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

Computex: NVIDIA shows off new Optimus notebooks, netbooks and nettops

Subject: Mobile | June 1, 2010 - 12:00 AM |
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Before the NVIDIA keynote yesterday David Ragones walked us through a host of new Optimus enabled notebooks from the likes of ASUS, Clevo, Toshiba, MSI, Gateway and more.  Also, we look at a couple of new netbooks using ION+Optimus technology and even some interesting ION nettops; one of which is even outputting 3D-enabled content to an enabled TV!

Computex 2010: MSI Soars with the New Wind Pad

Subject: Mobile | May 31, 2010 - 01:24 PM |
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MSI is announcing their new Wind Pad tablet PC today at Computex. The Wind Pad is a 10" device featuruing 3G, WiFi, GPS, USB, HDMI and a webcam. To top this off, the device is just 800 grams (1.7 lb., a little heavier than the 1.5 lb. iPad) and lasts 8+ hours on a battery charge. Windows 7 is the OS of choice.

Source: MSI

Computex 2010: Asus Eee Tablet Gets Official

Subject: Mobile | May 31, 2010 - 11:30 AM |
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Asus has just announced another new mobile product called the Asus Eee Tablet. The tablet features a 2450 dpi touch-sensitive screen, Micro SD, and a 2 MP camera. The device allows the user to create content using the stylus to draw diagrams or take notes, and is also an e-book reader.

The Eee Tablet will feature a media player, as well making it not only appropriate for making making notes, but also for recreation.

Source: ASUS

Computex 2010: Asus Announces 10 and 12 Inch Slate PCs

Subject: Mobile | May 31, 2010 - 10:49 AM |
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The company who invented and marketed the first netbook is hoping lightning strikes twice with their new line of slate PCs. Asus revealing their new Eee Pad EP121 and Eee Pad 101TC slate devices both featuring Windows.

The EP121 is as 12.1" unit with a CULV Core 2 Duo, and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. The battery is reported to run 10 hours. The EP101TC is a 10" unit that uses Windows Embedded Compact 7 as an OS and NVIDIA Tegra. No word on the Android slates we know Asus has in their boxes somewhere.

Source: Daily Tech

PC Perspective: Google Edition

Subject: Mobile | May 28, 2010 - 10:08 PM |
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Intelis mulling over hardware acceleration for Google's WebM video format for its embedded Atom proccessors, the Atom CE4100. With Intel hardware being integrated into GoogleTV, it seems a bit odd that Intel is thinking about adding WebM support instead of just doing it.

Computex 2010: Lenovo Scrapping Skylight, Going Android Delays IdeaPad U1 Hybrid

Subject: Mobile | May 28, 2010 - 09:01 PM |
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During CES 2010 back in January, Lenovo made some big waves by revealing the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid notebook. The 11.6" notebook not only sported an Intel Core 2 processor and 10 hours of battery life (the specs were revealed to PC Perspective) , the screen also detached to become a 11" slate PC with an independent OS.

For those desiring style at all costs, the new Sony VAIO

Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2010 - 03:56 PM |
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The ever stylish Sony VAOI series has a new model, the Z117.  The reviewer at t-break just switched back to a mobile Windows machine from a MacBook, so when he describes the exterior as preferable to a Mac and the weight as surprisingly light you know that he has a good comparison.  It is no lightweight inside, this is a midrange model and has a Core i5-520 CPU @ 2.4GHz, 4GB DDR3-1066 RAM and a 128GB SSD running in RAID-0.  The graphics are a little stranger, the 13″ screen has a resolution of 1600x900 and is powered by either an nVIDIA GT330 with 1GB RAM or onboard Intel

Source: t-break

Computex 2010: Tablets Expected to Highlight Year's Show

Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2010 - 02:44 PM |
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While this resurgence of tablet PCs has yet to prove it has any real traction, many vendors are going to be showing off their new tablet products at this year's Computex.

Source: Digitimes

Mobile NVIDIA GeForce GTX480M Coming this June

Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2010 - 11:16 AM |
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If there are two things you can take away from NVIDIA's newest GeForce GTX470 and GTX480 cards is that they are hot and fast (read our review here). Now imagine stuffing one of those GF100 chips into a notebook! That's exactly what will be happening this June when mobile GF100 chips begin shipping from OEM notebook manufacturer Clevo. According to Daily Tech the GTX 480M has been trimmed to ensure it fits within a portable system's thermal and power constraints.

