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New HP Mini 2140 netbook is out, no touchscreen

HP has just released it’s new HP Mini 2140 Netbook which is basically a 10.1 inch version of its HP 2133 Mini-note. Pretty standard specifications like Intel Atom, 1-2 GB of RAM, 160GB hard disk (optional 80GB SSD), Expresscard and SD slot, bluetooth, webcam, wifi 802.11 b/g/n, ethernet and 10.1 inch display (LED instead of LCD).

But still no touchscreen. Common HP, you can do better than that. 🙂 Aside from Windows Vista, you can have OpenSuse installed with your order. I wish they’d put those trackpad buttons back to it’s normal place. The HP Mini’s are pretty sleek though, I love the way HP constructs their notebooks and netbooks.

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Super cool and sleek Viliv X70 MID device

This super gorgeous mobile internet device (MID) from Viliv called the X70 is by far the sleekest MID I’ve seen. I think this should be the minimum standard for a MID. This super cool MID doesn’t stop on it’s tracks when it comes to define the meaning of cool. You get a lot of features under the hood with this device. What’s even more cool is that this device supports Linux and not just Windows. How about a countdown as to when someone starts running the Android open mobile platform on this one!

I love to see this MID with Linux in action. Now if only the makers of Viliv would send me one to feature on my blog that would really be ultra cool.

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Asus EeePC got better gets multi-touch screen

I’ve been waiting for this since last year and pretty excited about Netbooks with touchscreen coming out this 2009. Asus has just announce at CES their newest member of the EeePC family. A netbook that has a rotating screen (aka tablet) and a multi-touch screen.

It’s weighing in at only 2-pounds and 1-inch thick that 8.9-inch LED backlit touch panel sporting an Intel’s Z520 Atom processor instead of the N270. Optional TV-tuner and GPS. I hope they put in SSD drives on it and 3.5G connectivity!

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Would be exciting to see Ubuntu Eee (or is it easypeasy) getting installed in one of these cool EeePC.