ultraportables

  • Another Dell ultraportable, this one AMD-based (and cheaper)

    Last week we saw a nice little semi-rugged ultraportable (or notelet, as I like to say) introduced by Dell, and although it seemed just a little underpowered for the price, its build quality might make up for it. And here we have another ultraportable, an Inspiron, showing up on Dell Singapore. Powered by the newest mobile AMD chipset and Neo processors and the usual… Read More

  • ViewSonic ultraportable swaps out optical drive with extended battery

    ViewSonic’s 13.3-inch ViewBook Pro (VNB131) promises up to 8-hour battery life with the standard 6-cell battery but you can also swap out the built-in optical drive with an included 3-cell battery slice for an extra four hours of juice. That’s a nice touch for anyone who’s on the go a lot but still needs to be able to work with disc-based media from time to time. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: MSI X320 for $380

    If you’re keen on the whole low voltage ultraportable idea (bigger screens, slightly faster processors than standard netbooks) but you can’t quite stomach the $600+ price tag that accompanies most of those systems, you may be happy to hear that JR.com is blowing the MSI X320 right the hell out. Read More

  • Quick Look: 13.3-inch Acer Timeline

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/hMQ5ganYKAA%2Em4v%5D I know everybody is excited to start their weekend but the bell doesn’t dismiss you, I dismiss you. So before you go, I’m gonna tell you about this new 3.5-pound Acer Timeline ultraportable that just came out yesterday. Read More

  • ViewSonic announces 12-, 13.3-, and 14-inch ‘ViewBook’ ultraportables

    ViewSonic dove headfirst into the ultraportable notebook game yesterday, with the announcement of the “ViewBook” line of 12-, 13-, and 14-inch low voltage machines. Read More

  • Acer’s 11.6-inch AS1410 low-voltage notebook to start at $400 later this year

    Can you believe it? Acer has yet another 11.6-inch ultraportable notebook on the way. Notice I didn’t say netbook, since this one technically has a low-voltage Intel Celeron SU2300 processor running at 1.2GHz. Read More

  • Gateway EC series ultraportables are basically Acer Timelines that say ‘Gateway’

    Let’s say you’re intrigued by Acer’s new Windows 7 Timeline ultraportables due to ship out this Thursday but you like saying “Gateway” more than you like saying “Acer” for some reason. You’ll be happy to know that Gateway (which is owned by Acer, by the way) has just announced two ultraportable computers that are spitting images of two of the… Read More

  • New Acer Timeline ultraportables up for preorder

    Various configurations of the recently-announced Acer Timeline ultraportables are now available for preorder. Since they’re Windows 7-based systems, they’ll ship this Thursday, October 22nd when Microsoft’s new operating system is released. Read More

  • Toshiba unveils inexpensive Satellite T100 ultraportables

    Deftly dodging the netbook moniker, Toshiba has announced its line of Satellite T100 ultra low voltage machines. They’ll be available on October 22nd with 11.6-inch or 13.3-inch displays and over nine hours of battery life. Read More

  • Low-voltage ASUS UL30A reviewed

    Pretty good marks already for the $799 ultraportable ASUS UL30A notebook, as the machine garners a LAPTOP Editors’ Choice award for its ten-hour battery life, nice design, and adequate horsepower. Read More

  • Brushed aluminum ultraportables coming from ASUS

    ASUS has officially announced its upcoming UL series of brushed-aluminum ultraportable notebooks based on Intel’s new dual-core SU7300 ultra-low voltage CPUs. The UL stands for UnLimited — and please notice ASUS’ trendy use of capitalization there. The notebooks will come in a variety of sizes and weights and some models will feature switchable graphics systems allowing you… Read More

  • MSI X340 ultraportable now available in the US for $799

    Looks like MSI is the first out of the gate to ship an ultraportable with Intel’s new CULV chipset here in the US. The X340 is now up for sale for $799 at Newegg, Amazon, Buy.com, and elsewhere. Read More

  • Samsung X460 is looking pretty good so far

    I’ve come to the sad realization that I find business laptops more appealing than consumer laptops now. But this is the life I’ve been dealt, and life is like a hot air balloon — you can move up and down, but not side to side or back in time. So it’s with great interest that I leer at the Samsung X460, a 14.1-inch notebook that just barely pops above the four-pound mark… Read More

  • Is the MacBook Air overpriced or just plain expensive?

    Is the MacBook Air overpriced at $2,499 fully loaded? Seventy percent of us here at CrunchGear think so—Apple worshiper Biggs calls it a “great machine,” however—but what do we know? Nothing, apparently, if we’re to believe CNet, which comes to the conclusion that the MacBook Air, compared to other ultraportables, isn’t overpriced at all. The argument… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $350 off VAIO VGN-TZ390 ultraportable

    Regularly priced at a gravity-defying $2,649.99, you can get the Sony VAIO VGN-TZ390 for “only” $2,299.99 by using coupon code TZ340SAVE350 during checkout from SonyStyle.com. It’s a configure-to-order system, so you can add extra stuff to it if you’ve got some money burning a hole in your tailored-pants pocket. The base configuration includes: Intel Core 2 Duo U7700… Read More

  • New ‘TT’ series of Sony VAIO ultraportables soon?

    There are some average to above-average tremors going around concerning a new series of Sony VAIO ultraportables to be announced on Monday. The buzz began over on the NotebookReview forums when someone spotted the above ads and was further researched by SonyInsider. These are still rumors at the moment, but the evidence looks pretty legit, especially in light of FCC filings that have been found. Read More

  • Review: MSI Wind

    For those of you looking for a reason NOT to buy the MSI Wind, I can’t really give you a good one. It’s a great little machine. Go ahead and buy one if you’ve been waiting. For everyone else, read on for the pros and cons of this aggressively-priced, yet impressively-performing netbook. Read More

  • MSI Wind delayed two weeks: Equipped with three-cell battery on the 27th, six-cell coming in July

    The MSI Wind has been delayed by a couple weeks. It was supposed to be available yesterday, and now MSI’s site pegs the shipping date at June 27th. I suppose that’s not the end of the world, but what’s pretty disappointing is that the Wind will now ship with only a three-cell battery instead of a six-cell battery thanks to supply shortages. I’ve been playing around with… Read More

  • Acer ‘One’ reviewed: Gets 6 out of 10

    Pocket-lint.co.uk 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

  • Samsung planning stripped-down Q1 UMPC

    The success of the Asus Eee has prompted other notebook and ultraportable manufacturers to play catch-up and Samsung is attempting to do just that with an “education-focused” Q1 Ultra that’ll be available at the end of the month, according to Pocket-lint. The device will be available in the UK for £399 ($809.73), which is still £100 more than Asus new 8.9-inch Eee will cost. Read More