Intel netbooks: dead form factor resurrected?

Five years ago the market was abuzz with talk of cheap netbooks based on Intel’s Atom processors and AMD’s upcoming low-end APUs. Then Steve Jobs took to the stage with the first iPad in tow and the rest is history – netbooks died out faster than any PC form factor in recent history.

Asus ditches netbooks for hybrids

Netbooks are fading away fast, another victim of the tablet craze, but Asus seems to have a cunning plan to replace them with small and inexpensive next-gen devices. 

Bag designer decides to experiment with Atom

Fashion bag designer Intel has detailed plans to give its Atom chip a make over.

Cheap Intel-based Android notebooks on the way

Intel is working on $200 notebook designs, powered by cheap chips and Google’s free Android operating system.

PC industry now faces major challenges

Opinion There is no other way of saying it, PC makers are in a world of trouble. The slump is getting worse and many punters now believe that we might see two subsequent quarters of double digit decline. The trouble is, they can’t do much about it, at least not in the short term. 

Netbooks still rule the education market

Remember netbooks? Yes, the once-popular devices which eventually fell out of favor once tablets like Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle took the mobile world by storm.

ARM chips away at x86 PCs

Analysts at Sterne Agee are projecting that emerging market growth could shift from x86 PCs to lower-cost WARM (Windows ARM) platforms. 



Acer will not ditch netbooks

Although Samsung may be leaving the netbook market to seek its fortunes elsewhere, Acer has absolutely no intention of ditching the still lucrative space.

Tablets outpace netbooks in mobile race

Media tablet shipments surpassed netbooks this quarter, hitting 13.6 million units - compared to just 7.3 million netbooks.



Tablets dominate ultra-mobile devices

An estimated 37 million ultra-mobile devices (UMDs) will ship in the United States during 2011 - with 75% of total shipments expected to be media tablets spearheaded by Apple's iPad 2.

Notebooks live on despite tablet onslaught

The lucrative notebook market has managed to stay afloat despite a tablet onslaught led primarily by Apple's wildly popular iPad.



Acer says netbooks are here to stay

Yesterday, we quoted reports suggesting that Acer would be replacing its netbook lineup with next-gen Sandy Bridge x86 tablets. Acer's official response?

Intel launches AppUp at IDF 2010

Intel launches its recently inaugurated AppUp store for netbooks at IDF 2010.

Netbooks and redtape economics

For the past six months I have been using a HP mini for word processing and accessing wireless Internet at school. I lost my 40 watt AC adapter yesterday, and finding a new one that was reasonably priced was harder than you would think - much harder.

Intel optimizes netbooks with dual-core Atom chip

Intel's latest dual-core, mobile Atom processor is hitting store shelves today in netbooks designed by a number of OEMs, including Acer, Asus, Fujitsu, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, MSI and Toshiba.

Forrester refuses to eulogize the PC

No, the PC isn't dead. However, rumors of its imminent demise have apparently been greatly exaggerated.

Overconfident Microsoft downplays Android threat

Does Google's wildly popular Android mobile OS pose a clear and present danger to Microsoft Windows? 



ARM says Flash to blame for smartbook delay

An ARM spokesperson has blamed Flash and the abrupt emergence of tablets for the lack of smartbooks in the mobile marketplace. 

Intel introduces low-cost SSD

Intel has introduced a high-performance, solid-state drive (SSD) priced at a fairly reasonable $125.

OCZ launches "ultra-affordable" Solid State Drives

Interested in purchasing a Solid State Drive (SSD) but don't want to spend wads of cash? Well, the sub-100 dollar 32GB Onyx SATA II SSD may just be the drive for you.