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Apple should not release a subnotebook

Rumors have been swirling about an Apple subnotebook. But as Don Reisinger points out, Apple will not ignore these rumors, it won't release one of these devices.

By December 12, 2007


Palm's Foleo a follower, not a leader

Anything that takes a three-year step back in performance, such as Palm's ill-fated Foleo device, can't be considered a blueprint for the future of the subnotebook, which was around long before Palm announced its mobile companion.

By February 21, 2008


ARM: Smartbooks stalled by Flash issues

ARM's hope to get in on the expected smartbook trend has been thwarted by delays in Flash optimization, a lower-than-expected uptake of Linux on Netbooks, and the emergence of tablets.

By May 5, 2010


Asus weighing Chrome versus Android

Manufacturer is trying out smartbooks with both Google OSes in its labs, alongside a prototype slate, according to chairman Jonney Shih.

By January 14, 2010


Fujitsu Lifebook UH900 hands-on: Pocketbook laptop

The world's smallest multitouch laptop is also quite a bit of an investment.

By January 6, 2010


Kohjinsha + Bandai = Netbook for kids

The Gachapin & Mukku Netbook is a limited edition, and it's aimed at kids using cartoon characters (a dinosaur and a bigfoot) that Japanese tots are familiar with.

By February 10, 2009


Palm Foleo: Not such a dumb concept after all?

Asus, Everex, and soon perhaps even Hewlett-Packard and Acer, are making subnotebooks for niche markets. And we probably owe a small debt to the Foleo for that.

By February 21, 2008


'Intrepid Ibex' Ubuntu priority: Mobile Linux

The version of Ubuntu Linux due to arrive in October 2008, Intrepid Ibex, will be designed to work well on everything from laptops to workstations.

By February 20, 2008


Apple MacBook: Change is in the Air

Some of the upgrades we might see in the next MacBook Air include a bigger and better solid-state drive, improved design, and upgraded processors.

By July 6, 2008


Which is sturdier, a MacBook Air or an HP business laptop?

The MacBook Air versus a 2003 Hewlett-Packard corporate notebook

By February 7, 2008