Articles about Windows Xp Home Edition

MSI Wind Top AE1900

MSI Wind Top AE1900

Review All-in-one PCs have been around for ages and it’s not hard to understand their appeal. They feature the wire-free tidiness of a laptop, combined with the big screen of a desktop PC. The concept sustains many admirers, with Apple’s iMac range doing very well indeed with just such a form factor. MSI Wind Top AE1900 MSI's Wind …
Paul Monckton, 12 Oct 2009

Dell punts germ-free netbook for school kids

Dell is now flogging a series of colorful netbooks aimed at the clumsy, snot-nosed germ-factories affectionately known as school children. The new Dell Latitude 2100 netbook line for the educational sector can be loaded with custom kid-intended kit like an antimicrobial keyboard, rubberized kickball-like exterior, and a …
Austin Modine, 19 May 2009

Verizon hangs 3G contract on HP netbook

Verizon will unleash its 3G netbook over the weekend, and - as expected - it's an HP. The HP Mini 1151NR netbook will hit the Verizon website and US Verizon stores on Sunday, May 17, the company announced today. It will be priced at $249.99 - though Verizon prefers to call that $199.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate. Naturally, …
Cade Metz, 14 May 2009
Asus Eee Box B206

Asus Eee Box B206

Review On the outside, there's little to distinguish the Asus Eee Box B206 from its predecessor - put the two side by side and you'd be hard pressed to spot the difference. The only real external clue is the DVI connector on the back of the original Eee Box has been replaced by an HDMI port instead. Asus Eee Box B206 Asus' new Eee …
Will Head, 07 May 2009
Advent AIO-100

Advent AIO-100

Review At first glance, you could be forgiven for mistaking the Advent AIO-100 for just a normal 18.4in monitor with what looks like a very sturdy base. However, inside that oversized foot sits a full working PC. Advent AIO-100 Advent's AIO-100: netbook internals The AIO-100 uses components you're more likely to see living inside …
Will Head, 08 Apr 2009

Asus Eee PC S101 luxury netbook

Review Asus pretty much started the whole Small, Cheap Computer ball rolling with its first Eee PC just over a year ago. But now there are hundreds of the darn things, from every manufacturer imaginable, so how does Asus ensure it stays at the forefront of the market? By going high end, it seems - which is what it has done with its …
Will Head, 20 Nov 2008

Asus Eee Box Atom-based desktop mini PC

Review Asus' Eee marque may be associated with laptops, but it's been applied to desktops too, specifically the Eee Box, a slimline unit designed to stay in one place. The key to this Eee is still low-cost laptop technology: Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, the same chip used in Asus' top-of-the-line Eee portables. It's backed …
Tony Smith, 10 Oct 2008

Fujitsu leaks netbook news

Fujitsu Siemens Computers has expanded its Amilo PC range with a netbook addition. The Amilo Mini is based on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor running on Windows XP Home edition. Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from What really sets the machine aside from other netbook rivals, such as Lenovo’s S9 and S10, …
James Sherwood, 08 Aug 2008

Intel Classmate PC lands in UK for £239

Intel's kid-friendly cut-price computer concept has come to the UK courtesy of local supplier Actronix. Dubbed the JumPC, the Small, Cheap Computer is based on a 900MHz Intel Celeron Mobile processor and the chip giant's 915GMS chipset. It has 512MB of DDR 2 memory on board and 2GB of Flash storage - though you can select a …
Tony Smith, 17 Jul 2008
Windows Vista teaser

Microsoft says ‘hasta la vista XP’ - well, kinda

Microsoft yesterday sent customers a letter reaffirming its plans to kill off Windows XP sales at the end of June and that system builders can continue to ship machines loaded with the OS until early 2009. That widely-known caveat has been viewed by many as a considerable insurance policy for the software giant, which has …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Jun 2008

