The Asus Eee PC grabbed plenty of headlines this week, as media outlets (including CNET Reviews) got their hands on the mobile Internet device. Our conclusion:
We also reviewed a possible competitor to the Asus Eee PC, the
In other cheap laptop news, Wal-Mart is getting the jump on Black Friday this year by throwing out deals today, including an . CompUSA responded by offering the Acer Aspire AS3690-2970 for $299 (it is already sold out online but may still be available in stores). Don't get too excited, though--they both run on super-budget Celeron processors. Everex, meanwhile, is reportedly cooking up a line of sub-$300 laptops to debut next year. Like the Green gPC desktop announced this week, the laptops will be based on a customized Linux OS designed primarily for running Web 2.0 applications.
Other product news this week includes a(but not the major changes predicted by rumor sites just a few weeks ago) and the super-secret retail-only . From overseas, we got glimpses of two flavors of NEC's LaVie G laptop: a model as well as a version.
Other tidbits worth reading this week: Apple Macbook Pro; CNET.com's Elsa Wenzel gives you in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard; Intel is reportedly ramping up production on notebook processors to alleviate a shortage brought on by high demand; notebooks are presenting a business challenge to white-box PC manufacturers; and CNET highlights locations around the worldwhere innovation and technology stand to flourish in the 21st century.to improve graphics stability on
Have a great weekend!