Packard Bell Makes It Easier To Stay Connected with its New 950-gram Notebook

Subject: Mobile | September 4, 2007 - 11:25 AM |
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Packard Bell, one of the leading consumer electronics brands in Europe, today announced the launch of its new EasyNote XS, a 7-inch notebook which combines advanced portability with a full featured PC running Windows XP Home Edition. Designed to be your everyday mobile companion, it's the perfect choice for mobile users that find full-sized notebooks too big and PDAs too limited.

Externalizing your power

Subject: Mobile | August 31, 2007 - 01:41 PM |
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AC Ryan has released a universal notebook external battery, called MobiliT.  It weighs about 1.5lbs, and provides 6600 mAH (105WH), and lives up to it's universal claim by coming with 8 output tips and input connectors.  DV Hardware found adding 2 hours or more of power on the go was well worth the price.

Source: DV Hardware

It's the extras that make it special

Subject: Mobile | August 27, 2007 - 05:16 PM |
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If you are going to spend the money to get an Alienware laptop, what is the point in going with the basic model?  AnandTech asked themselves that when they decided to review the Area-51 m9750, and then busied themselves adding the extras that make Alienware the envy of laptop gamers everywhere.  Read on to see what they ended up adding to the machine, and how much it set them back to get blazing hot graphics on a laptop.

Source: AnandTech

AGEIA Enhances Mobile Gaming With The Launch Of World's First AGEIA PhysX Mobile Processor For High

Subject: Mobile | August 22, 2007 - 12:41 PM |
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - August 22, 2007 - Mobile gaming just got better: AGEIA Technologies, Inc. the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for PC and a leader in console games, today announced the world's first PhysX Mobile processor, the AGEIA PhysX 100M, for high performance gaming notebook PCs.

Source: AGEIA

New mobile workstation from Lenovo

Subject: Mobile | August 21, 2007 - 01:10 PM |
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The new ThinkPad T61p is quite powerful for a notebook, even a ThinkPad.  With a C2D T7700, 2GB DDR2 PC2-5300
and Nvidia Quadro FX 570M (256MB) with a 15.4" 1920x1200 display.  Vista's built in experience benchmark places it at 4.8, the lowest score being the RAM.  Give this notebook a good look over at XYZ Computing.

Empowered by PC Club?

Subject: Mobile | August 15, 2007 - 05:30 PM |
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The PC Club Enpower ENP660 is essentially an HP dv6500t, with different options available.  What does make it stand out is the full-size keyboard that includes a numpad.  On a 15.4" notebook, that is a rarity, but it also the only thing that really stands out on this notebook.  AnandTech spent a bit of time with this system, and you can see what they learned about it in their review.

Source: AnandTech

Luddites, or the enlightened?

Subject: Mobile | August 9, 2007 - 01:32 PM |
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This may seem a little blasphemous, but Tech ARP has questioned the usefulness of PDAs!  They tested a dedicated PDA against the old analog style personal organizer.  Paper versus digital meet in a battle for supremacy.  Before anyone points out that the paper organizer can't make phone calls it needs to be pointed out that the test is against a true PDA, not the multi-function PDA smart phones that have become available fairly recently.

Source: Tech ARP

Sony's snazzy new notebooks

Subject: Mobile | August 3, 2007 - 04:32 PM |
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The VAIO lineup has been updated with 2 new models, the CZ and TZ, and Hardware Zone was there to get some pictures and specs.  The CZ is full sized, with a 14.1" screen and an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.80GHz on a PM965 Express based motherboard.  It comes with some nice features, including a built in 1.3 megapixal camera in a 2.5kg package.  The smaller TZ is only 1.5kg, but it still manages a 11.1" screen as well as Centrino C2D support on a Source: Hardware Zone

Semi-portable heavyweight

Subject: Mobile | July 30, 2007 - 02:51 PM |
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At 8lbs, and enough high powered components to drain the battery in no time the Alienwaire Aurora m9700 notebook isn't terribly portable.  As a desktop replacement however, this notebook has more than enough power for any gamer in it's most expensive configuration.  The Tech Lounge couldn't resist picking one up to review, and you just know they didn't get the basic model.

A big laptop shopping list

Subject: Mobile | July 25, 2007 - 01:42 PM |
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XYZ has compiled a list of 9 notebooks, each of which they rate as a dream machine.  Some, like the Alienware, you will have a hard time getting your company to pay for, but others are very light and have extended battery power.

Big fun with ThinkPads

Subject: Mobile | July 20, 2007 - 02:38 PM |
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The ThinkPad series is billed as a rugged laptop that is able to survive whatever it might encounter in the day to day life of a mobile employee.  Tech ARP witnessed a demonstration of the technology that allows it to survive everything from liquid spills to drops, and tests of how well they work.  By the end of the demonstration, the laptop did end up a bit worse for wear, but fun was had by all.

