Tiny, cheap laptops continued to dominate headlines this week. Due to unexplained problems, manufacturing for the One Laptop Per Child project's XO laptop was pushed back to mid-November; that will make it harder for Peru and Uruguay, who've placed two of the biggest orders, to get the systems in hand before the end of the school term. Despite the device's troubles, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Will Poole says the company is spending a "nontrivial" amount of money getting Windows to work on an OLPC. And the OLPC Foundation looked into cows as a source of power for laptops.
Meanwhile,, the Intel Classmate PC and the Asus Eee PC (dig that photo of CNET Editor Dan Ackerman holding the two up like they're newborn twins). Though our Eee PC review unit runs Linux, , according to Asus. And CNET Asia spent some time with arguably the least expensive Vista-based UMPC, the .
A CNET Editors' Choice award went out to the
Other news worth checking out this week: Samsung plans to mass-produce 512GB solid-state drives by 2009; an Acer executive promised a complete revamp of Gateway's laptop line in the first quarter of 2008; starting November 11, ; CNET readers shared some of their ; and if you have the intestinal fortitude to upgrade your laptop's CPU, here's a step-by-step.
Finally, the week ended with a bang, at least for Apple fans, as the company officially released the latest iteration of OS X. Read all of our Leopard coverage.and check out
Have a great weekend!