Netbook

  • The $100 Coby Netbook might not be coming after all

    The $100 Coby Netbook might not be coming after all

    A story broke the other day indicating that Coby – maker of cheap electronics – will start selling a $100 netbook in Rite Aids and Krogers within a matter of months. It was to be powered by a Chinese-built CPU and run a Linux distro. Well. Ars Technica is calling bull based on some holes in the story. Primarily, this story, or any announcement regarding a netbook… Read More

  • Coby to sell under $100 PoqetMate netbooks at Rite Aid & Kroger

    Coby to sell under $100 PoqetMate netbooks at Rite Aid & Kroger

    Netbooks are here. The Coby PoqetMate prove it as the sub-$100 netbooks are headed to Rite Aid Pharmacies and Kroger grocery stores. Once a product breaks free of its niche market and invades the general populous, you might as well get use to them ’cause they aren’t going anywhere. As for this Coby Netbook, the 7-inch flavor is going to ring up under $100. Specs are a… Read More

  • Three Reasons Why Netbooks Just Aren't Good Enough

    Three Reasons Why Netbooks Just Aren't Good Enough

    The debate about Netbooks, which are very small and very cheap laptop devices, is beginning to heat up. The category is only about a year old but sales are expected to top 5 million this year. Lots of people think Netbooks are the next big volume market because they allow people who previously couldn’t afford computers to own one. People got so bullish on the devices that sales… Read More

  • The Dell Mini finds its artsy side

    There is no doubt that the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and 12 are hot netbooks, but the standard digs are just a little too Dell. You know what we mean. Even the new pink and red models are still a bit pedestrian. But these new lid designs will certainly scream, “Look at me! I have a sweet mini-laptop and I’m in a coffee shop!” Available now. Read More

  • Onkyo/Sotec releases Hello Kitty netbook

    Onkyo/Sotec releases Hello Kitty netbook

    Onkyo Japan today announced the Sotec C1 Hello Kitty (C101K3W) [JP], a netbook designed for fans of the famous cartoon cat from Sanrio. Unlike other Hello Kitty PCs, this model has been modified not only design- but also hardware-wise (see the picture above). The Hello Kitty C1 features an Atom N270 CPU (1.60 GHZ), 1GB of RAM, a 120GB HDD, a 10.1″ TFT display (resolution: 1,024×600)… Read More

  • AMD announcing Atom smashing processor tomorrow?

    AMD announcing Atom smashing processor tomorrow?

    It’s being wildly speculated this morning that AMD will announce an Intel Atom smasher tomorrow at a financial analyst meeting. So, in short expect AMD to announce their netbook strategy tomorrow, which they said they’d talk about during the Q3 earnings call. The Reg
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  • CrunchDeals: Acer Aspire One for $289 at Woot.com

    CrunchDeals: Acer Aspire One for $289 at Woot.com

    Woot.com is selling the Acer Aspire One netbook for $289.99 plus $5 shipping. It’s the version with the Linpus Linux operating system, 512MB of RAM, 8GB SSD, and three-cell battery. It sells for around $330 elsewhere so if you’ve been waiting for this particular model, now might be the time to pull the trigger. This deal is only available today (Saturday). Acer Aspire One Ultra… Read More

  • HP's Compaq Mini 700 announced for UK market

    HP's Compaq Mini 700 announced for UK market

    The HP MIni 1000 launched here in the States yesterday, and the Compaq division quietly announced a nearly identical re-branded netbook for the UK market. The Compaq MIni 700 has the same 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, along with the same HDD and SDD options, but ships with a 10.2 1,024 x 600 (16:10) display, optional HSDPA radio, and a £299 price. That price happens to be £100 less than the HPs… Read More

  • Hands-on with the HP Mini 1000

    Hands-on with the HP Mini 1000

    I’ve been fawning over this little netbook since last week and I can’t wait to get one, but I’ll have to wait until January for the MIE version. :( Hopefully I’ll get it in time for CES because lugging this 15-inch MacBook Pro is getting old. Spec-wise it isn’t very powerful, but it isn’t meant to be a desktop replacement either. The UI on the MIE version… Read More

  • HP breaks the netbook mold with the Mini 1000 and MIE Linux netbook

    HP breaks the netbook mold with the Mini 1000 and MIE Linux netbook

    Netbooks have been slowing down over the last year and for the most part, each one is about the same thing with a different logo on the lid. HP’s offerings seem refreshing and polished even though they sport the standard netbook specs of 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 8.9-inch or 10.2-inch display, up to 2 GB of RAM, and either a 60GB HDD or 16GB SSD. The solid-state drive can be complimented… Read More

