One of the many members of ASUS' mobility lineup

Subject: Mobile | October 1, 2009 - 06:24 PM |
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Even with years of past models to catch up on, ASUS is soldiering along attempting to produce a wider variety of notebooks than motherboards.  The latest review of one of the many ASUS mobility products comes from InsideHW, a member of the Versatile Performance series, the F50Sv.  It is a 16" model with a 1366x768 LCD, hiding an Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 on a SiS 671DX+968
chipset with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 210M
to power the graphics.   While that mix of components will not win it any pri

Source: InsideHW

Centrino 2; "Yours for under $2000"

Subject: Mobile | September 28, 2009 - 05:26 PM |
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These laptops embody the opposite side of the mobile scale to netbooks.  They are heavy, they are hot and they will eat a battery in under an hour; they are the Core i7 based Clarksfield series.  The Core i7 820QM and 720QM
will be showing up in notebooks soon and not just from extreme boutique builders like Falcon Northwest and Alienware, one is even speced at the $1400 mark.  Once Arrandale hits we might see them in a more portable form, but until then drop by ExtremeTech for a look at some Cl

Source: Extremetech

A Total Mobile Computing Experience

Subject: Mobile | September 23, 2009 - 03:38 PM |
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Taken straight from the horses mouth, Intel's plans to dominate the mobile computing market have taken a huge step forward at the IDF today.  Clarksfield has arrived and the three processors available offer the power of the Core i7 architecture in a mobile form.  Legit Reviews were gifted with a Clevo W870CU Whitebook powered by an Intel Core i7-920XM clocked between 2-3.2GHz depending on the current processing load.  The heatsinks inside are very impressive, not just to cool the CPU there is also a GeFor

Teach an old Android new tricks

Subject: Mobile | September 18, 2009 - 02:33 PM |
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If you picked up a first generation Android phone and are looking to hack it into something more interesting then check out this article at Maximum PC.  Get root access to the Linux OS on the phone and you can do all sorts of new tricks, such as installing applications directly onto your SD card.  You will also be able to make your own boot image, grab beta updates or even install a full version of Linux.  Check out the walk through to see how.

Source: Maximum PC

Congo the Congo, if that's what you want from me

Subject: Mobile | September 14, 2009 - 01:22 PM |
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AMD's new mobile platforms target mainstream and ultraportable users but never quite cross the line into netbook territory.  The core of these platforms is the 65nm AMD Turion Neo X2 but the real star is the chipset.  Netbook users are suffering with Intel's IGP as it struggles with HD video; whereas AMD's new RS780M is based on the DX10 compliant 780G chipset whose performance we are already familiar withCheck out the new face of AMD mobility in Josh's preview.

A pearl among the seashells

Subject: Mobile | September 7, 2009 - 04:04 PM |
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SPCR is finding the netbook market a little crowded, but one recent release from ASUS caught their eye; the Eee PC Seashell 1005HA.  Boasts of the longest untethered run time raised their eyebrows and suspicions, so off they went to pick one up.  The model they tested house an Atom N280 @ 1.66Ghz along with 1GB of DDR2 and the usual GMA 900
IGP.  In the end,

Shrinking those pixels for portability

Subject: Mobile | September 3, 2009 - 12:09 PM |
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The Acer Aspire One 751h-1192 model that AnandTech will set you back $399, but there are other models out there on the attractive side of $350.  As they reviewed it, an Atom Z520 provides the processing power, the chipset is an Intel US15W + SCH LPC and 1GB of DDR2-667 rounds out this 11.6", 1366x768 netbook.

Source: AnandTech

The happy lappy

Subject: Mobile | September 1, 2009 - 01:46 PM |
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The new PROLiNK netbook has a very happy name, the Glee TA-009.  An Atom N270 is paired with the Intel 945GSE
chipset and 1GB of DDR2 in a 10.1" form.  When VR-Zone cranked up Battery Eater, the tiny 3-cell LiON battery managed 1hr 41min 37sec
of running time, which is not too bad for the size of the battery.  See what you think of it after reading the whole review.

Source: VR-Zone

No, it is the other Suzuki

Subject: Mobile | August 27, 2009 - 06:43 PM |
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For some reason there exists a laptop manufacturer that goes by the name of Suzuki and they have a new product out called the Kuiper 1562 WKS.  It is a 15.6" display with a native 1366 x 768 display a C2 Duo T6400 and 4GB DDR2 667MHz with a NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
providing the graphics power.  Perhaps the most noticeable thing on this laptop is the pre-installed software; you will find a Vista 64-bit Home Basic installation and software for the embedded camera ...

Have you met the CULV yet?

