Finally, the industry pauses to catch its breath. With Intel taking a bit longer than expect on the Pine Trail-M platform (smaller, faster Atom processors), DigiTimes reports that netbook powerhouses Asus and Acer will be waiting until 2010 to introduce new models of netbooks. [DigiTimes via lilliputing]
AT&T is going large with their netbook plans, offering the Dell Mini 10, Acer Aspire One and Lenovo S10 at brick/mortar stores and online. But at a slightly subsidized $200 apiece on a two-year, minimum $40/mo contract, they're comically expensive.
Two enterprising modders tore down an Acer Aspire One netbook and crammed it into an SNES to create one of the most droolworthy mods we've ever seen. The highlight? A Super Mario World cartridge refashioned as a slot-loading optical drive.
Acer is planning the release of an 11.6-inch Aspire One. It's a lot like the 10-inch version, but it will feature the Atom Z530 processor (as opposed to the N270), which as my pea brain understands it, features identical clocks speed to the N270/280s but lower power consumption. The system also features a GMA500…
Since the 10-inch Aspire One is poised to be the new standard, it's a good time to pick up the 8.9-inch model on the cheap.
Acer, makers of the 10-inch Aspire One netbook coming later this year, could be prepared to take business in a new direction, if a recent U.S. patent filing is to be believed.
Amazon has published a list of their top selling products from the holiday season (they broke records again with 6.3 million items ordered on December 15th alone). So can you guess the biggies?
That Radioshack ad featuring the $99 3G-equipped Acer Aspire One? That was real. And so was AT&T's wishfully priced mandatory 2-year data plan.