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Subject: Mobile | June 15, 2009 - 06:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If Microsoft wants to rename netbooks as "low cost small notebook PCs", then someone should rename the huge 18" bricks like the ASUS N90S Multimedia Notebook
that was recently reviewed at I4U. Something weighing over 10lbs and sporting an 1920 x 1080 18.4" LCD and a pair of 5400 rpm 500GB HDDs along with a Blu-ray drive and more really doesn't have mobility as it's primary purpose. You could carry it around all day, along with a cooler to place it on when it is in use and a small diesel generator to power it, but you really are not likely to.
Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2009 - 07:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Hardware Secrets has every right to be impressed by the new Alienware M17x, as it seems that Dell hasn't cramped their out of this world designs. According to their link the highest end laptop you can configure has
"two GeForce GTX 280M, Core 2
Extreme QX9300, 8 GB DDR3-1333, two 256 GB SSD's in RAID0, 1920x1200
17" display, Blu-Ray player, TV tuner, Windows Vista Ultimate) and the
price is obviously jaw-dropping: USD 5,600. OUCH!"
Subject: Mobile | June 9, 2009 - 06:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has a quick peek at the new Pre as well as the iPhone 3G, though not the new 3GS as those are fairly difficult to get a hold of right now. They talk you through the internals of these devices and how they differ. They also take a close look at battery life, as that is one of the most important things to a user on the road, topping even speed in many cases. Drop by for a brief look at the brand new Pre and how it stacks up to the competition.
Subject: Mobile | June 9, 2009 - 06:10 AM | Ryan Shrout
I know Lenovo has been making a big deal about the new S12 netbook that implemented the ION chipset with the Atom processor just this past month, but there was another revision of the S12 on display at Computex. VIA was proudly showing this model of the S12, that has been looked over almost entirely, that uses all VIA-based chips.
Subject: Mobile | June 9, 2009 - 04:29 AM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Mobile | June 8, 2009 - 07:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you aren't happy with the speed or battery life of your new iPhone, has engadget got an announcement for you. The new iPhone 3GS was announced today at the WWGS and it is faster and longer lasting than it predecessors. That speed comes at a premium, so for those looking for a basic model, the entry fee has been reduced to $99, not counting the contract.
Subject: Mobile | June 2, 2009 - 06:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At first glance the ASUS W90Vp looks like one incredible laptop; you get a Q9000, dual 320GB HDD, and 6GB (3x2GB) of RAM @ DDR2-667. The LCD is a high quality 1080p display
which makes sense as there are a pair of mobility HD4870's in Crossfire inside this beast. Unfortunately, those cards will lead you to discover something horrible about the state of AMDs mobile driver, as AnandTech realized when testing this laptop. Check out this 12lb powerhouse here.
Subject: Mobile | June 2, 2009 - 03:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, June 2, 2009 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the adoption of the VIA Nano processor platform by Tongfong, one of China's leading notebook providers, for their new Tongfong S30A 13.3" thin and light notebook.
The Tongfong S30A includes the high performance yet power efficient 64-bit 1.3GHz+ VIA Nano U2250 processor coupled with the unified VIA VX800 MSP and discrete S3 Graphics Chrome 435 ULP graphics for an HD video proficient, DirectX 10.1 certified notebook.
Subject: Mobile | June 2, 2009 - 03:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
COMPUTEX 2009 - TAIPEI - JUNE 2, 2009 - NVIDIA Corporation and industry partners today unveiled 12 new high-definition mobile Internet devices (MIDs) all powered by the NVIDIA Tegra processor, the world's smallest and lowest power computer-on-a-chip. These new Tegra-based devices, which include netbooks and tablets, deliver desktop-class Internet browsing with Flash video and animation acceleration, and up to 1080p video playback.
Subject: Mobile | June 2, 2009 - 03:09 AM | Ryan Shrout
ASUS is having a press event today to announce a host of new products focused on the Eee brand as you might have guessed. First up is the touch screen tablet EeePC, the T91:
Subject: Mobile | May 28, 2009 - 05:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, CA-MAY 28, 2009-Todays students and young professionals need a versatile notebook that can serve as their workhorse by day and entertainment center at night.
