Lenovo adds a touchscreen tablet to their lineup

Subject: Mobile | June 25, 2010 - 02:18 PM |
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If you are looking for something like the iPad or one of the many similar products that have recently hit the market but haven't found one that you like enough to pick up then Lenovo might have something for you.  It looks like your average Atom powered netbook, but the IdeaPad S10 has some tricks hidden inside.  The screen is capable of rotation, to the point where it can completely cover the keyboard, which is not an issue as this tablet-like machine has a touch screen. 

Source: InsideHW

Gateway Launches New "Chic" ID Series Notebooks - Slim with NVIDIA Optimus

Subject: Mobile | June 24, 2010 - 12:15 PM |
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Gateway has announced today two new Intel Core i3 / i5 slim 14" and 15" not

Intel Releases Updated Mobile CPUs - New Extreme and Low-Voltage Versions in Tow

Subject: Mobile | June 24, 2010 - 11:03 AM |
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Intel is updating their current line-up of mobile CPUs across the whole range of processor classes. Coming out first are new Core i7-940XM, i7-840QM, and i7-740QM processors for $1054, $546, and $364 USD respectively for 1000 part trays.

Source: Digitimes

MAINGEAR Launches New 17" eX-L 17 Notebook Featuring NVIDIA GTX480M

Subject: Mobile | June 23, 2010 - 10:57 PM |
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MAINGEAR, the makers of custom high-end gaming PCs and notebooks has released a new 17" model: the eX-L 17. What makes this system so special is that for the first time, you have the choice between NVIDIA and AMD DirectX 11 mobile GPU parts.

The eX-L 17 can be outfitted with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, GeForce GTX480M 2GB, and even an NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M. Like all other MAINGEAR systems, you get a choice of Intel CPUs, RAM, and hard drive configurations (including SSDs).

Source: Maingear

Mobile platform deathmatch: Intel versus AMD

Subject: Mobile | June 22, 2010 - 03:13 PM |
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In one corner is the $500 Acer Aspire 5542 with a dual core AMD Athlon II M300 CPU, the chipset is the AMD RS880M and the SB710 and the graphics are powered by the ATI Radeon HD 4200.  In the other corner is the $550 Gateway NV5933u with Intel's dual core i3-330M, the Intel HM55 chipset
and Intel's new HD Graphics.  It is not just the internals that they tested, as LCD quality and battery life also play a big part in determining a winner.  Can Intel's new integrated graphics push their performance closer to AMD's and does AMD's new chipset bring anything new to their mobile pla

Source: AnandTech

Prodigal Son(y) Returns - Selling AMD Notebooks Again

Subject: Mobile | June 22, 2010 - 09:55 AM |
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The last time Sony sold an AMD notebook, 400GB spindle hard drives were still considered "huge", Apple announced it was moving to Intel processors,  and Firefox was still wearing diapers!

Source: engadget

NEC to Release LifeTouch Tablet in Japan in October - Scares Little Children

Subject: Mobile | June 18, 2010 - 10:42 AM |
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NEC will be releasing their LifeTouch tablet in Japan this October. The unit will be running Android 2.1, supports 800x480 resolution, and weighs just 400 grams. Under the hood will be an ARM Cortex A8 processor (no word on the speed), 256MB RAM, SD slot, a full and mini USB port, 801.11b/g WiFi, GPS, 3MP camera, and up to 8 hours of battery life.

Lenovo Readies IdeaPad Y560D 3D Notebook with AMD Radeon - Wait... What?

Subject: Mobile | June 18, 2010 - 10:07 AM |
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You read that right. Lenovo is preparing to release the IdeaPad Y560D - a 15.4" notebook featuring an ATI HD5730 mobile GPU and the ability to view 3D content using DDD's TriDef. Thus far, the stereoscopic 3D world has been dominated by NVIDIA and their 3D Vision technology (which we have reviewed previously and tested on the Asus G51J-3D), so this is the first AMD GPU based product supporting 3D in some way.

Source: Lenovo

Getting a decent gaming laptop for just over a grand

Subject: Mobile | June 16, 2010 - 05:48 PM |
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If you are looking for a speedy laptop then the MSI GX640 review on AnandTech is a must see.  The 2.26GHz dual core i5-430M should be able to keep up with the star component, the Mobility Radeon HD 5850 1GB and having 4GB of DDR3-1333 certainly doesn't hurt either.  You will be pushing that HD5850 fairly hard with a 15.4" @ 1680x1050 screen, though that screen and the 7200RPM HDD are going to be pushing your 9-cell 85Wh battery just as hard.  MSI has made mobile gaming a little bit more acc

Source: AnandTech

Toshiba's New Notebooks with NVIDIA Optimus and 3D Vision - Get Yours this Weekend

Subject: Mobile | June 15, 2010 - 11:20 PM |
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Toshiba is announcing today a pair of new laptops that leverage NVIDIA's Optimus and 3D Vision technology.

