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
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?
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
First Turion 64 notebooks show up on Dell's site
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.
The inexpensive HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook PC may help businesses conserve cash, but its slow performance on basic productivity tasks could adversely affect their bottom lines.