CES 2010: Hands-On With Transparent Display of the Future

25 01 2010

Science fiction becomes reality with this transparent OLED display prototype from Samsung.

Just go see it on wired.com It’s absolutely worth it.

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Acer Aspire One – Purple

15 01 2010

Best. Netbook. EVER!

And it’s purple! Do I really have to go into detail about how incredibly wonderful it is to have a purple netbook? Nah, I didn’t think so.

Here are the Specs on the computer part….but did you notice that it’s PURPLE???

That’s right, it’s PURPLE!

Specifications:

  • 10.1-inch LED-backlit CrystalBrite screen (1024 x 600 resolution)
  • Windows 7 Starter makes small notebook PCs easier to use because it puts less between you and what you want to do–less waiting, less clicking, less hassle connecting to networks. And Starter combines the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows.
  • Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. A small notebook PC running Windows 7 Home Premium is even easier to use. The new taskbar and advanced navigation features make launching programs, opening files, managing windows, and getting around your PC faster and easier. Personalize your PC to be just the way you want it with helpful gadgets and desktop themes–even turn your desktop into a slideshow of your favorite photos. And you get the best entertainment experience on a PC. With Windows Media Center, you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV.
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor combines performance and efficiency to explore the Internet and stay connected while mobile
  • Up to 3.15 hours of battery life with included 3-cell battery
  • Multi-gesture Touchpad for circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, and page flip
  • 160 GB hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz; 2 GB maximum capacity)
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 video processor
  • Crystal Eye webcam supports Acer PrimaLite technology, which consists of a premium sensor, firmware and lenses to provide superior video performance under low-light conditions. A built-in digital microphone helps keep background noise levels low and minimizes echoes.
  • 84-key keyboard, 89 percent of standard-size with 12 function keys, WLAN switch
  • 54g Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)
  • VGA video output
  • Stereo speakers and optimized Dolby Headphone technology for 5.1-channel audio
  • Pre-loaded software includes Microsoft Works for word processing and spreadsheet work. Enjoy a 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.
  • Dimensions: 10.17 x 7.24 x 1 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 2.44 pounds
  • Warranty: One-year parts and labor limited warranty with concurrent International Traveler’s Warranty

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
This Acer Aspire One notebook has an integrated 54g wireless LAN (Acer InviLink) that’s compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g networks and offers Acer’s SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency. It also providesFast (10/100) Ethernet networking.

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals–from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • Analog video output: 1 VGA
  • Multi-in-1 memory card reader compatible with MultiMediaCard, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO or xD-Picture Card
  • 1 headphone jack, 1 microphone jack

What’s in the Box
This package contains the Acer Aspire One AOD250-1025 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions

It also comes with the following software: McAfee Internet Security Suite 2009 (trial version with 60 days of live update); Microsoft Works with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial; Google Desktop; Norton Online Backup; WildTangent

10.1-Inch CrystalBrite Screen

The 10.1-inch screen has a WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600) and support for up a 262K color depth. Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, which uses shared video memory with the main memory. Acer’s CrystalBrite display technology guarantees the best possible visual experience by preventing the diffusion of surrounding light and internal ray. Compared to normal TFT LCDs, Acer CrystalBrite technology is able to read color coordinates more accurately, thus minimizing distortion and creating high-fidelity colors in all environments.





A New Direction

4 01 2010

Relax, I will still be doing oodles and gobs of reviews of tech gadgets. I’m also going to be including some other types of posts as well. Some about the lifestyles of the technologically inclined (Techno-Geeks). I hope that my readers will find this information interesting if not useful.

At any rate, that’s the post for today. Welcome to 2010.

 

Happy New Year!

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