Welcome to this week’s netbook roundup. In this space every Monday I’ll highlight netbook news items from around the web.
- AT&T Rolls Out Barely-Subsidized Acer, Dell, Lenovo Netbooks Across the Country â€“ AT&T fires up a bit of netbook subsidization, offering the Dell Mini 10 [Portal page], Acer Aspire One [Portal page] and Lenovo S10 [Portal page] for $200 with a two-year, $40/month (minimum) contract.
- ASUS Eee PC T101 tablet reportedly facing uncertain future â€“ Though the Asus Eee T101H [Portal page] was seen quite a long while back on an Asus’ Eee roadmap, it seems to have a questionable release at this point. Most likely the success or failure of the Asus Eee T91 [Portal page] will decide what comes of the T101H.
- Samsung Go (N310) reviewed, gets 8.5 hours battery life â€“ The Samsung N310 [Portal page] which we saw several months ago is being branded as the Samsung Go in the US. Apparently its standard 6-cell battery is good for 8.5 hours which is quite impressive.
- Sony- Netbooks are Here to Stay; Touch Enabled VAIOs This Year â€“ Sony recently hoped into the netbook game after sitting on the sidelines since the genre appeared. Now they are recognizing the netbook as something that they need to get involved in. In addition to the release of their VAIO W [Portal page] netbook, they are planning on releasing touchscreen computers after Windows 7 lands.
- Asus Finally Launches the Eee PC 1004DN â€“ Another one that we’ve known was coming for a while: The Asus Eee 1004DN [Portal page]. Asus’ first netbook with optical disk drive and the Intel GN40 chipset. Asus has now released it in Taiwan.