Intel’s Classmate PC laptop gets a Bay Trail speed boost

Intel is updating its reference design for mini-laptops aimed at students. The new Intel Classmate PC is a 10 inch laptop with an optional touchscreen display, a camera that rotates to face forward or back, and an Intel Celeron N2806¬†processor. That chip is based on the same Silvermont/Bay Trail technology as the Atom processors used […]

Gateway/Packard Bell launch 10 inch mini-laptop: Return of the netbook?

Are netbooks making a comeback? A few years ago it was hard to visit a coffee shop without spotting someone using an inexpensive 10 inch portable notebook, and virtually every major PC maker had a netbook to offer. But as tablets grew more popular, ultrabooks brought thin and light design to higher-powered notebooks, and Intel’s […]

ASUS Transformer Book T100 Windows tablet hybrid up for pre-order for $350 and up

The Asus Transformer Book T100 is a 10 inch tablet with an Intel Atom Z3740 Bay Trail quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, Windows 8.1 software, and Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student. It’s expected to ship starting October 18th, but now you can pre-order a Transformer Book T100 with 64GB for $399¬†from Amazon. Or you […]

Newsmy Newman Q20 is an 8.9 inch netbook/tablet convertible

Major PC makers may have pulled the plug on netbooks, but that doesn’t mean there’s not room for one more. Chinese tablet maker Newsmy has introduced a new 8.9 inch mini-laptop with an Intel Atom processor and an adjustable touchscreen display that lets you use the computer like a tablet. It’s called the Newsmy Newman […]

Android netbooks with Allwinner dual, quad-core processors

Most major PC makers may have left the netbook market for dead. But Chinese vendors have continued cranking out cheap mini-laptops with 10 inch or smaller displays. Some models run Windows, but many of the cheapest feature inexpensive ARM chips and run Android or Windows CE. But it looks like some slightly more powerful models […]