Technology round-up

11 Sep 2009 by Sara Turner

Samsung N Series Netbooks

Samsung has launched three new additions to its N notebook series – the N130, N140 and N510. The more affordable N130 offers greater mobility, weighing only 1.26kg, while the slightly heavier N510, weighing 1.41kg, offers high performance and a high-definition screen, for better film viewing or game playing. The new models have a battery life of around 11 hours and offer built-in wireless internet access. They also have an internal microphone and headphone-out connection so you can stay in touch using VoIP telephony.

Price N130: £280; N140: £330; N510: TBC


New Sony e-readers

Sony has launched two new e-readers, Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition. The Pocket version has a five-inch display and is available in a variety of colours including navy blue, rose and silver. The Touch edition features a menu-driven six-inch touchscreen panel that enables quick, intuitive navigation, page turning, highlighting and note taking with the swipe of a finger or by using the included stylus pen. It comes in red, black and silver.

Price Pocket: £249; Touch £179


Casio EXILIM EX-H10 Super Zoom

Casio’s new EX-H10 Super Zoom camera has a 10 x optical zoom (and 4 x digital zoom) and a 24mm wide-angle lens, making it well suited for capturing landscapes and city panoramas. The unit also comes with a long-lasting battery that allows you to take up to 1,000 images without losing power, making it handy for any trip abroad.

Price £299


Coming soon…

Nokia Booklet 3G

The Booklet 3G is Nokia’s new mini laptop PC. It offers up to 12 hours of usage from one charge and runs Windows 7, using an Intel Atom processor. It is 19.9mm thin, has a 10.1-inch display and weighs 1.25kg. It is available in black, ice (white) or azure. With in-built wifi connectivity, you can chat online using the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and integrated microphone.

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