Chromebooks are great if you want a super cheap computer, but they're not without their limitations; you (basically) have to run everything in a browser. And Microsoft is aiming to give them some competition with full Windows 8 machines around those same, dumb low price points.
Google's Chromebook line is often maligned as inexpensive but underpowered or, in the case of the Pixel, a really nice screen in front of limited functionality and an exorbitant price tag. But by pairing a solid build with a $280 price tag, HP seems to have finally found the right balance of affordability and…
You know what sucks about buying 4G enabled netbooks and tablets? Suddenly you have another monthly bill to deal with. It adds up, making the gadget cost a lot more in the long run than the initial sticker price. T-Mobile's 4G Connect effectively kills that.
Netbooks, those tiny, underpowered computers that were once held up as the saviour of the laptop market, have long since fallen from favor. When Dell announced it was ending production the end was nigh—and now the last remaining manufacturers, Asus and Acer, have confirmed that the netbook is officially dead.
Windows 8 hardware sales are off to a slow start as shoppers scratch their heads over Microsoft's new operating system and flock to low-cost tablets instead. Could a souped-up netbook save the day? The latest hybrids powered by Intel Atom processors promise the best of both worlds: the versatility of a laptop combined…
Not content with dominating the HDTV market, Vizio revealed on Friday plans to turn the PC business on its ear with a series of sleek, Apple-inspired All-in-One and Notebook PC's.
Netbooks? They're already dead to us. But that hasn't stopped manufacturers churning them out. Now Dell has announced that it's killing them off — a sure sign they're done.
We'd already said that netbooks are dead, but it was maybe more accurate then to say that they were dying. Now, not only have netbook shipments precipitously declined, they're getting positively banged out by tablets. As they should.
To find out the best laptops of 2011 so far, we checked in with Mark Spoonauer who, as editor-in-chief of Laptop Magazine and Laptopmag.com, oversees 140+ notebook and netbook reviews every year. If you're buying soon, buy one of these.
This is novel—Nokia may not have released any MeeGo phones in the end, but Asus' Eee PC X101 dualboots both Nokia and Intel's beleaguered MeeGo OS, or Windows 7. No ubiquitous Android or Linux here, folks.
We've already seen Google's Chrome OS. Now, it plays nice with USB storage and devices. And finally, there's hardware you can get your hands on.
Intel's inability to crack the mobile market has been a growing blemish on their record, an increasingly sore spot that's seen the processor giant sit out the biggest new product category since the laptop. Sure, there have been tablets with Intel inside, but they've been solidly second-rate battery suckers. So how…
Tablets have come along and killed the netbook, but let's face it—the netbook market was having problems way before the iPad ever reared its 9.7-inch head. I mean, THE PRICE! You can pick up a fully-fledged laptop for the price of most netbooks.
Yesterday I hiked eight miles with my 11-inch MacBook Air in my bag. Didn't even notice it was there. These MacBook Air owners sound sycophantic, but discount this praise at your own peril—especially if you're a laptop manufacturer.
The 11.6-inch MacBook Air: One well-traveled, veteran author labels it the "perfect writer's machine." As a 13-inch owner myself, I'm inclined to agree, somewhat, with one pretty substantial caveat: Let's add "established" or something similar before "writer," shall we?