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Chromebooks' success punches Microsoft in the gut

Amazon, NPD Group trumpet sales of the bare-bones laptops in 2013 to consumers and businesses

TV holiday specials and Christmas episodes

Looking for some good (or so-bad-they're-good) holiday TV episodes to stream? You've come to the right place.

Are Netbooks Dead? The Prognosis Is Grim

Netbook sales are declining precipitously. Is the netbook dead, or will it survive as a niche player?

Kinect Inside: Asus Bakes Motion-Control Tech into Laptops

Want to wave your arms or kick your legs in front of your laptop? Asus is working to make it so.

Will Ultrabooks Slow the Tablet Revolution?

A new report suggests explosive growth for the nascent ultrabooks category over the next five years, but it may not be enough to put a dent in the tablet trend.

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Ultrabooks: 7 Ways They're Revolutionizing Mobile Computing

CES 2012 is all about the ultrabook. Is the ultrabook a revolutionary PC concept, or just an incremental evolution destined to fade away like the netbook?

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Asus Launches Colorful, Slim Eee PC Flare Netbooks and $399 Ultraportable Laptop

Asus Monday announced several new models of netbooks with a new "Flare" design and an incredibly priced ultraportable laptop.

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Tablet Sales Overtook Netbook Sales in Q2 2011

Netbooks are dying.

Microsoft Posts Record Quarter But Says Tablets Cannibalizing Netbooks

Despite weak consumer demand for PCs, Microsoft posted a record first quarter revenue of $17.37 billion for the period that ended Sept. 30.

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Want to Revive an Old Netbook? Try Lubuntu

This "light" edition of Ubuntu Linux is perfect for pokey netbooks. The only tricky part is installing it.