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Is Linux failing the Netbooks?

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: October 5, 2008

Several Linux flavors attempted to go mainstream when they were introduced pre-installed into netbooks. It was free, performs well and doesn't take up a lot of space. It made sense and seemed like a perfect fit. Or not. As quoted from Engadget, people who bought their netbooks with Linux pre-installed as more likely to return the unit: MSI's internal research has found that Linux-infused netbooks are returned four times as often as units with Windows XP. That's not twice as often. It's 4 times. What does it say about Linux? I'm not sure but I guess it all boils down…

Will netbooks become obsolete with Windows 8?

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: September 4, 2012

Windows 8 is just a month away and Microsoft is preparing huge budgets for its public launch. The company has even offered upgraders a huge discount (just under $15) to move up to Windows 8 if they recently bought a computer. That doesn't seem to be the case for netbooks though. You see, Microsoft has set the minimum resolution of Metro style apps to 1024x768 pixels. Problem is, Intel and netbook manufacturers have set the standard resolution of netbooks to just 1024x600 pixels. Microsoft has outlined 3 major reasons why they had to set the minimum resolution of Windows 8…

Atom N550 to bring sexy back to netbooks

Relevance: 91%      Posted on: August 24, 2010

Intel just announced a new Atom N550 processor with dual-core and hyper-threading (4HT) that might just bring sexy back to netbooks. While this is not the first dual-core Atom processor by Intel (Atom N330 was used in an Asus Eee PC 1201N netbook), it could be the one that will be widely used on upcoming netbooks. The two cores run at a much lower clock-rate at 1.5GHz but over-all TDP is lower at just 8.5W. The Atom D510 (for nettops) is 13W and while the Atom N330 is only 8W, it does not include the power consumption by the graphics…

Netbooks: Higher than 1024×600 resolution?

Relevance: 90%      Posted on: July 21, 2009

One of my more nagging problems with a lot of locally available netbooks is the low resolution screen. While 1024 x 600 pixels is fine for regular web browsing, there are important softwares out there that require higher resolution and just wouldn't work with most netbooks. A reader sent in an email question asking for netbooks that support at least 1024x768 pixel resolution. Imaging softwares like Canon Digital Photo Professional (I use this one to process raw images), Adobe Camera Raw and ULead PhotoImpact needs at least 1024x768 pixels (preferably 1024x800) in order to work. Here is a very short…

Samsung launches N150, N220 Netbooks

Relevance: 90%      Posted on: March 11, 2010

Samsung Philippines has finally brought their netbooks to the Philippines and we got to check out the two models they've introduced today -- the Samsung N220 and N150. Samsung realized the growing demand for netbooks in the Philippines so they decided to come in and join the bandwagon. Both netbooks are in the 10-inch category and runs the latest Intel Atom N450 processor. The first one is this Samsung N150 netbook coming in with the usual specs -- Intel Atom N450, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD. It's got WiFi 802.11n but no Bluetooth. The 6-cell battery (4400mAh) promises up to 8…

Google announces Chrome OS for Netbooks

Relevance: 89%      Posted on: July 8, 2009

Can't believe this is true but the official Google has announced it has developed a Chrome Operating System targeted towards netbooks. The announcement same out today: Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we're already talking to partners about the project, and we'll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are…

LG Netbooks We’ll Never Get to See

Relevance: 89%      Posted on: February 19, 2010

When we visited the Pyung-Taek Factory the other day, we saw a number of laptops and netbooks made by LG and being sold in Korea. Been wondering why LG didn't brought these units to sell in the Philippines and now I think I know why. Basically, the reason I think these netbooks won't be released in the Philippines because they are just more expensive than usual. Let's take for example this LG XNote X300 -- the 11.6" super-slim, SSD and Intel Z530 powered netbook (think Sony Vaio X) has a retail price of â‚©1,640,000 (or Php65,900). This 10-inch netbook (XNote…

Are netbooks making Linux more mainstream?

Relevance: 89%      Posted on: August 18, 2008

Ever since the netbooks (UMPCs, ultraportables and whatever else they call them) came into the market, Linux has had its share of exposures to the mainstream consumers. They've been received well, IMO, but the question remains -- are the netbooks really making Linux more mainstream? I can't be sure but after some observations in the way the netbook manufacturers are behaving as well as how consumers are reacting to the variety of OSes, all I'm getting are mixed signals. So okay, here are the positive signs: First time laptop buyers will find the OS of these netbooks more acceptable than…

MSI Weekend Sale: Netbooks for under Php10K

Relevance: 86%      Posted on: February 24, 2015

MSI Philippines will be holding a weekend sale where you can buy their netbooks for just under Php10K. One of the netbooks to be on sale is the MSI U270 - from the old SRP of Php14,995 it will be available for Php9,995. The MSI U160 - from Php12,995 it will be available for Php8,995. And the MSI U135 which will be available from Php7,900 to Php8,995. The MSI Weekend Sale will happen from February 27 to March 1, 2015 at the MSI Store SM North EDSA Cyberzone Area. For the complete price list and details about the sale please…

Lenovo to launch IdeaPad S9 & S10 Netbooks

Relevance: 85%      Posted on: August 4, 2008

Lenovo is entering the “netbook” market with the IdeaPad S9 and S10. The 8.9" screen IdeaPad S9 and 10.2" screen IdeaPad S10 netbooks come in deep blue, pastel pink and ruby red as well as white and black. Weighing just above 09.kg, the one-inch thick Lenovo Ideapad will use the Intel Atom processor. Each unit will come with a default 1GB of RAM and a choice of 160GB HDD or a 4GB SSD. There are 2 USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, ExpressCard slot and a webcam. Lenovo also boasts of its OneKey Recovery on Microsoft…