Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Splashtop comes to Sony notebooks, Acer nettops

updated 03:05 pm EDT, Tue June 23, 2009

Splashtop at Sony, Acer

The Splashtop instant-on platform from DeviceVM is coming to Sony's VAIO NW-series notebook PCs and Acer's AspireRevo nettop PCs, as per a pair of Tuesday launches. Sony's implementation of the platform is called Quick Web Access, while Acer calls its RevoBoot. In either case, Splashtop, which could be described as a lightweight Linux operating system, allows users to access the Internet within a few seconds but without having to boot the full operating system.

Users of Splashtop-enabled products can very quickly surf the web or access their e-mail, IM programs, stream videos from YouTube and Pandora, access video chat and open the Zoho word-processing service, among others.

The AspireRevo nettop, the first to combine an NVIDIA Ion chipset with Splashtop software, also marks the first instance of a co-operation between Acer and DeviceVM.

The Sony VAIO NW notebooks begin shipping later in June, while the AspireRevo with Splashtop will initially be introduced in European models, though no specific dates were released.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Lemur BlueDriver

"Oh no, the check engine light is on…again! What one of the hundreds of reasons could it be this time? Probably going to cost a fort ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News