Asus Eee Box to debut in UK... minus Linux

Exclusive Asus will bring the Eee Box desktop to the UK in August. However, the company confirmed to Register Hardware that machine will initially only ship with Windows XP Home Edition. The compact desktop contains not Intel's desktop-oriented Atom 230 processor, as anticipated, but the less power-hungry notebook version, the N270, …
Tony Smith, 19 Jun 2008

RM relaunches Eee PC 900 as miniBook

UK education computing specialist RM - the firm formerly known as Research Machines - has announced its version of the Asus Eee PC 900. It'll sell the machine to schools for a mere £285 for the Windows XP model. Dubbed the miniBook, the RM machine matches the spec of the Asus-sold model exactly: 8.9in, 1024 x 600 display; …
Tony Smith, 16 Jun 2008

Medion takes aim at Asus' Eee

Medion, Europe's prime purveyor of low-cost PCs, phones and satnavs, is taking on Asus' Eee PC. Its Akoya sub-notebook will come in MacBook-like shiny black and white versions, sport a 10.2in display and cost just €399 ($620/£318). Medion hasn't detailed the Akoya's processor specifications, but Intel's Atom has to be the most …
Tony Smith, 20 May 2008
The Register breaking news

Aliens, astronauts and Pope partition PC World

Comments It's been a while since astronauts were last in the public eye, but recently a bunch of them have been quoted as saying that aliens exist. Well, they should know, having undoubtedly exchanged glances with little green men through the windows of their space station. The government suppressed news of these encounters, naturally. …
Robin Lettice, 19 May 2008
Windows Vista teaser

'We could wake up smarter' - Ballmer hints at Win XP reprieve

Windows XP could yet be reprieved from end-of-life, if enough customers demand it, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today. Speaking at a news conference in Belgium Ballmer said: "XP will hit an end-of-life. We have announced one. If customer feedback varies we can always wake up smarter but right now we have a plan for end-of- …
Kelly Fiveash, 24 Apr 2008

Asus launches second-gen Eee PC

Updated Asus has formally launched the second generation of the diminutive Eee PC sub-notebook, the 900. It confirmed the specs announced when it first unveiled the little laptop, but it was decidedly coy when it came to the machine's CPU. Asus Eee PC 900 Asus' Eee PC 900: bigger screen, more storage space The 900 is based around …
Tony Smith, 16 Apr 2008

Linux-less Eee PC launched in Japan

Asus has formally launched its bonsai laptop, the Eee PC, in Japan, pre-installing the machine with Windows XP Home Edition rather than Linux. The machine's specifications proved to be those of the standard 4GB solid-state disc model - the Eee PC 701, aka the 4G, though in Japan it's called the 4G-X. In addition to 4GB of …
Tony Smith, 23 Jan 2008

Monitor maker aims sub-notebook at Asus Eee PC

Fancy Asus' tiny Eee PC but put off by the equally diminutive spec? Monitor specialist Belinea's micro laptop may be just the ticket: it's got the same 7in screen as the 4GB Asus, but comes with double the memory, 20 times the storage capcity and a 1.2GHz CPU. To be fair, it'll set you back a little more than the Eee PC …
Tony Smith, 20 Dec 2007

Packard Bell pitches UMPC-like laptop

When a manufacturer unveils a computer with a 7in display but with practically notebook-class capabilities, most observers might assume it's a UMPC. However, Packard Bell claims the latest addition to its EasyNote range really is a notebook - it just happens to runs on a UMPC chipset. Packard_Bell_EasyNote_XSv2 Packard …
James Sherwood, 05 Sep 2007

Intel vs AMD - integrated graphics shoot-out

Head-to-Head Make no mistake about it, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor struggles to compete with Intel's Core 2 Duo, and the upcoming four-core Core 2 Quad will move the goalposts even further away. Which gives AMD a major problem until it starts to roll out Athlon 64 X4 mid-2007. Meanwhile, it can’t rely on sales of mobile …
Leo Waldock, 15 Dec 2006
The Register breaking news

