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Just yesterday, ASUS has come up with an entirely new concept for their laptop. Not only the compact and stylish F6 engages the eyes with attractive motifs and but it will also for the first time be infused with scents. The 13″ ASUS F6 features Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology, with up to 4GBF6 DDRII-667/800 DRAM support, ATI Mobility Radeon HD3470, external 256MB DDR2 VRAM, and optional SATA 120/160/250/320GB. It will be available in four captivating designs, namely; Floral Blossom, Musky Black, Morning Dew, Aqua Ocean. The F6 is also further equipped with a fingerprint scanner that takes data access authorization and protection to a higher level with its biometric accuracy. Pricing and availability are still sketchy. We’ll keep you posted for more info. [ASUS]
ZPower is taking the leading role in launching the next generation of rechargeable, silver-zinc batteries for mobile electronics. According to ZPower, that battery will provide up to 40% more runtime than traditional lithium-ion batteries and, just as importantly, be far more “chemically stable” than its sometimes explosion-prone lithium-ion counterpart. Over 95% of the primary elements can be recycled and reused. Unlike other traditional batteries, ZPower batteries have no heavy metals and no toxic chemicals. Expect the battery to be released and becoming part of major notebooks in 2009. [ZPowerBattery]
Asus has revealed the higher-end 10.2-inch netbook that is simply labeled “N10” without carrying the Eee brand, which probably is an attempt to introduce the netbook as part of luxury division lineup. It will come in a more elegant casing, with 10.2-inch display running at 1024 x 768, Altec Lansing speakers, HDMI out, three USB 2.0 ports, VGA, what looks to be an ExpressCard slot and an SDHC slot. Connectivity will include Bluetooth and WiFi; there’s also a built-in webcam and fingerprint reader. Price and availability is TBD, but DigiTimes are predicting the N10 will retail between €300 to €400 ($446 to $595). We’ll keep you posted for more development. [SlashGear]
Albatron Technology is set to release its first Mini Tablet PC, rumored to be called as “Tee PC”. It will run Windows CE, on a 7-inch 800 x 480 touch-screen, 400MHz ARM926 CPU, 128MB RAM, 128MB of flash storage, and SD card slot for expansion. The “Tee PC” also comes with two USB 2.0 connectors for the rest of your gadgets. The graphics facilities in this product can decode H.264, MPEG4 and VGA at 30 fps with high compression rate. The 18.8×11.3x 1.3 cm dimensions and 343 grams give you an idea of how slim and portable the Tee PC really is. Price and availability is TBD. Tee PC may not be an all powerful mini tablet PC, but its compact size and weight certainly draws attention. If the price is right, Tee PC could possibly be a good bargain. [HotHardware]
Here comes a glimpse of the upcoming Gateway P-7811 FX, slated for release in August. It will be powered by Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor P8400 2.26 GHz and the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GTS supporting HDMI v1.2, accessible through 17″ screen. It also features 200 GB HDD, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, built in 1.3 Mp Web cam, and more. It ships with Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with SP1. Expect some tough new laptop. The initial specs look like it’s a real beast. To be priced somewhere in the range of $1500. [Gateway]