Asus A53E

Netbooks may have taken a large chunk of the market from laptops, but Asus, the company that first introduced netbooks, has blurred the lines between the two.

Sunday, 25 September, 2011, 12:00am

Asus Eee Pad Transformer

Asus, the company that revolutionised portable computing with its Eee PC series, is now eyeing the tablet computer, or pads, market pioneered by Apple.

But instead of undercutting the market in price with scaled down features like the Eee PC did, the Taiwanese firm's new Eee Pad comes with some cutting-edge features that put it on par with the iPad and iPad2.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Acer Aspire One Happy

Netbooks are everywhere these days, but this new model from Acer comes with an extra twist. While the Acer Aspire One Happy runs the standard Windows 7 Starter Edition, it also comes with a second personality that turns it into an Android 2.1 machine.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

MSI WindPad

While everyone seems to be talking about the iPad and the new Android-powered models, few know that there are also 'pads' or 'tablets' that actually run Microsoft's Windows operating systems. Featuring a 10.1-inch multi-touch display, the MSI WindPad brings the touch-enabled Windows 7 platform to a tablet form factor.

6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Toshiba Libretto W100

There have been a lot of new devices launched lately, from netbooks and tablets, to, of course, the iPad. Now get ready for the Toshiba Libretto W100, which merges the Nintendo DS idea with a netbook.

22 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Asus Eee PC R101

Asus has tagged a new sub-brand dubbed Seashell to its popular Eee PC netbooks. The reason for the name seems to be in honour of the carbon fibre materials used for the casing of the latest model, the Eee PC Seashell R101. The casing features grooves and textures on its surface, like a shell from the sea.

25 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

HP ProBook 4720s

If you've grown tired of your low-power netbook, and want something with enough power to run those processing-intensive applications and a display big enough to look at for extended periods, HP has got the answer.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

Hasee Q230

There might not be much that stands out in this netbook from mainland PC maker Hasee, but for just under HK$2,000, you can take one home.

16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Nokia 3G Booklet

Is it a laptop computer? Is it a netbook? No, it's a Booklet!

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Lenovo IdeaPad U1

You've heard of smartphones and netbooks, but how about a smartbook? The new IdeaPad U1 signals the advent of yet another category of computing devices. The IdeaPad U1 smartbook is less of a phone, and more of an internet-access device and a netbook packed into a single package.

17 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

BenQ S35C

The battery life of notebook and netbook computers is getting better, but still only lasts about six hours, especially for models with larger displays.

That is a problem BenQ addresses with its JoyBook S35C-GK13 model. The 13.3-inch notebook comes with a massive eight-cell battery, which the company says provides 11.5 hours of power.

15 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Fujitsu LifeBook UH900

There was a time when the smaller the laptop, the costlier it was. Then netbooks brought down the price for portable computing.

Fujitsu is doing its bit to keep small trendy, while offering even more reasonable prices. The new Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 comes with a 5.6-inch display, even smaller than the original 7-inch screen of the Asus EeePC.

27 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Kohjinsha DZ Series

One of the problems with netbooks is that they have smaller displays than their full-sized notebook cousins, making it hard to work on more than one application at a time.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Olevia X101

While it is better known for its LCD televisions and home media centres, Olevia has begun entering the netbook market recently.

While there are netbooks that are cheaper, the X101's large-capacity battery and Windows 7 Starter make it one of the best value-for-money models on the market.

20 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

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18 Oct 2009 - 12:00am