The Apple Netbook, if Designed by Sony

Yes, this MacBook Mini concept by designer Isamu Sanada looks a lot like Sony's Vaio P. But as I'm sure Sanada will tell you, its tri-fold style is pure brochure, baby. » 1/28/09 11:00am 1/28/09 11:00am

Toshiba Releases Their Obligatory Netbook

Say it with me everyone: 8.9" screen, 1.6GHz Atom processor, up to 1GB of RAM, 120GB HD get the picture. Toshiba's offering is definitely style-aggressive, packs Ubuntu and promises a (6 cell?) battery life of 4 hours, but it's pretty much the exact $500ish system we've seen cloned and crapped out by every… » 9/18/08 9:45am 9/18/08 9:45am

(Presumably) Very Cheap Tablet PCs by NEC

See this tablet? It's new from NEC and features the same monotonous specs (1.6GHz Atom, 512MB-1GB RAM and 80GB HD) that we see in those cheapie mini-notebooks like the Asus Eee. Running XP or Vista and loaded with a 12 or 15-inch touchscreen, it's by no means beautiful, but this NEC could be the forebear of a new… » 8/28/08 7:30pm 8/28/08 7:30pm

Leaked: Dell Inspiron 910 (Mini Note) Specs and Release Date

A few weeks ago we ran some rumored specs of Dell's answer to the Eee, the Dell Inspiron 910 (aka Mini Inspiron and Inspiron Mini). Now we've gotten our hands on the full (internal) 910 web documentation. Along with scoping shots from every angle, we've learned that the 910 will support SSDs up to 16GB and has what… » 8/18/08 12:01pm 8/18/08 12:01pm

Asus to Release 23 Eee Models, Fail Grandma Test 23 Times

It shouldn't be a surprise, really, as Asus has already whored the Eee brand strength to computer peripherals and even a television, but in a recent presentation the company revealed a sort of USDA computer pyramid prescribing an Eee for every class of buyer. And whether or not the majority of these 23 models are… » 7/29/08 8:44am 7/29/08 8:44am

MSI Wind Running Mac OS X Also Thinks It's a Mac Pro

It's not even out yet and people have already hacked Mac OS X to run on the MSI Wind. Like with other non-Apple Leopard boxes, the little computer believes it is a Mac Pro, which is OK because we all want to be Mac Pros when we grow up. This version is still lacking some fine tuning, but it runs quite well according… » 6/28/08 12:00pm 6/28/08 12:00pm

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

Subnotebook vs. UMPC vs. Netbook: WTF Is the Difference?

When Blam broke the news on Dell's mini Inspiron, there was one he was stuck on: How to categorize it. Is it a subnotebook? A UMPC? A netbook? (Knowing the specs might have helped, but probably not much.) Part of the problem is that the category names themselves are very new and pretty vague. Here's a mini-compendium… » 5/30/08 5:00pm 5/30/08 5:00pm