The fight got dirty in the netbook arena this week, as Monday saw VIA's Nano CPU take on Intel's Atom with a 1080p smack-down video
only to become mired in controversy when bloggers ran the tests themselves and came up with wildly different outcomes
. Still, we had Lenovo's finally-official IdeaPad S10
to cheer us up, together with the rumor that Gigabyte plan a 10-inch dual-core version
of the coveted M912 tablet-netbook.
Of course, ASUS couldn't bear to be out of the headlines for a single minute, and so announced the S101
(the size of an Eee, the branding of an Eee, but it's not an Eee) together with a cloud storage option. Netbooks are so much the niche of the moment that this week's "He Said, She Said
" editorial was all about whether the best value comes from there or from a second-hand laptop off of eBay.