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Subject: Mobile | September 18, 2009 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you picked up a first generation Android phone and are looking to hack it into something more interesting then check out this article at Maximum PC. Get root access to the Linux OS on the phone and you can do all sorts of new tricks, such as installing applications directly onto your SD card. You will also be able to make your own boot image, grab beta updates or even install a full version of Linux. Check out the walk through to see how.
Subject: Mobile | September 14, 2009 - 05:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD's new mobile platforms target mainstream and ultraportable users but never quite cross the line into netbook territory. The core of these platforms is the 65nm AMD Turion Neo X2 but the real star is the chipset. Netbook users are suffering with Intel's IGP as it struggles with HD video; whereas AMD's new RS780M is based on the DX10 compliant 780G chipset whose performance we are already familiar with. Check out the new face of AMD mobility in Josh's preview.
Subject: Mobile | September 7, 2009 - 08:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SPCR is finding the netbook market a little crowded, but one recent release from ASUS caught their eye; the Eee PC Seashell 1005HA. Boasts of the longest untethered run time raised their eyebrows and suspicions, so off they went to pick one up. The model they tested house an Atom N280 @ 1.66Ghz along with 1GB of DDR2 and the usual GMA 900
IGP. In the end,
Subject: Mobile | September 3, 2009 - 04:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Acer Aspire One 751h-1192 model that AnandTech will set you back $399, but there are other models out there on the attractive side of $350. As they reviewed it, an Atom Z520 provides the processing power, the chipset is an Intel US15W + SCH LPC and 1GB of DDR2-667 rounds out this 11.6", 1366x768 netbook.
Subject: Mobile | September 1, 2009 - 05:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new PROLiNK netbook has a very happy name, the Glee TA-009. An Atom N270 is paired with the Intel 945GSE
chipset and 1GB of DDR2 in a 10.1" form. When VR-Zone cranked up Battery Eater, the tiny 3-cell LiON battery managed 1hr 41min 37sec
of running time, which is not too bad for the size of the battery. See what you think of it after reading the whole review.
Subject: Mobile | August 27, 2009 - 10:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For some reason there exists a laptop manufacturer that goes by the name of Suzuki and they have a new product out called the Kuiper 1562 WKS. It is a 15.6" display with a native 1366 x 768 display a C2 Duo T6400 and 4GB DDR2 667MHz with a NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
providing the graphics power. Perhaps the most noticeable thing on this laptop is the pre-installed software; you will find a Vista 64-bit Home Basic installation and software for the embedded camera ...
Subject: Mobile | August 24, 2009 - 09:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel's awkward replacement name for the netbook is the CULV, and the new Lenovo IdeaPad U350 would be one. It has a 13.3" LCD powered by the Intel GS45
chipset at a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels and the model for review at Hardware Zone had and Intel Pentium SU2700 which is a single core CPU @ 1.3GHz and 3GB of DDR3-1066. Hardware Zone decided by the end of their review that while the laptop was certainly good, it fell short of great because the battery life didn't live up to the
Subject: Mobile | August 20, 2009 - 06:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Netbooks are grand, inexpensive, flexible, light and with long battery life; seemingly the perfect mobile form factor. There are drawbacks to having an 11.1" or smaller form factor, for instance a normal sized keyboard is well over 1' long and who really wants to watch a movie or TV show on a screen that size. 16" and up and you start running into weight problems and that larger LCD looks nice but it also shortens the battery's run time. The Tech Report investigates an Acer Aspire Timeline that sits ri
Subject: Mobile | August 19, 2009 - 07:04 PM | Ryan Shrout
Sure, we told you about the news of the Tegra being the powerhouse behind the upcoming Zune HD from Microsoft, but apparently NVIDIA wanted to make a press release about it anyway. We also have known about the various technologies and processors in the tiny chip since June of 2008 - we posted an overview of the SoC that you should definitely be checking out.
Subject: Mobile | August 18, 2009 - 05:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS N50Vn is a 15.4" notebook with a native 1280 x 800 resolution and comes with a "Air Ionizer" button. Push the button and the notebook will purify the air around you, though it won't clean up what you choose to display on the screen. Inside the model that InsideHW reviewed you will find a C2D T5850 @ 2.16GHz, 4GB of DDR2 and a nVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT, all
Subject: Mobile | August 12, 2009 - 09:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are the proud owner of a gaming laptop, your problems are a little different than the average mobile user. You are neither concerned about weight, nor about battery life, your top concern is heat. Laptop coolers have been around for a while now, first to deal with the inefficient cooling of older laptop lines and now to cope with gaming laptops and desktop replacements. The Thermaltake Massive23 CS
may be the first one with a 230mm fan to provide the air flow, the multicoloured LEDs are just icing on the cake.
