AC100 Android Netbook

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Toshiba Laptops & Netbooks" @ 02:30 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/21/...on-a-1ghz-tegr/

"For starters, this super slim smartbook runs Android 2.1 on a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 250 SoC (built around a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor) capable of about 8 hours of browsing and video playback (and 7 days standby) before needing a recharge. It's also packing a 32GB SSD, 512MB of DDR2 memory, 802.11n WiFi, optional 3G data, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, and an HDMI jack beneath that 10.1-inch 1,024 x 600 pixel display."

I'd be curious to see how Android scales to a netbook. I'm really happy with it on my phone, but I'm not sure the experience would fit a netbook/laptop very well. But if it handles the apps that most people use netbooks for and offers great portability and battery life, the platform might gain some traction. Rumors have this priced in the upper end of the netbook arena.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Toshiba's Mini NB250

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Toshiba Laptops & Netbooks" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/17/...-nb250-netbook/

"The new Mini NB250 boasts a typical 1,024 x 600 resolution backlit LED, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 CPU, integrated GMA 3150 graphics, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 250GB hard drive. It's also packing three USB ports, a multicard reader and a webcam, plus 802.11 b/g/n wireless, Ethernet and Bluetooth. It comes with a three-cell battery standard, but there's an optional six-cell which will purportedly get you around eight and a half hours of life."

At $299 the Toshiba NB250 looks like a solid entry at the value end of the netbook line. I'd like to see the bottom end get a slight upgrade in screen resolution, but other than that, most of the other upgrades to the higher end models, I can live without.


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