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06
OCT
2009

HP Mini 311 First Test Results: Is Ion Worth It?

It’s here, and it could redefine netbooks. The HP Mini 311, with Nvidia’s Ion LE Graphics chips are responsible for processing all images sent to your computer?s display. Learn Moregraphics chip inside, arrived in our offices today. But how good is it? For months you’ve been...
24
SEP
2009

Confirmed — Nvidia Working on Chrome OS Tegra Devices

Earlier this month, rumors out of China indicated that we’d see Google Chrome OS devices running on Nvidia’s Tegra platform. I had a product briefing with Mike Rayfield, Nvidia’s GM of Mobile Business, and heard it directly from the source. When chatting about supported platforms...
23
SEP
2009

Acer Aspire One D250 Android netbook previewed: disappointing – SlashGear

Acer’s Android netbook has been regular grist for the rumor-mill, with delays tipped, buyer apathy prediced, along with vehement denials from the company themselves. So it’s with no small amount of interest that we read one of the first reviews of the Acer Aspire One D250 Android...
13
JUL
2009

Apple To Launch $800 Netbook or Tablet In October – SoftSailor

Apple repeatedly said that they’re not working on a netbook because they don’t know how to make something priced below $500 that’s not crap. Well, that’s partly true as the company can make a lot of stuff price higher than $500 that’s crap. Now the rumors surface again as China...
08
JUL
2009

Google Announces Google Chrome Operating System – Mac Rumors

Google announced that they are getting into the Operating System business with Google Chrome Operating System. The new OS is described as their attempt to “re-think” what operating systems should be. Google Chrome OS will be an open source, lightweight operating...
25
JUN
2009

New Netbook OSX Installation Method on its Way

Just to give you folks interested to OSX on Netbook update as to where Meklort and I are at with the next gen installer. Netbook owners using Apple MAc hardware will be able to “Netbookify” a restored copy of OSX DVD on a USB stick. What this mean is that you will...
24
JUN
2009

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 with OS X

Wondering whether OS X runs on the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2? The quick version is yes, yes it does. The longer version, is that it takes a bit of work to get it up and running and the camera and audio may not work properly out of the box. There are also problems with the sleep...
24
JUN
2009

Nokia orders netbooks and smartbooks from Quanta and Compal, first model may launch Q3

Nokia Oyj ordered netbook computers from Quanta Computer Inc. and Compal Electronics Inc., the Commercial Times reported, without saying where it got the information. The Quanta netbook will use Intel Corp.’s Atom chip and will go on sale in the third quarter at the earliest, the...
24
JUN
2009

New Intel Classmate worth the price?

The Classmate (whether the convertible tablet or traditional, rugged “clamshell”) is more expensive than the average netbook. Intel would like you to believe that the ruggedness, form factor, usability, and hardware/software ecosystem add enough value that a premium price is...
24
JUN
2009

HP Mini 5101 business class netbook

HP is launching a new business class netbook that will eventually replace the HP Mini 2140. The new HP Mini 5101 should be available in late July with a base price of $449. As you can see from the images, the HP Mini 5101 features a completely new look. While the HP Mini 2140 and...