Items tagged with Netbook

What is it with companies and teaser sites nowadays? First we have the mystery Dell Adamo site, now Sony has a site up that says on January 9th, they're going to unveil a revolutionary new VAIO. They have a countdown timer, and state that they will "change the way you look at laptops. Forever." At the same time, you can enter to win whatever this is at the site. The entry form says: The wait is almost over. In only a matter of days you will change the way you think about laptops. We can’t tell you exactly what Sony is about to launch but this is your chance to sign up and be among the first in New Zealand to find out.New Zealand? So, is this a VAIO netbook? A netbook by Sony won't change the... Read more...
NVIDIA is planning to take the plunge into the netbook market. NVIDIA contends that the current crop of netbooks lack enough video processing power, and hope to bring users a richer netbook experience. Rene Haas, NVIDIA's VP of World Wide Sales, said, "It's really about developing a platform which attaches to the Atom."NVIDIA's plan is to replace the legacy 3 chip design with a two chip combination of the Geforce 9400M and Atom. The Geforce 9400M, which is currently being used in Apple's Macbooks, will give netbooks a much needed performance boost for many applications, allowing them to offer much of the functionality of a full-sized PC. Haas believes that while the Atom... Read more...
Netbooks have taken the world by storm since their introduction in late 2007. This sub-notebook market has grown from the Asus Eee PC to multiple vendors and many models vying for superiority. Beginning with the Eee PC, many netbooks were characterized by their Linux Operating System, but Microsoft, quick to notice their growing popularity, resurrected Window XP and entered the battlefield. Even coming into the game late, Microsoft's decision seems to be paying off, according to the major netbook PC vendors.In Q3 2008 Acer released an 8.9" netbook, the Aspire One, and has since leaped past Asus as the world's leading netbook vendor. Selling 2.15 million of a market total of 5.6... Read more...
ASUS Introduces the Completely Redesigned Eee PC 1002HA Netbook Slim, Light, Elegant: the Eee PC 1002HA Takes Netbook Design to New Heights While Delivering the Same Legendary Eee PC Mobility and Ease of Use Taipei, Taiwan, – ASUS, a worldwide leader in notebook design and the fastest growing notebook brand, today announced the newest member of its award-winning Eee PC family—the Eee PC 1002HA. Featuring a stylishly redesigned chassis adorned with a brushed aluminum LCD cover and palm rest, the Eee PC 1002HA is a sophisticated, lightweight, easy-to-use netbook that brings a touch of elegance and utility to everyday computing. Stylishly Thin and Light for Maximum Mobility The Eee PC 1002HA is... Read more...
You can now pick up the Acer Aspire One netbook for just $99.99 from RadioShack. If you’re thinking this sounds too good to be true, you’re right: There’s a catch. Namely, you’ll have to sign up for a lengthy and expensive service contract with AT&T. But hey, if you were going to buy that contract anyway, you might as well enjoy a subsidy on the netbook. Even though the total package deal is pretty pricy for the average consumer, there are plenty of businesses that see the value in paying for an employee to have high-speed, cellular Internet access at all times. With a subsidized offering such as this from RadioShack, the deal may get a little sweeter in that employees will have an easier... Read more...
Netbooks and nettop PCs are become increasingly popular, offering scaled-down computers as viable second PCs. Nearly everything about these new computer categories are scaled down: their size, their performance potential, their features, and their price. Part of the challenge some manufacturers face, however, is trying to find the right balance between keeping the system price down and designing a system that is robust enough to be able to run a full-blown operating system, such as Linux or Windows XP (some even run Windows Vista). Good OS might just have the answer to this challenge with its new, scaled-down operating system, "Cloud." Good OS is perhaps most well-known for its lightweight version... Read more...