Subject: Mobile | August 24, 2009 - 05:53 PM |
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Intel's awkward replacement name for the netbook is the CULV, and the new Lenovo IdeaPad U350 would be one.  It has a 13.3" LCD powered by the Intel GS45
chipset at a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels and the model for review at Hardware Zone had and Intel Pentium SU2700 which is a single core CPU @ 1.3GHz and 3GB of DDR3-1066.  Hardware Zone decided by the end of their review that while the laptop was certainly good, it fell short of great because the battery life didn't live up to the

Finding the sweet spot for mobile

Subject: Mobile | August 20, 2009 - 02:20 PM |
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Netbooks are grand, inexpensive, flexible, light and with long battery life; seemingly the perfect mobile form factor.  There are drawbacks to having an 11.1" or smaller form factor, for instance a normal sized keyboard is well over 1' long and who really wants to watch a movie or TV show on a screen that size.   16" and up and you start running into weight problems and that larger LCD looks nice but it also shortens the battery's run time.  The Tech Report investigates an Acer Aspire Timeline that sits ri

Zune HD and Tegra come out of the closet

Subject: Mobile | August 19, 2009 - 03:04 PM |
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Sure, we told you about the news of the Tegra being the powerhouse behind the upcoming Zune HD from Microsoft, but apparently NVIDIA wanted to make a press release about it anyway.  We also have known about the various technologies and processors in the tiny chip since June of 2008 - we posted an overview of the SoC that you should definitely be checking out.

The fresh smell of ASUS

Subject: Mobile | August 18, 2009 - 01:49 PM |
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The ASUS N50Vn is a 15.4" notebook with a native 1280 x 800 resolution and comes with a "Air Ionizer" button.  Push the button and the notebook will purify the air around you, though it won't clean up what you choose to display on the screen.  Inside the model that InsideHW reviewed you will find a C2D T5850 @ 2.16GHz, 4GB of DDR2 and a nVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT, all

Source: InsideHW

It's about the cooling, not the arm strain

Subject: Mobile | August 12, 2009 - 05:10 PM |
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If you are the proud owner of a gaming laptop, your problems are a little different than the average mobile user.  You are neither concerned about weight, nor about battery life, your top concern is heat.  Laptop coolers have been around for a while now, first to deal with the inefficient cooling of older laptop lines and now to cope with gaming laptops and desktop replacements.  The Thermaltake Massive23 CS
may be the first one with a 230mm fan to provide the air flow, the multicoloured LEDs are just icing on the cake. 

ShamWow finally finds a use polishing Seashells

Subject: Mobile | August 6, 2009 - 02:45 PM |
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As some of you may have seen on the live version of PC Perspective Podcast #68 last night, the subject of Ryan's newest video review is the ASUS 1005HA Seashell.  Available for less than $400, the stylish mirror finish looks great as long as you carry something to occasionally wipe
off your fingerprints.  Check out the full review to see what this netbook has inside it and some handy upgrade tips her

The dangers of impulse laptop buying

Subject: Mobile | August 3, 2009 - 04:20 PM |
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With a display of 11.6", both the Aspire One 751 vs. Gateway LT3103
are a touch too big to be called netbooks, even if the Acer does use an Atom processor.  The Aspire depends on the Atom Z520 along with 2GB DDR2-667 and
the same GPU that powers the iPhone, regardless of how it is branded.  In comparison the Gateway offering is powered by an A64 L11, 2GB DDR2-667 and an ATI Radeon X1270.  When The Tech Report started the all important HD video playback testing, well ...

Could it really be, or will the same discussion be going on in a year?

Subject: Mobile | July 31, 2009 - 12:17 PM |
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Could it be a funky netbook?  A monstrous iTouch?  A Kindle killer?  A glorified resurrection
of an old, much beloved childhood toy?  It is hard to say what goes through the mind of Steve Jobs at the best of times and predicting what a product that as been talked about and opined on as this little device which may or may not have a possibly upcoming release date sometime in the near future is almost impossible.  Cyril at The Tech

Priced to sell

Subject: Mobile | July 29, 2009 - 06:28 PM |
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Inexpensive netbooks have really put a dent in the sales volume of the lower cost small laptops.  The Atom might not have the power of a mobile dual core processor, but add in a decent onboard graphics solution and that Atom has no trouble playing back BluRay quality video.  Laptop makers are left with a choice of focusing on netbooks as a replacement for their smaller laptops and not producing any laptops under 17" or they could slash costs on their smaller laptops.  AnandTech has taken a peek at those laptops which have been reduced to under $500, from vendors like WalMart and

Source: AnandTech

A new chipset may mean a new price

Subject: Mobile | July 23, 2009 - 05:20 PM |
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The new ASUS Eee PC 1004DN is a 10inch (1024x600) netbook with a keyboard 92% normal size, which will be a big plus to those with standard sized hands.  A 1.66GHz Atom N280 along with 1GB of DDR2 help the GN40 chipset to provide high quality video and a 6-cell battery to allow you to watch more than a single movie.  Head over to InsideHW for a look at its other features; just don't ask for a price as they haven't been told what it will be.

Source: InsideHW