The thing that struck me was that it (at least the model sent to the FCC) has a “Bluetooth and UWB transmitter” – that is, Ultra Wideband. UWB has a short range, but it’s got a good bandwidth – if it goes through as Bluetooth 3.0 (which I believe it will), to give you a comparison: UWB can transfer data up to 480Mbit/second while Bluetooth version 2.0 + EDR transfers data at up to 3Mbit/sec. It should be able to retain low-power requirements as well.
Not sure how long Lenovo has been offering this, but in addition to offering flash memory-based Solid State Drives (SSDs) on their 13.3-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X300s, they are also offering 64GB SSDs for their 12.1-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablets (non-widescreen), as well as some ThinkPad … Read more
The NEC LaVie J Series should be available later this week. It’s a 12.1″ widescreen, lightweight (under three pounds) ultraportable notebook with an Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 (1.2GHz, 2MB L2). It’s unique in that it’s one of the first offerings … Read more
In addition to adding Intel’s Penryn CPU to the XPS M1330 lineup, Dell has recently began offering the option to add built-in Wireless USB (for $150 USD extra of course). It appears this has been around for at least a month or longer. The Wireless … Read more
Toshiba has announced that they are shipping the world’s first UWB Wireless Port Replicator. It’s going to be for the Toshiba Portege R400, an ultraportable “convertible” (can switch between a laptop or Tablet PC form factor) laptop. Right now it’s limited to three models: – … Read more