Netbooks articles

Chromebooks take 20-25% of sub-$300 laptop market in US

The excitement surrounding netbooks is long gone, with every major manufacturer walking away from the market in favour of higher-margin products and people opting for tablets or more powerful ultra-slim laptops instead. But there’s still room for laptops in the…

Wave of freshly minted Chromebooks to arrive later this year

Despite the ostensibly small niche Chromebooks occupy, a recent rumor suggests another wave of Chrome-inspired laptops are on the way anyhow. The bulk of those upcoming models are expected to arrive during the second half of 2013 with a growing number of manufacturers…

Chrome OS 20 adds Google Drive and offline Docs support

Google has announced the arrival of Chrome 20 to the stable channel for Chrome OS, the company's browser-based operating system for Chromebooks. The update brings Google Drive front and center, adds offline Google Docs support and also manages to stamp…

73 million tablets sold in 2011, 300 PPI displays to catch on

According to DisplaySearch, an arm of the analytics firm NPD, netbooks will fade away while tablets and laptops shall continue to gain mobile PC market share until 2017. Tablets, in particular, are expected to continue their rapid growth. The firm's analysis of the "mobile PC" market...

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…