It's not an iPad, it's a WebStation

Subject: Mobile | May 7, 2010 - 01:33 PM |

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

Adobe shows off Android tablets running Flash and Air

Subject: Mobile | May 6, 2010 - 04:12 PM |

Sure, you might think I am biased after reading my recent editorial about Apple and their new iPad, but keep in mind that I have one sitting right next me, right now and I am using it.  Most of the time.  Anyway, an interesting thing is being shown at the Web 2.0 Expo in the northeast: Android-based tablets running "flawless" versions of Adobe Flash and Adobe Air. 

Source: General

This Droid is Amazing!!

Subject: Mobile | May 3, 2010 - 05:40 PM |

The newest contributor to PC Perspective, Ken Addison, has just completed another review and its topic is a first.  There hasn't been a review of a smartphone hit the front page before his review of the HTC Droid Incredible.  It certainly makes sense as the service that this phone receives makes web browsing a good experience as opposed to the frustration offered by phones with slower connections.  We are still waiting for 4G phones but for now this will keep you surfing, and dialling in style.  It sports the fastest proces

HD Entertainment goes Mobile with the ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005PR

Subject: Mobile | May 3, 2010 - 12:21 PM |

Fremont, CA (May 3rd, 2010) - ASUS today announced that its multi-award winning Eee PC Seashell Series of netbooks — which include the Eee PC Seashell 1005PE and 1001P — is joined by the new Eee PC Seashell 1005PR. This multimedia centric netbook delivers a rich and smooth High Definition online viewing experience when watching your favorite streaming movies, television/news programs and user-generated videos.


Source: ASUS

MSI Announces GE600 - A Light 16" Gaming Notebook

Subject: Mobile | April 29, 2010 - 09:00 AM |

MSI has let us know of a rather interesting product they are making available in the North America market - the GE600. The GE600 is a 16" machine outfitted with an ATI Radeon HD5730 for some decent 3D performance, as well as a Intel Core i5-430M, 4GB RAM, and a 320GB HDD.

Source: MSI

AMD sneaks inside the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

Subject: Mobile | April 28, 2010 - 12:56 PM |

The Lenovo X100e shares many attributes with its predecessors, as with previous X series it is a small and light notebook, an 11.6" display @ 1366x768 and a weight of 1.3kg.  The big difference is the chip powering the notebook, AMD has finally broken into this market with their Athlon Neo MV-40 @ 1.6 GHz.  The AMD 780G chipset means there is a Radeon Mobility HD 3200 powering the graphics and sharing the 1GB of DDR2.  The power of the Neo is significantly higher than the Atom, both in the power it draws, 15W as opposed to 2.5W and in performance, which is where the Neo shines i

Source: InsideHW

ASUS U30Jc - a small notebook that carries a lot of power

Subject: Mobile | April 23, 2010 - 01:36 PM |

The Tech Report has reviewed an interesting laptop from ASUS that tries to pack a lot of power into a 13.3" laptop, a form factor more often associated with long battery life at the cost of processing power.  The ASUS U30Jc has a Core i3-350M @ 2.26GHz, 4GB of DDR3-1066 and uses the Intel HM55 with the nVIDIA 310M 512MB
with Optimus technology.  The screen is 1366x768, offerin

MSI Releases new 15" Gaming Notebook - New Value Standard for Mobile DX11?

Subject: Mobile | April 22, 2010 - 03:32 PM |

15.4" notebooks have become a popular form factor for gaming these days. Compared to 17" behemoths, these 15.4" systems are as fast as the larger brothers minus all the backache.

MSI has announced their new GX640 notebook and PC gamers should pay attention because it features an ATI Radeon 5850. Coupled with this DX11 capable goodness is a 15.4" LED backlit display at an odd screen resolution of 1680x1050, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 500GB 7200 RPM HDD.
Source: MSI

MAINGEAR Unleashes Revamped eX-L 15 Gaming Notebook

Subject: Mobile | April 20, 2010 - 12:58 PM |

Kenilworth, New Jersey – April 20, 2010 - MAINGEAR Computers, award-winning builders of custom computers for PC gamers and enthusiasts, unveils the eX-L 15, the fastest 15″ HD gaming notebook on the market.

Source: Maingear

Is a netbook from Viewsonic worth it?