Japan offered UMPC-like laptop

kohnjinsha sa1f00a micro notebook Ladies and gentlemen, will you please welcome one of the world's smallest notebooks: Kohnjinsha's diminutive SA1F00A, an ultra-compact laptop fitted with a 7in, 800 x 480 display, up to 1GB of memory, a 40GB hard drive, 802.11b.g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, Ethernet and - unlike all those UMPC …
Tony Smith, 07 Nov 2006

Japan's Brulé touts would-be crème of UMPC crop

Ladies and gentlemen, the world has another UMPC. The latest is the Vega from Japanese supplier Brulé - the crème de la crème of ultra-mobile PC providers, perhaps? - which is based around a 4.3in, 800 x 480 display and an AMD Geode LX800 processor. There's 512MB of RAM on board and a 4,200rpm 30GB hard drive. raon digital's …
Tony Smith, 18 Oct 2006

Microsoft posts Windows XP Home Edition security fixes

Microsoft has posted its monthly round-up of Windows security updates targeting, among others, owners of Windows XP Home Edition- and Windows XP Media Center Edition-based PCs. The update, released through the operating system's auto-update feature, comprises ten individual security tweaks, six of which are described as " …
Hard Reg, 11 Oct 2006

Microsoft Canada spills Vista pricing

Microsoft today provided the most concrete evidence to date that it will actually ship Windows Vista. It released pricing for the operating system on its Canadian web site by mistake. According to Microsoft's own site, the Home Basic version of Vista will ship at the same price as Windows XP Home edition – US$233. Customers …
Ashlee Vance, 29 Aug 2006

Microsoft lights upgrade path to Windows Vista

Microsoft has published the long-anticipated upgrade paths for moving PCs from old versions of Windows to Windows Vista. That's the good news. The bad news (for most users)? You're gonna have to back up all your files and desktop settings for re-installation, along with all your PC applications, once Windows Vista is up and …
Gavin Clarke, 02 Aug 2006

Sony unveils Flash-based UMPC

Sony has extended its Vaio UX ultra-mobile PC line by introducing a model that drops the hard drive in favour of a Flash-based storage unit. There's a catch, of course: the machine's storage capacity is down to 16GB from the 30GB of the HDD-based original. The Flash versions' other specifications match those of the UXs Sony …
Tony Smith, 27 Jun 2006

Sony revives mini PC line for UMPC era

Sony will ship its Vaio UX UMPC on 27 May, the consumer electronics giant said today. The successor to the company's U series of handheld mini PCs will ship as the retail-oriented UX-50 and as the Sony-sold UX-90S and UX-90PS. As expected, the UX-50 will contain a 1.06GHz ultra-low voltage Intel Core Solo U1300 processor …
Tony Smith, 16 May 2006

Japan offered micro Mac Mini rival

Japanese consumers will be able to buy one of the world's smallest PCs next month when local vendor Third Wave ships what it calls the Prime Super Mini - a desktop machine smaller than a 12in notebook computer. third wave compact pc The compact machine takes up a little more space than Apple's Mac Mini - it's 17.2 x 22.6cm …
Tony Smith, 21 Apr 2006

Averatec touts 3G, Wi-Fi UMPC

Notebook specialist Averatec will ship its take on the ultra-mobile PC concept this autumn, offering a handheld Windows XP Home Edition-based machine with a keyboard that sits underneath a slide-out 5in, 1,280 x 1,204 touch-sensitive screen. averatec ahi umpc handheld Dubbed the AHI, the handheld is based on an Intel …
Tony Smith, 13 Apr 2006

Fujitsu unveils Blu-ray 37in HD PC-TV

Fujitsu will this month ship a monster high-definition PC-TV hybrid that incorporates not only four TV tuners - two for digital and two for analogue broadcasts - but also twin 300GB hard drives and a dual-layer enabled Blu-ray Disc recorder. The FMV Deskpower TX series builds a full PC into a 37in, 1,920 x 1,080 LCD TV. The …
Tony Smith, 11 Apr 2006

