• ASUS believes a woman with a computer is better than a woman with a kitten

    ASUS believes a woman with a computer is better than a woman with a kitten

    Welcome to another episode of Social Media Managers Who Are Having a Bad Day. On todays episode we present Asus‘ assertion that a “cute girl” with a cat worse than a “sophisticated lady” with a Zenbook 3(tm) laptop. On the surface this argument might be a little specious – after all, cats are pretty cool – but what is Asus really saying? *GRABBING… Read More

  • ‘Everun Note’ AMD Turion-based UMPC to cost $879

    Raon Digital’s “Everun Note” has gotten an MSRP of $879. That’s a pretty hefty price tag for a notebook with a 7-inch screen. But while this device may resemble a netbook on the outside, what’s on the inside puts it into the UMPC or subnotebook categories. As previously reported, the Everun Note will weigh just over a pound and a half, feature a 7-inch… Read More

  • Kohjinsha prepping 8.9-inch subnotebook

    Kohjinsha drops another tiny notebook/netbook/subnotebook/UMPC into the pool today with the W130 series. I’ve used the term subnotebook in the title of this post because this little guy runs Windows Vista. I like to save “netbook” for those machines that run Windows XP or a derivative of Linux. Here’s what you get with the W130: Atom processor running at 1.33GHz… Read More

  • Kohjinsha SC3 gets reviewed, yes THAT Kohjinsha SC3

    Jenn over at Pocketables got a chance to review the Kohjinsha SC3 ultraportable. For those of you unfamiliar with the Kohjinsha brand, you’re not alone. The company has been quietly manufacturing tiny laptops for a while now, though. The SC3 came outfitted with a 1.33GHz Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, Vista Home Premium, 60GB hard drive, 7-inch-touchscreen at 1024×600, built-in… Read More

  • Looks like Fujitsu’s joining the netbook party

    Hey, look. Fujitsu’s coming out with a little, tiny netbook too. As well it should, since the company’s been putting out subnotebooks for years. This should be a pretty simple move then. The above photo comes from German site and it appears that we’ll be seeing this little guy sometime in August to the tune of $400. It’s pictured next to a 17-inch notebook… Read More

  • First Look: MSI Wind [UPDATED]

    [ I’ve been using the MSI Wind and for a little while now and have checked out a handful of things that our readers have asked about. I’ll have a full review of the notebook itself coming up soon but in the meantime, I’ve tested the following: Skype video recording and playback, HD video playback (WMVHD and AVCHD), Photoshop, Google… Read More

  • Flybook V5 now available, costs almost $3,000

    Wired is reporting that the Flybook V5 can now be purchased in the US. The V5 is so expensive that you can’t even order it from the Flybook web site! You have to call them up on the phone — what a rush! At just shy of $3,000, this 8.9-inch-screened wonder-notebook oughta be capable of a lot more than your average subnotebook, right? Well, sorta. It does have an Intel Core 2… Read More

  • Acer ‘One’ reviewed: Gets 6 out of 10 has a quick review of Acer’s new ‘One’ ultraportable, giving it a so-so 6 out of 10. The reviewer cites cheap-feeling build quality, awkward track pad and mouse buttons, and frustrating operating system navigation as the main dings against the device. On the bright side, the machine’s three cell battery is good for a little over two hours of battery… Read More

  • More details about Dell’s late-summer subnotebooks

    Some more details were revealed recently concerning Dell’s impending subnotebooks. There will be two different base configurations; one with an 8.9-inch LCD called the Dell “E” (how creative) and a 12.1-inch version called the Dell “E Slim.” Read More

  • New Eee PC models get US pricing, starting at $599

    An Asus rep told Laptop that pricing for the next generation of Eee models would be as follows; Eee PC 901 (Linux or Windows): $599 Eee PC 1000 (Linux or Windows): $699 Eee PC 1000H (Windows only): $649 You’ll recall that the 901 will come with a 12GB SSD if you choose the Windows version or a 20GB drive if you go with Linux. The 1000 will apparently come with a 40GB SSD, but… Read More

  • Acer’s ‘Aspire One’ showing up on German sites

    Acer’s entry into the netbook arena, the Aspire One, has apparently been seen “in price comparison engines in Germany,” according to UMPCPortal, who says that the base model (8GB of storage, 512MB RAM, and Linux) is being advertised at 329 Euro – 50 Euro more expensive than the 4G Asus Eee. The higher-end model (80GB of storage, 1GB RAM, and Linux) is priced at 399… Read More

  • Hands-on with MSI Wind, looks pretty stellar so far

    CNET’s UK office got a special hands-on with the forthcoming MSI Wind notebook and they like it so much that they said it “could take the throne from the Asus Eee PC as the best mini laptop on the planet.” The 10-inch screen is apparently better than the one on HP’s Mini-Note 2133, and the overall design aesthetic and keyboard on the Wind is better than the Eee but… Read More

  • ASUS announcing 10-inch Eee on June 3rd?

    To quote the lovely and vivacious Susan Powter, “Stop the insanity!” Apparently ASUS is getting set to announce a 10-inch version of the super-popular Eee subnotebook on June 3rd at Computex 2008 in Taiwan. According to an invitation received by UMPC Fever, “ASUS is looking forward to welcoming you during Computex 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan, for the ASUS’ 08 Computex… Read More

  • MSI Wind to get US release, two versions available

    MSI is coming out swinging against you-know-who with the US to be the first place the company’s Wind notebook will be released. IDG News Service is reporting that… “The U.S. edition of Wind will come in two different versions, one for US$549 running Microsoft’s Windows XP. A few things set Wind apart from competitors, including the 1.6GHz Atom microprocessor, larger… Read More

  • Details on the MSI Wind, a tiny subnotebook I might actually buy

    Just reading the stats on this, it looks like MSI’s subnotebook, the Wind (unrelated to the Air) is possibly the best value for a computer on the market today. Check it out, for about $500 you get all this: 10″ LCD, 80GB HDD, a gig of RAM, 1.3MP webcam, 5 hour battery life, weighs in at 2.6lb and built around Intel’s new Atom processor. I don’t usually just plug stuff… Read More

  • More and more tiny notebooks coming this year

    This is going to be an interesting year. A year when a whole bunch of Asus Eee-like 7- to 9-inch notebooks are going to start coming out of the woodwork. An Everex version is coming out in less than a week at Walmart stores and, of course, there’s the actual Eee itself that’s available now. But throughout the year, we’ll see even more options — some most recently… Read More