ASUS Unveils World's First Terabyte Notebook at CES 2008

Subject: Mobile | January 3, 2008 - 05:54 PM |
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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV (JANUARY 3, 2008) - ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook PC design and manufacturing, today unveiled the world's first one-terabyte notebook in collaboration with Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.

ASUS announced that the new Travelstar 5K500 (500 GB 2.5 Inch hard drive) from Hitachi has been integrated into the ASUS M series multimedia notebook PCs. The new ASUS M50 and M70 will ship with two of the Travelstar 5K500 to provide unprecedented storage capacity for high definition media and personal data.

Source: ASUS

Asus Eee PC with WiMax coming?

Subject: Mobile | December 31, 2007 - 02:18 PM |
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News of an updated Asus Eee PC at CES is coming into focus, as this post at Dailytech summarizes

Source: Daily Tech

Penryn-based notebooks leak early

Subject: Mobile | December 30, 2007 - 11:55 PM |
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Looking forward the absolute ONSLAUGHT of product announcements at this year's CES?  You can get an early start by checking out Dailytech's coverage of a few Penryn-based notebooks that will be shown.

Source: Daily Tech

Asus Eee PC accessories released

Subject: Mobile | December 30, 2007 - 11:53 PM |
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Looking for a new battery for your new Asus Eee PC?  How about a world power adapter?  Then Asus has the New Year's gift for you!!

Hot New Asus U2 Notebook

Subject: Mobile | December 24, 2007 - 12:46 AM |
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Taking a tip from the band of the same name, the upcoming Asus U2 notebook is going to cure cancer and stop worldwide poverty.  Or maybe it just "Reinvents Luxury Computing Experience with Delightful Detailing and Advanced Performance."  You decide:

Spring colors for your Eee PC this holiday

Subject: Mobile | December 20, 2007 - 01:05 PM |
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If the standard Asus Eee PC in black for $399 or even the new 8G model of it selling for $499 weren't enough, Newegg now has a pair of colorful Easter colors to offer as well:

Ye olde Turbo button

Subject: Mobile | December 13, 2007 - 02:25 PM |
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It's been a long time since we've seen a Turbo button, but that is exactly what you will find on the MSI GX600 gaming laptop, and if you are plugged into the wall you can get a jump from 2GHz to 2.4GHz.  BCC found that while this will never be a favourite when it comes to gaming, there are a lot of other applications it is quite proficient at.

ASUS U6 Notebook Series Elevates Mobile Computing to a New Level

Subject: Mobile | December 10, 2007 - 11:39 AM |
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FREMONT, CALIFORNIA (December 10, 2007) - ASUS, worldwide leader in notebooks, consumer electronics and PC components, today unveiled the new U6 notebook series for mobile warriors who demand ultimate functionalities and head-turning style.

Source: ASUS

A general use laptop

Subject: Mobile | December 6, 2007 - 05:47 PM |
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If you drop $4000 on the new Wow laptop, you are not likely to take to too many places where it might get damaged or stolen.  You might even chase away anyone with a drink that comes within 10' of you at a LAN Party.  It isn't going to go on vacation with you, no one else will ever be allowed to touch it and you may even go so far as to handcuff it to yourself if you ever flew somewhere with it.  For those of us who actually want to be able to use the laptop in less than pristine environs, Digital Trends of

Fixing a big oops

Subject: Mobile | December 3, 2007 - 01:21 PM |
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Madshrimps have a very specfic review, covering some surgery on a Gateway laptop, but their experiences can be carried over into other laptops.  Opening up and upgrading a laptop is a bit more time consuming and frustrating than a full sized PC, so if you have never tried it before this article will give you a good idea what is involved.

Source: Madshrimps

Cooling for the laptops that need it

Subject: Mobile | November 27, 2007 - 03:03 PM |
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Tiny notebooks can produce some heat with their 14.1" screens, but they are nothing compared to the larger gaming style laptops with their 17" displays and more powerful components.  Evercool's widescreen laptop cooler, called the Space Station for reasons best known to their marketers, will keep your large laptop nice and cool, although Virtual-Hideout recommends picking up Micro QuietFeet Sticky Feet to help with airflow.

