ASUS Enters Another Mobile Market

"ASUS will be releasing a Mobile Internet Device (MID) later this year"

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ASUS Enters Another Mobile Market
 
Tony Chen, general manager of Asustek's notebook business, has given word that ASUS will be releasing a product based on Intel's Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform.  To be manufactured by Pegatron Technology, the R50 5.6-inch device will adopt both Linux and Windows Vista as the operating system.
 
The R50 is set to come out sometime before June with a pricetag over $500.  ASUS also plans to release an updated version bearing a keyboard sometime in November.
 
If Intel is able to bring down the general costs of the MID platform, which was announced last year, ASUS believes it could really take off, with second-generation devices appearing in 2009 and a solid market forming within 3 years.  Considering the recent release of Intel's new tiny Atom processors and Moorestown PCB shrink, this could very well occur.
 
Will this new product help Intel's relatively unknown platform get off the ground?
 
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11-04-2008, 06:10:07

Mr. Smith
Are there any GX2 blocks that don't cost £100-odd quid?

Or any aftermarket air coolers I could use? This thing runs HOT!

11-04-2008, 06:21:53

Jim

Are there any GX2 blocks that don't cost £100-odd quid?

Or any aftermarket air coolers I could use? This thing runs HOT!



Thats what i'm looking for too. Doesn't look like there's gonna be a cheapish option tho...there's a lot of copper needed for them :(

The blastflow looks promising, but i'm not really sure how it all fits together

11-04-2008, 06:36:37

Mr. Smith

Thats what i'm looking for too. Doesn't look like there's gonna be a cheapish option tho...there's a lot of copper needed for them :(

The blastflow looks promising, but i'm not really sure how it all fits together



The blast flow costs £120 though. You can re use the 'core' on future things if you buy another plate so it's not dead money... I don't mind dropping a few reddies on gear but it has to make sense. This just doesn't!

I'd rather get some lush air cooling on my gpu, I still have my mcw60 connected to my loop just stuffed into the drive bays. When I swapped out the GT for the X2 I cba to take the loop apart!

Actually phase on cpu and high end air on everything else is really appealing to me but I just can't... Booked 3 holidays!

11-04-2008, 06:54:31

Toxcity
Shame about the price. Cos as Smithy said, these things run HOT!

11-04-2008, 08:15:51

Bungral
Well at the time of that article I did a little searching around to see if there was anything else worth mentioning but I couldn't find more. So unless they have come out in the time between there isn't much more on offer.. Water is gonna cost a bit.

Anyone hear anything from EK?

11-04-2008, 08:18:07

Jim
I've seen some pics of the EK. Looks lush. The Aquacomputer one also looks very nice...but probably quite restrictive.

11-04-2008, 08:28:21

Bungral

I've seen some pics of the EK. Looks lush. The Aquacomputer one also looks very nice...but probably quite restrictive.



Ahh cool.. I guessed they would have to be making one. Just hadn't heard anything.

11-04-2008, 09:16:48

Mr. Smith
EK posts on XS, I've seen the pics. There is a thread called 'waterblocks for gx2' like this one with various bits in, all of which are expensive!

Guess they figure people who buy £400 gpu's don't mind spending £100 on a w/block?!

11-04-2008, 09:55:22

Ham
Build your own tbh :D

11-04-2008, 11:35:00

Rastalovich
I posted about a double-sided block being made by someone a while ago.. it was a card manuf I believe. MSI ? eVga perhaps.
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