Crux ClamCase, Zagg Update Keyboard-Case to Work with iPad 2


Several case/keyboard third-party accessory manufacturers are updating their popular iPad cases, which integrate a keyboard along with some form of case-like protection, to support Apple’s new iPad 2, which is slated to go on sale at 5 PM today at retail stores across the U.S. Both CruxCase, which will create a ClamCase for the iPad […]

China Clones Netvertible Sliding PC Tablet Form Factor


Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, the sliding PC concept garnered a lot of attention as the design was implemented on tablets from Samsung and Asus. First popularized on smartphones from HTC and Nokia, the sliding PC tablet concept had been implemented in the past, with a tilting screen, by HTC via the […]

Google making it rain (gadgets) at GDC 2011


Word out of Engadget is that Google is making it rain at the 2011 Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. But watch your head – these aren’t dollar bills being thrown in the air, but gadgets running Google’s latest operating systems.

Chrome-ify your Windows netbook with Splashtop OS, now available for all PCs


Look out, Chrome OS. Previously restricted to a handful of notebooks and netbooks, the instant-on companion OS called Splashtop is now open for all Windows-based PCs for free. On top of that, this web browser-based system now has access to the Chrome Web Store, making it firmly competitive with Chrome OS while remaining a companion […]

NEC Releases Android Smartbook: TouchNote 7


In addition to tablets, and hybrid form factors such as the Motorola Atrix 4G smartphone with its optional laptop dock, users who need a lightweight content consumption netbook can turn to NEC, which was showing off its Android smartbook in the form of the NEC TouchNote, a 7-inch clamshell device with a nearly full-sized keyboard, […]

Hitachi Display Crams an HD High Resolution Screen Into Your Pockets!


Hitachi Display is looking to launch its HD high resolution smartphone display, which essentially crams a resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels into the size of a 4.5-inch IPS display using LCD screen technology. The IPS screen technology promises wide-viewing angles. With the display, coupled with a 720p HD video camera on a smartphone, you […]

MacBook Air Getting Second-Gen Intel Core CPU in June?


It looks like Apple may refresh the ultra-portable MacBook Air notebook–available currently in 11- and 13-inch screen sizes–to accommodate Intel’s second-generation Core processor, known as Sandy Bridge according to the latest Internet reports. Our own Josh Smith had written over at that the move will deliver for Apple and to consumers better graphics performance: […]

webOS Netbooks Coming According to HP Training Materials


HP has been teasing about a webOS tablet prior to the slate announcement, but the company’s training materials may reveal that in addition to tablets, HP may be eyeing the netbook/smartbook market. According to PreCentral, recent training information for HP employees was leaked and reveals that the company may be looking into the netbook form […]

Samsung Slider 7 Offers Alternative Netvertible Form Factor (Video)


Samsung was really cautious about calling its Slider 7 a PC, netbook, or even tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show where the company had a huge presence. The device offers a sliding and tilting screen–an industrial design that HTC had helped to pioneer with its dual-boot Windows HTC Shift tablet–and with internal netbook components–such as […]

Verizon Announces 10 New 4G LTE Devices for 1H 2011 (Video)


Verizon Wireless had gone on to announce ten new 4G LTE consumer products for its emerging 4G network, to be released in the first half of 2011. Those devices include a laptop, netbook, MiFi router, Samsung router, smartphones, and tablets. Check out the video below, which samples some of the new products in the carrier’s […]

Lenovo IdeaPad S100 Netbook Gets Hands-On Treatment (Video)

DSC01734 was able to get some hands-on time with the latest S100 notebook from Lenovo, and they came away impressed with the product. As a successor to the Lenovo S10-3, the S100 comes with a retail price point starting at $329 and comes with color configurations. Lenovo has extended the lid color now to the […]

On the Road 2011: The Great Chicago Pligrimage Begins


Yep, it is that time of the year when I begin a three month period of traveling. Visiting family and friends, auditions, and some other work finds my wife and I packing up the Honda Fit and hitting the road. We prefer to drive on these trips because we’re a bit more in control of […]

Let the Testing Begin. Inventec Delivers 60,000 Netbooks to Google


Google’s adventures with Chrome OS include a large pilot program that I’m sure many applied for. Those lucky enough to get into the program will receive a netbook/notebook with Chrome OS installed to do testing on and provide feedback. While I can’t say this is the number of applicants who will be lucky enough to […]

Google Cr-48 Chrome OS Netbook Announced


Google had gone on to announce the Google Cr-48 Chrome OS netbook today, which features a 12.1-inch display with full keyboard and large trackpad. The Cr-48 is an un-branded netbook clad in black and looks reminiscent of Apple’s black plastic MacBook. The device also features world-roaming support with a Gobi 3G chip that will work […]

Chrome OS Gets Demoed


Google today announced specific details and demoed its Chrome OS, which the company is pushing as an alternative OS on low-cost netbooks with cloud-based synchronization and Web apps. The highlight of the demo is that it takes just four steps and less than a minute to boot up Chrome OS; additionally, the OS can resume […]

Dell Inspiron Duo Reviewed


Joanna Stern, also known as the Queen of Netbooks, reviewed the Inspiron Mini Duo over at Engadget.Unfortunately, the device doesn’t look like it’s going to live up to the hype and excitement we first experienced when we first saw it at IDF 2010. The Inspiron Duo definitely has that ‘gotta have it’ geek appeal at […]

Dell Inspiron Duo Hands On Video

Avram Piltch at Laptop Mag got his hands on a Dell Inspiron Duo “NetTablet” and has put it through its paces. Actually, let me rephrase that. Avram has his hands on a prototype which he makes very, very clear. And that’s a good thing because based on the performance of this prototype Dell has a […]