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Subject: Mobile | January 15, 2008 - 11:23 AM | Ryan Shrout
If you have been curious about the lack of Santa Rosa-based platform notebooks recently, part of it might be the upcoming Montevina platform's fault. According to this story, with the launch of Montevina, and the updated Intel processors for it, coming in in May, some vendors are planning on by-passing the refresh launched just this January.
There are a TON of CPUs set to be unveiled for Montevina including some that go as low as 10 watts TDP!
Subject: Mobile | January 9, 2008 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new mobile Penryn processors didn't gain an incredible amount of speed or power along with their die shrink, in fact they use less power which should translate into longer battery life. AnandTech had the chance to test this theory and it turns out to be true. The added time you can expect does depend on your chosen application, but the lowest increase AnandTech saw was a gain of 23 minutes in Reader 2007. You even get a boost in the benchmarks they ran to make the deal even more a
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2008 - 01:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV (JANUARY 7, 2008) - ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today unveiled its new ASUS G70 notebook featuring powerful dual-graphics based on the highly acclaimed NVIDIA SLI technology, as well as the support of dual hard drives and 8GB of system memory for optimal transfer rates.
Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2008 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sure, as The Tech Report points out, the Eee 4G isn't exactly butch, and you might feel a little embarrassed about being seeing walking with it, but then again it is easy to hide. Weighing in at 2 lbs and taking up as much room as 2 CD cases side by side, the Eee can be easily taken anywhere, and is a lot more useful than a dog in a purse. Check out just what the $400 Eee 4G can do in their full rev
Subject: Mobile | January 3, 2008 - 05:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV (JANUARY 3, 2008) - ASUS, today announced plans to launch its award-winning GPS smart phone in the United States early this year.
The P527 took home the prestige of CES Innovation Design and Engineering award for 2008. This latest cellular innovation from ASUS is designed to provide users with simple access to the latest GPS technology. Among the host of versatile functions, Travelog and Location Courier have been crowned as the most unique features on the P527.
Subject: Mobile | January 3, 2008 - 05:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV (JANUARY 3, 2008) - ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook PC design and manufacturing, today unveiled the world's first one-terabyte notebook in collaboration with Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.
ASUS announced that the new Travelstar 5K500 (500 GB 2.5 Inch hard drive) from Hitachi has been integrated into the ASUS M series multimedia notebook PCs. The new ASUS M50 and M70 will ship with two of the Travelstar 5K500 to provide unprecedented storage capacity for high definition media and personal data.
Subject: Mobile | December 30, 2007 - 11:55 PM | Ryan Shrout
Looking forward the absolute ONSLAUGHT of product announcements at this year's CES? You can get an early start by checking out Dailytech's coverage of a few Penryn-based notebooks that will be shown.
Subject: Mobile | December 24, 2007 - 12:46 AM | Ryan Shrout
Taking a tip from the band of the same name, the upcoming Asus U2 notebook is going to cure cancer and stop worldwide poverty. Or maybe it just "Reinvents Luxury Computing Experience with Delightful Detailing and Advanced Performance." You decide:
Subject: Mobile | December 20, 2007 - 01:05 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Mobile | December 13, 2007 - 02:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's been a long time since we've seen a Turbo button, but that is exactly what you will find on the MSI GX600 gaming laptop, and if you are plugged into the wall you can get a jump from 2GHz to 2.4GHz. BCC found that while this will never be a favourite when it comes to gaming, there are a lot of other applications it is quite proficient at.
Subject: Mobile | December 10, 2007 - 11:39 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, CALIFORNIA (December 10, 2007) - ASUS, worldwide leader in notebooks, consumer electronics and PC components, today unveiled the new U6 notebook series for mobile warriors who demand ultimate functionalities and head-turning style.
Subject: Mobile | December 6, 2007 - 05:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you drop $4000 on the new Wow laptop, you are not likely to take to too many places where it might get damaged or stolen. You might even chase away anyone with a drink that comes within 10' of you at a LAN Party. It isn't going to go on vacation with you, no one else will ever be allowed to touch it and you may even go so far as to handcuff it to yourself if you ever flew somewhere with it. For those of us who actually want to be able to use the laptop in less than pristine environs, Digital Trends of
Subject: Mobile | December 3, 2007 - 01:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Madshrimps have a very specfic review, covering some surgery on a Gateway laptop, but their experiences can be carried over into other laptops. Opening up and upgrading a laptop is a bit more time consuming and frustrating than a full sized PC, so if you have never tried it before this article will give you a good idea what is involved.
Subject: Mobile | November 27, 2007 - 03:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tiny notebooks can produce some heat with their 14.1" screens, but they are nothing compared to the larger gaming style laptops with their 17" displays and more powerful components. Evercool's widescreen laptop cooler, called the Space Station for reasons best known to their marketers, will keep your large laptop nice and cool, although Virtual-Hideout recommends picking up Micro QuietFeet Sticky Feet to help with airflow.
Subject: Mobile | November 20, 2007 - 06:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ASUS is trying the upgradeable laptop idea again, this time with their C90S. It comes with a lot already, from a high quality screen, stereo speakers and a finger reader and 4 cooling fans, among other things. The big feature is that by removing only 4 screws, you have access to the interior of the laptop, and can start swapping out parts. See how well this worked for Neoseeker in their full review.
Subject: Mobile | November 14, 2007 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sony revists the eBook with their Sony Reader, a 7"x5"x.3" e-book reader. In a move from their usual ebooks they have not included only proprietary inputs, this will accept SD cards and will play AAC and MP3 files. If you are even a little tempted, check out the review at Ars Technica to see the other new tricks that are included in this 9oz reader.
Subject: Mobile | November 9, 2007 - 04:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you head over to X-bit Labs, you can learn a lot about Santa Rosa. They start off by covering all the features included on Intel's new mobile platform and how laptops that conform to their standard should operate. Then they jump straight into real life testing, with 3 Santa Rosa notebooks, so you can see how this standard actually performs.
Subject: Mobile | November 6, 2007 - 01:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ASUS has rebuilt the idea of a notebooks physical construction with the U1F Ultra Compact notebook. The shell is formed from carbon fibre, giving it great strength without adding to the weight, extras like a backlit LCD that is 1366x768 and treated with some special goop from ASUS that is designed to make the image much better than other screens. Drop by X-bit Labs to
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