HP Mini 1000 is a Sleek, Svelte 10.2-inch Netbook With a Custom OS

HP's Mini 1000 is a 10.2-inch netbook that comes in at under 2.5 pounds and packs a 1.6 Ghz Atom processor, 16 GB SSD and up to 2 GB RAM under its highly portable shell. For now, it also comes complete with Windows XP, Bluetooth, VGA webcam, a removable USB drive molded into the fit and finish, and a keyboard thats 92% … » 10/29/08 12:01am 10/29/08 12:01am

Asus Ditches Subtlety, Uses Underwear-Clad Model to Sell New…

Just so we're all clear on this, there is no way that purchasing a computer or gadget of any kind, regardless of price, brand or size, will get girls like this to talk to you. I'm sorry, but it's the truth. Spend that money on some new clothes, a haircut and a gym membership. You are too smart to be taken by these base … » 10/02/08 2:30pm 10/02/08 2:30pm

Lenovo's S9 and S10 Both Pass FCC Certification Just In Time

The Lilliputian IdeaPads from Lenovo are coming, as we know » 8/18/08 10:00pm 8/18/08 10:00pm, and now they're a little closer, having passed through the FCC's certification process. This is the final regulatory hurdle the IdeaPad and faced before going on sale in the US and comes just in time, as the duo of subnotebooks are expected to . [ via ]

Lenovo Unveils ThinkPad X301 With Centrino 2 and 128 GB SSD

Lenovo is following up on their solid X300 notebook with the Thinkpad X301, which will have the Centrino 2 chipset and the option for a 64 or 128 GB SSD. Set for official announcement next week, the notebook will support DisplayPort, Ultra-Wideband and models with integrated mobile broadband will have GPS navigation… » 8/15/08 6:17pm 8/15/08 6:17pm

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 To Ship With XP In US; No Linux Option

If you're interested in the recently announced Lenovo IdeaPad S10, and you're in the US, we hope you like Windows XP. The US market won't get the Linux option the rest of the sub-notebook's customers will, but any self-respecting Linux user would wipe the drive and put their own favorite flavor on, right? [IT World] » 8/07/08 12:00am 8/07/08 12:00am

New York Times: Analysts Aren't So Big On The Netbook Movement

Today's New York Times has a trend piece on ULPCs/Netbooks/Nettops/Subnotebooks/Mini PCs/*Insert Buzzword Here* and analysts who fear their low prices will spell doom and gloom for the PC industry. They cite the already low profit margins for PC sales as an example of what could drive computer companies into the red.… » 7/21/08 11:13pm 7/21/08 11:13pm

Japan Has Subnotebooks For $1 With Data Plans

I've thought for awhile that the key to selling the super cheap yet very underpowered sub-notebooks that are exploding all over the place would be carrier subsidization, and now a carrier in Japan is taking the the idea and running with it, selling the Eee PC 701 for less than $1 American with a data plan contract,… » 7/11/08 12:40am 7/11/08 12:40am

AMD Developing Low Power CPU for Tiny Cheap Laptops

The cheap, low power processor space for stuff like lil' notebooks is just about the hottest one around, so AMD would be silly to pass it up, especially when it preached the benefits of efficiency long before Intel came around to that school of thought. (Oh, those were the days.) A leaked slide shows AMD might have one … » 6/17/08 8:30pm 6/17/08 8:30pm

Crazy Talk: Why Small Laptops Are Going to Save Windows XP

Windows Vista hasn't been adopted joyfully by the masses, but consumers don't always have a say when it comes to the next Windows OS they'll be using. Most of us have to run whatever comes preinstalled on our machine of choice. And according to Microsoft, starting June 30th of this year, that OS will be Windows Vista » 6/04/08 11:00am 6/04/08 11:00am

Question of the Day: Do You Actually Want a Tiny Laptop?



Man, people are super duper excited about tiny notebooks. At least you'd think so, judging by the tsunami of stuff coming out this week. So, while we might not be able to agree on what to call these things yet, let's start with the most basic question: Do you actually want one, and what for? » 6/03/08 7:00pm 6/03/08 7:00pm

AMD Jumps Into Ultraportables With Low-Cost and High Performance Models

With Computex 2008 in full swing, the sub-notebook announcements are coming fast and furious. First came the Eee PC 901 and 1000, followed by the MSI Wind and the Asus Aspire One. Now we have learned that AMD is entering the fray with two new ultraportables.

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Acer Aspire One: Also Priced To Kick Assus, Soon To Pack 3G

Acer has just announced their new 8.9" Aspire One ultraportable laptop. With a starting price of just $379, configurations include an Intel Atom processor, up to 1GB of RAM and either 8GB of flash storage or an 80GB hard drive as well as a choice between Linpus Linux Lite and Windows XP. Nothing here is out of the… » 6/03/08 9:22am 6/03/08 9:22am

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

Windows XP on OLPC XO Laptop Now Official

Microsoft has officially announced that Windows XP is coming to the OLPC XO with trial runs beginning as early as June. This comes after months of discussion and speculation of when the move would happen. The operating system has been specially modified to run on the computer and support its ebook reading mode, writing … » 5/15/08 8:10pm 5/15/08 8:10pm

Microsoft Goes Big Brother on Low-Cost PC Makers Using XP

According to confidential documents obtained by IDG News, Microsoft plans to issue a list of demands incentive-backed requests to ultra low-cost PC (ULPC) makers interested in Windows XP, such as Asus and OLPC, asking that their screens are smaller than 10.2 inches, hard drives are under 80 GB and touchscreens… » 5/12/08 4:31pm 5/12/08 4:31pm