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2009-01-20 07:30:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the leader in PC 3.0(TM) products, services and embedded technologies, today announced a partnership with ASUS to accelerate the adoption of its award-winning HyperSpace product by consumers worldwide. HyperSpace is a revolutionary new instant-on and always-connected application environment that makes operating a mobile PC as easy and efficient as operating a cell phone. (Logo:...

2009-01-12 08:39:10

The massive introduction of mini netbooks at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas gave indication of the direction in which many computer makers are hoping to move during a struggling economy. Netbooks were introduced as slimmed-down devices that offer users access to many common features. Many of these can be purchased for $300-$400. However, some high-end netbooks, such as Sony Corp's $900, 8-inch device, offer users all of the features of a traditional full-scale...

2009-01-07 13:20:00

Analysts say the era of the desktop PC may be coming to an end as wireless advances and lower prices make laptops the preferred option for millions of PC users around the world. Amazon.com's top 10 selling PC and hardware list the weekend before Christmas contained seven laptop models and not one desktop PC. "On both price and performance, laptops are so competitive now it's surprising they weren't able to catch up with desktops even earlier," iSuppli analyst Peter Lin told Reuters. "The...

2008-12-30 13:19:45

PC and gadget makers are making an effort to satisfy the individualistic needs of their consumers. For most, this goes beyond offering consumers a product that rises above the competition in gigabytes and screen resolution. As computers and other mobile devices become increasingly portable, many consumers are beginning to view them as a fashion statement. Richard Shim, a PC analyst with IDC, said it's all part of a larger trend of "hyper-specialization" in notebooks. "Personalization is...

2008-12-09 07:05:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atheros Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHR), a leading developer of advanced semiconductor system solutions for wireless and wired communications, today announced that Asus, a pioneer and global leader in the Netbook category, has enhanced its Eee PC(TM) series with Atheros XSPAN 802.11n technology. XSPAN is delivering a new level of wireless networking to Asus' popular, ultra-slim and stylish Netbooks with its market-leading 11n...

2008-11-02 11:45:00

Intel and manufacturer ASUS have started a project that asks people to reveal what they wish to see in a PC. The companies want consumers to "dream the impossible" and help to create the first ever community-designed PC. A website, WePC.com, has established a specific area that lets people share and remark upon ideas that "enable a global conversation about the ideal elements of a PC." The companies mutually maintain that the project is not cheap talk, insisting that there is a real...

2008-10-30 16:09:35

Britain's largest gadget show, Stuff Live 2008, will be underway in London this weekend, and organizers are hoping thousands of visitors will abandon their financial concerns to contemplate the latest high tech devices. Scores of exhibitors will be in attendance to show off their latest wares, which include a pocket-sized DJ mixing desk, a solar-powered mobile phone charger and a "robot guitar" that tunes its own strings with tiny motors. Among the more novel items on display at is the...

2008-10-29 12:00:09

Consumers become product designers at WePC.com, a Web site launched today by Intel Corporation and ASUS. WePC.com is where consumers can collaborate with each other and with Intel and ASUS to design innovative new products. The plan is for the two companies to deliver to market what could be the world's first community-designed PCs. WePC.com will enable a global conversation about the ideal elements of PCs. Visitors to the site can share ideas, vote on submitted concepts and engage in...

2008-10-28 09:00:19

The third quarter of 2008 (3Q08) saw notebook shipments into the U.S. market surpass 50% share, topping quarterly desktop PC shipments for the first time in the history of the industry. The share of notebooks shipped in the U.S. in 3Q08 stood at a solid 55.2%, according to preliminary figures from IDC's U.S. Quarterly PC Tracker. The 55% ratio was made possible by a record volume of notebooks shipped in 3Q08 - over 9.5 million units - representing more than 18% growth both year over year...

2008-10-26 15:00:10

PC makers say they're introducing a new generation of machines that can start up in 30 seconds or less. "It's ridiculous to ask people to wait a couple of minutes. People want instant-on," said Sergei Krupenin, spokesman for DeviceVM, a company that makes a quick-start program for PC makers. Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo are among PC makers who see a marketing opportunity in a society grown weary of waiting for as long as three minutes for their computer to warm up, The New York Times...

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is a tablet computer powered by Android released on March 30, 2011, with an optional docking keyboard. The device has a 10.1 inch multi-touch screen, a Wi-Fi module, but lacks 3G connectivity. The docking key board was available simultaneously with the tablet. It has QWERTY keys, a trackpad, an SD card reader, two USB ports, and an extra battery for up to 16 hours of continuous use. The keyboards marketed in Canada have two additional keys, so the Enter and...

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