News Bits: HP Officially Announces Pricing for 2710p Tablet PC, Intel Launches New “Extreme” Mobile Processors, Axiotron ModBook Shipping Delays

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HP Officially Announces Pricing for 2710p Tablet PC

That is right HP finally has released pricing for their new Tablet PC, the 2710p. From the looks of it this tablet will have a nice array of features. Now there is another tablet on the market for users to consider and as soon as we get our review unit we will give you a full hands-on review.

The base model will go for $1,649 with these specs:

  • No OS
  • 1.06GHz ULV Core 2 Duo U7500
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • GMA X3100
  • 60GB 4200RPM PATA disk

A higher-end model will go for $2,478 with these specs:

  • Vista Business
  • 1.2GHz ULV Core 2 Duo U7600
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM
  • GMA X3100
  • 80GB 4200RPM PATA disk
  • Bluetooth 2.0

All versions include the "Illumi-Lite" LED WXGA display with digitizer. There is still no word on the release date of this machine, but at this point we know the pricing and know that it is coming soon.

Thanks to forum member Chaz for the tip.

Read More (HP website)

Intel Launches New "Extreme" Mobile Processors

Intel Corporation recently introduced the first of a new line of Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile dual-core processors. Using the same brand name as the companys flagship desktop processors, the new "Core 2 Extreme" mobile processors promise "up to 28 percent more performance" than the previous generation T2600 Core 2 Duo mobile processor. Intel also announced that they will be offering battery-friendly quad-core processors for laptop computers next year.

Read More (NotebookReview.com)

Kingston Technology Announces Two New USB Drives

Kingston recently announced the Kingston 8GB DataTraveler II Plus – Migo Edition and the Kingston DataTraveler 100 (DT 100) USB Flash drive. The 8GB DataTraveler II Plus goes for $154 and the DataTraveler 100 USB Flash drive is available in 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB capacities and goes for $19 to $116.99.

Read More (Business Wire – 8GB DataTraveler II Plus)

Read More (Business Wire – DataTraveler 100 USB)

Axiotron ModBook Shipping Delays

For those users waiting for the first ever Mac Tablet made by Axiotron, looks like you will have to keep on waiting. Back in April OWC and Axiotron announced that they’d be beefing up the Wacom-based digitizer in the ModBook, so that it would be much more pressure-sensitive than originally planned, which meant the shipping date would be pushed back until May. Well they are pushing the ship date back again due to parts shortages. The estimated ship date for the ModBook solution is now 4th-Quarter 2007.

Read More (Ars Technica)

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