Judging from this week's headlines, laptops just aren't looking much like laptops anymore. Exhibit A: photo gallery of the proposed $75 OLPC XO-2.)currently up for auction on eBay. Exhibit B: the funky (which some commenters even insist is not a laptop). Exhibit C: the , which looks kind of like a regular laptop but includes two touch screens instead of a traditional keyboard and monitor. (Check out our
Meanwhile, the OLPC's success has already, Sugar Laboratories. The software company is reportedly in talks to get its brand of Linux on low-cost laptops from four manufacturers--which means everyone's wondering whether the software will show up on the Asus Eee PC. One thing that will not be on the Eee PC? .
In component news, Intel Seagate's massive new 320GB, 7,200rpm hard drive. And DigiTimes reported that the premium you'll pay for an LED-backlit notebook display continues to shrink relative to traditional displays. Hooray for progress!, 55 miles from the epicenter of the recent devastating earthquake in China. Dell (the XPS M1730) with
In product news, Hypersonic PC debuted the Avenger AG2, a 12.1-inch ultraportable that's available in several bright colors. CNET Reviews had a look at three laptops: the semi-rugged
Other tidbits from this week: we dissected a Compaq Presario V2000--and took photos; a company called FastMac offered up a way to ; to its 3G wireless data service subscribers; and for non-AT&T subscribers, the CNET Download.com team found some freeware that helps you pair your laptop to your phone's data connection.
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