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Subject: Mobile | January 18, 2010 - 06:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Asus UL30A is another example of Intel's CULV mobile PC; not quite a full laptop but more than a netbook. The screen is 13.3", the keyboard is 'chiclet' style, with well spaced out keys emerging from underneath the metallic body of the CULV and the trackpad is a series of holes punched into the body below the keyboard. Inside you will find a a Core 2 Duo at 1.3 GHz, Intel's X4500MHD IGP, 4 GB of DDR3 and an installation of the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium.
If you need a portable computer on the small side that still has the power of a dual core CPU,
Subject: Mobile | January 15, 2010 - 04:10 PM | Jonathan Hung
Over the past few weeks, the buzz about NVIDIA's ION 2 and it's coexistence with Intel's Pinetrail CPUs has been the subject of much speculation. As we near the 1/2 way of the first quarter of 2010, more details of NVIDIA's discrete graphics chip are being revealed.
Subject: Mobile | January 12, 2010 - 06:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS K42F is a 14" 1366x768 notebook with an Intel Core i5 540M powering it and comes with some nice features, like a Blu-Ray drive. Legit Reviews contrasts it with an HP Pavilion DV4-1555dx
which is powered by a C2D P8700. Between the HyperThreading, Turbo Mode and the on die Intel HD graphics, they saw a 40-50% performance increase from the older HP system. Also worth noting is the battery life; you might expect the older and slower machine to come out on top but again it is left behind the new Arrandale machine.
Subject: Mobile | January 8, 2010 - 04:49 AM | Jonathan Hung
Today was launch day for the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 9000 series GPU, and in my write-up of the technology I expressed some concerns over how vendors would implement Eyefinity if at all (read it here).
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 09:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
2010 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (South Hall 4 – Booth #35912), LAS VEGAS — Jan.
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 09:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
2010 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (South Hall 4 – Booth #35912), Las Vegas - Jan. 7, 2010—NVIDIA today launched its Next Generation Tegra, the world’s first processor for the mobile web, specifically designed for the high-resolution needs of tablets.
Consumers have been waiting for a truly portable, high-resolution, no-compromise Internet experience.
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 06:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, Calif, -- January 7, 2010 - Spring Design will take the wraps off the Alex, the only dual-screen Google Android-based eReader to fully integrate web browsing and reading, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 7-10, 2010.
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 05:17 PM | Ryan Shrout
Never heard of the Snapdragon platform?
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 05:09 PM | Ryan Shrout
During a pre-show event last night, we spent a few minutes with Bill Henry of NVIDIA who showed us a prototype tablet computer based on the Tegra platform. You know about Tegra from our previous discussions on it and likely from all the hype surrounding the Microsoft Zune HD.
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 10:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is something a little unusual about Lenovo's new X100e laptop; inside you will find a single core Athlon Neo MV40 CPU, not an Intel Atom. Even though it retains the smaller size of the X series, it still has a 11.6" 1366 x 768 display, along with 4GB of RAM, a Realtek 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter, and a 5200RPM HDD of 160GB to 320GB. The 6 cell battery does interfere with the style of the notebook so you will have to decide between keeping the sleek lines or longer battery life.
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 06:55 PM | Jonathan Hung
Yesterday we shared with you an interesting product from Lenovo, the IdeaPad U1, which is a notebook computer with a detachable screen that acts as a tablet (read the story). Today we have for you detailed specifications for this notebook!
Some interesting tidbits that weren't known until now:
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 06:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 02:30 PM | Jonathan Hung
While yesterday's news was mostly dominated by Lenovo and Asus, MSI is not to be missed with their new line of mobile computer products.
The new ultra-slim X-Slim X360 notebook uses a ULV Arrandale processor, and is likely going to be attractive to users looking for something more functional than a netbook, but in a small form factor.
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 04:45 AM | Steve Grever
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 04:41 AM | Jonathan Hung
Lenovo is taking the wraps off a unique mobile product at CES. It is called the IdeaPad U1 (not to be confused with the Irish rock band) and is being dubbed as "hybrid PC". The U1 is actually two computers in a single form factor: the screen detaches from the notebook to become a tablet PC complete with its own battery and independent operating system.
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 02:22 AM | Steve Grever
ASUS gave the press an exclusive look at their U53 U-Series Bamboo Notebook today before the official start of this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih said the company has been developing environmentally-friendly products since 2008, and the Bamboo notebook falls right in line with this statement.
Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2010 - 10:10 PM | Ryan Shrout
In case you haven't seen it yet, you really need to stop by our preview of a pair of new laptops from ASUS that standout from the crowd of netbooks and lookalikes. The Bang & Olufsen NX90Jh is a new direction for notebooks with its 18.4-in screen, innovative dual trackpads and top mounted high quality speakers.
Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2010 - 03:55 AM | Jonathan Hung
iBuyPower, the maker of high-end gaming desktops and notebooks, will be announcing the launch of a new touch-screen gaming notebook - the Battalion Touch CZ-10. Not much is known about this product at the moment except that it features a 15.4" touch sensitive screen, perfect for UbiSoft's R.U.S.E.
Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2010 - 06:31 PM | Jonathan Hung
Lenovo has announced new additions to their ThinkPad line of mobile PCs. Notable is the new ThinkPad Edge notebook which is a thin profile product that comes in a choice of two colours - Black and Heat Wave Red.
I'll pause here to let that sink in. This is the first time in history that a ThinkPad can be had in a colour other than black.
Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2010 - 03:47 PM | Jonathan Hung
Not the ones to ignore the hot mobile market, Intel today is releasing new Core i3, i5, and i7 mobile CPUs based on the Arrandale core. What makes these new CPUs significantly different from the previous generation Core2 or even the existing i7 mobile CPU based on Clarksfield (not to be confused with the Clarkdale desktop CPU) is the inclusion of Intel's new HD Graphics with dynamic frequency clocking that adjusts the CPU and GPU frequencies up and down depending on your current task.