Obama can’t use his BlackBerry http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/16/us/politics/16blackberry.html… Read more
Looking for signs that netbooks are catching on? And even morphing into notebooks? Here's a few.
Netbooks were the big end-user gadget on display at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference that ended Friday.
And all the Netbooks at a Microsoft booth were running Windows 7, Microsoft's next-generation operating system due next year.
A Microsoft person on the floor said that a lite version of Windows 7 will run on 1GB of memory and 16GB of (solid-state drive) storage. Higher-end Netbooks will have a 160GB hard disk drive, according to Microsoft "guidance."
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The reviewers seemed to be genuinely pleased with the whole experience:
Even with the snags we can get from the Eee Top, it … Read more
OK, so not all headlines are created equal. But many folks (in the United States, at least) seem to still be catching up on non-election news. If that describes you, read on for the laptop news you missed while you were wearing out your F5 key on the CNN home page.
We recently got a chance to test and review a novel take on the Netbook category, with the Asus Eee PC S101. We're used to Netbooks being made of plastic and filled with low-end parts, but that's just part of their sub-$500 charm. But the Eee PC S101 replaces the chunky plastic body with a thin metallic one, while keeping the same basic Intel-Atom-based components.
Our takeaway was that this was a very nice reworking of the Netbook concept, and at $699, it wasn't even radically more expensive than a comparable plastic version. However, one thing … Read more
We have no idea why we need a foldable PC chassis. But if for some reason you do, then rejoice, as the Asus Vento TA-F series can twist into a compact flat shape that takes up a mere 70 percent of its original space.
Available in black or silver (pictured above), once open it becomes just another chassis with four 5.25-inch and four 3.5-inch internal bays, excluding one for the floppy disk drive (which most people use as a memory card reader slot instead). Cost and availability are not confirmed at this time, but we doubt many will … Read more
Asustek President Jerry Shen said that by 2009 his company will offer an entry-level Eee PC beginning at $200.
The motherboard and notebook manufacturer also gave an accounting of how the Eee PC is doing.
The company shipped 1.7 million Eee PCs during the quarter, and expects to ship 1.8 million during the next quarter, which includes the holiday shopping season. In its first quarter on the market a year ago, … Read more
National Novel Writing Month starts tomorrow http://www.nanowrimo.org/
Apple hires top IBM chip designer and blade server guru http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10079494-37.html
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