A8Js Notebook Series with World's First NVIDIA GeForceR 7700 GPU

Subject: Mobile | September 13, 2006 - 05:27 PM |
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ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of high-performance notebook computers, today announced the A8Js notebook series empowered by the latest visual processing capabilities. Based on the Intel Core2 Duo processor, the slim and lightweight A8Js is the world's first notebook series to adopt the NVIDIA GeForce® 7700 GPU for a spectacular graphics performance.

Source: ASUS

PC Perspective Spots the New RIM Blackberry Pearl

Subject: Mobile | September 11, 2006 - 02:49 PM |
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I was at a party this past weekend where I bumped into an old friend of mine who works at RIM. After some small talk, the conversation went something like:


Me: "So have you used the new Pearl?"


RIM Friend: "You want to see it?"


Me: "SURE!!"


When it comes to cool new gadgets and toys, I have no shame in revealing my uber geek. ;-)


This new consumer-oriented Blackberry has an integrated camera, plays MP3s, and does videos.

PDAs to give you extra mobility

Subject: Mobile | September 8, 2006 - 02:22 PM |
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The Tech Zone has published a guide to help give you an idea what to look for in PDAs.  With the vast amount of choices on the market, it really comes down to what you need, and they are happy to tell you the key features to search for.

Dell Offers Core 2 Duo XPS M1710

Subject: Mobile | August 28, 2006 - 03:44 PM |
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While a lot of notebooks are being announced today featuring the latest Core 2 Duo mobile CPU (which we reviewed here), but the one that jumps out to me is the Dell XPS M1710 with the Core 2 Duo announced by Dell today.


Of course this shouldn't really be a surprise to many of you since we put a Core 2 Duo into a XPS M1710 almost 1 month ago and found that it worked nearly flawlessly.

Cool-Looking—and Running—Laptops Get Performance Boost from Intel Core2 Duo Processors

Subject: Mobile | August 28, 2006 - 03:16 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2006
Laptops around the world are getting a make-over as systems based on
Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology are now shipping with Intel®
Core™2 Duo mobile processors inside, Intel Corporation announced today.

Introducing Intel's new low power mobile chips

Subject: Mobile | August 28, 2006 - 12:02 PM |
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HotHardware has the goods on Intel's new Core 2 Duo Merom.  They have all the bells and whistles you expect, like unified 4MB L2 cache, just running at a lower voltage and heat.  If you have any questions left after reading their review, Ryan's is bound to answer them.

Source: HotHardware

A pair of Sony Core Duo Laptops

Subject: Mobile | August 23, 2006 - 05:36 PM |
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X-bit Labs looks at Sony's update to their S series, two models bearing the moniker SZ.  Sporting various features, like Stamina mode, which disables the Go 7400, and runs the laptop off of the integrated Intel video, and a button to reduce CPU speed while it is running.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Alienware's Aurora, the sky's the limit

Subject: Mobile | August 18, 2006 - 02:22 PM |
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With a 17" display, and over 8lbs, the Alienware Aurora m9700 isn't exactly as mobile as most laptops.   However as Legion PC Gamers proves, it's raison d'etre is pure gaming power.  It's default setup is one Go 7900GS, it is SLI capable, as well as having RAID as an option.  If you need a laptop that can play the latest games at max resolutions, and price is no problem, then take a look at this hot little number.

Asus to Announce Lamborghini Notebook at Concorso Italiano

Subject: Mobile | August 14, 2006 - 01:50 PM |
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Asus will officially unveil their newly designed Lamborghini notebook computer at this year's Concorso Italiano on August 18th.  We have some of the official PR and specs already lined up before the show starts.  This partnership between Asus, Automobili Lamborghini and Intel will be the first in a series from the group of officially licensed products.  We first saw this notebook in Taiwan at the annual Computex show; see our article here for more picture

Barebones dual-core laptop

Subject: Mobile | August 11, 2006 - 03:35 PM |
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HotHardware has found a way to get a dual-core whitebook.  It is from ASUS, based on Intel's 945 chipset, with a 15.4" screen and an integrated X1600 with 256Mb of memory.  Check out the full stats, and what HotHardware decided to put into it, after paying about $710 for the shell.

Source: HotHardware

Core 2 Duo on a Dell XPS M1710? Sooner than you think?

Subject: Mobile | August 2, 2006 - 10:43 AM |
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We continue with our experimenting with the new Intel Core 2 Duo T7400 CPU and this time we drop it into a Dell XPS M1710 laptop! The darn thing works! Granted the testing results are a bit mixed, the outlook is positive for a Core 2 Duo upgrade for existing M1710 owners.



"The heatpipe is easily taken out by undoing seven screws holding the mechanism to the motherboard.

A fine line between a desktop replacement and a portable

Subject: Mobile | August 1, 2006 - 02:06 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP tries a new Gateway laptop, the NX860X.  In the reviews of previous systems from Gateway, they have found certain flaws in Dell's support and other procedures.  Can this system turn that all around?

"Gateway's sturdy, powerful widescreen Core Duo notebook is ready for work and play. Find out how much

you can pack into an eight-pound portable (well, sort of portable) desktop replacement."

Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Centrino Duo in the newest ThinkPad

Subject: Mobile | July 21, 2006 - 03:02 PM |
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The newest Lenovo ThinkPad, the T-60 contains an Intel Core Duo T2400 (1.83GHz), 1GB of DDR2 667MHz SDRAM (2 DIMMs) and a 14.1" TFT with SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution.  The Tech Report found that when it is put onto maximum battery power saving, you can surf for over 9 hours or 5.5 hours watching DVDs on a single charge.

Build a gaming laptop

Subject: Mobile | July 17, 2006 - 01:44 PM |
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Legit Reviews found a "whitebook" (a bare bones laptop, essentially no components other than the casing, screen and mobo), to build a gaming machine from.  The Clevo M575U and Sager 5760 can fit an impressive array of parts, and will function as a perfect desktop replacement.

""It's now officially the summer of 2006 and it's time to do publish another article on how to build

your own gaming notebook. The changes from 2005 to 2006 were significant when it comes to notebooks.

A hard case for your laptop

Subject: Mobile | July 5, 2006 - 03:19 PM |
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If you feel paranoid about bumps and spashes when you are carrying your laptop in a soft case?  Drop by Think Computers to see their review of the Otterbox, a hard, water resistant case that comes designed for 3 laptop sizes, 13", 15" and 17".

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.