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.

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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.