Sony's Core-Duo VIAO

Subject: Mobile | June 27, 2006 - 06:52 PM |
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Drop by HotHardware for a look at Sony's Core Duo notebook, the VGN-SZ150P/C.  Not exactly an ultramobile, but not very large either, it should satisfy most of your multimedia needs, while you are on the go.  It even does it with typical Sony style.

Source: HotHardware

Discontinued Laptop Discussion

Subject: Mobile | June 20, 2006 - 03:58 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP purchased a Dell XPS M170, which was promptly discontinued.  Check out the review, and pay close attention to the specs, as their XPS line was updated, but not completely revised.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Ten 14' widescreen notebooks

Subject: Mobile | June 13, 2006 - 01:31 PM |
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X-bit Labs gets busy testing Acer's TravelMate 3222WXMi &  2423NWXMi, the ASUS W3H00V, LG's LW40 and T1, the MSI MegaBook S425, Samsung's X1 & X11 the Sony VGN-FJ1SR
and the Toshiba Tecra A6-S513.  Not a review to miss if you are shopping for laptops!

Source: X-Bit Labs

How to Upgrade the RAM on the Asus A7J

Subject: Mobile | June 13, 2006 - 12:32 PM |
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2 weeks ago, we published our review of the 17" Asus A7J laptop. In that review I stated that the primary SODIMM isn't upgradable, even though Asus' product page states it.


Well it turns out you can uprgade that RAM, but it's not a clear procedure and it's very tricky to do! With the help from Asus' A7J Service Manual, I've added a short guide on how to upgrade the RAM on your A7J.

Update to Asus A7J laptop review

Subject: Mobile | June 8, 2006 - 04:00 PM |
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I've posted a small update to the Asus A7J laptop review we posted last week. It's a small detail concerning the hinge but may have a significant impact on discerning laptop buyers.

"Update: June 6th, 2006 I've taken a closer look at the Asus A7J's hinges and they are indeed steel hinges.

Honey, I shrunk my VAIO

Subject: Mobile | June 8, 2006 - 03:37 PM |
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This is no tablet, it runs WinXP professional edition.  Scheduled to be released in July, with a ~$1,800 price tag, this tiny PC offers a lot of possibilities.  Drop by Digital Trends (once called Designtechnica) for a sneek peek.

Toshiba announces world's first 200GB HDD for your laptop

Subject: Mobile | June 6, 2006 - 08:04 AM |
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Toshiba announced yesterday that they will begin production on the world's highest density 2.5" hard drive in August. Weighing in at 200GB, this will finally give mobile users the needed breathing space to do more without having to constantly backup to other media. The MK2035GSS will use the new Perpendicular Magnetic Recording technology and will likely come in different RPM offerings for budget to high-end price points.

Wipeout's DIY Laptop Paint Job

Subject: Mobile | June 2, 2006 - 10:20 AM |
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While browsing around NotebookForums yesterday I spotted this thread on a nice custom paint job done on a Compaq V2000 series laptop by wipe0ut.

Aliens have landed at Hot Hardware

Subject: Mobile | June 1, 2006 - 01:34 PM |
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Sean at Hot Hardware has managed to put down the new Alienware Aurora m9700 long enough to write a review of this ~ $3600 notebook.  Drop by and see just how powerful this new Aurora is, and how Sean thinks it could be improved.

You can also check out Jon Hung's review of the ASUS AJ7 right here, with it's 17" screen and a 2 hour battery life.

Source: HotHardware

Dell XPS M2010 Reviewed - Fork Lift Included!

Subject: Mobile | June 1, 2006 - 10:49 AM |
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CNet has posted a review of the Dell XPS M2010 portable computer that was first spotted at E3 a few weeks back. This computer isn't quite a laptop considering it comes with a large base unit and a bicep-popping 20 pounds with the AC adapter! It has some sexy specs though...