Subject: Mobile | April 19, 2010 - 01:17 PM |

Running out and buying an LCD monitor with a Viewsonic name on it certainly makes sense, but what about a netbook?  The 13.3-inch ViewBook Pro is exactly that, with a Core2 Duo SU7300 inside along with 2GB of DDR2 and an Intel 4 Series Express onboard GPU.  It comes with two batteries, which can be used together to bring the battery life under full load from 2h39m to 4h20m, fairly respectable usage.  The only major problem seems to be the netbooks unavailability, not even the Viewsonic page will list a retailer or price. 

SSD vs Rotating Media in a laptop

Subject: Mobile | April 15, 2010 - 05:24 PM |

Corsair just uploaded a video demonstrating the performance advantages of swapping out the hard drive of a Dell Inspiron laptop with a Corsair Performance Series P128 SSD. To say they was blown away by the experience would be accurate.

MSI Wind U230, AMD on a netbook

Subject: Mobile | April 15, 2010 - 01:02 PM |

Instead of an Atom processor, the MSI Wind 12 U230 netbook features an AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335 inside of it with an AMD RS-780MN chipset which means an ATI Radeon HD3200 powers the graphics.  The battery life falls short of spectacular, 4h30m at idle and 3h35m of DVD playback putting it slightly ahead of the Atom as far as raw power efficiency goes.  When you take a look a

Apple updates MacBook Pro line with NVIDIA Optimus and new Intel CPUs

Subject: Mobile | April 13, 2010 - 11:33 AM |

UPDATE: Looks like the new MacBook Pros do NOT use any form of NVIDIA Optimus technology.  Check the bottom of the article of the update!

Toshiba's Satellite Series carries on

Subject: Mobile | April 8, 2010 - 04:27 PM |

The Toshiba Satellite series has been around for a long time and there are probably some of the originals still running.  They were known to be heavy and to produce prodigious amounts of heat but they were also nigh indestructible.  The
new series, specifically the Satellite U505-S2010 is up for review at Digital Trends
.  Inside is a 2.26GHz Core i5 with 4GB of RAM, and the Intel GMA HD for graphics, on the outside is a 13.3" 1280 x 80

Serious mobile power if you don't mind the weight

Subject: Mobile | April 2, 2010 - 03:01 PM |

Not everyone is satisfied with a 13.1" screen, no matter how sleek the form factor it is attached to is.  For serious mobile viewing satisfaction something like the Gateway NV7901u with a 17.3" 1600 x 900 screen seems more appropriate.  There is of course a trade off as it weighs 7.4lbs and will probably be quite noticeable after carrying for a while.  Inside is a Core i5 430M and 4GB of DDR-3 1066, a full 1GB of which is dedicated to a Radeon Mobility 5650. 

Source: TweakTown

ASUS hits the market with an Optimus laptop

Subject: Mobile | March 31, 2010 - 02:49 PM |

The ASUS UL50Vf has a Core2Duo SU7300 @ 1.3 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 1066MHz and a Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset with ICH9M but the start of the notebook is the NVIDIA GeForce G 210M with 512MB GDDR3 and Optimus Technology.  That means that your nVIDIA GPU will have the ability to turn its self off and on as your programs demand it.  That pushes the average idle battery life into the realm of the netbook though perhaps not the full claimed 12 hours.  Under load the battery life is reduced but still beats some Eee systems and other notebooks. 

Not your bosses' ThinkPad

Subject: Mobile | March 26, 2010 - 02:54 PM |

IBM's ThinkPad series, now brought to you by Lenovo, has an iconic no nonsense business like look.  Square edges, a matte black coating, they are probably one of the most recognizable pieces of tech on the planet.

Source: t-break

NVIDIA Optimus technology demonstrated visually

Subject: Mobile | March 22, 2010 - 10:45 PM |

Since our initial look back in February at NVIDIA's Optimus technology and how it can drastically change the way mobile computing is accomplished with discrete GPUs, we have seen the product officially roll out and even have notebooks for sale.  ASUS was the first major partner, with models like the N61J-X2 offering discrete graphics and integrated in a truly user frien

Spending some time with a CULV

Subject: Mobile | March 22, 2010 - 01:51 PM |

The awkwardly named mobile form factor from Intel, the CULV doesn't represent the utility of notebooks that utilize this processor line.  The Tech Report has been using an Acer Aspire 1810TZ for a while now and wanted to let people know just how this notebook worked out for them.  It will run you a bit more than an Atom based netbook but the return is rather nice.  An 11.6" screen that has a 1366x768 resolution powered by the Intel GS45