Intel AppUp Center (netbook app store) expands to Europe, Linux

Intel’s AppUp Center offers netbook users a single place to find and download applications optimized for netbooks with small displays and Intel Atom processors. You know, kind of like the iTunes App Store, but for netbooks instead of iPhones. Up until today, the AppUp Center was only available for Windows, which struck me as kind […]

Samsung to become number 2 netbook seller in Europe?

Acer, HP, Asus, Lenovo, and Dell are all known primarily as PC makers. Samsung? Not so much. The company makes consumer electronics ranging from televisions and Blu-ray players to smartphones. But Samsung also makes some of the most popular mini-laptops around, and according to DigiTimes, Samsung is poised to become the number 2 netbook vendor […]

Dell Mini 10 disappears from Dell Europe web site (10v still available)

It looks like Dell has pulled the Inspiron Mini 10 with an Intel Atom Z520 processor from its European web store. When you hit the Mini 10 link from the company’s laptop page, all you see are Dell Inspiron 10v models, which pack 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processors. Dell’s US and Canadian pages for the […]

Mini-notebooks account for 30% of consumer laptop sales in EMEA

Research firm IDC says that 30% of “consumer portable” computer sold in the EMEA region in the fourth quarter of 2008 were mini-laptops. EMEA covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Overall, 3.6 million netbooks were sold in the region, accounting for 20% of overall notebook sales and an even higher percentage of consumer oriented […]