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Tablets killed Smartbooks says Qualcomm CEO

Tablets killed Smartbooks says Qualcomm CEO

Qualcomm has all but confirmed that the smartbook is dead, with CEO Paul Jacobs admitting during the company's IQ 2010 event this morning that tablets such as the iPad had already occupied the niche his company expected smartbooks to.  Jacobs described slates like the iPad as delivering the concept of "always-on, all-day devices" that smartbooks had initially promised.

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Samsung SF Series laptops & NF Series netbooks revealed

Samsung SF Series laptops & NF Series netbooks revealed

Samsung has outed a pair of new notebooks, the wavy SF Series and NF Series, each using the Korean company's new, unusual design language.  The Samsung SF Series comes with a choice of Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processors, with three screen options - the 13.3” SF310, 14” SF410 and 15.6” SF 510 - and battery life of up to 7.5hrs with the standard 61Wh battery.

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ASUS Eee PC 1215N gets reviewed: bargain 12-inches

ASUS Eee PC 1215N gets reviewed: bargain 12-inches

When is a netbook not really a netbook?  Why, when it gets a desktop version of Intel's Atom CPU, has notebook-style Optimus graphics, and - arguably - a larger display than 10.1-inches.  By those counts, ASUS should be calling their Eee PC 1215N a 12.1-inch ultraportable not a netbook, but then they might put the price up from $499 and, according to Laptop, then we'd be missing out on something of a bargain.

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HP Mini 5103 Equipped with Intel Dual-Core Atom N550 Processor Soon

HP Mini 5103 Equipped with Intel Dual-Core Atom N550 Processor Soon

When Intel announces that one of their chips will be appearing in a plethora of netbooks, we can understand why those netbook manufacturers might be slow to update their sites. Especially when the new chip is dropping into netbooks that, for all intents and purposes, are new themselves. For example, it was only the beginning of August that we told you about HP's Mini 5103, which --at the time-- featured Intel's single-core N455 or N475 processors. Well, it looks like that's about to change.

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Toshiba AC100 Tegra 2 benchmarks tip the performance we’ve been waiting for

Toshiba AC100 Tegra 2 benchmarks tip the performance we’ve been waiting for

With the Toshiba AC100 out in the wild, it's now possible to see just how well NVIDIA's second-gen Tegra chipset performs in comparison to other Android hardware.  According to Carrypad's testing, the answer is "pretty darn impressive"; they've run Quadrant on the AC100 (an Android app that measures various aspects of processor, memory, I/O and 2D/3D graphics and combines them into a single score) and the netbook managed 1,911.  In contrast, a Google Nexus One running Android 2.2 scored 1,390.

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Gateway LT22 Netbook Available Now in Canada

Gateway LT22 Netbook Available Now in Canada

If you find yourself in Canada, and realized just now that you need a new netbook, Gateway has you covered. They've just announced that their Gateway LT22, which is similar to the LT32 (only smaller), can now be purchased with all your hard earned Canadian monies. Featuring a smattering of run-of-the-mill features, this netbook may not be king of the hill, but at least it isn't the bottom of the barrel, either.

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