Monday, September 29, 2008

32BG SSD on Dell Mini 9

Click to see the video

ATTO test on compressed OS drive: ( Dell uses compression?! )

Note that ATTO is giving 10 times better results as the compression was on.

Testing more right now ... will take some time to disable the compression..

UPDATE: here are the results without the compression

..and again looking at the write speeds where the bottle neck is, I would recommend SLC ones.

Even the STEC has good read speed, XP feels slow and laggy with it.. way slower on use than Eee 901 etc.

Get yours from MDD

Uboxing Dell Mini 9

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Details, News and Links for Dell Mini 9

Dell Mini 9 in da house!

Unboxed, video uploading.. Going live tonight at 20:00 CET

Details, News and Links for Dell Mini 9

Live Broadcast tonight at 20:00 CET

Hosts: Steve and jkk Starring: Gigabyte M912M and Dell Mini 9... ( with a bonus )
... and all other UMPCs and netbooks

Show is over. Thanks all for joining!

Mean while you can get into the Dell Mini 9 specs and Gigabyte M912M details

Jump to live broadcast..

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Liliputing joins jkkmobile and UMPCPortal team

Product Pages is the best database to find information about mobile computing. Now it will be even better..

Continue reading..

Liliputing is joining us with their netbook expertise and will be entering netbook device information and links to important news items. With Liliputing, jkkmobile and UMPCPortal working together we’ll be able to continue to offer one of the best resources on the Internet for consumer research in the MID, UMPC and Netbook product categories.

About 100,000 people visit the product database every month where they view over 160 devices, a huge database of links to hand-picked news items, links to important videos, pricing information, user feedback and statistical information. With this partnership, the database has already grown to over 200 products and a sharp increase in visitor numbers is expected which will help generate revenue that can be put back into developing even more features for the database. Let us know what features you want to see in the database and we’ll add them to the to-do list.

We’re already talking to other potential partners and expects to make a further announcement soon. Again, product coverage will widen and customers will get even more detail about their favorite products.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ultra Mobile Podcast no. 20, part 1 of 2

Welcome to listen Ultra Mobile Podcast no. 20, part 1 of 2. Join me, Steve and Sascha talking about Ultra Mobility.

On the podcast: Benq S6, The Fujitsu U2010 and a good discussion about why we should all get behind Ubuntu Mobile

Click here download it [ mp3, 37:26 ]

Friday, September 26, 2008

Gigabyte M912 shipping. Future models in works

Netbook with convertible touch screen..

Continue reading..

MobilX has 3 models now in stock and the best news is that the M912M has LED backlight.

Gigabyte was also interviewed by PC Watch where future models were revealed:

10.2 inch touch screen version with bigger keyboard coming at Q1 2009

6 cell batteries for the current models are shipping soon.

Get yours from MobilX

PC watch interview [ translated ]

Details, News and Links for Gigabyte M912

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ubuntu Mobile on Asus Eee PC 901

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If i only could get touch and wifi to work.. and install it fully..

These are the drivers for touch controller on Eee PCs ( modded ones )

Jump to Ogra’s blog to get the image

PCIE to ZIF adapter for Eee PC 901

Yep, with this you can put 1.8 inch HDD or SSD to your Eee PC

Click here to see more

Like I said, still some time to wait, but i will report as soon it's available...

UPDATED: I got pile of emails asking if the other adapter works on 901.. answer is no. It is set as master so you can't use it with internal SSD.

UPDATED: someone copied it and is selling it now

UPDATED: ..and on Ebay

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ubuntu Mobile for netbooks and UMPCs

Touch enabled linux for mobile use!!

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" The second image which i’m proud to announce today is the new gnome based ubuntu-mobile image that is targeting the bigger MIDs from 7-9″. This image is a first try and supposed to be the base for a well working touchscreen centric gnome mobile desktop on 1024×600 screens. "

Testing started here too... prepare for videos..

Jump to Ogra’s blog

Thanks Steve

HP Mini Note to get VIA Nano cpu and other upgrades

Nano netbooks coming in January...

Continue reading...

Sascha is reporting that we will see the first VIA Nano based devices in CES at January..
.. and that one of the first devices is HP Mini note.

As HP has been showing this red netbook ( hope it won't stay red ) and as it should be available in Q1 2009 it all matches nicely.. and as a added bonus, S3 Graphics has just announced their Chrome 400 Ultra Low Power graphics processor.

We have seen S3 on many VIA based devices so there is high possibility that we will see VIA Nano + S3 netbooks pretty soon..

Thanks Sascha

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bill Gates sending UMPCs to libraries

Continue reading..

