CES 2010: HP Snapdragon-based netbook prototype

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 12:17 PM |
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Never heard of the Snapdragon platform?

Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform offers an unprecedented combination of processing performance and optimized power consumption for the new generation of smart mobile devices. With Snapdragon chipsets, devices are always connected and aware and can offer all the communications users demand, including 3G mobile broadband, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Snapdragon-based devices are thin, ultra-portable and easy to use, with an intuitive user interface and mobile OS.

CES 2010: NVIDIA shows Tegra-powered tablet PC with Android

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 12:09 PM |
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During a pre-show event last night, we spent a few minutes with Bill Henry of NVIDIA who showed us a prototype tablet computer based on the Tegra platform.  You know about Tegra from our previous discussions on it and likely from all the hype surrounding the Microsoft Zune HD. 

The new Le-Neo-vo

Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 05:24 PM |
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There is something a little unusual about Lenovo's new X100e laptop; inside you will find a single core Athlon Neo MV40 CPU, not an Intel Atom.  Even though it retains the smaller size of the X series, it still has a 11.6" 1366 x 768 display, along with 4GB of RAM, a Realtek 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter, and a 5200RPM HDD of 160GB to 320GB.  The 6 cell battery does interfere with the style of the notebook so you will have to decide between keeping the sleek lines or longer battery life. 

Lenovo IdeaPad U1 Hybrid Notebook Specs Revealed!

Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 01:55 PM |
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Yesterday we shared with you an interesting product from Lenovo, the IdeaPad U1, which is a notebook computer with a detachable screen that acts as a tablet (read the story). Today we have for you detailed specifications for this notebook!

Some interesting tidbits that weren't known until now:

Source: Lenovo

CES 2010: Video overview of the ASUS G73Jh gaming notebook

Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 01:39 PM |
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CES 2010: MSI Reveals New Products - Ultra Slim Arrandale Notebook Included

Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 09:30 AM |
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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.

Source: MSI

CES 2010: Lenovo Goes Hybrid - Notebook with Detachable Tablet Screen (UPDATE)

Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2010 - 11:41 PM |
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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.

Source: Lenovo

CES 2010: ASUS U53 U-Series Bamboo Notebook

Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2010 - 09:22 PM |
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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.

 

CES 2010: ASUS Bang & Olufsen NX90Jh and G73Jh notebooks previewed

Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2010 - 05:10 PM |
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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.

iBuyPower to Announce Touch Screen Gaming Notebook at CES 2010

Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2010 - 10:55 PM |
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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.

Lenovo Unveils New ThinkPad Edge and Ultraportable X100e

Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2010 - 01:31 PM |
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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.

Source: Lenovo

New Intel Arrandale Mobile CPU Released and Reviewed

Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2010 - 10:47 AM |
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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.

New ThinkPad Edge leads new Lenovo products at CES

Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2010 - 12:00 AM |
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Lenovo’s decision to use the ThinkPad Edge to go more mainstream with the brand was a gamble, but apparently it’s paid off.  Edge seems to be doing so well, in fact, that Lenovo is launching four new Edge laptops at CES.

Spring Design to Unveil Alex Dual Screen eReader Next Week at CES 2010

Subject: Mobile | December 30, 2009 - 03:07 PM |
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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. 

 

Apple's Jobs is "happy" with that tablet product that doesn't exist

Subject: Mobile | December 26, 2009 - 07:38 PM |
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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:

Source: Ars Technica

ASRock releases a new ION+Atom mini-ITX motherboard

Subject: Mobile | December 26, 2009 - 07:25 PM |
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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.


ASUS should show a 17.3-in gaming notebook at CES 2010

Subject: Mobile | December 26, 2009 - 06:58 PM |
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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:

Source: engadget

Asus Preparing Eee Tablet with Tegra

Subject: Mobile | December 23, 2009 - 09:35 AM |
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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.

Source: Netbook News

MSI and Dell reveal bunches of Pine Trail netbooks for CES 2010

Subject: Mobile | December 22, 2009 - 07:24 PM |
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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: