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Displaying items by tag: Netbook

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:05

Can an SSD breathe new life into a netbook?

I've owned a Toshiba NB300 netbook for a few years, and I still take it on business trips. I chose this model largely because its keyboard is full sized - at least in terms of the key pitch - as I have trouble adapting to the more tightly spaced keys found on many other netbooks and tablet accessory keyboards.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:13

Google's Chromebook finally lands down under

Google’s taste of the cloud-based future, Chromebooks, are now finally available in Australia, posing a new threat to the Windows/Mac duopoly.

Published in Home Tech

With netbooks turning into notbooks thanks to the popularity of tablets, Intel has unleashed its 'Ultrabook' concept as a 'new class of mobile computer'.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 06 May 2011 14:02

Aussies use tablets like PCs

How do you use your tablet? New research has found Australian usage is more like that of PCs rather than mobile phones.

Published in Virtualisation

AMD's 'Fusion' processors, initially aimed at the more mobile market, have arrived in Australia, with more powerful versions due to come later in the year - is it enough to defeat the competing ARM tablet threat?

Published in Home Tech

N-Trig, the company behind capacitive multitouch screen technology that works with fingers and also a stylus, has released two videos which show the practical applications of how its technology 'enhances the multi-touch experience by giving people more options and ways of connecting with their computers'.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 20 January 2011 13:15

Toshiba's multimedia netbook

Toshiba is making a push for the multimedia market with its latest netbook. The company has also introduced a second model with a more conventional configuration.

Published in Mobility

Acer's dual-core Atom powered netbook also sports dual operating systems, the now duelling Windows 7 Starter and Android OS 2.1, both vying for your attention with an easy way to go from Android to Win 7 without rebooting, an extra boost from DDR3 capability, restored mouse buttons and more, all to make you one happy Acer netbook user.

Published in Mobility

Acronis, a leading provider of easy-to-use backup, recovery, and security solutions for physical, virtual, and cloud environments, today announced the launch of its new backup and recovery software for netbooks, Acronis® True Imageâ„¢ Home 2011 Netbook Edition. With optimised design for netbooks including screen size and hardware configuration, Acronis True Image Home 2011 Netbook Edition also comes with new functions, simplified handling and enhanced Windows 7 Support.

Friday, 17 September 2010 10:52

iPad to disrupt the PC Market with new usage model

Small laptop and netbook PCs may become obsolete in the wake of smart tablet devices like the Apple iPad, according to a new market research study. The study shows that users are increasingly looking for devices that are more portable than small PCs, while providing easier connectivity to the net.

Published in Market
Wednesday, 15 September 2010 13:58

GNU/Linux netbook share 24pc in 2009, trending lower

GNU/Linux was shipped on 24 percent of netbooks globally in 2009, a senior analyst from the research firm ABI Research says.

Published in Open Source

AT&T has increased the early termination fee applied to smartphone and netbook customers that don't let their 24-month contracts run their course.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 10 May 2010 18:40

The Vaio W netbook falls just short

Sony's VAIO W series netbook is a well made, attractive notebook with a sensational display and great performance. It's not perfect but will suit the vast majority of netbook users.

Published in Mobility

Canonical just managed to squeeze it in before the end of the month, but the long-awaited latest edition of Ubuntu Linux is now online and available for free download.


Published in The Linux Distillery
Sunday, 28 March 2010 20:32

Behold the BPhone: Yeah! or meh?

China's phone manufacturers have cooked up all kinds of interesting smartphones, from iClones to the real deals under contract from western tech companies, and now Linux geeks can get their geek on with a tablet PC-like smartphone, but does it beat the Android gPhones or the real Apple iPhone?

Published in Mobility
Monday, 15 March 2010 07:21

Lenovo goes back to school for big blue

After a year of doling out claret coloured netbook computers to NSW high-school kids Lenovo is about to start issuing this year's big blue model, and the company's global CEO Yang Yuanqing will be in Sydney this morning to witness the start of the rollout.

Published in Mobility
While some news outlets focus on long gone troubles Kogan has had with the ACCC over claims its products offered savings, the real question is whether the as-yet unreleased $199 Kogan-branded tablet is ever going to be a real competitor to the Apple iPad, or just some vapid vapourware?
Published in Home Tech
Logitech's Speaker Lapdesk N700 solves two laptop problems in one swoop.
Published in Entertainment
Friday, 19 February 2010 16:00

DRAM to climb 40% as sheep buy new gadgets

As the world economy picks up and a slew of new gadgets come onto the scene, industry soothsayers are predicting a strong upswing in DRAM sales.

Published in Market
Tuesday, 16 February 2010 19:04

Samsung's LTE netbook isn't LaTE, it's way early

Although Samsung has announced a netbook with an inbuilt LTE modem at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung's notebook and netbook announcements last week in Australia were far more significant: a netbook with built-in quad-band 3.5G (HSPA) modem module, and an admission that a Chrome OS powered netbook is in the works!
Published in Mobility




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