The Google Nexus One is already a great phone but it would be nice if it could borrow some of the eye candy from HTC’s Sense UI, right? jkOnTheRun did just that, based on this guide, and Kevin tells us about it.
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OS X Snow Leopard on the MSI Wind
It is not exactly a secret that among netbooks, the MSI Wind is a favorite for a hackintosh netbook. Basically everything you need from it will work, provided you do the right research. Here’s a thread on insanelywind.com though that will make things a lot easier for you, from start to finish.
If you have a different netbook, mymacnetbook.com can help you know if it’s ready for a hackintosh install.
Ubuntu 10.04, the next long–term–support version, will be available in the final week of April. This release will be a significant milestone for Ubuntu and Linux in general as this will probably be the version that competes side–by–side with Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
However, first beta release of 10.04 sports something that’s outof the ordinary: window control buttons placed on the left (like OS X), but arranged the other way (like in Windows). In can become confusing.
Good thing there’s a simple solution for this.
Yes, that’s the fashionably chic version of the HP Mini 1000. Noted designer Vivienne Tam comes up with a provocatively red Mini 1000 that you can easily mistakenly identify as a fashion accessory instead of a netbook.
Looks great! With a USD $699 price tag though, it will get buyers thinking twice. After all, you can get a much more usable Dell Inspiron Mini 12 for that money with some change to spare.
If you’ve been looking for an ultraportable to complement your computing gear, I’m sure the task of picking one is getting very hard these days. Just a few months ago, there was only one — the Asus Eee PC 701. That, and its siblings. Now, you have the Asus Eee PC 900, the Asus Eee PC 901, the HP Mini–Note 2133, and now the MSI Wind U100.
Here are some articles that you will find useful in choosing your ultraportable:
- ZDNet UK: MSI Wind: a first look
- Laptopmag: ASUS Eee PC 901 12G XP
- Laptopmag: ASUS Eee PC 901 Mini-Review
- Laptopmag: HP 2133 Mini-Note
- HardwareZone: Shootout: ASUS Eee PC 901 vs. MSI Wind NB U100
- Laptopmag: ASUS Eee PC 1000H vs. MSI Wind: 10-inch Mini-Notebook Face Off
- OCW: Review of MSI Wind 1.6GHz ATOM 10″ notebook
- OCW: Review of ASUS Eee PC 901 1.6GHz ATOM 8.9″ notebook
- NotebookReview: Asus Eee PC 901 12GB First Look
In a nutshell, if I were to get one now, I’m looking at the MSI Wind with a six–cell battery. According to the reviews, it can get up to five hours of battery life. One caveat though: they’re only selling it with the three–cell battery for now. If you can wait a bit more, once these models are widely available in the market, prices should drop and you’d get a better deal. At least until they come up with the next generation models again.
Yes, the Asus Eee PC 900 is finally here in the Philippines! I managed to spot some units in various computer shops around Metro Manila though not all shops have them in stock.
In Comp-Link in SM North EDSA, units of the Asus Eee PC 900 are in white only, priced at seems to be okay 24,990, or 25,000 pesos to put it simply. These are the Xandros–powered units that come with a 20GB SSD, which actually is the same 4GB SSD on the 701 paired with a slower 16GB SSD module. Looking at the Eee PC 900, it may look exactly like the 701 but with a larger screen, but upon closer inspection it is a few millimeters taller. The touchpad is huge, a welcome change. Its multi–touch feature makes it fun to use, aside from being completely functional.
In SM Megamall, I spotted a black Eee PC 900 in one of the shops there. I forgot the shop’s name but it’s in Cyberzone and it’s known for importing laptop models not available locally.
The black Asus Eee PC 900 does seem to look more business–like and now appears serious with the much larger screen. The white one spells more fun with its Apple–like cues, but both models should sell well and continue to stamp Asus’ lead in the affordable ultraportable market.
Review: Asus Eee PC 900
Before I could even complete my monthly payments for my Eee PC 701, the 8.9–inch display Asus Eee PC 900 is now shipping. In fact, the first review of the Eee PC 900 is now online.
Listed changes for the 900 are:
- Bigger 8.9–inch (1024 × 600 resolution) LCD display
- More storage with new 12GB and 20GB SSD drives
- Multi–touch trackpad similar to a MacBook Pro
- Default RAM now at 1GB
- 1.3 megapixel webcam
Though these are welcome updates to the Eee PC line, the older 7–inch display models should even sell more considering the price cuts coming their way, which is almost predictable after the release of the Eee PC 900.
Unfortunately, the rumored Intel Atom processors were a no–show on the model now shipping. Perhaps it will bw coming just in time for the Christmas holidays? Now that would be a great time to upgrade to an Atom-powered Asus Eee PC 900.
Welcome to mobile!
Hi, I’m Markku Seguerra, more known for my site rebelpixel productions.
I’m starting this new weblog dedicated solely to one major topic: mobile digital lifestyle. A place where you learn on the latest mobile gadgets, from cellphones to laptops and all the little electronic things in your bags and pockets. My interest in these things has led me to ask: “why not write about the things I know a lot about?” Stay tuned, there should more to come in the next few days and weeks.