Netbooks are so over — for Dell at least. One of the leading computer makers is throwing in the towel on the small and underpowered laptops. From here on out, Ultrabooks will be the way to go.
We've seen plenty of solar powered laptops and netbooks over the years, but they've all been either some sort of concept, or available only in other countries. Now Samsung will start selling one right here in the U.S.
Everybody says netbooks are dead, killed by the new tablet craze. It seems nobody informed Asus because its still cranking Eee PC netbooks out like its 2007. Only now, the Eee PC netbooks are thinner — way thinner.
Asus, a company that literally rose to the top on booming netbook sales knows that the mobile computing space it literally defined with the Eee PC is shrinking. A new DigiTimes report says that the Taiwanese computer company is prepping a super cheap netbook running either Android or Chrome OS to combat the rise of tablets.
The last time we checked in with the fantastic sun readable Pixel Qi screen, it was just a DIY hack. Now it's a full-blown netbook made to order.
When most people think of a netbook, they think small, underpowered and cheap. They don't expect a netbook to have a pair of speakers that won't sound like Tetris on Gameboy. We expect netbooks to sound inferior to larger notebook computers, but Toshiba wants to change that notion.
There's really no way to pound out a real presentation or write a report on a tablet. An onscreen keyboard just isn't capable of keeping up with a physical one. Dell's Inspiron duo is a netbook that can be flipped into a netbook or is it the other way around?
Most people in the market for a low-cost portable computer tend to think that their only choice is between Apple and Windows, but now a third option looks set to shake things up. Linux may have been around for years, but the Jolibook, with its Jolicloud OS, promises to give Linux a new user friendly face.
If you've been trying to decide between an iPad and a cute litte notebook, the Crux360 case may be just the thing to make those discussions moot.
If you've ever tried to use a netbook or iPad out in the sun, you'll know that backlit LCD displays get completely washed out the minute you hit them with lots of light. E-Ink displays work in a different way and don't suffer from this problem, so wouldn't it be great to have a screen that combines the best features of both LCD and E-Ink displays?