New device categories almost invariably fall between preexisting ones. Sometimes they find a useful niche, like netbooks. Other times, they seem like obsessive compulsive attempts to fill a tiny, intentional gap in the spectrum of consumer electronics. Like MID phones! »6/04/09 6:57am 6/04/09 6:57am
Microsoft wants us to move away from the term "netbook", instead referring to the tiny, cheap laptops, which the company says demand recognition for handling more than just browsing, as—brace yourselves—"low cost small notebook PCs", according to Digitimes. Sorry, Intel! »6/03/09 7:01am 6/03/09 7:01am
Mobinnova's élan is the first of Nvidia's dirty dozen to show its face, and it's a pretty one: a nine-inch, sub-two-pound fanless netbook that measures in at about .8-inches thick, and boasts the full battery of Nvidia's exciting Tegra features. »6/02/09 5:56am 6/02/09 5:56am
Nvidia is using Computex to herald the arrival of their system-on-a-chip Tegra platform, but it's not the most explosive debut. They've announced 12 netbook and tablet products from relative unknowns, and bizarrely altered their claims about the platform's capabilities. »6/02/09 4:14am 6/02/09 4:14am
Lenovo and Acer were the first, but now they're not the only ones with cheap computers powered by Nvidia's Ion platform—GeForce 9400M graphics paired with an Intel Atom CPU. Besides Asus's eeetop here, there's 20 others, though you won't find the likes of Dell or HP here: »6/01/09 11:30pm 6/01/09 11:30pm
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