Securing your laptop, physically

Subject: Mobile | March 3, 2006 - 03:33 PM |
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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?

No one can resist the Lapinator

Subject: Mobile | February 24, 2006 - 01:05 PM |
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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.

Keep it going ... and going ... and going ...

Subject: Mobile | February 16, 2006 - 01:06 PM |
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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

last?

A breath of fresh air for PDA's

Subject: Mobile | February 10, 2006 - 11:24 AM |
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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.

Source: CoolTechZone

Building a gaming laptop to be proud of

Subject: Mobile | February 7, 2006 - 01:06 PM |
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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

How versatile is NEC's new Centrino Duo?

Subject: Mobile | January 31, 2006 - 03:25 PM |
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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?

What's new with laptops

Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2006 - 03:07 PM |
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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.

Portable power from ASUSTek

Subject: Mobile | January 18, 2006 - 12:56 PM |
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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

Source: Hexus

A notebook as powerful as it is small

Subject: Mobile | January 12, 2006 - 03:37 PM |
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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).

Source: X-Bit Labs

Intel's Core Duo Notebook Performance

Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2006 - 06:05 PM |
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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

Source: AnandTech

DELL Recalls Laptop Batteries

Subject: Mobile | December 19, 2005 - 11:21 AM |
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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.

Nokia's Mobile Chimerae

Subject: Mobile | December 14, 2005 - 12:15 PM |
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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.

Source: Ars Technica

Seeing what the Mobility X1600 can do

Subject: Mobile | December 2, 2005 - 03:45 PM |
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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?

Source: Hexus

King of the price-conscious laptops

Subject: Mobile | November 29, 2005 - 02:25 PM |
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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.

Source: AnandTech

The cure for being a laptop noob

Subject: Mobile | November 15, 2005 - 03:46 PM |
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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.

How to build your own laptop

Subject: Mobile | November 11, 2005 - 02:39 PM |
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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

tasks.

Portable performance can be too hot to handle

Subject: Mobile | November 8, 2005 - 10:17 AM |
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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

ABS unleashes some Mayhem into the laptop market

Subject: Mobile | November 1, 2005 - 09:16 AM |
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[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.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Intel's renewed focus on Mobility

Subject: Mobile | October 24, 2005 - 11:18 AM |
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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.

Full sized power in an HTPC box

Subject: Mobile | October 11, 2005 - 12:38 PM |
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Shuttle's XPC SD31P is based around the Intel 945G chipset, with 7.1 audio built in and it has one x16 PCIx slot.  Xtreme Resources puts it to the test, see how it stands up against a full sized system based on an Asus P5LD2.

"After the release of new CPUs and technologies, every company had to evolve their products and refresh their line-up.