News Bits: ThinkPad X300 Now Available, Intel Montevina Prices , CloudBook at Wal-Mart

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Lenovo ThinkPad X300 officially available

The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 is officially available on; it starts at $3,185 but is on sale for $2,548. The X300 features a 13.3-inch LED backlit display, 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 3 USB 2.0 ports, a DVD burner, all while staying around 3 lbs.

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Samsung to produce 16-inch HD notebook displays

Samsung is expected to start producing 16-inch full HD notebook displays in the third quarter of this year. Samsung will get more competition in 2009 when several other firms also start producing the panels. Acer and HP are planning to release 16-inch notebooks in the first half of this year, and Samsung will ship them panels before they enter volume production. Comparing costs, a 16-inch panel is between US$60 – $70 more expensive than a 15.4-inch WUXGA panel. Because the 16-inch notebooks will be top-of-the-line, they will feature Blu-ray drives. 16-inch notebooks are expected to account for less than 5% of shipments.

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Everex Cloudbook in stock at Wal-Mart

The Everex Cloudbook is now in stock at WalMart for $399.00 after being delayed countless times. It features a gOS V2 Rocket operating system, 1.2GHz VIA processor, and 7-inch widescreen display.

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Pricing for Intel Montevina CPUs revealed

Pricing for the upcoming 45nm Intel Montevina Core 2 CPUs have been revealed. They are slated to be launched in June this year according to VR-Zone.

Model Frequency (GHz) FSB Cache TDP Price (June)
X9100 3.06 1066 6MB 44W $851
T9600 2.80 1066 6MB 35W $530
T9400 2.53 1066 6MB 35W $316
P9500 2.53 1066 6MB 25W $348
P8600 2.40 1066 3MB 25W $241
P8400 2.26 1066 3MB 25W $209

Intel will also be launching Low Voltage and Ultra Low Voltage Montevina CPUs later in Q3. A quad-core Extreme QX9300 will also be launched, but no date is given nor any price. It has 2.53GHz clockspeed, 12MB cache, and a TDP of 45W.

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Asus Eee PC hacked to work with Pentium M processor

The Asus Eee PC has been modded by guryhwa to work with an Intel Pentium M ULV 753 processor, running at 1.2GHz with a 2MB L2 cache. No BIOS modding was necessary to use the CPU, but some fancy soldering skills are needed.

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