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One Mix 4 mini-laptop review: 10 inch convertible with Intel Tiger Lake

Laptop computers have gotten thinner and lighter in recent years, with a handful of major PC makers releasing models that weigh around 2 pounds or less. But the One Netbook One Mix 4 may be in a category of its own. It’s a 1.7 pound notebook with a 10.1 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel touchscreen […]

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Lenovo LAVIE MINI is an 8 inch mini-laptop with Intel Tiger Lake, gaming and desktop accessories

It’s been years since a major PC maker has released a Windows laptop with a screen smaller than 10 inches, leaving that space largely to smaller Chinese companies like GPD and One Netbook. But now Lenovo is getting into the handheld computer game with the introduction of the LAVIE MINI. It’s a convertible notebook with […]

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One Mix Yoga is a 7 inch, pocket-sized laptop… and tablet

GPD isn’t the only company making mini laptops with 7 inch displays. A company called One Netbook has a new mini notebook that looks suspiciously similar to the GPD Pocket at first glance, but the One Netbook One Mix Yoga has a few distinguishing characteristics… Including a touchscreen display, a convertible design that lets you […]

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Crowdfunding means Netbooks don’t have to be cool (or popular) to be successful

The GPD Pocket is a notebook with a 7 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel display, a quad-core Intel Atom Cherry Trail x7-z8700 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. GPD is running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for the Pocket and offering models with a choice of Windows or Ubuntu software. In some ways […]

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Jide releases Remix OS for 32-bit PCs (older notebooks, tablets, etc)

Remix OS is a version of Android designed to feel like a desktop operating system. In January the developers at Jide released an alpha version for PCs, allowing you to run Android apps and games on many computers… but only if they had 64-bit processors. Now Jide has released a build that works on 32-bit […]

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Asus EeeBook X205 budget Windows laptop review

Asus practically invented the netbook with the launch of the Eee PC line of low-cost, mini-laptops in 2007. While the netbook moniker has fallen out of fashion in recent years, there’s no shortage of inexpensive portable computers these days, including Chromebooks, 2-in-1 tablets, and more basic laptops. Still, Asus has a longer history in this space […]

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Asus EeeBook X205: the netbook reborn as a $199 notebook

Asus basically created the consumer netbook market when the company launched its first Eee PC in 2007. While netbooks have largely passed out of fashion, the legacy of thin, light, and cheap mobile devices lives on in a growing number of inexpensive Windows tablets and notebooks. Now Asus is getting back to its roots with the […]