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VIA VX855 Chipset Unveiled and Capable of 1080p HD Playback

The recent mobile computing devices we have tested with VIA's Nano processor, including the Samsung NC20 and Samsung Q1Ex, have been decent performing but their Chrome9 graphics chips prevent them fro...

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More Notebook Sales Means More Microsoft Accessories

With laptops (thanks to the recent surge in netbooks) outselling desktops, Microsoft's Hardware Group doesn't want to be left in the dust.  And thus today the company released three new notebook acce...

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Hands-On With the Samsung Q1Ex

On the heels of Samsung's announcement that its new Q1Ex UMPC will be available for purchase this week in the U.S., we had the pleasure of pulling the ultra-mobile computer from its wrapping this morn...

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Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (2009) Review

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (2009) Review

Dell's first 10-inch netbook has a compact chassis, good keyboard, and a crisp 10-inch display, but we wish it offered better battery life for the price.

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New Instant On OSes Emerge: Xandros' Presto and MSI's Winki

Some may be calling the Instant On operating system on their netbooks useless but that doesn't mean the trend is going to come to a close. Today we have heard news of two new Instant On environments l...

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Samsung NC20 Review

Samsung NC20 Review

This affordable 12-inch netbook provides comparable performance to the 10-inch competition while boasting a larger screen and keyboard for a more comfortable mobile computing experience.

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One Third of Dell Inspiron Mini 9s Sold Run Linux

Android may give Linux a boost on netbooks, but according to Dell, its Inspiron Mini 9s with Ubuntu have already seen a steady sales stream coupled with low return rates.While MSI told us a few months...

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V12's Dual Touchscreen Canova Laptop Coming from Estari

Back in July we stumbled upon Italian firm V12 Design and its Canova dual touchscreen laptop model. When we then chatted with Valerio Cometti, the founder and managing director of the design agency, ...

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Microsoft Wants You to Run Vista on Your Netbook, Certifies Nvidia Ion

We haven't been the only ones impressed with the performance of Nvidia's Ion platform. Turns out Microsoft is in the same court.Today Nvidia announced that its Ion platform, which merges Intel's Atom ...

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Acer Aspire One D150 Review

Acer Aspire One D150 Review

Acer's top-selling netbook gets even better with a 10-inch display and six-cell battery for just $349.

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ASUS Eee PC 1000HE Arrives Boasting a New Keyboard and Intel Atom N280 Processor

ASUS announced yesterday the upcoming availability of its its new $399 Eee PC 1000HE, and lo and behold this morning the netbook stork dropped off the newest addition to the Eee family. Sorry Vana Whi...

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Vmedia's Mini Optical Coming to Netbooks and Beyond

Even though the makers of the Mouse Computer netbook think a DVD drive is fitting for the 10 inch netbook form factor, most netbook manufacturers have overlooked the disc format. And while many would ...

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