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Microsoft extends cheap XP offer to low cost desktops

Last month Microsoft announced plans to offer PC makers deep discounts on Windows XP for “ultra low cost PCs.” Microsoft defines ULPCs as computers with 10.2 inch or smaller screens, 1GB of RAM or less, 80GB or smaller hard drives, and 1GHz or slower processors (with exceptions for devices with an Intel Atom or VIA […]

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Peeking under the hood of the Eee PC 901

Just moments after Asus officially announce the Eee PC 901, the good folks at AnandTech posted the photos we’ve all been waiting for. No, not the official press shots. Those have been floating around for ages. Rather, AnandTech took the case apart and snapped a few image of the Eee PC 901’s insides. There aren’t […]

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Gigabyte M912 runs Windows Vista

Gigabyte has gone out of its way to make sure the company’s first low cost ultraportable stands out from the crowd. Not only will the Gigabyte M912 feature a swiveling tablet-style touch screen, but Engadget Chinese reports that it also runs Windows Vista instead of Windows XP. The decision to use Vista is apparently due […]

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AMD intros new chips for ultraportables

It looks like AMD doesn’t plan to sit back while Intel and VIA duke it out over the low-cost laptop market. AVING is reporting that several new computers on display at Computex are powered by an AMD CPU and ATI graphics card. Honestly, it’s hard to make out much from the garbled translation, but jkkmobile […]

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More Acer Aspire One details – Video

Laptop Magazine’s Joanna Stern got some one on one time with an Acer Aspire One today. In a nutshell, she says the computer is one of the most attractive low cost mini-notebooks she’s seen. But while it’s a tiny bit longer than the Eee PC 900, the keyboard is at least as cramped. The Aspire […]