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23
JUN
2009

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA Seashell netbook

Offers 10+ hour battery life ASUS has added another member to its lineup of Eee netbook computers with the 1005HA Seashell that claims to have a runtime of up to 10.5 hours on its 6-cell battery. According to ASUS, the longevity is due to the Intel Atom N280 processor in...
23
JUN
2009

Samsung launches designer edition netbooks

Over the past few days, the folks at SammyNetbook have spotted two different designer edition netbooks from Samsung. A few days ago, Samsung launched the Agnes B. Edition NC10 netbook in France. This model is basically just a standard NC10 with a stylish lid signed by the...
23
JUN
2009

Entelligence: Netbooks, R.I.P.

Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech. In these articles, he’ll explore where our industry is and where...
23
JUN
2009

Toshiba Unveils 7 New Consumer Laptops With Tweaked Design, More Luxury Features

Today, Toshiba unveiled seven additions to its consumer-friendly Satellite line, as well as three SKUs for its small business-friendly L300 line. The notebooks, which range in price from $549 to $849 and have screen sizes from 14 to 18.4 inches, boast a tweaked design and,...
23
JUN
2009

First Impressions of the 11.6-Inch Gateway LT3100 with AMD Inside

There may be reports that Acer is skeptical about putting out its 11.6 inch Aspire One on shelves, but its brother Gateway seems to be sliding into the same space. However, Gateway also seems to be shaking up the specs on the inside of its 11.6-inch LT3100 by forgoing an Intel...
23
JUN
2009

DeviceVM Brings SplashTop to Acer Nettop, Sony VAIO NW Notebooks

Image via CrunchBase If Vista’s lengthy boot times have got ya down, DeviceVM may have the cure for your load time blues. This morning, DeviceVM announced that it’s bringing its Splashtop “instant-on” solution (which  lets users access media and the Web without booting into...
23
JUN
2009

10.1” Toshiba Mini NB205 Now on Sale from $349 + Free Shipping

The Toshiba Mini NB205, is now on sale today, as planned. Available in Brown, Black, Blue or White. The Black model is the low end model and is priced at $349.99. The chassis is a different material and the keyboard keys are flattish like on the HP / Dell Mini netbooks. The other...
23
JUN
2009

Gateway’s AMD-packing LT3100 netbook unleashed

Gateway today introduced the Gateway LT3100 netbook, the company’s first with a productivity-boosting high-definition 11.6-inch display. Complementing the new display are features that equip customers to do more with their netbook, including wireless connectivity and an AMD...
23
JUN
2009

New Intel GMA 500 Driver Improves Video Performance – Portable Monkey

A new Intel driver for Atom netbooks with the US15 chipset (GMA 500 graphics?) has been released and has been tested out on many a Sony Vaio P with noticeable improvements in video viewing, Aero performance (enables 3D acceleration) and web browsing. Works only under Vista and...
23
JUN
2009

People don’t know the difference between netbook and notebook

I know, I know. Technically, netbooks are just little notebooks. But the truth of the matter is that there are a number of things that most full sized notebooks can do that are tougher to do on a netbook. For one thing, most full sized laptops have optical disc drives for...