Acer has decided to include full-voltage processors on its thin-and-light laptops while promising strong battery life. Also new, the company has an 11-inch model that could be a Netbook-killer.
What's between a Netbook and a full-size laptop? A whole bunch of options, and Intel's new processors are among them.
Sony's new Vaio Y series is 1.2-inches thick and weighs around 4.2 pounds making it plenty thin but also a bit on the heavy side for a thin 13-inch laptop. In part that's because of the magnesium chassis that adds a nice durable feel.
Acer's leaked Timeline 1810T looks like the soon-to-be-future of small-form laptops.
This flagship of the new IdeaPad U series has a 13.3-inch display, up to a Core i7 processor (ULV), and up to a 256GB SSD, and is just 0.6 inch thick.
The 12.5-inch IdeaPad U260 purportedly has ULV Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, a four-cell battery, a pair of USB ports, Bluetooth, 4GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive.
Non-ThinkPad news: the IdeaPad Z-series offers up affordable entertainment laptops, while new U-series machines include upgraded ULV processors from Intel.
Don't bother taking your iPad to Yankee Stadium -- it's banned, along with other laptops. Also, Intel announces new ULV chips, Asus bundles Kindle software on Netbooks, and we skip out on the Lost island for the wide-open spaces of Red Dead Redemption.
Don't bother taking your iPad to Yankee Stadium--it's banned the device, along with other laptops. Also, Intel announces new ULV chips; Asus bundles Kindle software on laptops; and we skip out on the "Lost" island for the wide-open spaces of Red Dead Redemption.
As one of the few Netbooks with a dual-core Atom processor and Nvidia Ion graphics, the 12.1-inch EeePC 1201N has superior performance compared with most Atom-based machines, but any higher-level ULV thin-and-light will still do better.