netbook

Intel Chief River notebook chips to see mass-production in Sept 2011?

Intel Chief River notebook chips to see mass-production in Sept 2011?

Intel has supposedly been paving the way for mass production of its upcoming Chief River notebook platform, according to DigiTimes' shady sources at motherboard manufacturers.  Built using the company's 22nm Ivy Bridge processors, and boasting native USB 3.0 support, Chief River will apparently go into production in September 2011, with an official launch following in January 2012.

Continue Reading

Acer Aspire One D255 Review

Acer Aspire One D255 Review

What difference a dual-core? As we've seen from the ASUS Eee PC 1215N, just because an ultraportable might be called a netbook, it doesn't mean it's necessarily short on power. Still, the Acer Aspire One D255 doesn't get NVIDIA's Optimus GPU to bolster its appeal, nor a desktop Atom CPU co-opted into mobile duty. Instead it offers the dualcore 1.5GHz Atom N550 and a mere 1GB of RAM. Are we expecting too much from this budget machine? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

Continue Reading

Asus outs Eee 1015PW netbook in girly colors

Asus outs Eee 1015PW netbook in girly colors

Guys, it’s never too early to start looking for a Christmas gift for the geeky gal in your life. If she likes to play Farmville as much as my wife does, a nice netbook may be just the ticket to keep yourself out of the holiday doghouse. Asus has unveiled a new Eee netbook called the 1015PW that comes in some strangely named colors that should appeal to ladies wanting style and performance.

Continue Reading

Toshiba AC100 Review

Toshiba AC100 Review

Companion devices come in all shapes and sizes, from big-screen smartphones through tablets to netbooks and ultraportables, but Toshiba is hoping that by borrowing a little of each they'll find a gap in the market. The Toshiba AC100 looks like a netbook but runs Android, an OS we're more familiar with on smartphones or, more recently, tablets. The company reckons a traditional keyboard and NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor should make the AC100 the best multimedia, browsing and communication ultraportable around, but is Android being asked to do more than it's currently capable of? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

Continue Reading

I Don’t Use It, Why Should You?

I Don’t Use It, Why Should You?

I use my DVD drive all the time. Some readers may laugh, but I actually pay for movies and music content. Sometimes, I'll find a deal on a movie or a CD that is better than what I could find online. I take it home, I rip it to my laptop, and it's mine, convenient and digital. I used my DVD drive when I installed Windows 7 on my MacBook, and when I had to reinstall iWork, after iMovie started crashing again. In my old Camry, my tape deck stopped working, and that's my favorite way to connect my iPod to my car stereo. Radio transmitters don't work reliably in my area, but instead of shelling out a few hundred bucks to buy a proper car stereo for a car that won't last me through next year, I did what we used to do back in the old days. I burned a CD.

Continue Reading

ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review

ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review

The line between a netbook and a notebook used to be pretty straightforward, but with Intel's increasingly powerful Atom processors and NVIDIA's ambitious Ion-powered Optimus graphics, the distinction is more blurred. Typifying this new breed of netbook is ASUS' Eee PC 1215N, a 12.1-inch Seashell-series machine that could well be considered a true ultraportable despite its roughly $500 price tag. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

Continue Reading

Acer Aspire One Happy Range of Dual-Booting Netbooks Dazzle Your Senses with Colors

Acer Aspire One Happy Range of Dual-Booting Netbooks Dazzle Your Senses with Colors

Acer has recently unveiled their brand new line-up of Aspire One-branded netbooks, but this time there's certainly a major difference. While the hardware might seem similar to previously released netbooks, the new Aspire One Happy range brings pastels to the table. Offering up four different models, all of which feature a different, brighter color, Acer's new Aspire One Happy line-up makes sure that your next netbook purchase is an easy one. Especially if you like to be happy.

Continue Reading