One of the rare success stories of a tough 2009 in tech, the netbook is set to get an overhaul courtesy of Intel's Pine Trail technology. Intel released Pine Trail earlier this week, and a few computer makers have announced new netbooks based on it.
Laptops & Desktops
John Morris and Sean Portnoy deliver straight talk about notebook and desktop computers.
John Morris is a former executive editor at CNET Networks and senior editor at PC Magazine.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
It remains to be seen whether Google will sell a branded smartphone (though it seems increasingly likely), but after a day or two of all Nexus One, all the time, the world has moved on to rumors of yet another Google-branded device. TechCrunch reported that Google will release its own netbook in time for the holidays next year.
This weekend The New York Times published its annual catalog of the Year in Ideas. One of them, Good Enough is the New Great, is a concept derived from a story in the August issue of Wired (The Good Enough Revolution), which noted that some of the most successful gadgets and applications of late are a triumph of mediocre technology over the latest and greatest.
Acer, which last quarter overtook Dell to become the world's second-largest PC manufacturer, is known as an aggressive company. So it's little surprise that the company's chairman, J.
When Asus announced the Eee PC in mid-2007, it promised prices below $200. This coming Black Friday we finally get there.
Low-cost ultra-thin laptops make a lot of sense, but they've gotten off to a slow start (while netbooks continue to grow). But some sleek new models could jump-start the category.
As the end of 2009 approaches, more details about Intel's first 32nm processors are beginning to trickle out.
AMD's analyst's day is an opportunity to see how the company's processor roadmaps have changed over the past 12 months. This year AMD execs said things are ahead of schedule and provided new details on exactly what its new laptop and desktop platforms will offer.
Another laptop has been added to the Core i7-Windows 7 roster. Acer's Aspire AS8940G is an update to the company's desktop replacement with a massive 18.4-inch display.
This year the laptop list was a tough assignment for several reasons.First, the emergence of a new class of ultra-thin laptops--spawned by lower-cost processors from Intel and AMD--has made things more complicated.