Posts Tagged netbook

REVIEW – Acer Aspire One Happy netbook

Acer Aspire One Happy Rating: 70 Price: $499 Contact: Acer Phone: 02 8762 3000 Web: www.acer.com.au This new Aspire One Happy from Acer does reasonably in terms of price, overall value and battery life. Its six-cell battery delivered bang-on four hours’ runtime, which is actually below-par compared with other models including Dell’s Inspiron Mini 10 […]

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Apple MacBook Air 11.6 – more the “day book” than a netbook

The new slimmer, smaller 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air has been questioned by some as being Apple’s idea of a netbook. But a netbook the Air most definitely isn’t. For starters, the Air has a half-decent processor in the 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 (Apple doesn’t implicitly say it is this exact chip however, Intel […]

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Is this the world’s smallest netbook?

Netbooks have made a name for themselves for their small size and cost. But since the initial release of ASUS’ first netbook at the back-end of 2007, screen sizes have been increasing, starting at seven-inches, going to nine and now 10.1-inch netbooks are everywhere. The new Viliv N5 is challenging that with what must be […]

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MSI launches netbook with 15-hour battery life

Taiwan notebook maker MSI has lifted the lid on what it claims to be a new netbook boasting up to 15 hours battery life. The new MSI Wind U160DX features fairly traditional netbook fare with Intel’s 1.66GHz Atom N455 processor, 10-inch widescreen LCD panel with LED backlighting and 160GB minimum 2.5-inch hard drive. However, the […]

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HP completes Palm buy-out

Computing giant Hewlett-Packard today announced it had completed its purchase of smartphone and OS maker Palm at $US5.70 per share. In a statement today, the company touted the gains of Palm’s webOS operating system and its Pre and Pixi smartphones as positives for HP into the future. “With webOS, HP will deliver its customers a […]

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