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Why no Apple Netbook?

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: October 16, 2008

One of the things that people expected from Apple during the recent announcement was a netbook. A mini Macbook Air would have been a game-changer in the netbook wars. It never came out. Steve Jobs himself, when asked about netbooks, said "that's a nascent market that's just getting started." On the other hand, I have some idea why Apple hasn't joined the netbook market. An Apple Netbook will ultimately kill the Macbook Air. The netbook will become the lightest Apple laptop that will diffuse the attractiveness of the Macbook Air -- small and light. The netbook will naturally have an…

Poll: Is the laptop vs. netbook battle shifting?

Relevance: 94%      Posted on: April 16, 2011

The year 2011 has seen so many tablets invading the market. It seems like the golden age of netbooks has come and gone and tablets have replaced it as the preferred portable computing device. Still, despite the growing popularity of tablets, I think a significant percentage of the consuming public still prefer netbooks (or, due to lack of budget, are still stuck with their old netbooks). As such, we're seeing netbooks being sold at under Php15k (or 30-50% cheaper than what they used to be). So is the "laptop vs. netbook" battle shifting to "netbook vs. tablet"? For people who…

Unboxing: Gigabyte M912 Netbook

Relevance: 93%      Posted on: October 9, 2008

This came in today in the package, the only tablet PC in the netbook market -- the Gigabyte M912. Earlier reported back in July and spotted last month during the Intel Atom launch, check out the unboxing pics after the jump. The Gigabyte M912 came with a stylus though it's not attached to the laptop with a string or anything (unlike the HP tablets I've used before). Specs include -- Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB DDR2 667MHz RAM, 160GB HDD Fujitsu, WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, 8.9" touchscreen at 1280x768 resolution , 3 USB 2.0 slots, Express Card slot, SD…

HP wins our Best Netbook-Maker Survey

Relevance: 92%      Posted on: August 10, 2009

We did a survey on the best netbook-maker a couple of weeks back and I thought it's time to share the results of that survey (there were over 1,000 votes sent in). Not surprisingly, HP came out the winner of the poll. At 25% of the votes, HP took the top spot. It's followed by Acer at 18%, then Asus at 14%. Dell, Sony and Toshiba are tied at 8% while MSI was surprisingly behind at 7% and Lenovo at 6%. The remaining 6% were shared by Neo, Red Fox, Gateway, Gigabyte, Qube, Astone and Minix. With the HP Mini…

Samsung NC10 Netbook

Relevance: 92%      Posted on: September 20, 2008

The big-named brands are catching up with the bandwagon and this time, it's Samsung that's just came out with their own netbook -- the 10-inch Samsung NC10. At least they know that the 7-inch and 9-inch netbook market has already been won by Asus and friends. The 10-inch netbook though is still a battle to be won and the Samsung NC10 looks like a good contender. Has 10.2" display screen (1024x600) running an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 80-160GB HDD, 1.3MP webcam, memory card reader, WiFi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth. Totes a 6-cell battery that could last up to…

LG LX110 netbook: an MSI Wind clone?

Relevance: 90%      Posted on: August 31, 2008

It's a bit of a surprise that LG is joining the UMPC race with its own netbook that really looks like an MSI Wind. Check out the sample pics and specs of the LG LX110 below. 8.9 inch display screen (1024x600 pixels) Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz 1 GB RAM 120GB HDD (or 6GB SSD) 1.3 megapixel webcam Bluetooth 3G/HSDPA & GPS modules (optional) WiFi 802.11 a/b/g 3 x USB 2.0 Ethernet 10/100 poort Kensington card reader slot Windows XP Home Edition Apparently, MSI has a joint venture plant set up with LG Electronics (LGE) in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province (China).…

Gigabyte 9″ Netbook spotted at Atom Launch

Relevance: 89%      Posted on: September 5, 2008

Gigabyte's entry to the UMPC market looks impressive. We spotted one yesterday during the Intel Atom launch, along with half a dozen other netbooks and nettops. This could be the Gigabyte M912V tablet with touch screen panel. It has an 8.9” LCD touch screen panel with WXGA 1280×768 pixel resolution. Comes with Intel Atom 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM and 160GB HDD. WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, 3 USB ports, and card reader. There's an optional ExpressCard for 3G/HSDPA expansion. The webcam is 1.3MP. Runs Vista Home Basic. Wasn't able to meet the reps from Gigabyte so I sent email yesterday to ask…

Sony Vaio Pocket Netbook

Relevance: 88%      Posted on: December 27, 2008

Sony has been taking it's time to get its own netbook out in the market and at the same time, criticizing other manufacturers for a mediocre product. Well, it looks like its own Sony Vaio Pocket netbook will be put to the test now that details have been leaked. And it doesn't indicate if it's gonna run on an Intel Atom processor. See listed specs below: Intel 1.33GHz CPU 60GB HDD or 128GB SSD 8 inches (1600x768 pixels) LED display MS Windows Vista Sony claims this netbook will fit in your pocket. Gizmodo posted the leak with an estimate of…

Ready to replace your netbook with a tablet?

Relevance: 88%      Posted on: January 22, 2011

After CES 2011, we've seen a lot of tablet coming out this year in all shapes and sizes. Everybody's coming out with their own iPad competitor and with Android 3.0 Honeycomb finally in the release stage, this should be more exciting. There's just so many manufacturers who are into tablets (specifically the Android flavor) -- Asus, Acer, Lenovo, Toshiba, BlackBerry (RIM), Dell, MSI, HP and so many more (including local ones such as Cherry Mobile, RedFox and China-based Huawei). With all the press tablets are getting, the netbooks seems to be left in the dust. Nothing really new to add…

Gigabyte launches 9″ Netbook M912V with 3G

Relevance: 87%      Posted on: July 15, 2008

It's the first 9-inch UMPC we've seen that sports a swivel touch screen panel (can be rotated 180°). It's essentially a mini-table PC, a line of sub-notebooks that's usually pretty expensive. Not this one. Complete specs: Intel Atom 1.6GHz 1GB RAM 8.9” LCD panel, WXGA 1280×768 Touch screen, LED back-light 160GB SATA HDD 3 USB ports SD card reader WiFi 802.11 b/g Bluetooth 2.0 Express Card slot (option for HSDPA expansion) 1.3M mega pixel camera Li-ion battery @ 4400 mAh (approx. 4 hrs battery life) Weight: 1.3kg OS: Microsoft Vista Home Suggested retail price is about $700 (almost similar to…