Articles about Netbooks

Android Honeycomb 3.2 running on an ASUS Eee PC
Interested in running Android on your computer? Well, short of buying FXI’s Cotton Candy, it seems that an open source project called Android-x86 is currently working on a means to get Android up and running on your laptop or PC. It seems that so far so good, as the developers behind the project have successfully managed to load up Android Honeycomb 3.2 on various netbooks and laptops.

Lenovo X130e confirmed for 2011 release
With so much news swirling around smartphones and tablets these days, you hardly hear of new notebooks being rolled out – such news is far and hard to come by. Well, the Lenovo X130e which was leaked recently, where it was accompanied by a X1 Hybrid and an $800 Ultrabook. Here we are with more details concerning the Lenovo X130e – it is being prepared to roll out into the […]

Amiga netbook rolls back the years
Early adopters of computers who used those expensive machines for gaming at home would most probably have memories of the name Amiga – and it seems as though the company wants to invoke a little bit of nostalgia by rolling out a netbook which is powered by an Amiga operating system, no less. Touted to cost anywhere from $300 to $500, it will come with the AmigaOS4 operating system, where […]

NEC MGX 7-inch netbook demonstrated
Are netbooks relevant? That is certainly a question worth asking, considering the number of tablet devices that have made their way to the market these days, virtually phasing out the netbook. After all, when was the last netbook announcement you read on Ubergizmo? NEC still flies the netbook flag though as they are working on a 7″ version that boasts an OLED touchscreen display that is still under development.

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Sol Computers deliver netbook and tablet with Pixel Qi displays
Pixel Qi has done some rather impressive work with their sunlight-friendly displays in the past, and said screens have already made their way to the offices of San Diego-based Sol Computers. According to Sol Computers, the company decided to settle on what Pixel Qi had to offer because of the higher rate of visibility. Too bad by throwing these displays into an otherwise mediocre hardware configuration, the price has increased […]

Apple patent suggest antenna hidden under the keys
A couple of days ago we reported that a prototype MacBook Pro that sported a 3G antenna was seen on eBay, and just a few days after that, an Apple patent was released that suggested something similar, albeit improved upon.

Acer Aspire One Happy 2 netbook announced for US market
Netbooks are so 2008 – and with the advent of tablets (especially the all-conquering iPad 2), the netbook market has certainly stopped growing at previously giddy rates. Acer is not going to give up on their netbook range anytime soon, having announced the Aspire One Happy 2 netbook which is heading towards the US market, being powered by a dual-core Atom N570 CPU which is a slight upgrade over the […]

Mobile Devices Surpass PCs In WiFi Usage
Would you be surprised if you found out that more people use their phones for WiFi access rather than their PCs? If you’re not I can’t blame you because frankly speaking, nowadays everyone’s smartphone can do most of the basic functions of a computer, for example edit documents, check/reply/send emails, instant message, upload photos, check on social networking sites, browse the web, etc, so unless you’re looking to run some […]

Acer Chrome netbook to arrive with more than meets the eye?
Just two days before Google rolls out the long awaited Chrome operating system, a screenshot leak might have thrown a spanner in the works – we are looking at a keyboard which could very wel belong to a future Acer netbook, where said netbook is also touted to run on the unreleased Chrome OS. The keyboard itself stands out from the rest, showing off a layout that is different from […]

Android netbook going for just $76?
China, the manufacturing hub of the world, is famous for rolling out cheap clones of existing devices. Well, they might have devices in quantity, but when you talk about quality, that is something which is sorely lacking for sure. After all, we’ve seen our fair share of cloned devices from China in the past, and with the current craze of tablets in the market, that isn’t going to stop anytime […]

Acer Aspire One Happy receives new colors and Atom N570 chipset
Just what is the color of happines? For some, it might be the pure white of a wedding gown (for most ladies, that would be the happiest day in their life), while the rest might think that the green of our US dollar is what makes them happiest. Acer, the computer manufacturer from Taiwan, has other ideas though – they will be revamping their Acer Aspire One Happy range of […]

Gigabyte M1005M starts to ship
The name Gigabyte isn’t going to invoke a whole lot of wonder in you, but it is a decent enough company to roll out average hardware that should last the entire distance of its lifetime, although you wouldn’t expect heads to turn when they look at it. Another latest release from the company would be the Gigabyte M1005M netbook that comes with a 10″ 1024 x 600 resolution display, a […]

Acer Aspire One AOD255E arrives with dual core processor
Looks like dual core processors are all the rage these days, and even the iPad 2’s A5 processor has two cores. Well, how will this affect the way netbooks work? Not much, but manufacturers are also starting to get the hint that having two cores could eventually be the way where netbooks are headed, which is why the Acer Aspire One AOD255E will come with a dual core 1.66 GHz […]

NEC outs Android-powered LifeTouch Note netbook
NEC intends to fully support the Google Android platform with their latest release which comes in the form of the LifeTouch Note netbook, where it will be powered bt Android 2.2 Froyo while running on NVIDIA’s Tegra 250 mobile processor (aka Tegra 2). Available in three flavors, you can choose from the high end model with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity as well as 8GB of internal memory, while a Wi-Fi […]

Gigabyte Q2005 netbook receives dual-core processor
Gigabyte’s latest Q2005 netbook will be powered by a dual-core Intel N550 processor, where we do think it is capable of delivering a decent level of performance although the screen’s resolution leaves much to be desired at 1024 x 600.  which is slowly become sub par in the 10.1-inch world. For some the lack of 1366 x 768 might be a deal breaker, but if you can get past that […]

Acer Aspire One E100 debuts with dual booting capability
Choice is always something we love having – if not, your local Burger King or McDonald’s menu would not have so many menu items, would they? Acer knows that some computer users are also equally fickle minded, and hence have come up with the Aspire One E100 netbook which is capable of booting into either Windows or Android – giving you the best of both worlds, although we believe that […]

Acer Aspire One AO522 begins to ship
Want to settle for something other than your usual Intel Atom fare? Well, there is always AMD as another viable replacement, so it makes perfect sense if Acer decided to fit in the AMD Fusion processor into their Aspire One AO522 netbook which by the way, was “upgraded” from pre-order status from several weeks ago to “shipping” at Amazon.com. Prices start from an extremely pocket friendly $329.99, where the black […]

Dell Latitude 2120 business netbook arrives
We knew that it was already on the way and now Dell has expanded its netbook lineup with its Latitude 2120 that is designed for business use. The Latitude 2120 offers a multi-touch display with a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution along with a dual-core Atom processor. Being a business-oriented notebook, it features a rubberized casing for protection against drops while the keyboard is built with antimicrobial material. For your […]

NEC Android notebook spotted
[CES 2011] NEC continues their march on the Android bandwagon with this notebook (which frankly, in our opinion, seems to be more of a netbook than anything else). This notebook will obviously be powered by the Android operating system alongside NVIDIA’s Tegra processor – thus guaranteeing its performance when it comes to graphics. Just in case the 7” WVGA LCD touchscreen display is not good enough for you, there is […]

CTL 2go Classmate PC E11 rugged netbook introduced
CTL, the name behind the super affordable notebook for students in developing countries, has just introduced yet another notebook. As you know by now, young children who do not know any better could have fingers that are of a larger destructive force than that of a typhoon (figuratively speaking, of course), so passing them sensitive electronics to simply play around with isn’t exactly the best idea. Well, CTL’s latest release, […]