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Laptop battery shortage to end by Q3

A fire at an LG Chem plant in March has been affecting laptop battery shipments for the past few months, but it looks like the battery shortage of 2008 could end by the third quarter. Since it’s pretty hard to sell a laptop without a battery, the shortage has already had an impact on computer […]

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Xandros sets sights on non-Eee PC ultraportables

When Asus first announced the Eee PC, the company explained that one of the ways it would keep the price down on its tiny laptops would be by shipping machines that run Linux instead of Windows. But Asus rose some eyebrows with its choice of Linux distributions. While Ubuntu, Fedora, and several other distros have […]

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Hacking the Eee PC 900 screen onto an Eee PC 701

Eee hacker extraordinaire jkkmobile, the guy who brought us the first touchscreen Eee PC mod, has answered the age-old question: will an Eee PC 900 screen work on an Eee PC 701. The answer? Kind of. For the most part, the Eee PC 900 and 701 hardware is identical. Sure, the Eee PC 900 has […]

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Tweak the Eee PC easy mode launcher with Theeemer

Theeemer is utility that makes it easy to change the look and feel of the Asus Eee PC easy mode interface. You can change the backgrounds for the home, internet, work, learn, play, settings, and favorites screens, and even the login screen. ANd the program will also change the colors of the taskbar and program […]

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Asus: Atom shortage will last until September

The world is waiting with baited breath for June, when Intel will launch its low-power, moderate performance Atom processor designed for ultraportable laptops (and by world, I mean Liliputing readers). Unfortunately, demand is going to be so high for these chips that Intel has already said it’d going to have a tough time keeping up. […]

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CTL IL1: The American Dreambook

CTL, the company behind the 2Go PC, plans to bring another low-cost ultraportable laptop to market soon: The CTL IL1. Gizmodo got their hands on a few photos of this computer, and it seemed might familiar, so I dug into the ole Liliputing/Eee Site archives, and found a post about the Dreambook Light IL1, a […]