HP Testing Google’s Android for Some Netbooks

March 31st, 2009 Borya K Posted in External Netbook Articles No Comments »

Just in from WSJ: HP is considering replacing Windows with Google’s Android in some mini-laptops.

HP is the world’s largest PC maker. Android is a software originally designed for cellphones. Testing is in progress and no decision has been made.

Seems like a natural transition: Android gets larger; notebooks get smaller; at some point, the two intersect.


Buying a Netbook

February 22nd, 2009 Borya K Posted in External Netbook Articles No Comments »

Inc.com has a great article on buying netbooks for business owners: Four Tips for Buying a Netbook. It’s one of Hannah Clark Steiman’s The Goods: Quick Hits series.

Asus Eee PC Netbook with Intel Celeron M Processor 353 - White

Four main netbooks shopping points:
1. Think screen size – How small can you go? 10″ minilaptop vs 9″ minilaptop may actually be a big difference.
2. Try one – If you haven’t tried one, head over to Best Buy and check one out in person!
3. Do you need it now? – Newer models will come out and prices will drop if you wait a few months.
4. Do you really need it? – Minilaptops are great for travel, but will you really use it? Do you really need it?

Check out the full article here: http://blog.inc.com/quick-hits/2009/01/four_tips_for_buying_a_netbook.html