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“World’s Cheapest Laptop” is just $130 — if you order in bulk

While the OLPC XO Laptop never really hit that mythical $100 price point, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to sell a laptop for little more than a Ben Franklin. Alibaba is selling the so-called “World’s Cheapest Laptop,” for just $130. The only catch? You need to order 50 or more laptops to get that price. […]

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Laptop version Intel Atom CPU costs more than desktop version

The Intel Atom CPU may be designed to provide decent performance at a low price, while using less power than similar chips. But it turns out the “low price” part of that equation is a bit muddy. Network World reports that the desktop version of the Atom, the N230, costs $29, while the N270 laptop […]

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MSI Wind and Advent 4211: Separated at birth, together at last

Sure, you already knew that the Advent 4211 notebook is virtually identical to the MSI Wind. The only major difference is that the Advent PC is only available in the UK and it has Advent branding instead of MSI. But sometimes seeing is believing. Lucky for us, Pocket Lint has access to one of each, […]

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MSI Wind runs faster, longer with Vista than XP?

We already knew that it was possible to install Windows Vista on an MSI Wind. But why would anyone choose to load an operating system that takes up significantly more system resources on a tiny laptop with a relatively low powered CPU? Because you might just get more battery life and a more responsive PC, […]

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AMD to compete with Intel, VIA for netbook love

There’ve been rumors that AMD would be getting into the low-cost ultraportable chip-making business. And now it looks like AMD’s new CEO Dirk Meyer has pretty much confirmed it. Meyer says the company has no plans to start making chips for cellphones or mobile internet devices. But low-cost laptops are another story. The announcement (if […]

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Eee Box coming to America next month

Laptop Magazine is confirming that the Asus Eee Box is headed to the US. The Eee Box is the first desktop PC in the Eee PC lineup. It’s basically a tiny computer with no optical drive, an 80GB hard drive, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a $349 price tag. In other […]