Subject: Mobile | May 27, 2009 - 05:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Twinsburg, OH (MMD Newswire) May 27, 2009 -- AVADirect, a leading customer computer integrator, has begun offering a Core i7 notebook for sale on its website. AVADirect will be the first official consumer and business retail outlet for this new notebook. AVADirect has already begun taking pre-orders as of last week and plans to ship out the notebooks to expecting customers first week in July.
This new notebook being offered is a big step toward a truly workstation replacement.
Subject: Mobile | May 25, 2009 - 09:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Although very difficult to find on sale, the Acer Aspire One Linux Netbook
will run you about $100 less than the Windows powered version, so slightly over $200. At that price you cannot expect a supercomputer, but this 8.9-inch netbook runs Linpus Linux Lite on an Atom N270 processor with 512MB RAM, and 8GB flash NAND storage, Intel 945GME graphics, Wi-Fi and numerous other features common to netbooks so you are not missing out on anything. Drop by The Tech Zone for a look at t
Subject: Mobile | May 20, 2009 - 06:22 PM | Ryan Shrout
During Computex next month, AMD is apparently going to be showcasing the new Tigris mobile platform that features a host of new chips. The heart of the platform is the CPU codenamed Caspian, of which little is known. We know it will be built on a 45nm process and will likely still be a dual-core part but other than that, we are currently in the dark. The chipset it uses is the RS880M that is likely a 55nm chip that supports integrated graphics with DX10.1 technology.
Subject: Mobile | May 20, 2009 - 05:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In a world of mobile tech that is trending towards lighter and lighter devices, the ASUS W90 18.4" Notebook
almost seems to not fit in. There is a subset of mobile users who are quite willing to tote around 12lbs or more of laptop if it is powerful enough. The W90 certainly has that power, an HD4870 X2 powers the graphics and a C2Q 9000 along with 6GB of DDR2-667 power the rest of the notebook. Techgage took it gaming, and it had no problems with current generation
Subject: Mobile | May 14, 2009 - 07:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
iUnika, a very green laptop maker in Spain has been showing off some interesting little netbooks. Made with a starch and cellulose casing, the casing is biodegradable, but one might rightly assume that the CPU, motherboards and other components are not. Some models sport a solar panel, allowing the laptop to recharge while shut down, a feat made possible by the fact that these netbooks will be in the 3W to 4W power range. Check them out at The Inquirer.
Subject: Mobile | May 11, 2009 - 06:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
When you look at an ION platform from nVIDIA, you might mistake it for a router or maybe an external HDD cage, but hidden in that box is a full PC. The GeForce 9400 and Intel Atom beat the pants off of the Intel 945GC, but unless you want to replay Quake 4 at 800x600 with an average frame rate hovering around 20fps you may not want to use it at a LAN party. On the flip side, with HD content in H.264, VC-1 or MPEG-2, you can expect great performance, no dropped frames and a CPU utilization that stays well under 50%. If you do try some other formats, you might run into s
Subject: Mobile | May 6, 2009 - 09:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you just picked up the Kindle 2, you are probably not a very happy person. Amazon just released the Kindle DX, roughly 2.5 times the size and only $130 more. It has a 9.7" 1200x824 screen @ 150 dpi, and 16 levels of grey, and 3.3GB of storage, all adding up to a much bigger device than it's little brother. You will need to wait until the summer to get your hands on it, but unless the tiny size of the Kindle 2 is a good thing for you, you are best off waiting for the DX.
Subject: Mobile | May 4, 2009 - 06:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
BCC Hardware recently picked up a $2534CDN Alienware M17 CrossfireX gaming laptop, and almost injured themselves as it weighs the better part of 15lbs. As the weight implies, this laptop is not intended to be carted around everywhere and the components guarantee you will want to be near a power outlet when you fire up this beast. Their particular configuration has C2D P8400 @ 2.26GHz, 3GB of DDR3-1066 memory and a pair of mobility Radeon HD 3870 cards, they