This week in laptops
This week, the ThinkPad X300 and MacBook Air dominate our minds, though we saved room for the Palm Foleo and some new Apple rumors.
The X300 is here! The X300 is here! The last few days at CNET Laptop HQ have been consumed with Lenovo's latest ThinkPad, which first popped up
Though the ThinkPad X300 is totally my new
BFF favorite ultraportable, it's not the only alternative to the MacBook Air, as . Among his suggestions is the
Changing gears: Remember the Foleo, Palm's mercilessly mocked laptop-thing? Well, turns out it was simply an idea before its time,. Then again, CNET News.com's Tom Krazit : "If the race to develop The Next Mobile Computer really centers around the Eee PC and its offspring, it won't be because of the Foleo," he writes. I say they settle this disagreement like adults, with a thumb wrestling match. But that's just a suggestion.
Other tidbits this week: A company in the UK plans to launch a $195 laptop for students; updated their models with Penryn; Dell expanded its line of Inspirons running Ubuntu Linux; and Apple filed a patent for a that recognizes complex gestures. Checking in with Cravers around the world, we learned that a colleague in Asia found a to keep his desk tidy, while colleagues in the UK rounded up some of their favorite .
Have a great weekend!