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Subject: Mobile | October 15, 2008 - 05:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Demand for better visual computing
performance continues to grow as more and more applications tap the massively parallel
processing power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for more than just graphics. As gamers,
video enthusiasts, designers, and now creative professionals require optimized PC solutions, the
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU brings a 5x performance increase over integrated core-logic to
today’s sleek notebook designs.
"Today marks a flashpoint for users around the world," said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president,
GPU business at NVIDIA.
Subject: Mobile | October 10, 2008 - 08:20 PM | Ryan Shrout
This number is simply amazing - 700,000 Eee PCs shipped in September. Obviously the 901 and 1000-series are continuing the promise on the brand even though many of us thought the brand would be weighed down by now.
Asustek Computer shipped around 700,000 Eee PCs in September this year, a new monthly high for the company.
Subject: Mobile | October 7, 2008 - 06:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The LapLogic G800 Aerogel Extreme is a pad to place between your laptop and your lap to prevent your legs from being slow cooked while you are working. It's outer shell is ballistic nylon and it's interior is two layers, one of Aerogel and one made from LapLogic's own special heat resistant material. Those layers protect you and do a great job of removing heat from your laptop as well.
Subject: Mobile | October 2, 2008 - 07:37 PM | Ryan Shrout
Back in September we told you about a lawsuit being placed against NVIDIA and its CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, by NVIDIA shareholders, claiming that NVIDIA held back information about its problems with poor manufactured mobility GPUs. Now, NVIDIA is being taken to court once again, this time with friends HP and Dell in hand.
Subject: Mobile | October 2, 2008 - 07:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
Apparently in Japan AMD is publicly showing off an updated version of their mobility discrete graphics product that will fall under the Radeon HD 4000-series moniker. The new part will obviously offer improved graphics and gaming performance but also adds full hardware decode support for Blu-ray video.
Subject: Mobile | September 30, 2008 - 06:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Dell Inspiron Mini 9 is an 8.9" netbook powered by an Atom N270 (1.6GHz) with 1GB of DDR2-533 RAM. It's 60GB SSD drive runs a flavour of Ubuntu and it features wireless support as well as a host of input and output plugs. Hardware Zone did find out that it is expected to sell at $799, but they didn't manage to get a firm number for the battery life of the netbook.
Subject: Mobile | September 22, 2008 - 03:54 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Mobile | September 15, 2008 - 10:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are headed back to school and find yourself in need of a notebook that doesn't take up much space or add weight to your backpack you have probably at least considered a netbook. These have become quite popular over the last year and there are a huge amount of models and manufacturers to choose from. Dropping by The Tech Report may help you out. They've compiled stats on the best that are out there, plus they take a look at what will be available to you soon.
Subject: Mobile | September 9, 2008 - 07:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Eee from ASUS PC 901 netbook is tiny, 8.86" wide by 6.9", just over twice the size of a CD case. Powered by an Atom N230 running at 1.6GHz and with 1GB of 533MHz DDR2, the tiny size doesn't mean you will be lacking in power. You can also keep using it on long flights, it is rated 7.8 hours of run time thanks to some interesting power savings tweaks. Check out the new face of ultra mobile at The Tech Report.
Subject: Mobile | September 4, 2008 - 07:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you don't have an Altoids tin handy to make a MintyBoost, or just aren't that into creating your own homebrew projects, you may find you really like a company called Ecosol. Their Powerstick, a USB powered portable charger with a big pile of connectors that will let you hook up to and recharge just about anything. Check it out at AnandTech.
Subject: Mobile | August 29, 2008 - 04:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tech Knowledge Arena takes a look at the current state of laptop batteries and the new types we can expect to see in the not too distant future. Currently
Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium batteries are the main players, each with different benefits and drawbacks. Soon we may see fuel cell and virus powered laptops.
Subject: Mobile | August 26, 2008 - 05:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One segment of the market that just hasn't grown the way enthusiasts would like is the ability to make your own laptop. The 15" laptop chassis that OZC provides is fairly customizable, except for one small component. You are stuck with a 8600M GT as your graphics chip, that is not customizable. Check out the full deal at PC Mechanic.
Subject: Mobile | August 20, 2008 - 06:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Eee PC 1000 has a 10.2" display and measures 10.5 x 7.5 x 1.5, slightly larger than the original, and much blacker. Inside is a Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB of DDR2-533, an 8GB SSD for storage along with a 32Gb internal SDHC card. See what The Tech Report thought of this Xandros-based Linux netbook.
Subject: Mobile | August 18, 2008 - 04:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech was rather impressed by the Gateway P-6831, a powerful gaming notebook with a $1300 price tag. Gateway has updated that model with the P-7811, which not only has updated components, but also offers longer battery life. Their testing didn't all go smoothly however, read on to see what problems they encountered.
Subject: Mobile | August 12, 2008 - 06:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Recently, laptop enthusiasts have been seeing a lot of action in the mobile graphics world. Not only are there built in chipsets, but the mobile offerings from nVIDIA and AMD have been expanding at an incredible rate. If you find yourself struggling to keep up with the changes, TechARP has compiled a list of 138 mobile GPUs and their respective stats. Take a look and save yourself a lot of searching.
Subject: Mobile | August 7, 2008 - 09:11 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like even ASUS might be getting tired of the Eee name. The company is apparently going to be launching a new notebook known as the S101 rather than be known as a $900 Eee PC. More than likely ASUS simply realized that selling a $900 Eee PC defeated the purpose of the Eee PC to begin with.
Since its introduction the Eee PC has grown and become more of an
ultraportable in price and features in some of t
Subject: Mobile | August 5, 2008 - 01:31 PM | Ryan Shrout
Digitimes is revealing some new information on the version of Intel's Nehalem architecture that will find its way into the mobile space. The Calpella platform will include the Clarksfiled processor (Nehalem-based) will of course implement a DDR3 memory controller into the core while the Auburndale chip will add integrated graphics support as well.
Subject: Mobile | July 25, 2008 - 05:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Eee is growing up with the release of the 901 and 1000 models. t-break tried out the 8.9" Eee PC 901, which has a larger SSD along with the larger screen and a battery that is rated to last 5 hours. Probably the nicest change, apart from the 1024*600 resolution; is the processor which is now an Atom running at 1.6GHz. Read the full review to see what else the new Eee has in store for you.
Subject: Mobile | July 22, 2008 - 09:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Wondering what all the hype about the free games and apps that are available for the new iPhone? Heard awful things about how the accelerometer handles games like Super Monkey ball, or just how much fun a free game can be? I4U has spotted a little game called Aurora Feint, and not only did they try it out, they liked it! If you have recently spent several hours in line in front of a store to get your hot new gadget and activation, check out the review.
Subject: Mobile | July 18, 2008 - 03:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is hard to place all of the blame on Alienware or on Dell who bought them, but the high powered gaming laptop seems to be going extinct very quickly. Even with the high end components in the Area-51 m15x, it can't keep up with a desktop system of less than half the price. Trying to display 1920x1200 on a 15.4" screen is a bad idea, there is no way to keep the components reasonably cool, and don't even think of using the battery, it will be flat in half an hour. ThinkComputers recently reviewed model was a bit less expensive, though still prohibitive.