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An Ultrabook that can play DVDs

- December 12th, 2012
Asus S56C Ultrabook

Asus S56C Ultrabook. (Supplied)

An optical drive seems like a largely unnecessary accessory these days. You can easily download most programs or media you want from the Internet or transfer what you need from one computer to another with a USB key or memory card.

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The tablet that dreams of being a netbook

- October 16th, 2011

Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101

I still don’t own a tablet. I like the concept of having a light computing device that I can carry around, that’s large enough to let me read books and surf the web at ease, but a touchscreen is limiting and lacks some of the standard functionality of a laptop.  So in the end, you just have another mobile device to lug around. Read more…

Netbooks continue to fill a void

- September 26th, 2011

While tablets have quickly become popular they are not always practical for school or work. I love using my iPad 2 for watching videos but a physical keyboard is essential when I want to be efficient in taking notes and preparing presentations. Laptops are a good alternative but they’re not as portable as tablets. A great in-between solution is a netbook like ASUS’ Eee PC.

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