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Lenovo Ideapad U160 thin and light laptop spotted in the wild

The IdeaPad U160 is Lenovo’s sequel to the IdeaPad U150, which I reviewed earlier this year. Like the U150, the new model features an 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixel display, a full size keyboard, and Windows 7 Home Premium. But the recently introduced IdeaPad U160 will come with Intel’s latest generation low power processors, […]

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The VIA netbooks of Computex 2010 – Video

If you live in the US, you might think that chip-maker VIA lost the netbook wars. In 2008 HP launched a 9 inch netbook with a VIA C7-M processor, and in 2009 Lenovo released a 12 inch mini-laptop with a VIA Nano processor. And that’s about it. Intel has pretty much dominated the ultraportable space […]

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Viliv X10 Windows tablet previewed

Viliv is working on two versions of the X10 tablet with a 10 inch capacitive multitouch display. A few days ago we got a good look at the Viliv X10 running Google Android with an ARM-based processor. But the company also has a prototype with an Intel Atom Z520 CPU that runs Windows 7. Jkkmobile […]

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HP shows off a Classmate PC for students

HP has been targeting its Mini 5101 and 5102 netbooks at education markets since the get go. But it looks like HP may have a new education oriented mini-laptop up its sleeve. Engadget’s Joanna Stern spotted an HP Classmate PC netbook running SUSE Linux 11 at Novell’s Computex booth this week. The netbook features a […]

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MSI introduces two netbook concepts: MSI La Mode and Serene

MSI has quietly introduced two new netbook concept designs. There aren’t a lot of details about the MSI La Mode and MSI Serene at the moment, but here’s what we know: MSI Serene This model will be a fanless netbook using “MSI’s thermal technology” and heat dissipation. Because there’s no fan, the 10 inch netbook […]

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DigiLife iOne: Would you like a pico projector with your tablet?

A lot of the tablets PC prototypes making the rounds today feel like netbooks with the keyboard chopped off. But the folks behind the DigiLife iOne have decided to use the extra space that afords to add something unexpected to their 10 inch tablet — a pico projector. The DigiLife iOne is just a concept […]

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Linpus Linux: Now with netbook, slate, MeeGo editions

The first Acer netbooks to hit the market in 2008 were running Linpus Linux Lite, a custom Linux distribution optimized for small screens. While you don’t see many Linux netbooks anymore, the folks at Linpus haven’t given up on the mobile space, and they’re showing off the latest versions of Linpus for netbooks and tablets. […]