Saturday, May 30, 2009

Palm Pre News

I just want to say "Thank you!" to Palm. More like an incoherent "thankyouthankyouthankyou", but I'm not the sort of person who would feel giddy about a phone (which I probably can't afford) coming to Verizon (whose data plan I probably can't afford).

[via Engadget]

"Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable." -H.L. Mencken

Intel Pineview

I've been considering getting an Asus Eee PC. While I was debating which model I wanted to get (mostly between the 1000HA and 1000HE), I noticed that they had two different chipsets. The HA comes with the Intel Atom N270 chipset, while the HE is available with either the N270 or the N280 chipset. Curious, I began to research the difference between the two. As far as I could tell the N280 is slightly more expensive than the N270 but offered improved speed and the ability to decode HD video as well as slight energy savings. But then a rabbit hole appeared, and curious to know what lay beyond I took the plunge.

Pineview. That's all I have to say. Well not quite, but that's the crux of the "problem". From what I can tell Pineview, the code name for the up and coming Atom chipset, is going to be cheaper than both the N270 and N280 and better in every way. On top of that, it would appear that the N280 is being discontinued due to lack of demand. Products sporting Pineview aren't due to drop until at least September though. So I can either jump now and get the N280 while it's still out there, or put off a much needed purchase until fall.

Of course then there's the other dilemma, should I really be looking at netbooks if I'm in need of a primary computer?

Places I got info:

...and for those of you interested in keeping up on the latest Pineview news:

Edit: More Pineview info from InsideTech.

"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
-Bill Gates

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Palm Pre Jealousy

I just stumbled across a countdown ad for the Palm pre on....... I don't remember where actually, Facebook I believe. Where is beside the point though. The phone looks gorgeous. It pains me that I have to choose between the Pre (Sprint) and sticking with 'The Network.'

Palm, please please please please bring the Pre to Verizon.

The ad, with a cute little Twitter Bird and all can be found at

P-day in 15 days and counting.

"It has always been the perogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor." - Neil Gaiman, Sandman