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Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1

Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1

About a month ago Sharp revealed their newest ultra mobile PC the Netwalker PC-Z1. Now they have hit the streets of Japan but wont hit the US market until late next year. If you have to have one now you can get one shipped to you and easily convert the default language to English (how to video). The guys over at Pocketables.net just received theirs and decided to share.

The Sharp NetWalker PC-Z1 is being compared to the UMID mbook M1, they both have that clamshell compact design, a WSVGA touchscreen, 512MB of RAM, and a microSD card slot, but that’s where the comparisons end. The NetWalker is powered by an 800MHz ARM Cortex A8-based processor, with a 4GB hard drive, and a 10-hour battery life. Other key features are a full 6-row keyboard, optical mouse with buttons, standard USB ports, a 5" LED-backlit screen, and Linux Ubuntu 9 OS.
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Nokia’s Booklet 3G Netbook

Nokia’s Booklet 3G Netbook

There has been a lot of buzz floating around about the new Nokia Booklet 3G since the announcement of its upcoming release last week. More details have been released including an in-depth and long list of all of its specs. Nokia said they would be concentrating on "phones, smartphones and mobile computers." Their release of the Booklet 3G will kick off their attempt at the netbook world.

The Booklet 3G will come out of the box in three different colors black, ice (white) and azure (blue). Some of the specs comprise of an amazing 16-cell Li-ion battery with a 12-hour battery life, 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, 1GB of RAM, 120GB hard drive, and a 10.1-inch LCD screen. At only 0.78 inches thick it will also include Windows 7, Bluetooth, assisted GPS, 3 USB 2.0 slots, HDMI, 1.3mp camera, WiFi, SD card reader, and a SIM card slot for 3G access. It has a fanless design so it could make it very difficult to hold if you plan on using it for an extended period of time.
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Improvements to the MSI X-Slim X340

Improvements to the MSI X-Slim X340

MSI has decided that the X-Slim X340 needed some minor changes that make a big difference for the user. One of the biggest changes is a $100 price drop making it more affordable at $799. The new model contains all the same internal components but they swapped out the old flimsy keyboard with a sturdy well-built keyboard. So no more bouncy keys when you are tweeting on twitter.

When released earlier this year it was equipped with only a 4-cell battery making the battery life a little over three and half hours. With the new and improved X-Slim it is sporting an 8-cell battery boosting its life to almost 9 hours. A huge improvement to the endurance but this adds thickness to the slim profile, which is well worth it. The new 8-cell battery makes the total weight grow from 2.9lbs to 3.4lbs, you can't even tell. It blends well with its clean wedge design giving it a slightly raised stance. If you have already own the earlier model of the X340 you can purchase the beefed up battery pack for $99.
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Averatec Ultra Light N3400 Notebook

Averatec Ultra Light N3400 Notebook

Averatec has been really busy this month with already introducing two new all-in-one desktops and now want to add a ultra light notebook to their 2009 lineup. They have just debut the Averatec N3400 laptop encased in a lightweight aluminum shell. This 13-inch notebook is very competitive with other laptops on the market.

Vice president of sales at TriGem USA, Henry Hewitt said, "As one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks on the market, the N3400 meets the demand of consumers who require the ultimate in portability and a little flash of style without breaking the bank. Although it is small in size and weight, the N3400 is large in power and performance. This notebook is sure to stand out from the crowd with its low weight, small footprint and affordable price point."
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UMPCWag – Deal of the Day

UMPCWag – Deal of the Day

Woot.com is notorious for giving away killer deals every single day, and today is no exception. They are bringing us two deals today instead of one. You can choose between an Acer Aspire One D150 netbook and an Asus Eee PC 900A. Both of these great deals are under $300. This is a one-day only promotion (like all of their deals are) and open to US residents only. If you are in the market for an Ultra Mobile PC you better act fast before they all are gone.
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UMID Mbook M1: Coming Soon

UMID Mbook M1: Coming Soon

UMID has gone back to the lab on their latest project, the UMID Mbook M1, after recalling an earlier prototype. UMPC Portal has given the M1 an in-depth review and has shared the results. Overall was given mixed reviews, performance wise meets all and sets some standards but lacks comfort and durability.

This Ultra Mobile PC displays a 4.8" 1024x600 touchscreen that performs with accurate precision. The UMID Mbook can run on Windows XP, Vista, or Linux. Encased in this lightweight clamshell is a 1.3Ghz Atom Z520 processor, 512MB of RAM, and also holds a fast 16GB SSD for storage. Also included are a mini-USB port, a micro SD slot, mobile sim-card slot, 1.3mp webcam, microphone, Wi-Fi, and a retractable stylus. The battery is a mini 18Wh 2-cell battery that has an average battery life of 4 to 6 hours. The keyboard is a compact mini QWERTY keyboard that you can use like a small mobile smart phone by typing with both thumbs.
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First Shots of the Lenovo Pocket Yoga Netbook

First Shots of the Lenovo Pocket Yoga Netbook

It looks like Lenovo has made a pocket sized computer to compete with the Sony Vaio-P called the Pocket Yoga. I believe this netbook is still in the concept stages but it would be nice to see this one made. Incased in leather for a more sophisticated look, including a high fashion leather strap. It's not just a netbook it is also a convertible tablet with and ulta-wide screen. Also from the concept drawings it looks like besides having a touch screen and stylus, the leather strap converts into an usable wireless mouse. Amazing! The details on this are still to be released but I hope we found out more from Lenovo soon.
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ASUS Eee PC T91 Early Review

ASUS Eee PC T91 Early Review

Bit-tech was given the chance to give an early review of the new ASUS Eee PC T91. They discuss its higher quality compared to lower end Eee PC's. But despite its quality it still has its share of flaws. The touch screen is not up to par with other touch screens in its class and doesn't include multi-touch technology. Also another big problem is the smudge factor on the touch screen and its ability to show fingerprints. It is planned for release in a few months and will come in 5 different colors (white, champagne, navy, black, and pink). Here are some of its specs and some exclusive pics from Bit-tech. Read their full review here.
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Add a Touchscreen to Your Eee PC

Add a Touchscreen to Your Eee PC

For about $100 you can transform your Eee 900HA into an UMPC with a touchscreen. Or you can wait for Asus to release the T91 Tablet next month. On the Eee User Forum they show you a step by step tutorial on how to add a touchscreen. All you need is a solder less touchscreen kit, some tape, extra wires, a plastic card, a a small screw driver. Sounds pretty simple to do and a Eee 900HA will only run you about $320. Here a link to that tutorial.
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Viliv’s S7 UMPC Official Details

Viliv’s S7 UMPC Official Details

The UMPC world has a new arrival to the scene brought to you by Viliv called the S7. It is a lightweight netbook/tablet with a respectable 7" screen. It has everything else a normal netbook would have just twice as small. They include a larger keyboard for a more comfortable feel. Also included is a standard Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, 60 GB hard drive, and can run Windows XP. It is very similar to the new Sony VIAO P with its 1024x600 touch screen but has the added bonus of also being a tablet PC with its swivel out screen. Hopefully we will see this model in the states by the end of this year.

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