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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 […]

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Surcouf La Révolution: Overpriced French Nanobook

France’s Surcouf plans to launch an ultraportable notebook that looks a lot like the Everex Cloudbook because they’re both built on the same VIA Nanobook reference design. But just so you don’t confuse La Révolution with the Cloudbook, this one comes in white or gold. Or at least, it’s got some gold coloring. I’m going […]

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Intel, Asus chiefs predict massive growth in low-cost laptop market

If you think there are a lot of low-cost ultraportable computers hitting the market this year, just wait. Intel officials say the company expects low-cost computer shipments to top 100 million between now and 2011. Meanwhile, Asus president Jerry Shen expects to sell 10 million Eee PCs in 2008 and twice as many next year. […]