Category: Laptops

Asus AiO ARM/Intel Android/Windows 8 18.4″ 1080p all-in-one

Posted by – June 4, 2012

This huge 18.4″ Asus capacitive tablet runs on an ARM Processor (yet unannounced) and when docked, it can switch to Windows 8 on Intel Windows 8 and switch back to ARM Android.

Mark Shuttleworth at Linaro Connect

Posted by – June 2, 2012

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical talks about Ubuntu on ARM and Canonical at Linaro.

FXI Cotton Candy availability status interview

Posted by – May 14, 2012

boredatwork.com published this interview with FXI Tech about the status of shipments for their awesome Exynos4 powered HDMI stick product.

Something to do with FXI adding USB host to the design causing some of the delay. Hopefully they start shipping in Scandinavia this month, and to all other pre-orders during the summer. I’d like to see this form factor mass manufactured and sold for around $69 retail and not $199. See the TI OMAP4 powered Always Innovating HDMI stick alternative where it’s said the BOM cost for such a platform may be as low as $30.

Source: booredatwork.com

Here’s my video of the FXI Tech HDMI stick:

Kinstone 7″ Boxchip ICS Laptop at the HKTDC Electronics Fair

Posted by – April 21, 2012

512MB to 1GB RAM, for $73 in bulk, shown here at the HKTDC Electronics Fair. $11 more for capacitive.


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$100 10.1″ Boxchip A10 Laptop/Tablet convertible by Kinstone

Posted by – April 21, 2012

This $100 ARM Cortex-A8 Laptop may be fast enough for a full Android/Chrome OS Laptop.


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$85 Boxchip A10 10.1″ Laptop runs ICS now by Sunlike, 4000mAh for $6 more

Posted by – April 15, 2012

The ARM Powered sub-$100 Ultrabooks are coming. Put the Chrome browser for Android on this ICS Laptop, and you’ve pretty much got an Ultrabook-disruptor for sub-$100. They claim 5h battery life on the included 2100mAh battery, and they can nearly double that using a 4000mAh battery that can also be made to fit in this ARM Powered laptop casing. Are you interested in buying this $85 Boxchip A10 Laptop in a group buy? Let me know in the comments and I’ll try to see if it’s possible for them to ship out a batch of samples as a group buy.


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$110 7″ Boxchip Laptop (with capacitive screen) by Yones Toptech Co Ltd

Posted by – April 13, 2012

Shenzhen Factory Tour, exclusive video at the Hongda Laptop Factory

Posted by – April 10, 2012

Here is a video filmed in one of the many small to medium sized Shenzhen factories. This one is able to output thousands of laptops and tablets per day. The Hongda factory manufactures for http://www.yooe.com.cn among others.

$285 8.9″ capacitive Windows 8 Intel Atom N2600 Dual-core Laptop/Tablet convertible by www.yooe.com.cn

Posted by – April 9, 2012

http://www.yooe.com.cn presents their new 8.9″ tablet/laptop convertible powered by the Intel Atom N2600 processor, it costs about 1800rmb ($285) in bulk.

Sony to launch the first ARM Powered Chromebook?

Posted by – March 24, 2012

According to some FCC leak and rumoring, it looks like Sony is about to release a new Chromebook and the FCC info may point towards it running on an ARM Processor! T25 is the leaked processor info, that sound like the Tegra 250 T25. I think the thinking was T25 is intermediary between T20 and T30, in between Tegra2 and Tegra3. Basically, I think, the hope should be that if it’s a Tegra2, that it has a new faster memory bandwidth and a higher clock speed compared to the “first generation” Tegra2 devices that were released back since the end of 2010!

The Dual-core TI OMAP4470 runs at 1.8Ghz, the Dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Krait S4 runs above 1.5Ghz, might it be that a new Dual-core Nvidia T25 processor also runs at similar clock frequency and might it be that the T25 has an improved memory bandwidth?

If Sony plans to have a target price for it around $199 for the 11.6″ version, with upwards 20 hours battery life, make it the thinnest, lightest, this can become one of the new top selling laptops in the world.

Source: laptopreviews.com via: engadget.com