All inclusive ultra mobility

Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2008 - 08:53 AM |
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At two centimetres thick and 1.42kgs, or less than an inch and just a hair over 3lbs, the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 has a lot going for it.  A 13", 1440x900 screen, Intel C2D SL7100 and 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 give it some nice power, but the real bonus is that Lenovo managed to get an ultra slim DVD burner in it.  Check out the Air's arch-nemesis at TweakTown.

Source: TweakTown

ASUS Eee PC In the Wild - Adoption higher than we thought

Subject: Mobile | May 20, 2008 - 03:33 PM |
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This was interesting - while I was out at the mall today I noticed in the local Cincinnati Bell store (local land line and cell phone provider) was demonstrating their in-home wireless networking with the ASUS Eee PC as the client machines.  The setup was meant to show how much faster Cincinnati Bell's DSL service was compared to other options, and they in fact had both a black and a white Eee PC model:

Tough enough?

Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2008 - 01:42 PM |
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In what has to be one of the most fun to do reviews ever, Slashdot has linked to a durability test of three ruggedized notebooks.  All three are 810F-compliant systems, one each from General Dynamics Itronix, Getac and Panasonic, which get frozen, broiled and drowned, among other things.  Check the videos by following the link.

Source: Slashdot

ASUS Eee PC 901 no longer getting WiMax

Subject: Mobile | May 18, 2008 - 09:48 PM |
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This seems more to be a blow towards WiMax than anything else, but according to this report the upcoming Atom-based ASUS Eee PC 901 machine will no longer come with WiMax support built-in but will instead be an option only for contract customers. 

Source: Digitimes

Intel's Atom in upcoming ASUS Eee PC 901

Subject: Mobile | May 15, 2008 - 09:13 AM |
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Even though its only an exterior image, apparently the new Eee PC 901 is being showcased as using the Intel Atom processor and platform.  The exterior is slightly modified and spiffed up but don't expect too much. 

Source: engadget

OCZ Technology Group Introduces Do-It-Yourself Gaming Notebook Solution and Initiative

Subject: Mobile | May 14, 2008 - 11:40 AM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif.—May 14, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled their pioneering Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Gaming Notebook Program. Under this program, users ranging from hardware enthusiasts to mainstream gamers can partake in configuring and building their own gaming-grade mobile solution.

VIA's UMPC

Subject: Mobile | May 14, 2008 - 09:36 AM |
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The Sungju TangoX Nano is one of the first VIA Nanobooks that VIA Arena has had a chance to look at.  It runs Windows XP Tablet edition, has a touch screen for those who have trouble with miniaturized keyboards and even comes with a Skype/VoIP phone.  It is going to be available in Korea soon, no word on anywhere else.

Source: VIA Arena

MSI answers all your questions about the new Wind UMPC

Subject: Mobile | May 13, 2008 - 11:39 AM |
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CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – May 13 - MSI Computer, a
leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is
ready to clear up some of the questions surrounding the MSI Wind (Wi-Fi Network Device). 
MSI Computer will offer both Linux and Windows (XP Home Edition) based
configurations, for under $500 starting in early June on www.msimobile.com

Source: MSI

Get your Eee PC 900 action on

Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2008 - 10:47 PM |
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The ASUS Eee PC 900 series is showing up across the web this week with stores like Buy.com getting them online first. 

Full of hot air?

Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2008 - 01:11 PM |
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The NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler will keep your gaming notebook cool.  Built of aluminium and sporting 3 120mm fans, it is almost a giant heatsink sucking hot air out of your laptop as fast as it can.  Think Computers tried it out on a Dell XPS M1210 and saw a 12C drop in temperature under load.

Sprint and Clearwire to Combine WiMAX Businesses, Creating a New Mobile Broadband Company

Subject: Mobile | May 7, 2008 - 08:25 AM |
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KIRKLAND, Wash. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - May 7, 2008 - Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) and Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine their next generation wireless broadband businesses to form a new wireless communications company.

