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Asus Wireless VH Monitor

Asus Monitor

Asus debuted a series of LCD monitors at the recent CeBit 2009. The VH192C and VH196 are energy-saving and have an advanced optical film for better images. The Aspect Control switches between full screen and 4:3 aspect ratio. The Asus VH192C LCD monitor also features a Color Shine panel for better clarity, image color, density and saturation, and best of all can be connected via WHCI or wireless USB host wireless adapter.

 

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Thanko EeePC Privacy Filter

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, PC / Laptop

Privacy FilterThere is nothing worse than having someone look over your shoulder when you are using your laptop or PC. If you own an Asus EeePC, there is a new privacy filter from Thanko. You are fine in front of it, but the screen is not visible from either side. The Privacy Filter is easily attachable with double-sided removable sticky tape. It can only be used with the 4G-X or XU so those of you with a 901-X are out of luck, although if they make some bucks from this one, other filters should be sure to follow. Available for $48.50.

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800MHz P565 Handset Coming Soon From ASUS

Posted by Aaron Zollo Categories: Cameras, Cell Phones, GPS, Handhelds

ASUS P565

announced that they would soon be releasing a smartphone with a touch interface and a whopping 800MHz of processing goodness.  ASUS is featuring a new touch interface they have named “Glide,” which overlays the operating system.  The P565 features not only speed, but a 2.8-inch VGA touch screen with a resolution of 480 x 640.  The face is what you would expect for a touchscreen device, but what you cannot see is the leather that lines the back of the device, clearly aiming it for a business environment.  The P565 incorporates Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, GPS, 256MB of flash, with 128MB DDR SDRAM, an SD slot, Blutooth, a 3 megapixel camera, and supports HSDPA 3.6Mbps, UMTS 2100, EDGE/GPRS/GSM 900/1800/1900, Class 10.  No word yet on price or when it will launch, but it certainly should be a very capable device once it comes to market.

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Asus R710 PND With Pathfinder HUD

Asus R710 PNDAsus has released their R710 PND with Pathfinder HUD (Heads-Up Display) technology that allows users to project directions, speed, etc. on car windshields. The GPS system has a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth capability and built-in light sensor. The R710 will also play MP3s, videos and display pictures for those times when you are stuck in traffic. Its MicroSD card slot can handle up to 8GB. At a thickness of only 13.5mm and a weight of only 200g, contact Asus for price and availability.

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Bleeding Edge TV 275: The EeeStick motion game controllers from Asus

At the booth during , we had the pleasure of looking at their new EeeStick video gaming controllers. Similar to the ‘s Wii Remote and Nunchuk, aiming and player movement is controlled by swinging the right controller around and moving the left thumbstick.

Sunrise Kuo of Asus showed us a demo of the controllers in action. When they’re ready in July or August, they will be packaged with the Asus EeePC 901 or EeePC 1000 models.


HP Mini-Note 2133 vs. Asus Eee PC gallery

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Features, PC / Laptop

We figured we’d put two of our favorite together for a quick head-to-head, just to show the size differences between the and the Asus . We’ve put together a small gallery comparing the sizes of the two systems, including what we believe to be the most important difference, the keyboard size.

Click on through to see the HP Mini-Note vs Eee PC gallery.

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Gallery: HP Mini-Note 2133 vs. Asus Eee PC gallery


HP Mini-Note 2133 first impressions

HP Mini-note 2133

I just got my hands on one of the Mini-Note 2133 ultra-portable notebook (netbook?) computers. A few first impressions are below, a taste of our upcoming HP 2133 vs. Eee PC 900 Battle Royale:

HP Mini-Note 2133 wins:

  • 2133 has a much nicer keyboard
  • 2133 has a cleaner design
  • 2133 has a faster processor (1.6Ghz vs. 900Mhz)
  • 2133 has more RAM (2GB vs. 1GB)

PC 900 wins:

  • Eee PC is cheaper ($550 vs. $729-819)
  • Eee PC is slimmer and lighter (2133 battery protrudes downward)
  • Eee PC has more USB 2.0 ports (3 vs. 2)
  • Eee PC is easier to dual boot with Ubuntu

Obviously the HP 2133 has a lot going for it, however it’s significantly more expensive. Stay tuned for more in-depth information about these trendy new netbooks and how they compare for power, usability, and value.


ASUS Mini PC Nova Lite PX24

Mini PC Nova

ASUS’s new offering for home entertainment is the Mini PC Nova Lite PX24. The supposedly world’s smallest mini-PC has a built-in independent graphics card, hi-fi speakers with Dolby digital Life/DTS Connect, and is energy efficient. At a size of 242 x 184 x 51mm and a weight of 1.5kg, it supports HD1080i/1080p and is packed with Windows Vista Home Premium as well as Intel CPU. For more fun, utilize its Media Center for photographs, video, and broadcasting music. Contact ASUS for pricing.

 

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Asus M70 Notebook

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: HDTV, PC / Laptop

Asus M70Asus has released its M70 notebook with lots of features for Blu-ray fun. The WUXGA widescreen has 1920x1200 pixels with a 16:10 resolution, Al Light for auto-bright adjustment, and Splendid Video Intelligence Technology to improve its picture. The notebook also features a fingerprint scanner, Dolby sound from Altec Lansing Speakers, and a built-in 1.3M pixel swivel webcam. The touchpad can be converted to a control deck for music or video. Contact Asus for price and availability.

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Bleeding Edge TV 231: Eee PC Full Desktop Mode, and installing Beryl for more awesomeness

The second in our series of Asus Eee PC how-to videos, this episode features instructions on how to activate the ‘s hidden Full Desktop Mode, a power-user mode featuring a launcher similar to the Start menu from Windows. Additionally, Nate True demonstrates how to activate Beryl, a 3d desktop effect engine that adds stunning visual effects to your desktop, including windows that stretch and wobble like Jell-O when you move them around and a rotating desktop cube display.

The process to install and activate Beryl is a bit involved, though the results are quite worth it. Check out the video for the details - and as promised, here are the two long lines so you can copy and paste them to your console:

To authorize the community Eee PC repository:

curl http://download.tuxfamily.org/eeepcrepos/key.asc | sudo apt-key add -

Remember the trailing hyphen (-) IS required. To authorize the Beryl repository:

curl http://debian.beryl-project.org/root@lupine.me.uk.gpg | sudo apt-key add -

Again, the ending hyphen (-) is required. We have a few more Eee PC hacks on the way, so be sure you are subscribed so you don’t miss any.


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