10.1-inch Android tablet with e-library access
Korean computer maker Trigem, which markets in the US under its Averatec brand, has announced a Tegra 2-based tablet computer dubbed the Tabit. The Tabit runs on Android 2.2 and features a 10.1-inch wide format 1024x600 LCD screen. The tablet has Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a MicroSD card slot, and USB and HDMI ports.
Averatec N1200 weighs just 2.2lbs
TriGem's label Averatec today staked out a rare claim in the netbook field with the N1200. The 10-inch netbook is pitched as the current lightest and thinnest netbook of its size and weighs just 2.2 pounds while also measuring 0.9 inches thick. Averatec claims the feat is achieved by using technologies that don't normally find their way into netbooks, such as 7mm hard drives and more efficiently-shaped lithium-polymer batteries.
Averatec HS-105 sticks with Atom N270 CPU
Japan's Averatec on Wednesday unveiled its newest netbook, the HS-105. Unlike the recently unveiled plethora of Pine Trail-powered netbooks, the HS-105 remains with a conventional 1.6GHz Atom N270. In exchange, though, it comes with 2GB of RAM and Windows 7 Starter. Intel's integrated 945GSE graphics chipset and a 10.1-inch LED-backlit screen are key to the design.
Averatec N3400 Ultra Slim
TriGem today moved its US PCs somewhat upscale by shipping the Averatec N3400. Thanks in part to its aluminum shell, the 13-inch portable is one of the thinnest in its class at between 0.4 and 0.98 inches thick but still uses a regular notebook processor in the form of a 2.16GHz Pentium dual-core. It's also one of the lightest in its category at 3.8 pounds and manages this by bundling a USB-based external DVD burner instead of adding weight to the system's insides.
Averatec D1005 AIO PC
TriGem added a fourth all-in-one to its US lineup today through the Averatec D1005. The first mid-sized system of the kind from the company has a 22-inch, 1680x1050 display and, in contrast to the two smaller models, uses fuller desktop-class parts. A 2.5GHz Pentium dual-core, 3GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive and a DVD burner render it a complete system. It likewise has 802.11n Wi-Fi and a 2-megapixel webcam to keep the number of cables to a minimum.
TriGem's US label Averatec today introduced a new flagship all-in-one PC, the D1200. As the largest model, it's treated as a media center with a 25.5-inch, 1080p display and an internal ATSC TV tuner to pick up over-the-air HD signals. Combined with 802.11n Wi-Fi, the system is treated as a hybrid PC and TV combo that can be used either as a kitchen PC or a combination unit that can handle both roles in a very tight space.
Averatec Android Netbook
Averatec is poised to make a significant change to its netbook strategy with Google's Android as its likely foundation, based on an interview with company chief Tae-Hyun Cho. While not naming it explicitly, he indicates to CNET that the TriGem sub-brand's upcoming 10-inch system will have a "surprise" OS that is a "merger of cell phone and PC technology;" Android is one of the few platforms to match the description. The design itself will also be more noticeably upscale and, in a teaser shot, is seen as particularly thin.
TriGem's American label Averatec today gave its N2700 notebook a major update with better performance and other extras. The 12-inch notebook now uses a more modern 2GHz Core 2 Duo T6400 and comes preloaded with 4GB of RAM; to match the extra memory, it now ships with Windows Vista 64-bit. It now comes with a 250GB hard drive standard and, in a significant shift away from larger rivals, keeps preloaded trial apps and other 3rd-party software to a minimum to prevent the "bloat" that artificially slows down other Windows systems.
Averatec 18.4-inch AIO PC
TriGem has announced the latest in its line of Averatec all-in-one desktops, the 18.4-inch D1133 AIO. The system aims to improve on other budget nettops by giving the system desktop-level performance: instead of an Atom chip, it gets a 1.5GHz dual-core Athlon X2 processor and can play HD video courtesy of the AMD platform's integrated Radeon HD 3200 graphics chipset. TriGem sees the D1133 as a low-cost web video station and to that end gives the display a 1680x945 resolution that still keeps the 16:9 aspect ratio.
Lluon Mobbit MID on sale
The Lluon Mobbit MID from TriGem (known as Averatec in North America) first seen in December has now gone on sale in its home market of Korea. The mobile Internet device sports a 4.8-inch, 1024x600 touchscreen and is powered by a 1.33GHz Intel Atom CPU, along with 1GB of RAM. The pre-loaded operating system on the 30GB flash drive is Windows XP Home.
Trigem LLUON B2
Averatec's Korean home brand Trigem on Wednesday introduced the LLUON B2, the company's first large-sized all-in-one computer. In contrast to the earlier, Atom-based A1, the new model is targeted more closely at the high end occupied by the iMac or XPS One 24 and carries a 26-inch, 1920x1200 display in an upscale black design. The system uses its extra room to carry a 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad desktop processor versus the mobile chips of some challengers.
Averatec Buddy Netbook
Averatec today realized its goal of launching its own netbook and announced the Buddy for US shores. The 10-inch system adopts the basic philosophy of other same-size systems and opts for a 1.6GHz Atom at its heart and 1GB of memory. The Korean firm puts the system at the higher end of the range with a 160GB hard drive and Windows XP Home as its only standard spec.
Intel faces $25.4m fine
Yesterday's reports (registration required) see chipmaker Intel slapped with a $25.4 million fine in South Korea. The Korea Fair Trade Commission concluded the country's antitrust laws were broken by Intel's offer of $37 million in rebates between 2002 and 2005 to PC makers Samsung and Trigem (Averatec) in exchange for avoiding AMD chips. Intel's legal representatives say the decision will likely be appealed, arguing its rebates reflect simple volume discounts.
Trigem LLUON Crystal
Known best for its Averatec notebooks in the US, Trigem today has released the LLUON Crystal, a new desktop it will balance the difference between the size of ultra-compact PCs and the performance of larger towers. The system is just 1.8 inches deep but comes with a desktop-class hard drive as well as a 256MB GeForce 8400 GS video card that helps drive Windows Vista and HD videos. Notebook Core 2 Duo processors are the key to the slim size and also render the system quiet enough (below 30 decibels) to sit in a living room, Trigem explains.