Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 11:57 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It's a big day in processor land today, as both Intel and AMD announced several new chips. Both Intel and AMD launched a number of chips targeted at the segment just above netbooks, which are generally slightly larger and a bit more powerful. In addition, AMD launched its six core Istanbul server processor, as well as a new Athlon II X2 dual-core processor, and a new high-end Phenom II X2.
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RE: Real Notebooks
by kosmic on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 16:23 UTC in reply to "Real Notebooks"
kosmic
Member since:
2007-09-24

I share the same problem as you.

I've been in the market for a netbook with long batery, small and eficient, I end buying a Apple PowerBook G4 12' 1.5Ghz with 1GB of RAM and 4h30 hours of battery.

The old ones like IBM, Compaq and Apple are a lot better that most of the netbooks they sell today ;)

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RE[2]: Real Notebooks
by bryanv on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 17:54 in reply to "RE: Real Notebooks"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

And that is why they can have my 12" iBook G4 with an upgraded 6hr battery when they pry it from my cold dead hands.

Sure, it's slow, but dog gone if it doesn't run near forever.

I've replaced the hard drive. I've replaced the magnesium sub-frame (that was a massively fun surgery!) because the old one had cracked. I've maxed out the RAM. When Apple decides to no longer support it, it'll have a new lease on life with Linux, and I'm -hoping- an Andriod port.

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RE[3]: Real Notebooks
by helf on Tue 2nd Jun 2009 18:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Real Notebooks"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

android on that?

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RE[2]: Real Notebooks
by vaette on Wed 3rd Jun 2009 06:11 in reply to "RE: Real Notebooks"
vaette Member since:
2008-08-09

You may be looking for the new Acer Timeline series. Light, very affordable and extremely long battery life. The only actual downside seems to be that they are not very powerful, but far more powerful than netbooks anyway.

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