Archos brings us UMPCS for all!
Normally known for their super-swish PMPs, Archos has announced a range of ultra-mobile companions today running from the 9″ tablet we say this morning to a 13″ large netbook/small notebook type thing.
I think it’s time for some new computer size definitions. Any ideas anyone?
Click on the first one below to see all the rest. CLICK NOW!
Archos 9 Windows 7-based mini PC out in September
Queston: When does a media tablet become a mini PC?
Answer: When it’s an Archos 9.
Another year, another two inches and a Windows 7 platform for everyone’s favourite PMP. The Archos 9 sounds more like a netbook with its Intel Atom Z515 800/1200Mz CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 120GB HDD and other assorted capped up letters. In fact, it basically is, minus the keyboard.
Word has it the 8.9″ display is multi-touch with a nice new Li-polymer battery for maximum power efficiency. Connectivity-wise it’s got all you could need with 3G, ‘tooth 2.1, Ethernet and Wi-Fi, and the whole thing weighs under 800g; stereo speakers, a VGA out and 1.3-megapixel webcam and that’s about your lot.
It should be available early autumn for 500€. Not cheap but then these things never are.
UPDATE: Just received the official on this and it also has a DVB-T tuner and will be followed by a 12″ version in 2010.
Archos (via UMPC portal)
Archos 7 preview:
Asus Airo foldable laptop gets price and date
I’m rather gobsmacked this morning to read that Asus is actually going to release their origami-inspired foldable laptop, the Airo, later this year. There was little said about either it or the dual screened shared notebook concepts…
CES 2009: Video close-up of the Sony Vaio P Series
If the talk this year at CES 2009 has been about any one piece of hardware, it’s been the Sony Vaio P Series non-netbook UMPC. We’d be doing you a serious diservice if we hadn’t sent Susi down to take a closer, more camcodered look at the the full size keyboard, 8″ LCD really expensive machine. So, we did…
More netbook competition on its way as Ubuntu embraces ARM processors
A version of Ubuntu, the popular Linux distribution, will be developed for the ARMv7 processor, Canonical announced last week.
This could bring to market netbooks and other portable devices based on the more energy-efficient ARM processors, and challenge both Intel and AMD.
The Ubuntu Linux netbook version will be officially available from April next year. ARM processors are already used in mobile phones such as the iPhone and G1…
Ubuntu Mobile: Canonical create Ubuntu mini-me
A pre-release version of another flavour of Ubuntu has been released by the developers, and the first screenshots have begun to appear online. Ubuntu Mobile is more or less what it sounds like – Ubuntu customised for use on so-called “Ultra-mobile PCs”, UMPCs for slightly-shorter…
Whoever owns the Commodore brand is getting in on the Netbook scene, with the UMMD 8010/F
Honestly, my dad’s got a Netbook coming out this Autumn. He’s pitching it against my mum’s, which is simply a lower-spec version of the one my sister put out last year.
The point is, everyone’s releasing bloody mega-portable Eee PC-alikes these days – even companies we all thought had long since stopped existing. Like Commodore here, with its all-new UMMD 8010/F, a netbook featuring pretty much what we’ve come to expect from one of these new wave mini laptops. Brace yourselves, the technical specifications paragraph is coming up next…
IFA 2008: Wibrain UMPC with everthing you'd want from a netbook
If ever there was a product to split the public, the Wibrain UMPC is it. The 526g block packs a serious punch with a 1.33GHz Atom processor, 1GB of DDR RAM, a rather neat 1024×640 4.8″ TFT touchscreen and, frankly, you can’t really argue with that…
IFA 2008: LG announces the X110 netbook
Netbooks are just too big a business for companies to walk away from these days and LG is the latest to be lured into the market with the upcoming launch of the LG X110 sub-notebook as announced at IFA today…
Lenovo IdeaPad U8: Mobile Internet Device
If you love the idea of easy-to-use mobile internet, but you don’t want to, or can’t invest in an iPhone or iPod touch, then you’re pretty much screwed. Sorry. But there might be some light on the horizon, thanks to Lenovo…