Netbooks archive

  • Vizio Windows 8 all-in-one touch PCs show us a touchpad future
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    Vizio Windows 8 all-in-one touch PCs show us a touchpad future

    By 12 October 2012

    Vizio in the US has unveiled its own Windows 8 delights in the shape of a 24 and 27-inch PC with a full touchscreen, along with two ultrabooks and a notebook, all of which will be landing Stateside before Christmas Placing a heavy emphasis on touch with...

  • Samsung Windows 8 touchscreen netbook teaser video promises IFA reveal
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    Samsung Windows 8 touchscreen netbook teaser video promises IFA reveal

    By 23 August 2012

    Samsung has revealed a video that hints heavily at the launch of a Windows 8 notebook featuring both a physical Qwerty keyboard and a touchscreen. The Korean manufacturer says all will be revealed at its IFA event in Berlin at the end of the month where...

  • Acer Aspire One 756 netbook comes with a choice of processors
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    Acer Aspire One 756 netbook comes with a choice of processors

    By 31 May 2012

    Acer is giving its customers the chance to decide what type of processor they want installed in their new Aspire One 756 netbooks. Consumers can opt for either an Intel Celeron processor (877) or Intel Pentium processor (967/987), depending on what they...

  • Sony upgrades its VAIO S Series laptops with quad-core Ivy Bridge processors
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    Sony upgrades its VAIO S Series laptops with quad-core Ivy Bridge processors

    By 15 May 2012

    Not content with enhancing its VAIO E Series array of laptops, Sony has now added to its S Series range too. Consisting of a 13.3 and a 15.5-inch display models, both laptops feature an uber-svelte waistline which Sony claims makes them ideal for people...

  • Sony adds 15 and 17-inch displays to its VAIO E Series range
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    Sony adds 15 and 17-inch displays to its VAIO E Series range

    By 15 May 2012

    Sony has added a few extra inches to its VAIO E Series range with a 15.5 and 17.3-inch display models. Following in the footsteps of the Sony VAIO E Series 14, both laptops feature the same "wrap-around" design while the 15-inch model sports a VAIO Display...

  • Samsung NS310 review
    Laptops 3 out of 5

    Samsung NS310 review

    By 6 February 2012

    The rounded and colourful case of this sleek and shiny Samsung netbook makes it stand out from the pack, as do the backlit keyboard and light weight. But do the compromises Samsung has made to achieve the style and slenderness mean it's all flash and...

  • Intel boss: Ultrabook killed the netbook star
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    Intel boss: Ultrabook killed the netbook star

    By 4 October 2011

    The message from Intel is clear: that there's not enough room in the PC town for both the Ultrabook and the netbook. Or, at least, that is the impression that Pocket-lint got when we sat down with Kaz Yoshida, president of Intel Japan. Talking after his...

  • Samsung Series 5 Chromebook   review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Samsung Series 5 Chromebook review

    By 18 July 2011

    The idea of the laptop is that it is your mobile office. Everything that the computer at the desk offers you on the go, be it your files, the web, email, or more, repackaged in a handy portable parcel. That idea works when you can take those files with...

  • Google Chromebooks now available... on pre-order
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    Google Chromebooks now available... on pre-order

    By 10 June 2011

    The two consumer Google Chromebooks, from Acer and Samsung, have finally gone on sale. Well, on pre-order, anyway. Both the Samsung Series 5 and Acer Cromia are now available for order from both Amazon.com and Best Buy in the States, with the former also...

  • Fujitsu Lifebook TD40/D hands-on
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    Fujitsu Lifebook TD40/D hands-on

    By 1 June 2011

    Prior to Intel's Computex presentation about its future plans for tablets and netbooks, Pocket-lint spotted that several new devices could already been seen at the the company's booth before hand. And one device that caught our eye was Fujitsu’s Lifebook...

  • MeeGo appears on ultra-thin Asus Eee PC X101
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    MeeGo appears on ultra-thin Asus Eee PC X101

    By 30 May 2011

    As if a glasses-free 3D device and a Honeycomb powered phone and tablet combo weren't exciting enough, Asus has gone and announced a super slim MeeGo powered netbook at this year's Computex trade show in Taipei. The Eee PC X101 is priced in at $199 or...

  • Asus Lamborghini Eee PC VX6   review
    Laptops 2 out of 5

    Asus Lamborghini Eee PC VX6 review

    By 30 May 2011

    Beautifully presented in Asus's signature black coffer, the VX6 is all dramatic angles and chrome inserts as it tries to bring the feel of Lamborghini design to what's essentially a high-end netbook. But is it a luxury sports car or a tricked out go-kart?...

