News Bits: Asus A8Sr with ATI HD 2400, HP 2710p First Look, Windows Vista SP1 Delayed

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Asus A8Sr 14.1-inch notebook features Santa Rosa, ATI HD 2400

On July 20, Asus introduced the A8Sr 14.1-inch widescreen notebook, which is based on the latest Intel Santa Rosa platform and features a DirectX 10 ATI Radeon HD 2400 video card. Other specifications are as follows:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo T7100/T7300/T7500
  • 802.11a/g/n wireless
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • 5x USB 2.0
  • Firewire
  • VGA, DVI, S-Video
  • 6-cell battery

Unfortunately no pricing information was revealed.

Read More (Engadget.com)

HP Compaq 2710p tablet PC first look review

Tiffany Boggs at our sister site TabletPCReview.com has done a first look review of the new HP Compaq 2710p tablet PC. It is a sturdy machine with a visually appealing design. Processing power comes from a 1.2GHz Ultra Low Voltage Intel Core 2 Duo U7600. It weighs in at 3.7 pounds and has a 12.1" widescreen LED display.

Toshiba R500 receives 3.5G HSDPA upgrade

The sleek new R500 ultraportable PC from Toshiba is getting a full 3.5G HSDPA upgrade. It was originally hinted that this upgrade would not come out until the end of the year.

The R500 now comes pre-installed with a Cell-PCS radio module supporting GSM, EGPRS, GPRS, WCDMA, and WCDMA+HSDPA – and to put icing on the cake, it has already been approved by the FCC.

Read More (PCJoint.com)

Vista Service Pack 1 to come "sometime this year"

Microsoft this week stated that Service Pack 1 Beta for Windows Vista would come out "sometime this year." It was originally thought that the Beta would come out this week. The official statement from Microsoft says:

“There will be a Windows Vista service pack and our current expectation is that a beta will be made available sometime this year. Service packs are part of the traditional software lifecycle — they’re something we do for all Microsoft products as part of our commitment to continuous improvement, and providing early test builds is a standard practice that helps us incorporate customer feedback and improve the overall quality of the product."

The statement was published on Josh’s Windows Weblog, which also stated that the early SP1 build would only be available to a select group of testers.

Read More (Laptoping.com)

Successor to Vista now called "7", slated to come out within 3 years

The successor to Windows Vista, previously known as Vienna, is now codenamed "7." 7 is scheduled to be developed in three years. The new name was announced in an Orlando Microsoft sales training conference.

Read More (Engadget.com)

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