Hannspree release not-unusual looking netbook


Despite our predictions Hannspree’s first foray into the netbook market isn’t a feat of unique design, it’s simply another netbook to add to the ever increasing pile.

In fact, What Laptop claim that it is “effectively a rebranded MSI Wind”.

The imaginitavley named Hannsnote can be yours for £260. It boasts a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of memory and a 160GB HDD. It also has a 1.3-megapixel webcam, Bluetooth and, of course, 802.11n Wi-Fi.

There’s a three-in-one card reader built in as well as three USB ports. The six-cell lithium-ion battery will provide five hours of life according to its makers.

It’s available in both “glossy pearl black” and “glossy pearl white” which, sadly seem a bit boring compared to some of Hannspree’s previous conceptions.

I, for one, would like to have seen a netbook shaped like an elephant for example.

(via Register Hardware)

UPDATED: HANNspree gets involved in the netbook market


The maker of weird and wonderful monitors, TVs and assorted tech, HANNspree, has announced its plans to get involved in the old netbook game. ‘Ardest game in the world, that is.

The Taiwan based company is promising to use their “expertise in unique design and quality display manufacturing to create, what we believe, will be the new fashion accessory for the modern gadget lover that demands style”. Not sure if that means making a computer that looks like a hamburger or not. That’s as specific as they’ve got on looks.

What they have told us is that it’ll have a 10″ LCD display, a full size keyboard, a 1.3MP Webcam, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’ll also come with a 6-cell battery, weigh 1.2kg and cost just £289, and that sounds like a bit of a bargain to me, provided as it doesn’t look too silly. I’m intrigued, and so should you be.

Updated: I stand utterly corrected. It appears to be called the HANNSnote and it’ll be available in a comparatively conservative look in both black and white rather like these ones:



Asus Eee PC 1000HE Review:

HANNspree HT09: 28-inch full high definition LCD TV


HANNspree is pretty pleased with itself as it boasts one of the few 28 inch widescreen LCD TVs on the market.

Though the TV boasts full HD credentials, both analogue and digital tuners, two HDMI and two SCART inputs, and teletext, there’s still something a bit “computer monitor” about this silver-edged screen.

Full HD it may be, but it has a 16:10 aspect ratio (1,920 x 1,200 resolution) rather than the standard 16:9 of most branded HDTVs. That means black bars at the top and bottom of standard widescreen material, or picture stretching. The additional vertical resolution makes it great for hooking up to a PC via VGA or DVI, though…

HANNSpree launches HT11 19-inch HD ready digital TV


HANNSpree has announced its HT11 19-inch HD ready digital TV, promoting it as an ideal second telly for the bedroom, kitchen, or study.

The 19-inch screen size coupled with 170 degree viewing angle offers a decent solution when it can be hard to place a TV in a smaller room.

It’s HD ready, and while its 1,280 x 1,024 resolution isn’t going to display full 1080p if connected to a Blu-ray player, at this size that doesn’t really matter…