This week in laptops
Will the domination of the Eee PC and other tiny laptops ever end?
As this week drew to a close I whipped out my trusty Magic 8 Ball and asked it: "Will there ever be an end to the little-laptop news?" And the Magic 8 Ball replied: "My sources say no."
Those are some reliable sources, because the tiny laptops just kept coming this week. For example, we learned the OLPC XO laptop . The , the 9-inch version of everyone's favorite super cheap portable, got an official launch date (May 12) and an official price ($549). Little-known U.S. manufacturer 3K Computers launchedthe 7-inch Longitude 400. And PC World learned that this June's Computex trade show in Taipei will reportedly see the debut of another version of the Asus Eee PC and a new ultralight laptop from Acer, both running on Intel's Atom platform.
However, the week didn't belong completely to the little guys: Toshiba released Acer debuted the Aspire 5920 laptop with WiMax support; and reports circulated with more details about the official release of .; , the Voya 4473 and Voya 6494;
In reviews, we mostly dug the 13.3-inch
Finally, we honored Earth Day byof a number of desktops and laptops. The conclusion? Leaving your gaming system running idle at all hours could be costing you almost $200 per year. So shut down that computer before you head out to play this weekend, mmmkay?