After a brief respite, Netbooks came to the foreground again this week. Virtual unknown Raon Digital grabbed everyone's attention with the dual-core, touch-screen. Asus showed off its new brushed-metal design with the (pictured at right). And Dell launched for the Inspiron Mini 9.
Meanwhile, a new iteration of MSI's Netbook was spotted on display in China. The company followed up with an . No word yet on pricing or availability, though the Netbook should be on display at CES 2009.
The final minilaptop of note is so costly it's hardly a Netbook at all: the ubermenacing, $890.
In other news, HP launched the first multitouch consumer laptop, the 12.1-inch; Samsung 256GB solid-state drives; and we found another styled like an interdepartmental envelope.
Also, with Thanksgiving in the U.S. next week, we Cravers took a moment to reflect on which gadgets we're most thankful for. Turns out we're a grateful bunch; the story had to be broken into two parts. Readand , and don't forget to tell us what gadget will be counted among your Thanksgiving blessings.
And finally, if you've got a frequent flier on your gift list this holiday season, check out our roundup of checkpoint-friendly computer bags.
Have a great weekend!