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    Microsoft to launch a pair of inexpensive 11.6-inch laptops

    One of the laptops is aimed at education the other directly at consumers, says report.
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    Re: Microsoft to launch a pair of inexpensive 11.6-inch laptops

    Hardly enabled by Atom, they could have done this years ago with an E350. So I presume this is really enabled by Intel giving the CPUs away, which they won't do forever?

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    Re: Microsoft to launch a pair of inexpensive 11.6-inch laptops

    Netbooks are dead. Long live netbooks !

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    Re: Microsoft to launch a pair of inexpensive 11.6-inch laptops

    Anyone else thinking:
    (a) That black (non-Acer) model looks nice;
    (b) How long before someone purges/dual-boots Windows and puts a Linux distro on there.

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    Re: Microsoft to launch a pair of inexpensive 11.6-inch laptops

    Agree with DanceswithUnix, Microsoft could have done this with an AMD chip. I've been eargerly awaiting a new laptop with a current generation AMD processor in the 11.6 inch form factor. All I've seen is Intel models, I really hope this will change soon.

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    Re: Microsoft to launch a pair of inexpensive 11.6-inch laptops

    I will say my old school netbook based on the AMD C50 with upgrades to 4gb ram and a 1366x768 screen is epic, why didn't they do this earlier?

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    Re: Microsoft to launch a pair of inexpensive 11.6-inch laptops

    Thy shall wait...
    ... wait to see these things equipped with i7...
    Thy shall wait ...
    ... wait forever..

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