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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 43 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 43 2008

We kicked off the week with some high-profile reviews here at SlashGear, putting the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops through their paces.  If you're considering one of these slick new machines - or are wondering what style features other manufacturers will be copying over the next six months - make sure to check them out!  We also played with a more budget computing option in the shape of the ASUS Eee PC 1000HA.

Meanwhile cellphones have been on the test bench, with Sprint's pair of new Samsungs - the messaging Rant and the musical HighNote - squaring up against Velocity Mobile's 103 smartphone.  We had to leave our desks to try out Blackline's GPS Snitch, however, but were back in before curfew to play with some toys: WowWee's Bladestar remote control helicopter, for one, and a rather more unusual review of the WowWee Femisapien

Acer Aspire One netbook SlashGear Review

Acer Aspire One netbook SlashGear Review

While there's no shortage of variety in the netbook market, one of the most commonly recommended - and certainly most commonly searched for here on SlashGear - is the Acer Aspire One.  With a slick casing, brand name recognition and relatively large degree of flexibility in specifications, even with new rivals from Dell and others, Acer is holding its own.  We've had the Aspire One in for the past fortnight to put it through its paces; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Overpriced Netbooks only good for ‘around the house’ says AMD VP

Overpriced Netbooks only good for ‘around the house’ says AMD VP

Somewhat ironic in following a netbook unboxing, but AMD's Pat Moorhead, VP of advanced marketing, doesn't seem too impressed with the whole budget ultraportable trend.  Despite Intel's fabrication plants working like crazy to meet demand (and being featured in more and more devices from big-name companies), Moorhead says AMD are "taking a wait and see attitude on it".  He also goes on to criticize the price creep in the segment, where machines that initially aimed for a $299 price tag are now nearer to $499.

Check out the video interview with Pat Moorhead after the cut

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 to get 8.9-inch sibling

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 to get 8.9-inch sibling

Lenovo's S10 netbook is merely the first in a range of budget ultraportables, according to the company.  The recently announced IdeaPad, which has a 10-inch screen and uses Intel's Atom CPU, will be joined by an 8.9-inch IdeaPad S9, following the screen sizing convention established by ASUS' Eee PC notebooks.

Eee mods & hacks: add Bluetooth, GPS, FM transmitter & more

Eee mods & hacks: add Bluetooth, GPS, FM transmitter & more

If you bought into the ASUS Eee early on, and now are looking enviously at the array of budget ultraportables available today, why not redirect your angst into crafting an upgrade for the compact notebook.  Since there are numerous points on the Eee motherboard where both 3.3v and 5v power can be tapped into, plus some extra space in the casing, adding an internal Bluetooth adaptor, GPS or card reader (to mention just a few) can be relatively straightforward.

Acer Aspire One on sale in US from $379

Acer Aspire One on sale in US from $379

As promised, Acer's Aspire One budget ultraportable is now officially available in the US.  The notebook, intended to rival ASUS' wildly popular Eee PC, uses Intel's 1.6GHz Atom CPU, an 8GB SSD (or 120GB standard HDD) for storage and runs the Linpus Lite Linux OS (with Windows XP Home as an option).  It weighs 2.17 pounds and measures 9.8 x 6.7 x 1.14-inches, and will be available at first in sapphire blue or seashell white before golden brown and diamond black arrive later in the year.

Everex 10.2-inch WiMAX Cloudbook ultraportable coming says FIC

Everex 10.2-inch WiMAX Cloudbook ultraportable coming says FIC

Everex are planning to take on the ASUS Eee PC 1000-series with a new 10.2-inch budget ultraportable notebook, according to sources at the company's manufacturing partner FIC.  The leak suggests that the devices will include 3G WWAN connectivity with WiMAX an option; a decision on processor has obviously not been made, as both Intel's Atom or a rival from VIA's stable have been mentioned.  It will be joined by new 8.9-inch ultraportables, adding WiMAX to the Cloudbook range.

MSI Wind ultraportable gets official Computex debut

MSI Wind ultraportable gets official Computex debut

If you're anything like me you're having trouble keeping up with which budget ultraportable has been released and which hasn't; MSI's gleeful announcement of their Wind notebook is next up today, complete with the boast that it's the first such 10-inch device to feature Intel's Atom CPU.  Of course, ASUS' Eee PC 1000 also has the 1.6GHz processor, so there's little actual differentiation for buyers.  What's more important is the price: $499 for the Windows XP version and $399 for the Wind running Linux.

Acer Aspire One launched: $379 for Atom-powered Eee 901 rival

Acer Aspire One launched: $379 for Atom-powered Eee 901 rival

Acer's entrant to the budget ultraportable fray, the Aspire One which we first saw last week, has been made official.  As expected, the notebook is based on Intel's 1.6GHz Atom processor, has an 8.9-inch display (though 1024 x 600 rather than 1024 x 768 as was predicted) and comes as standard with a Linux OS (Linupus Lite) with Windows XP an option.  Storage is courtesy of an 8GB SSD, with 512MB of RAM and a memory card reader.

3K Computers RazerBook 400 ultraportable gets bargain $299 tag

3K Computers RazerBook 400 ultraportable gets bargain $299 tag

3K Computers have finally got around to launching their Eee-rival, renaming it in the process from the Longitude 400 to the RazerBook 400.  More interesting, however, is the price adjustment: it now carries a MRSP of just $299.  For that, you get a 7-inch screen, sub-2lb weight, 4GB of flash storage (for a claimed 8 second boot) and 400MHz processor.

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