  • Kogan introduces Agora range - brings Android to TV
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    Kogan introduces Agora range - brings Android to TV

    By 14 April 2011

    Australian manufacturer Kogan has added a 7-inch Android tablet, two 12-inch netbooks and an Android-powered set-top-box to the line-up of products offered on its online retail site. Kogan sells all its products through its online store in preference...

  • Watch porn in public with LG's laptop privacy filters
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    Watch porn in public with LG's laptop privacy filters

    By 13 April 2011

    LG Korea has devised a way of hiding sensitive information you're viewing on your laptop from those around you, which includes having a sneaky look at porn. Never again will you have to worry about lunging for the off switch when you've clicked on a NSFW...

  • Acer favours the Iconia Tab W500, we go hands-on
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    Acer favours the Iconia Tab W500, we go hands-on

    By 25 March 2011

    Acer confirmed the details for its Iconia tablet range coming to the UK at a London press event on Thursday. Three devices will be coming to the UK: the Iconia Tab W500, the Iconia A500 and the Iconia A100. If you haven’t already guessed, the W or A...

  • Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2010)   review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Apple MacBook Air 11-inch (2010) review

    By 2 March 2011

    The Apple MacBook Air 11-inch pushes into a new space for Apple, slotting between the existing (and refreshed) Air 13-inch, and above the iPad. It means Apple now has a compact and extremely portable format of computer: Apple had always said they wouldn’t...

  • Toshiba NB550D-10G mini   review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Toshiba NB550D-10G mini review

    By 28 February 2011

    One of the first notebooks with AMD's new “APU” - that's a CPU and discrete GPU combined into one - packed into the case of a netbook that's also crammed with extras like Harman Kardon speakers, the Toshiba NB550 mini is a bit different. Is it an...

  • Dell Inspiron Duo   review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Dell Inspiron Duo review

    By 21 February 2011

    Screen-flipping, keyboard-packing, rugged yet stylish; with its rotating touchscreen, real keyboard and dual core Atom processor, the Inspiron Duo looks as if it ought to be the perfect combination of high-end netbook and tablet. Things start well, for...

  • Fujtsu gives MeeGo its netbook premiere
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    Fujtsu gives MeeGo its netbook premiere

    By 14 February 2011

    The first ever MeeGo OS-based netbook has been launched by Fujitsu, coming during what has been a pretty unsettled week for the MeeGo operating system, due to Nokia putting its eggs in with the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 basket. The Fujitsu LifeBook MH330...

  • Asus Eee PC Seashell 1015PEM   review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Asus Eee PC Seashell 1015PEM review

    By 14 February 2011

    The tapered matte black (or blue, or red or white) case of the Eee PC 1015PEM not only shows far fewer fingerprints than its glossy 1005PE predecessor; it also conceals an unusually feature-packed netbook, for much the same price. The dual-core Atom N550...

  • Jolibook by Vye review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Jolibook by Vye review

    By 10 February 2011

    What do you use your laptop for? While power users will claim that their laptop is their life, for most people it’s surfing the web, checking emails, and the odd bit of video watching. If you fall into that second category then you’ll probably be...

  • PC sales down and here's the stats to prove it
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    PC sales down and here's the stats to prove it

    By 20 January 2011

    New figures released on Thursday show that the PC industry is struggling to battle against the double whammy of tablet computers and the recession. According to figures from IDC - a "global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events...

  • Acer tablets not cannibals, says Taiwanese giant
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    Acer tablets not cannibals, says Taiwanese giant

    By 20 January 2011

    Acer has said that it will be investing more money in bringing tablets to market, but not at the expense of its netbook line-up. The assertion comes after one of the company’s Taiwan-based sales managers mistakenly said that the company was planning...

  • Asus Eee PC Sirocco continues fashion netbook theme
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    Asus Eee PC Sirocco continues fashion netbook theme

    By 19 January 2011

    Asus has launched its latest addition to the Eee PC series of netbooks, the Sirocco, at a glamorous event in a boutique hotel in Taipei, Taiwan with Pocket-lint in attendance. The event is intended to drum up some excitement for what many people believe...

  • Acer tablets to kill off netbooks
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    Acer tablets to kill off netbooks

    By 18 January 2011

    It's no surprise that Acer is going to be launching some tablets in 2011 (who isn't?) as the Taiwanese company revealed to the world that it would at an event back in November. But what is surprising, considering its rich history in the market (and the...