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Openbook is (yet another) crowdfunded laptop dock for Android phones

Today’s smartphones do a lot of the things that yesterday’s laptop computers did. You can use a phone for email, web surfing, gaming, and web browsing, among other things. But some activities, like viewing and editing documents can be easier on a device with a large display and full-sized keyboard. Over the past few years […]

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Sylvania G Netbook: The NanoBook isn’t dead yet

VIA may be focusing its attention on the chip company’s new OpenBook reference design for tiny, low-power laptops. But it looks like some PC and electronics makers are still pumping out systems based on VIA’s older NanoBook reference design. Mike Cane spotted a new PC at J&R over the weekend that looked suspiciously like an […]

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Peeking under the hood of the VIA OpenBook

Sure, VIA may have published all the specs for its new OpenBook reference design online. But nothing beats a good video of the insides of a new laptop. So VIA’s Tim Brown shot a little notebook looks like with its case taken apart.The OpenBook isn’t in production yet, so we’re looking at a prototype here. […]

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VIA OpenBook reference design: Meet the new nanobook

Chip maker VIA has introduced the new OpenBook reference design for low cost, light weight ultraportable laptops. The company’s earlier Nanobook reference design was the basis for a number of ultraportables, the most recognizable probably being the Everex Cloudbook. So it’s not that surprising to see that the previously announced Cloudbook Max (due out in […]