Not just mobile, it's ultra mobile

Subject: Mobile | March 21, 2006 - 01:39 PM |
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The new portable computer will be tiny, at least if Intel and Microsoft are right about the Ultra Moblile PC (UMPC).  While it may bear a resemblance to a supersized PSP, it knows a few more tricks, and XYZ Computing can tell you about them.

"Simply put, the ultramobile PC (UMPC) is a tablet computer which will run a modified version of

Windows XP Tablet edition and is powered by an Intel processor.

Tablet sized goodness from Gateway

Subject: Mobile | March 15, 2006 - 03:29 PM |
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The next complete system to be reviewed [H]ard|OCP is the Gateway CX200X Tablet PC.  Gateway has been fairly low profile recently, but from the looks of this tablet, they may be in for a resurgence.

"While prowess in gaming is a key feature of our program, we also like to test the overall

utility of the machine, which is why we also feature the video encoding test and put so much

emphasis on the general usability of the system.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

14 hour fuel cell for laptops

Subject: Mobile | March 9, 2006 - 02:13 PM |
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CNET reports on a new product to help those with an on the go lifestyle.  The UltraCell will last you for a cross Pacific flight, as they are expecting about 14 hours worth of power.  This may be the first Fuel Cell application for PC's, and probably not the first.

"A start-up called UltraCell is showing a 2.2-pound fuel cell prototype at the Intel Developer

Forum that can power a laptop computer for 14 hours.


Production models will be available in

ATI Introduces Mobility Radeon X1800

Subject: Mobile | March 7, 2006 - 08:37 AM |
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Today ATI is rolling out the ATI Mobility Radeon X1800 and X1800XT GPUs for mobile users which follows the release of the X1600 mobile part in December (which we previewed here). The X1800 has 12 pixel shader pipelines and 8 vertex shaders, and the X1800XT has 16 pipelines and 8 shaders. In contrast the X1600 mobile has 12 pipelines and only 5 shaders.


The Mobility Radeon X1800 parts are clocked slightly slower than their desktop cousins.

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.