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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 […]

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ECS launches T800, an 8.1 inch, Android powered mini-laptop – Video

ECS is showing off a new mini-laptop that bears a more than passing resemblance to the Sony Vaio P thanks to its small size and widescreen display. The ECS T800 will measure just 246 x 121 x 20mm and weigh about 800 grams. In American measurements, that’s 9.7″ x 4.8″ x .08″ and 1.76 pounds. […]

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Mobinnova introduced élan netbook with NVIDIA Tegra, Windows CE – Video

While you might not really expect much from a mini-laptop running Windows CE, the Mobinnova élan is definitely raising some eyebrows at Computex. That’s because this little 8.9 inch Smartbook is rocking the NVIDIA Tegra platform under the hood. That means it bundles an ARM-based processor with an NVIDIA graphics processor to deliver smooth playback […]

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Acer to launch an Android netbook this year; Asus, maybe not so much

PC maker Acer has announced plans to develop a netbook running the Google Android operating system by the third quarter of 2009. While a number of companies have talked about building Google Android netbooks with ARM processors, it looks like Acer wants to stick with the Intel Atom CPU that it’s using in its existing […]