Black Friday is now just two short days away. Normally by this time of year the net is alive with loads of black Friday deals, and a fair few netbook deals.
But this Black Friday 2011 the netbook deals seem to be more few and far between.
We will be sure to update you as more deals are announced closer to Friday.
As of right now the best deals we have found come from trusty black Friday supporter Amazon.
For those of you who have been looking forward to getting your hands on the newly announced Google Chromebooks, your day has finally come!
Both the Acer Cromia and Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks are now up for pre-order from Amazon from their dedicated Chromebook page.
While some lucky people were about to pick up a Samsung Series 5 Chromebook at an early sale at Glit, most people missed out. So be sure to get your pre-order in now.
Intel has just made their Intel Cedar Trail platform, the latest generation of Atom processor official.
This next generation of Intel Atom processor is again aimed at netbooks along with lower end desktops. The Cedar Trail Atom platform was recently announced at IDF Beijing during Intel presentation.
This presentation / demo shower off the new platforms features such as video and wireless music streaming, along with file sharing features.
There were a surprisingly low number of new netbooks released at this years CES, with most just being slightly updated versions of previous netbooks updated with AMD’s latest hardware. There was on the other hand a lot of attention on tablets, causing some doubt in the netbook market.
But a recent article states that the netbook market is expected to maintain shipments of about 30 million units in 2011. It also states “The impact of Apple’s iPad had previously caused industry players to turn pessimistic toward netbook’s future; however, after a short-term of observation, the players have recently started changing their view about netbooks and believe the devices will still have a place in the market.” This is very good news for netbooks.
Just to let you guys know, I have just updated the netbook comparison database, and have added the latest generation of netbooks featuring the new dual core Intel Atom N550 processor.
The sortable / searchable netbook comparison database is the easiest way to compare netbook specifications and prices.
It’s that time of year again, Black Friday! The nations busiest retail day of the year, with everyone snapping up all of the great deals and savings to be had.
Here at netbook reviews, as always we will be sure to bring you all the best Black Friday netbook deals for 2010 and keep you up to date with all the best offers as they come in.
Just yesterday Intel officially announced the availability of their new dual core Intel Atom N550 processor.
In the press announcement they also said that a dozen netbooks powered by the new Atom N500 processor are already available to purchase.
Well, as of right now, that isn’t exactly true, as there certainly isn’t a dozen right now. But we do know of a number of upcoming netbooks which are powered by the dual core N550 processor.
There are a number of reports and rumors flying around the Internet right now suggesting that Intel maybe working on a Dual Core Atom chip for netbooks, which may be called the Intel Atom N550.
Intel’s low power consumption Atom processors are divided into two categories, those for Nettops, and those for netbooks.
Update: The dual core Intel Atom N550 processor is now available, more news below!
The big name battery brand, Duracell, are getting into the netbook market in some way by launching their universal netbook adapter.
The Duracell universal netbook charger is said to work with all popular netbooks from Acer, Asus, Dell HP / Compaq, Lenovo and even more.
The 40-watt power adapter comes with four power tip which can be easily changed to fit these netbooks. It automatically switches from 12v – 19v depending on the netbooks needs.
As I’m sure you know, Intel are the kings of the netbook processor. Multiple variations of their Atom processor are found in 95% or so of all current and previous netbooks.
We are starting to see a few more netbook models on the market which make use of AMD’s hardware (E.g Acer Aspire One 521), but they are still very few and far between.
AMD are now looking to gain more of the netbook market share with their new AMD Ontario processor.