Netbooks http://www.stuff.tv/netbooks/reviews en-GB 10 gadgets you’ll probably never use again http://www.stuff.tv/music/10-gadgets-you-ll-probably-never-use-again/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pour some liquor on the ground for these fallen warriors of the tech world, killed off by better alternatives </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="10 gadgets you’ll probably never use again" alt="10 gadgets you’ll probably never use again" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/tv-trash.jpg?1376885331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>These gadgets once ruled the Earth but now, like electronic dinosaurs, they are extinct – or near enough. Join us on a journey and we mourn the tech you used once but probably never will again.</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/94324017@N00/17894897/in/photolist-2zHwH-7p2tr-ftW2g-q7vxh-rUULS-zW2aK-4s3WXA-4vqvb4-51YEnw-5Nz8j9-5U4Ykn-5WLPtP-bjfdcZ-9PLL7H-e8eejU-bm3Ksi-81wn5G">April Killingsworth</a></em></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cheap point-and-shoot cameras </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once a common sight at pubs, birthday parties and weddings, the humble point-and-shoot digital camera is in steep, sorry decline. While sales of DSLRs, compact system cameras and premium compacts are healthy, it seems that nobody is interested in the £100ish snapper these days.</p> <p>It doesn’t take a genius to work out why. Smartphone cameras are now almost the equal of a point-and-shoot in terms of image quality, with the added bonuses of easy photo sharing, automatic cloud backup and portability. Plus, you always have one on you.</p> <p><strong>Cause of death: Smartphones</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Canon IXUS 70" alt="Canon IXUS 70" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/canon-ixus-70.jpg?1376885331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DVD players </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You don’t have to go back far to find DVD ruling the home entertainment roost. Coming into a market still dominated by outdated analogue VHS tapes, DVD delivered better picture quality, 5.1 surround sound, extra features and the added convenience of being able to skip straight to your favourite scenes.</p> <p>But as quickly as it rose to prominence, DVD dropped into a decline, brought on by several factors. Blu-ray and HDTV services made us realise that DVD’s standard def pictures weren’t actually “all that”, and to add insult to injury, the long-promised arrival of several excellent, cheap on-demand streaming services happened. You probably have a DVD player (or at least something that plays DVDs) under your telly as you read this, but ask yourself: how often do you use it these days?</p> <p><strong>Cause of death: Blu-ray, Sky HD, Netflix and Lovefilm</strong></p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/95021520@N00/2255171349/in/photolist-4rhkSD-4KwvH4-53kuh1-5sFp4K-7iofyi-cgqa43">nrkbeta</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="DVD player" alt="DVD player" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dvd-trash.jpg?1375130780" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pagers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Beloved of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWiKlij_D90">rappers</a>, dealers in illicit substances and anyone trying to have a busy social life at a time when even basic mobile phones cost more than giant televisions, pagers are now signifiers of a more innocent, sepia-toned era. For the uninitiated, they were small devices able to receive a short text message – or sometimes just a number. We're unfortunately old enough to remember the process: calling a human operator, dictating a message and having that passed on to a friend's pager. The holy grail was a two-way pager, able to send as well as receive!</p> <p>As with many of our other entries you'll see here, the downfall of pagers was the advent of affordable mobile phones, which offered everything a pager could – and much more besides.</p> <p><strong>Cause of death: mobile phones</strong></p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14280104@N05/4647263940/in/photolist-85ErEm-7VWoMf-aoZcx2-9nChv8-8RYUpX-8A2PfR-ek4A1Q-9r3faH-bX1M8b-bX1M4U-bkCPvj-dZyeJA-boDeGm-eWJrbV-7zM4wE-7S7vpG-bUvCTH-9yiuw7-dZy7wq-dH6to2-dZy7Ps-a7cHC4-dZsqme-aaxn4H-9jH4ab-bBy9Lp-98igtL">Jim</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pagers" alt="Pagers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pager.jpg?1376885331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pocket calculators </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once an essential part of the secondary school attendee’s kit – and not simply for its ability to display rude words when turned upside down – the humble pocket calculator has fallen on hard times since the rise of the mobile phone. Even early mobiles offered a calculator function, meaning maths students could leave the ever-reliable Casio or Texas Instruments calc gathering dust at home. RIP.</p> <p><strong>Cause of death: phones (both dumb and smart) and computers</strong></p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33854765@N00/1561320157/in/photolist-3nYb64-3EMHc7-3P1Ser-3YKLS6-47EXMJ-4aj6uo-4bXuin-4gsKCR-4kr4Fj-4q9VJ4-4qwcYz-4sPXyP-4tYrkB-4uxrMf-4zaxCh-4CcVgy-51oyGb-51GDS9-53bp5E-54Fgtt-55YPAC-5c62Qb-5cC6LP-5jbEL7-5m5Ve6-5otM4s-5qD4Md-5ri76Z-5BwU4E-5BGUpv-5Dz5Pq-5JfnmA-5NF3tD-5QF1BE-5R6soV-5T7cU4-5WKpBz-6cb3Ln-6fBwyc-6hfLNh-6kK9Qm-6nvixD-6sojSV-6tWQcz-6vjZ7N-6yvjme-6ziwQJ-6CXcxW-6Hh8rk-6NJ8KU-6TM1kv">Pablo</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pocket calculators" alt="Pocket calculators" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pocket-calculator.jpg?1376885331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Arcade machines </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>From the days of Space Invaders through Street Fighter II to Dance Dance Revolution, there have been long periods where coin-operated arcade machines led the line and set the agenda for mainstream video games.