Tablet? Yes! Laptop? Sure! Windows? You bet! Android? Naturally! ASUS has covered all bases with the newly announced ASUS Transformer Book Trio. Essentially two computers in one, the Book Trio is an attempt to meet all of the disparate ultraportable computing needs by breaking them out across three platforms on one device. The only thing missing now is the price!Read more
During the first day of MWC, ASUS showed off a number of new products. The ASUS PadFone Infinity is a powerful quad-core, LTE-equipped smartphone and redesigned tablet into which it docks. The tablet looks like any old tablet from the front but, flip it over and you’ll see that its brains actually come from the companion phone docked into it.Read more
One item that came through in Apple’s Supplier report last week was a marked increase in issues with child labor in supplier facilities, particularly in China. The report noted that Apple ” audited 127 facilities and found 91 cases including 31 workers who had been hired prior to reaching the legal age, but were no longer underage or no longer
I was selected to be one of a group of bloggers who’ll get the use of an ASUS Eee PC 1008 netbook for a year. This isn’t quite the typical netbook though, as this is a “Seashell Karim Rashid Edition” … and before you ask, no — I had never heard of Karim Rashid until I saw his name attached
(all photos courtesy MobileRead)
Post-CES, everyone has been patiently waiting for the flood of e-ink screens due to be released. Well, Mobileread caught pictures of the Asus DR-950 on Flickr, and from looks alone these might be enough to make you rethink your gadget budget this year!
There’s no word on pricing yet, but here is what is known,
(Photo courtesy Mobileread)
Still trying to dig through the avalanche of new ebook reader announcements from CES? Been saving up your pennies and dreaming of which new, rumored, or announced device is going to be your newest tech toy? Better make some room on your wishlist, because two more devices started circling the rumor mill!
Asus is working hard at the CES 2009 show. They’ve introduced their 512 GB SSD based 3 pound computer with claimed 8 hour battery life (will 2009 be the year of the 8 hour laptop battery?). They also trotted out the Eee PC T91 which is an update of their netbook model that now includes an 8.9″ backlit touch panelRead more
I am a huge fan of netbooks. The very first netbook, the Eee PC 701 started a frenzy of designs that even brought Dell and Lenovo into the netbook fold. One minor problem with the SSD based netbooks like the original Eee PC 701/702 and the 900/901 is that you may not have as much on-board storage as you mightRead more
As we prepare to give thanks for all the things we’ve been blessed with over the past year and eat a bunch of food, I was thinking of one thing I am most certainly thankful for and that’s Open Source Software. Without it, I could not be writing this post as we are a user of FOSS or Free andRead more
This weekend I was using my Eee PC and went to plug it into the wall and noticed the stress relief looked weird.
So I figure I better give Asus Support a e-mail. The following is what I got in response:
When Asus brought out the Eee PC, they did think to include a case. The neoprene case holds just the Eee PC itself, but if you need to carry the Eee PC and a few things, you’ll need something else.
Enter the Proporta Gadget Bag.
As you can see, it’s barely as wide as the Eee PC itself. This case
I wasn’t planning to write about my experience with the Eee this soon but I’m so excited about this thing I just couldn’t wait.
Yesterday morning I headed out the door with just the Eee in my bag, leaving the MacBook Pro on my desk at home. While it probably isn’t as good for my self-imposed weight loss program, it
I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to test a number of ultra portable machines recently, including MacBook Air, Fujitsu P8010, Toshiba R500, HTC Shift and Fujitsu U1010. Since all these machines have gone back, I’ve realised how nice it was to carry a compact and light laptop, as opposed to my MacBook Pro.
Looking around, I came across the