Intel Reports Record Earnings, Forecasts Even Better 2011
By David Needle | Article Published January 13, 2011
CEO Paul Otellini promises chip giant will be more competitive in smartphones and tablets versus ARM and others, and plans push forward on netbooks.
Tags: earnings, Intel, netbooks, processor, Intel Atom
Linux Desktop and Google in 2011
By Matt Hartley | Article Published December 06, 2010
Will Google be the driving force behind Linux adoption in 2011?
Tags: Linux, Google, Chrome OS, Linux downloads, netbooks
9 Linux Desktops for Netbooks
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 02, 2010
Netbooks have substantially expanded the options for Linux desktops.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, free software, netbooks
Toshiba Mini NB305 Netbook: More RAM, Please
By Daniel Dern | Article Published November 03, 2010
Like many of the sub-$400 netbooks, the Toshiba Mini could use some more RAM to turn it into a more fully capable unit.
Tags: iPad, netbooks, netbook review, RAM upgrade, Toshiba
Ubuntu Netbook 10.10: Usability vs. Constraints
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published October 20, 2010
Your comfort with the Ubuntu Netbook depends on whether your work habits conform to the assumptions built into the design.
Tags: Ubuntu, Linux downloads, open source tools, netbooks, netbook
Panasonic Toughbook F9: Ultra-Light, Ultra-Pricey
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published September 08, 2010
Yes, the Panasonic Toughbook F9 laptop is remarkably expensive, yet it has a feature list the justifies the price tag.
Tags: netbooks, laptops, notebook PC, notebook review, netbook reviews
Acer Aspire TimelineX: A Nice Box
By Daniel Dern | Article Published August 19, 2010
Performance-wise, the 4820T is great, and with its specs, that's no surprise.
Tags: netbooks, notebook PC, notebook review, notebooks, Acer Aspire
MSI X350 Notebook: Thin and Light
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published August 16, 2010
The MSI X350 Notebook is almost as thin as the MacBook air, but it is far cheaper.
Tags: netbooks, netbook review, PC buying guide, MacBook Pro, MSI
Acer Aspire One Netbook: Good Graphics, Modest Battery
By Housen Maratouk | Article Published July 29, 2010
This netbook's graphics rival a fully-equipped notebook, yet its computing power takes a toll on battery life.
Tags: graphics, netbooks, netbook, netbook reviews, Acer Aspire
Microsoft Puts Limits on XP for Netbooks
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published June 11, 2010
The company this week tells PC OEMs that they won't be able to package XP with netbooks for much longer.
Tags: Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows XP, netbooks
Top Netbooks Compared: the Eight Best Netbooks
By James Maguire | Article Published May 27, 2010
With most top netbooks now offering similar specs, choosing the best netbook is a matter of selecting which features -- like keyboard design or battery life -- matter most to you.
Tags: netbooks, Atom, keyboards, netbook review, Top netbook
TEO Linux Netbook: Ultra-Sturdy
By Carla Schroder | Article Published May 21, 2010
Made by ZaReason, the TEO Linux netbook runs Ubuntu out of the box and offers easy-to-use portable computing.
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, netbooks, netbook, laptop
HP EliteBook 8440w Notebook: "W" For Workstation
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published May 17, 2010
The HP EliteBook 8440w notebook isn't cheap, but then it claims to offer the equivalent of a workstation in a portable package. Does it live up to its claim?
Tags: netbooks, Notebook, netbook, workstation, notebook review
Laptop as Workstation: HP EliteBook 8440w
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published May 10, 2010
HP touts the EliteBook 8440w as a true workstation, muscular enough for demanding engineering and scientific applications and built with professional-grade graphics. Does it live up to the hype?
Tags: netbooks, Notebook, laptop, workstation, laptop review
Toshiba Tecra A11 Notebook: Business-Class Muscle
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 06, 2010
The Toshiba notebook's speed, storage and memory makes it a robust tool for any business road warrior.
Tags: netbooks, netbook review, laptop, notebooks, business
Google Buys BumpTop 3D Desktop - Maybe With Mobile in Mind
By David Needle | Article Published May 03, 2010
Startup gives Google a flashy desktop user interface, but will Android or the netbook-focused Chrome OS be in the mix?
Tags: cloud computing, Google, Chrome OS, netbooks, cloud app
Encrypt Your Laptop for Top Security
By Laura Taylor | Article Published April 14, 2010
Neither personal firewalls, passwords or recovery software provide the level of security enabled by self-encrypting your laptop's drive.
Tags: netbooks, data protection, notebooks, encrypt, laptop security
Google CEO Eric Schmidt Talks Up Web-Based Enterprise Apps
By David Needle | Article Published April 13, 2010
Wrapping up a one-day summit for CIOs, Google's CEO explains why the company continues to venture beyond its core search services.