</p> <p>While arcade machines are still about – we’re personally quite partial to blasting away at virtual moose on our local dive's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/5-us-tech-trends-we-want-brought-uk/news">Big Buck HD</a> cabinet – you’d have a hard time convincing anyone that they’re anywhere near the cutting edge of gaming today. Since the PlayStation arrived on the scene, arcade gaming has been in decline – and now it’s the home consoles and PCs that are leading the charge when it comes to innovation and graphical power.</p> <p>Interestingly, arcade machines’ best chance of surviving in the modern gaming climate may be looking back to their past. Retro gaming establishments such as <a href="http://barcadebrooklyn.com/">Barcade</a>, which allows craft beer-sipping Brooklynites to drop spare quarters on classics like Gauntlet, Joust and Final Fight, are keeping the arcade dream alive. Just.</p> <p><strong>Cause of death: home consoles</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Barcade" alt="Barcade" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/barcade.jpg?1376885331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mouse nipples </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We’re not talking about rodent teats, of course – those are still going strong as far as we’re aware – but rather the tiny rubber joysticks used to control the mouse pointer on early laptops. Uncomfortable to use for prolonged periods and prone to both wearing out and getting covered in all sorts of unsavoury finger-dirt, this is one thing we’re glad to see the back of.<strong></strong></p> <p><strong>Cause of death: trackpads</strong><em></em></p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/29601732@N06/3450979671/in/photolist-6fXb2v-6sxTTE-6yij5h-7dkSKf-7fPtRH-7KRPEL-8xv7zT">Matthew</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mouse nipples" alt="Mouse nipples" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mouse-nipple.jpg?1376885331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mobile phone antennas </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The cause of much in-pocket discomfort, mobile aerials no longer prod our thighs and beg to be broken off the first time a phone is dropped on the floor. Phone manufacturers have thankfully mastered the art of concealing antennas inside the body of their creations, and in all sorts of clever ways too: the HTC One, for instance, has an antenna <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/stuff-cool-list-2013-how-htc-designed-world-s-most-desirable-phone/feature">made of co-injected polycarbonate</a>, which is forced into channels in the aluminium body while in a molten state. Genius.</p> <p><strong>Cause of death: improved design and manufacturing</strong></p> <p><em>Image credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54092491@N00/3531592602/in/photolist-6o5krC-6prywZ-6r39UC-6sLWhf-6AxfRt-6Ea73h-6U68Dd-6XmKds-7e8EeK-7eY66z-7m3CDV-7m7w9u-7sWQBK-7sWTVi-7tkWnD-7F6tje-f4f3uR-96vqRu-8ZTnUu-8XYNSE-9qedow-9qFPPV-8ZToDS-8ZKvgW-8Y2RoM-8d2xuj-9LGRCN-bmMDL9-9S8r5a-eE63zY-ea55Jj-cSf7qq-7X5pTt-8KVr6h-8qL4FJ-9thbck-881hgq-cSffXu-cSfdGy-cSf36U-cSf8JC-cSfbBS-cSf5UN-cSfcmU-cSf7FG-cSfe33-cSeZA3-cSeYto-cSfo99-cSfj1L-cSfnry">Marco Nedermeijer</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mobile phone antennas" alt="Mobile phone antennas" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/old-mobile-phone.jpg?1376885331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MP3 players </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>OK, so the MP3 player isn’t strictly dead – it just got absorbed, or morphed into, other gadgets. There was a time when almost everybody you’d meet had an iPod (or a non-Apple alternative for those who resented the iPod’s old approach to syncing and DRM), but now it’s rare to see anyone who isn’t a child or tween with one – everyone else uses their smartphones. It’s just a question of convenience.</p> <p>Yes, it’s those smartphones again. Little wonder Apple now only offers one version of the once-ubiquitous iPod Classic, and hasn’t updated it since 2007.</p> <p>There will always be a few people who favour dedicated MP3 players over their phones – the sound quality argument is a valid one, because lossless audio takes up a lot of space and dedicated MP3 players don’t need to use this up on apps; being designed primarily for music, they also may have better built-in DACs than phones. So perhaps it’s fair to say that the MP3 player has become a niche item rather than a totally dead one.</p> <p><strong>Cause of death: smartphones (again)</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPod Classic" alt="iPod Classic" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipod-classic.jpg?1376885331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Netbooks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cheap, compact, lightweight and just powerful enough to perform the basic tasks that make up 95 percent of the average person’s computer usage – email, web browsing, YouTube-watching etc. – the netbook was hailed as a revolution in mobile computing.</p> <p>Then along came tablets and the MacBook Air. The former can handle all of the above tasks and are generally smaller and more powerful than netbooks, while the latter offers the same sort of portability with far better design, build quality and performance (let’s face it: most netbooks had had a run-in with the ugly stick). One by one the netbook manufacturers gave up on this end of the market, with the final two holdouts Asus and Acer finally ceasing production in January 2013.</p> <p><strong>Cause of death: tablets</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Netbook" alt="Netbook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hp-mini-netbook.jpg?1376885331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Flip video camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Flip range of pocket-sized video cameras enjoyed a dizzying level of success in the mid-to-late noughties, culminating in the company’s megabucks (US$590 million to be precise) acquisition by Silicon Valley royalty Cisco Systems in 2009. Cisco saw that a cheap, simple and portable HD camcorder was the perfect tool for the YouTube generation.