Computex: Windows 7 and Android Tablets from MSI, Asus

The future-splosion known as Computex is underway in Taipai, Taiwan this week and in the interest of not inundating Techland with post after post about every single tablet, netbook, and other bits of technological wonderment, I thought I’d include everything in a daily roundup for those of you interested in this kind of stuff. …

Two Minute Video: Do You Want the World’s Lightest Netbook?

Though not technically a netbook — Sony prefers that it be referred to as a “Lifestyle PC” — the almost impossibly small Sony VAIO P features an Intel Atom processor, unbelievably high resolution screen, and a few unique features you won’t find in other netbooks.

Here’s a quick first look before it comes out this June. …

Intel to Allow New Dual Core Atom CPUs in Larger Netbooks

Silly though that headline may sound, manufacturers who wish to sell netbooks with screens larger than 10 inches have had to swap out the made-for-netbooks Atom N-series processors with either Z-series chips, made for mobile internet devices and smaller tablets, or even cram a D-series desktop Atom processor into a netbook, as ASUS has …

Acer to Show Off Chrome OS Computers in Early June?

VentureBeat is reporting that “Acer will launch Chrome OS devices at the Computex Taipei show, which will be held from June 1 to June 5.” That’s according to “multiple sources,” though it’s not to say that the “launch” will mean that the devices will be available for purchase in June. I have a feeling Acer won’t be the …

AMD Bumps Notebook Battery to 8 Hours, Updates Desktop CPUs

AMD is finding its way further into the ultrathin, long battery life notebook arena with its recently announced 2010 “Vision” series CPUs. The line be available “in sleek and affordable notebooks that can deliver up to eight hours of battery life” while scoring “50% better than a comparable Intel-based system with Nvidia …

Sony Adds Trackpad, New Colors to VAIO P Ultraportables

Sony’s VAIO P series is kind of in a category of its own. At 1.4 pounds with a 1600×768 resolution 8-inch screen, the computer packs netbook features into a tiny body while commanding a very non-netbook price tag of $800.

What you get for your money, though, is one of the most portable computers available. Sony’s newest revision to

HP Announces Updated Envy Series Notebooks

Hewlett Packard has unveiled its updated line of Envy notebooks, with the big draw being the 14-inch Envy 14 priced at just under $1,000. The computer measures an inch thick and weighs 4.4 pounds, which is pretty good for a machine with a 14-inch screen.

It’s actually a 14.5-inch screen for those of you keeping score, and HP is …

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