I've previously called the Asus 1000HE netbook one of the best values in the netbook market in terms of bang per buck but I had to try it out myself to see if it actually lives up to my expectations. For a typical street price of $375 to $399, the Asus 1000HE netbook simply can't be beat in terms of value. It is one of the best netbooks on the market at any price.
It's hard to believe that just over one year ago, netbooks were a brand new class of laptops meant for the developing world. Its creators grossly undermined the public's appetite for cheap and portable computers and one year later, netbooks became the fastest growing segment in the market while every other market suffered painful losses in the brutal economy.
I've been using the HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition for the past month and generally have had a great experience. There have been some instances where I've needed to use the webcam and found it to be less than satisfactory.
Amazon is selling the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE netbook for $374, which is a $25 discount off MSRP. The ASUS Eee PC 1000HE is a solid little netbook that packs a long-lasting 6-cell battery and Intel's newest Atom processor.
HP is giving away a HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition for Valentine's Day. The contest is open through this Friday and the odds of winning are pretty good since less than 300 people have entered so far. All you have to do is write a little "love letter" about it and why you deserve to win.
The guys from NVIDIA showed me a demo of 1080p video playing on the an NVIDIA Ion reference design. This little computer is the precursor to netbooks that will be capable of playing high definition video.
Freescale and Pegatron are ushering a new generation of netbooks that will combine excellent battery life, good looks and low cost. The two partners are hoping to bring the ARM-based netbook to market within the next few months under the flagship of a major OEM at a retail price of $199 to $299.
A lot of netbooks look and feel like toys, but HPâ€™s blessed the Mini 1000 with design cues borrowed from its Pavilion notebooks, making it the best looking netbook to date. This Mini 1000 is an excellent choice for anyone that understands the limitations of a netbook, likes the idea of simplicity and favors style over having a couple of extra ports and plugs.
Last month I was lucky enough to take a trip to Italy for a few weeks with my wife. I spent the vast majority of my time unplugged from the Internet, but did keep an eye out for how Italians are using gadgets.
Intel bought Netbook.com last week and will most likely turn it into a portal for Atom-powered netbooks. Intel is working to define the space as there's some debate about which computers should even be called "netbook".
Low-cost Netbooks are all the rage these days, but a lot of consumers are showing dissatisfaction with the Linux operating systems that come on many of the lowest-priced netbooks. Apparently, consumers return Netbooks with Linux more than four times as often as Netbooks that have Windows XP pre-installed.
HP introduced the Mini-note 2133 a few months ago, but has yet to introduce a consumer friendly netbook. James from jkOnTheRun spotted what may be HP's answer to the Dell Inspiron N, Lenovo S10 and the smattering of other netbooks that seem to be hitting the market on a daily basis.