EB’s Menlow Based UMPC is Revealed
EB’s Menlow-based UMPC is the same MID device that Intel first introduced a few months ago, but now it’s ready to hit the market. It has a targeted release date for the beginning of 2008. The design is very sleek and it will have the Menlow-chipset, Wi-Max, HSDPA, GPS and a 4.8-inch screen.
Pepper Computer Announces Pepper Linux Support
Pepper Computer, Inc. announced yesterday Pepper Linux support for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) based on Intel low-power processors and chipsets. Pepper Linux is one of the Linux solutions that provide a truly simple user experience for real Internet and media access on MIDs. Pepper Linux will be ready to ship to OEMs and ODMs in the Fall of 2007.
Amtek Shows Off U560 UMPC
Amtek recently displayed the U560 UMPC at Computex and supposedly it will be making its way to the U.S. under another brand name. The U560 should be available at the end of 2007, no word yet on pricing though.
It will be based on Intel’s McCaslin platform, and packs either an 800MHz A110 or 600MHz A100 processor. It will come with a 2-cell battery, but a 4-cell extended battery is optional and an integrated 1.3 megapixel web cam.
Intel and Asus’ Eee PC 701 for $199
Intel and Asustek unveiled their joint effort $199 laptop called the Eee PC 701 recently. There will actually be two models, a $199 and $299 version. Both will have a 7-inch screen and include some type of wireless Internet capability. It will be a fully functional low-end notebook and is said to be available sometime toward the end of summer.
The Eee PC will have the Intel mobile CPU and chipset and the option of 4, 8 or 16GB flash hard drive. It appears the device can run either Windows XP or Linux, but there’s also some kind of stripped down OS that was demonstrated and it’s unclear exactly what is being used in this instance.
Lenovo Running Deals on ThinkPad X61 Tablet PCs and More
With Father’s Day right around the corner, Lenovo is running some deals on their notebooks and Tablet PCs, even the new ThinkPad X61. That’s right the X61, which we are currently reviewing and posted some hands-on video of, is on sale. You can save up to $420 instantly plus discounted upgrades on select ThinkPad notebooks this Father’s Day. This offer is good through June 18th, so if you want a new notebook this may be the time to buy.