Subject: Mobile | August 6, 2009 - 06:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As some of you may have seen on the live version of PC Perspective Podcast #68 last night, the subject of Ryan's newest video review is the ASUS 1005HA Seashell. Available for less than $400, the stylish mirror finish looks great as long as you carry something to occasionally wipe
off your fingerprints. Check out the full review to see what this netbook has inside it and some handy upgrade tips her
Subject: Mobile | August 3, 2009 - 08:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a display of 11.6", both the Aspire One 751 vs. Gateway LT3103
are a touch too big to be called netbooks, even if the Acer does use an Atom processor. The Aspire depends on the Atom Z520 along with 2GB DDR2-667 and
the same GPU that powers the iPhone, regardless of how it is branded. In comparison the Gateway offering is powered by an A64 L11, 2GB DDR2-667 and an ATI Radeon X1270. When The Tech Report started the all important HD video playback testing, well ...
Subject: Mobile | July 31, 2009 - 04:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Could it be a funky netbook? A monstrous iTouch? A Kindle killer? A glorified resurrection
of an old, much beloved childhood toy? It is hard to say what goes through the mind of Steve Jobs at the best of times and predicting what a product that as been talked about and opined on as this little device which may or may not have a possibly upcoming release date sometime in the near future is almost impossible. Cyril at The Tech
Subject: Mobile | July 29, 2009 - 10:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Inexpensive netbooks have really put a dent in the sales volume of the lower cost small laptops. The Atom might not have the power of a mobile dual core processor, but add in a decent onboard graphics solution and that Atom has no trouble playing back BluRay quality video. Laptop makers are left with a choice of focusing on netbooks as a replacement for their smaller laptops and not producing any laptops under 17" or they could slash costs on their smaller laptops. AnandTech has taken a peek at those laptops which have been reduced to under $500, from vendors like WalMart and
Subject: Mobile | July 23, 2009 - 09:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new ASUS Eee PC 1004DN is a 10inch (1024x600) netbook with a keyboard 92% normal size, which will be a big plus to those with standard sized hands. A 1.66GHz Atom N280 along with 1GB of DDR2 help the GN40 chipset to provide high quality video and a 6-cell battery to allow you to watch more than a single movie. Head over to InsideHW for a look at its other features; just don't ask for a price as they haven't been told what it will be.
Subject: Mobile | July 20, 2009 - 05:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At just $599, the 13.3" Gateway UC7807u contains a 2GHz T640, 3GB DDR2-667 5-5-5-15 and uses the Intel 4500MHD to provide its graphical power. Perhaps because of the choice of graphics, the screen is limited to 1280x800, which may prove a little small for some users. TECHGAGE found the included software, especially the Norton products was a little over the top, but overall were quite happy with it.
Subject: Mobile | July 15, 2009 - 06:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If a company wants to bring down the price of a netbook, one of the easiest ways to accomplish that is to remove the Windows license from the machine and install Linux or another open source OS. By not installing Windows you can sell a netbook for a noticeably
lower price and in some cases Linux will allow the netbook to perform better. The question of which distro of Linux to use still remains, so Phoronix loaded up a Dell Inspiron Mini with OpenSolaris and then with Ubuntu to see which is the better OS for this application.
Subject: Mobile | July 13, 2009 - 10:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ASUS has spent a large amount of time and money on their Seashell line of netbooks, of which the EeePC 1005HA-PU1X
is a great example. Long battery life is the goal, while still making this portable device usable for the worker, gamer or entertainment
fan on the go. An Intel Atom N280 and a single DDR2 DIMM will keep the power requirements down; but will it offer enough power to do what you need? Find out at Legit Reviews.
Subject: Mobile | July 9, 2009 - 05:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Netbooks are incredibly handy for those who are looking to get some work done while on the road and somewhat handy for the mobile movie watcher who doesn't mind decreased screen size and battery life. The polar opposite is the user who is looking for the power of an enthusiast level PC in a mobile platform, who expects to need a power outlet to use it as well as occasional visits to the chiropractor to decompress the damage to their spines from carrying around half their own body weight in laptops and accessories. Falcon Northwest caters to the latter and their FragboxDRX is target