News – Lenovo Battery Recall, ASUS R2H UMPC a Mobile Entertainer, Intel Centrino Improvements

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Lenovo Recalls 500,000 ThinkPad Batteries

Lenovo X41 Tablet PC owners rejoice! Your machines were not named in Lenovo’s voluntary recall of over 500,000 batteries. This is the same recall that has affected Dell, Sony and Apple laptop owners as well. Lenovo models that have been listed are:

T Series (T43, T43p, T60)
X Series (X60, X60s):
R Series (R51e, R52, R60, R60e)

If you know someone who is carrying one of the ThinkPad models, have a heart and spread the word. More info here…



InterVideo Home Theater Bundled with ASUS R2H Ultra Mobile PC

InterVideo’s Home Theater Software comes along with the ASUS R2H UMPC. The idea behind this marriage is to offer users the very capable mobile computing power of the UMPC platform and a mobile entertainment system all in one.

“Enjoying multimedia content on the go is a huge growth area,” said Steve Ro, CEO of InterVideo. “Ultra-mobile PCs are great for mobile entertainment. Our Home Theater software and the ASUS R2H UMPC are an unbeatable combination, delivering powerful, convenient computing and complete, easy-to-use mobile entertainment.”

Read more here…



Intel Upcoming Centrino Improvements Revealed

Yesterday at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel discussed further speed, wireless connectivity and power saving enhancements of the Centrino platform. Upcoming Centrino products will take advantage of the 802.11n wireless technology, enabling connectivity with a larger variety of access points.

“In the past, users have sacrificed one or more capabilities in order to have a mobile PC,” said David (Dadi) Perlmutter, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Mobility Group. “But in the last few years, Intel has taken mobile computing to new levels of performance, connectivity and battery life, so that mobility offers little or no compromises compared to desktop computing. We continue to strengthen and broaden the mobile experience, and our future products will expand the capabilities of people worldwide.”

Read more from Intel here…

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