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Hands-on video of the limited edition AstroBoy netbook

It’s cartoony, it comes with special goodies, and it’ll empty your wallet: it’s the limited edition AstroBoy netbook! We’ve known this was coming for a while, though it looks like Brad’s first guess at the price point was a bit off. Rather than the initial $616, the collector’s edition package is going to run you […]

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Fujitsu unveils UH900, wants you to go blind and get carpal tunnel

I love Fujitsu’s build quality. They make good, sturdy notebooks and netbooks and they’re not afraid to try things other OEMs aren’t trying. Like the UH900, which looks like a competitor to the Sony Vaio P series. Unlike the Vaio P — which sports a “massive” 8″ display — the Fujistsu ships with a smaller […]

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Pine Trail: smaller, cheaper – and 20% less energy consumption?

Fudzilla has gotten their hands on a few more details about Intel’s upcoming Pine Trail platform. Most noteworthy is the news that there will be an estimated 20% reduction in power consumption. Some blogs have asked whether this will translate to 20% longer battery life. Not likely, since the power savings here only refers to […]

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Asus Eee PC 1005HR and its 1366×768 display get reviewed

Brad didn’t sound convinced that a 1366×768 pixel¬†high-resolution display would work on a 10-inch screen, but that’s exactly what Asus promised with the Eee PC 1005HR. And now it’s been reviewed by our friends at Netbooked. Their verdict? It’s a well-built netbook offering excellent performance – and the screen doesn’t disappoint. Remember, just because you’re […]

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Jolicloud looks to challenge Google Chrome OS’s speedy boot time

Jolicloud might not have Google’s marketing clout or the giant Google fanboy base which Chrome OS is going to, but they can still put up a good fight. If Tariq Krim and company stick to their guns and respond to the community, Jolicloud could very well garner some mainstream success in the netbook OS business. […]

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Malata touchscreen tablet hits the FCC, coming to the US?

Remember that cheap touchscreen tablet-style netbook from Malata that we spotted last month? It looks like it might be headed to the US after all. The FCC has published some documents (PDF link) related to the PC, which is a pretty good indication that it could be available in the States in the not too […]

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Acer to launch Google Chrome powered netbook in 2010

Acer is apparently aiming to be one of the first companies to launch a netbook with the Google Chrome operating system. DigiTimes reports that the company plans to release a netbook running Google’s netbook-focused OS in the second half of 2010. While early pre-release builds of the Chrome operating system are already available for download, […]

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Android-x86: Install Google Android on a netbook the easy way

Google Android is an operating system designed to run on smartphones, not netbooks. But much of the source code is available, which means that folks have been able to port the operating system to run on machines with x86-based processors for ages. Earlier this year we published an article on how to compile Android from […]