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Friday, July 2, 2010

Intel Atom N455 Atom 475 Come to the HP Mini 110 and Mini 210

Posted by Jason Dunn in "HP Laptops & Netbooks" @ 11:19 AM

http://www.notebooks.com/2010/07/02...om-475-updates/

"HP slipped new Intel Atom processors into the very popular HP Mini 210 HD netbook (review) as well as the HP Mini 110 netbook. The Mini 210 and Mini 110 now ship with the 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor standard and a 1.83GHz Intel Atom N475 CPU option available for $25 more."

As Notebooks.com points out, these new Atom chips pull 6.5 watts under load instead of 5.5 watts, so it's not entirely clear what advantages these new chips bring - the inclusion of DDR3 support seems pointless from a performance perspective on a small netbook. Although given that the primary power draw on a netbook or notebook continues to be the screen, that extra 1 watt of power won't amount to much. Still, it's a curious trend...


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Samsung N230 Netbook Boasts 13.8 Hours of Battery Life

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Samsung Laptops & Netbooks" @ 03:34 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/28/...of-pretend-fun/

"Come June 28th Sammy will rid the world of sadness and begin selling its latest netbook with your choice of 1.66GHz N450 or 1.83GHz N470 Atom processors and options for 32Wh and 66Wh batteries for up to 7- or a whopping 13.8-hours of power, respectively."

Samsung's netbooks have rarely caught my eye, but they've kept at it, and the N230 looks like it could be contender. The palm rest area looks like brushed metal, and the overall design is quite visually pleasing. The 1.83 Ghz Atom N470 would provide a bit of a boost, but the real big news here is the amazing 13.8 hours of battery life courtesy of the 66Wh battery. The question is, how big/heavy does the back end of the netbook get when you have the big battery attached? Full press release after the break. Read more...


Monday, June 14, 2010

Archos Getting Into the Netbook Game

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Other Laptops & Netbooks" @ 09:15 AM

http://www.archos.com/products/nb/a...ntry=us&lang=en

Archos, better known to the world for making small to medium-sized media playing slates, is getting into the netbook game. The attractively-designed product features a dual-core Atom D510, Windows 7 Home Premium, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, a 13.3 inch screen at 1366 x 768, a 160 GB hard drive, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, three USB 2.0 ports, one VGA port, a memory card reader (SDHC, MMC), a 1.3 megapixel webcam, and a 6-cell battery powering the whole thing. It weighs in at 1.6 KG, and is 1.06 inches thick when closed. Two more pictures after the break. Read more...


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Welcome to Laptop Thoughts!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Site Updates" @ 08:00 AM

I want to welcome you to the launch of the next Thoughts Media site: Laptop Thoughts. This site will not only focus on laptops/notebooks, along with their smaller netbook siblings, but also on the variety of tablets and slates hitting the market this year. I've always taken an organic approach to growing the network of sites; Digital Home Thoughts is traditionally the place where we've talked about laptops, so over time it only made sense to launch a site focused on this important computing form-factor. Obviously, some of the other sites in the network overlap with this site - Apple Thoughts is where you'll go to see more in-depth news on Mac laptops, but we'll still talk about them here at a high level (big announcements, etc.). You'll see all laptop/netbook news here from now on instead of Digital Home Thoughts.

It took me a while to get my first laptop - I didn't purchase one until 2001 - but since getting that first laptop, I've been hooked on the idea of having a full-featured computer with me wherever I go. Smartphones are great and all, but sometimes you just really want to run the apps and get at your data in the same way you do on your desktop computer. We'll have some fun talking about the history of laptops - I know many of you got started with laptops long before I did - but that will come later.

With the launch of any new site, there's the inevitable question of "If I build it, will they come"?. So my request to you, the community, is to make Laptop Thoughts the focus of your laptop-based efforts. Have a question about a laptop? Come post it in our forums. Looking for a new laptop? Come here first, and use our links and resources (more on that later) to help you in your research. If you're a laptop expert, become a regular in our forums and help to create the knowledgeable, friendly community that Thoughts Media is known for. Submit laptop news to us, and let us know what you want to see from this site. Follow us on Twitter, subscribe to our RSS feed, sign up for the weekly newsletter (in the right-hand sidebar), and subscribe to our channel on Youtube.

I've been looking forward to launching Laptop Thoughts for many months now, so I'm excited it's finally happening. Welcome! Oh, and in case you're wondering, we'll definitely be having a grand-opening contest...I'm working on gathering up some prizes now. Stay tuned!


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