Emtec gdium EM-PC mini laptop

Details emerge regarding the upcoming subnotebook Emtec gdium EM-PC. The Emtec gdium EM-PC is designed for students and will be available in Australia in July.

* Flash based storage (no hard drive)

* Features a “removeable GKey, which houses the security/authentication”

* Linux OS

* Webcam

* 8.9 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display

* Weight: 1.1kg

* Connectivity: 802.11b/g

* Price: $449 Australian, or about $430 US

via Blogeee via liliputing

Netflix Player by Roku reviewed

The Netflix player by Roku has just been announce and has already been reviewed by the major online sites. PCMagazine for example given it a 4 out 5 rating. Saying this:

For those looking to augment an unlimited Netflix subscription, this set-top box from Roku is affordable and easy to use. Here’s hoping the movie selection becomes broader.

Read PCMags full review HERE

Medion’s Akoya Mini takes on Asus EEE/HP Mini Note

Another day and another Mini Notebook. This one from Medion with a 10″ screen and Atom CPU. Of all the mini notebooks this one is one of the best style wise. The laptop also features hard drive, linux, 1GB ram, two usb ports, memory card slot, vga out, 1.3 megapixel webcam. While there is no date for the U.S. Those in Europe should be getting it soon at €399 (or about $638).

via Engadget

Acer Aspire 5920 has built in WIMAX

WIMAX is still not ready for primetime. But that doesn’t stop Acer from launching a laptop with built in WIMAX. According to Infoworld the laptop will be sold through Sprint and other companies with Wimax in a similar way they sell mobile phones. No more details on the notebook as of yet so stay tuned.

via Engadget

MSI anounces Wind series Mini Notebooks

Micro-Star International (MSI) has announced its Wind series notebooks, the company’s contender to compete with low-cost PCs such as Asustek Computer’s Eee PC.

The Wind will come with either an 8.9- or 10-inch display option featuring LED backlight technology and a resolution of 1024×600. The system weighs around 1kg, according to MSI, and includes a 2.5-inch hard drive with storage capacity of 80GB. The notebooks will include Windows XP and, unlike some other vendors, MSI has not mentioned any plans to offer a Linux-based version so far.

Possible release would be June when Atom CPU drops. Price will range from $470 to $1,099.

via DigiTimes