Aug 26 2009



At long last, the gates are open for volunteers like you to become a part of NetbookBoards!

In light of recent successes, we here at NBB have decided to expand the subject matter of this blog. As such, it’s looking like the team needs a few new faces… faces like yours!

We’re looking for interested writers, preferably with experience in the industry, to become a part of our swiftly growing site.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Send us an email at admin[at] (replace [at] with @).
  2. Include your name and a brief explanation of why you want to join the team.
  3. Send a sample of previous web writing as well. If you don’t have any already, send us a brief article covering a current subject in the tech industry so we can get to know your style!
  4. We’re looking for dedicated volunteers willing to write 10-15 articles a week with the possibility of a paid position in the future.

So go ahead – give us a buzz. We expect positions to fill quickly, and we only have a few available.

Good luck, and I look forward to working with you soon!


Aug 25 2009

NBB Milestone: Can anyone say Y2K?

While the year 2000 is no longer upon us… did celebrate having over 2,000 unique visitors (2230 to be exact) pull up our site on Monday. Thanks to our writers Michael and Joyce for the consistent effort they put in every day and thanks to you, our visitors, for relying on NBB for your netbook needs.

Jul 24 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT: HP Mini 2140 Reviewed!

HP Mini 2140

We’ve reviewed HP’s business-ready netbook, the HP Mini 2140, and we’d love to let you know what we found.

The netbook got big points for its battery life and keyboard, and is a serious competitor with its brushed-steel exterior and brilliant screen. Who knows – it might just be the perfect netbook for your needs. Take a look!

Jul 16 2009


At long last, ASK NBB #7 is available for your reading pleasure. Today I’m discussing the virtues of wireless internet with the mother of a college student, and perhaps you can learn something too.


We’ve got six other questions on ASK NBB, but if they don’t strike your fancy, be sure to ASK your own question instead!

Interested in getting your own question answered on ASK NBB? Here’s how! Be sure to check out ASK NBB #3 for my projections for the future of the netbook industry, or ASK NBB #4 for some discussion of the evolving Eee PC.

Jul 5 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dell Mini 9 Reviewed

At long last, NetbookBoards’ review of the Dell Mini 9 is available. You can read it here, and I hope you enjoy it.

Let us know what you think!

Dell Mini 9

Jun 18 2009


Today’s Asker has a few things in mind when looking for a new netbook. Are matte screens good at reducing glare? Which netbooks work well outdoors? And are antimicrobial keyboards unhealthy?

I think I’ve got the answers to a few of these questions and more, so if you’re interested, come check out ASK NBB #6: Choosing A New Netbook!

Super clean keyboard

Picture via Shopakos.

Jun 12 2009


Our fifth ASK NBB is available, with the latest in user-submitted netbook questions answered for your interest. Today, it’s about the most basic but crucial question of them all:

What is a netbook?

I think you’ll find it illuminating, and I’d love to hear your feedback. Take a look!


Interested in getting your own question answered on ASK NBB? Here’s how! Be sure to check out ASK NBB #3 for my projections for the future of the netbook industry, or ASK NBB #4 for some discussion of the evolving Eee PC.

May 29 2009


The latest ASK NBB is up, ripe and ready for your consumption. It seems people responded to Wednesday’s call to action faster than imagined!

This time it’s all about the evolution of the ASUS Eee PC, from its primordial form back in 2007 to the versatile machine it is today. We cover the differences between the 700, 900, and 1000 Series, as well as the prospects of future ASUS netbooks.

Check it out!


Not interested in the Eee PC? Be sure to check out ASK NBB #2 for some commentary on 3G netbooks instead, or ASK NBB #3 for my projections fpr the future of the netbook industry.

May 27 2009


In the past few months we’ve seen some exciting stuff in the netbook industry. From all corners exciting revelations have appeared, from the rise of MIDs to netbooks for the hearing impaired; the release of the tantalizing beta of Moblin 2.0 and near-confirmation of the mythical Apple tablet netbook. Netbooks are more robust than ever, having barely escaped censorship by Psion at the beginning of this year, but the future holds challenges as well. We’ve covered these stories and more in the past 500 posts, and it is with excitement that we look forward to the questions the future of netbooks holds.

