Posts Tagged: "netbooks"


ASUS Eee PC 1215N Packs Some Nice Netbook Specs


Netbooks are known for affordability, not for being particularly powerful. Which makes the ASUS Eee PC 1215N a pleasant surprise. Its packing a 12-inch 1,366 x 768 pixel display, NVIDIA ION discrete graphics, an Intel Atom D525 dual core CPU, WiFi, Bluetooth, either a 250GB or 320GB HDD. It’ll easily play...


The Samsung N230 Netbook Has a Double Digit Battery Life


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...


The HP Mini 100e Is A Netbook For Students


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...


Toshiba’s AC100 Netbook Has Got The Android Touch


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...


Toshiba’s Mini NB250 Netbook Packs A Full Keyboard


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...


Adobe Officially Launches Flash 10.1, Batteries Sigh In Relief


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...


Say Goodbye To Windows XP On Netbooks


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


I’m filing this under “not very surprising” — It appears the netbook fad has already peaked, thanks to analytics from 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...