Posts Tagged: "netbooks"

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The Samsung N230 Netbook Has a Double Digit Battery Life

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Another day, another netbook announcement. This Samsung N230 Netbook doesn’t exactly stand apart from the pack, with specs including a 10.1-inch 1024×600 display, choice of 1.66GHz or 1.83GHz Atom CPUs, and WiFi, except in one area — a promised 13.8-hour battery life with a 66Wh battery. Or, you could slim...

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The HP Mini 100e Is A Netbook For Students

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The lack of good education for kids worldwide is something we should be very concerned about. Back before Facebook and a million other distractions online, I remember computers being used to teach me a lot of valuable skills I still know to this day. So it’s nice to see that...

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Toshiba’s AC100 Netbook Has Got The Android Touch

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At the same conference as the Libretto unveiling, Toshiba showed off an interesting new 10.1-inch netbook, the AC100. The AC100 runs Google’s Android 2.1 OS, a first for Toshiba. The AC100 is a cloud-based netbook — its specs may seem underwhelming at first, but most of your actions on the...

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Toshiba’s Mini NB250 Netbook Packs A Full Keyboard

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Netbooks are still going strong, by the looks of the product calendars of companies like Toshiba. Their new 10.1-inch, 2.46 pound  Mini NB250 features a full-size keyboard and a 1336 x768 LED display. Other specs include a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor, up to 250GB HDD, Intel GMA 3150 GPU, 3...

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Adobe Officially Launches Flash 10.1, Batteries Sigh In Relief

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After months of anticipation and beta releases, Adobe’s Flash 10.1 is finally here for Windows, Mac, and Linux. (Flash for smartphones is also being rolled out soon.) 10.1’s release is a fairly large deal when it comes to laptops (and more specifically, netbooks), since its hardware decoding feature promises to...

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Say Goodbye To Windows XP On Netbooks

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Microsoft reminded manufacturers today that, starting October 22, 2010, they’d no longer be allowed to preinstall Windows XP on netbooks. Microsoft really wants Windows 7 as their netbook OS, even claiming that eighty percent of netbooks come with Windows 7 already. Now, this doesn’t mean you can’t find XP online...

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Big Surprise: The iPad Is Killing The Netbook Craze

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I’m filing this under “not very surprising” — It appears the netbook fad has already peaked, thanks to analytics from Fortune.com. To be precise, it was last summer, when the popular, affordable tiny notebooks had a 641% year-over-year growth rate. But ever since Apple announced its tablet in January, those...

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Nokia Announces Booklet 3G Netbook (video)

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In a surprise move, without much hype before the announcement this morning, Nokia entered the Netbook market.  Called the Booklet 3G, the 10.1-inch machine is powered by an Intel Atom processor, and includes 3G connectivity and hot-swappable SIM cards which should allow you to surf the net using the same...