Aspire One, MSI Wind, and more: The week in laptops
Computex 2008 brought and avalanche of little laptops from Asus, Acer, Qualcomm, Everex, and MSI. Also, WiMax, new GPUs from ATI and Nvidia, and more!
Sigh. We were
Asusits 8.9-inch Eee PC 901 and 10-inch Eee PC 1000. Acer launched its low-cost mini-laptop, the ; our awesome colleagues at CNET UK paid the little guy a visit and shared a series of . The $399 got a platform (Intel Atom) and a ship date (June 16).
First International Computer, parent company to U.S.-based Everex,that can be ordered with either an Intel Atom or a Via C7-M processor. And a 3G Linux mini-laptop. Even Sony is : apparently the company is planning to build a model based on Via's OpenBook Mini-Note reference design.
If the thought of reading all those posts is too overwhelming, take a look at ourthat were on display at Computex.
What's going inside of all those tiny cases? Well, rumors of a WiMax-equipped Eee PC were confirmed when .to meet the new and growing demand, prompting AMD to that there are already a raft of Netbook-like products in the market using AMD chips. Also, WiMax is coming to at least one small fry:
The sudden onslaught of low-priced mini-notebooks has laptops have traditionally been so expensive.why ultraportable
In (ahem) bigger news, AMD/ATI showed off the new, while competitor Nvidia broke out its mobile . Intel built on its delayed Centrino 2 platform. Asus, for its part, unveiled the and where the Webcam would have been.
Also worth reading: we may soon be seeing laptops with 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch displays; PC Magazine debates the merits of low-cost laptops; we ; and we found to make our MacBook Air a little uglier (thank goodness).
Finally, the MacBook Air is proving to be a foodie's dream computer: Rahul Sood, now the chief technology officer of HP's Global Gaming Business,--using a MacBook Air as a knife.