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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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VIA OpenBook mini-note reference ultraportable revealed

VIA OpenBook mini-note reference ultraportable revealed

VIA has unveiled its latest ultraportable notebook reference design, the OpenBook mini-note, intended to promote its C7-M ULV based Ultra Mobile Platform.  Combining the low-voltage and economical processor with the company's own VX800 digital media IGP chipset, the OpenBook has an 8.9-inch screen and a choice of WiMAX, HSDPA and EV-DO/W-CDMA modules for mobile connectivity.  The OpenBook also has dual 2-megapixel webcams (internal and on the outer lid) together with up to 2GB of RAM, which should cater reasonably for the choice of Vista Basic, XP or various Linux flavors.

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Gigabyte M704 UMPC yet another addition to what seemed to be a stale market

Gigabyte M704 UMPC yet another addition to what seemed to be a stale market

First we get hit with the new Asus offering, and now Gigabyte has a new UMPC too, looks like things are popping in the UMPC market again. Sadly it looks like this will, for now, only be available in Taiwan.

But if you are still interested, it has a 1.2GHz VIA Esther ULV C7-M processor, a 7” LED backlit LCD with a 1024x600 resolution, and a 40 or 60GB HDD with Windows Vista. It weighs a mere 780 grams.

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