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Video: NVIDIA Tegra netbooks playing HD video, Flash

A few new details are coming about about NVIDIA’s Tegra platform for low cost netbooks. First, as expected, these things can handle HD video without using much electricity at all. The Tegra 600 platform can handle H.264 video at 720p resolutions, and the Tegra 650 can do 1080p. And as TechVideoBlog discovered, that doesn’t just […]

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Acer demos Google Android on a netbook… with Firefox

Well, that happened a little sooner than I’d anticipated. I’ve been a bit skeptical of Google Android’s viability as a netbook platform, because I contend that people expect more from a netbook than they do from a cellphone. While stripped down mobile browsers may be good enough for Blackberry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, or Symbian phones, […]

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Wistron N900z: Good battery life, meh performance

Last year Intel Atom powered netbooks were all the rage at Computex. This year, it’s mini-laptops with ARM processors, like the Wistron N900Z. Laptop Magazine’s Joanna Stern  got a chance to check out this little laptop with a Freescale i.MX515 ARM-based processor running at 800MHz. As you’d expect, the system is a bit sluggish compared […]

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Gigabyte introduces “Myou” netbook (rebranded thin note) – Video

Gigabyte is demonstrating its ThinNote S1024 netbook at Computex. Except it’s not calling the netbook “ThinNote” anymore. Instead the laptop has been redubbed the Myou. But otherwise it’s still the same thin and light machine with a 10.1 inch screen, 6 cell battery, and Intel Atom N270 CPU. The computer has a somewhat boxy look […]

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VIA Nano to power thin and light notebooks

VIA may have lost the battle for netbook dominance to Intel, but the chip maker is showing off some recent successes at Computex in Taipei. While the vast majority of 10 inch and smaller netbooks available today use Intel’s Atom processor, the VIA Nano processor appears to be making some headway with slightly large machines […]