Tags: Microsoft, Chrome OS, Google Apps, netbooks, Atmosphere
Web Sites Load Faster on iPad Than Netbooks: Report
By David Needle | Article Published April 08, 2010
iPad truly faster than netbooks? Early analysis by Gomez shows some leading Web sites are optimizing for the iPad, though others have work to do.
Tags: iPhone, iphone apps, iPad, iPad apps, netbooks
Netbook Buying Guide
By Joseph Moran | Article Published March 16, 2010
The plethora of netbook choices may appear remarkably similar, yet the differences in hardware make all the difference for the busy professional. Here are some tips on selecting the best netbook for your needs.
Tags: cloud computing, netbooks, netbook review, netbook, top netbooks
Laptops vs. Lectures: Let's Ban Lectures!
By Mike Elgan | Article Published March 12, 2010
Few would argue with the idea that the Internet, PCs and mobile devices open up massive new opportunities to transform university education. So why the resistance to laptops in class?
Tags: netbooks, Notebook, notebook PC, netbook, laptop
Muscle for Netbooks: Nvidia's New Ion
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published March 03, 2010
Netbooks aren't known as performance machines, yet Nvidia second generation Ion claims to change that.
Tags: netbooks, netbook, nVidia, Ion, netbook reviews
Anjal: GNOME's Evolution for Netbooks
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published February 09, 2010
Anjal, a light interface for GNOME mail reader Evolution, demonstrates how netbooks are affecting open source software.
Tags: Linux, Linux desktop, Gnome, netbooks, netbook
Why You'll Use a Tablet. Yes YOU!
By Mike Elgan | Article Published February 03, 2010
Touch tablets will come out optimized for operating systems ranging from closed (iPhone OS) to open (Linux) and everything in between. Take your pick.
Tags: Android, Apple, netbooks, tablet, Windows Mobile
Will the Linux-Windows Netbook Change the OS Wars?
By Emery Fletcher | Article Published January 08, 2010
Lenovo's new hybrid Linux-Windows netbook, debuted at CES, could be a game changer.
Tags: Linux desktop, Windows 7, netbooks, netbook
Nokia: Businesses Interested in Netbook
By - Reuters | Article Published November 19, 2009
Nokia launched its netbook with the consumer market in mind, yet now sees major corporate interest.
Tags: consumer, IT, netbooks, Nokia, media
Netbook Top Sellers: Acer, Asus, Samsung
By David Needle | Article Published November 06, 2009
Netbooks are enjoying zooming sales figures, with Acer, Asus, Samsung as the top netbook sellers.
Tags: netbooks, netbook, integrated
Toshiba Mini NB205-N210 Netbook: Good Traveler
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published October 14, 2009
Toshiba sells two Mini NB205 models, with and without Bluetooth. Both are good netbooks for their respective prices.
Tags: Windows, wireless, Intel, netbooks, netbook
HP Unveils New Netbook, Ultra-thin PCs
By - Reuters | Article Published September 15, 2009
The PC maker is navigating the downturn by targeting the sweet spot of consumer desire.
Tags: Microsoft, Intel, netbooks, HP, netbook
ZaReason's Linux Netbook Strategy
By Carla Schroder | Article Published September 10, 2009
Linux PC maker ZaReason -- with its Terra A20 -- targets a tough but growing market.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Microsoft, software, netbooks
Microsoft Defends Its Netbook Efforts
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 10, 2009
While some critics claim Microsoft is behind the curve on the booming netbook market, the software giant says otherwise.
Tags: Windows, Google, Microsoft, netbooks, netbook
Netbook Review: Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published September 02, 2009
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 netbook lacks the ExpressCard slot of the prior model, but it offers three USB ports.
Tags: Microsoft, wireless, Intel, netbooks, netbook
Netbooks Zooming Ahead of Laptops
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 01, 2009
Who buys a full-size notebook anymore? Netbook sales are healthy despite -- or perhaps because of -- the recession.
Tags: data, Microsoft, IT, netbooks, laptops
Windows 7 Netbook Batteries: Below XP
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 26, 2009
Tests by leading tech publications indicate that batteries on netbooks running Windows 7 will have a shorter life than those with XP.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, software, Vista, netbooks
Nokia Launches Netbook
By - Reuters | Article Published August 24, 2009
The cellphone market will enter the crowded netbook market with a lightweight unit whose battery reportedly gets up to 12 hours.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, Intel, netbooks, HP
Netbook Review: HP Mini 5101, Business or Fun
By Jamie Bsales | Article Published August 20, 2009
The HP Mini 5101 netbook, with a 95-percent keyboard and a 10.1-inch screen, offers enough capability for business -- or pleasure -- users.
