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NEC offers typically Japanese take on a netbook


It weights just over a pound-and-a-half, a good pound less than other netbooks. It is just .62-inches thick. It has what appears to be a useable keyboard (less so if you can't hang with the Thinkpad-style navigation clitoris.)

And like …

Lenovo S12 the first Nvidia Ion-powered netbook...probably

John Hermann:

Pricing starts at $449, and the S12 goes on sale in July. Ion, however, won't make its way to production units until an unspecified "late summer" date, and it'll cost a $50 premium over the standard, Intel-based

MSI X340 X-Thin laptop reviewed (Verdict: Merely okay)


The MSI X340 is a netbook in the body of a MacBook Air. Joanna Stern, a woman who has single-handedly made Laptop magazine the center of the netbook universe, passes judgement on a not-quite-production model:

For $899, the MSI X340

Dell Vostro (aka Darth Mini 9) available for $200; makes a fine hackintosh


Above you'll see my Runcore 64GB SSD drive sitting in front of my Dell Mini 9. The Runcore cost me $220—just $30 less than I paid for my Mini 9.

Now Dell is selling its business black version of the …

Sharp Mebius NJ70 netbook replaces touchpad with touchscreen


While its guts are the same old netbook standard, Sharp's new Mebius NJ70A (named after an ancient Shinto calculus demon) puts a slick little 4-inch LCD touchscreen in place of the typically chintzy touchpad. Amusingly, the little touchscreen, which can …

Woz autographs a hackintosh netbook


Matthew PB writes:

Got to briefly meet Steve Wozniak as he was doing some press for Dancing with the Stars. I showed him my Dell Mini 9 with OS X Leopard installed on it (and an Apple sticker sloppily applied

How to install XP on a Sony Vaio P


No netbook should be running Vista. Period. Exclamation point. Dell Mini 9 smashed repeatedly into the bridge of Steve Ballmer's nose. And that even goes for the beefy-for-a-netbook-but-don't-call-it-a-netbook Sony Vaio P.

Luckily, the process of downgrading the Vaio P's built-in …

Samsung NC10 gets larger trackpad, 9.5 hours of battery life


Joel and Rob are enamored with other netbooks — the Wind and Inspiron Mini, respectively, mostly for OS X hackability — but I still recommend the Samsung NC10 to anyone who cares to listen. It's a gorgeous little machine that …

Bandai netbook features green skin and cute, blob-like monsters


This Japanese netbook is notable for two things. The first is its branding: it is infested with various adorable, blob-like monster chans from the realm of Japanese children's television.That implies an interesting future for netbooks as children's laptops... an intuitive …

Asus 1000HE: the first netbook with a truly usable keyboard


Laptop Magazine has gotten a sneak peak at the new Asus Eee 1000HE and the new chiclet style keyboard is a great success, allowing the reviewer to rattle off over 83 words per minute, plucking gingerly down on the right …