The dual-core version of the ThinkPad x100e is a much better bet than the original single-core version. Battery life is still an issue, but it's a nice-to-the-touch 11.6-inch business Netbook.
Acer's desktop replacement, the Aspire 9300-5005, breaks the $1,000 mark and includes some unexpected extras, but don't expect the performance to match more expensive systems.
If you want that white MacBook look without buying a Mac, the Fujitsu LifeBook A3110 is pretty much the only game in town, as long as you're happy with the set-in-stone default specs and woeful battery life.
Dual-core AMD Turion: slow out of the gate
Dell has reduced the number of AMD laptops it sells through its Web site, although it's still flogging a range of notebooks based on AMD's Turion chips at retail.
We all know how great Intel's Centrino Duo laptop processor is, but how does it compare to the brand new Turion 64 X2 from rivals AMD?
AMD now has dual-core chips across all of its products with the launch of the Turion 64 X2.
The CeBIT show in Hanover was a good chance to take a look at the way PCs are evolving. The scary news is they're leaving us poor humans, far, far behind
One new notebook is for entertaining and the other is for getting down to business.