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ASUS Eee PC Sirocco to deliver hurricane speed?

ASUS Eee PC Sirocco to deliver hurricane speed?

It seems like ages since we've had a good ASUS netbook tease - the company has been so busy concentrating on its Eee Pad Slider and Transform, and Eee Slate EP121 tablets that new budget ultraportables have almost fallen at the wayside. Now ASUS is promising a new Eee PC model at an event this Wednesday, the ASUS Eee PC Sirocco.

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HP webOS netbooks tipped for phone/tablet ecosystem

HP webOS netbooks tipped for phone/tablet ecosystem

HP has suggested that webOS-based netbooks may be in the pipeline, along with smartphones and tablets. According to a webOS carrier training site, HP's master plan for the Palm-sourced platform is a single OS running on phone, slate and netbook, which "all talked to each other and shared information."

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Acer Aspire One 522 up for pre-order at $330

Acer Aspire One 522 up for pre-order at $330

Amazon is taking pre-orders for Acer's Aspire One 522, the 1080p-capable netbook made official last week. Powered by AMD's new Fusion APU range of processors, paired with discrete Radeon HD graphics, the 10.1-inch netbook is priced at $329.99.

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Acer Aspire One 522 AMD Fusion 1080p netbook gets official

Acer Aspire One 522 AMD Fusion 1080p netbook gets official

Acer's Aspire One 522 - which leaked back in December - has been made official, with the netbook packing AMD's latest C-50 1GHz Fusion processor and Radeon HD 6250 256MB graphics. Fronted by a 10.1-inch 1280 x 720 display, the AO522 promises 1080p HD video output from an HDMI port, along with real time image processing with auto color and contrast adjustment.

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Angry Birds hits Intel AppUp center for notebooks & netbooks

Angry Birds hits Intel AppUp center for notebooks & netbooks

Angry Birds is hitting PSP and PS3 this week, and now Intel is getting into the action as well. Rovio has announced that Angry Birds for notebooks and netbooks is landing in the Intel AppUp center, the chip company's download store, today, regularly priced at $9.99 or £5.99, but currently discounted to just $4.99.

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HP ENVY 17, Pavilion dv6 & dv7 get Intel/AMD updates; Mini 210 goes pink

HP ENVY 17, Pavilion dv6 & dv7 get Intel/AMD updates; Mini 210 goes pink

HP has updated its ENVY 17, Pavilion dv6 and Pavilion dv7 notebooks support the new, second-gen Intel Core 2011 processor line-up along with AMD's new Radeon HD 6800 series graphics. On the ENVY 17, that means switchable graphics between the Intel Core on-die GPU and the Radeon HD 6850M discrete GPU, along with WiDi 2.0 support.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S205 netbook opts for AMD instead of Atom

Lenovo IdeaPad S205 netbook opts for AMD instead of Atom

Lenovo's second netbook of CES 2011 bypasses Intel's Atom chips and instead looks to AMD for its power, boosting screen size in the process. The Lenovo IdeaPad S205 has an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and AMD dual-core E-350 CPU, along with AMD Radeon HD 6310 512MB discrete graphics. There's also HDMI connectivity and optional embedded 3G.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S100 reckons netbooks aren’t dead yet

Lenovo IdeaPad S100 reckons netbooks aren’t dead yet

Some might say netbooks are dead, but Lenovo isn't convinced; the company has rolled out the new IdeaPad S100 at CES 2011 this week, a 10.1-inch budget ultraportable powered by Intel's Atom N570 dual-core processor and GMA 3150 graphics. The Lenovo IdeaPad S100 has up to 2GB of RAM and up to a 320GB HDD, along with WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 1 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 1 2011

Welcome to the first Week in Review of 2011! I hope your hangover is gone and you had a good time this weekend! Last week was an eventful one leading up to CES 2011 kicking off this month and lots of cool stuff turned up. A British DJ created a cool set of records that when overlapped form the CMYK logo. I want them and I don’t even know what kind of music the artist makes.

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AMD to officially announce Brazos netbook and tablet platform at CES 2011

AMD to officially announce Brazos netbook and tablet platform at CES 2011

AMD will be showing off some really cool gear and platforms at CES 2011 next month. Among the things, that AMD will be officially announcing will be the Brazos platform for netbooks and tablet computers. The platform is AMDs next-gen offering that is a combination of the Ontario APU and the Hudson chipset.

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Gigabyte Q2005 netbook gets Atom N550 love

Gigabyte Q2005 netbook gets Atom N550 love

As much as tablet fans might like you to think the netbook market is dead, the netbook ranks continue to grow as folks want a cheap rig that has a keyboard and standard form. Gigabyte has unveiled a new netbook called the Q2005 that gets dual-core Intel N550 power.

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ASUS slashing netbook prices as tablets take market; MSI dropping out completely?

ASUS slashing netbook prices as tablets take market; MSI dropping out completely?

The market obsession with tablets has left netbook manufacturers facing significant price cuts and even abandoning the segment altogether, according to channel sources. DigiTimes claims that ASUS has slashed the retail cost of its latest Atom N450 and dual-core N550 netbooks after attempts to position them based on style and specifications fell short, while MSI is tipped to be "phased out of the market" altogether.

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