Category Archives: Netbook News

Many people start out looking for netbooks, due to its smaller size and portability. Netbooks can be great for business and travel as you can still get the work done without carrying a full load. Netbooks will allow you to do things like type long e-mails and run business software while tablet devices like the iPad and Samsung Tab won’t.

Here you will find all the latest netbook news and our recommendations:

Will Google launch Chrome Netbook?

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The world is already wondering where Google are going with the Chrome OS, Android and of course the Nexus One, but will ever take the leap and come out with a Google branded netbook? The general feeling is that maybe, which doesn’t help us at all, but Google are actively seeking partnerships with various firms including Acer, Packard, Lenovo and Toshiba.

So there are possibilities out there, but currently it is under wraps, which would seem to be like a lost opportunity for Google.

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ViewSonic launch the VNB102

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This is a netbook that follows the run of the mill, as there are now so many netbooks on the market that in order for one to be better it either has to stand out from the crowd or beat the competition hands down on price.

The VNB102 does neither, its specs are nothing special and it is priced at $399, the average netbook price is $320!

Specs: Intel’s Atom N270, a 10.1 inch display, 160 GB hard-drive, with Windows 7 starter, connectivity by Wi-Fi b/g. no Bluetooth, VGA resolution webcam, 1 GB of RAM and ports include three USB 2.0, VGA, audio in/out, Ethernet, a 3 in 1 memory

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Finally a sub $200 netbook

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It is almost like the holy grail of computers to build and sell a competitive netbook for under $200, initially it looked as if a lot of the computer makers such as Asus were going to get onto this bandwagon, but they seemed to have gone the other way.

 

We have to look at the company best known for produce computer components than the actual computer itself, Foxconn are on the verge of coming up with the under $200 netbook, it will be based on the ARM platform. Apart from that there is very little information around to go on, but as soon as there

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Jetway launch the Ecomo EM100

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Jetway is more known for producing motherboards and graphic cards, but even then, they are not really at the top of the tree. So now they are getting into the netbook market with the launch of the Ecomo EM100, it is an interesting machine, but as normal with this new launches it is nothing spectacular.

 

Features:

Model EM100 series:

Processor Intel AtomTM Processor N280 (1.66 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 Cache)

Chipset Intel 945GSE/ICH7M/GMA950 Int. GFX

System Memory 1 GB DDR2 533MHz (one SODIMM slot)

Display 10.1

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Sharp to launch the Netwalker

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The Netwalker is slight similar in looks to the UMID Mbook, but you could say that about a few netbooks. this model has a neat little five screen, which suggests it is competing with the iPhone rather than netbooks in general.

 

Features:

800 MHz i.MX515 CPU paired

512 MB of RAM

4 GB of solid-state storage

2 cell battery

PC Z1 can

161 x 109 x 20 m

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The MoGo netbook mouse

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At last there is a mouse that has been specially designed to be used with a netbook computer, it combines Bluetooth and wireless technology, this type of mouse has been on the market for some time now, but this is the first time that they have actually designed a mouse exclusively for the netbook market.

 

Pricing, Availability & Specifications:

Operating System: XP and Vista laptops, Macintosh running Mac OS X 

Bluetooth Specification: 2.0 EDR compliant 

Resolution: 800 DPI 

Working Range: Up to 30 feet (10 m) 

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The Dell TV Tuner tested

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There has been a lot of things said about the Dell TV tuner for the Inspiron Mini 10, but these mainly revolved around the fact the device was shipped without the antennas, that was unhelpful  for the users and not this problem has been resolved it is time to see what all the fuss has been about.

 

The tuner is actually already fitted inside the machine the aerial plugs into the side and boosts the signal. It seems that wi

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More on the Google Chrome OS

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The problem with anticipated new ideas is that some people just cannot wait and so we end up with hoaxes and fakes. That means that every time new information or photos come out we have to be very sceptical, but at the same time very interested too.

 

These are so called leaked photos of the Google Chrome Operating System, can we believe that they are true, it is hard to say, but we would be stupid not to take just a little peep at the images just to see.

 

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System 76 running out of stock

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System 76 is currently selling the Starling Netbook, this comes preloaded with the Linux based Ubuntu operating system, one of the first Intel powered mini laptops to come with Ubuntu already installed. However, the firm are having trouble keeping up with orders; next available stock will be ready on the 10th August.

 

Features:

Display: 10.1″ LED Widescreen Glossy LCD (1024 x 576)

Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950

Audio Output: Intel High Definition Audio

Networking: LAN (10/100), Wi-Fi

Wireles

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Viewsonic introduce new laptops

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Viewsonic are probably better known for their monitors, but it seems that there are so many gaps in the computer market these days that they have decided to bring their own products out. There are two mini laptops of interest, the VNB 100 and VNB 101 and they are quite interesting.

 

Features of the VNB 100 and VNB 101

10.2 inch & 102 x 600 pixel displays

2 GB of RAM

160 GB hard drives

802.11b/g Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 2.0

VNB 100 has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU

VNB 101 has a slightly faster 1.66GHz Int

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