Best Netbook Of The Year?

We only have 3 more months to the end of 2010. This year, we have seen lots of new netbook model popping up, and many of them has added (or will be adding) the dual core Intel Atom processor and Nvidia ION 2 graphics to their specs. Netbooks are no longer a device used merely for Web browsing and Internet application which it was originally designed for. So which is the best netbook of 2010? Some reviewers say it’s the Eee PC 1215N, but I think it’s still too early to say now as we are yet to see the performance of the Acer Aspire One D255 and the Asus Eee PC 1015N which will be released in the next 1 to 2 months. Both models will feature the new Intel Atom D550 CPU and the 1015PN will even be running ION 2. It will be interesting to see how these 2 new models compared to the others.

Asus Eee PC 1215N Reviewed – Best Netbook On The Market?

The much awaited Asus Eee PC 1215N netbook finally landed in the U.S. Why is this netbook such a big deal? Because it’s the first netbook to feature the Nvidia ION 2 graphic chip with Optimus technology which helps to save battery power by automatically switch between integrated and discrete GPU. So when play a 1080p video which require lots of graphic processing power, the Optimus will automatically turn on the ION graphic; while when doing normal computing tasks, the Optimus is smart enough to turn of the discrete GPU and just make use of the integrated graphic chip.

With a powerful dual core processor, Nvidia ION 2 graphic, and the Optimus technology, what you will get is a powerful yet energy saving netbook. According to review, this netbook can last for nearly 6 hours under normal usage, and the system performance beats every other netbooks on the market.

Find out more from this Eee PC 1215N review. If you own this netbook, let us know what you think!

Netbook Comparison Tool Makes Netbook Shopping Easier

In order to find the best netbook that’s suitable for yourself, you need to do some research and comparison. There are so many netbook models available on the market today, which make netbook comparison an uneasy task. If you face this problem too (having too many choices and do not know where to start), this netbook comparison tool will be a great help.  It allows you to select a few netbook models and then display the specs, user reviews, and prices for each models in a table so that you can compare them side by side.

Google Announced Chrome OS Targeting Netbook

There has been rumors about Google releasing OS for quite a while, and Google finally did. Google recently announced on Google blog that they will be realeasing a Linux-base, open-source OS which will be a lightweight system with minimal user interface. They called it the Google Chrome OS. It will have minimal interface just like Google Chrome web browser, and will mainly targeting netbook computers. It’s expected to be available on netbooks in the 2nd half of 2010.

Sony Finally Release A Netbook

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Sony released a mini laptop called the VAIO P few months ago, and refuse to call it a netbook. In fact, the over high price of the VAIO P does not qualify it as a netbook. Today, Sony finally released a real netbook, the VAIO W series, which comes with standard netbook specs and price:

  • 10.1-inch screen, 1366×768 resolution
  • Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz
  • 160GB HDD
  • 1GB RAM
  • webcam
  • GMA 950/W-LAN
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.5-hour battery pack
  • Windows XP Home Edition

The Sony VAIO W netbook is expected to be released on August at a starting price of $499.

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Asus Eee PC 1005HA Reviewd

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Asus Eee PC 1005 has been reviewed, and seems like this netbook has replaced the Eee PC 1000HE as the best netbook from Asus. While maintaining the good looking of the previous Eee PC 1008HA Seashell netbook, the Eee PC 1005HA not only solve the problem of the non-replaceable battery, but also boast an 8 hours plus of battery life, and a comfortable keyboard and touchpad . Here’s the full review of Asus Eee PC 1005HA.. check it out!

Toshiba NB205 Released

toshiba-nb205-n310-brown-cover-450Toshiba finally released its first netbook in the U.S. market. The Toshiba NB205 is an 10-inch netbook that comes with mostly standard specs that are similar to most of other netbooks on the market today:

  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N280 processor
  • 10.1-inch diagonal widescreen
  • 1GB DDR2 800MHz RAM, upgradeable to 2GB
  • 160GB HDD2
  • 6-cell battery
  • Full-sized keyboard

Although being late to the market, Toshiba manage to produce a top quality netbook that’s comparable to any other netbook available on the market today. Check out the review of Toshiba NB205 here.