Poll results: How much you would pay for a tablet

Consumer oriented tablet computers are hitting the streets faster than anyone can count. Some of the tablets coming out this year will be budget models meant to function primarily as eBook readers, web surfing devices, or portable video players. Others will have high performance multi-core processors, high resolution displays, long battery life, and these high […]

Motorola XOOM to run $800, require 1 month commitment to unlock WiFi?

The Motorola XOOM is expected to be the first tablet to launch with Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb and the device has been getting a lot of attention since it was introduced at CES last month. But the company hasn’t shared official pricing or launch date details yet. That’s where the leak-and-rumor mill comes in, and […]

Nokia Booklet 3G to sell for €249 with wireless contract in Germany

Nokia has announced that the Booklet 3G will be available from German wireless carrier O2 on October 22nd. The price? €249 or about $365 US. Of course, you’ll need to sign up for 2-year service contract to get that price, at €20 to €25 per month. The Booklet 3G is Nokia’s first netbook. It includes […]

Toshiba to expand its low cost notebook lineup

With netbooks and nettops pulling overall prices for personal computers down, Toshiba president Norio Sasaki says the company plans to launch several new PCs that will cost $599 or less. It’s not clear at the moment whether these new machines will be netbooks along the lines of the Toshiba Mini NB205 or just low cost […]

The Netbook effect: “Laptops over $1000 are basically dead”

One of the reasons netbooks are so popular is that they generally cost less than fuller featured laptops. But in addition to driving down the average price of computers, netbooks have also led consumers to change the way they think about the value of computers… and that’s led manufacturers to drop the prices of higher […]