MSI Wind Scores 30% Performance Boost in Free Update

Overclocking is nothing new, but rarely is it promoted by a PC manufacturer, let alone in a netbook. But MSI has released the v1.09 BIOS update for their Wind mini-notebook » 10/24/08 2:01pm 10/24/08 2:01pm that allows users to function key toggle an 8%, 15% or 24% automatic overclock that can translate to a (as independently tested). You'll notice…

Dell Inspiron Mini 9, Now Running OS X Leopard

The first time a mini-notebook is loaded with OS X, like any right of passage, it's a major event. And now the Inspiron Mini 9 has become a man, or at least an honorary Apple fanboy. Loaded with a slipstreamed version of OSX in a manner similar to the MSI Wind, the wireless card, Ethernet and sound didn't work… » 10/02/08 5:40pm 10/02/08 5:40pm

Samsung Netbook Looks Cute in Glamor Shots

It's completely lacking any new innovation, but Samsung's 2.9lb Atom processing, XP running, 10.2-inch display wielding netbook looks attractive in its new publicity shots. Available this October (possibly Korea and UK-only), Samsung's $550ish netbook will be offered in white, black and blue—yes, the color of snow and… » 9/11/08 12:20pm 9/11/08 12:20pm

Acer Drops Price of Aspire One to Impulse Buy Territory

Acer's Aspire One was already one of the most affordable » 8/22/08 9:30am 8/22/08 9:30am 8.9" mini-notebooks on the market, but now they've gone and dropped the price further while adding a version to the mix. The Windows XP version (120GB hard drive and 1GB RAM has been reduced $50 from $400 to $350. Their Linux system (8GB SSD and 512MB RAM)…

A Comprehensive List of Ultraportables, Netbooks, Mini-Notebooks, Or…

When the Asus Eee came out, the market was simple. There was only one tiny, cheap laptop so you knew which one was for you. That was less than a year ago, but things move quickly in the tech world. Now it's tough to keep up with the major brands offering mini-notebooks, let alone every no-name knockoff (where you may… » 8/22/08 8:38am 8/22/08 8:38am

Kohjinsha SX Series: For When Your Mini-Notebook Obsession Grows Up

While Asus has brought mini-notebooks to US shores, for the best stuff you've still got to import. The Kohjinsha SX Series is a 2.8lb laptop with a few interesting quirks. Powered by an Atom processor, the 8.9-inch Vista system can convert to tablet with the rotation of the convertible touchscreen. And to make sure… » 6/24/08 9:40am 6/24/08 9:40am

HTC Revamping UMPC Line Into Mini Notebook Line Soon

HTC's already familiar with the UMPC seeing as they've been shipping the Shift for a while, but they're going to go even more hardcore into mini laptops. Their CEO Peter Chou didn't elaborate exactly what their strategy was, but Digitime's sources say HTC is planning on making mobile internet devices with Intel's Atm… » 6/16/08 3:10pm 6/16/08 3:10pm

Windows Mobile 7 May Power Mini Laptops, Says Qualcomm

Qualcomm displayed a 3G, $299 mini-laptop today made by Inventec that is supposedly designed to run Windows Mobile 7 in the future (it runs Linux now). Windows Mobile 7, which supports Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset, will in turn make the company more competitive in the mini-laptop space processor that's currently… » 6/02/08 1:21pm 6/02/08 1:21pm