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Segment Saturation: Where next for Netbooks?

Segment Saturation: Where next for Netbooks?

Read SlashGear - or any tech website - even semi-regularly and you'll see new netbooks appearing pretty much every day.  The niche that started off with the Eee PC 700 as an unusual budget ultraportable has flourished to the point where most major notebook manufacturers have at least one on sale or in the pipeline.  Just as common, however, as the new models is the phrase "another 1.6GHz Intel Atom"; the netbook market may not have reached saturation point, but has our interest in the same old hardware?

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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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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 36 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 36 2008

Netbooks returned to the top of the page this week, as Dell finally confirmed their first entrance to the budget ultraportable market.  The specs of the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 may not be all that surprising - given both the regular leaking pre-announcement and the fact that all of these machines are pretty similar - but the brand name will likely make it the netbook to beat.  In a way it's a shame, because there are far more exciting devices - such as the Raon Digital Everun Note - that, by virtue of being less well known, will struggle to make themselves heard.

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AMD Turion prototype believed to be new Raon Digital UMPC

AMD Turion prototype believed to be new Raon Digital UMPC

AMD know better than to launch a new processor without a few slick prototypes to demonstrate it with, and the most eye-catching at Computex has been this dinky UMPC.  Specifications are believed to include a 7-inch touchscreen running at 1024 x 600 and the AMD Turion X2 Ultra 64 with 1GB RAM.  Storage is courtesy of either a 60GB or 80GB hard-drive, while connectivity includes two USB (plus a mini-USB port), audio in/out and VGA out.

Check out the demo video of the device after the cut

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