A good thing gets better

Subject: Mobile | August 18, 2008 - 12:15 PM |
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AnandTech was rather impressed by the Gateway P-6831, a powerful gaming notebook with a $1300 price tag.  Gateway has updated that model with the P-7811, which not only has updated components, but also offers longer battery life.  Their testing didn't all go smoothly however, read on to see what problems they encountered.

Source: AnandTech

Help finding a way through the mobile GPU maze

Subject: Mobile | August 12, 2008 - 02:44 PM |
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Recently, laptop enthusiasts have been seeing a lot of action in the mobile graphics world.  Not only are there built in chipsets, but the mobile offerings from nVIDIA and AMD have been expanding at an incredible rate.  If you find yourself struggling to keep up with the changes, TechARP has compiled a list of 138 mobile GPUs and their respective stats.  Take a look and save yourself a lot of searching.

Source: Tech ARP

ASUS Looking to Launch S101 rather than Eee

Subject: Mobile | August 7, 2008 - 05:11 PM |
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It looks like even ASUS might be getting tired of the Eee name.  The company is apparently going to be launching a new notebook known as the S101 rather than be known as a $900 Eee PC.  More than likely ASUS simply realized that selling a $900 Eee PC defeated the purpose of the Eee PC to begin with.

Since its introduction the Eee PC has grown and become more of an
ultraportable in price and features in some of t

Source: Daily Tech

Details on the Nehalem mobility platform released

Subject: Mobile | August 5, 2008 - 09:31 AM |
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Digitimes is revealing some new information on the version of Intel's Nehalem architecture that will find its way into the mobile space.  The Calpella platform will include the Clarksfiled processor (Nehalem-based) will of course implement a DDR3 memory controller into the core while the Auburndale chip will add integrated graphics support as well.

Source: Digitimes

They grow so quickly nowadays

Subject: Mobile | July 25, 2008 - 01:58 PM |
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The Eee is growing up with the release of the 901 and 1000 models.  t-break tried out the 8.9" Eee PC 901, which has a larger SSD along with the larger screen and a battery that is rated to last 5 hours.  Probably the nicest change, apart from the 1024*600 resolution; is the processor which is now an Atom running at 1.6GHz.  Read the full review to see what else the new Eee has in store for you.

Source: t-break

Something to do while waiting in line for the iPhone 3

Subject: Mobile | July 22, 2008 - 05:43 PM |
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Wondering what all the hype about the free games and apps that are available for the new iPhone?  Heard awful things about how the accelerometer handles games like Super Monkey ball, or just how much fun a free game can be?  I4U has spotted a little game called Aurora Feint, and not only did they try it out, they liked it!  If you have recently spent several hours in line in front of a store to get your hot new gadget and activation, check out the review.

Source: I4U News

$5000? Seriously?

Subject: Mobile | July 18, 2008 - 11:57 AM |
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It is hard to place all of the blame on Alienware or on Dell who bought them, but the high powered gaming laptop seems to be going extinct very quickly.  Even with the high end components in the Area-51 m15x, it can't keep up with a desktop system of less than half the price.  Trying to display 1920x1200 on a 15.4" screen is a bad idea, there is no way to keep the components reasonably cool, and don't even think of using the battery, it will be flat in half an hour.  ThinkComputers recently reviewed model was a bit less expensive, though still prohibitive. 

Source: Tech Spot

Thinking like Rommel

Subject: Mobile | July 15, 2008 - 12:07 PM |
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Intel's been talking up their Centrino 2 for so long that not a lot of what we are hearing today is news; most are things we;ve known about for quite a while.  The focus is apparently on "performance, battery life, form factor, wireless and security", extending some, but attempting to shrink the form factor.   Get the full story in Ryan's article, with slides from Intel as well as his perspective on Intel's second go at dominating the mobile world.

OCZ Technology Group Unveils Intel Centrino 2 whitebook

Subject: Mobile | July 15, 2008 - 11:27 AM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. - July 14, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, components, and systems, today introduced a new whitebook solution powered by the long awaited Intel Centrino 2 ("Montevina") platform. This state-of-the-art platform technology provides a breakthrough in mobile computing for higher performance, advanced connectivity, and longer battery life.