Gateway UK unveils dual-core desktop

Gateway UK today unveiled its latest notebook and desktop PCs, pitching the products at consumers and small businesses needing performance on a budget price. The roll-out also takes in Intel's latest dual-core desktop processor technology. That said, the notebooks feature previous-generation CPUs: the new MX6640b, MX6638b and …
Tony Smith, 13 Mar 2006

Lenovo unveils 3000 series notebooks, desktops

Lenovo yesterday introduced the first of its own-brand notebook and desktop PCs to be offered globally. The move comes as market watcher iSuppli said the company had become the world's third-largest PC maker, behind Dell and HP. lenovo 3000 series desktops The 3000 J series desktops are pitched at small businesses, Lenovo …
Tony Smith, 24 Feb 2006

Windows support program bent to fit

Microsoft's Windows maintenance program is in the spotlight as the company has admitted to bending its support rules over security while cutting support to users of Windows XP Home Edition early. The company has said it will, in future, release security updates for products that would normally not receive updates as they'd …
Gavin Clarke, 12 Jan 2006

Rock resurrects Quaddra AMD-based notebooks

UK system builder Rock is to revive its Quaddra notebook range, this time equipping the machines with AMD's Turion 64 processor family. Rock is preparing two Quaddras, dubbed the 'Mobility' and 'Performance' models, respectively. The first is driven by a Turion 64 MT-34, clocked at 1.8GHz and consuming up to 25W of power. It's …
Tony Smith, 24 Nov 2005

ATI pitches for PC-TV convergence

ATI today unveiled a new consumer brand covering high-quality video performance across platforms, from TVs to PCs. Dubbed Avivo, the technology builds on the experience ATI gained developing and selling its Xileon line of image processing chips for digital TVs. The brand encompasses a range of image enhancement features, all of …
Tony Smith, 20 Sep 2005

Dual-core AMD Athlon 64 benchmarks emerge

The first dual-core Athlon 64 benchmarks have appeared on the web, courtesy of an Italian-language hardware site and an unnamed Taiwanese OEM. The site, Hardware Upgrade, tested a 2.4GHz dual-core sample chip using the same CineBench 2003 test Intel used at its Developer Forum earlier this month to show off the speed benefits …
Tony Smith, 15 Mar 2005
The Register breaking news

EU balks at Windows Reduced Edition

The EU has scotched the name Microsoft had planned for the unbundled versions of Windows that it must ship in Europe as result of last year's antitrust decree. Microsoft had planned to call the products, both of which include a third-party replacement for its own Media Player, Windows XP Home Reduced Media Edition and Windows …
Andrew Orlowski, 31 Jan 2005
For Sale sign detail

Dixons to offer Philips Wi-Fi PCs

UK consumer electronics retail chain Dixons has partnered with Philips to bring the Dutch manufacturer's Freeline range of home wireless PCs to the High Street. The move will see Philips return to the UK PC market after many years absence. The initial Freeline line-up comprises a pair of notebooks and four slimline desktops. …
Tony Smith, 24 Nov 2004
The Register breaking news

AOL, Inc in cheap PC offer

America Online is to flog affordable PCs in the US in a bid to sign up new punters to its Internet service. The "AOL Optimized PC" will cost $299.99 (£165) with punters committed to spend a further $23.90 (£13) a month for 12 months for AOL's Net service. The package is to be made available shortly. With AOL losing punters, it …
Tim Richardson, 12 Aug 2004
The Register breaking news

How to order WinXP SP2 now

Microsoft has unveiled the web page from which end users can order CDs of Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2. However the nag is still reluctant to leave the stable. English language CDs will be available on 25 August, with German, Japanese and French language CDs to follow from 1 September, and twenty one other language …
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Aug 2004
The Register breaking news

