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Toshiba RX Washable Tablet PC

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Thanks to designer Geoffrey Cooper’s Toshiba RX tablet , nurses can finally say goodbye to those paper-written records.

Walking around the hospital with a clipboard and documenting cases can be a tough task and there’s even the risk of deteriorating the written records. But thanks to the Toshiba RX tablet pc, that needn’t be a problem anymore. The tablet allows medics to document and diagnose cases on the go, as well as communicate with each other more easily.

The Toshiba RX comes with a docking station and keyboard for doctors who enjoy desk work. The docking station acts as a charging system for the tablet pc, which features a removable and washable rubber casing. Now you don’t need to worry about infections.

More photos of the Toshiba RX tablet pc after the jump

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Lenovo announced their ThinkCentre A63 Desktop

Lenovo A6 ThinkCentre

Lenovo announced their latest desktop computer, the ThinkCentre A63 Desktop, which they say is the best in its class. The A63 Desktop is powered, at your choice, by one of the AMD Sempron, AMD Athlon II and AMD Phenom II processors, supports DDR3 memory, 1TB hard drive and also supports dual monitors for more work space, due to its graphic card.

The Lenovo ThinkCentre A6 Desktop is expected to go on sale next month.

Recompute Cardboard Computer Goes into Production

recompute-pc

Recompute was presented to the world this time last year, but only as a revolutionary concept. Now the company behind it announced the first cardboard computers went into production.

There’s no news yet on when we can expect the first Recompute PCs to be delivered on the market, but the fact they’re mass-produced is good enough, for now. The concept behind Recompute is as simple as it is efficient and environment-friendly. Everything but the motherboard, RAM, processor and power-supply is made from recycling materials, thus keeping metal and electronic use minimal.

If your Recompute PC breaks down or becomes obsolete, you can simply send its components to be recycled while the cardboard case biodegrades over time. How cool is that!

Razer and Sixsens are bringing New Gaming Experience to You

Razer Sixsens Advanced Motion Gaming Controller

Razer and Sixsense agreed to create a new motion gaming controller for PCs which has been designed to give users full control on movement or weapons with accurate precision. The controller acts like a Wii remote but you will have one in each hand and you will discover a new level of gaming experience.

The controller works with some demos and Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2 for the moment, but until the official lunch on the market  it will be compatible with lots of games. The new motion gaming controller is expected to go on sale later this year.

Via Geeky-Gadgets

ASUS Launches First Official USB 3.0 Motherboard

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The USB Implementation Forum (USB-IF) certified the  ASUS P6X58D Premium as the first motherboard to officially support USB 3.0 technology.

As of January 5, 2010, The ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard went into the history books as the first motherboard to receive USB 3.0 certification, or SuperSpeed USB compliance. Compared to USB 2,0 technology motherboards, ASUS P6X58D Premium is able to transfer data up to 10 times faster. This is sure to come in handy when you need to transfer large files and rich media from today’s digital devices.

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Lenovo Ideapad U1 Hybrid

As the CES isn’t too far from us, Lenovo has revealed their Ideapad U1 Hybrid. This impressive gadget works both as a notebook and tablet, and each one has its own OS and system specifications.

When in notebook mode, it is powerd by a Intel Core 2 Duo U4100 CULV CPU processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 120 GB SSD and runs under Windows 7 , while the tablet has a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon, 512MB DDR1 Ram, 16 GB Flash memory under a different operating system, called Skylight ( a custom LINUX OS ) . For graphics, the notebook uses an integrated video card while the tablet is using Snapdragon.

The Lenovo Ideapad U1 Hybrid which combines a notebook and a tablet can be achieved for $1000.

Via Technabob

Lenovo Ideapad U1 Hybrid

Lenovo ThinkPad x100e Ultraportable Laptop

Lenovo’s new ThinkPad x100e is a well-equipped ultraportable laptop and professional-grade for business and classroom. It comes with AMD processor, 11.6” HD display, low-light-sensitive webcam, multiple connectivity options, high-definition audio and it is available in two colors : Midnight Black and Heatwave Red. ( Arctic White not available in the US)

Via Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad x100e Ultraportable

Dell Inspiron 15 English Future

Many companies announced they will come up with new products on the market in 2010. Dell is among them and it will sport the Dell Inspiron 15 English Future. The device features the latest Intel Core i3 processor, 4 GB of RAM memory, 320 hard drive, 15.6” HD WLED display, Intel X4500HD graphics, high-definition audio 2.0, integrated 1.3MP webcam, full-sized keyboard and it runs under Microsoft Windows 7.

Dell Inspiron 15 English Future is available for $1,029,99.

Via Ubergizmo

Dell Inspiron 15 English Future

Pine Trail Powered MH380 Mini-Netbook from Fujitsu

The MH380 mini-netbook from Fujitsu has a stylish design with chrome-ring shell and includes a scroll-wheel next to its track pad. The netbook is powerd by a Pine Trail Atom processor, it has a 10.1-inch LED screen with a max resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 250GB storage capacity on SATA HDD, 2GB of RAM memory and a 1.3MP camera. It also offers support for SD SDHC cards and it weigh 1.3 kg .

