Welcome to this week’s netbook roundup. In this space every Monday I’ll highlight netbook news items from around the web.
- Netbook Cover Fashions Itself in the Likeness of an NES Controller â€“ This handcrafted netbook slip case has a cool retro gaming style to it as it is designed to look like an NES controller. Looks as though the person who made it uses it to protect their Acer Aspire One [Portal page].
- Broadcom demonstrates video accelerator for netbooks â€“ Broadcom has developed a part for inclusion in netbook platforms called Broadcom Crystal HD which works to accelerate video processing, apparently enough that a Mini 110 [Portal page] can play back 1080p video at full framerate, which is pretty impressive.
- Instant-On OS Makers Respond to Chrome OS â€“ Makers of instant on pre-OSs Splashtop and HyperSpace response to the news that Google plans to release Chrome OS which will initially be targeted toward netbook users.
- HP Mini 110 Netbook Gains $30 HD Display Option â€“ Speaking of the Mini 110, Kevin C. Tofel from jkOnTheRun let’s us know that the unit can now be configured with a 1366×768 resolution display, up from the previous 1024×576 option. Along with the aforementioned Broadcom Crystal HD option, you are getting real HD playback (1280×720) from a netbook!
- Asus Eee PC T101H touchscreen netbook coming later this year â€“ Asus UK has confirmed the specs of the Asus Eee T101H [Portal page], the bigger brother of the T91 [Portal page]