Netbook articles

Acer's $199 Chromebook Put to the Test, Reviewed

A $200 laptop is a difficult thing to assess. The Acer C7 Chromebook has that shockingly low price tag, but there's also weak build quality and a netbook-grade CPU. The trade-offs the buyer must be willing to make are not trivial. And that’s before we acknowledge the Acer C7 runs Chrome OS rather than Windows.

The most interesting question then, is who exactly is the C7 for? Before we can get to who it’s for (hint: there is more than one correct answer,) we have to get to the bottom of what the C7 is and then more importantly, what it can do.

Amazon adds laptops to trade-in program ahead of MacBook refresh

After many customer requests, Amazon has expanded its trade-in program to include mobile computers. As of yesterday, you can use the service to exchange your used laptops and netbooks for an Amazon gift card. To get started, search for eligible items here, provide information...

Intel ships 'Cedar Trail' Atom processors for netbooks

Intel has officially started shipping its next-generation low-power Atom processor for netbooks. Part of the Cedar Trail platform, which already saw two chips released in September for low-powered desktop solutions, the new Atom N2600 and N2800 processors are based on…

Rumor: Samsung to abandon netbook market in 2012

Once the rising stars of the personal computing industry, netbooks have fallen out of grace as of late, replaced in consumer's hearts by more portable tablets or more powerful ultra-slim laptops. Their future is uncertain and at least one manufacturer…

The Honeycomb Netbook: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Review

The iPad was able to outclass virtually every other tablet computer experience before it, and it's not going too far in saying that it created a market that didn't even exist. Fast forward to the present, everybody wants in, and most are taking advantage of the Android OS.

The Eee Pad Transformer goes beyond what most tablets are capable of by doubling as a Honeycomb-based netbook. Based on that premise and an attractive price since launch, it quickly became one of the most attractive Android tablets around.

Asus' MeeGo-based Eee PC X101 hits e-tailers for $200

First announced at Computex, Asus is preparing to shove its latest mini-notebook out of the gates with units already available for preorder through online retailer including Amazon. Netbooks have undoubtedly lost ground to tablets, but major vendors seem agree that…

Asus' $199 Eee PC is Meego powered, available soon

Netbooks have been harshly relegated in recent times, while tablets have taken the spotlight. To be fair though, today's nicest ultraportables have all taken cues from what made netbooks successful in the first place, including their lower prices. You may…

MeeGo 1.2 lands for netbooks and tablets, but not smartphones

MeeGo has been updated to version 1.2, helping device vendors and developers create software for various device categories on Intel Atom and ARMv7 architectures. You can start by grabbing the MeeGo v1.2 Core Software Platform and the MeeGo v1.2 SDK.…

Acer replaces 500,000 netbook orders with tablets

Acer is ramping down production of its Aspire One netbooks to focus on manufacturing tablets, according to DigiTimes' always-elusive anonymous insiders. Sources from touchscreen makers have told the site that the Taiwanese system builder has set an aggressive production target…