ASUS Introduces the Completely Redesigned Eee PC 1002HA Netbook-- Slim, light, elegant; the new Eee PC 1002HA takes Netbook design to new heights while delivering the same legendary Eee PC mobility and ease of use -- FREMONT, CALIFORNIA (December 1, 2008) - ASUS, a worldwide leader in notebook design and the fastest growing notebook brand, today announced the newest member of the award-winning Eee PC family – the Eee PC 1002HA. Featuring a redesigned chassis with a brushed aluminum LCD cover and palm rest, the 1002HA is a sophisticated, lightweight, easy to use netbook that brings a touch of elegance to every day computing. Thin-and-light The 1002HA was designed for maximum mobility, and weighs... Read more...
Today we take a look at Asus’ N10Jc Netbook – a netbook with a bit more juice going on under the hood versus the standard fare. Based on Intel’s Atom N270 processor and sporting a switchable, discrete NVIDIA graphics engine to bolster multimedia performance and provide some level of gaming capability, the N10Jc is a standout netbook to be sure.  ... Read more...
Any of you holding your breath for the possibility of Advanced Micro Devices announcing its own version to Intel's atom processor for use in netbooks better have large lungs. AMD's Chief Executive Dirk Meyer announced Thursday: "We're ignoring the Netbook phenomenon--just thinking about PC form factors above that form factor." That is, AMD is focusing on bigger, and in their opinion, better things. Instead of doing battle with Intel's atom processor, AMD is instead banking on the people wanting more power than that offered by netbooks, and has their sites locked on processors to run notebooks designed similar to the Macbook Air - the ultraportable category. As to the difference between an ultraportable... Read more...
Every sign we've seen thus far leads us to believe that netbooks are going to be very popular this holiday shopping season. With good reason, too – they fill a void which has existed since the dawn of mobile computing. Truly cost efficient, rugged, little notebook computers with enough processing power and screen resolution to get basic tasks done – nothing more, nothing less.Many of the large-scale PC vendors have already developed, or are developing, a netbook product for the end of the year. Dell’s Inspirion Mini 9, along with the Asus Eee PC and MSI’s new Wind netbooks appear to be some of the more popular models. One of the more exciting netbook models which has just begun shipping, however,... Read more...
  Every sign we've seen thus far leads us to believe that netbooks are going to be very popular this holiday shopping season. With good reason, too – they fill a void which has existed since the dawn of mobile computing. Truly cost efficient, rugged, little notebook computers with enough processing power and screen resolution to get basic tasks done – nothing more, nothing less. Given that pocketbooks are hurting in the current economic climate, these new low-cost mobile systems become that much more attractive, besides being a downright exciting product category. Many of the large-scale PC vendors have already developed, or are developing a netbook product for the end of the year.... Read more...
From pre-paid calling cards to minute plans with so-called "free phones", sometimes it's painfully obvious that, although we hate to admit it here, it's not always completely about the hardware.  More than a few industry analyst have predicted that the mainstream PC of tomorrow will be nothing more than a thin client connected to the "grid" for services and applications.  Now, Computerworld's Mike Elgan ruminates about what will likely be the new frontier for affordable, mobile computing; the $99 Netbook with a "plan"..."Subnotebooks like the Asus Eee PC, the Dell Mini 9 and the HP 2133 Mini-Note will soon cost as little as $99. The catch? You'll need to commit to a two-year... Read more...
The folks over at COMsciences' IMOVIO might have taken the concept of the netbook a bit too far. They have just announced the iKIT, a 0.6 x 2.6 x 3.7-inch, 0.25-pound, Bluetooth and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi-enabled, "Pocket Mobile Companion" with "a full QWERTY/AZERTY keyboard, an 8GB SD card slot and a [260K color] 2.8 inch QVGA display." They are calling it a "Pocket Mobile Companion" that they claim makes it "a fully functional communicating and browsing device and a viable substitute for a laptop."   Credit: webitprThe iKIT runs off a 312MHz Marvell PXA270 processor, with 128MB ROM, 64MB SDRAM, and uses the Linux 2.4.19 operating system with the "Proprietary plus Trolltech QT/E 2.3.8" GUI.... Read more...
Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 is a 10" Netbook that sports low power consumption, ultra-portability, respectable performance and a well rounded feature set. It's built on Intel's new low-power Atom processor. Taking on such challengers as Asus' Eee PC and the MSI Wind, Lenovo offers this svelte machine for a modest $399 entry price point. While the S10's keyboard is a little cramped for a 10" netbook, we liked the machine's, build quality, fit and finish, and super-crisp LCD. Click the link below and check it out... Lenovo IdeaPad S10 Netbook Video Spotlight... Read more...
Synopsis:   Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 is a 10" Netbook that sports low power consumption, ultra-portability, respectable performance and a well rounded feature set. It's built on Intel's new low-power Atom processor. Taking on such challengers as Asus' Eee PC and the MSI Wind, Lenovo offers this svelte machine for a modest $399 entry price point.  While the S10's keyboard is a little cramped for a 10" netbook, we liked the machine's, build quality, fit and finish, and super-crisp LCD.Gallery:       Click for full view... Read more...
It has been almost exactly one year since we saw the Asus Eee line of notebooks hit store shelves and it has been quite a year for this little side project from Asus. The original Asus Eee PC lineup, even with its flaws, turned out to be a massive surprise hit, as Asus hit a price and form factor that the market was finally ready to adopt for an ultra-mobile notebook. The Eee PC, while not truly the first of its kind, cemented the "netbook' product category, which has encouraged potential buyers to accept this genre of products. Since its release, we've seen nearly every major OEM produce a similar product to compete with the Eee, although Asus's six month lead in this arena has... Read more...
It has been almost exactly one year since we saw the Asus Eee line of notebooks hit store shelves and it has been quite a year for this little side project from Asus. The original Asus Eee PC lineup, even with its flaws, turned out to be a massive surprise hit, as Asus hit a price and form factor that the market was finally ready to adopt for an ultra-mobile notebook. The Eee PC, while not truly the first of its kind, cemented the 'netbook' product category, which has encouraged potential buyers to accept this genre of products. Since its release, we've seen nearly every major OEM produce a similar product to compete with the Eee, although Asus' six month lead in this arena has helped them flesh... Read more...
Averatec Announces 10.2 Inch Netbook PC to US MarketAveratec's Buddy adds a new dimension to the companion PC Market SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 19 -- Announced today, Trigem USA and its Averatec brand has formally entered the netbook personal computer market. Aptly named the Averatec Buddy, this new companion notebook is the best solution to fulfill the growing need for an ultra portable, daily use computer. The Averatec Buddy is the second offering based on the Intel Atom processor family. Featuring a generous keyboard for its diminutive size, the Buddy boasts 10.2" LCD screen and 160GB of storage memory.The Averatec brand, predominantly known for its style conscious, innovative mobile products,... Read more...
The tech industry just can't seem to keep any secrets anymore. Conspiracy theorists will tell you that is exactly how companies like it, as it builds up plenty of viral buzz before a hotly-anticipated product is ever officially unveiled. The latest product to prove the rumor mill right is Dell's entry into the netbook market, the Inspiron Mini 9. (Of course, it did show up a day earlier than was predicted. )The Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is a 1.07x1.25x6.77-inch (HxWxD) netbook with a starting weight of 2.28 pounds, and a glossy 8.9-inch LED display with a native resolution of 1024x600. Pricing starts at $399 ($439 minus $40 "instant savings") for the basic configuration, which includes:Processor:... Read more...
Lenovo has just announced a new line-up of IdeaPad S10 netbooks built around Intel's Atom CPU.  Like many of the other members of Lenovo's IdeaPad product family, the S10 netbooks are available in a variety of colors and in a few different configurations.  Take a look...        IdeaPad S10 “netbook” with a high glossy and multi color options design  Red, White & Black colors in the US  Starts at $399, two configurations. The $399 unit has 512MB / 80G HDD and the $449.99 unit is 1GB / 160G HDD.  Windows XP Preloaded  Shipping in September in the US.In some countries there will be 9” versions different colors and Linux preloads.  LED back... Read more...
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