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Sharp Willcom D4: First Atom PC coming to the US (for a pretty penny)

That Sharp Willcom D4 ultramobile computer I told you about a few weeks ago appears to be headed stateside. But while Japanese customers will be able to pick up a D4 for the equivalent of $395 US with a wireless subscription plan, nobody’s subsidizing the US model. And that means you’ll have to shell out […]

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Medion Akoya Mini: A Mini-Note killer?

Medion is the latest company to announces a low-cost ultraportable that will take on the Eee PC. But looking at the Medion Akoya Mini‘s sleek casing, it’s hard not to compare this computer with the more professional looking HP Mini-Note. The computer will feature a 10 inch screen, an Intel Atom CPU running at 1.6 […]

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Asus Eee PC 900 unboxing video

Reviews of the Eee PC 900 have been making the rounds for a few days. But now that real people who aren’t affiliated with tech magazines are starting to get their hands on the next generation Eee PC, we start to get the stuff we’re really interested in, like this unboxing video from jkkmobile: For […]

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Acer prez: We’ll sell 5+ million netbooks this year

Acer hasn’t even launched their expected low-cost mini-notebook yet, but Acer president Gianfranco Lanci tells IDG News that he expects the company to sell between 5 and 7 million netbooks (Intel’s word for liliputers) this year. The company is expected to launch a sub-$300 laptop with an 8.9 inch display at Computex in June. What […]

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Dell releases more details about low-cost subnotebook (I think)

A few weeks ago, Dell CEO Michael Dell indicated that the company would be entering the low-cost ultraportable market sometime soonish. But there weren’t many details available regarding the actual device Dell would be putting out. That hasn’t really changed today. There still aren’t many details. But there may be a few. Dell has announced […]

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What does the future hold for the HP Mini-Note?

Right now you can pick up an HP Mini-Note in one of 5 configurations. But pretty soon the company will let you mix and match components. Want a 4GB SSD and 2GB of RAM, or a 120GB hard drive and 512MB of RAM? Well, then you’re probably a bit crazy, but you’ll be able to […]

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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 […]