From the monthly archives:

May 2010

MSI Sketchbook Concept Unveiled

by Johan on May 31, 2010

MSI Sketchbook Concept Unveiled

Taiwanese PC manufacturer MSI has unveiled the Sketchbook concept at a pre-Computex event. The computer has a touchscreen display and a detachable QWERTY keyboard that flips over to reveal a large tablet input area with a stylus that can be attached to the screen. Unfortunately, there is no further info about this computer concept. Stay tuned for more updates. [NetbookItalia]

Philips’ Latest Eco-Friendly LCD Monitor

by Isaiah on May 31, 2010

Philips is gearing up to launch another eco-friendly LCD monitor into the market namely the 225B2. This new 22-inch widescreen monitor is compliant with Energy Star 5.0, RoHS and EPEAT Gold, and consumes just 22.5W during normal operation. In terms of performance, the 225B2 provides 1680 x 1050 native resolution, 5ms response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 500,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It also comes with two 1.5W speakers and has D-Sub, DVI and two USB 2.0 connectors. The Philips 225B2 will go on sale in June for about 237 Euro (about $290). [Philips]

FIC Tycoon TVB00 10.1-inch Widescreen Slate PC

First International Computer, Inc. (FIC) today unveiled the Tycoon TVB00 10.1-inch widescreen Slate PC at Computex 2010. The gadget is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, a large 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive multitouch widescreen display, a micro-SATA type 1.8-inch hard disk drive, a Broadcom BCM70015 Crystal HD advanced media processor for 1080p high definition video playback and up to 2GB of DDR3 667MHz support. Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, a mini HDMI port and a Polymer battery that provides up to 3-hour of battery life. The 10.1-inch wide LED backlight touchscreen is large enough for reading eBooks, eNewspapers, eMagazines and interactive media programs. The Tycoon TVB00 is also capable of running Windows 7 Ultimate operating system. Measuring 243.5mm x 176mm x 15mm and weighing 850grams, the FIC Tycoon TVB00 is schedule to be available later this year. We will keep you posted. [Akihabara]

MSI is set to introduce its new tablet ‘WindPad 100’ at Computex 2010. The device sports a 10-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, a 2GB RAM, a 32GB SSD, an SD/SDHC card slot, a 1.3-megapixel camera, 3G, WiFi, two USB ports, an HDMI output and runs on Windows 7 Home Premium OS. The WindPad 100 will become available later this year for around $499. [Engadget]

LG Introduces 15-inch W-OLED Display At SID

LG Display introduces a new 15 inch W-OLED panel at the SID-2010. Measuring 384mm x 211mm x 1.7mm, the LG-Display W-OLED features a 1366 x 768 pixels HD resolution, a 16,7 million colors depth, a 200 nit (peak: 450nit) brightness level and a 100.000:1 contrast ratio. Sadly, there is no info on pricing or availability at this time. Stay tuned for more updates. [Heise]