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Emtec announces strange new netbook with removable OS drive

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Emtec is largely just a supplier of laptop peripherals, but they are jumping into the Netbook game with the Gdium. Interestingly, it doesn't contain a built-in hard drive, which probably explains its slim, attractive looks: instead, it runs from a…

HP ships Mini 1000 six-cell battery

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A common way for computer manufacturers to keep the price down on netbooks is by only providing a three cell battery over a six cell, then releasing the six cell as an aftermarket accessory. Since netbooks are, to me, entirely…

Mouse netbook introduces DVD burner into depressingly standard equation

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[netbooktextexpanderscript]1.6GHz Atom processor, 160GB hard disk, 1GB RAM, 10.2-inch (1,024x600) display, and Windows XP Home Edition.[/netbooktextexpanderscript] And thus my post would usually write itself. But hold on a minute, lazy blogger! Mouse's latest netbook, the LB-5100W, comes with a built-in…

Netbooks swallowing notebook market whole

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Revenue from computer sales is down by 20 percent despite a 1 percent increase in shipments. This is because netbooks are cannibalizing sales of desktops and notebooks alike. It is odd, to me, that people can use these things as…

Liliv S7 MID promises 7 hour HD battery life

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Overlooked in the chaos of enthusiasm that followed the announcement of the Vaio P is Viliv's S7 MID, which — providing the feature bullet points isn't just a collection of bold lies — looks pretty swank. According to Viliv, the…

CES: Dell announces Mini Inspiron 10, Adamo luxury laptop brand

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Clamping my ears to prevent my melted brain from oozing out of my cochleas, I stumbled up to the Dell Suite in the Palms Pleasure Tower this morning to allow Dell's constabulary of attractive public relations girls the honor of…

Vogue advertises $830 netbook sleeves

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Spotted in this month's Vogue, this utter insanity: ensconcing your $349 Dell Inspiron Mini 9 in an $830 Goyard netbook sleeve. Aren't sleeves supposed to cost less than the computers they protect? [image via Geeksugar]…

See the fancy Pocket PCs that Intel wants you to buy instead of Netbooks

Behold the ultra-mobile PCs of CES 2009. Intel Ultra Mobility chap Uday Keshavdas reminds us that this–running Vista on $1,000 Pocket PCs you can't type properly on–is what Atom was supposed to be for! Some of these devices are…

First 3G Netbook on 2 year cellular contract: $100 for the machine, $1,440 for the plan

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Acer's Aspire One, a $300 netbook, will be available with an integrated 3G modem for $100, if you agree to a 2-year cellular plan. Let's assume that this Radioshack ad isn't fake. The deal is a bad one. Something that…

Hello Kitty charges $891 for a netbook

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Manufactured by the same mysterious and omnipresent Taiwanese company that makes and markets all spec-identical netbooks, the HK C1 does not deviate a jot from the standard paradigms: an Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, a 120GB hard drive and Windows…