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Notebooks & Netbooks
Asus' Eee PC 1000 40G netbook
Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 20 August 2008 22:55

Tech Report evaluate this unit for us:

Just one year ago, there was no such thing as a netbook. The word simply didn't exist. Today, however, everyone and their contract manufacturer seems to have at least one of a new breed of diminutive portables available for sale or looming just over the horizon. This explosion of interest in what was formerly the budget subnotebook space all started with Asus' Eee PC—an unlikely hero saddled with a low-resolution 7" screen, a cramped keyboard comfortable only for munchkin fingers, limited storage capacity, an underclocked Celeron processor, and average battery life.

My, how things have changed/

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AMD eyeing netbooks with low-power chip?
Written by Gizmo   
Thursday, 19 June 2008 15:27

From CNET:

AMD took a big step toward improving its mobile offerings earlier this month, but it reportedly has other plans to match Intel's moves into this market.

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Ubuntu ‘Netbook Remix’ Promises a Sleek, Fast, Atom-Optimized Linux
Written by Danrok   
Thursday, 05 June 2008 09:41

From Webmonkey:

The ever-growing popularity of diminutive, cheap laptops like the EeePC and its brethren have convinced Canonical, makers of Ubuntu Linux, to release a new “netbook remix” of Ubuntu optimized for such machines.

The Ubuntu netbook remix is being developed around two common elements of ultraportable laptops — limited screen size and Intel’s Atom processor.

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NVIDIA Launches GeForce 9M Series Notebook GPUs
Written by Daniel   
Tuesday, 03 June 2008 12:58

 NVIDIA announces GeForce 9M, takes subtle jabs at Intel

Brandon Hill (Blog) - June 3, 2008 9:00 AM
DailyTech

 NVIDIA is looking to up the ante in the realm of notebook GPUs with its new GeForce 9M series. NVIDIA is banking on both power and efficiency to win over OEMs and end-users with the new GPUs.

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Atom-based notebooks to cost between $250 and $300
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 10 March 2008 11:19
 Low-cost notebooks based on Intel's upcoming Atom processor are in the works and will ship with either Windows XP or some version of Linux

By Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service
March 10, 2008
InfoWorld

More than 25 low-cost notebooks based on Intel's upcoming Atom processor are in the works, including models from multinational PC vendors, according to the chip maker's top executive in Asia. to $300, said Navin Shenoy, general manager of Intel's Asia-Pacific operations, in an interview. "We'll see some slightly richer configurations that get up to $350," he said.
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