XP SP2 stalls at starting gate

Yesterday saw a further minor delay in the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2, the most significant revision of the Windows code base since its launch in 2001. Microsoft originally said it planned to release Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) to manufacturers on Wednesday. That didn't happen. Microsoft is now saying the release …
John Leyden, 06 Aug 2004
The Register breaking news

Toshiba touts Qosmio notebook as media centre

Toshiba today launched its assault on consumer's living rooms with a notebook family it hopes will wrest the emerging digital convergence market away from Media Center desktops. Jointly announced in Japan, the Far East, Europe and the US, the Qosmio provides what Toshiba calls the "four-in-one" entertainment experience: it's a …
Tony Smith, 22 Jul 2004
The Register breaking news

These Tablets could take years to work, warns Acer

One of Microsoft's leading OEMs for the Tablet PCs has reaffirmed its faith in the concept, but warned that it may take "years" for it to catch on. Although Tablet OEMs have picked up some wins in education and vertical niches, it's failed to dent the notebook market. Acer says that it had hoped Tablets would make up 20 per cent …
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Jun 2004
The Register breaking news

Hardware vendors descend on Taipei

Computex Preview The annual hardware-fest that its Computex kicks off in Taipei next week, with local players, major and minor, and multinational operations coming together to demo their latest products across a diverse array of market segments. The show's exhibitor list is extensive - we haven't counted them all, but the list stretches to 24 …
Team Register, 27 May 2004
The Register breaking news

Sony unveils tiny wireless pen PC

Reg Kit Watch Sony will ship a keyboardless PC in Japan later this month. But it's no Tablet PC - instead, this pen-operated, wireless-enabled Windows XP machine will be pitched at mobile media consumers. The consumer electronics giant is billing the Vaio VGN-U70 as the world's smallest full-function Windows PC. The unit measures 16.7 x 10.8 …
Tony Smith, 10 May 2004
The Register breaking news

Goodmans touts home PC line-up

The Alba Group, the UK toasters-to-TVs maker, is to enter the PC market, offering a series of home-oriented machines under its Goodmans brand. The line comprises both desktops and notebooks, but all are pitched as high-performance home entertainment systems aimed at consumers "wanting more than a purely functional, standard ' …
Tony Smith, 29 Mar 2004
The Register breaking news

Delivering the 12kb Bomb

The average size of email-bourne viruses so far this year has been well under 20 kilobytes. A young virus writer, sitting in his underwear in his parent's dark basement, takes a hex editor and modifies a few bytes of the latest Netsky.M (16.5kb), Beagle.J (12kb) or Mydoom.G (20kb) mutation, spawns a new virus variant, and then …
Kelly Martin, 17 Mar 2004
The Register breaking news

Sun and AOL form StarOffice pact for cheap desktops

Sneak Peek Fresh off a major Linux desktop win in China, Sun Microsystems has found a PC friend closer to home with AOL now piloting a program to ship sub-$300 desktops running StarOffice. We predicted a move like this last week, and it's good to see Sun come through as promised so that El Reg appears somewhat on its game. The deal with …
Ashlee Vance, 19 Nov 2003
The Register breaking news

Rock Pegasus CTS notebook

Review The uptake of Intel's Centrino mobile technology is gaining pace. You only have to look at the increasing number of Centrino-based notebooks arriving through our doors to realise that. It's clear why too, as notebook manufacturers had been waiting for a mobile solution like this for some time, writes Jalal Werfalli. A couple of …
Trusted Reviews, 17 Nov 2003
The Register breaking news

Acer revs Ferrari branded notebook

Reg Kit Watch Notebooks Acer yesterday celebrated Ferrari's Grand Prix World Championship victory with a bright red special edition notebook bearing the famous prancing pony logo and dubbed the Ferrari 3000. Acer is one of the Ferrari racing team's official suppliers. AMD is one of the team's sponsors - check out the tiny logo on the tail …
Tony Smith, 13 Oct 2003