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October 22, 2008

Astone UMPC now at Php9,995 too!

Haven’t really heard any development from Astone ever since I spotted their 7-inch UMPC back in April. Well, it looks like they’re still selling and has actually gone the way of the Blue H1 UMPC too.

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September 29, 2008

9″ UltraMobilePC Surf on PC Buyer’s Guide

An unbranded UMPC/netbook appears on the listing of the latest issue of PC Buyers Guide. It’s probably an upgrade to the Astone UMPC but I’m not that sure. Check out the screenshot and specs after the jump.

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September 05, 2008

Gigabyte 9″ Netbook spotted at Atom Launch

Gigabyte’s entry to the UMPC market looks impressive. We spotted one yesterday during the Intel Atom launch, along with half a dozen other netbooks and nettops. This could be the Gigabyte M912V tablet with touch screen panel.

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August 04, 2008

Lenovo to launch IdeaPad S9 & S10 Netbooks

Lenovo is entering the “netbook” market with the IdeaPad S9 and S10. The 8.9″ screen IdeaPad S9 and 10.2″ screen IdeaPad S10 netbooks come in deep blue, pastel pink and ruby red as well as white and black.

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July 29, 2008

Gigabyte M528 Mobile Internet Device

We’re seeing a lot of these lately. From Sony VGN-UX50 UMPC, OQO Model 02, Toshiba Utopia to the HTC Shift, Gigabyte will release one of its own – the Gigabyte M528 MID.

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July 23, 2008

The 9″ Laptop Round Up

I rounded up three (3) UMPC in the 8.9 inch range and set them side by side to see which one gets your money’s worth — Acer Aspire One, HP 2133 Mini-note and the Asus Eee PC 900. Just like our 7-inch round-up, this chart will hopefully help you in your next purchase.

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July 20, 2008

10″ Gdium Netbook sports a Dragon chip

The Gdium Netbook is a little different from all the other UMPCs out there. That’s because it’s not using any of the usual Intel Celeron/Atom or Via C7M processor but a relatively new one called Loongson 2F CPU.

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July 15, 2008

Gigabyte launches 9″ Netbook M912V with 3G

It’s the first 9-inch UMPC we’ve seen that sports a swivel touch screen panel (can be rotated 180°). It’s essentially a mini-table PC, a line of sub-notebooks that’s usually pretty expensive. Not this one.

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July 09, 2008

Blue H1 UMPC: Unboxing Pics

The Blue H1 UMPC is probably the only ultraportable laptop specifically marketed to the Philippines but never got much airtime (except for that Engadget mention earlier). I thought it deserves a second look. Got a unit and we’re unboxing it for the first time.

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July 08, 2008

Kohjinsha SC3 UMPC has built-in GPS

Japan’s answer to the growing UMPC market is the Kohjinsha SC3 Series, a 7-inch feature-packed ultraportable that’s being entered into the US market.

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July 02, 2008

HTC Shift Spotted and Priced

The HTC Shift is like a smartphone that evolved into a laptop (UMPC). We spotted one on display at Park Square 1 the other day. See specs and price after the jump.

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June 13, 2008

Dell E and E Slim vs. EeePC and MacBook Air

Dell finally revealed details of its upcoming mini-notebooks and it seems they’re targeting the Asus Eee PC and MacBook Air crowd. The Dell E and E Slim line with come in at 8.9″ and 12.1″, respectively hoping to snatch a portion of the growing UMPC market.

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June 04, 2008

The Acer Aspire One is confirmed!

Acer doesn’t want to be left behind the UMPC wars either. The Acer Aspire One was introduced during the Computex at Taipei, Taiwan yesterday.

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June 02, 2008

Poll: Which UMPC you’ll likely buy?

At least half a dozen ultraportable laptops are now available for sale in the Philippines. As supply increases demand will likely go down. Asus is no longer the only player in the UMPC niche but it has successfully manage to grab the most exposure — all the rest becomes just another “Asus EeePC-killer”.

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May 31, 2008

Red Fox WizBook laptops

Red Fox and AMD teamed up to develop their own Eee PC competitor and launched the WizBook this week with a much disappointing 400MHz AMD Geode processor. Hate to say the obvious but this is most certainly going to be a bust.

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May 29, 2008

Mini Dell Inspiron to match HP 2133?

According to Gizmodo, Michael Dell is secretly lugging what could be an Asus Eee PC 900 or HP Mini-Notebook 2133 competitor. It looks like an 10″ Dell Inspiron mini-laptop to me.

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May 21, 2008

OLPC 2.0: 2nd Generation XO Laptop Unveiled

The One Laptop Per Child Foundation just unveiled the next generation of XO Laptops and looks like it’s an interesting upgrade to the previous one. OLPC founder Nicholas Negrponte reveals the new design of the OLPC in a press conference.

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May 15, 2008

HP 2133 Priced and Specs

The HP 2133 mini-notebook PC announced last February this year is now out and on sale. Units went out this week in HP retail stores. See final specs and unit prices after the jump.

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April 22, 2008

The 7-inch UMPC Round Up

Someone asked to compare all the available ultra-portables in the market, especially the ones in the 7″ display. So we rounded-up four UMPCs — Asus Eee PC, Neo Explore X1, Astone UMPC and Deep Blue H1. See comparison chart after the jump.

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April 22, 2008

Simply Smart ECS G10IL has Super-3G

As previously reported, ECS has unveiled details of their Simply Smart ECS G10IL and boy, does it have a whooping 7.2 Mbps HSDPA built-in with it.

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April 21, 2008

Astone UMPC hits store shelves in Manila

Yet another player in the UMPC market has emerged. Definitely a hot item this season. The Astone UMPC is a 7 inch laptop that’s looking to grab a piece of the ultra-portable pie. See picture and specs after the jump.

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March 11, 2008

Gecko UMPC, the $300 Laptop

Everyone’s into cheap ultra-portables now. ECS and MSI already announced their versions. This new one is called Gecko (designed by Norhtec) — an energy efficient, rugged, and highly compatible laptop. Check out the pics and specs after the jump.

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February 20, 2008

HP UMPC 2133: Now that’s an ultraportable!

There’s some leaked images and numbers on a supposedly new UMPC from HP. The HP Compaq 2133 is small, lightweight and carries a Linux flavor. I say it’s a sweet cross between a MacBook Air and an Asus Eee PC.

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February 09, 2008

Unboxing: Asus Eee PC

For a couple of months now that the Asus EeePC has been available in the local market, I haven’t got the chance to get myself one. Either there’s no available stock or the remaining lone unit is priced way more than the SRP. My only luck was with Asus Philippines lending me a review unit.

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