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Old November 3, 2009, 10:53 AM
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Default VIA Introduces New VIA Nano 3000 Series Processors

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today introduced its new VIA Nano 3000 Series processors, bringing enhanced digital media performance and lower power consumption to Windows 7 thin and light notebook and all-in-one desktop PC markets. Based on the 64-bit superscalar 'Isaiah' architecture, VIA... [ Read full article ]
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Old November 3, 2009, 04:00 PM
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As much as I think that the netbook should die a horrible death, I think that having another player in that market is great. I love to see competition. I just wish the Neo chip from AMD would be good too.
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As much as I think that the netbook should die a horrible death, I think that having another player in that market is great. I love to see competition. I just wish the Neo chip from AMD would be good too.
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I picked up one for myself this summer and I'm quite happy with it. They're obviously not a full featured notebook, but IMO are positioned perfectly between a large bulky notebook and a (stupid expensive data plan) web enabled cell phone device.
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Why?

I picked up one for myself this summer and I'm quite happy with it. They're obviously not a full featured notebook, but IMO are positioned perfectly between a large bulky notebook and a (stupid expensive data plan) web enabled cell phone device.
Ditto, I've never understood the antipathy towards netbooks. Mine has been indispensable for school, work, and has never disappointed me.
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I've decided to get a netbook for university: laptops are too heavy and a real pain to carry around.
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Old November 3, 2009, 05:12 PM
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I think that Ultra-Portables (the class above the netbook) should be the ones at these prices and should be considered more often. What's the point of having technology that is as old as dirt when we should be revolutionizing the portable laptop? There's just some things that a netbook can't handle, as well as their very small screen harms their productivity.
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Old November 3, 2009, 05:17 PM
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But again... the small screen is exactly the point. I'm not so much concerned with price-point as I am with portability. Weight isn't the issue, footprint is.... if I wanted to lug around something with a 14"+ screen, I'd get a proper laptop.
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Productivity and netbook doesn't go together. Besides they are only going to get faster. Probably in a few years you can play crysis on a netbook. I just wish Intel would hurry up and upgrade the crappy atom already.
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