Source: Tech ARP

New iPhone blues

Subject: Mobile | July 17, 2007 - 12:16 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP has posted some info on a lovely little trojan designed to redirect you to a fraudulent site when you try going to an official iPhone website to make a purchase.  Victims will end up giving their credit card. banking information and so on to these botnet farmers, with predictable consequences. Be careful.

"Researchers at PandaLabs have issued a warning to iPhone users about the new Aifone.A bot Trojan that is making the

rounds.

Looking to buy an iPhone?

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Intel Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor, Extreme Gaming Goes Mobile

Subject: Mobile | July 16, 2007 - 01:11 PM |
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Outrageous mobile performance,
radical mobile enjoyment
.

Designed for gamers and power-users, the
Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile processor is the
worlds highest performing mobile processor.
For those who want the most intense, high
performance mobile computing experience
available, Intel Core 2 Extreme mobile processors
deliver revolutionary mobile dual-core performance, 4 MB of shared L2 Advanced Smart
Cache, and an 800 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB).

ASUS' sleek new tablet

Subject: Mobile | July 4, 2007 - 01:42 PM |
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The ASUS R1F is a tablet, with a 13.3" rotatable LCD screen, an Intel C2D T5500, 1GB DDR2 and and an 80GB HDD.  As a tablet, it is set up to be controlled by a stylus, and does accept handwriting, but also has a mouse and keyboard if that is your preference.  Read the full review at X-Bit Labs before you dismiss this as not a real PC.

Source: X-Bit Labs

MSI is tweaking Santa Rosa

Subject: Mobile | June 29, 2007 - 02:04 PM |
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The MSI PR200 is based on the Santa Rosa design, which has replaced the aging Centrino design.  One of the more interesting things about this laptop is it's 3DMark score.  Even though this is more of a productivity laptop than a gaming machine, it manages to beat the Santa Rosa reference by about 17% on 3DMark06.  With it's 210 minute battery life, you might even have time to get a little gaming in between presentations.  Get the full story at the Hardware Zone.

NotePal Series - NotePal Infinite

Subject: Mobile | June 29, 2007 - 12:22 PM |
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As the world's leading brand in thermal management, Cooler Master has devoted itself to notebook product development for several years, constantly pioneering new solutions through its NotePal series. Cooler Master is very excited to introduce its latest achievement in the NotePal series, the NotePal Infinite, designed with a truly innovative cooling principle, which promises to offer a more stable and comfortable environment for your mobile work and entertainment.

All this begins from the desire to resolve the increasing hassles from multiple heat sources in today’s notebooks.

Soccer moms need laptops too

Subject: Mobile | June 25, 2007 - 04:55 PM |
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HP's dv6500t's feature set is almost boring compared to most laptops hitting the market these days, but then how many people really need that ASUS Lamborghini?  When you consider it in the same light as a ThinkPad, you start to get an idea what HP is thinking.  It is highly customizable, with either a C2D T7300 or T7100, it supports up to 4Gb of DDR2-400/533/667 in dual channel mode, and either Intel's GMA X3100 or an nVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS.  If you are looking for flexibility and power, and as few extras as possible

Source: AnandTech

Turning memory into a multilayer cake

Subject: Mobile | June 20, 2007 - 06:53 PM |
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New with the Santa Rosa chipset is a feature called Intel Turbo Memory, which is flash-based memory designed to cache data, and allow the hard drive to spin down, thus saving energy and extending your battery life.  AnandTech tries it out to see just what effect it has, if any.  As well they contrast it with Vista's RedayBoost technology, which while similar focuses more on performance enhancement than battery extension.

Source: AnandTech

AMD's new attack cat

Subject: Mobile | June 18, 2007 - 02:47 PM |
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The news on the mobile front from AMD is their Puma platform, based around their upcoming socket AM3 Griffin CPU , the RS780 northbridge, and the SB700 southbridge.  It will still utilize DDR2 on a HyperTransport 3.0 bus, offering 2.6GHz 16-bit scalable link.   Sticking with their main game plan in 2007, we will see significantly reduced power consumption, including the ability to separate the voltages supplied to each core in the CPU.  Read the full art

Source: Ars Technica

NVIDIA Unleashes Highest Performance DirectX 10 GPU for Notebooks

Subject: Mobile | June 14, 2007 - 11:36 AM |
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SANTA CLARA, CA - June 12, 2007 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced the GeForce 8700M GT graphics processing unit (GPU) for notebook PCs, a new high-end GPU designed for the most demanding notebook users.  The GeForce 8700M GT GPU extends the award-winning GeForce 8M Series product line to include high-performance notebooks, continuing five generations of leadership for the highest performance notebooks on the market.

NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT The GeForce 8700M GT GPU, the newest and fastest GPU in the GeForce 8M

Source: NVIDIA