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MSI Wind gets price and launch timeframe

MSI has released a few more details about its upcoming MSI Wind ultraportable laptop computer. The company will introduce a series of models with screens ranging from 8.9 inches to 10 inches, and Intel Shelton processors running between 1GHz and 1.6GHz. That;s the old news. The new stuff is this: the computers will cost between […]

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Airis Kira 100 is just like the Nohrtec Gecko in more colors

The Airis Kira 100 is a new low-cost ultraportable that should look familiar. The computer is based on the same reference design as the Nohrtec Gecko. There are only two major differences: the name, and the color scheme. The Kira 100 comes in a variety of bright and mildly unattractive colors. Here’s a refresher on […]

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Germany’s Fukato offers latest notebook to take on the Asus Eee PC

I’m holding out hope that one day every company that wants to launch an Eee PC-killer decides that the best way to compete is to offer a higher resolution screen. But for now we continue to see company after company announce new mini-laptops with 800 x 480 pixel displays. The latest company to join the […]

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GoblinX Mini – lightweight alternative Linux distro for the Eee PC

Like the Eee PC’s hardware, but wish it had an operating system besides Windows or Xandros Linux? There are dozens of other Linux distributions that run on the Eee PC without complaint, and a handful of distributions that even supports the Eee PC’s hardware all the way down to the Fn key shortcuts right out […]

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Guide to overclocking an Eee PC, or how to shorten your battery life

While Asus advertises the current generation Eee PC as having either a 900MHz or 800MHz Celeron processor, depending on which model you buy, the truth is Asus underclocks these chips to run at 630MHz and 570 MHz respectively. This makes sense given the Eee PC’s mediocre battery life. The faster the processor is running, the […]

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Intel, Asus chiefs predict massive growth in low-cost laptop market

If you think there are a lot of low-cost ultraportable computers hitting the market this year, just wait. Intel officials say the company expects low-cost computer shipments to top 100 million between now and 2011. Meanwhile, Asus president Jerry Shen expects to sell 10 million Eee PCs in 2008 and twice as many next year. […]