Day: March 31, 2010

Fujitsu T4410 tablet

source – by John Pope

Fujitsu T4410 Tablet PC

Are you in search of a fast tablet PC that will run all the programs you use on your deskop? You want it now? Take a look then at the Fujitsu T4410 tablet PC, a serious tablet powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU. The other spec you’re interested in is the 12.1 inch screen with multitouch and digitizer option that allows you to control the tablet with your fingers or the included stylus.

The Core 2 Duo CPU is not the fastest around since Intel launched the Core i5 and i7 mobile CPUs, but it does a better job than your Atom or Ultra Low Voltage CPU, and you’ll feel the speed in any of the apps you will run. Here’s a break down of the specs of Fujitsu T4410 Tablet PC:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo CPU up to T9600 running at 2.8 GHz
  • 12.1 inch screen (1280 x 800 pixels) multi touch enabled which can be rotated in both directions!!!
  • up to 8 GB RAM
  • up to 320 GB HDD or 128 GB SSD drive
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G
  • modular second expansion bay with options for battery, HDD or optical drive
  • ambient light sensor, fingerprint reader
  • 6 hours run time with the primary battery, up to 9 hours with the second one mounted in the modular bay
  • 1.8 kg weight
  • Windows 7 Professional OS with Windows XP downgrade option

Those specs are respectable for any of the current 12 inch laptops, so expect a seamless user experience thanks to the combination of hardware and software, but the other consequence is the high price tag. On Amazon I’ve found two models: one with T6670 CPU at 2.2GHz for 1291$ and one with a P8700 CPU at 2.53 GHz for 1544$. They’re not cheap by any means, but if performance is what you seek then this is your best option currently.

Now back to the overall look of Fujitsu T4410, you won’t be amazed about how it looks like, but you’ll appreciate the fact that the screen can be rotated both ways, so no more trouble when lending your computer to a friend and he doesn’t know how to open it. That if you are the type that lends 1500$ worth of gear often.

check out the original post with a couple of videos of the table at

Facebook’s Amusingly Cruel CAPTCHA

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Literally laughed out loud. We’ve all seen our share of amusing CAPTCHA’s – if you haven’t, you simply haven’t seen enough of them in your life – but this one takes the cake. Way to depress people, Facebook.

Unless you can point us to funnier ones?

Sharp Snapdragon Android-with IS01 MID

source – by Donald Melanson

Sharp’s new IS01 MID for KDDI au proved to be something of a letdown when it was announced earlier today, partly due to raised expectations, and partly due to a lack of a decent look at it. Thankfully, Akihabara News has now come through on the latter point, and provided a fairly extensive hands-on look at the Snapdragon-powered MID. Anyone hoping for a bit more incentive to buy one may well still come away disappointed, however, as the site describes the device as fairly “cheap” feeling, and says that it doesn’t have multitouch support (although earlier reports have stated that the device has a multitouch display). That said, the Snapdragon processor does apparently ensure that the device is suitably speedy, and there’s always the possibility for some exciting things to emerge from its developer-friendly JN-DK01 counterpart. Hit up the source link for a closer look.

Battalion Touch CZ-11 multitouch gaming laptop gets Core i7 processor

source – by Joseph L. Flatley

iBuyPower’s back with a refresh to its simple, yet understated 15-inch touchscreen gaming notebook. The Battalion Touch CZ-11, newly announced today, features a Intel Core i7 processor, ATI Radeon HD 5650 graphics, a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) multitouch display, 4GB memory, 500GB storage, WiFi b/g/n, and optional Blu-ray — not too shabby, right? Prices start at $1,100 and climbs skyward fast — hit the source link to see for yourself. And don’t worry — the flames are optional. PR after the break.
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iBUYPOWER Announces Availability of Battalion Touch CZ-11 with Intel Core i7 Processor and Full HD 1080 LCD

El Monte, CA – March 30, 2010 – iBUYPOWER, a leading innovator in gaming PCs, is excited to announce availability of the new multi-touch gaming notebook – Battalion Touch CZ-11. Launching on the heels of the highly successful Battalion Touch CZ-10, the CZ-11 is second in a line of new multi-touch notebooks from iBUYPOWER. iBUYPOWER Battalion Touch Notebooks are the only multi-touch gaming notebooks currently available anywhere in the world.

