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Chrome OS: 3 reasons Google should ditch it, and one reason it shouldn't

Commentary: Has Google's glorified Web browser-of-an-operating system worn out its welcome?

By 31 October 2015


Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook

Dell's popular Mini 10 is the most customizable Netbook we've seen. Adding extras such as a higher-resolution display makes it more useful, but also blurs the price line between Netbooks and mainstream laptops.

By 11 August 2009

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What can we learn from netbooks?

From 2007 to 2009, we saw the rise of the low-powered, dirt-cheap netbook. Today these clunky computers are frequently mocked -- but they did teach us a lesson.

By 21 October 2014


Netbooks: What were we thinking?

These oft-ridiculed, low-powered laptops were crushed by the iPad, but had an important part to play in the story of computing. Check it out.

By 20 October 2014


Asus sets its sights on a top 10 spot in the smartphone market

Asus chairman Jonney Shih thinks the company will be able to more than triple last year's shipments and break into the phone-making elite.

By 1 June 2015


​Asus embraces old and new with ZenWatch, Netbook

It's no surprise at the IFA show to see another manufacturing power join the smartwatch market. But weren't Netbooks left for dead after consumers moved to tablets instead?

By 3 September 2014


The new one-port MacBook Air was one big mistake, says (fake) Apple engineer

Technically Incorrect: A splendidly absurd video that purports to reveal the real reason for the new MacBook Air design is making many laugh on YouTube.

By 13 March 2015


Intel to combine PC unit with struggling mobile chip division

The reorganization comes as the lines dividing consumer electronics devices blur, the chip giant says.

By 18 November 2014


Cheap Windows 'Chromebook killers' lack the way to slay

Microsoft is pushing inexpensive laptops to contain the growing Google-fueled threat. But they could wind up as extinct as the late-naughts netbook.

By 18 September 2014


Chromebook sales set to nearly triple by 2017, Gartner says

Chromebooks are the new netbook, but look to have a longer shelf life. Samsung has an overwhelming share of the market at 65 percent, with Acer at 21 percent.

By 12 August 2014