What do you call an 11-inch laptop with a faster-than-Atom processor that still feels like a Netbook at heart? We ponder Acer's ultraportable new Aspire One.
Chips from Advanced Micro Devices are powering inexpensive but robust laptops from vendors like Hewlett-Packard and Acer.
Acer's Iconia W500 consists of a touch-screen slate and a separate keyboard dock that combine to form something close to a traditional laptop.
Acer is going tablet-crazy at Mobile World Congress this year, with the Iconia Tab W500 being a Windows 7-running counterpart to the Iconia Tab A500.
Hewlett-Packard and Toshiba are the latest in a growing list of first-tier PC makers signing up for AMD's power-efficient Fusion chips. Watch your back, Intel.
AMD hopes a Fusion APU in a laptop will take the place of a traditional dedicated CPU/dedicated GPU combo, as well as improve on laptops with a CPU and mediocre integrated graphics.
Advanced Micro Devices will challenge Intel on the small laptop front with processors that vie with the Atom chip in Netbook-class designs. And AMD may trump Intel with extra integrated circuitry to boost graphics performance.