“Multi-touch is one of the fastest growing PC gaming interfaces,” said Darren Su, Executive Vice President of iBUYPOWER. “Pairing those capabilities with a Core i7 processor, high definition LCD and graphics card allows the CZ-11 to meet the mobile gaming needs of almost any user.”

The Battalion Touch multi touch gaming notebooks are perfect for Real-Time strategy gaming titles like R.U.S.E from Ubisoft, which is available in Beta now and due out on June 3 of this year. The beta has already been downloaded by well over 1 million gamers worldwide.

iBUYPOWER’s newest 15-inch multi-touch gaming notebook features a Full HD 1920×1080 LCD with DirectX-11 capable graphics and the powerful new Intel Core i7- mobile processor. The CZ-11 also features 4GB of DDR3 memory, an ATI Radeon HD 5650 DirectX 11 graphics card, 500 GB hard drive and an optional Blu-ray drive. Starting at a gaming-ready configuration for just $1,299, the Battalion Touch CZ-11 can be customized to meet your needs for as low as $1,100.

Customers with more specific gaming needs can configure a fully customizable gaming PC at All iBUYPOWER systems come standard with 1 year limited warranty and lifetime technical support.

Pixel Qi and OLPC to share all current and future screen tech

source – by Nilay Patel

Our man Nicholas Negroponte was certainly excited about pushing the state of the art forward with future versions of the OLPC when we hosted him on The Engadget Show earlier this month, and now he’s got one more tool to help make that happen: the OLPC Foundation and Pixel Qi just signed a permanent and free cross-license on a slew of next-generation screen technology patents, including Pixel Qi’s sweet dual-mode displays. If you’re recall, Pixel Qi’s Mary Lou Jepson actually developed part of the 3Qi screen tech while at OLPC, so there was some mild confusion over who owned what — but the two organizations have solved that problem by cross-licensing all future and current IP covering multi-mode screens. See, it’s easy for two tech companies to get along… especially when one is actually a charity that’s not at all concerned with profits. Super simple. So — let’s get working on that OLPC XO-3, shall we?

Asus with new All in One Eee Top models

source – by John Pope

This post is the first one of the many that will speak about All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop PCs, which are gaining more and more popularity thanks to the increase interest in compact devices with touch support. Today we’ll talk about the latest announced models from the Asus EEE Top series of desktop All in Ones, the ET2010PNT, ET2010P, ET2010PN, ET2010AGT, ET2010AGT and ET1610PT models. The first five are 20 inch models and the last one is a 15.6 inch model, all touch, but not all multitouch enabled.
The ASUS Eee Top ET2010PNT and ET2010PN are powered by the Atom D510 CPU running at 1.66 GHz with Nvidia Ion 2 graphic chip, 2 GB RAM and Windows 7 Home Premium OS. The ET2010PN model has a smaller 320 GB hard drive (vs 500 GB) and no multi touch on the display. ET2010P uses the D410 Atom CPU at 1.6 GHz with Intel NW10 graphics and non touchscreen display.


ASUS Eee Top ET2010AGT and ET2010AG models are powered by Athlon X2 250u CPUs at 1.6 GHz, ATI Radeon HD 5470 512MB graphics. The ET2010AGT features a touchscreen display, double the RAM (4GB) and a 500 GB Hard drive. Both have HDMI and DVD burners. From what I understand all 20 inch displays have 1440 x 900 pixels resolution.
Eee Top ET1610PT is the low budget model, with a 15.6 inch screen, Atom D410 CPU, 160 GB hard drive, 1 GB RAM and Intel GMA 3150 graphics chip. Windows XP is the standard OS here. I would stay away from this model, even if it seems a cheap alternative is worth spending mode on a more potent models with touchscreen display.
Price and availability are still unknown but I bet it will be sooner rather than later this year.

Nice design for all of the new EEE Top models

original source : Slashgear