The Eee-volution of ASUS' mobile product line

Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 05:36 PM |
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The new Eee PC 1101HA sports an 11.6" screen at 1366×768 and is powered by an Atom Z520 @ 1.33GHz, 1GB of DDR2 memory and a 160GB hard drive, relatively common for smaller sized mobiles.  Interestingly, it supports overclocking; Tech Spot had it running at 1.74GHz stably.  You still shouldn't expect huge results from an Atom processor but including overclocking in a Seashell, or any other notebook for that matter, is going to garner you some fans.

Source: Tech Spot

Dell Mini 10 with Broadcom Crystal HD Examined

Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 12:50 PM |
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A month ago, Ryan posted an interesting news article on the Broadcom Crystal HD, and raised the question what Broadcom meant by stating: "software support for Adobe Flash Player (v10.1), Windows Media Player (v12)".

Source: engadget

A Moment with Asus CEO Jonney Shih - Tablets, Smartbooks, and Wearable Computing

Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 10:35 AM |
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Silicon.com sat down with Asus CEO Jonney Shih to discuss current and emerging trends in mobile computing.

Source: General

Portable, Powerful, and Panasonic

Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 09:52 AM |
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Panasonic has done what some of you would be interested in - they stuffed an i7-620UM Arrandale CPU into a sub-note body. According to the specs at the Panasonic Japan site, the Let's Note R9 (aka.

Source: engadget

New ATI Radeon E4690 MXM Delivers Blazing-Fast Graphics for the Embedded Market

Subject: Mobile | January 22, 2010 - 11:51 AM |
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TAIPEI, Taiwan--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--At the DIGITIMES Tech Forum (DTF) 2010, AMD today introduced the ATI Radeon E4690 Mobile PCI Express module (MXM) for the graphics-intensive embedded systems.

Source: AMD

VIA Revolutionizes Compact Embedded Design with the World's First Mobile-ITX Module

Subject: Mobile | January 20, 2010 - 11:38 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 19 January 2010 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-T700: the first product based on the recently announced Mobile-ITX form factor.

The CULV bears an awkward name, but has the processing power to stand proud

Subject: Mobile | January 18, 2010 - 01:49 PM |
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The Asus UL30A is another example of Intel's CULV mobile PC; not quite a full laptop but more than a netbook.  The screen is 13.3", the keyboard is 'chiclet' style, with well spaced out keys emerging from underneath the metallic body of the CULV and the trackpad is a series of holes punched into the body below the keyboard.  Inside you will find a a Core 2 Duo at 1.3 GHz, Intel's X4500MHD IGP, 4 GB of DDR3 and an installation of the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium. 
If you need a portable computer on the small side that still has the power of a dual core CPU,

Source: InsideHW

NVIDIA Ion 2 Revealed to be GeForce G310?

Subject: Mobile | January 15, 2010 - 11:10 AM |
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Over the past few weeks, the buzz about NVIDIA's ION 2 and it's coexistence with Intel's Pinetrail CPUs has been the subject of much speculation. As we near the 1/2 way of the first quarter of 2010, more details of NVIDIA's discrete graphics chip are being revealed.

Source: engadget

It's romantic when a CPU and GPU die together

Subject: Mobile | January 12, 2010 - 01:36 PM |
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The ASUS K42F is a 14" 1366x768 notebook with an Intel Core i5 540M powering it and comes with some nice features, like a Blu-Ray drive.  Legit Reviews contrasts it with an HP Pavilion DV4-1555dx
which is powered by a C2D P8700.  Between the HyperThreading, Turbo Mode and the on die Intel HD graphics, they saw a 40-50% performance increase from the older HP system.  Also worth noting is the battery life; you might expect the older and slower machine to come out on top but again it is left behind the new Arrandale machine. 

CES 2010: AMD Shows us Eyefinity on a Netbook

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 11:49 PM |
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Today was launch day for the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 9000 series GPU, and in my write-up of the technology I expressed some concerns over how vendors would implement Eyefinity if at all (read it here).

New tablet powered by NVIDIA Tegra puts 1080p Web experience just one touch away

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 04:11 PM |
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2010 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (South Hall 4 – Booth #35912), LAS VEGAS — Jan.

Source: NVIDIA

New NVIDIA Tegra Processor Powers The Tablet Revolution

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 04:02 PM |
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2010 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (South Hall 4 – Booth #35912), Las Vegas - Jan. 7, 2010—NVIDIA today launched its Next Generation Tegra, the world’s first processor for the mobile web, specifically designed for the high-resolution needs of tablets.

Consumers have been waiting for a truly portable, high-resolution, no-compromise Internet experience.

Source: NVIDIA

Spring Design Unveils Alex Dual Screen Android-Based eReader at CES 2010

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 01:22 PM |
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FREMONT, Calif, -- January 7, 2010 - 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 the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 7-10, 2010.

Source: Email

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