Archives For Netbooks
I got a chance to take a close look at the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 today. It shares a lot of components with the original IdeaPad S10, but there are some nice upgrades.
Lenovo's introducing the IdeaPad S10-2 tomorrow. It's thinner than the IdeaPad S10 and has a new, stylish look . The S10-2 also has a larger touchpad, three USB ports and optional 3G. This netbook will ship have a base price of $349 and ship with a 160GB hard drive, ...
Netbooks are starting to see some accessories popping up just for them. Over at Portable Monkey they are linking to both a Netbook dock and a Netbook cooling station. The Century Netbook Stand offers both a DVD multi-drive and 2.5 inch SATA bay, along with two US...
During the Apple earnings call today more Apple poo-pooing of Netbooks was on the agenda. Tim Cook of Apple said the following: When I'm looking at what's sold in the Netbook market, I see cramped keyboards, junky hardware, very small screens, bad software.
Is the bloom off the rose? In these days and times it is tough to measure things in the way we used to do for years. That said, Digitimes is reporting that Netbooks missed the first quarter sales targets as shipment volumes weren't what was expected.
The Wall St. Journal has an interesting post (beware it is behind a pay wall) talking about the gamble Microsoft is taking by installing the crippled Windows 7 Starter Edition on Netbooks.
jkkmobile has his hands on the Dell Mini 10 Netbook and of course he's put up an unboxing video for everyone to glory in. He's doing a live broadcast where he will answer more questions later today/tonight depending on what time zone you find yourself in. Details her...
Sascha, "“The Netbook KingÃ¢â‚¬Â has unearthed some slides that reveal Dell's roadmap for Netbooks in 2009/2010. There are some interesting tidbits, including the news that Dell is going to have an 11-inch model using a ULV Processor.
Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc has posted a nice look back on the last year of Windows XP on Netbooks. Of course this look back points ahead to what Windows 7 will bring, and that's really the point.
AT&T is rolling out a bundle/subsidized Netbook deal in Atlanta and Philadelphia that can let you purchase a Netbook for as low as $49.99 as long as you sign that 2 year contract.
It seems like it was forever ago that Vista was launched. And of course it was longer than that as we awaited what would become "the next great operating system" and everything it would bring.
James from jkOnTheRun has been blogging about reviving his HP Compaq tc1100 convertible tablet. There's no doubt that netbook prices are appealing, but computer buyers on a budget should broaden their horizons and consider older, used and refurbished devices. James w...
Asus has been the leader of everything Netbook since day one, so it will be interesting to see what this might mean, if it means anything, in the follow-the-leader mobile computing space.
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Asus has carried the Intel banner throughout its march to Netbook dominance with the vaunted triple E brand. I guess they just can't stop checking for different options.
It looks like the lawyers for Intel and Psion (and I'm guessing Dell) are keeping themselves busy in the ongoing Netbook Naming Wars.
Geez, I take a long lunch so I can go lay on the chiropractor's table for a little work out and Psion Teklogix decides to respoind about the recent legal actions from Dell and Intel.
So, in my feeds this morning there is a headline from Technologizer that says Microsoft to Squeeze Windows 7 onto Netbooks, picking up on some recent Steve Ballmer chatter and with a link to an eWeek article that has this bullet at the top of the article.
Looks like Dell has some company in fighting with Psion over the Netbook name trademark issue. Intel has finally spoken out and it is in the form of a lawsuit against Psion.
VIA Technologies keeps on keeping on in the mobile space, although the majority of the coverage of late on the chips that power the Netbook segment (and others) seems to focus on Intel, as well as the new announcements and speculation about NVidia and ARM processors. ...
Why should Apple make a Netbook? There doesn't really seem to be a need. Apparently going the Hackintosh route is providing the same thing, just without any money flowing Cupertino's way.
The trademark tussle over the term Netbook continues to provide some interesting twists and turns. The latest is from David Hughes who is an ex-Psion employee as he tells a bit about how Psion let things slip through their fingers.
Interesting. Some chatter this morning that Lenovo might be going a bit against the grain when it comes to Netbook screen size and prepping a 12 inch version called the S20.
Microsoft just released one of their PressPass Q&A "interviews" with Brad Brooks, vice president for Windows Consumer Product Marketing, where the focus is on Netbooks and Windows 7.
Ari-Allyn-Feuer has put up the first of what promises to be a series on Netbooks on Ars Technica. The first part covers a little way-back territory and goes back to earlier devices that we might or might not call Netbooks had their form factors debuted today.
Coby, Coby, Coby. Well, it doesn't ring like that famous Cary Grant line but the exasperation is the same. First we hear that Coby is going to be marketing a sub $200 Netbook.
Truc will be posting up an interview with the reps from VIA Technologies soon, but in the meantime, here are some pictures of many of the Netbooks that they had on display at Lunch at Pieros.
Everybody is getting green conscious and trying to reduce carbon footprints in their journey through life these days. Celeste LeCompte of GigaOm is taking a look at Netbooks and why they are greener than laptops.
We've known that NVidia has had its eye on Netbooks and now we've got news that they are releasing the Ion platform to compete in the space.
We're back with another podcast after quite a break due to some illness and real life work issues. (Quite honestly, Matt just ate too much turkey at Thanksgiving and is just now recovering.) And, as we come back to GBM Podcast land we're trying to figure out what is dro...
Michael Arrington, the TechCrunch guru who doesn't think Netbooks are good enough for most users has posted an interesting story about Netvibes founder Tariq Krim.
Samuel Dean at GigaOm has put together a list of 10 software goodies that you can load up on your Netbook without sucking the resources dry, or for that matter your pocketbook.
What could be better than spending the holidays getting to know the wonderful world of mobile computing while using a Lenovo S10 Netbook? Head over to Notebooks.com where they are giving away one..
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