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Today’s netbooks run OS X about as well as a 4 year old iBook g4

People have been loading OS X on netbooks without Apple’s consent for a while now, and it turns out the operating system runs surprisingly well on many Intel Atom-powered mini-laptops. Sure, an MSI Wind U100 isn’t going to be able to outperform a MacBook Pro with a dual core CPU, but it turns out the […]

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As expected, dual core Atom chips not twice as fast

So here’s a little secret. Processors with dual cores aren’t necessarily twice as fast as single core CPUs. Or rather, they don’t necessarily perform tasks twice as fast, because that’s just not the way most software works. But still, you’d generally expect a dual core chip to handle some tasks better than a similar, single  […]

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Everun Note could be the fastest netbook/UMPC to date

Chippy at UMPC Portal received some documents from the folks at Raon Digital that suggest the upcoming Everun Note mini-laptop will be fast. Like blazing fast. Like faster than most full sized notebooks fast. This shouldn’t be particularly surprising, since the this will also be one of the first netbooks or ultra mobile PCs to […]

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Putting the MSI Wind through the paces

MSI Wind.Net forum member Doody has managed to get his hands on a MSI Wind prototype, and he’s been testing it out and running benchmarks for a few days. One of the main advantages the Wind has over current Netbooks like the Asus Eee PC and HP Mini-Note is the power-saving Intel Atom processor. So […]

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Eee PC 900 solid state disk: Not as fast as Eee PC 701?

For the most part, the Eee PC 900 is identical to the Eee PC 700 series, except it has a larger, higher resolution screen and more memory, right? Well, there are a few other significant differences under the hood. For example, Asus packed two solid state disks into every Eee PC 900. There’s a 4GB […]