This week in laptops
Crave presents the week's laptop news, in digest form.
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
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