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Posted in News Roundup at 9:01 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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  • Commodore UMMD 8010/F netbook announced

    Available in four colours; white, black, grey and sweet pink prices for the laptop start, considering its offering, at a staggering £325.

    The UMMD 8010/F will be available later in the month a spokesperson told Pocket-lint.

  • MiTAC launches MiSTATION netbook: Windows or Linux support

    Owners of Mio and Navman, MiTAC are just the latest company to launch their own netbook computer. The MiSTATION netbook comes with an 8.9-inch screen and is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor.

    The netbook has a choice of either a 20GB SSD or a 60GB Hard Drive. You will have the choice of either Windows XP or Linux, depending on which you prefer.

  • A Quick Guide to Netbooks

    Price is probably the most compelling, followed by the feature set. In my own experience, I’m finding that the Linux implementations are a third factor. While many netbook makers are offering custom Linux builds for simplicity, they have to balance that with the ability for the everyday consumer to add, extend and customize their own experience.

  • MSI intros cut-price Linux mini-laptop

    The low-cost Wind matches the spec of its pricier stablemates but comes in at £269 ($485/€332) instead of £329 ($593/€406) by coming pre-loaded with Linux and sporting an 8.9in, 1024 x 600 display instead of a 10in screen.

  • The UMPC is dead; long live the netbook!

    In fact, about the only true MIDs to reach market appear to be Nokia’s N Series Internet Tablets. These devices, which debuted, some two years before Intel’s “invention” of the MID, have only met with limited success.

    What’s more, few device vendors have followed Nokia over the MID cliff.

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