Not so mobile desktop replacement

Subject: Mobile | May 29, 2006 - 03:52 PM |
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The Saiger 9750-C that [H]ard|OCP ordered is a very powerful laptop, but it is fairly heavy, and the battery really won't last long.  Considering the components they chose, including an X2 4200+, 2 Gigs of RAM and a GeForce Go 7800GTX, that really isn't a surprise.  Drop by to see just how powerful a laptop it is.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Introducing the Turion64 X2

Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2006 - 04:12 PM |
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HardwareZone has snuck a peak at the upcoming Turion64 X2 processor, and what it will do to AMD laptops.  Check out the review of this fully loaded MSI notebook.

MSI First to Market with Turion 64 X2 Notebook

Subject: Mobile | May 18, 2006 - 10:44 AM |
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Following yesterday's announcement from ATI of their new Radeon Xpress 1100 chipset, MSI today is announcing the availability of the new Megabook S271 supporting the Turion 64 X2 dual core CPU. The S271 is an ultra portable notebook with an aluminum alloy body and comes in black, red, and blue.

ATI Announces Radeon Xpress 1100 Notebook Chipset for Turion 64 X2

Subject: Mobile | May 17, 2006 - 10:02 AM |
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ATI is announcing their latest mobile chipset the Radeon Xpress 1100 which supports AMD's latest Turion 64 X2 and DDR2 memory. The Xpress 1100 boasts a graphics core that is 33% faster than the Xpress 200M. More interestingly is the 5th generation Powerplay scheme which now adjusts graphics voltages and clock speed in additon to CPU frequency and voltage.

New MacBook Finally Launched

Subject: Mobile | May 16, 2006 - 11:27 AM |
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Better late than never! Apple finally released the new MacBook laptop product line after some delays.

Another 19-inch SLI Laptop and Dell's Concept Mobile PC

Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2006 - 10:22 AM |
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Hot on the heels of Alienware's announcement of a 19" SLI notebook two days ago, Japanese laptop manufacturer PC-Koubo is launching a 19" GeForce Go 7800 GTX SLI unit. It comes loaded with a 100GB 7200RPM HDD, 1GB of RAM, and a Turion MT40. Akihabara News has additional details as well as some pictures.


Also, Engadget has a hands-on preview of a concept Dell XPS mobile PC.

Toshiba Gets Touchy Feely

Subject: Mobile | May 11, 2006 - 12:50 PM |
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The guys at The Inq snapped some pics of the new Toshiba Qosimo laptop with HD-DVD built in. The pictures show a new touch-pad design that has tap-sensitive areas that macro to actions (i.e. e-mail, web browser, print) and to top it off the pad is also backlit. It's not a huge innovation, but it's still good to see something different on a laptop.


"The best of the bunch was the backlit trackpad function buttons.

Source: The Inquirer

HP Laptops get a Face-Lift and Alienware grows 2 Inches

Subject: Mobile | May 10, 2006 - 02:30 AM |
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HP has gone with a new process to make the exterior shells for their laptops. Starting with their next generation Compaq V3000 series and HP DV2000 consumer-level units, HP will apply advanced molding techniques provided by Nissha Printing Co. in Japan. The laptops look pretty sharp and is a nice step from the typical bulky HP notebook.


Alienware also has announced some new SLI notebooks for your gaming pleasure.

Source: Laptop Logic

ATI and Nokia Announce Strategic Relationship

Subject: Mobile | May 4, 2006 - 10:58 AM |
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Nokia and ATI have announced a working relationship that will help bring better multimedia to your cell phone. Cell phones seem to be doing a lot more than just making calls these days, so strategies like this will likely benefit the consumer.

"Nokia today announced a long-term strategic relationship to bring enhanced mobile multimedia experiences to Nokia customers.

Whacky Wednesday in the Laptop Industry

Subject: Mobile | May 4, 2006 - 10:54 AM |
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Yesterday I read two of the most illogical laptop stories - Apple's decision to legally threaten Something Awful, and professors who are banning laptops from the classroom.


The story behind the Apple vs. Something Awful blows my mind. The issue is a thread in the Something Awful forum that links to a manual hosted at Apple. Apple lawyers, apparently, think this is illegal since it violates their client's IP. SA isn't even hosting said file!