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Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 01:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 09:30 AM | Jonathan Hung
While yesterday's news was mostly dominated by Lenovo and Asus, MSI is not to be missed with their new line of mobile computer products.
The new ultra-slim X-Slim X360 notebook uses a ULV Arrandale processor, and is likely going to be attractive to users looking for something more functional than a netbook, but in a small form factor.
Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2010 - 11:45 PM | Steve Grever
Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2010 - 11:41 PM | Jonathan Hung
Lenovo is taking the wraps off a unique mobile product at CES. It is called the IdeaPad U1 (not to be confused with the Irish rock band) and is being dubbed as "hybrid PC". The U1 is actually two computers in a single form factor: the screen detaches from the notebook to become a tablet PC complete with its own battery and independent operating system.
Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2010 - 09:22 PM | Steve Grever
ASUS gave the press an exclusive look at their U53 U-Series Bamboo Notebook today before the official start of this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih said the company has been developing environmentally-friendly products since 2008, and the Bamboo notebook falls right in line with this statement.
Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2010 - 05:10 PM | Ryan Shrout
In case you haven't seen it yet, you really need to stop by our preview of a pair of new laptops from ASUS that standout from the crowd of netbooks and lookalikes. The Bang & Olufsen NX90Jh is a new direction for notebooks with its 18.4-in screen, innovative dual trackpads and top mounted high quality speakers.
Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2010 - 10:55 PM | Jonathan Hung
iBuyPower, the maker of high-end gaming desktops and notebooks, will be announcing the launch of a new touch-screen gaming notebook - the Battalion Touch CZ-10. Not much is known about this product at the moment except that it features a 15.4" touch sensitive screen, perfect for UbiSoft's R.U.S.E.
Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2010 - 01:31 PM | Jonathan Hung
Lenovo has announced new additions to their ThinkPad line of mobile PCs. Notable is the new ThinkPad Edge notebook which is a thin profile product that comes in a choice of two colours - Black and Heat Wave Red.
I'll pause here to let that sink in. This is the first time in history that a ThinkPad can be had in a colour other than black.
Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2010 - 10:47 AM | Jonathan Hung
Not the ones to ignore the hot mobile market, Intel today is releasing new Core i3, i5, and i7 mobile CPUs based on the Arrandale core. What makes these new CPUs significantly different from the previous generation Core2 or even the existing i7 mobile CPU based on Clarksfield (not to be confused with the Clarkdale desktop CPU) is the inclusion of Intel's new HD Graphics with dynamic frequency clocking that adjusts the CPU and GPU frequencies up and down depending on your current task.
Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2010 - 12:00 AM | Matt Smith
Subject: Mobile | December 30, 2009 - 03:07 PM | Ryan Shrout
Spring Design will take the wraps off the Alex, the only dual-screen Google Android-based eReader to fully integrate web browsing and reading, at a special press event during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Subject: Mobile | December 26, 2009 - 07:38 PM | Ryan Shrout
An interesting story at Arstechnica is talking about that thing that always seems to make the news: the Apple tablet. Sure, no one has actually seen it and stories about it are as common as crime in New York, but hey, why not bring it up again, right?
This time, the news is from an anonymous comment from an Apple executive that gives more credence to the tablet product:
Subject: Mobile | December 26, 2009 - 07:25 PM | Ryan Shrout
Again, despite all the noise around the updated Atom processors and platforms, ASRock has announced a new motherboard using the previous (current) generation of Atom processor and the NVIDIA ION platform. The ASRock A330ION combines a solid mix of great features for advanced users in an incredibly small package.
Subject: Mobile | December 26, 2009 - 06:58 PM | Ryan Shrout
Though most of our discussion about notebooks recently has been centering around the freshly announced Intel Pine Trail platform and the Atom processors, it looks like ASUS is getting at least one new sweet looking gaming notebook ready to show off as well. The ASUS X77 specs we are seeing rumored are pretty impressive:
Subject: Mobile | December 23, 2009 - 09:35 AM | Jonathan Hung
While NVIDIA may be facing some issues with their Fermi GPU and getting ION (or even ION 2) into your netbook, their Tegra line continues to gain wins in portable mobile devices. The latest rumour is an Asus Eee tablet to be announced in March 2010 that will use some form of Tegra chip (likely a Tegra 2, but who knows). The details are scant, and we don't have any official word from Asus about their plans.
Subject: Mobile | December 22, 2009 - 07:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
The fun of Intel's new Pine Trail will never cease it seems. Both Dell and MSI spent the day sending out announcements of some new netbooks based around the new Atom processor and chipset. First up, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10:
Subject: Mobile | December 22, 2009 - 04:32 PM | Ryan Shrout
Well, maybe they didn't say it like that, but he obviously meant it. Anil Nanduri, director of netbook marketing at Intel, interviewed at Laptop Mag had some interesting things to say about NVIDIA's ION platform:
Subject: Mobile | December 19, 2009 - 01:55 AM | Ryan Shrout
Every once in a long while us nerds get some kind of redemption with the mainstream markets. Tonight was supposed to be one of those nights. After seeing about 500 tweets from NVIDIA employees about a "mystery Tegra device" being shown on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, I decided I would pay attention and see what was up.
Well, the device we saw was the NVIDIA Tegra tablet that was making the rounds last month:
Subject: Mobile | December 18, 2009 - 02:21 PM | Ryan Shrout
I have to say, just looking at this device, without even known the specs, makes me want one. The Notion Ink smartpad is a 10-in tablet computer that utilizes the NVIDIA Tegra chip along with a bunch of other specs to create what everyone drooling about the rumored Apple tablet could want.
Subject: Mobile | December 17, 2009 - 02:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
While the current NVIDIA ION chipset has been a well received product in the media and with very select few enthusiasts thanks to its higher performing graphics and ability to accelerate decoding of both HD/Blu-ray and Flash video, it would be safe to say that the chipset has been less successful in the mass market than NVIDIA would have liked. Until very recently, there were only a handful of netbooks/notebooks/nettops released with the ION chipset, the most notable of which was the HP Mini 311 which we are currently testing in house. This winter we will see a new series from ASUS
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