Google special event next week to reveal Chrome OS netbook?

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If you ask some people, they’ll tell you that the netbook is dead. They’ll tell you that you’re better off choosing between a full-sized laptop or one of the new tablet devices. Well, you may soon have a suitable alternative to the MacBook Air as your netbook, because Google is hosting an event that could see the revealing of the Chrome OS netbook.

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Gigabyte Booktop T1125 netvertible tablet-netbook with docking bay

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It’s almost as if Gigabyte has devised a product for the most indecisive person on the planet. Maybe you want the portability of a notebook, the touchscreen of a tablet and the comfort of a desktop. If all of the above apply, maybe you want the Gigabyte Booktop T1125.

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Kids Classmate brings touchscreen netbooks to the classroom

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I remember when the standard batch of school supplies I received each September consisted of a yellow ruler, a nub of an eraser, and a #2 pencil. My, how times have changed. These days, even the youngest of students are getting loaded with computers and the Kids Classmate is the latest in this revolution.

Looking like it takes on the Intel reference design, the newest $650 Kids Classmate comes from the good people at Kid Computers. The idea is that this education netbook can be used anytime and anywhere for students in kindergarten clear through to grade 12. It’s a convertible tablet, featuring a 10.1-inch color touchscreen display that can rotate and swivel to suit the specific needs of each class. They say kids can “scrawl and draw just like they would with pen and paper.”

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Samsung expands Corby line to include brightly-colored netbooks too

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We already know about some of those Samsung Corby phones that pop up at local retailers, but it looks like the Korean manufacturer wants to expand that brand in to the realm of netbooks too. Recently unveiled are the new Samsung Corby netbooks and oh boy are they vivid.

If you’re thinking that these netbooks look a little too familiar, you’d be right. That’s because the Samsung Corby netbook is really just a rebadged version of the Samsung N150 netbook that we saw a couple of months ago.

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Intel preparing a dual-core Atom N500 processor for netbooks

Intel's latest Atom chip is rumoured to be a low-power portable version of its desktop dual-core processors.

Asus really revolutionized the world when it introduced its first generation of netbooks, the market has grown rapidly since that time and Asus continues to wow us with new netbooks. We’ve now progressed to new processors and bigger screens, blurring the line between netbooks and notebooks. That line is about to get even more blurred, because Intel wants to load netbooks with dual core Atom processors.

There’s word on the street that we should expect to see the new Intel Atom N500 processor at some point in the near future.

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Samsung N210 Netbook and R780 Notebooks now on Best Buy shelves

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Best Buy has always provided a large variety of specialty electronics – computers, software, games, Blu-ray discs, mobile phones, digital cameras etcetera. They are now offering Samsung Electronics Americas brand new line of multimedia powerhouse R80 series notebooks and the polished pearl white Samsung N210 netbook.

These notebooks are beautifully crafted with aesthetics like the ravishing crystal wave design that is mouth watering to any window shopper on the prowl for a multimedia notebook.

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HP Mini 210 Netbook, Vivienne Tam Edition with pretty butterflies

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HP hired the expertise of Vivienne Tam. For those of you that aren’t aware of what’s happening on the glitzy catwalk scene, Tam is only one of the most unique fashion designers at the moment whose clothes have a vibrant fusion of Chinese and modern design.

What sets it apart is Tam’s fabulous “Butterfly Lovers” design. With custom Tam branded start menu and icons and a Butterfly lover’s wireless mouse. In Tam’s own words she enjoys “Marrying fashion with technology.”

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