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Acer reports first quarterly loss, victim of iPad success

Acer reports first quarterly loss, victim of iPad success

Acer is the second largest PC manufacturer in the world with a record winning streak of quarterly earnings only to be dashed with a worse-than-expected quarterly loss reported today. The company has seen its netbook sales eaten away by the popularity of tablets while the company has struggled with internal strategy transitions in the first half of the year.

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Samsung N102 to be N100 Meego clone with Windows 7 onboard

Samsung N102 to be N100 Meego clone with Windows 7 onboard

The Samsung N100 netbook has been known about for while now. The netbook is a little offering that will run the Meego OS rather than Windows. Those that were interested in the N100 for a hardware standpoint, but didn't like the idea of Meego will want to check out the Samsung N102. This tablet is a clone of the N100 with the key difference that the N102 runs Windows 7 starter.

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Pelican Announces 1075 Hardback Case for Tablets and Netbooks

Pelican Announces 1075 Hardback Case for Tablets and Netbooks

Tough as nails! You know it's not entirely often that we show off a case for a laptop or a tablet, mostly because they're so abnormally abundant. Last time we reviewed a case, it was the most excellent iFrogz iPad 2 Summit Case, yours truly's iPad still being sitting in that case right this minute. The iFrogz case is excellent for holding the device aloft, but what about hardcore protection? What if we want to be able to toss our iPad 2 down a flight of stairs? Well then, it may be time for you to check out the brand new Pelican 1075 HardBack case.

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Intel Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations, Netbooks Down, Cloud Computing Strong

Intel Q2 Earnings Beat Expectations, Netbooks Down, Cloud Computing Strong

Intel's Q2 earnings report has beat expectations with record revenue of $13 billion, up 21 percent from the same quarter last year. Net profit for the quarter hit $3 billion, up 2 percent year-over-year. The chip giant's PC business growth slowed down, netbook sales expectedly declined, but its server business burgeoned with data center upgrades that followed the increased demand for cloud computing.

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Samsung NC215S solar netbook shipping delayed until mid to late August

Samsung NC215S solar netbook shipping delayed until mid to late August

Yesterday I talked a bit about the cool Samsung NC215S solar netbook that had landed on Amazon for pre-order. I also mentioned that the netbook had been expected to ship early this month and never did. The big feature that sets this netbook apart from the pack is the solar panel on the lid to help keep the rig powered up. I also like the fact that it uses a matte screen rather than a glossy one so it will have less glare.

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Solar powered Samsung NC215 hits Amazon pre-order

Solar powered Samsung NC215 hits Amazon pre-order

As solar panels, become more efficient and able to create more power we will see more and more devices that adopt the tech to help keep their batteries charged up and running. Samsung has an interesting netbook called the NC215 that uses a solar panel on the lid to keep the battery charged and the netbook working. Other than the solar panel on the lid, it looks like your typical netbook and has typical hardware.

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