If you are in the market for one of the 13.3-inch Unibody/Aluminum MacBooks that was introduced last year, Apple has now added a new storage option.
It’s a 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD). It’s going to run you $900 USD. For a comparison, the baseline unibody MacBook costs $1,299, so it’s pretty pricey.
The 256GB SSD option is available for both MacBook models as well as the 15-inch MacBook Pros. This option is not available on the plastic/white MacBook.
Prior to this week, if you were buying through Apple, a 256GB SSD was only available on the 17-inch MacBook PRos.
Asustek has announced a new member of their Asus Eee PC family, the Asus Eee PC 1008HA.
It’s being billed as a luxury-type netbook/mini-notebook, similar to their 10.2 Eee PC S101 and comes with a multi-touch enabled touchpad as well as what is called “SRS Premium Sound technology for pristine audio playback quality.”
It will have an application from Asustek called “Eee Docking” with one-click access to Eee-specific software. That software includes Eee Sharing, for syncing between multiple computers, as well as Eee Arena, which Asustek claims will offer easy access to thousands of songs, videos, radio stations, games, magazines and more.
– Multi-touch touchbad
– 92% full-size keyboard
– Bluetooth 2.0
– 3.75G/ WiMax options
– Weight: 2.4 pounds / 1.1kg
– Thickness: 1-inch / 25.4mm
UMPCPortal has photos and jkkmobile has video, and SlashGear has a press release.
– UMPCPortal – Gallery
– jkkmobile – Video
For those in the US who have been wondering about the 12.1-inch Samsung NC20, it’s coming to the US later this month (March 16) and will be available exclusively through NewEgg, according to LAPTOP Magazine.
It will have a high-capacity battery (5900 mAh) and only be available in black. No pricing information has been released.
LAPTOP Magazine has also published a hands-on look at the NC20, and came away impressed with the performance of the VIA Nano-based device. They were able to play 720p High Definition (HD) video with the Windows Media Player 11, while browsing the web using Internet Explorer. The NC20 has a 1280×800 display which allows for 720p content.
It’s obvious that it pushes the envelope when it comes to what is popularly defined as a netbook with its larger display, and LAPTOP Magazine has published a few photos showing the size compared to the 10-inch Samsung NC10. The keyboard and touchpad are both larger than the NC10.
Read: LAPTOP Magazine
This is a big surprise. Back in January when the Eee PC 1004DN was announced at CES, it didn’t sound like it would be coming to the United States.
The Eee PC 1004DN is based on the current 10-inch Eee PC 1002HA, but it has a few new features. Namely it features the chiclet-style keyboard
Most importantly, it has an internal optical drive – a DVD writer. It’s now at the FCC, which should indicate that it will be available in the United States within the next few months. That would make it the first in its class to be available in the US, as far as having an internal optical drive.
Unfortunately we don’t have weight, but we do have a few other dimensions:
– Width: 10.4 inches / 264 mm
– Depth: 7.1 inches / 180 mm
– Height: 1 inches / 25.4 mm
– FCC Filing
Not much to say about this, just that it’s firming up previous information about Asustek offering 3G/UMTS mobile broadband functionality with their new convertible netbook/ultraportable as well as selling it through some mobile providers. Ahead of CeBIT 2009, Eee-PC.de has posted a photo of a new model of the still-unreleased 8.9″ Eee PC T91.
It’s called the Eee PC T91GO.
The slogan is “Stay Connected Anywhere With Eee PC T91GO”.
Colors listed look to be black and silver or black and white.
Still no pricing or availability, but today kicks off CeBIT 2009, so chances are we’ll see that information released.