When Blam broke the news on Dell's mini Inspiron, there was one thing he was stuck on: How to categorise it. Is it a subnotebook? A UMPC? A netbook? (Knowing the specs might have helped, but probably not much.) Part of the problem is that the category names themselves are very new and pretty vague. Here's a mini-compendium of the most popular terms for dwarfish laptops being tossed around, where they come from and what they're trying to say. Help us decide which ones to keep, and which to ditch.
Subnotebook vs. UMPC vs. Netbook: WTF Is the Difference?
Trending Stories Right Now
A couple of weeks back I was tooling around the Blue Mountains in a Tesla Model S in order to test out the latest features of Autopilot. As a first-time Tesla driver, I had never been privy to the accompanying app, or the treasure box that glinted at me from the top-right. In fact, I didn't even notice it first. I was firmly distracted by the ability to honk the horn from inside my living room. But it the beckoning glint did eventually catch my eye. Curious, I tapped... excited to see what awaited me. And that's when I discovered that Tesla has loot boxes.
The 2018 Volvo XC40 looks cool as a cucumber in the back of a fridge, inside and out. But after putting about 1,287km on one and living with it for a week, I have to say I found this car frustrating in a lot of little ways.