Aerogel for your lap

Subject: Mobile | May 2, 2008 - 11:51 AM |
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LapLogic Aerogel Extreme LapDesks are handy little pads filled with Aerogel that protect your lap from the heat coming off of your laptop.  They won't help cool the notebook, and might even make it warmer, but you will be protected.  I4U were also impressed by the surface, which did not let the laptop slide around at all, and it's made with Aerogel!

Source: I4U News

ASUS M50S Multimedia Notebook First Look

Subject: Mobile | April 30, 2008 - 02:30 PM |
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ASUS was kind enough to send over one of the soon-to-be-released M50S notebooks for our perusal - and this is a hell of a machine at first glance.  While not as powerful as notebooks like the Dell XPS M1730 or the Alienware M9750, it's also not nearly as heavy and should actually be considered PORTABLE to most people. 

We'll have a review up of the system pretty soon but for now I just thought you all would like to see some shots of the sexy M50S beforehand.

Budget laptop with a lot of features

Subject: Mobile | April 29, 2008 - 02:40 PM |
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ASUS has put a lot of extras into their M51S laptop, without pricing it beyond the value market.  With four USB ports, support for both DVI/VGA and TV-Out, webcam and a lot more, keeping the price of this 15" notebook at the $1000 is no easy task.  The laptop is billed as being mostly a multi-media machine, but TECHGAGE fired up Crysis at 1280x800 and it was playable, as were other newer titles.  All that power does have a price; you won't see the battery make it to the 2 hour mark, even with light

Source: TECHGAGE

A quickly changing market

Subject: Mobile | April 22, 2008 - 02:12 PM |
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A few years ago, the majority of laptops came with onboard memory, and that was about it.  There were a few specially designed mobile graphics cards, but they were rare, expensive and rather disappointing. 
Fast forward to today and you need a huge list to keep track of all the cards available.  Thankfully TechARP is up to the challenge with their list of 133 GPUs, from old Radeon IGPs to 9800M GTXs are covered.

Source: Tech ARP

ASUS Eee PC 900 series gets MORE official

Subject: Mobile | April 19, 2008 - 07:24 AM |
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Though we have already covered the official launch of the new ASUS Eee PC 900 series in the Asia and Europe markets, the US branch decided to get in on the action finally as well.  Apparently those of us in the US aren't worthy of the larger screened, and multi-touch-pad version of the popular notebook until May 15th - nearly a full month after its release in the far east and far west.

Source: 3DCenter

Make sure you know what you are getting

Subject: Mobile | April 17, 2008 - 11:58 AM |
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Sure, UMPCs are designed to look great, are very light and seem like a great idea.

Source: AnandTech

ASUS Eee PC 900 series gets official

Subject: Mobile | April 16, 2008 - 09:09 AM |
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It has been no secret that ASUS was releasing a new version of the Eee PC with a 9" screen (or nearly 9") and other changes.  Well today ASUS made the announcement official even though the product won't be available in the channel for a bit longer. 

What rhymes with Eee?

Subject: Mobile | April 14, 2008 - 09:20 AM |
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If you are looking for a second opinion on the new ASUS Eee that comes with Windows XP, drop by The Tech Report.  Otherwise, if you skipped Ryan's review of it, go read that one first and then head to The Tech Report.  For good or for bad, the hardware layout of the Eee XP is unchanged from the original, the only difference is that it is running XP, not Linux.  If you looked longingly at the original, but were scared off by the commitment learning a bit of Linu

A must have for the new gaming notebooks

Subject: Mobile | April 8, 2008 - 02:06 PM |
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Now that you can get pre-overclocked and SLI or Crossfire capable gaming notebooks, the mobile cooling industry is taking off.  Don't even consider letting one of those notebooks even get close to your lap, you'll be feeling more than just the pain of defeat.  At Madshrimps, they have gathered coolers from six different manufacturers, and you can see just how well these coolers do at keeping your notebook, and yourself, at reasonable temperatures.

Source: Madshrimps