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September 04, 2012

Will netbooks become obsolete with Windows 8?

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.

March 31, 2012

Asus launches Cedar Trail netbooks, hot pink Zenbook

It was a stylish afternoon for Asus Philippines yesterday as they unveiled a new colorful lineup of netbooks and ultrabook during their Flare Up event at BIZU restaurant in Makati.

November 28, 2010

Intel’s AppUp Center to sell apps for netbooks

Intel recently announced their own application store for consumers, specifically the netbook users. Seeing the need for applications optimized for a netbook’s limited computing power and display, Intel created the AppUp Center (www.appup.com) which has apps made specifically for Atom-powered devices.

August 24, 2010

Atom N550 to bring sexy back to netbooks

Intel just announced a new Atom N550 processor with dual-core and hyper-threading (4HT) that might just bring sexy back to netbooks.

June 01, 2010

Intel’s Canoe Lake promises Slimmer Netbooks

Intel’s current Pine Trail platform still limits most netbooks around the 1-inch range. The new Canoe Lake platform is going to try to shave that to half the usual thickness.

March 11, 2010

Samsung launches N150, N220 Netbooks

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.

February 19, 2010

LG Netbooks We’ll Never Get to See

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.

August 12, 2009

Neo V1195 and B1230 NetBooks

Filipino laptop manufacturer Neo has been doing quite a number of netbooks for sometime now but these two has a couple of interesting specs worth looking into.

August 01, 2009

Asus External DVD-RW Drive for Netbooks

Asus finally made some nice external DVD writer to match their pretty netbooks and nettops — the Asus SDRW-08D1S-U External DVD-RW Drive matches the finish of the Eee PC and the form factor of the Eee Box.

July 21, 2009

Netbooks: Higher than 1024×600 resolution?

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.

July 08, 2009

Google announces Chrome OS for Netbooks

Can’t believe this is true but the official Google has announced it has developed a Chrome Operating System targeted towards netbooks.

April 25, 2009

Samsung unveils N110 and N120 Netbooks

Samsung has just announced two new models in its line of netbooks — the Samsung N110 and the N120, both boasting the largest keyboard size in its category.

January 23, 2009

Microsoft blames Netbooks for lower revenues

The last quarter numbers from Microsoft are out and it’s not looking very good. As such, Microsoft has announced it will lay off 5,000 workers in the next 18 months including the 1,800 it sent out the door earlier today.

December 17, 2008

Telco-subsidized Netbooks?

There’s this huge buzz in the US where Radio Shack is offering the Acer Aspire One for just $99.99. This reminds me of what Asus reps said during the netbook forum organized by CyberPress a couple months back.

October 05, 2008

Is Linux failing the Netbooks?

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.

August 18, 2008

Are netbooks making Linux more mainstream?

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?

August 04, 2008

Lenovo to launch IdeaPad S9 & S10 Netbooks

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.

July 21, 2014

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Review

The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is one of those new breed of netbooks that is small in size, modest in price, but big on features and performance. It features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display, powered by an Intel Atom quad-core CPU, capable of changing into four different modes, and starts at under Php20K. With that in […]

June 10, 2014

YugaTech Back-to-School Gadget Guide!

We’re halfway through 2014, and just as the way things go, a lot of students in the Philippines are going back to school as it is June already. Some students will be having classes further July & August, and some may wish vacation lasted forever, but hey, education is a nice ride worth having. To add to […]

March 31, 2014

Acer Iconia W4 Review

More and more manufacturers are offering 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets to the market. Acer is among the first ones, starting off with the W3 from last year. This time, they’re positioning the Iconia W4 as a netbook replacement. Check out our full review below to learn why we agreed.

March 15, 2014

Acer Iconia W4 hands-on, first impressions

A couple of days ago, Acer Philippines introduced to us their new campaign for the Acer I.T. Doctor and handed us their latest Windows 8.1 tablet, the Acer Iconia W4.

January 19, 2014

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 2 8″ Review

The IdeaPad Miix 2 8-inch is among the new breed of 8-inch Windows tablets that poses to become a good replacement to the decade old netbooks. They’re as affordable, more powerful, more portable with almost the same battery life and yet offers the same features and functionality. Read our full review of the Lenovo Miix […]

December 11, 2013

Asus Transformer Book T100 Review

Years ago, I sought for a powerful tablet that can help me with work & with play. That was the time I came across the Asus Transformer series which offered the keyboard dock that I needed & the internals that I wanted. Sadly, Android still can’t offer the level of productivity that I needed in […]

September 05, 2013

Asus outs new Vivobook X102BA netbook

In the past, netbooks were always regarded as a clunky heap of plastic and metal (mostly plastic) that are almost incapable of providing decent performance. ASUS is looking to challenge that notion though with their latest portable PC dubbed as the X102BA which boasts the latest A-Series APU from AMD tucked underneath a classy chassis.

September 03, 2013

Hands-on: Haibook LGS30 Netbook for Php9,499

Netbooks have almost lost all of its charm as better and faster portable laptops have replaced them in the Php20k price category. Yet, we think there’s still some room for them left as their price category drops below the Php10,000 mark. The Haibook LGS30 netbook is among the few ones left.

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