Acrobatc netbook launch

Subject: Mobile | November 21, 2008 - 01:22 PM |
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Toshiba's new lineup of netbooks was witnessed by Hardware Zone.  The Toshiba Portege R series was updated with the R600 and a new series was introduced, with the Toshiba Portege A600.  Bigger and heavier that the R series, it also doesn't cost nearly as much.  Finally there was the 8.9-inch Toshiba NB100, that manages to hide a 120GB drive in it's tiny body.

HP's take on the netbook

Subject: Mobile | November 17, 2008 - 11:33 AM |
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HP have always been a big name in the laptop industry and are making a splash with their new HP 2133 Mini-Note, a netbook with an 8.9" screen.  Powering it is a VIA C7-M processor on a VIA VN896 chipset and it runs SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop OS.  InsideHW did like the netbook overall, but are really looking forward to the upcoming Atom version.

Source: InsideHW

MSI announces new GX630 gaming notebook for only $799

Subject: Mobile | November 12, 2008 - 02:58 PM |
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CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – November 12, 2008 - MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is pleased to announce the newest addition to it Gaming Notebook Series – the GX630-028US.

Source: MSI

Divergent species

Subject: Mobile | November 11, 2008 - 01:29 PM |
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ASUS has two very different schools of thought when it comes to mobile computing.  On the one hand you have the tiny little Eee PC, which pares down everything it can in the name of extended battery life and lower weight.  Then there is the gaming laptop, like the ASUS G50V series.  Built purely for power, with little thought given to overall weight and battery life.  The mode

(Note)Book of the Dead V2.0

Subject: Mobile | November 7, 2008 - 10:57 AM |
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If you have seen Evil Dead and various other horror movies, the paint job on the Smoothbook DR will bring back fond memories, as it is a bang on reproduction of the Necronomicon. 
Don't think that the beauty of this machine is only skin deep, there is a Q9500, 4Gb of DDR2-800 and two 8800M GPUs inside, as well as an SSD and a Blu-Ray drive.  Check it out at TweakTown.

Source: TweakTown

TOSHIBA INTRODUCES THE WORLD'S FIRST LAPTOPS WITH THREE NVIDIA GPUS

Subject: Mobile | November 6, 2008 - 10:21 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA—NOVEMBER 6, 2008 - When Toshiba set out to reset the bar for high performance gaming laptops and revamp its flagship gaming line, the company turned to NVIDIA for its expertise in visual computing. The combined efforts of both companies resulted in Toshiba's most powerful gaming laptop to date featuring the new highly integrated GeForce 9400M graphics processing unit (GPU) along with a pair of NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS enthusiast-class GPUs.

Source: NVIDIA

The many colours of EEE

Subject: Mobile | November 4, 2008 - 12:19 PM |
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The new EEE 901 comes in many colours, all of them with rather odd names like Infusion Sakura, Sweet Pea, Urban Metropolis, Peony White, Pearl White, Fine Ebony, Navy Blue and Chocolate Gold.  For those far more interested in what is inside, you can get either XP Home or GNU Linux.  Depending on which OS you choose the hardware varies slightly but you can always expect an SSD for storage, a 8.9" display, 1GB of DDR2 and an Atom N270.  R & B Mods liked the weight and battery life, but did find the

One serious laptop

Subject: Mobile | October 30, 2008 - 02:53 PM |
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For a 15" laptop to weigh 7.3 pounds and be 1.6 inches thick is to make a statement in today's mobile world where every other model is emulating the heroin chic look you usually see sported by runway models.  The C2D 2.26GHz processor, 4GB of PC-5300 DDR2 RAM and a 320GB HDD, partnered with a 512Mb 9800M GS mean that this laptop offers more than just a sturdy exterior.  Digital Trends got 45 minutes of battery time going full out, and enabling all the power savings tricks and limiting themsel

Not just for sedentary systems anymore

Subject: Mobile | October 27, 2008 - 03:25 PM |
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You have seen Smooth Creations incredible paint jobs before, they created the system we gave away for Memorial Day.  They have branched out from full sized systems to include netbooks, which gives you a chance to show off a incredible paint job without having to cart around over 10lbs worth of PC.  TECHGAGE did find the WiFi to be a little under-par, and wanted a little more power under the hood for the price, but no one can argue that you have to pay a

Source: TECHGAGE

What's up Mac?

