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Articles tagged with: ultraportable

First Chromebook Launched In U.K., Kogan Agora

Computer manufacturer, Kogan, has just launched the first Chrome OS-powered laptop in Australia and the United Kingdom. The chromebook is dubbed the Kogan Agora and is an ultra portable laptop that runs the Chrome OS on an Intel Celeron 1.3GHz processor, with 1GB of DDR2 RAM. The RAM (memory) is expandable to four gigabytes, and the unit comes with a 30GB solid state drive.

The Kogan Agora features an 11.6″ WXGA HD LED display, featuring a decent 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.

SanDisk Kicks Off 100-Series SSDs

Don’t think that Computex is a show only about computers. SanDisk proved otherwise when the company introduced a few flash-based storage solutions, designed for mobile devices and ultraportable laptops. First up, we’ve got the SanDisk U100, a SATA III card that gives thin and light notebooks a run for their money (closer speeds to desktop SSDs)! These new SATA III cards can read/write at speeds of up to 450MB/s and 340MB/s, respectively.

Asus Goes ‘Toe To Toe’ With MacBook Air

It looks like Asus is planning on going head on against Apple’s MacBook Air. The company introduced an eleven point six inch aluminum alloy shell at the Computex show this week. The Asus UX 21 uses a solid state drive just like the macbook air does and will feature Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors.

The device is classified as an ultra-portable and weighs in at just 2.2 pounds. Users will get two USB 3.0 ports, a headphone port, and a mini-HDMI out connector. Despite it’s feather-like feel, this machine is no lightweight!

Samsung Delivers Prize Winning SSD For MacBook Air

Samsung is a leading competitor against Apple, and has recently unleashed it’s Series 9 notebook to compete directly with the Macbook Air. Interestingly enough, Samsung has also supplied Apple with the company’s latest Solid-State Drive, giving the MacBook Air a solid speed boost over the original Toshiba SSD that was used for the ultra slim laptop. The new SSD by Samsung is called “blade”. According to Anandtech, the new Blade has read/write speeds of 260MB/210MB per second versus Toshiba’s read/write speeds of 210MB/185MB per second.