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Subject: Mobile | March 7, 2006 - 11:37 AM | Jonathan Hung
Today ATI is rolling out the ATI Mobility Radeon X1800 and X1800XT GPUs for mobile users which follows the release of the X1600 mobile part in December (which we previewed here). The X1800 has 12 pixel shader pipelines and 8 vertex shaders, and the X1800XT has 16 pipelines and 8 shaders. In contrast the X1600 mobile has 12 pipelines and only 5 shaders.
The Mobility Radeon X1800 parts are clocked slightly slower than their desktop cousins.
Subject: Mobile | March 3, 2006 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Your laptop may be perfectly secure for web browsing and email, with firewalls, anti-spy/virus ware and other programs; but what about the actual laptop? Laptop Gamers runs through some steps to ensure that your laptop stays with you, in the real world.
"Think about it — What other piece of equipment or personal possession do we routinely carry
around that is worth over a thousand dollars, by itself, and may be worth thousands more in data?
Subject: Mobile | February 24, 2006 - 04:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a name like that, how can you not want one? Virtual-Hideout has the review of this insulating pad, designed to make laptop use a little more comfortable, and more importantly, to save your lap from being baked. Read the review to see if the regular version is what you need, or if you should get the Lapinator Plus, and maybe a Mousitizer too.
"If you've got a tiny laptop, the original Lapinator will do wonders for you.
Subject: Mobile | February 16, 2006 - 04:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Laptop Lifestyle reveals every trick they know to extend the battery life of your laptop. Don't get caught with a dead laptop again, go check it out.
"You've got a five-hour flight from Los Angeles to New York City, and one battery in your laptop.
You've got work to do, DVDs to watch, and games to play. How are you going to get that battery to
Subject: Mobile | February 10, 2006 - 02:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CoolTechZone examines the 02 XDA Atom, a small PDA that succeeds the Mini. It runs Windows Mobile 5, has WiFi, as well as all of the camera phone features you would expect. Read the full review before you make up your mind about this little guy.
"The O2 XDA Mini is easily one of the best PDAs around. It's sleek, it's light and it offers all
the functionality you would really need on the go. However, it lacked a couple of features.
Subject: Mobile | February 7, 2006 - 04:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Laptop Gamers presents a must see shopping list for anyone about to order a customized gaming laptop. Instead of listing a bunch of components they feel are the bestest, they layout the things you shoud look for. Whether you can only drop about a $1000, or if money is no object; this article will get you headed in the right direction.
"Gone are the days when you would have been laughed at if you walked into an all-night LAN party
carrying your trusty laptop and expecting to hang with the giant comput
Subject: Mobile | January 31, 2006 - 06:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone has taken a NEC Versa S5200 Centrino Duo Notebook out for a spin, and want you to know what they thought. With a Core Duo Centrino, just over a gig of RAM, a big battery and incredibly low power consumption, it is not going to dissapoint.
"The Centrino mobile technology from Intel is known to deliver excellent mobile computing
experience and that has been true so far. However, will this trend stay true with the latest Intel
Centrino Duo mobile technology?
Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2006 - 06:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Laptop Gamers attempts to bring everyone up to date on all of the new technology that has appeared in laptops over the past 12 months or so. If you find yourself wondering what you really need in a laptop, or what exactly the catch words mean, stop by.
"But laptop technology is changing so fast new innovations are coming on stream as you read this
article. There is a whole new generation of notebook technology every two years or less.
Subject: Mobile | January 18, 2006 - 03:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ASUSTeK's A6JA 'Napa' Notebook undergoes a close examination at HEXUS, give them a couple of minutes of your time and maybe have a new notebook to dream about.
"When judged in relation to benchmarks that are single-threaded, the supplied A6JA's Intel
Centrino Duo T2500, humming along at 2GHz, and thanks to a dual-core architecture that's been
enhanced in the transition over from single-core Dothan's, together with the use of a faster FSB,
performs in the general vicinity of, say, a Pentium M 780 (2.2
Subject: Mobile | January 12, 2006 - 06:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs reviews the Samsung Q30 Plus Notebook. This little guy has all the newest and best features, like PCI-x and SATA, in a package that is 287.7 x 197.5 x 23.8mm and weighs 1.09kg. If you need a powerful notebook that will fit into a briefcase, then you have found it.
