Tuesday, July 27

Fast Netbook New Asus Eee PC1215N

Fast Netbooks - Asus Eee PC 1215N

If you are looking for a fast netbook the you will soon have a new one to consider the Asus Eee PC 1215N. This will certainly be one the fastest netbooks money can buy if not the fastest. It is expected to be available on August 23.

Asus is of course the company that invented the netbook, but it has been losing market share to Acer, maybe the PC 1215N will bring back some of that market share to Asus. Not only is it fast at 1.8 GHz, it also has a 12.1" screen described as "massive", well in some domains 12.1" might be considered massive but on a computer it is barely adequate, but of course this is a netbook so compared to 10" I guess it looks quite big.
Asus Eee PC 1215N Fast Netbook

Another very important feature is that the PC 1215N has Windows 7 Home Premium installed as standard - if you are looking for a netbook do not get one that only has Windows 7 Starter it has serious limitations - go for the Home Premium version from the outset.

Technical Specifications of the Asus Eee PC 1215N

Windows® 7 Home Premium
Next Generation NVIDIA® ION™ discrete graphics = better graphics performance
12.1" 16:9 HD LED-backlit glare-type display
Full HD 1080p video playback on a HDTV or big screen via a HDMI port
USB3.0* can transfer data at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB2.0
Camera cover over the webcam lens to stop people prying
500GB ASUS online WebStorage

The NVIDIA® ION™ discrete graphics processor delivers a "visual experience never before seen on netbooks". It is capable of smooth, crystal-clear playback of HD videos in 1080p on its 12-inch 1366 x 768 HD widescreen display with 16:9 display ratio.

The 1215N has the Intel® Atom™ D525 dual core processor, plus next generation NVIDIA® ION™ discrete graphics processor with NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology for excellent multimedia performance capabilities.

It looks interesting if you are looking for one of the fastest netbooks around - but it ain't particularly cheap at around $650.

If you fancy the idea of the same netbook in a more stylish design then check out the Asus Lamborghini VX6

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Saturday, July 24

Best Netbooks Acer Aspire AO721

Best Netbooks - Acer Aspire One 721

Looking for the fastest, newest and best netbook currently available ? Then take a look at the new Acer Aspire One AO721
running under Windows 7 Home Premium edition. The Acer Aspire range has been updated with fresh new ID treatments and powerful AMD Athlon™ II Neo processors. The Aspire One AO721 also has the advantage of a large, 11.6-inch screen, ultra-portability and useability, high-definition graphics, video playback, and smooth communications. In the U.S. is it being retailed at  $429.99.

Acer Aspire One AO721 Netbook
The Acer Aspire One AO721 utilizes an AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor optimized to improve energy efficiency and delivering the performance needed to run multiple applications and features. The AMD Athlon II Neo processor and ATI Radeon HD 4225 Graphics with 384MB of dedicated system memory, mean that the Aspire One is well-equipped for mobile performance. You can multitask, even when running visually-intense, hi-definition applications, and explore the Internet, send and receive emails, watch videos and play games – all on the go using the netbook's battery power source.

Another very important feature is that the Acer A0721 is sold with Windows 7 Home premium as standard, a significant plus. You really should not be buying netbooks that use Windows 7 Starter Edition- you will only end up upgrading, which will cost at least another $50

The screen is a high-definition 11.6-inch CrystalBrite™ LED backlit display. The cover is black matte, mesh-textured cover to limit fingerprints and smudges, the whole unit is less than one-inch thick and wieghs around 3 pounds. It also has a full-sized keyboard, 2GB of DDR3 memory and up to a 250GB internal hard drive, HDMI™ connectivity for high-definition entertainment on large external displays, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and fast Ethernet LAN connectivity, a built-in webcam, for high quality images for online chats and video conferences, a built-in digital microphone offering superior voice quality and minimizing echoes, a Multi-Gesture Touchpad, that lets you pinch, flick and swirl your fingers across the touchpad for intuitive navigation, along with scrolling zoom in and out, flipping through web pages, etc...

Acer Aspire One AO721-3070

Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium

AMD Athlon™ II Neo Processor K125 (1MB L2 cache 1.70GHz)
Memory 2GB (2/0) DDR3 SDRAM
User upgradeable up to 4GB (one 2GB memory card in each slot)
Chipset AMD™ M880G
Storage Up to 250GB* hard drive
Multi-in-one card reader:
- Supports optional MultiMediaCard™, Secure Digital, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ or xD-Picture Card™
- With optional adapter supports optional Memory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, miniSD™, microSD™, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard™
Optional external USB 1.44MB* diskette drive
Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4225 (384MB dedicated memory)
Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 support
Video Acer® CineCrystal 11.6" (1366 x 768) high-brightness (200-nit) TFT display
LED backlighting, mercury-free
Up to 16.7 million colors
Acer® Video Conference with integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam, 640 x 480 resolution and Acer® Video Conference Manager software supporting 640 x 480 resolution online video calls
VGA and HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) ports
MPEG-2 DVD, WMV9/VC-1 (Windows® Media Video 9, VC-1 standard), H.264/AVC decoding
Support for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitor
Audio Integrated microphone
High-definition audio support
Headphones/speakers/line-out with SPDIF support and microphone ports
Microsoft® DirectSound® compatibility
Interface Ports DC-in
Headphones/speaker/line-out with SPDIF support
HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection)
Three USB 2.0
Communications 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN, Acer® SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency, WI-FI CERTIFIED™
Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN ready
Software Included
Acer® ePower Management
Acer® Assisst
Acer® Identity Card
Acer® eRecovery Management
Acer® Updater
Acer® Registration
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader
Acer® Video Conference Manager
Adobe® Flash® Player
CyberLink® PowerDVD™*
McAfee® Internet Security Suite (trial version)
Google™ Toolbar
Microsoft® Office (60-day trial)
Microsoft® Works
Microsoft® Silverlight®
Norton™ Online Backup
Windows Live™ Essentials
*OEM, not full-featured, version.
User Interface 84-key full-size keyboard, embedded numeric keypad, hotkey controls, international language support
12 function, four cursor keys
Multi-gesture touchpad supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip
Dimensions 11.2" W x 8.0" D x 1.0" – 1.1” H
Weight 3.1 lb. (1.4kg) with six-cell, 5800mAh battery
Power 65-watt AC adapter
Six-cell, 4400mAh lithium ion battery: up to 5.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage
Compliance Energy Star®
Security Features User, administrator and hard drive BIOS passwords
Kensington® lock slot

For another excellent Acer netbook for speed freaks check out the Acer Ferrari One - Acer Netbooks

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