Will Linux finally take the market share it’s yearned for? When are we going to get more futuristic netbooks? And what’s going to happen to netbooks when the economy gets better and budget buys aren’t so tantalizing?

We don’t know the answer to those questions, but as long as we’re still here we’ll be seeking the answers. Thanks for sticking with us, netbookers, and I promise if you stay tuned there will be many more great things to come.

We want this site to be focused on our reader base, so be sure to send us questions you’d like answered on ASK NBB!

Thanks again. Here’s to another 500!


Apr 28 2009


ASUS is no newbie to the netbook market, and anyone who’s picked up a netbook knows its name. Like MSI and Acer, ASUS stirred the primordial soup of netbooking before anyone else, and has faced the challenge of continuing to hold onto its market share as more and more manufacturers have scrambled for a piece of the netbook pie.

ASUS claims its newest machine eliminates the few weaknesses of its tried-and-true Eee PC line, and intends to reaffirm its dominance of the swiftly growing netbook market with this new edition of the netbook.

But does the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE live up to the hype? How does it compare to other machines on the market? We couldn’t stand wondering, and we just had to review it.

Take a look.

Apr 24 2009


Today’s question on ASK NBB concerns a subject of much contention – the future of netbooks. Why are they so underequipped and when are they going to see some real boosts in speed and power?

It can be difficult to make predictions in a fledgeling industry, but with some luck and a bit of research we’ll try to see what’s on the way for netbooks.

Take a look.


Interested in getting your own question answered on ASK NBB? Here’s how! Be sure to check out our first ASK NBB for some info on buying a new netbook, or ASK NBB #2 for some commentary on 3G netbooks.

Apr 17 2009

NBB Milestone reached: 1,000 unique visitors

I would just like to congratulate the NBB team. Their hard work has allowed NBB to grow from a small blog to one of the leading sources of netbook news, home to now more than 1,000 visitors on a daily basis. We’re also working on adding lots of new features, such as a database of netbook models, netbook FAQs, and more.

I guess it’s time for a new goal. 5,000 visitors? 10?

Apr 10 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT: ASK NBB Netbook Column Unveiled!

It can be hard to get answers about netbooks. Are they cannibalizing notebooks? Why are they so small? Which are better for netbooks – HDDs or SSDs?

Your questions deserve attention though, and we’d love to be the ones doing the answering. It is thus with much anticipation and excitement that we would like to announce a new column on NetbookBoards: ASK NBB, where we’ll answer your netbook questions directly and post them right here on the site!

We’ll give you anything from personal recommendations to our own opinions about the way the market is going, or whatever else you’d like to know – it’s just up to you to ask. This is how:

  1. Click the ‘Contact‘ button at the top of the screen.
  2. Include ‘ASK NBB’ in the subject line.
  3. Ask away!

The polls are open now, so be one of the first to get your questions answered on ASK NBB. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Feb 6 2009

Samsung NC10 Netbook Review

Since yesterday’s post about the fantastically modded Samsung NC10, something about the netbook intrigued us here at NetbookBoards. We tried to shake the feeling, but something still wasn’t right, so we did the only thing we could – review it!

Samsung’s flagship netbook is a cut above of its competitors in terms of price – Amazon sells it for $450 – but that extra $50-$100 gets you a heck of a lot, including a magnificent 6-cell battery. It may just be our favorite netbook yet, so if you’re on the market, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Samsung NC10 Netbook

Jan 5 2009

Lenovo IdeaPad S10

The new year is here and it’s time for another netbook review. Inspired by Lenovo’s announcement of a March upgrade, we decided to review the IdeaPad S10. Check it out.

Lenovo Ideapad S10

Dec 20 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Another Netbook Review

Be sure to check out our second netbook review here. This time around we’re giving you a first look about the up and coming MSI Wind U120H, due for release in January 2009.

MSI Wind U120

Dec 15 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Forums and Our First Review

Here at NetbookBoards we’re excited to announce that our Reviews section is now open! Our first review is covering the Acer Aspire One you’ve heard so much about. Check it out here:

Our review of the Acer Aspire One

Also, feel free to browse our newly opened Forums. There isn’t much around yet, so be the first to let your voice be heard! We’ll be contributing as well so feel free to ask us some questions and we’ll answer them as best we can.



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