netbooks

Watch Out, Chromebooks: Super-Cheap Windows 8 Machines Are Coming

Chromebooks are great if you want a super-cheap computer, but they’re not without their limitations; you (basically) have to run everything in a browser. And Microsoft is aiming to give them some competition with full Windows 8 machines around those same, dumb low price points.


HP Chromebook 11 Review: Cheap And Cheerful

Google’s Chromebook line is often maligned as inexpensive but underpowered or, in the case of the Pixel, a really nice screen in front of limited functionality and an exorbitant price tag. But by pairing a solid build with a $399 price tag, HP seems to have finally found the right balance of affordability and performance in the new Chromebook 11.


Asus And Acer: The Netbook Is Dead

Netbooks, those tiny, underpowered computers that were once held up as the saviour of the laptop market, have long since fallen from favour. When Dell announced it was ending production, the end was nigh — and now the last remaining manufacturers, Asus and Acer, have confirmed that the netbook is officially dead.


Windows 8 Hybrids: Netbooks That Just Aren't Worth It

Windows 8 hardware sales are off to a slow start as shoppers scratch their heads over Microsoft’s new operating system and flock to low-cost tablets instead. Could a souped-up netbook save the day? The latest hybrids powered by Intel Atom processors promise the best of both worlds: the versatility of a laptop combined with the portability of a touch screen slate. But now that we’ve tested a couple of these detachables, I’ve concluded that the folks who price these things are detached from reality.


Laptop Buying Guide 2012: How To Find The Right Laptop For You

Buying a laptop is all about spending the least amount of money, right? Not so fast. While the price you pay should be your final consideration, there are plenty of considerations to think about first.


Rumourmodo: Netbooks Not Quite Dead Yet?

I remember when Netbooks were the hot new amazing thing, but they’ve been rather eclipsed by cheap tablets in more recent times. Efforts from Intel could see the ailing category reborn, according to current rumours.


When Dell Kills Off Netbooks, You Know It's Bad

Netbooks? They’re already dead to us. But that hasn’t stopped manufacturers churning them out. Now Dell has announced that it’s killing them off — a sure sign they’re done.


Remember Netbooks? No One Else Does, Either

We’d already said that netbooks are dead, but it was maybe more accurate then to say that they were dying. Now, not only have netbook shipments precipitously declined, they’re getting positively banged out by tablets. As they should.


The Latest Netbook... Is An Amiga?

Those of an old timer perspective like myself — or as I like to think of it, suitably seasoned — will know that every couple of years, the dusty but beloved old Amiga brand gets a reheating and a semi-fresh spark of life. The latest Amiga products due for release next year? Amiga netbooks.


How To Turn Your Netbook Into A Chromebook With Chromium OS

Google recently released its own line of Chrome OS-clad netbooks, but with only a few choices, a somewhat high price tag and no clear Aussie release plans. As such, you might be more comfortable running Chrome OS on your own machine. Here’s how to install it on your current laptop or netbook.