• Netbooks: Five Things You Need to Know

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 2:28 pm

    Better than a smartphone but worse than a laptop? Or is the netbook just a fad like the iPad?
  • Top 12 Tech Knockoffs

    Posted March 23, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Cheap knockoffs aren't limited to Ray-Bans and Rolexes. Read on for a look at an imitation iPad, a pirated Palm Pre, and more low-budget copies of popular tech products--often with features not found in the originals.
  • Five ways to overclock a netbook (really!)

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 2:24 pm

    The words overclocking and netbook appear in a sentence together about as often as Steve Ballmer is spotted at a Linux convention. Netbooks are all about portability over performance. Overclocking is all about taking already blazing-fast gear and pushing it to its upper limits -- warranties, energy use and safety be damned. Right?
  • Windows 7 to go: New portables for the new OS

    Posted October 16, 2009 - 9:30 pm

    Exciting, innovative notebooks and netbooks are being built around Windows 7. Here's a preview.
  • Moblin: 6 key things to know

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    The beta of the Moblin 2.0 operating system was released earlier this month, and supports netbooks and nettops. But the target is much broader, including personal devices, television, and in-vehicle automotive computing. Here are six things you should know about Moblin.
  • How white-box purchasing is affecting the channel

    Posted June 11, 2009 - 3:11 pm

    The overall Canadian client PC market is expected to decline this year by 13.4 percent year over year, says IDC Canada. The only area where the firm is expecting growth this year is in the consumer portable market space, which brings both good and bad news to the channel, according to the research firm.
  • Today's Netbooks Are a Hard Sell for CIOs

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 9:48 am

    In an enterprise environment--where standardization is key and superfluous accessories are verboten--the netbook is a hard sell.
  • Next year's netbooks: Notebook, meet smartphone

    Posted May 19, 2009 - 9:55 am

    Google Android, ARM processors and all-day batteries will transform today's netbook into something completely new.
  • A buyer's guide to laptops -- from mighty mites to mobile monsters

    Posted May 13, 2009 - 9:35 am

    Laptops come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Whether you're buying for yourself or outfitting a department, here's help in picking the right one.
  • The shape of the coming netbook revolution

    Posted May 11, 2009 - 11:26 am

    Tomorrow's netbooks won't just be smaller, lighter, and cheaper; they could also carve out a whole new niche in computing
  • Will Windows 7 Really Run on a Netbook?

    Posted May 11, 2009 - 10:23 am

    After using the Windows 7 beta on a netbook for a few weeks, it appears that it is a workable OS for netbooks.
  • Laptop gender wars: What your netbook (or Toughbook) says about you

    Posted April 28, 2009 - 10:30 am

    Like it or not, design, color, form factor, and texture are the new key features for tech products, which begs the question ... Are you OK with using a cute laptop?
  • My Dream Netbook: IT Pros Describe the Ideal Device

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 11:23 am

    Netbook sales will likely grow by 50 percent in the next two years, according to research firm IDC, but the gadgets will need some more bells and whistles to gain popularity inside enterprises, say IT professionals.
  • 3 Reasons Netbooks are Not Enterprise Ready: IT Pros Speak

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 10:01 am

    Sales of lightweight, low-powered mini-laptops, widely known as netbooks, have been growing rapidly with consumers during the past six months and are predicted to stay on this path. And the tech industry can't seem to get enough of talking about netbooks these days. But these little laptops may not have a place in the enterprise just yet.
  • Netbook computers spark corporate interest

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 12:04 pm

    For some number of enterprise users and their application requirements, netbooks' portability and price will be compelling. But potential customers may want to wait for a few months to buy one.
  • Netbooks: All About the New Ultraportables

    Posted February 26, 2009 - 11:34 am

    So many netbooks have reached market in the past year--and so many more are on the way--that selecting the right model can be a daunting task. There is no such thing as perfection in a category that is ultimately defined by compromises, but with a little grounding in the basic features of mini-notebooks, you can make an informed buying decision.
  • Why Netbooks Are Killing Microsoft

    Posted February 23, 2009 - 12:28 pm

    When Microsoft laid off 5,000 people in January, analysts and pundits pointed to plenty of reasons for the first major layoffs in the company's history. The obvious culprits included the overall economic meltdown, Apple 's continued success and Wall Street's desire to see a leaner Microsoft. But the real cause of the layoffs can be summed up in a single word: netbooks.
  • Windows 7 on Netbooks: Does Linux Stand a Chance?

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 12:27 pm

    Possibly Microsoft's most important strategic goal for Windows 7, in addition to redeeming the brand damage done by Windows Vista, is to dominate netbooks, now the fastest selling segment of the PC market.
  • Small laptops pose big threat

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 3:20 pm

    Mini laptops are highly portable, inexpensive, very popular -- and a potential security nightmare.
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