News Bits: IdeaPad U110, Windows XP SP3, $399 “Open Computer” runs Mac OS X

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Lenovo IdeaPad U110 coming to the US soon

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The Lenovo U110 we took a look at back in January is going to arrive soon in the United States. According to product pages at J&R, there are two known versions of the U110 – the U110B and the U110R. Both feature the Intel Core 2 Duo Low Voltage L7500 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 120GB hard drive. Both models are priced at $1,999 at

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Clevo to reorganize notebook strategy

Second-tier Taiwan-based notebook manufacturer Clevo is planning to ship 1.2 million notebooks in 2008. The company is reorganizing their notebook product line strategy; they will focus more on securing orders for mid-range and high-end notebooks and strengthenting their rugged notebook line for military and industrial use. Clevo is also focusing on increasing its ODM orders for companies such as Sager in North America, especially with gaming notebooks. Alienware is the company’s main client.

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Windows XP SP3 coming at end of April

According to, Microsoft is planning to release Service Pack 3 for Windows XP to manufacturers and IT departments on April 21, and it will hit Windows Update on April 29. It will not be added to automatic updates until June 10.

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$399 Open Computer advertises Mac OS X Leopard support

A company called Psystar is advertising a desktop computer called the "Open Computer" for $399 that they claim has support for Leopard, the Mac operating system. It was originally called the "OpenMac" but its name has since been changed. It is $399 and includes a Core 2 Duo and 2GB of RAM. Psystar is advertising the Open Computer as an alternative to a real Apple Mac computer.

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