• Netbooks: small, cheap -- and fast?

    Posted December 1, 2008 - 6:27 pm

    Linux distributor Good OS and BIOS vendor Phoenix Technologies are launching quick-start programs to speed the operation of netbooks.
  • Can Apple Save the Netbook?

    Posted November 29, 2008 - 12:03 pm

  • Black Friday Bargain: Super-Cheap Linux Netbooks

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 5:02 pm

    I like Linux netbooks. I like them a lot. They're lightweight, they're solid performers, they're cheap, and it looks like they're soon going to be cheaper than ever.
  • Why netbooks are here to stay

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 10:59 am

    A ChannelWeb article, "7 Reasons Netbooks Will Fade Away", presents some arguments why the Netbook concept won't make it in the long run, but the arguments don't all hold water.

  • AMD jumps into the netbook fray

    Posted November 14, 2008 - 8:49 am

    AMD announced that it was developing processors for netbooks, aiming to supplant Intel's dominance in the space.
  • Carrier-Subsidized Mini-Laptops

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 12:10 pm

    While my precognition skills aren't perfect (I have yet to win a Lottery), I certainly agree with the skills shown by Mike Elgan in his ComputerWorld article “Why Netbooks Will Soon Cost $99.” It first ran on Halloween, so will this be trick or treat?
  • Why netbooks will soon cost $99

    Posted October 31, 2008 - 2:48 pm

    Subnotebooks like the Asus Eee PC, the Dell Mini 9 and the HP 2133 Mini-note will soon cost as little as US$99. The catch? You'll need to commit to a two-year mobile broadband contract.
  • Can an iPhone free you from the shackles of a laptop?

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 6:01 pm

    Your humble blogger is about to find out.
  • Netbook ... notebook ... oh, let's call it a mobile PC

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 9:48 am

    When it comes to naming categories of new mobile computing devices, even the experts can get confused.
  • Dell introduces affordable Inspiron Mini 12

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 9:18 am

    Japan retailers get the jump on the U.S. market today as they get to sell Dell's new laptot, the Inspiron Mini 12, before anyone here in the U.S. even gets to lay eyes upon it. While built-to-order models will be available in the states by mid-November, three retail chains in Japan (Bic Camera, Kojima and Sofmap) get the first crack at selling pre-configured versions of Dell's 12.1-inch take on the mini-note space.
  • More crackpottery: User agent reveals secret iNetBook doohicky?

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 3:40 am

    Apple's going to introduce that netbook any day now! Look, this incredibly obscure datapoint proves it!
  • Jobs: The iPhone is Apple's netbook

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 3:18 pm

    Apple Inc. has no imminent plans to compete in the growing market for "netbooks," the small, inexpensive laptops that accounted for 5% of all U.S. notebook sales last quarter, CEO Steve Jobs said Tuesday. But the company already participates in the category, Jobs argued, citing Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch as devices that have much of the same functionality as the ultra-light, low-cost notebooks.
  • Latest insane rumor: Cellular carrier-subsidized MacBooks?

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 2:46 am

    Financial analysts have a pretty poor record when it comes to predicting Apple's product moves -- but that doesn't stop people from listening to them.
  • With eyes on Atom, AMD to detail mini laptop strategy

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 11:17 am

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will lay out its product strategy for mini laptops, called netbooks, at an analyst meeting next month.
  • A road warrior's guide to netbooks

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 9:26 pm

    The netbook is one of the most interesting categories on the market. These small laptops can do most of the jobs of their big brothers while costing under US$500. For some people, such as students, a netbook can be a primary computer. For a business user, it might be a second PC for use when traveling or commuting. Here are five tips to help pick the right one for your needs.
  • Netbooks will boost adoption of Linux, says Novell CTO

    Posted October 9, 2008 - 10:56 am

    A surge in demand for netbooks is helping drive business for Linux, as the devices are designed to be low-cost with smaller storage, according to Novell's chief technology and strategy officer for Linux.
  • Little PCs, Big Phones

    Posted October 9, 2008 - 10:10 am

    The VAR Guy talks about sub-notebooks today, having predicted that the devices, also called netbooks, would become "hot" during the fourth quarter.

  • Chinese PC vendor reveals S1 iMini laptop series

    Posted September 3, 2008 - 11:47 am

    Chinese PC vendor Tsinghua Tongfang announced its new S1 iMini laptop series, a family of netbooks with 10.2-inch screens that have a Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic OS or a Linux OS.
  • Review

    How to buy a mini-laptop

    Posted August 29, 2008 - 3:29 pm

    Mini laptop computers, which are becoming popularly known as netbooks, or my favorite term, "laptots," are among the hottest new products this year and with the back-to-school sales season upon us, I offer these tips for choosing and buying your first mini laptop.
  • HP and Acer start mini laptop price war

    Posted August 26, 2008 - 9:21 am

    Hewlett-Packard and Acer have lowered prices of their mini laptop computers (netbooks) as the back-to-school sales season kicks into gear in the U.S., offering bargains for users.
  • Intel launches smaller SSD for netbooks, mini-desktops

    Posted August 14, 2008 - 10:31 am

    Intel launched a much smaller version of its Z-P230 SSDs (solid state drive) aimed at netbooks and mini-desktops, the company said Wednesday.
  • PC industry scared netbooks may hurt laptop sales

    Posted August 11, 2008 - 9:16 am

    Advanced Micro Devices has no immediate plans to release a processor designed for low-cost laptops, sometimes called netbooks, saying its not yet clear whether or not growing shipments of these devices will cannibalize sales of mainstream laptops.
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