  • Lenovo introduces Quick Start-powered S10e netbook for the eduction market

    Lenovo introduces Quick Start-powered S10e netbook for the eduction market

    Some suit in a Lenovo boardroom had a great idea that if the company slaps the letter ‘e’ onto the S10 netbook name, the world would be a better place. The S10e is therefore geared to the education crowd, touting the same exact specs of the original S10 netbook of an Intel 1.6GHz Atom processor, 4GB SSD or 160GB HDD, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 10.1 LCD display, but now comes equipped… Read More

  • Dell Vostro A90: a netbook for the suits

    Dell Vostro A90: a netbook for the suits

    Dell has taken the Inspiron Mini 9 netbook and dressed it up for the business types. The innards are exactly the same as the pedestrian counterpart with an Intel 1.6 Atom CPU, 8GB SSD, 1GB of RAM and a 8.9-inch screen. So far the stark black netbook is announced only for the Japanese market and carries an astonishing high price of ¥92,830 ($999 USD), and unless this netbook fad takes off… Read More

  • HP netbook launching in December

    HP netbook launching in December

    Vivienne Tam’s ornate little HP notebook debuted in September during fashion week and it was supposed to launch in October, but Glam’s Tech Chic site is now saying that the Vivienne Tam Edition will be out in December. We’re still not sure on the specs, but we do know that it will have an Intel Atom proc. And I’d say it’s a safe bet that the screen size is… Read More

  • Epson jumps on the crowded netbook bandwagon

    Epson jumps on the crowded netbook bandwagon

    Ho-hum, another netbook. Does every CE manufacturer need to make one of these sub-laptops? Seriously. This time it’s Epson trying to generate some buzz with the above coming soon banner. The specs for the MiniNote have been released and they are just like every other netbook on the market.    XP Home SP3 ATOM N270 (1.60GHz) 10.2” WSVGA screen (1024 x 600) 945GSE Express… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: MSI Wind with XP for $399 after rebate

    CrunchDeals: MSI Wind with XP for $399 after rebate

    Wow, lotsa good deals today. J&R is selling the black MSI Wind with Windows XP for $399 after a $50 price break and $50 mail-in rebate. And – and! – it would appear that they have them in stock, too. This is the three-cell battery version, if you’re wondering. But for $399, that’s a hard deal to pass up if you’re looking for a good netbook. The $50 mail-in… Read More

  • MSI Wind U100 Netbook now available at Best Buy [Update]

    MSI Wind U100 Netbook now available at Best Buy [Update]

    The wait is over, netbook fans. MSI just announced that the U100 netbook is now available nationwide at Best Buy. The Intel Atom 1.6GHz equipped 10-inch netbook comes with 1GB of RAM, Windows XP Home Edition, a 120GB HDD, and weighs only 2.3lbs. It comes in black and white and starts at $399. I just checked Best Buy’s online store, but it doesn’t look like the U100 is available… Read More

  • Packard Bell enters the netbook game with the dot

    Packard Bell enters the netbook game with the dot

    Everyone’s favorite ’90s computer brand has a rock’n 8.9-inch netbook that seems to stand above the manufacturers former reputation. The Packard Bell dot and is built around a full install of Windows XP, powered by an Intel Atom and sports WiFi, along optional 3G wireless. A 6-cell battery provides power on the go for this €399 netbook. The European launch is slated… Read More

  • Mouse Computer's G1000 Netbook launches to a crowded niche market

    Mouse Computer's G1000 Netbook launches to a crowded niche market

    Two netbooks in one day? Wacky. First, the Samsung NC10, and now the G1000 from Mouse Computer. In fact, this netbook spec’s out a lot like the Samsung – minus the anti-bacterial keyboard – with a similar 10.2-inch WSVGA screen, an Intel Atom CPU, a gig of ram, Wifi and a webcam all ran on XP Home. The G1000, however, receives a massive netbook 160 GB HDD not found on the NC10. Read More

  • Samsung NC10 netbook aims to keep you online and healthy

    Samsung NC10 netbook aims to keep you online and healthy

    Samsung’s upcoming netbook just got official and ships with the standard fare of an Intel Atom CPU, Wifi, Bluetooth 2.0 (nice), 80-160GB HDD, and an LED-lit WSVGA screen; all items we see on a daily basis. But the Samsung NC10 also sports an anti-bacterial keyboard powered by small, nano sized silver ion powder that aims to keep you nice and healthy while cruising the ‘net. Too… Read More

  • Samsung producing Atom-powered netbook

    Samsung producing Atom-powered netbook

    Samsung is the latest runner in the Atom-powered netbook marathon. No word on any specific details just yet, but we do know that the sub-laptop is gong to sport a 10-inch screen, three USB ports, an audio in and out along with a VGA output. Expect the lil’ guy to hit the Korean market at the end of October for a yet to be announced price. Read More