ASUS Foldable PC Chassis

November 9, 2008


No idea why we need a foldable PC chassis. But if for some reason you do, then rejoice as the ASUS Vento TA-F series can twist into a compact flat shape that takes up a mere 70 percent of its original space. Available in black or silver, once open it becomes just another chassis with four 5.25-inch and four 3.5-inch internal bays, excluding one for the floppy disk drive (which most people use as a memory card reader slot instead).

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ASUS Eee PC 701

December 5, 2007


The Eee PC is one of the smallest laptops on the market. At 225 x 35 x 165mm, it’s about the size of a hardback book, and weighs 920g. At SGD656.73, I will buy it at a wimp for my travelling needs. This is the missing link between PC and mobile phones.

It uses an Intel Mobile Celeron-M ULV 900MHz CPU, which is designed for long battery life ships with 512MB RAM as standard. Harddisk is solid state with 4GB, 33 percent of which is already in use when you buy the machine and it is possible to connect a large memory card to the SD media slot for extra storage. Surf the web with an integrated Wi-Fi adapter that supports 802.11b/g or install it with a 3G card for mobile band surfing. ASUS supplies its own Linux-based graphical user interface with some 40 applications, which includes Firefox, Skype, OpenOffice. Battery life has a claimed 3 hours 30 minutes.
Wonderful isn’t it? If you are not a gamer but just a surfer with occassional word processing, this is the dream machine.

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Laptop makers for years has been trying to show and represent speed and toughness of their machines by joint branding with cars. Itronix with Hummer, Asus with Lamborghini, Acer with Ferarri. But when are they fast enough to make consumers say woah!.. The lastest in the race from Asus, a Core Duo Vista machine called VX2…

The lamborghini experience: The VX2 is designed to give users not only the impression of the Lamborghini spirit but innovative materials and details are incorporated to make the notebook look, feel and run like a supercar. The sensational design starts with the signature colors of Lamborghini yellow and black with each one cast with aluminum-magnesium alloy and carbon fiber, respectively. The special mirror painting surface of the LCD cover not only gives the notebooks an automobile finish, but it also enhances toughness of the cover.

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The compact 12″ wide notebook with SideShow, external auxiliary display on the LCD cover, offers high mobility with quick and easy data access convenience. SideShow is an independent operating system that it can be switched on without booting up the whole system. With imbedded flash memory, users can save selected data to SideShow, in forms of text, image and audio.  The external system is well synchronized with the main operating system that users can set for automatic outlook update when the main system is powered on. Specifications after the jump. 

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The Asus PG191 LCD monitor, with a sleek aluminum alloy neck, diamond-cut base and black-glared front frame and built-in 1.3 mega-pixel webcam, incorporates Power Bass System and 2ms gray-to-gray response time to deliver the audio and video performance for the demanding hardcore gamers.

Read the specs and drool…

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Acer Ferrari 1000

September 29, 2006

 

What’s the deal between a notebook and a fast car? Expensive! You mean there’s more than that?

The latest to arrive is the Acer Ferrari 1000 is no more the glossy models we have been seeing but which looked more rugged with matt and carbon fiber surface and also the chamfered edge.

This Acer Ferrari 1000 sports a Turion 64 X2, 1.8 GHz, 1024 MB (max 4096 MB), 120 GB, Super DVD Multi drive (slot-in), ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 512MB Ram, 12.1 inch, 1.6 kg, One-year international warranty, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g

 After the jump: other notebook-car collaborations

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