MacBook Air is the Apple Netbook, End of Story

Apple Announces Netbook! That's the headline you wanted to see, right? That's the headline that industry analysts and so-called experts believe Apple must have to remain relevant in today's economic climate. That's also the headline you're not likely to come across unless it happens to be April 1st. The truth is, Apple already has a netbook on the market, which they’ve been selling for over a year now. It’s called the MacBook Air.…

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Is The Age of the Web Tablet Finally Upon Us?

Tablet PCs have been around since the early '90s, and web tablet concept prototypes have been making the jump from cocktail napkins to white boards over the past 10 years with no real breakout hits as of yet. With rumors about a potential Apple iPad lighting up the Internet the past few weeks, is this really the dawn of a new age, or are we setting ourselves up for more disappointment as the web tablet solidifies itself as a perpetual good-in-theory-bad-in-practice product category?…

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What's In Your Bag, Kevin C. Tofel?

Call me crazy, but I love to see what folks have in their gear bags. Personal computing is exactly that, personal. So I find gear bags like snowflakes: no two are alike. We all have differing needs in our travels, so that's how it should be, right? After seeing Simon and others here at WWD spill the contents of their bags, I knew I had to jump in and share mine as well. Unlike most people, my kit tends to change frequently. I vary the contents of my bag based on my needs, and my gear has evolved as I've ridden the trend from notebooks to UMPCs to netbooks and back again. Let me give you a glimpse as to what I mean, as my bag has evolved many times in the past few years.…

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