Tags: wireless, Intel, netbooks, HP, netbook
Forget Netbooks, Desktops Rule
By Don Reisinger | Article Published August 20, 2009
The headlines keep coming about Netbooks, yet the small units' capabilities still pale in comparison to good old-fashioned desktops.
Tags: video, Dell, netbooks, e-Mail, desktop
Netbooks Unlikely for Newbies, Intel Says
By - Reuters | Article Published July 30, 2009
First time buyers are far more likely to buy a full-size unit, says an Intel marketing representative.
Tags: consumer, chips, Intel, marketing, netbooks
Netbook Wi-Fi: Which Netbooks Offers Better Wi-Fi?
By Joseph Moran | Article Published July 24, 2009
All netbooks have Wi-Fi, but some netbooks have better Wi-Fi than others.
Tags: wireless, Dell, netbooks, Wi-Fi, Wimax
Lenovo IdeaPad Y450: Cheap and Appealing
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published July 21, 2009
Netbooks have been getting all the love, offering tons of features for cheap. The Lenovo IdeaPad Y450 wants you to know you can also get a full-size for small cash.
Tags: Intel, netbooks, Lenovo, nVidia, notebook reviews
Netbooks Selling Like Hotcakes
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 14, 2009
Remarkably, netbooks have already attained a hefty 20 percent share of the laptop market.
Tags: Linux, Google, wireless, netbooks, netbook
Microsoft Should Be Worried, Part 2
By Chris Nerney | Article Published July 09, 2009
Microsoft Should Be Worried, Part 2
Tags: Google, Microsoft, netbooks, Chrome, OS, operating systems, start-ups
Google Guns For Microsoft With Netbook OS
By Chris Nerney | Article Published July 08, 2009
Google Guns For Microsoft With Netbook OS
Tags: browsers, Windows, Google, Microsoft, netbooks, Chrome, OS, PCS
Netbook Review: Asus 1000HE, the 'Champ'
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published June 24, 2009
With different user needs, it's hard to call one netbook "the best," yet the Asus Eee PC 1000HE has as good a shot as any netbook.
Tags: Windows, Dell, netbooks, HP, asus
Asus Eee and the 'It's Better with Windows' Campaign
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published June 02, 2009
Once a Linux Netbook pioneer, Asus now promotes the joys of Windows but its campaign is decidedly strange.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Microsoft, netbooks, asus
Verizon to Offer HP Netbooks
By - Reuters | Article Published May 15, 2009
The HP netbook is priced at $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year activation on a mobile broadband plan.
Tags: wireless, netbooks, HP, Verizon, Qualcomm
Will Desktop Virtualization and the Rise of Netbooks Kill the PC?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published May 13, 2009
Not in the short term, but longer range factors like Microsofts strategy and ever cheaper netbook chips complicate the issue.
Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, netbooks
Open Source Netbook Protection: Adeona
By A. Lizard | Article Published May 13, 2009
Adeona gets a lot of credit as a top open source laptop/netbook protection app, yet some say it doesn't work as well as intended.
Tags: open source, search, wireless, privacy, netbooks
Asus Eee Top ET1602: Stylish Package
By Joseph Moran | Article Published May 05, 2009
Asus Eee Top PC ET1602 boasts a stylish design, a touch-screen LCD display, and an integrated Wi-Fi. Yet its performance is just okay.
Tags: wireless, netbooks, asus
24 Open Source Apps for the ASUS Netbook
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 28, 2009
Open source apps geared for the ASUS, many of which will work on other netbooks or more traditional laptops.
Tags: open source, Linux, support, netbooks, asus
Open Source Android Netbook Due Soon
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published April 28, 2009
Reports suggest that a Chinese firm will produce the first Android netbook as early as July.
Tags: Google, Android, wireless, netbooks, HP
Ubuntu 'Jaunty' Touts Faster Boot Time
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 23, 2009
Canonical has unveiled Ubuntu 9.04, codenamed "Jaunty Jackalope." Touting a faster boot time, "Jaunty" offers new versions for netbooks, desktops and servers.
Tags: open source, Linux, Ubuntu, netbooks, HP
Is Microsoft Better Without Bill Gates?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 22, 2009
Since the late 1990s it seemed that Microsoft consistently failed to capitalize on the biggest opportunities. Since Gates left last summer, the company seems to be doing everything right.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Microsoft, netbooks, Gates
Top Netbooks: the Eight Best Netbooks Compared
By James Maguire | Article Published April 21, 2009
The top netbooks all offer a similar feature set. So which small portable is the very best?
