Entries Tagged as 'Netbook Upgrades'

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Habey now makes a Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator for only $50

One drawback of netbooks often cited is that high definition video playback can be slow, or impossible. It’s not really a problem if you have a dedicated grahipcs card like Nvidia Ion, but if you are stuck with integrated Intel graphics, you can often add a Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator if you have an available PCIe slot. The card servers as a media coprocessor that adds support for HD video playback on computers with slow processors and graphics cards that normally wouldn’t be able to handle high definition video.

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Toshiba builds first SSDs in new mSata standard

Up until now, the solid state drives (SSDs) for netbooks have come in all different sizes, shapes and with a mish mash of different connectors. The SATA-IO workgroup however, has just made an announcement that should make your SSD easier though – they’ve launched a new mini-SATA standard called mSATA which should standardize the connector used in future netbook solid state hard drives.

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

DIY Special: Add a touchscreen to your Acer Aspire One

The Acer Aspire One, despite all the latest and greatest such as the 1008HA from Asus, still a great netbook. As reviewed here at Netbooks Heaven, it has the familiar and still mostly up to date specs of a 1.6ghz Atom processor, 6 cell battery, 1gb ram and 160gb hard drive. You can, however, set […]

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

How to Upgrade your Netbook – Part 1, Adding RAM

You will be able to add extra memory to a netbook or laptop in under 10 minutes.  The Acer Aspire One, one of the most popular netbooks , is featured here, but many netbook have idential or very similiar procedures.  Click the ‘read more’ link for the instructions and the full video.

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