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Subject: Mobile | July 7, 2008 - 02:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The MSI Wind is the newest model in that strange new world of subnotebooks/UMPCs that has become a very competitive market. It is running an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz on a Intel 945GSE and ICH7M chipset and supports 1024x600 on it's 10" LCD, so you don't have to squint to badly to see text. HEXUS' favourite
feature has to be the keyboard, it's not full size but it is certainly bigger than the Eee's! Read on to see how well it fares.
Subject: Mobile | June 30, 2008 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews has more information on the upcoming Toshiba Qosmio, the x305 model in this case which has some rather nice sounding components. Built around a 3GHz Intel C2D, supporting up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM and with a pair of 200GB 7200rpm drives, the raw performance should be impressive. Add a 17" 1680x1050 screen powered by a mysterious nVIDIA Geforce 9800M GTX graphics with 1GB RAM and you have one impressive laptop.
Subject: Mobile | June 24, 2008 - 11:58 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VIA Arena has compiled a huge list of all UMPCs that have a C7-M at their hearts. Some you probably have not heard of, but other like the OQO and Gigabyte's M700 are a little more famous. Their first page gives you an overview and thumbnail of the UMPCs, the second page provides you with specs.
Subject: Mobile | June 19, 2008 - 02:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer had a chance to see three new Qosmio laptops, all using Toshiba's proprietary Synergistic Processor Elements, as opposed to a processor from VIA, Intel or AMD. Drop by for a look at the hardware inside them, but we will have to wait a while before we can see the performance numbers
Subject: Mobile | June 13, 2008 - 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Now that HP owns Voodoo, they have been changed into a 'lifestyle' brand and are targeted at a market similar to Apple. The Envy 133 is the first notebook produced from this new focus, and apart from the lack of any citrus themed logos, it is a carbon fibre version of a Macbook Air. They also have a full sized system, the Omen, which will run about $10,000 and require an invitation from Voodoo to purchase. Otherwise; no Omen for you. Check out the full specs at AnandTech.
Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2008 - 11:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - June 11, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it has reached a new milestone in the mobile graphics industry as the first 3D graphics technology provider to achieve OpenGL ES 2.0 conformance certification.
Subject: Mobile | June 10, 2008 - 02:39 AM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Mobile | June 5, 2008 - 12:10 AM | Ryan Shrout
While touring the ASUS booth this morning I noticed a notebook on display that didn't have a name attached to it or a PR person assigned to guard it. It was big, it looked new and at first glace had no outstanding features. But there was one VERY interesting little addition seen upon further review...
Subject: Mobile | May 30, 2008 - 03:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Acer's Aspire 6920G is really into multimedia, both making it look good, and making it easy to view. It has a 16" screen, at 1366x768 resolution (aka 16:9) and a 'CineDash' a touch sensitive section of the keyboard to make playing movies easy as well as full 5.1 sound. It is a choice for those looking not for the lightest or the most powerful, but for those wanting to watch a few movies while they are on the go.
Subject: Mobile | May 27, 2008 - 11:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 27 May 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today introduced the new VIA OpenBook mini-note reference design targeted at the rapidly growing global market for ultra-portable notebooks.
Subject: Mobile | May 26, 2008 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 20, 2008 - 06:33 PM | Ryan Shrout
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:
Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2008 - 04:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2008 - 12:48 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 15, 2008 - 12:13 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 14, 2008 - 02:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 14, 2008 - 12:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 13, 2008 - 02:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2008 - 04:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.