Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hacked: Dell Mini 9 netbook gets touch screen

About the time ;)

Click to see the video

Deldotb has just finished his touch screen mod for Dell Mini 9.

You can use any of the Ebay touch panels for 8.9 inch screens, but taking USB lines from mini pci-e pins is a bit tricky... that's why he took the USB from one of the external usb ports...

Here is a picture of USB lines at Mini 9's pci-e pins... it's from the GPS enabled Mini 9

Read Deldotb's forum post here

Details, News and Links for Dell Mini 9

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Runcore and MyDigitalSSD team up: High Speed SSD for $69

Asus Eee PCs and Dell Mini 9 getting goodies...

Click to see The video and the tests

Speed test with 16GB and 32GB SSD

Speed test with 64GB and 128GB SSD

Starting at $69 for the 16GB and $119 for the 32GB.

Big 64GB and 128GB ones are $199 and $389.

My Eee 900A is like a totally different device now ;)

Here are the links for the SSDs:

For Asus Eee PC 900 and 900A

For Asus Eee PC 901 and 1000

And for Dell Mini 9

Note that the Eee PC ones with usb connectors are in pre-order, shipping in 2 weeks.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

SSDs and why I like them

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Monday, November 17, 2008



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Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Eee PC 901 to have high cap battery and faster SSD

This is gooood upgrade!

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Wow! This is good news!

New Asus Eee PC 901 in France has high capacity cells and really fast 16GB SSD.

8700mAh 6 cell will give easy 7 to 8 hours on real use...

..and that SSD speed is super!

Right now we don't have info if this is France only and XP only, but we will keep our eyes open.

UPDATE: Faster SSD also on Eee PC 901 GO in Italy

Thanks Blogeee [ translated ]


Details, News and Links for Eee PC 901

Friday, November 14, 2008

SSD week at

Next week we will testing and talking about Solid State Drives on netbooks and UMPCs. What's your take? JKK thinks they are goooood!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Asus R50A UMPC shipping now

Informatic has it in stock and even unboxed it for us.. but the price..

Click here to see more

" A new concept in notebook with a touchscreen 5.6 "screens and no keyboard. One of the few UMPC featuring the Atom processor to 1.33 GHz and the Intel Poulsbo chipset that achieves great performance with a consumption energy much lower than in previous UMPC. You have 1024 MB of RAM and a hard disk of 32 Gb SSD solid. It comes standard with GPS, including maps Destinator for the whole of Europe, Wifi B / G, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR connectivity and 3G HSDPA. "

€ 1475.00 !! Uuuh..

Informatic online store [ translated ]

Details, News and Links for Asus R50A

Meet UMID MID, 315g super mini laptop

This one is small!

Click here to see more


Intel Atom at 1.1Ghz/1.33GHz with 512BMB/1GB RAM
4.8-inch 1024x600 touch screen
WiBro, HSDPA, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
a mini-USB2.0 x1
USIM card slot,
1.3 megapixel camera
8-32GB SSD
315g weight
XP, VISTA, Linux support

Thanks Awing [ translated ]

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gigabyte M528 MID not shipping next week

Continue reading..

Postponed again...

Now to 6th December. Not looking good.. and I got info that it might not ship this year at all...

Well I'm happy with my Aigo P8860.. hopefully DFJ or MobilX can ship 3G Aigos soon...

Gigabyte M528 at Expansys

Aigo P8860 at DFJ

Aigo P8860 at MobilX

Details, News and Links for Gigabyte M528 MID

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Eee PC battery chargers now available

If you have more than one battery, this is must have.

Click here to see more

It charges your spare battery while you use your Eee PC..

Now available for Eee PC 700/701

and for Eee PC 900

Coming soon for Eee PC 901/1000

Friday, November 07, 2008

Ultra-Mobile Computing Buyers Guide 2008 now online

All you need to know before buying one..

Click here to see more

Steve from has released The Ultra-Mobile Computing Buyers Guide 2008


* Introduction

* Part One: ‘What is Ultra Mobile Computing?’ We give you a history of Ultra Mobile computing, show you how the devices break down into segments and show you what each segment is capable of.

* Part Two: ‘Details and Choices.’ It covers the form factors, the keyboard, storage, the screen and connectivity elements of an Ultra Mobile PC. You’ll find a good overview and a lot of tips that will help you refine your choice.

* Part Three continues the details about the components and covers CPU (including a detailed overview of the currently available solutions) GPU, memory, battery, weight and cost.

* Part Four ‘Additional Information and further reading.’ In this section we cover some of the less commonly found features on Ultra Mobile computers and give you information and links to further reading resources.

Jump to UMPCPortal for full read [ make time to read it fully ]

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Everun Note external battery/charger pack now available

I wish more oems had external chargers...

Click here to see more

With this adapter you can either charge 2nd battery while using another or use it as a external battery..

External charger/battery pack is €30 inc. VAT
..and extra battery is €42 inc. VAT

Get yours from MobilX

Details, News and Links for Everun Note

Monday, November 03, 2008

Fujitsu LifeBook U820 available now, starting at $999

Continue reading..

Yep, it's there. And there is 2 versions:

Windows Vista® Business
120 GB, 4200 rpm hard drive

Windows Vista® Home Premium
60 GB, 4200 rpm hard drive

Shared specs:

Intel® Atom™ Processor Z530
5.6" WXGA Crystal View display with touch screen
Integrated Webcam and Fingerprint Sensor
1 GB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM memory (1 GB x 1)
Integrated 1.3 mega-pixel webcam
Fingerprint Sensor
Built-in GPS receiver and integrated Garmin Mobile® PC
10/100 Ethernet (with included cable)
Atheros XSPAN® (802.11a/b/g/draft-n)
Integrated Bluetooth wireless
Main battery: Lithium ion (4-cell, 7.2V, 5800 mAh)

Remember to check the review of it's Asian version U2010

Jump to Fujitsu Direct Store

Details, News and Links for Fujitsu LifeBook U820

Fujitsu LifeBook U820 closer for USA release

..and it looks to get some nice addons.

Click here to see more

It's not at the site yet, but a brochure is:

GPS with Garmin Mobile PC software ( hope they added onscreen kb to it )
and Atheros XSPAN® (802.11a/b/g/draft-n) wireless

No word on HSDPA, FM-transmitter or XP

Check the brochure [ PDF ]

Details, News and Links for Fujitsu LifeBook U820

GPS working on Aigo P8860 MID

.. mine is actually UMPC now as it has XP on it ;)

UPDATED with video

Click here to see more

Using Google Maps with GPS ( MeHere )

.. and VisualGPS to check signals etc..

It took about 15 minutes for the first cold start but after that it worked fine.. 5 to 10 satellites while driving at city center..

Testing more tomorrow.. Navigon Navigator going in..

Details, News and Links for Aigo P8860 MID