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There are some companies that stick to what's commonly accepted. No real risk-taking. And then there are some companies who think outside of the box on concept products, but they never actually take the leap of faith to produce them. But Dell has shown to be a risk-taker, first with the wildly thin Adamo XPS laptop, then with the 5" Dell Streak,... Read more...
The holidays are coming up soon, and your kiddos are probably on your mind. And they're on the mind of PeeWee PC. Earlier this year, in April, PeeWee PC introduced their very first kid-friendly netbook, and already version 2.0 is arriving. The PeeWee Pivot 2.0 laptop is more rugged and kid-approved than ever, with this 3.7lb. notebook having... Read more...
As we have pointed out before, netbooks aren't what they used to be. These days, you're more likely to see a new netbook emerging with a near-$500 retail price than one with a near-$200 price point. We're partially blaming tablets. There are a number of sub-$300 tablets on the market and on the horizon (the $188 CherryPad comes to mind!),... Read more...
Acer is a somewhat understated name in the notebook business, but even though they may not receive the sheer press that Apple, Alienware, Dell and HP do, they're still one of the world's prominent PC makers. Hanging amongst the top five in total PC output is no easy task, and the company's Aspire line has been quietly climbing the charts in... Read more...
Last week we brought you a detailed overview of AMD's first ever, fully integrated CPU-GPU combination born out of the company's "Fusion" technology initiative.  Dubbed the first ever APU or Accelerated Processing Unit, AMD's claimed goal is to offer a more balance and efficient low power platform for thin and light notebooks and netbooks. ... Read more...
Last week we brought you a detailed overview of AMD's first ever, fully integrated CPU-GPU combination born out of the company's "Fusion" technology initiative.  Dubbed the first ever APU or Accelerated Processing Unit, AMD's claimed goal is to offer a more balance and efficient low power platform for thin and light notebooks and netbooks. ... Read more...
As far as we knew, Jolicloud was a software company. And they still are. But now, they're a hardware company too. Or at least they are partnering with a computer maker in order to make themselves seem like one! Either way, Jolicloud is doing the unthinkable soon: they'll be introducing a netbook of their own with their own Jolibook operating... Read more...
Fusion has been a long time coming for AMD but it looks as if they may well have chosen the perfect entry point to release their first generation APU from the starting block.  The market is currently in what seems like a complete frenzy for anything to do with ultra-portable computing, from ultra thin and light notebooks, to netbooks... Read more...
"Fusion." We've heard that word from the good folks at AMD for what seems like an eternity, to be perfectly honest.  Fusion is AMD's marketing moniker for the company's next generation of integrated processors with on-board graphics -- a "fusion" of the CPU along with the GPU into what AMD now affectionately calls an "APU" or Accelerated... Read more...
If there's one thing that's a certainty in the consumer electronics universe, it's that Asus is probably working on another Eee PC. The company seems to pop these out at a stunning rate, giving consumers loads of choice when it comes time to buy a netbook. The newest of the bunch is another member of the Seashell lineup, the Eee PC 1215T.... Read more...
Asus is the netbook king. Does anyone deny it? The company's Eee PC line has been around for as long as the term "netbook" has been around, and while computer fads come and go, the Eee PC line keeps right on growing. The "Seashell" group has been joined by another member today, with Asus introducing the Eee PC 1015PN as their latest miniature... Read more...
Sprint today is all smiles over being the first U.S. wireless carrier in America to offer both a dual-mode 3G/4G-embedded netbook and notebook, and you should be too if your favorite dance is the Subsidized Shuffle. Starting October 31, Sprint's business customers will be able to snag a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) for free, provided you factor... Read more...
Acer's Aspire One netbook line just keeps growing, and now it's getting more colorful. Too often, notebooks are released in the same black plastic color, and occasionally, you'll find a red one, a blue one or a green one. But a pastel one? Not too often that you see that. The new Aspire One Happy range is for those who would prefer softer... Read more...
Verizon Wireless has been offering netbooks with a 2-year data contract for years now, but most of those netbooks weren't higher-end machines. The carrier's newest netbook is one of HP's nicest, with the Pavilion dm1-2010nr coming with a 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K325 processor, a 320GB hard drive and a 6-cell battery. HP also includes an Imprint... Read more...
Netbooks now come standard with dual-core processors, and some of them even sport respectable graphics (Nvidia Ion). But save for a very small few, the vast majority of netbooks still don't ship with an optical drive. What's an optical disc-toting user to do? Buy an external optical drive, of course. Samsung hopes you'll be drawn to its new... Read more...
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has announced it recently received a $5.6 million investment from Marvell. The two organizations plan to collaborate on an Android-powered tablet that's similar, at least conceptually, to OLPC's conceptual design for its XO-3 system. This new collaboration is in addition to the... Read more...
Everywhere you turn it's tablet this and tablet that, when this time last year all the talk was on netbooks. Don't worry if you haven't bought into the tablet hype, netbooks aren't about to go the way of the Dodo bird. In fact, with dual-core Atom processors now the norm, there's never been a better time to be in the market for a netbook.... Read more...
Acer's Aspire One range of netbooks has been highly regarded for some time now, and while many other netbook makers jumped at the chance to integrate Intel's newest Atom processor, Acer held back some. That's okay though, as their new Aspre One AOD255 looks to have been worth the wait. It ships with the Atom N550 dual-core CPU, DDR3 memory... Read more...
When Steve Jobs called the iPad a "magical" device, perhaps he was talking about the spell of destruction the iOS tablet has been casting on netbooks. Check it out -- according to market research firm DisplaySearch, in the second quarter of 2010, netbook/tablet PCs were down 4 percent on quarter, but up 29 percent on year. Doesn't sound so... Read more...
When Intel announced it would miss its Q3 targets in late August, there was speculation as to whether or not AMD would escape the same fate. With the third quarter having officially ended, the answer is no. According to a statement the company made late last week, revenue will be down 1-4.5 percent compared to second-quarter revenue of 1.65... Read more...
Google's Android OS has proved it can hang with the big boys in the mobile handset market, and with a few tweaks, it will probably prove popular in the tablet space too. So what's next for Google? Try netbooks. According to Glen Murphy, the Australian lead designer on Google's Chrome operating system and Web browser ventures, consumers will... Read more...
Generally, when you talk about rugged notebooks, you imagine a thick, clunky machine that looks like it has body armor strapped on it. In other words, "portable" and "rugged" rarely go together, as even rugged notebooks are real beasts to tote around. But Handheld Group, a Swedish based supplier of rugged computers, might have a winner with... Read more...
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