Sony Vaio EJ35

With the first netbooks, we put up with less processing power, less memory, and small displays because it meant small, cheap computers that were portable.

Sunday, 26 February, 2012, 12:00am

Acer Iconia 6886

For those of you who are always running out of screen real estate, here's the perfect solution, without having to plug an external screen into your laptop.

17 Jul 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

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

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

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

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

Gigabyte TouchNote 1028X/G

Perhaps due to their relatively high price, tablet PCs, with their flip-screen ability, never really took off. But that's set to change, since Taiwanese company Gigabyte is doing for the tablet PC what netbook manufacturers did for notebooks.

2 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Asus Err Keyboard

W e've had the Eee PC netbook, Eee Top desktop, and now there's the Eee Keyboard. No, this is not a keyboard made specially for the Eee series, but a full-featured computer in itself.

12 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

NEC Versa N1200

Like many of its competitors, NEC is getting into the netbook market. After the 7-inch N1100 last year, the new Versa N1200 is the Japanese company's latest attempt at a trimmed-down, ultra-portable PC.

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Asus Eee PC S121

The original netbook, Asus' Eee PC, is all grown up. But while the original 7-inch display has expanded to 12.1 inches in the latest S121 model, the ultra portability that made the netbook such a success is still the main focus of the machine.

12 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Dell Inspiron Mini 10

Dell Computers has rounded out its portfolio of ultra portable laptops with the Inspiron Mini 10, which fits in between its previous 9-inch and 12-inch display models.

20 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Acer Extensa EX4430

One of the best things to come out of the introduction of netbooks such as the EeePC was that it gave users the option of mobile computing at a fraction of the price of traditional full-featured laptop computers.

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Western Digital My Passport Essential

If you're heading overseas this Christmas, you might want to consider taking one of these along. True, Western Digital's My Passport Essential won't get you through immigration, but it will hold all your digital media in a neat and compact package.

14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am