Crave presents the week's laptop news, in digest form.
After last week's, a laptop famine seemed inevitable. This week we were so hungry for new laptops, in fact, that CNET UK declared the chocolate-colored to be "completely edible." Here in the United States, we did our best to sate appetites with reviews, performance testing, and related news from around the Web.
The meal began with an amuse-bouche of tiny-laptop news: The Vulcan FlipStart saw a , and PC World reported on a coalition of seven companies that are working on a Linux-based open-source platform to compete with Windows-based UMPCs.
Moving on to appetizers, we'd hoped to dig into the quad-core Xtreme Notebooks 917V, but its. Meanwhile, our sampler platter of cheap laptops . And CNET Labs staff was dissatisfied with its first bite of . In the end, the only member of our team to consume anything was Matt Elliott, who was after canceling his order for the apparently fictional Medison Celebrity. (Still, at the table and in life, it's better to be hopeful than cynical.)
The main course fared better. We enjoyed the juxtaposed flavors of handmade crafts and high technology in our roundup of the
For those who think fruit constitutes dessert, there were two Apple finishers: the sunny report that register for the October 10 ThinkLive event, sponsored by Lenovo and NotebookReview.com; participants are eligible to win a $5,000 laptop., and the bittersweet news that . Gluttons, meanwhile, were enticed to
With our plates clean, we push away from the table for another week. Have a great weekend!