First up is the Satellite A665 that comes with a 16" screen and a choice of Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 processors, or a AMD Phenom II Quad Core CPU (no word on the processor models and speeds). NVIDIA Optimus can be found on the Intel SKUs, although the press release only specifies "select models".

Source: Toshiba

Asus Eee T101MT Finally Being Released .... in Japan

Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 01:53 PM |
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The long awaited Asus Eee T101MT is finally going to be released... but in Japan. The Eee T101MT is an Intel Atom based netbook with a convertible screen for a tablet-style interaction. The screen is 10.1" with 1024x600 resolution, WiFi, Bluetooth, an Atom N450 CPU, and 2GB of RAM.

It will begin selling in Japan next week at a cool 62800 Yen, or about $685 dollars. While I like the design and the concept, I think the price will make many customers think twice. It's definitely a niche product which I suppose justifies the price tag.

Fujitsu's New Lifebook AH Series has Hands-Free "Natal Like" Interface

Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 01:30 PM |
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It seems Fujitsu has solved one of life's biggest computing annoyances - the pervasive problem that you need to use a mouse or keyboard to interact with a computer. The new Lifebook AH series features a special camera that is designed to track your hand movements. In the preview posted at Akihabara News, a middle-aged man is seen making awkward (and perhaps even suggestive) circular motions in the air which allowed him to control the Windows Media Player.

Pick up a Packard Bell netbook

Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 12:39 PM |
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Packard Bell is a name you may not have heard in a while though that does not mean that they are gone, proof being the new DOT S2 Atom based netbook.  The stats look familiar to anyone who has seen an Atom based netbook, the difference is in the shell and keypad.  The model that t-break had in for review was a pure white exterior with silver highlights.  The keyboard is well designed, giving as much room for the keys as possible while still leaving enough of a gap that you shouldn't hit mor

Source: t-break

iPhone 4, begat of iPhone 3, begat of ...

Subject: Mobile | June 7, 2010 - 04:44 PM |
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The time has come and the new iPhone, plus the new iPhone OS is upon us and we can finally see how it stacks up to the current competition.  Engadget matches it with the EVO 4G in their overview here, listing the most important things that they know for sure.  The screen on the iPhone 4 is slightly smaller, but with a higher resolution which ought to make browsing a little more attractive.  The primary camera of the iPhone has a few less megapixels than the competition but then again it is

Source: engadget

Computex: MSI shows external graphics solution

Subject: Mobile | June 7, 2010 - 01:44 PM |
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While several other vendors have started displaying external graphics solutions for notebooks, MSI had one on hand as well worth taking a look at.


Computex: Google to Launch Chrome OS this Fall, Android on Moorestown in 2011?

Subject: Mobile | June 3, 2010 - 11:00 AM |
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While Microsoft is parading around WEC7, Google has announced that they will be releasing Chrome OS this fall sometime between September 22 and December 21. It's a pretty good bet that there will be some tablets featuring this OS at time of launch.

Source: Daily Tech

Computex: Microsoft Reveals more Details on Windows Compact 7

Subject: Mobile | June 3, 2010 - 10:40 AM |
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For a full list of Computex news and coverage, check out http://pcper.com/computex

A few days ago Asus announced the Eee Tablet 101TC, a 10" tablet running Windows Embedded Compact 7. Today we're hearing more details on this new OS from Microsoft.

The details are still fairly broad at the moment and none of it particularly surprising. WEC7 key features include:

Source: Microsoft

Should you jump in and join the 4G

Subject: Mobile | June 2, 2010 - 06:13 PM |
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Slashdot offers a quick and dirty look at 4G and how it will improve upon 3G.  4G is set to become commonplace in some markets by the fall and new models of phones and other mobile internet devices so many are biding their time before buying anything new.  The question you should ask yourself is just how much the new communications protocol will help you.  It is faster, but only in the sense of starting a data transaction, the actual maximum throughput is not changing that

Source: Slashdot

Computex: Intel outs Acer's Affair with MeeGo

Subject: Mobile | June 1, 2010 - 01:15 PM |
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Currently Android and Windows are probably the two best known OSes for
tablets, netbooks, and other portable devices (well, there's the iPhone
too, but that's only one vendor). But there is an upcoming darling in
the industry called MeeGo and they are
an alternative to the Big 3 and offers an interesting platform for
portable computers and small devices.

Computex: Asus Unveils new G73 Fermi Gaming Notebook, Netbooks, and App Store

Subject: Mobile | June 1, 2010 - 09:56 AM |
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While Asus' annoncement of the Eee Tablet and two Eee Pads grabbed most of the headlines yesterday, the company is also letting loose some new updates to their popular products as well as a new app store.

Source: ASUS