Portable performance can be too hot to handle

Subject: Mobile | November 8, 2005 - 01:17 PM |
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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 - 12:16 PM |
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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 - 02:18 PM |
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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 - 03:38 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.

VIA Is Giving Away Laptops!!

Subject: Mobile | October 5, 2005 - 01:34 PM |
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How about some free stuff for your Wednesday afternoon?


Entry:


Play through the 3 levels of the VIA Super Shooter VIA Soccer Camp Game to enter the lucky draw.

AMD Stealthily Releases A New Turion

Subject: Mobile | October 5, 2005 - 12:00 PM |
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It hasn't appeared in the wild yet, but it looks like there is a new, upcoming mobile Turion from AMD, El Reg has the story.

"AMD has updated its price list to include the Turion 64 ML-42 mobile chip.

Source: The Register

Go 7800GTX that can score 6902 on 3Dmark05

Subject: Mobile | October 4, 2005 - 11:23 AM |
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How does it feel when there are laptops getting better framerates than the box you lugged all the way to a LAN Party?  Chances are it's running nVidia's newest mobile graphics card, the Go 7800GTX, like the one reviewed at HotHardware.  See if you think it's good enough to put in your next laptop.

'Over the course of the last few years, we've witnessed the notebook industry go through some dramatic changes.

Source: HotHardware

Intel, Research In Motion Collaborate on Next-Generation BlackBerry Devices

Subject: Mobile | September 30, 2005 - 11:37 AM |
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San Francisco, CA — CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2005 — Intel Corporation and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced an extensive technology collaboration in which RIM will use Intel communications technology in future BlackBerry® devices. RIM is adopting the Intel XScale® architecture and will utilize the Intel PXA9xx cellular processor, codenamed "Hermon", for its next-generation BlackBerry® devices that will run on high-speed EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution) networks.

VIA Unveils New Approach to Mobile Computing Security with VIA StrongBox

Subject: Mobile | September 28, 2005 - 05:09 PM |
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VIA StrongBox software application enables VIA PadLock hardware security for bulletproof protection against identity theft and physical loss of data; $5000 challenge issued at the 'Hack in the Box' security conference

Taipei, Taiwan, 27 September 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today made available VIA StrongBox, a secure virtual drive application that utilizes the VIA PadLock Sec

Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 Tested

Subject: Mobile | June 16, 2005 - 10:49 AM |
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If you ever wanted a super fast, and super hot notebook desktop replacement part, this looks like it could be it.  The Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 is powered by a Dothan core Pentium M processor but that is countered by the use of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra GPU! 

Considering that this is a notebook that is supposed to be mainly running on AC, we were pleased with the results.

Source: HotHardware

Seventeen Magazine Offers Teens The Chance To Win

Subject: Mobile | March 16, 2005 - 09:59 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-March 15, 2005- Keeping in line with St. Patrick's Day's lucky green color scheme, this week Seventeen Magazine is giving away a modded AMD processor-based Averatec notebook in its monthly sweepstakes offering. The custom-painted green notebook is profiled in Seventeen's Freebies sweepstakes found in the print and online March issue, reaching more than 2.9 million teenagers. The lucky winner of the Mobile AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor-based Averatec notebook will be selected Sunday, March 20.

Source: AMD

Asus Z80K Notebook Review

Subject: Mobile | March 14, 2005 - 02:29 PM |
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Andrew Ku of Hot Hardware has published a review of the Asus Z80K notebook based on the Athlon 64 processor.  Coming in at over 8 pounds, they think it may not be a great system for every day travel.


So what's the bottom line?  Why buy this notebook over Dell's or HP's desktop replacements? Well, given that our sample was priced at $1,744.99, Asus is offering a quality notebook at a very competitive price point.

Source: HotHardware

Information on AMD's Turion 64 Platform

Subject: Mobile | March 10, 2005 - 08:21 PM |
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Our buddies over at Anandtech have done a little write up on the recently announced AMD Turion 64 technology, so head on over and give it a read if you are interested in the next AMD mobile products. 

AMD doesn't have the resources of Intel, that's plain and simple.  They have done an excellent job with their K8 architecture, but for AMD to devote additional resources to developing another architecture, strictly mobile oriented, it's just not possible at this time.  At the same time, AMD's Athl

Source: AnandTech

Anand's Take on Mobile 6800 Ultra

Subject: Mobile | February 24, 2005 - 10:22 PM |
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The guys at Anandtech also had the opportunity to take the new GeForce Go 6800 Ultra for a spin on Dell's new flagship gaming notebook. Is this latest mobile graphics module truly worthy of the "Ultra" branding? Per usual, there's only one way to find out.

Today, Dell is introducing their Inspirion XPS Gen 2.

Source: AnandTech

New XPS Notebook with 6800 Ultra GPU

Subject: Mobile | February 24, 2005 - 07:06 PM |
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I'm not sure how this slipped through the cracks, but Dell has released the second generation of its mobile powerhouse Inspiron XPS notebook. HotHardware has the scoop on this new speed demon, including a detailed look at the rig's NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra graphics module. If you want to see some insane benchmark results from a notebook in all the latest games, head over and take a look.

Source: HotHardware

Mobile GPU Shootout

Subject: Mobile | February 23, 2005 - 11:19 AM |
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ExtremeTech has rounded up the best mobile graphics modules available today and set them head to head through a series of benchmarks. From the "original" GeForce Go 6800 based on DDR1 memory to ATI's flagship Mobility Radeon X800 and even the new GeForce Go 6800 using DDR3, there are sure to be some impressive benchmark numbers.

In the end, the winner of this contest depends on the matchup.

Source: Extremetech

ATI rolls out new notebook chipset

Subject: Mobile | February 17, 2005 - 04:49 PM |
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Graphics chip maker ATI on Thursday rolled out a new chipset for notebook PCs with Advanced Micro Devices' processors.

Rock Direct Quaddra 64 3700 Laptop

Subject: Mobile | December 27, 2004 - 05:47 AM |
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Introducing the Quaddra 64 Laptop from Rock Direct


  • Up to AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home

  • Up to 2Gb DDR400 RAM

  • 60Gb 7200rpm / 80Gb 5400rpm HDD

  • 17.0' WXGA+ TFT Screen (
  • Source: Hexus

    'Tis The Season For Notebook PCs

    Subject: Mobile | December 10, 2004 - 09:38 PM |
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    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2004 - While some time-honored holiday traditions never change, the 2004 holiday season is increasingly going digital with notebooks amongst this season's brightest sellers.

    According to consumer retail figures from The NPD Group, notebooks are becoming as popular as TVs. During "Black Friday," the name retailers give for the day after Thanksgiving, consumer notebook sales exceeded the sales of all types of TVs.1 Analyst firm Gartner expects both U.S.

    Alienware Prepares Athlon 64 Notebook for Gamers

    Subject: Mobile | July 19, 2004 - 06:57 PM |
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    This looks to be a kick ass gaming machine, and I happen to think one is headed my way very soon for testing.  :)  These babies include an nForce3 chispet, Radeon 9700 mobility and special gaming LCDs!

    Regardless of which feature you examine, every aspect of the new Aurora-m64 is custom tailored around maximizing the gaming experience.