Hey guys, it’s been a while since we’ve posted on here.
The site has had plenty of visitors which is why we left things alone for you guys to keep using the tutorials etc…
Theres been so much happening recently, lots of new netbooks, tablets and not forgetting the iPad!
We’re thinking of reviving this site, if we go ahead there will be plenty of upgrading and updating over the next few weeks. We are on the look out for people who would like to contribute to the site with their netbook/tablet reviews, stories, gossip, etc etc… so feel free to contact us if you fancy helping out.
Time for our second touch screen install tutorial and this time we’re going to use the MSI Wind. As you may or may not already know the MSI Wind comes in many other brand names other than MSI. For this tutorial we’re going to use the Advent 4211. The touch screen we used was supplied by www.fidohub.com who are based in Taiwan. So far we’ve used two of their touch screens and both times everything has been superb. Hoda Technology/Fidohub were also featured on the MSNBC Top 10 Gifts for the hard-core techie and we are confident we are fitting a quality component.
You can buy the touch screens direct from fidohub, we were supplied with a Fed Ex shipping number so we could trace every step of the parcel’s journey and shipping only took a few days from Taiwan to the UK.. Continue reading »
The touch screen we used was supplied by www.fidohub.com who are based in Taiwan. Not only would we highly recommend their products but communication and service from the company are both excellent. Hoda Technology/Fidohub were also featured on the MSNBC Top 10 Gifts for the hard-core techie and we were confident we were fitting a quality component.
You can buy the touch screens direct from fidohub, we were supplied with a FedEx shipping number so we could trace every step of the parcel’s journey and shipping only took a few days from Taiwan to the UK. Continue reading »
Acer have made a statement releasing info about their upcoming 10″ AAO.
Acer, the third largest vendor in the global PC market (source: Gartner data, 1H 2008), today presented an all-new 10” Aspire One netbook, complete with a 10-inch screen, Windows XP and integrated Bluetooth, and designed for a fast, simple and utterly cool online life.
Only one year after first appearing on the market, netbooks have totally revolutionized the PC market, helping to form an entirely new market segment that users themselves created through a real need to be online all the time and to socialize around the clock. Continue reading »
Thousands have splashed out on the AAO (Acer Aspire One) and many have had gripes with things such as hmmmm screen a bit small or hmmmm, a bit of a bugger to upgrade the memory etc or hmmmm, Those damn trackpad buttons or even hmmmm, excessive fan noise.
It looks like Acer is aiming to please even more people now by bringing a new unit to the market. Say hello to the AAO 103 10″ (Acer Aspire One 103 10″) and as you might have guessed it has a 10″ screen opposed to the 8.9″ currently offered. The track-pad buttons have been moved from the side to the bottom as on 99.99999999r% of all other track-pad devices and upgraders/modders have been given an easier life by Acer giving them nice little screw off covers that give access to memory, wifi and hdd. The excitable fan may or not be present in the new model. The AAO 103 version comes with a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, multi-touch track-pad (with proper placed buttons), Bluetooth, WiFi, SDHC card reader, and optional 3G connectivity.
If they keep the pricing sensible on this unit, especially with the current climate of penny watchers then Acer should be onto a winner.
HP showed off it’s new Mini 2140 netbook at the ICES (International Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas earlier this week, and it’s the business.
It comes encased in a sweet aluminium case very similar to their older under powered 2133. HP have made a lot of improvements when comparing this to a 2133 or even the 1000 model. They are hoping that not only the home user will be buying this model but HP also are aiming this at the business world.
HP have option of 3 cell and 6 cell batteries with this model and HP are claiming that the 6 cell option will churn out a staggering 8hrs of life between charges, this obviously depends on how you use the machine.
Other options include either a 160GB HDD (Hard Disk Drive) or an 80GB SSD (Solid State Drive). Operating system option include Windows XP, XP Professional as well as SUSE Linux and possibly Vista Business.
The Intel Atom will be at the heart of the 2140 and the system can support up to 2GB of memory, the 2140 also boasts a 10.1″ screen.
All in all this looks like a very nice machine even though it will weigh slightly more than it’s plastic competition but hey, something had to give to make a quality machine. HP reckon that the 2140 will be released later this month.