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Asus announces HSUPA support for Eee PC models

Asus has apparently decided that 3G wireless connectivity isn’t enough for its Eee PC lineup. No, instead the company has gone and announced plans to release netbooks with 3.75G support. If you need a refresher on your Gs, that means it’ll support speedy HSUPA data connections with speeds of up to 7.2Mbps for downloads and […]

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First Ubuntu Mobile image released, kinda runs on netbooks

A pre-release version of Ubuntu Mobile has been released. What’s Ubuntu Mobile? It’s a custom version of Ubuntu Linux designed to run on handheld MID devices with 7 to 9 inch touchscreen displays. In other words, UMPCs. Ubuntu Mobile is not the same thing as Ubuntu Netbook Remix, which is designed for netbooks, or small, […]

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S3 Graphics announces new low power GPU for netbooks

S3 Graphics, maker of the Chrome graphics chip used in the current generation HP Mini-Note, is launching a new line of GPUs designed for netbooks and low power laptops. The S3 Graphics Chrome 400 ULP series includes support for DirectX 10.1 and high definition media playback. Three different models will be available. The Chrome 430 […]

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Netbook popularity could hurt notebook sales after all?

Industry insiders have tried to spin the growth of netbooks as a way to grow the overall market for notebooks – and consequently make more money for companies like Intel, Acer, Asus, and HP. But there may be another side to the story: Netbooks are cheaper than notebooks and they typically have lower profit margins. […]

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Sylvania G Magni: Another MSI Wind Clone due out this year

The Sylvania G series of netbooks consists of clones of other netbooks. The first was an Everex Cloudbook (or VIA Nanobook) lookalike, while the Sylvania G Meso is basically an Amtek Elego. Now Sylvania is preparing to launch the Sylvania G Magni, which is essentially an MSI Wind laptop with a big G on the […]