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Subject: Mobile | June 1, 2010 - 12:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
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!
Subject: Mobile | May 31, 2010 - 01:24 PM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 31, 2010 - 11:30 AM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 31, 2010 - 10:49 AM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 28, 2010 - 10:08 PM | Jonathan Hung
Subject: Mobile | May 28, 2010 - 09:01 PM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2010 - 03:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2010 - 02:44 PM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2010 - 11:16 AM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2010 - 11:00 AM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 25, 2010 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 20, 2010 - 10:26 AM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 18, 2010 - 10:30 AM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 17, 2010 - 06:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Mobile | May 17, 2010 - 02:22 PM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 17, 2010 - 12:25 PM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2010 - 05:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2010 - 11:45 AM | Jonathan Hung
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!
Subject: Mobile | May 7, 2010 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the arrival of the iPad, one might almost think it was a brand new type of device never before seen on this planet, which really is not true. Ryan has pointed out that while Apple's marketing team has done its usual brilliant job of convincing consumers that their product is the only choice, most of the features of the iPad have already been seen in other devices. Consider the Camangi WebStation, running Google Android and sporting a 7" LCD, WiFi and 3G support, 256MB onboard NAND and USB plugs! A 625MHz Marvell chip is