Build your own laptop

Subject: Mobile | November 20, 2007 - 06:23 PM |
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ASUS is trying the upgradeable laptop idea again, this time with their C90S.  It comes with a lot already, from a high quality screen, stereo speakers and a finger reader and 4 cooling fans, among other things.  The big feature is that by removing only 4 screws, you have access to the interior of the laptop, and can start swapping out parts.  See how well this worked for Neoseeker in their full review.

Source: Neoseeker

Back to the paperless book

Subject: Mobile | November 14, 2007 - 06:33 PM |
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Sony revists the eBook with their Sony Reader, a 7"x5"x.3" e-book reader.  In a move from their usual ebooks they have not included only proprietary inputs, this will accept SD cards and will play AAC and MP3 files.  If you are even a little tempted, check out the review at Ars Technica to see the other new tricks that are included in this 9oz reader.

Source: Ars Technica

Vista and Santa Rosa, dream or nightmare?

Subject: Mobile | November 9, 2007 - 04:15 PM |
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If you head over to X-bit Labs, you can learn a lot about Santa Rosa.  They start off by covering all the features included on Intel's new mobile platform and how laptops that conform to their standard should operate.  Then they jump straight into real life testing, with 3 Santa Rosa notebooks, so you can see how this standard actually performs.

Source: X-Bit Labs

The bionic notebook

Subject: Mobile | November 6, 2007 - 01:31 PM |
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ASUS has rebuilt the idea of a notebooks physical construction with the U1F Ultra Compact notebook.  The shell is formed from carbon fibre, giving it great strength without adding to the weight, extras like a backlit LCD that is 1366x768 and treated with some special goop from ASUS that is designed to make the image much better than other screens.  Drop by X-bit Labs to

Source: X-Bit Labs

The internets are full of pervs

Subject: Mobile | October 31, 2007 - 01:40 PM |
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With the Eee from ASUS finally being sold, and released to reviewers, we can expect to see lots of reviews of this slightly more expensive than advertised, but still small and light notebook to appear.  Normal, well adjusted sites, like us here at PC Perspective, opened up the Eee to test how well it runs and what software it comes with.  Other, morally challenged, sites like TweakTown took the arrival of an Eee in their testing labs as

Source: TweakTown

A handy guide for the partial upgrader

Subject: Mobile | October 30, 2007 - 03:06 PM |
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AnandTech has published a guide that anyone looking at picking up a Wolfdale or Yorkfeild processor.  After speaking with the major motherboard manufacturers they have compiled a list of motherboards that will be compatible with the new CPUs.  In many cases it is as simple as a BIOS flash, but there is some bad news as well.

Source: AnandTech

nVIDIA plans to invade the mobile market

Subject: Mobile | October 26, 2007 - 11:49 AM |
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According to discussions Ars Technica has had with nVIDIA, the GPU maker is working on developing mobile versions of their graphic processors to be used in phones.  Instead of relying strictly on gamers, they want to be the ones to supply the hardware that people use to watch YouTube or stream video with on their smart phones.  It isn't as easy as just jumping in and making chips though, so read on to explore the implications of choosing ARM over x86, and what their competition

Source: Ars Technica

Mobile cooling for the big guys

Subject: Mobile | October 23, 2007 - 12:05 PM |
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Keeping a smaller laptop cool is important, but it is the big 17" or 19"ers that someone has managed to shoehorn an SLI setup into that really need serious cooling.  Dragon Steel Mods has posted a review of the Vizo Ninja II (Sumo Size) Laptop Cooler, for larger size notebooks.  It is the better part of 3 pounds of aluminium, so the portability isn't wonderful, but your 17" notebook isn't made of feathers either.  It was certainly capable of cooling o

Gigabyte leaps into the UMPC biz

Subject: Mobile | October 16, 2007 - 05:40 PM |
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Gigabyte has certainly been diversifying their product lines recently.  The newest is the U60 UMPC, a 1GHz VIA C7-M, 704 MB of DDR2 667MHz PC2-5300 and runs WinXP SP2.  TweakTown immediately ran 3DMark2001 SE and managed a score of 901 ... this little 740g UMPC ran all the tests, try that on another manufacturers UMPC!  The final verdict was "The GIGABYTE U60 is the equivalent of your desktop PC five years ago."

Source: TweakTown