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Archos ArcBook: An Android netbook for a measly hundred-and-seventy clams

French tablet, smartphone, soon-to-be-smartwatch, and "connected objects" maker Archos has announced an Android-powered netbook that will be available this June for the low, low price of "under $170" – and yes, as you might have guessed, that means $169.99. Archos ArcBook Modesty can be a virtue (click to enlarge) "Archos …
Rik Myslewski, 13 May 2014
Psion Organiser II

Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?

Way back in 2011 we covered a handy category of portable computer that has completely disappeared. The early A4 portables were a specialist item, much beloved of journalists but not a big hit with the wider world. It took a different design to win those hearts. Psion Organiser II Psion Organiser II Source: babbagecabbage …
Liam Proven, 7 Mar 2014
Atari Portfolio

Ten ancestors of the netbook

Feature Come 2015, we’re told, the netbook will be dead and gone, out-evolved by the more fleet of foot, more desirable media tablet. We shouldn’t mourn the netbook’s passing, though. It has had, in one form or another, a good innings. While some folk may look back to the category’s debut in 2007 with the launch of Asus’ Eee PC 701 - …
Tony Smith, 29 Apr 2013
Eurocom Monster W110ER

Review: Eurocom Monster W110ER gaming netbook

It’s hard to see quite who Eurocom thinks will buy its Monster W110ER “gaming netbook”. Surely any gamer sufficiently hardcore to feel the need to be able to take a high-end gaming system around with them - and the W110ER is a high-end machine - will want to play on a larger screen than an 11.6-incher, especially when it’s …
Nick Hawkesmoor, 17 Dec 2012
Apple iPad Mini

Tablet and laptop sales neck and neck

Brits bought as many tablets as laptops in August, market watcher GfK said today. Good news for tablet proponents, that, but not for the folk making and selling computer kit. They make less money selling slabs than notebooks. So while notebooks accounted for 33.6 per cent of IT sales revenue in August 2012, down from 34.5 per …
Tony Smith, 28 Sep 2012
ipad_big_teaser

Tablets keep UK IT's head above water

UK IT is currently stumbling along a rather rocky road. But for the tablet, times would be rather tougher, market watcher GfK reckons. Looking back over the six months from January to July, and to the equivalent six-month periods in the previous five years, the contraction in sales of desktop tower PCs is very evident. So is …
Tony Smith, 4 Sep 2012
Asus Eee PC X101CH

Asus CEO sounds netbook death knell

Asus CEO Jerry Shen has apparently called time on the company's pioneering Eee PC family of netbooks. Shen has said Asus will make no more of the devices, and when current stocks have shipped that will be that, Digitimes claims. Shen is reported to have blamed the move on falling netbooks sales in emerging markets and upon …
Tony Smith, 3 Sep 2012
Acer Aspire One 725

Ten netbooks

Product Roundup Tablets may have taken the wind out of the netbook's sales, and prompted some manufacturers, Dell and Sony among them, to stop selling them, but if you're looking for a small and, crucially, cheap personal computer for the kids, for offspring heading off to college, or just for emailing while travelling, a netbook is well worth …
Nick Hawkesmoor, 28 Aug 2012
Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD tablet

Tablets to outship laptops in 2016 SHOCK

More tablet market bullishness, this time from research company NPD DisplaySearch. World+Dog will buy more tablets than notebooks from 2016 onwards. Still, DisplaySearch isn't as bullish as Microsoft, which last week said it expects the market to definitively favour tablets over notebooks in 2013. Then, some 715m mobile …
Tony Smith, 3 Jul 2012
Toshiba Portégé Z830-10N Ultrabook

Toshiba America says no to new netbooks

Another sure sign the netbook's day is done: Toshiba's US wing has confirmed it will no longer offer new versions of the laptop-lite machines. Wondering where the heck the Intel Atom N2600-based Toshiba NB510 had got to, US netbook site Liliputing asked the company when the Cedar Trail machine might be expected to arrive …
Tony Smith, 25 May 2012
Toshiba Portege Z830 Ultrabook

Sales show tablets and Ultrabooks not rivals

Intel's hope that it can take on and beat the tablet with skinny laptops - Ultrabooks - may prove unfounded, in the UK at least. That's the conclusion to be drawn from sales value data released by GfK, a market watcher, which shows that while tablets took a greater share of over-the-counter sales in February compared to …
Tony Smith, 30 Mar 2012
Intel Atom

Intel next-gen netbook chip to sport Ivy Bridge graphics

Hardware sites are abuzz with news that Intel is preparing a 22nm Atom chip with a state-of-the-art integrated graphics core on board. The CPU is codenamed Valley View and it'll be part of a platform called Balboa Pier, slides that have leaked out of kit maker Advantech reveal. Balboa Pier will is the follow-up to netbook …
Tony Smith, 23 Mar 2012
Asus Padfone

Asus peddles three-in-one smartphone, tablet, netbook

MWC 2012 Reg Hardware Mobile Week Asus has officially launched its anticipated Padfone at MWC 2012, the all-in-one smartphone, tablet and netbook it announced almost a year ago. Asus Padfone The phone itself features a 4.3in display with the choice of either 16GB or 32GB of storage. There's also an 8Mp camera and 1GB of memory, …
Caleb Cox, 27 Feb 2012
HP Pavilion DM1-4125EA AMD CPU netbook

HP Pavilion dm1-4125ea 11.6in netbook

Review Now that everyone and their dog has or wants a smartphone or tablet, the recent drop in netbook sales can hardly be a surprise. Yet does this mean there is no space for a small, cheap laptop? Of course not and HP’s recently refreshed Pavilion dm1 is a fine example of why I hope the breed never dies. HP Pavilion DM1-4125EA AMD …
Alun Taylor, 15 Feb 2012
Apple iMac

iPads propel Apple to PC market top slot

Apple is now the world's leading personal computer seller, having pushed past HP in Q4 2011, market watcher Canalys said today. Apple shipped 15m iPads and 5m Macs - 20m units that together amount to 17 per cent of the 120m PCs that shipped around the globe during the final three months of 2011. Take the iPads out of the …
Tony Smith, 31 Jan 2012
LG Xnote Z330 Ultrabook

Punters to pick up cheap laptops not Ultrabooks

Ultrabooks are still too darn pricey for punters, with the new skinny laptops' average selling price during Q4 2011 63 per cent higher than that of regular notebooks. Worse, said UK-based market watcher Context, which released the figures today, Ultrabooks are, on average, more than three times the price of a netbook. Context …
Tony Smith, 25 Jan 2012
HP Mini 1104 business netbook

HP pitches 10in netbook at business

HP clearly thinks there's still mileage in the netbook - many of its rivals don't - at the very least as a business device. It has launched a new model, the Mini 1104, to prove it. Unlike consumer-centric netbooks, the 1104 runs Windows 7 Home Premium rather than Starter Edition. HP Mini 1104 business netbook But the spec …
Tony Smith, 24 Jan 2012
Laptop accessories

Ten... laptop accessories

Product round-up Those of you with laptops will undoubtedly agree that even with all convenience of portable computing, there remain compromises aplenty. Yet add a gadget here and there and mobile working can be improved tremendously. Whether it's a tool to keep it cool, a way to boost the audio or simply better ways to keep the darn thing …
Caleb Cox, 18 Jan 2012

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