Laptops

Marketing mess for notebooks?

roundup Intel's new mobile chips won't make it easy for buyers to pick and choose. But options for notebook shoppers include Wi-Fi hookups, a heftier Dell "desknote" and a Linux system.

Intel's new mobile chips won't make it easy for buyers to pick and choose. But the chipmaker does have a soft spot for wireless, and joins with Marriott to promote Wi-Fi hookups. Options for notebook shoppers also include a heftier Dell "desknote" and a Linux system from Lindows.com.


Notebook buyers will have to wade through multiple marketing messages when Intel's next generation of mobile chips make their debut next month.
February 27, 2003


The chipmaker and the hotelier announce a campaign to promote high-speed wireless access to the Internet at about 400 hotels in the United States, Canada and Europe.
February 27, 2003


The new Inspiron 5100 notebook will pack an Intel Pentium 4 processor at up to 2.8GHz and adopt a "desknote" design theme, with the aim of offering consumers and small businesses basic portability for a relatively inexpensive price.
February 26, 2003

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The software maker takes on Hewlett-Packard and Toshiba with an inexpensive and lightweight portable PC based on its version of the Linux operating system.
February 20, 2003