Having recently talked about Current Cost’s latest energy efficiency monitor system, the ENVI, we’d just like to post some photos of the one which we received just before the weekend. If you’re from the UK, you will know that our government highly recommends the use of monitors like these in every household. Though the ENVI only monitors electricity and not a combination of both power and gas, we’re keen on testing it out over the next few days and provide you with some of our thoughts on what its like.
Having achieved the world’s smallest PC title with the first generation Fit-PC, CompuLab have been making good progress with its second gen Fit-PC2. This time, the Fit-PC2 has been boasted with Intel’s Atom processor, making it another Acer Aspire Revo competitor. As you can imagine, the latest Fit-PC2 carries on with its predeccesor’s tiny build. Equipped with Atom Z530 1.6GHz or Z510 1.1GHz processor and Intel’s US15W SCH chipset as well as GMA500 integrated graphics.
The Fit-PC2 has 1GB of RAM, a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive bay and a miniSD card slot. Also included is a HDMI HD output port. Connectivity wise, the Fit-PC2 isn’t bad at all. In addition to ethernet LAN, there is also built-in WiFi 802.11g which is exactly what we all like in a proper nettop. There is no doubt CompuLab have created yet another thoughtfully designed Fit-PC. Continue reading »
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Although I’m not certain how many will Apple fans will appreciate and support this idea but it seems Hardmac, the English-language version of France’s MacBidouille thinks the iPhone maker will soon be putting up a new line up of iPod Touch and iPod Nano players later this September with a camera like that of the iPhone.
Yes a camera can be handy from time to time, but this isn’t really a function thats popular among portable music players. You can also argue that there aren’t many users with iPods that don’t also have a mobile phone with a camera.
We’re very jealous, the folks over at Pocket-Lint recently got to play with the Acer Aspire Revo nettop which should already be out in the shops near you (since 5th of May). The Aspire Revo nettop is unique as its one of the first of its class to be equipped with new Nvidia ION chips allowing its Intel Atom powered core to display 1080p footage as well as playing games in 3D.
As you will see in the pictures, if you opt for the third option with a pricetag of £299.99 (options here). You’ll get to mount your Aspire Revo onto the back of your PC monitor using its VESTA mount and receive a wireless bar shaped game pad (will cost about £50 on its own) which looks much like that of the Wii’s.
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This is definitely the world’s first. The Spanish technology company iUnika announced last week a series of lightweight and eco-friendly netbooks. While it must be admitted that these are not suited for those keen on gaming, the GYY netbooks would just about do everything else the average user requires.
To hit the European market this summer, in June. The netbooks come with a low energy demanding 400MHz CPU, 128MB of RAM, an 8-inch screen a max resolution of 800×400 and a 64GB SSD drive. Although the iUnika GYY netbooks don’t seem to be capable of pushing out much juice, one thing is for sure, it does have quite a large capacity of memory for a netbook.
We will still need to confirm whether this will be a Japan exclusive. But for 398,000 Yen (that’s €3080, £2758 or $4180) the latest in technology 19.5mm x 25.5mm Toshiba Dynabook SS RX2/WAJ sports a Core 2 Duo SU9400 (1.40GHz) processor, 3GB of RAM, Intel GS45 Express, DVD Super Multi and a 12.1” WXGA LCD and a 512 GB SSD (may be that’s what the price is for?). Of course, along with this price tag you will also get WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, etc. According to Toshiba, this massive 512 GB SSD runs eight times faster than a 5400rmp 2.5” HDD.