</p> <p>But less than two years later and despite relatively strong sales persisting, Cisco pulled down shutters on the Flip business – perhaps wary that the steep rise in smartphone ownership (not to mention even cheaper camcorder-equipped devices like the iPod Touch) would ultimately prove the death of such devices. Chalk another one up to phones, chaps.</p> <p><strong>Cause of death: yet again, smartphones</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Flip video camera" alt="Flip video camera" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/flip-video-camera.jpg?1376885331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Camcorders Cameras Gaming Music Netbooks Smartphones Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:25:22 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425153 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus Eee PC 900 video review http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/asus-eee-pc-900-video-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new 9in EeePC is bigger, better and more expensive. But is it still the pinnacle of portability? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="334" height="235" title="Asus Eee PC 900 " alt="Asus Eee PC 900 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Asus-Eec-PC-900.png?1371547923" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-659677401001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="659677401001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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But is one of the fastest netbooks around worth the £499 price tag? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="342" height="268" title="Asus Eee PC Lamborghini VX6 " alt="Asus Eee PC Lamborghini VX6 " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Asus-eec-Lamborghini-VX6.png?1371119837" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-813531275001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="813531275001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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Enter the age of the Tegra 3 quad-core tablet. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="383" height="247" title="Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime" alt="Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Asus%20Eee%20Pad.png?1370531479" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1399008773001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1399008773001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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They’re back, and called Chromebooks. They run <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/google-chrome-os">Chrome OS</a> (see panel, right) – Google’s vision of a computer that works almost universally through a browser window. And they’ve arrived in the midst of a touchscreen tablet revolution. That’s like turning up to a black tie do in a toga. Only slightly more embarrassing.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> (3G model £400) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Solidly made and blindingly fast to reach to the internet, but messy offline computing makes it a tough sell</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/samsung-series-5-chromebook </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-series-5-chromebook/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-series-5-chromebook/review#comments Netbooks Samsung Series 5 Chromebook Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:22:56 +0000 Paddy Smith 417152 at http://www.stuff.tv Toshiba NB550D http://www.stuff.tv/toshiba/toshiba-nb550d/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world&#039;s first Fusion-powered netbook splits the Atom </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="875" height="656" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshiba-nb550d-main.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="605" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshiba-nb550d-2.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="525" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshiba-nb500d-3.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="700" height="525" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshiba-nb550d-4.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshiba-nb550d-hands1_0.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshiba-nb550d-hands2_0.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshiba-nb550d-hands3_0.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There’s just one important thing to know about Toshiba’s NB550D. Forget the lightweight, slimline build and 10 hour battery life. They’re good, but find us a netbook that you can’t say that about these days and we’d be impressed. What makes the NB550D interesting is that it’s the first netbook to use AMD’s new Fusion processor. Every other netbook of note since Asus’ first Eee PC has been built around the same, almost unchanging, Intel Atom chip. To say this is a welcome change is an understatement indeed.</p> <p><strong>Performance and power</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The only netbook worth buying right now, but quality tablets and cheap laptops are snapping at its heels</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/toshiba-nb550d </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/toshiba/toshiba-nb550d/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/toshiba/toshiba-nb550d/review#comments NB550D Netbooks Toshiba Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:50:50 +0000 Tony Horgan 416827 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Chrome OS http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-chrome-os/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google’s first computer operating system dreams of a life spent in the cloud, but is it all just pie in the sky? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="333" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chrome-os-webstore.jpg?1364298774" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="333" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chrome-os-image-edit.jpg?1364298774" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="333" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chrome-os-stuff.jpg?1364298774" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="431" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chrome-os-side.jpg?1364298774" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="350" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/chrome-os-top-down.jpg?1364298774" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether you just take the odd look at Google Maps or run your whole life with its online organisers, chances are you’re familiar with Google’s apps. Chrome OS takes this ubiquity to its logical conclusion, reducing an entire operating system to a browser and a bunch of Google accounts. That simplicity means it can run on very basic hardware, with all the storage and number-crunching handled by Google’s servers.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £0.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chrome OS falls victim to being ahead of its time – but when wireless web access is never out of reach, its day will come</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/google-chrome-os </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-chrome-os/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-chrome-os/review#comments Chrome OS Google Netbooks Wed, 11 May 2011 15:25:14 +0000 Paddy Smith 416421 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung N230 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-n230/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung beefs up the batteries to make a netbook that can run all day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="916" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsungN230left.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Samsung-N230-2.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="964" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SamsungN230top.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>In usual Samsung style, the N230 comes wrapped in a deep black glossy exterior. Under the facade lurks the now ubiquitous N450 Atom <a href="http://stuff.tv/blogs/jargonbuster/archive/2008/02/10/processor-cpu-central-processing-unit.aspx" target="_blank">processor</a>. Pootling along at 1.66 GHz, it does include a hyperthreaded core which gives the illusion of multiple processors. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £349.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nothing amazing spec-wise, but it can definitely go the distance</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/samsung-n230 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-n230/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-n230/review#comments N230 Netbooks Samsung Mon, 15 Nov 2010 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 15264 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus Eee PC 1215N http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-eee-pc-1215n/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With a two-core CPU and NVIDIA graphics, the 1215N is the fastest netbook around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2000" height="1772" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ASUS_Eee_PC_1215N_Bild2_0.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/asus-1215n.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="800" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/AsuseeePC1215N.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Asus's '<a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Asus-Eee-PC-1008HA-SeaShell-review/" target="_blank">Seashell</a>' design for its Eee PC range has been around for a while now, but it's still the most elegant look for the modern netbook to be seen in. Sleek and angled, it makes full use of Apple's <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/MacBook-Air-11in/" target="_blank">MacBook Air</a> playbook to disguise its girth with rounded edges and thin lids. With its 12.1in screen, the Eee PC 1215N is the largest of Asus's netbooks, too, proving that the Seashell doesn't have to be small to be beautiful.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £430.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">4 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A pretty and powerful netbook, but it's still a netbook at heart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/asus-eee-pc-1215n </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-eee-pc-1215n/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-eee-pc-1215n/review#comments Asus Eee PC 1215N Netbooks Fri, 05 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 15241 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus Eee PC 1018P http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-eee-pc-1018p/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asus’s latest Eee PC is a beautiful, svelte netbook. But does its performance match the aluminium looks? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="480" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ASUS_Eee_PC_1018P.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="505" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/asus-eee-pc-1018Pclosed.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="959" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Asuseeepc1018Pback.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Things move fast in tech. You only have to look back to 2007 for Asus’s first netbook, and the start of the miniature laptop revolution. Fast-forward to the latter half of 2010, and the Eee brand is still going strong, as machines such as the excellent 1018P demonstrate. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A beautiful, superbly built netbook, but lower-priced rivals offer better performance and battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/asus-eee-pc-1018p </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-eee-pc-1018p/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-eee-pc-1018p/review#comments Asus Eee PC 1018P Netbooks Thu, 05 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14883 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony VAIO P http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-vaio-p/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony’s almost pocketable, high-style netbook has been given a makeover. But can it justify that eyewatering price tag? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="900" height="432" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Sonyvaioopen.jpg?1364299007" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SonyVAIOpred.jpg?1364299007" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="731" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SonyVaioPall2.jpg?1364299007" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="613" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SonyvaioPcolours.jpg?1364299007" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="648" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SonyvaioPjeans.jpg?1364299007" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>When it was launched a year ago, Sony's Vaio P was a likeable but overdesigned folly. Since then there have been others: <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Nokia-Booklet-3G-review/" target="_blank">Nokia's 3G Booklet</a> and Sony's own <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Sony-Vaio-X-review/" target="_blank">Vaio X</a> have also put Intel's common-as-muck Atom processor into couture chassis.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £1,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-660290210001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="660290210001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Still the most elegant Atom netbook around, and still horrendously overpriced, too </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sony-vaio-p </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-vaio-p/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-vaio-p/review#comments Netbooks Sony VAIO P Wed, 23 Jun 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14607 at http://www.stuff.tv Toshiba T110 http://www.stuff.tv/t110/toshiba-t110/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With a &#039;proper&#039; CPU and a decent screen, does Toshiba&#039;s ultralight spell the end of netbooks forever? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1050" height="856" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/toshibaT110_1.jpg?1364316047" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="809" height="683" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/TOSHIBAT110front_1.jpg?1364316047" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="549" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Toshibat110Left.jpg?1364316047" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There's a big gap between £250 netbooks and CULV ultralights like <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Asus-UL30A-review/" target="_blank">Asus's UL30A</a>, <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/MSI-X-Slim-X600-review/" target="_blank">MSI's X600</a> and <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Acer-Timeline-X-review/" target="_blank">Acer's Timeline X</a>, which come in at around £500 or more. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £430.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With specs and build to shame most netbooks, the T110 is an ultra-desirable ultra-mobile</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/toshiba-t110 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/t110/toshiba-t110/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/t110/toshiba-t110/review#comments Netbooks T110 Toshiba Sat, 22 May 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14519 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung N220 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-n220/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pine Trail-powered and HD-ready, Samsung&#039;s latest is more than just a netbook… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1003" height="1024" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/n22002.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="800" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/SamsungN220.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="929" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-n220red.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="788" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsungn220red.jpg?1364299274" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are hordes of new netbooks that make use of Intel's latest revision to its Atom processor. Acer's Aspire 532, Toshiba's Mini NB305 and <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Sony-M-Series-netbook-is-cheapest-VAIO-yet/14227/" target="_blank">Sony's Vaio M</a> are all built around the revolutionary design that reduces power consumption and increases graphics performance in one go.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £329.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With Full HD video playback without the cost of an ION chipset, this is the best all-round netbook you can buy </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/samsung-n220 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-n220/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-n220/review#comments N220 Netbooks Samsung Fri, 02 Apr 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14319 at http://www.stuff.tv