With 2012 behind us we will also see the end of the netbook line of portable computers. Once considered the future, the netbook was kicked out of the race by mobile touch screen devices such as the iPad.
Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos and an associate were recently awarded a patent for a method of protecting a portable device that might include a working airbag.
Google and Samsung have unveiled the latest Chromebook, a netbook powered by Google's Chrome operating system designed to get users immediately online.
At the first day of Siggraph 2012, which is taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Khronos group announced the new iterations of OpenGL API for conventional computers and consoles (OpenGL), as well as mobile devices (OpenGL ES).
Apple is working on a 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display and USB 3.0, according to a report by 9to5Mac.
Who says netbooks are going to extinction? ASUS has recently announced their new Eee PC 1025 Flare series which claims to be the world's fastest netbook that can resume in just two seconds.
With Cedar Trail netbooks finally beginning to penetrate the market, Gateway (now subsidiary of Acer) is next in line with a listing on BestBuy for its LT4004U, a 10.1-inch unit using Intel's Atom N2600 processor.
Although only available in Japan so far, Toshiba has updated its netbooks with Intel's Cedar Trail Atom N2800 processor, although for whatever reason, the company decided to forgo HDMI output, one of the key features of the new Atom models. Presumably we'll be seeing what is known as the Dynabook N301 in Japan in other
Although Intel's new mobile Atom processors were announced at the very end of last year, retail availability of netbooks based on the new processors was meant to start by mid-January, but it's taken Acer until now to get its first product out in the market. The Aspire One D270 is not as you might be
Gigabyte’s notebook division has updated a few of its products in time for CES and we’ve already told you about one of them, the Booktop T1132N. The other two refreshed products are the T1006M convertible netbook and the S1081 tablet, both of which have been given a bump to Intel’s latest Cedar Trail-M Atom processors.
If a teaser video posted by Lenovo on YouTube is anything to go by, Lenovo should be one of the first companies to launch a Cedar Trail-M netbook, although Lenovo seems to have ditched the term netbook in favour of "mini notebook". The IdeaPad S110 should feature the new Atom N2600 processor as well as
We're fairly certain that none of our regular readers are surprised to see the arrival of Intel's Atom N2600 and N2800 Cedar Trail-M based Atom processors today, as we reported about it launching at the very end of the year over a month ago. That said, no products will be available for at least a couple
Looks like Dell has quietly killed their Mini 10 netbooks. If you go to Dell Online Store and try to search for it, you would either not find it, or find that the product is still listed, but no longer available for purchase.
Faced with increasingly tough competition from ARM-powered tablets, mediocre Q3 2011 sales (-32% YoY), and other difficulties, launch of 32 nm "Cedar Tail-M" Atom processors has so far been a troubled affair. At one point this month, there were even strong indications that the new Atom chips won't make it before Christmas. A fresh report,
Details of yet another unannounced Atom N2x00 series processor have made an appearance online courtesy of various online retailers and Samsung, who will be fitting the new CPU in some of its upcoming netbooks. Currently no detailed specs are known, but according to information VR-Zone has seen, Intel is working on an off-roadmap single core
It's surprising how much trouble Intel seems to have with its Atom graphics drivers for the mobile Cedar Trail Atom N2600 and N2800 processors, as the company has been forced to push back the launch a second time. If you were hoping for a new Cedar Trail powered netbook for Christmas, we're sorry to disappoint,
Samsung will be releasing new Windows 8 mobile computers which target working professionals next year. The products will spearhead the change of various devices that rely on Windows as their platform instead of Android.
The flood in Thailand caught manufacturers off guard, but damages and losses are more than initially analysed. The outlook of the hard disk supplies are grimly forecasted to run out at the end of the year, leading to backlash in the first quarter of 2012.
Look at that, Dell has updated its Inspiron M102z notebook with AMD's yet to be announced E-450 and C-60 APUs which comes with a small performance bump compared to the E-350 and C-50 APUs. These are of course AMD's entry level APUs, but this time around it seems like AMD has paid more attention to
The Razer Switchblade, a prototype ultraportable gaming notebook PC that was unveiled at CES earlier this year, claims to be the world's first device to incorporate Intel's latest 1.7GHz Z690 Atom processor for better performance in running 3D games.