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Today’s ultraportables are killing yesterday’s ultraportables

The San Francisco Chronicle has an interesting article looking at the OQO and how this handheld computer is faring against ultraportables like the Eee PC. When the OQO first hit the market, there wasn’t really anything like it. The computer is barely bigger than a PDA, but it packs a full version of Windows XP […]

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Asus considers battery upgrades for early adopters

Being an early adopter is tough. On the one hand, you get cool new gadgets before anyone else. On the other hand, you also get them before the bugs are worked out and sometimes before you even really know what you’re getting. When customers lined up in Hong Kong to pick up the new Eee […]

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Report: Windows XP runs (almost) perfectly on the HP 2133 Mini-Note

Good news for anyone who was planning on buying a Linux version of the HP 2133 Mini-Note and installing their own operating system instead of paying a few extra bucks to get a Windows Vista version. Notebook Review forum member jckaylis says he was able to install Windows XP and almost everything worked right away. […]

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Eee PC 900 shows up on eBay

Want an Eee PC 900 but don’t want to wait until May 12th for Asus to begin selling the laptop in the US? There’s always eBay. As AsusEeeBlog points out, the updated Eee PC is already showing up on the auction site. It looks like you should be able to pick one up for around […]

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Eee PC 900 to be available in the US on May 12th for $549

Asus has finally announced the US release date and pricing for the Eee PC 900. It should be available in the US on May 12th, and the computer will cost $549, which is almost $100 cheaper than the European version, as expected, but a bit more pricier than the version available in Hong Kong. At […]

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LG developing widescreen displays for ultraportables

LG is reportedly working on a new line of widescreen (16:10 and 16:9 aspect ratio) displays for low-cost notebooks like the Eee PC and HP 2133 Mini-Note. DigiTimes reports that the company will start with 8.9 inch 1024 x 600 panels, which happens to be the same resolution supported by the upcoming Eee PC 900, […]

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More MSI Wind details: 80GB hard drive, high res display

MSI has released a few more details about its upcoming Wind laptop, including new information about the hard drive and display resolutions. So here are the details as they currently stand: 8.9 inch or 10 inch displays 1024 x 600 resolution 80GB 2.5 inch hard drive Intel processors with clock speeds between 1GHz and 1.6GHz […]