Installing Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on the HP Mini-Note

If you bought an HP Mini-Note hoping to wipe SUSE or Windows Vista and replace the operating system with Ubuntu, you might be disappointed to know that not everything works out of the box. But then, if you’re the sort of person who’s interesting in buying a brand new computer model and installing a brand […]

Atom shortage could affect next gen ultraportable shipments

Intel’s upcoming Atom processor is designed to be an energy efficient CPU that will provide moderate performance and plenty of power savings, allowing low capacity batteries to run a little longer. So it’s no wonder many PC makers who plan to launch low-cost ultraportables this summer want to put the Atom CPU in them. But […]

Side by side shots of the Eee PC, Cloudbook, and Mini-Note

And here I thought my house was starting to fill up with little computers. While I’ve got an Asus Eee PC and HP Mini-Note, Flickr user Robert Nelson has me beat. He’s got both of those computers, plus an Everex Cloudbook. So if you’ve ever wanted to see how the three computer stack up against […]

Lenovo to launch an ultraportable

Computer maker Lenovo plans to release an 11 inch notebook with a weight of just 2.3 pounds. InformationWeek reports that the IdeaPad U110 will be Leonovo’s smallest laptop to date. The U110 will be available in multiple colors and features an overall more consumer-friendly design than the company’s business focused ThinkPad laptops. The PC will […]

Mini-Note first impressions

I’ve had my HP Mini-Note for a few hours now, and while I’m not ready to write up a complete an thorough review, I thought I’d share a few thoughts. I purchased the $549 model which has a 1.2GHz processor, 120GB hard drive, and runs OpenSUSE. The first time you boot up the computer, it […]