Tags: netbooks, laptops, netbook, Acer, asus
Windows 7 Tweaked for Netbooks
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 21, 2009
Two versions of Windows 7 will be slimmed down for netbooks, with the focus on a lean and fast OS. But are the OSes too bare bones?
Tags: Microsoft, software, Vista, Windows 7, netbooks
HP Mini 2140 Netbook: Upscale Portable
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published April 20, 2009
With a 10.1-inch screen and an ExpressCard slot, the Mini 2140 is HP's effort to romance mobile professionals or serious students.
Tags: wireless, Intel, netbooks, HP, netbook
Netbook Sales Strong
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published April 17, 2009
Amid a slumping PC market, the low-end continues to be healthy.
Tags: Intel, Dell, netbooks, HP, netbook
Having FUD With Facts
By Chris Nerney | Article Published April 09, 2009
Having FUD With Facts
Tags: Linux, Microsoft, Ubuntu, research, netbooks, NPD, Linux Today
Living with a Netbook: Battery Life to Screen Resize
By Michael Horowitz | Article Published April 06, 2009
Okay, so you've bought that new Acer or Samsung netbook, but how do you extend the battery life, get the best apps and easily resize the tiny screen?
Tags: Firefox, Internet Explorer, netbooks, battery, policy
Netbook Market Challenges Windows
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published April 03, 2009
Clearly Windows is the top dog in the emerging netbook market, but the competition seems tougher all the time.
Tags: Linux, Windows, Google, Microsoft, netbooks
The 10-Minute Netbook Guide
By Jamie Lendino | Article Published March 31, 2009
Buying a netbook? Heres everything you need to know to make the right decision.
Tags: Linux, Windows, netbooks, netbook, asus
Newest Netbook Competitor: Verizon
By Michelle Megna | Article Published March 28, 2009
The telecom provider has a chance if it can offer lower connection fees than its competitors.
Tags: wireless, netbooks, Verizon, carriers, voice
Netbook Review: HP Mini 2140, the 'Mobile Professional'
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published March 25, 2009
The HP Mini 2140 netbook is HP's first netbook targeted at the professional crowd. We find it handsomely understated, or, if you prefer, understatedly handsome.
Tags: Microsoft, wireless, Intel, netbooks, HP
Netbooks, Linux and the Lenovo S10
By Carla Schroder | Article Published March 18, 2009
A look a the netbook world, focusing on the Lenovo S10 netbook and open source software.
Tags: Linux, wireless, netbooks
Netbooks: Hackers Private Data Gateway
By - Reuters | Article Published March 03, 2009
Today's popular low-cost netbooks may offer hackers security holes to steal personal data.
Tags: security, Dell, marketing, netbooks, virus
Best Netbook OS: Ubuntu vs. XP vs. Windows 7
By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | Article Published February 11, 2009
Each of the operating systems has its strengths and weaknesses, but which does best given the limits of a netbook?
Tags: Linux, Ubuntu, Windows 7, netbooks, XP
Netbook Linux at a Crossroads
By Jamie Lendino | Article Published February 02, 2009
The mixed reactions Linux-based netbooks generate among mainstream users are not an indication of failure -- theyre a learning opportunity for developers.
Tags: open source, Linux, Linux desktop, netbooks, handhelds
Netbooks: Permanently Shaking the Laptop Market
By Vince Freeman | Article Published January 13, 2009
Netbooks they're now everywhere. Vendors are busily working on netbook product lines, promoting their current editions and quickly adding newer revisions.
Tags: Linux, Intel, netbooks, HP, AMD
Why Netbooks Aren't There Yet
By Jamie Lendino | Article Published December 01, 2008
Screen size, keyboard comfort, and CPU power are common netbook drawbacks, but they're not the real problem heres what needs to happen for netbooks to really take off.
Tags: Linux, Windows, iPhone, Intel, netbooks
One Guy, 3 Netbooks
By Michael Horowitz | Article Published November 24, 2008
Reviews of the Acer, Asus and MSI Wind netbooks from a tech reporter who purchased all three.
Tags: Linux, Microsoft, netbooks, Acer, asus
Netbook Smackdown: Compare the Six Top Netbooks
By James Maguire | Article Published November 17, 2008
The netbook race is on, with units from Asus, Acer, HP, Dell, Lenovo and MSI. Who makes the best netbook?
Tags: wireless, Dell, netbooks, HP, asus
Why You'll Buy a Netbook On Black Friday
By Mike Elgan | Article Published November 12, 2008
Ten tips for scoring a sweet netbook. Because you can never be too rich, too thin or have too many netbooks.
Tags: Linux, Microsoft, Dell, netbooks, HP