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Operating system news roundup

Acer, Asus, and MSI may have been busy making headlines this week, but not everything is about hardware. Microsoft and Xandros both made moves this week that could have a major impact on the low cost ultraportable laptop market: Microsoft softens its stance on Windows XP for low cost computers: While Microsoft may have stopped […]

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Amtek Elego: Ugly but promising tiny laptop

While some computer makers try to set themselves apart from the competition by offering additional features or a lower price, Amtek seems to be taking a different approach. On paper, the upcoming Amtek Elego PC looks pretty much like every other low-cost ultraportable: Display: 8.9 inch 1024 x 600 pixel CPU CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom […]

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Some new members of the "Eee Family"

Leave it up to LAPTOP Magazine to pull out all the stops and help ASUS with its next line of Eee PC products. Ok, we don’t really want a lot of these gadgets to start appearing in the Eee family but the brilliant and beautiful folks over at Laptopmag.com came up with some pretty clever […]

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What is a Liliputer? A brief introduction to Liliputing

Defining characteristics of a liliputer: Low cost (typically under $600) Tiny (10.2 inch or smaller display) Unlike many UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs), all liliputers have keyboards Most liliputers feature cheaper, slower components than contemporary laptops. But with the introduction of the Intel Atom and VIA Nano CPUs, this is changing. Introduction to Liliputing: Over the […]