MSI using Intel Diamondville to combat Asus Eee PC

Subject: Mobile | January 29, 2008 - 11:25 AM |
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According to Engadget MSI is working on an Eee PC competitor using Intel's Diamondville, ultra-low power processing platform.

Source: engadget

Squeal like a pig

Subject: Mobile | January 21, 2008 - 05:41 PM |
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Make your Eee squeal out it's name and beg for mercy with the help of these tips from Hack a Day.  Adding all the functionality will take some time, and a certain amount of skill, but this huge write up gives you a chance to make the Eee all that it can be.

Source: Hack a Day

Intel Penryn mobile chips delayed

Subject: Mobile | January 15, 2008 - 11:27 AM |
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This has got to be one of the weakest news "sources" I have ever seen: a report from a guy that got a message from resellers from a Lenovo rep.  But hey, it sounds good, right?  The rumor speaks that Intel's 45nm Penryn-based chips are seeing some delays - and this is not the first time we've heard of this - and that notebook vendors worldwide are in for a swift kick in the ass from customers. 

Source: engadget

Wonder where your Santa Rosa refresh is?

Subject: Mobile | January 15, 2008 - 11:23 AM |
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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! 

Source: Digitimes

A smaller die size embiggens the battery

Subject: Mobile | January 9, 2008 - 02:48 PM |
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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

Source: AnandTech

ASUS Unveils the New G70 Gaming Notebook Featuring NVIDIA SLI Technology

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2008 - 01:21 PM |
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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.

Source: ASUS

It's like a small breed dog, with less cleaning up to do

Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2008 - 11:57 AM |
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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

ASUS P527 GPS Smart Phone Revolutionizes Cellular Experiences

Subject: Mobile | January 3, 2008 - 05:56 PM |
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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.

Source: ASUS

ASUS Unveils World's First Terabyte Notebook at CES 2008

Subject: Mobile | January 3, 2008 - 05:54 PM |
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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.

Source: ASUS

Asus Eee PC with WiMax coming?

Subject: Mobile | December 31, 2007 - 02:18 PM |
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News of an updated Asus Eee PC at CES is coming into focus, as this post at Dailytech summarizes

Source: Daily Tech

Penryn-based notebooks leak early

Subject: Mobile | December 30, 2007 - 11:55 PM |
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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.

Source: Daily Tech

Asus Eee PC accessories released

Subject: Mobile | December 30, 2007 - 11:53 PM |
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Looking for a new battery for your new Asus Eee PC?  How about a world power adapter?  Then Asus has the New Year's gift for you!!

Hot New Asus U2 Notebook

Subject: Mobile | December 24, 2007 - 12:46 AM |
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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:

Spring colors for your Eee PC this holiday

Subject: Mobile | December 20, 2007 - 01:05 PM |
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If the standard Asus Eee PC in black for $399 or even the new 8G model of it selling for $499 weren't enough, Newegg now has a pair of colorful Easter colors to offer as well:

Ye olde Turbo button

Subject: Mobile | December 13, 2007 - 02:25 PM |
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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.

ASUS U6 Notebook Series Elevates Mobile Computing to a New Level

Subject: Mobile | December 10, 2007 - 11:39 AM |
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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.

Source: ASUS

A general use laptop

Subject: Mobile | December 6, 2007 - 05:47 PM |
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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

Fixing a big oops

Subject: Mobile | December 3, 2007 - 01:21 PM |
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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.

Source: Madshrimps

Cooling for the laptops that need it

Subject: Mobile | November 27, 2007 - 03:03 PM |
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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.

Build your own laptop

Subject: Mobile | November 20, 2007 - 06:23 PM |
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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.

Source: Neoseeker