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Rumor: Lenovo, Acer to launch NVIDIA Tegra devices running Google Chrome OS

Someone pass the salt, please, because all we’ve got to go on here is the word of a web site called Shanzhai — which generally covers news of cheap Chinese knockoffs of netbooks and other computers. But Shanzhai.com is reporting that both Lenovo and Acer could launch new netbooks based ont he NVIDIA Tegra platform […]

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ASUS planning ultrathin laptops with CULV processors?

The Asus rumor parade continues today with news that the company may soon have a few ultrathin laptops to compete with the Acer Aspire 1410 and Dell Inspiron 11z. DigiTimes reports that Asus plans to launch two new thin and light notebooks on September 7th, using upcoming 45m chips from Intel. One machine would use […]

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Rumor: MSI to launch Pine Trail-M netbook in December

It’s no secret that Intel is on track to launch its next generation Intel Atom processors later this year. What’s a bit less clear is exactly when we’ll start to see these chips show up in netbooks and other products. Because word on the street is that while the new chips will be more energy […]

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Rumor: Asus to launch Moblin-powered Eee PC soon

Asus may have pulled its experimental Google Android-powered netbook from sight after teasing journalists with it at Computex in June. But that doesn’t mean the company is sticking to Windows and Xandros Linux. Sascha at NetbookNews says a reliable source has told him that Asus will launch a netbook with Moblin Linux in October. Moblin […]

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Report: Intel to kill off Atom Z-series netbook processors

Intel’s Z series of Atom processors use less power than the Intel Atom N270/N280 chips currently found in most netbooks. And that means the handful of mini-laptops using a Z520 or similar processor can get longer run time with the same battery. But these machines also feel much more sluggish when performing CPU-intensive tasks like […]