Premier laptop maker Acer joins the party with its own entry into the burdgeoning mini-notebook market. Billed as one of the first of the Intel Atom-powered machines, it could set the benchmark for all that follow for the rest of the year. Branded as part of the Aspire range, on paper it looks good, but … Continue reading
We all know Apple produces gadgets of enviable design quality and desirability – if not cutting edge technical content. The Mac Air has been plastered over every TV, magazine and billboard in an unprecedented launch for a notebook PC. Can it compete with the crop of mini-notebooks on offer?
Long-established and respected component-maker MSI jumps into the mini-notebook market with the MSI Wind. A great contender in the ultra-portable market, if you can get past the name… I’ve covered this before in a podcast and I still can’t see anyone confessing to owning on of these laptops: “I’ve got the Wind.” If the salesman … Continue reading
Hewlett Packard (HP) jumps onto the mini-notebook bandwagon with this catchily-named and solid HP 2133 Mini-Note PC . HP’s take on the ‘netbook’ laptop has a similar look to the Asus Eee. Designed with the education and business markets in mind, the hardware has been ruggedised somewhat, having an anodised aluminium shell and scratch resistant … Continue reading