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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.

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…

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…

AMD to release C-60 netbook chip with Turbo Core?

AMD is already shipping four different C-Series (codenamed Ontario) and E-Series (codenamed Zacate) APUs as part of its Fusion lineup, which brings multiple x86 cores and discrete-level DirectX 11 graphics onto the same piece of silicon. The AMD C-30, C-50,…

Acer: Netbook sales will remain stable through 2011

With tablets quickly becoming the new "must-have" in portable computing, many question the fate of competing devices, such as netbooks. Addressing those concerns at a press conference today, Acer president Scott Lin said that the netbook market will remain strong…