New Intel-Based Laptops Advance All Facets of Notebook PCs

Subject: Mobile | July 15, 2008 - 11:24 AM |
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2008 - Intel Corporation unveiled its Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology products for laptops today, powered by five new Intel Core2 Duo processors. Close to 250 innovative consumer and business notebook PC designs are on the way, including those equipped with the right combination of powerful processors, graphics and battery life to enjoy viewing stunning high definition videos and myriad other computer and Internet activities.

iPhone 3G on the exam table

Subject: Mobile | July 14, 2008 - 01:24 PM |
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The iPhone 3G has been touted by Apple as the solution to all your mobile communications needs.  Ars Technica decided to test that out, comparing it to other smart phones and the original iPhone, as well as looking at it as a business tool like the Blackberry.  You might not like some of the things that they found.

Source: Ars Technica

Make sure you want the extras

Subject: Mobile | July 9, 2008 - 05:35 PM |
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The Alienware m15x gaming laptop sports all the specs you would expect; a 2.8Ghz X9000 C2D Extreme, a 512MB 8800M GTX and 4Gb of 667Mhz DDR2 memory.  It also has the brand new Ripley design for it's overall looks and programmable LEDs behind just about every surface.  If you can find a laptop that has those components, without those extras; you might be able to match the performance that Think Computers saw in their review for less than the $3,674 that particular m1

Eee PC 901, 1000, and 1000H to Hit Shelves in North America

Subject: Mobile | July 8, 2008 - 11:07 AM |
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FREMONT, CALIFORNIA (July 8th, 2008) - ASUS today introduces the new generation of Eee PC. The new models include revolutionary features that are designed to enhance efficiency and connectivity. With up to 7.8 hours of battery life, Eee PC users can enjoy portability while work, learn and play on-the-go.The all new Eee PC 901 and 1000 are equipped with built-in SSD (Solid State Drive) while the 1000 H adopts a 3.5" Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

Enhanced Connectivity

Source: ASUS

Designing a good UMPC is a breeze for MSI

Subject: Mobile | July 7, 2008 - 02:58 PM |
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The MSI Wind is the newest model in that strange new world of subnotebooks/UMPCs that has become a very competitive market.  It is running an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz on a Intel 945GSE and ICH7M chipset and supports 1024x600 on it's 10" LCD, so you don't have to squint to badly to see text.  HEXUS' favourite
feature has to be the keyboard, it's not full size but it is certainly bigger than the Eee's!  Read on to see how well it fares.

Source: Hexus

Take a good look, you won't see this one for a while

Subject: Mobile | June 30, 2008 - 11:51 AM |
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Legit Reviews has more information on the upcoming Toshiba Qosmio, the x305 model in this case which has some rather nice sounding components.  Built around a 3GHz Intel C2D, supporting up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM and with a pair of 200GB 7200rpm drives, the raw performance should be impressive.  Add a 17" 1680x1050 screen powered by a mysterious nVIDIA Geforce 9800M GTX graphics with 1GB RAM and you have one impressive laptop. 

The group of C7

Subject: Mobile | June 24, 2008 - 11:58 AM |
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VIA Arena has compiled a huge list of all UMPCs that have a C7-M at their hearts.  Some you probably have not heard of, but other like the OQO and Gigabyte's M700 are a little more famous.  Their first page gives you an overview and thumbnail of the UMPCs, the second page provides you with specs.

Source: VIA Arena

It's like Awesomo, only with smaller bones

Subject: Mobile | June 19, 2008 - 02:41 PM |
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The Inquirer had a chance to see three new Qosmio laptops, all using Toshiba's proprietary Synergistic Processor Elements, as opposed to a processor from VIA, Intel or AMD.  Drop by for a look at the hardware inside them, but we will have to wait a while before we can see the performance numbers

Source: The Inquirer

The Voodoo that you knew

Subject: Mobile | June 13, 2008 - 12:43 PM |
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Now that HP owns Voodoo, they have been changed into a 'lifestyle' brand and are targeted at a market similar to Apple.  The Envy 133 is the first notebook produced from this new focus, and apart from the lack of any citrus themed logos, it is a carbon fibre version of a Macbook Air.  They also have a full sized system, the Omen, which will run about $10,000 and require an invitation from Voodoo to purchase.  Otherwise; no Omen for you.  Check out the full specs at AnandTech.

Source: AnandTech

AMD Next-Generation OpenGLR ES 2.0 Graphics Technology Achieves Industry Conformance

Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2008 - 11:22 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - June 11, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it has reached a new milestone in the mobile graphics industry as the first 3D graphics technology provider to achieve OpenGL ES 2.0 conformance certification.

Source: AMD

Post-Computex 2008: OCZ DIY Notebook Shown

Subject: Mobile | June 10, 2008 - 02:39 AM |
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Even though we saw that the OCZ DIY notebook is already showing up for sale on some various online stores, for a price starting at $715 or so, they had it on display at their booth at the show.