Where to follow the booming subnotebook/ultraportable market online?
August 4, 2008 11:01 AM   Subscribe

What's the best online place to follow the latest subnotebooks and ultraportables to arrive on the market?

I'm particularly eager to be in the starting blocks when Dell's E becomes available. Bonus points if the website isn't USA-centred, but also features international updates.
posted by meso to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: If by 'arrive on the market' you mean 'are available now, even if they have to be imported,' then dynamism.com is probably your best bet.
posted by jedicus at 11:10 AM on August 4, 2008

I can't resist reading Gizmodo for info on new tech and shiny new gadgets.
posted by midwestguy at 11:17 AM on August 4, 2008

Best answer: there's a couple of different ultra-portable blogs (umpc example), though sometimes I've seen just as much information on general laptop blogs in the ultraportable catgory.

netbookeruser has forums, so might have leads to good blogs there (categories by different umpc other than eeepc which is redirect since it already had a well-used forum).
posted by ejaned8 at 11:23 AM on August 4, 2008

Best answer: If you're looking for a nest of ultra-ultraportable mavens, LeoG is where you want to be.
posted by svolix at 1:35 PM on August 4, 2008

Best answer: I read Liliputing.
posted by turbodog at 4:02 PM on August 4, 2008

IBM/lenovo's Thinkpad brand isn't specifically known for weight, but the X-series is a lightweight line that has the standard Thinkpad build quality. I have a 570 just shy of 3lbs that can run its wireless 2.5 hours on a single charge. It also breaks less than my shiny desktop (i.e., not at all) despite being manufactured in a different decade. If you're just looking to fit something into your (lady's) purse rather than really hardcore portability, keep an eye on the Thinkpads.
posted by d. z. wang at 5:00 PM on August 4, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks everyone for the suggestions! Keep the answers coming if you have more of course...

(I "bested" any answer with a closely relevant link, thanks for them and the other answers!)
posted by meso at 9:15 AM on August 5, 2008

Best answer: A few others to check out: Gotta Be Mobile, JK on the Run,
Pocketables, Ultramobilegeek
posted by neurodoc at 5:31 PM on August 5, 2008

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