40% of notebooks to have LED or 16:9 screens
President Paul Peng of AU Optronics (AUO) is expecting 16:9 aspect ratio and LED-backlit screens to have a 40% penetration rate each next year; this year they only capture 7% and 10% respectively. AUO says it is trying to adopt LED backlighting for all its notebook displays by the end of 2011.
Notebooks outship desktops in US market
The IDC said Wednesday that notebook shipments surpassed desktop shipments for the first time ever in the third quarter. The record 9.5 million notebook shipped in the third quarter represented an 18% increase on-year.
Intel and ASUS start consumer-driven notebook design site
Intel and ASUS have started a website, WePC.com, where users can design notebooks. Once users create a notebook using various specifications, materials, and case art, they can submit it to the community where other users can critique it.
Corsair introduces 4GB DDR2-800 ValueSelect kit
Corsair will be finally be adding a 4GB (2x 2GB) DDR2-800 SO-DIMM kit for notebooks to its ValueSelect product lineup. It should be around the same price as their 667MHz kit, which goes for roughly $55.
Windows 7 details uncovered
Microsoft on Tuesday showed off a demo of the upcoming Windows 7 operating system. It runs much more efficiently than Windows Vista and has a more streamlined look. Click the link for the full details.