Subject: Mobile | October 21, 2008 - 11:15 AM |
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Ars Technica has put together a large, as in two parts, review of the new Apple MacBook Pro.  The first part deals with the aesthetics, the packaging and the extras that come with it.  The second part delves into it's capabilities, general benchmarks as well as Windows gaming performance.  See how well it stacks up to the hype.

Source: Ars Technica

Toshiba Turns to NVIDIA to take Gaming Notebooks to New Heights

Subject: Mobile | October 21, 2008 - 08:47 AM |
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IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today released the Qosmio X305-Q708 gaming laptop, the latest iteration from its flagship gaming line.

Source: Toshiba

Lenovo's take on the ultra portable laptop

Subject: Mobile | October 16, 2008 - 09:39 AM |
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At about 3lbs and 1" thick, the Lenovo X300 13.3" ultraportable laptop designed along the same lines as the Macbook Air.  The inclusion of a DVD burner is going to make a lot of people prefer Lenovo's model to the Air, the Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 and 64GB SSD just make the deal sweeter.  Think Computers was very happy to see that the keyboard remains the same as on other larger Lenovo laptops, preferable to the shrunken, flexible keyboard some ultraportables possess.

Intel will attempt to woo Apple back home

Subject: Mobile | October 15, 2008 - 10:26 PM |
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An interesting discussion is starting between Intel and press/analysts on what they are going to do about losing the design win for Apple's MacBook's and MacBook Pro's choice chipset, as we predicted and saw this week.

Source: Daily Tech

NVIDIA INTRODUCES INDUSTRY-CHANGING, HIGHLY INTEGRATED GPU

Subject: Mobile | October 15, 2008 - 10:52 AM |
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Demand for better visual computing
performance continues to grow as more and more applications tap the massively parallel
processing power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for more than just graphics. As gamers,
video enthusiasts, designers, and now creative professionals require optimized PC solutions, the
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU brings a 5x performance increase over integrated core-logic to
today’s sleek notebook designs.

"Today marks a flashpoint for users around the world," said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president,
GPU business at NVIDIA.

Source: NVIDIA

You think EEE PCs are dumb? 700k people last month don't

Subject: Mobile | October 10, 2008 - 01:20 PM |
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This number is simply amazing - 700,000 Eee PCs shipped in September.  Obviously the 901 and 1000-series are continuing the promise on the brand even though many of us thought the brand would be weighed down by now.

Asustek Computer shipped around 700,000 Eee PCs in September this year, a new monthly high for the company.

Source: Digitimes

Lightweight, bullet resistant lap protection

Subject: Mobile | October 7, 2008 - 11:19 AM |
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The LapLogic G800 Aerogel Extreme is a pad to place between your laptop and your lap to prevent your legs from being slow cooked while you are working.  It's outer shell is ballistic nylon and it's interior is two layers, one of Aerogel and one made from LapLogic's own special heat resistant material.  Those layers protect you and do a great job of removing heat from your laptop as well. 

NVIDIA sued again, this time with friends

Subject: Mobile | October 2, 2008 - 12:37 PM |
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Back in September we told you about a lawsuit being placed against NVIDIA and its CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, by NVIDIA shareholders, claiming that NVIDIA held back information about its problems with poor manufactured mobility GPUs.  Now, NVIDIA is being taken to court once again, this time with friends HP and Dell in hand.  

Source: General

AMD demos mobility Radeon 4000 in Japan

Subject: Mobile | October 2, 2008 - 12:19 PM |
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Apparently in Japan AMD is publicly showing off an updated version of their mobility discrete graphics product that will fall under the Radeon HD 4000-series moniker.  The new part will obviously offer improved graphics and gaming performance but also adds full hardware decode support for Blu-ray video.

Source: Guru of 3D

Dell goes Atomic

Subject: Mobile | September 30, 2008 - 11:42 AM |
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The new Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is an 8.9" netbook powered by an Atom N270 (1.6GHz) with 1GB of DDR2-533 RAM.   It's 60GB SSD drive runs a flavour of Ubuntu and it features wireless support as well as a host of input and output plugs.  Hardware Zone did find out that it is expected to sell at $799, but they didn't manage to get a firm number for the battery life of the netbook.

Another site thinks NVIDIA will be in new MacBooks

Subject: Mobile | September 22, 2008 - 08:54 AM |
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Hmm, well this is interesting.  Arstechnica is reporting that MacSoda is reporting that Expreview is reporting that we might see the NVIDIA MCP7A chipset in the new MacBooks coming next month.

Source: Ars Technica