Weekend tech reading SE: The $99 netbook, plus AMD new products for 2009

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$99 Netbook Debuts From Acer, RadioShack The Acer Aspire one netbook is priced at just $99, but only for customers who sign up for a two-year contract with AT&T, which is providing the wireless data connection for the netbook's integrated 3G connnection. AT&T's wireless data plans start at $60 per month, which means consumers will pay little up front, but $1,440 over the two-year contract. PC Mag.

AMD 880G Chipset Details AMD AM3 processors (Athlon X4, Phenom II X3, Phenom II X4) will get a new 55nm chipset by Q3 next year. AMD 880G chipset will form part of the AMD Live! "Pisces" platform. VRZone.

AMD RV775 Ready to Give Nvidia a Punch It has been nearly half a year since RV770 was launched in June. Some websites have reported that AMD will bring out something new - 55nm RV790 (960SP) for transition between 55nm RV770 and 40nm RV870. Is that true? Expreview.

Seagate Lowers Warranty Period from 5 to 3 Years on Some Desktop Hard Drives The warranty period for consumer electronics (Seagate Barracuda 7200 included), notebook (Momentus 7200 and Momentus 5400 included) and personal storage bare drives sold to Seagate Authorized Distributors will be changed from 5 years to 3 years. TechPowerUp.

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