Source: Daily Tech

Dell Streak Gets Official, iPad International Invasion Begins, MSI X350 now Available

Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2010 - 11:00 AM |
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We've been hearing about the Dell Streak for quite some time now, with prototypes popping up in street markets in China, to drunken photos at cocktail parties. Now Dell has finally gone official and confirmed that the 5" Android handset with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor will be launching on June 4.  Engadget reports that the Streak will also be upgradable to Android 2.2 and support Flash 10.1.

Source: engadget

Intel Expands 2010 Intel Core Processor Family to Stylish Ultra-Thin Laptop

Subject: Mobile | May 25, 2010 - 01:35 PM |
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SANTA CLARA,
Calif., May 24, 2010 Intel Corporation introduced new Intel Core processors today, extending the
availability of its award-winning Intel Core processor family to more
stylish, ultra-thin laptops. Ultraportable laptops less
than an inch thick and weighing just 2 to 5 pounds offer the
performance, battery life and connectivity consumers need on-the-go.

MSI Shows Off "Sketchbook" Concept Device

Subject: Mobile | May 20, 2010 - 03:06 PM |
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In a lead up to the upcoming Computex 2010 tradeshow, MSI has begun showing off some of its concepts that are in development.

Source: engadget

Intel Lifting Screen Size Restrictions on Future Netbooks

Subject: Mobile | May 20, 2010 - 10:26 AM |
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Intel is expected to lift the screen size restriction of 10.2 inches on current generation Atom netbooks to a maximum of 12.1 inches. This would allow OEMs to bring to market 11.6 and 12.1 inch Atom netbooks encroaching on the area that has been occupied by Atom and NVIDIA ION combinations, and AMD sub-notes. All of this coordinated with the upcoming release of the Atom N550 CPU.

Source: Digitimes

Asus Eee 1215 Features USB 3.0, NVIDIA ION, and Optimus. The Ultimate Netbook?

Subject: Mobile | May 18, 2010 - 10:30 AM |
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Netbook News has posted a tasty little preview of the Asus Eee 1215 netbook featuring not only NVIDIA's Optimus technology, but also two USB 3.0 ports. With Optimus, the Intel Atom D510 dual-core CPU (with two threads per core) will share computation responsibilities with the NVIDIA G218 discrete graphics allowing for longer battery life when handling multimedia.

Source: Netbook News

A quick overview of the HP EliteBook 2540p

Subject: Mobile | May 17, 2010 - 06:41 PM |
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The name might fool some, but the specs won't.  The HP EliteBook 2540p has a Core i7-640LM @ 2.13GHz and 4GB RAM DDR-1333 with Intel HD Graphics has enough power for browsing but not really enough to game on.  The low power processor should keep your battery alive for some time while you are browsing, which is a plus to the road warriors though you should probably avoid heavy usage of the DVD drive.  The key feature seems to be the ports, as the list includes a Firewire port, three USB 2.0 ports, audio in/out, VGA and DisplayPort, Bluetooth, gigabit ethernet, a modem, a supplied

Intel to One-Up Mobile Industry by Incorporating Wi-Di into Intel Mobile Devices

Subject: Mobile | May 17, 2010 - 02:22 PM |
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Intel is setting up to one-up the mobile space by incorporating their Wireless Display technology into future Intel mobile devices. This would make upcoming Intel Moorestown mobile platforms the first company to incorporate such a feature which will have a mass appeal to both business and consumer markets.

Source: PC World

Dell Introducing Low-Voltage AMD Nile based M301z Laptop

Subject: Mobile | May 17, 2010 - 12:25 PM |
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It wasn't all that long ago AMD fans were complaining about Dell's lack of AMD option aside from Opteron based servers. How things have changed in such a short time with AMD was grabbing many new mobile design wins from companies like Dell, Acer, Asus, and HP.

Source: Dell

A new flavour of Windows for your phone

Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2010 - 05:29 PM |
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The Microsoft Kin 1 and Kin 2 offer a different type of OS on the phone, similar but not actually Windows Mobile of any generation.  Both phones look similar to the old Sidekick and are targeted at a younger audience that wants easy access to their social media apps.  The difference in the models is twofold, the 2 is a bottom slider with 8GB of storage while the 1 slides to the side and has only 4GB, neither have external storage capabilities.  Check out the new look at Digital Tr

Acer Slips Out a New AMD Vision Notebook 7552G

Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2010 - 11:45 AM |
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Acer has let slip a that it will be releasing a brand new 17.3" multimedia notebook combining AMD's latest Vision technology. In the combination is AMD's Phenom X2 Quad core CPU, and ATI HD Radeon (no word on the exact SKUs). The notebook also features 16:9 aspect ratio, HDMI, and a Blu-Ray drive, so I'm guessing that the screen resolution should be at least 1920x1080.

Pricing and availability not available yet, but expect it soon!