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Acer Aspire One Happy 2 netbooks lose Android dual-boot option

Acer Aspire One Happy 2 netbooks lose Android dual-boot option

Netbook popularity may be fading the face of the tablet onslaught, but Acer knows what's needed to keep the segment afloat: fancy colors and endearing names. The new Acer Aspire One Happy 2 series offers Intel's dual-core N570 processor wrapped up in one of four bright colors - namely "Papaya Milk", "Strawberry Yoghurt", "Blueberry Shake" and "Banana Cream" - along with a 10.1-inch display and an 8hr battery.

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Asus Eee X101H and X101 netbooks get priced and launch dates

Asus Eee X101H and X101 netbooks get priced and launch dates

A lot of the talk we have had about Asus lately has been about the tablets that the company is offering that are among the more interesting Android offerings out there. The Eee Pad Transformer is a good example of one of the most talked about Asus products recently. Asus isn’t leaving the netbook market behind and back at Computex 2011 Asus was showing off a couple new netbooks including the X101H and the X101.

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Intel Atom accelerates: Cedar Trail for netbooks, Medfield for sub-9mm gaming tablets

Intel Atom accelerates: Cedar Trail for netbooks, Medfield for sub-9mm gaming tablets

It's not just Ultrabooks that Intel is pushing at Computex this year: the chip company also has Atom news to share. That concerns Cedar Trail and a Moore's Law outpacing shift to a yearly die-shrink schedule: Intel reckons Atom chips will shift through the 32nm of Cedar Trail, past 22nm, and hit 12nm within three successive years. Technically impressive, but for the consumer it should mean significant gains in power and battery life. Meanwhile, there's also Medfield news for tablets and smartphones.

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Microsoft says “Do the Math”: Windows notebooks are cheaper than MacBooks

Microsoft says “Do the Math”: Windows notebooks are cheaper than MacBooks

Microsoft has kicked off another of its periodic comparison campaigns, pitting PC against Mac and claiming that Windows-based hardware is far better value than the Apple alternative. This time targeting the Canadian market, "Do the Math" suggests that for the same price as a 17-inch MacBook Pro, customers could have an HP Pavilion DV7 and CA$1,350 to spend on a surfing trip in Hawaii. However, some of Microsoft's comparisons are likely to raise eyebrows even among the Windows faithful.

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