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Chinese laptop packs dual core Atom, next-gen ION for about $340

The folks at Shanzhaiben have spotted a new Chinese laptop with a 1.8GHz dual core Intel Atom D525 processor and NVIDIA ION 2 graphics. It has 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 320GB hard drive, HDMI output and something else you wont’ find on most Atom-powered notebooks: a DVD burner. That’s because the laptop has a […]

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Qualcomm’s dual core chips could end up in 10 or more tablets in 2011

Chip-maker Qualcomm is developing dual core versions of its popular Snapdragon ARM-based chips, and Qualcomm president Steve Mollenkopf told investors during a recent earnings call that the company is working with 10 different companies on tablets that could use the upcoming dual core chips. Mollenkopf says it’s too early to say how big the market […]

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Closer look at the Gigabyte T1005M convertible netbook

The Gigabyte T1005M is a 10 inch mini-laptop with a touchscreen display that you can fold down over the keyboard or use in tablet mode. What sets it apart from earlier Gigabyte convertible netbooks, the T1005M has a dual core Intel Atom N550 processor and a capacitive touchscreen display. Earlier models has resistive displays and […]

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Asus Eee PC 1015PN dual core, ION powered netbook now shipping

Asus has officially launched the Eee PC 1015PN netbook. You know, the one with a dual core 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 processor and NVIDIA ION graphics? It’s shipping. Now. Amazon is selling the netbook for $425 plus free shipping, which is a pretty good price for this model. I’ve got a review unit sitting on […]

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MSI to launch dual core netbook soon, Android tablet early next year?

Sure, MSI was showing off Google Android powered tablets along with the best of them at CES in January, 2010. But the prototypes didn’t exactly work all that well, and the company has repeatedly postponed plans to actually launch the tablet. Now it looks like you might have to wait until March, 2011 to get […]

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Unboxing the Asus Eee PC 1015PN dual core netbook with ION graphics

The Asus Eee PC 1015PN is a 10 inch netbook with a dual core Intel Atom N550 processor and next-generation NVIDIA ION graphics. While it doesn’t have the same ION chip found in nettops and larger laptop computers, it should have more than enough power to handle 1080p HD video playback and some 3D graphics […]