"We would like to introduce to you a new sub-notebook from Samsung - the Q30 Plus model based on
the Sonoma platform (915GMS chipset and Intel Pentium M 733 ULV Dothan processor).
Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2006 - 09:05 PM | Ryan Shrout
Anandtech has a review up today of the recently announced Intel Core Duo technology behind the Yonah processor.
Today's article is very much a look at Yonah and Centrino Duo as they were intended to be viewed - as members of a mobile society. The primary point of comparison here today will be Dothan and the previous generation Centrino. While we would like to compare to AMD's Turion 64, we only had a very limited time with the notebooks in this review and we could not get a Turion 6
Subject: Mobile | December 19, 2005 - 02:21 PM | Jonathan Hung
Dell is recalling about 35,000 laptop batteries that may pose a fire risk. Considering the company is the world's #1 laptop manufacturer with a reputation to uphold, recalling these units before people get hurt is a good move.
Subject: Mobile | December 14, 2005 - 03:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica reviews the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet, a strange mix of mobile beasties. It's a mix of a laptop and a PDA, with wireless internet and reasonable media player. At about 8 ounces, and more or less pocket sized (5.5in. x 3.1in x 0.7in), you can't get any more mobile, though you trade that mobility for power.
"The Nokia 770 measures 5.5in. x 3.1in x 0.7in and weighs in at a hair over 8 ounces. It also has
a 4.13in. LCD display, and what a display it is: 16-bit color at 800x480.
Subject: Mobile | December 2, 2005 - 06:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS sees just how much power ATI has managed to fit into their Mobility X1600 here. Find out if it can outperform the
GeForce 7800 GTX Go.
"Been wondering what to expect from ATi's up-coming Mobility RADEON X1600?
Subject: Mobile | November 29, 2005 - 05:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech bought 5 $600 dollar laptops, and tested them to see which was king. While you are waiting for MIT to release the $200 dollar one, take a look at these 5, and see if one of them might fit your budget and performance needs.
"We've rounded up a total of five notebooks, each priced at $600 and put them through their paces
- trying to find a winner. An interesting point to note is that most of the manufacturers we
reviewed here today didn't actually want their notebooks reviewed.
Subject: Mobile | November 15, 2005 - 06:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You may sound like a pro when you are dealing with desktops and servers, but are you afraid to talk about laptops for fear of being labeled a noob? Read up on all the new laptop terminology at The Tech Zone, and never fear again!
"For the ordinary computer user keeping abreast of all these new technologies and inventions can
be a major chore if you're considering buying a laptop in the next little while.
Subject: Mobile | November 11, 2005 - 05:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The fellows at Legit Reviews take you step by step through ordering a whitebox laptop chassis from ASUS, and turning it into a powerful little machine. If you've held off buying a laptop because none of them have all the components you would have chosen, consider foing it this way.
"The performance capabilities of the Centrino package are amazing. The ASUS
Z63A is as fast as my overclocked Pentium-4 desktop in almost all computing
Subject: Mobile | November 8, 2005 - 01:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Switching to a gaming laptop solves a lot of back pain and setup at LAN parties, but it does cause another problem. All those high end components create a lot of heat, and that poor laptop just can't dissipate it all on it's own. Think Computers comes to the rescue with a review of the Vantec Lapcool 3 Notebook Cooler.
'As our desire to take computer gaming mobile increases in unison with the advancing technologies
of today's computer world, there is always one negative factor that increase
Subject: Mobile | November 1, 2005 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP plays with the ABS Mayhem G4 Gaming Laptop. They take you through everything from buying the system over the web, to initial use, to contacting tech support.
"The chassis was truly impressive. I'm not a laptop man, but this system has made me think twice
about them. The widescreen, high-resolution display is beautiful and the chassis has shown that it
can put up with a lot of gaming and stay comfortable. The internal build quality was also smart.
Subject: Mobile | October 24, 2005 - 02:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Zone looks at Intel's plans for the mobile market in 2006, including the dual-core Yonah and Napa the 3rd gen of Centrino chipsets.
"Intel's new Centrino Mobile Technology will be launched by January 2006, paving the way for a
Next Generation Micro-Architecture that should swing Intel back on track with rival AMD.
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