Via Fujitsu

MH380 MiniNetbook from Fujitsu

EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition from Packard Bell

The EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition from Packard Bell has been announced and it will be categorized as a tablet PC due to its 180-degrees rotation multi-touch screen.

The laptop features  11.6-inch display with a pretty good resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 5-in-1 card reader, ultra-low-voltage processor from Intel(most probably Intel CULV), 8 hours battery life, full size keyboard, webcam, Wi-fi, up to 4 GB of RAM memory, GMA 4500MHD integrated graphic-board and a storage capacity of 640GB.

The EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition will go on sale at the end of Feb 2010 at a price around E600.

EasyNote Butterfly Touch Edition

Google Chrome OS Netbook

Google has announced in November the Google Chrome OS for netbooks. Now, some guys from TechCrunch say that Google is working at their own netbook, but no hardware specification were made. Even so, probably NVIDIA Tegra 2 will be found inside it, due to the fact that 2010 will bring many Tegra 2-based netbooks and not only.The Google-branded Chrome OS netbook is expected to go on sale late next year.

Via SlashGear

Google Chrome Netbook

Philco PC Concept brings back the 50s

You already got the leather headphones with classic walkman design, now here is another retro concept. The Philco PC concept is inspired from the 50’s gadgets. The LCD looks like a TV from my grandfather’s attic, the box looks more like an old radio, while the keyboard seems to be an antique typewriter. The Philco PC concept also comes with Windows 7.

Via YankoDesign

Photos by Schultzeworks

Philco PC Concept 1

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Branded Ultraportable Notebook : Acer Ferrari One

Acer Ferrari One is a branded notebook by Acer in collaboration with Ferrari. They say that “In the true spirit of the Ferrari racing team, the Ferrari One notebook combines performance and extreme portability”. This means that “under the hood” you’ll find a 1.2GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor, a 250GB hard drive , 4 GB DDR 2 RAM memory and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 graphics. The battery lasts for about 5hrs and the notebook is ultraportable due to its small dimensions, 11.6-inch in thickness and 1.5 kg weight.

You can find the Acer Ferrari One notebook at a price of  $599.

Via Slashgear

Acer Ferrari One Notebook 1

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Lenovo Ideapad S10-2 Special Editon Netbook

Special Edition Netbook released by Lenovo, the Lenovo Ideapad S10-2. It features Intel Atom N280 (1.66 GHz) processor, 10.2-inch LED LCD screen, 160GB of HDD and 1GB of RAM which can be extended to 2GB. It also has small dimensions, measuring only 1.8-cm in thickness and it weighs 1.1 kg. A cool feature that I found about this netbook is the facial-recognition, which scans your face instead of placing a password.

Lenovo Ideapad Special Editon Netbook

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HP Mini 311 Netbook – Overclocking for Better Gaming Performance

Not satisfied with the poor performance results when you run gaming tests on your HP Mini 311 Netbook? Then you should know that the netbooks aren’t designed for gaming. Even so, there is still a solution for you in order to increase the gaming performance of your netbook. Some guys from MyHpMini forums managed to overclock the Atom CPU in the NVidia ION powered HP Mini 311 from 1.85 GHz to 2.1 GHz. They say that the key is the ASRock OC Tuner software with some tweaks. The results of increasing performance are remarkable. If you are looking for a step-by-step explanation of the overclocking process, click here.

Photo by Lifeatmost

HP Mini 311 Netbook Overclocking

The Gboard – Shortcuts Keyboard for Gmail Users

The Gboard is a keyboard that features 19 essential Gmail shortcuts like starting a search, starring a message, jumping between message threads, star, archives and others. The keyboard does not require software for installation and you can plug it in your computer using the USB cable.We know that Gmail is Google’s e-mail service but the Gboard wasn’t Google’s creation.It was a film producer, Charlie Mason, who created it.

Via Gizmodo

Gboard

ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard – USB 3.0 Support

I know it’s hard for you to plug in an USB 3.0 device because these days, most of the platforms are using the 2.0 version.But thanks to ASUS’ brand new P6X58D Premium Motherboard,the bad dream can now end.The motherboard features support for Core i7 processor, three PCI-Express 2.0 slots,support for a maximum number of 24 GB of RAM memory,4 slots for USB 2.0 and,the most exciting part, 2 slots for USB 3.0.It is available somewhere around $300.

Via Newegg

ASUS P6X58D Premium Motherboard

Recyclable Paper Laptop

Recyclable cameras and cell phones have already been  accepted on the market,so why don’t we try building a disposable laptop too?Designer Je Sung Park came up with this idea, and the concept seems to be liked among tech-savvy people.The laptop is made of recycled paper and pulp material but it still needs some improvements.Even so,this is an important step towards future development for disposable computers.The materials from which the laptop is made are packed in layers.This means that the repairing process will be easy,as damaged or broken parts will easily be removed and replaced with new ones.

Recyclable Paper Laptop 1

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Grass-Covered Mouse

Are you a greenpeace member or a grass lover?If yes,you should get this computer peripheral.It was made by Hanaoka,a Japanese artist that came up with many grass-covered items over the years.50% of the incomes from selling his products are going to a group called Shibafu Spirit,which is trying to bring greenery to Osaka’s schoolyards.I can’t say if the grass-covered mouse is a comfortable one,but I am sure you won’t see one in every house.

Grass-Covered Mouse