Inspiron Mini 12 Shows Up In Dell Support Pages, On Its Way Soon?

A 12-inch version of the Inspiron Mini, which sounds a lot like the still-not-available mystery product we saw at Tesco last month, has popped up on Dell's website, which could mean a very soon release date. The user manuals, troubleshooting documents and tech guides for the Inspiron Mini 12 were hidden in the… »10/15/08 11:54pm10/15/08 11:54pm

Apple's BrickBook MacBook Event: 10 AM PST, October 14

We're here at Cupertino to bring you the full blow-by-blow of today's Apple MacBook Event. Keep up with our liveblog at It'll automatically refresh for you, but if the system just isn't fast enough then F5 to your heart's content. After all, you never know when John Mayer could show up. Oh, and there… »10/13/08 1:39pm10/13/08 1:39pm

Sony Considering Fashionably Late Entry Into Netbook Market

Considering just about every other laptop maker has entered the ULPC arena, it comes as no surprise that Sony's thinking about dipping its toes into netbooks as well. Sony exec Mike Abary told Laptop Magazine to "stay tuned" about the company's netbook plans, and added that "we are letting the pioneers of the market… »9/16/08 2:30am9/16/08 2:30am

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 5:00pm5/30/08 5:00pm

Sony VAIO Type G: Another 12.1" Sub-notebook with 32GB Flash Drive That Doesn't Come from Cupertino

For those who think that June will never come, can't wait to get a sexy subnotebook with flash storage even if it doesn't come with Mac OS X and live in Japan, here's the new Sony VAIO Type G: a 12.1-inch notebook that not only comes under the 2 pounds mark (1.97 or 898 grams) battery included, but includes a 32 GB… »4/10/07 7:50am4/10/07 7:50am

Further Confirmation On Flash-Based Sub-notebook Has Apple Fanboys Wetting Their Pants

Following up on the Sub-Macbook rumor, American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu says now that Apple may introduce a new notebook based on Flash NAND chips «in the second half of the year». It's unclear if Apple will also finally introduce the personal teleporter with cold fusion engine in the same time frame, but… »3/08/07 7:00am3/08/07 7:00am

Apple To Debut Sub-Notebook At WWDC: NAND, No Optical Drive?

Apple will launch a new sub-notebook computer at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, which is scheduled to start on June 11. Well, so says those rumormongers over at AppleInsider. The sub-notebook looks to be Apple's first to come with NAND solid state flash drives instead of a traditional hard drive. This… »2/16/07 11:11am2/16/07 11:11am