" The Nebraska Library Commission is proud to announce that the following 48 Nebraska public libraries have been awarded WiFi Connectivity Grants, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Each library will be receiving a Linksys WiFi Router and a Dell laptop or Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC. "

Nebraska Library Commission Blog

Pictures at Flickr

Details, News and Links for Samsung Q1 Ultra

How-to: 3G HSDPA to Fujitsu U2010 / U820 / U/B50N UMPC

Click to see the video

Novatel Wireless EU850D 3G mini card at Mobilx

Details, News and Links for Fujitsu U2010 / U820 / U/B50N

Monday, September 22, 2008

Setting up Fujitsu U2010 / U820 / U/B50N UMPC

1280 X 800 on 5.6 inch screen needs some work...

Click to see the video

That's a screen shot of my browser settings.

Details, News and Links for Fujitsu U2010 / U820 / U/B50N

Dual core Atom on netbook?

I know there are people waiting to to get one...


Continue reading...

... but it will not happend.

Intel has been talking about dual core Atom and always saying it's for nettops.

It has 8w TDP compared to 2.5w on N270 so it gives about 25% less battery life on the current netbooks.

But that's not all:

I just got info that Intel will not let oems to use it on netbooks

More about that later.

... So if you were waiting for one, stop waiting and buy something that is available.

UPDATE: I got my info from a OEM that is making Atom based netbooks. They don't want me to publish who they are.

.. Intel said to them that they don't sell Atom 330 for netbooks.

.. 25% less battery life figure came from them.. Atom 330 uses more power than Atom N270 on any use

.. Atom 330 would need much more cooling -> size/weight and price problems

.. they also say that Intel Atom 330 is not even compatible with the platforms used with N270, as it is made for desktops. ( I didn't get info about the actual difference )

My thoughts: Atom 330 is for desktop use ( nettops ) and Intel doesn't want it on mobile systems , but there could be a Atom N330 with lower TDP .. for netbooks. But as it hasn't been even announced yet, it might take some time.

So.. if you ask me should you wait for dual core Atom netbook, I'd have to say no.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Asus Eee PC 900A review

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Details, News and Links for Eee PC 900A

Unboxing Fujitsu U2010 / U820 / U/B50N

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Get yours from

Details, News and Links for Fujitsu U2010 / U820 / U/B50N

Live Broadcast tonight at 20:00 CET

Hosts: jkk and Steve Starring: Fujitsu U/B50N
... and all other UMPCs and netbooks

Show is over.. Thanks all for joining!

Mean while you can get into the specs and enjoy the pics

Jump to live broadcast..

Fujitsu U2010 / U820 / U/B50N in da house

Unboxed, video uploading.. Going live tonight at 20:00 CET

Thanks Conics, loving it!

Details, News and Links for Fujitsu U2010 / U820 / U/B50N

Smoothcreations Wedge netbook looks as good you want

It was about the time to get custom made netbooks!

Click here to see more

" This beautiful SmoothCreations PC is another work of art. The “Wedge” netbook is a hand painted & custom built mobile solution for those unique souls that want to make a powerful yet subtle statement. Each “Wedge” netbook is hand crafted and custom painted to the customer exact specifications. MSRP is a little over $500 USD "

" The “Wedge” netbook is powered by an Intel Atom CPU at 1.6, with a 120 GB Hard drive, and 1.0 GB of Gskill memory, built in wireless, along with a nice 10 inch display. The CEO of SmoothCreations, Jim Saling, the “Wedge” netbook was designed to be a reliable on-the-go mobile solution for professionals, business people, students and ordinary folks that want a compact yet powerful mobile computer solution. The “Wedge” netbook is reliable, compact and affordable. To the enlightenment of pc users – the “Wedge” netbooks come pre-installed with Windows XP and are also available with Vista. "

Well... we know it's Acer Aspire One and the screen is 8.9 inches... but I really like the idea...

Via TweakTown


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Meet Sotec DC101 netbook

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10.1 inch 1024 x 600 screen
Intel Atom 1.6Ghz
Wifi and LAN
SD Card / Memory Stick / MMC
USB 2.0 × 3
VGA out
1.3Mpix webcam
265 × 185 × 31mm, 1.2kg
XP Home

About $550 ( 59,800 yen )

Via PC Watch [ translated ]

and PC User


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Meet Nova Side Arm 2 UMPC

Nova's SA2 Indusrial UMPC...

Click here to see more

800 x 480 7" palm rejection touch screen
Intel Atom 1.1 GHz Z510 with US15W Chipset
1GB Memory standard with 2GB option
4GB Disk on Module ,Micro SD card
8GB,16GB and 32GB DOM solid state storage optional per slot (2 slots)
60 - 120GB HDD or 32 - 64GB SSD option
PC express card
2 USB 2.0 ports
SD card slot
802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth V2.0
3G (option)
Up to 10 hours battery life

Check full specs at Nova SA2 product page

Thanks SlickRick