Acer Serves Up £300 Aspire One 10in Netbook

Acer Serves Up £300 Aspire One 10in NetbookAcer has announced details of its stylish new 10in Aspire One netbook, due to go on sale next month.

The specs look pretty good, with the Aspire packing the now-standard 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, 1GB RAM backed up by a sizeable 160GB hard disk and a widescreen 1,024 x 600 pixel display

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Sony Vaio P Review: Hands On With The Netbook/Lifestyle PC (Part 2/2)

Part one of our Sony Vaio P Review was wowed at shiny colours; initial impressions on opening it and amazing screen resolution. Here’s the concluding section.

Sony Vaio P Review: Hands On With The Netbook/Lifestyle PCsKeyboard impresses
If the display didn’t exactly knock us out, the keyboard was an unexpected treat. Although it’s clearly substantially smaller than a full laptop keyboard (Sony say that it’s 88 percent the size of their Sony Vaio TT keyboard, which is already smaller than a regular keyboard), it’s extremely well designed. We managed to get up a fair rate of knots on the thing with few errors and would feel comfortable typing out quite a few emails on it.

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See The Power Behind The Browser (Video)

See The Power Behind The Browser (Video)When you’re sitting at home or at work, tapping away in your Web browser, you hardly ever consider where your request queries are being dealth with.

Sure they’re runing on a computer _somewhere_ on the Internet, perhaps in a data centre, but do you really know what goes on behind making that machine run?

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Logitech VX Nano Laptop Mouse Review (81%)

Logitech VX Nano Laptop Mouse Review (81%)According to a recent study, the humble computer mouse is set to die out in the next five years to be usurped by fancy-pants touch screens and facial recognition systems.

That’s as maybe, but we still need one to get around our Thinkpad laptop right now, so we invested in the wireless Logitech VX Nano, a sleek black and dark grey number with natty rubberised side panels and slinky contours that feel good to the touch.

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Intel Atom Processor Announced

Intel Atom Processor AnnouncedAfter a furiously frenetic flapping of flipcharts, Intel’s PR department have come up with the family name for their new range of processors destined for mobile Internet device (MIDs) and low-cost PCs.

First to get the new name will be Intel’s Silverthorne chip, designed for MIDs, and Diamondville, destined for cheapo PCs such as the hugely successful Asus Eee PC.
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One Laptop Per Child Gets US Release

One Laptop Per Child Gets US ReleaseThe One Laptop Per Child Foundation has focused its attention on the poorest kids in the United States, setting up a north American office and approaching state governments to get them interested in the cheapo laptop project.

Dreamt up by former MIT professor Nicholas Negroponte, the One Laptop project was tasked with helping poorer nations bridge the digital divide, developing a cheap (sub-$100) and rugged ‘XO’ laptop which they hoped would be bought en masse by Third World governments.
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Sony UX490 (VAIO UX) Micro PC Released

Sony UX490 (VAIO UX) Micro PC ReleasedMore than a month after Amazon let the cat out of the bag with details of the forthcoming new Sony UX490N Micro PC, the unit is now officially up for grabs for those feeling the pint-sized PC love.

Like its predecessor the UX390, the UX490 features the same slide-out 4.5″ screen offering SVGA 1024×600 resolution displaying pixie-dwarfing text size, with a full 64-key mini-QWERTY keyboard lurking beneath.
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