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Qualcomm Snapdragon platform to power Acer, Asus and Toshiba devices

Covering the netbook space, I read a lot about Intel, VIA, and AMD, and ARM processors. But another company, Qualcomm is building a platform, that it says will be ideal for netbooks and other low power devices. A few weeks ago we got a glimpse of  a few prototype netbooks based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon […]

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AMD’s netbook plans: Boost battery life, video performance

Up to now, AMD has spent more time bashing netbooks’ limitations as low power computing devices instead of pushing technology that can make them more powerful. But it looks like that could soon change. AMD is expected to announce a new chip this week aimed at low cost portable computers like netbooks and MIDs (Mobile […]

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VIA starts shipping its Intel Atom competitor, the VIA Nano

The Intel Atom CPU has been all the rage this summer with netbook makers. Companies including Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, Acer, and Asus have all released or announced low cost ultraportable laptops sporting the power saving CPU.  And chip maker VIA wants in on the action. VIA’s C7-M CPU shows up in a handful of current […]