This week in laptops
A mini Inspiron from Dell, 10-inch Eee PC, and other tiny laptop news. Plus, Intel delays Centrino 2, and we dissect an Alienware Area-51 m15x.
The Eee PC launch went so swimmingly, now everyone is jumping into the pool. Dell's looking ready to make a splash with a All Things D conference. (Dell offered virtually no details on the product, except to say it is the "perfect device for the next billion Internet users.") Acer seems to be dipping its toes into the shallow end, with the rumored netbook. MSI's mininotebook sat poolside for a photo shoot. And champion swimmer Asus confirmed to CNET UK that the company would release a at the Computex trade show in June., seen in the hands of Michael Dell himself at this week's
Component makers seem ready to take a dip, as well: Chip designer Via Technologies launched a line of Nano processors for netbooks and released its . Meanwhile, Intel is of its small-form-factor Atom chip. On the OS side, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth confirmed that his company will announce a version Ubuntu for ultramobile devices, called Netbook Remix, in the first week of June.
Outside of the pool, CNET Blog Network's Peter Glaskowsky says he's seen the shortcomings of the OLPC XO laptop and thinks the recently announced XO2 design is just.
In other news, a company called DeviceVM announced that its; Intel until mid-July; Samsung developed a ; and the dissection-happy crew at TechRepublic found another victim in the .
And finally, one German user found an alternate use for his $1,799 MacBook Air: .
Have a great weekend!