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Putting a Little ION in Your Diet
With Asus product design and NVIDIA's ION graphics, the Asus Eee 1201N has all the markings of a winner. But can a netbook with an identity crisis win the hearts and dollars of consumers?
ION 2 = ION + Optimus
NVIDIA's ION technology was originally aimed at changing how consumer were able to utilize netbook and nettop computers and this second revision is no different. This "re-imagining" of the ION brand takes a discrete GPU, adds in support for Optimus technology, and basically calls it a day. But do you need to make sure your next netbook computer has ION inside?
We have been playing with NVIDIA Optimus Technology for a couple of weeks now and I have been nothing but impressed by this new mobility offering that promises the performance of discrete graphics solutions with the battery life of integrated graphics. Can NVIDIA really pull it off? We think they have, so stop in and read (or watch!) our review of the future of mobile computing!
Asus aims between the eyes with a deadly combination of design, performance, and price. But is it enough to put it in the G51J gaming notebook on your shopping list in the crowded marketplace?
The World's Fastest Mobile CPU
We take a hands-on look at a top-of-the-line Intel Calpella notebook complete with an Intel Core i7 Extreme 920XM CPU and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M. It doesn't come much faster and portable than this!
AMD releases fastest DirectX 11 graphics for mobile solutions
AMD continues to blaze ahead by bringing their RV870 graphics chipset to the mobile realm. Announced today is the new Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series - DirectX 11 for notebooks has officially arrived!
ASUS and Bang & Olufsen create the NX90Jq
In what will likely be the first of several new sets of product announcements from ASUS at this year's CES, we have some of the first images of the new ASUS ROG G73Jh gaming notebook and the collaborative effort between the ASUS and Bang & Olufsen, the NX90Jq. Check out what the high end notebook market is shaping up like for 2010!
Seashells by the seashore in Cheboygen
The ASUS 1005HA Seashell netbook is not only one of the better looking designs for the ultra-portable PC market but also offers some unique features that other vendors are not. Though still based on the Intel Atom processor and platform, the addition of 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1 make this a worthy addition to the Eee lineup.
Mobility Gaming update
NVIDIA is announcing the newest addition to its mobility line of GPUs today - the GeForce 200M series. With what NVIDIA is calling basically a new architecture designed around the desktop GT200, this marks the first move for NVIDIA mobility parts away from the aged G92 specifications. Not only that but these are the first NVIDIA GPUs to offer GDDR5 memory support, DX10.1 and are the first built on a 40nm process.
Another step forward
The first notebook to use the NVIDIA ION chipset is being revealed today and even though we haven't been able to get hands-on with it yet, the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 could be a winner in terms of performance, size and price for the mobile crowds. Check in to see some pictures and get a general run down on specs.
A new Atom is coming
Intel revealed details of the Atom successor known as Pine Trail today and the platform looks to be even more impressive with an integrated memory controller and graphics. We also have some news about Intel's Moblin netbook-style operating system that sees a major refresh today.
I felt a great disturbance in Force...
We have been hearing about the ION Platform for a while now as an attempt for NVIDIA to break into the world of netbooks and small form factor PCs with its GeForce 9400M chipset and the Intel Atom processor. Now that we finally have the hardware in our hands we compare it to current generation Atom-based netbooks to see how it improves our computing experiences.
NVIDIA moves into the netbook market, sorta
NVIDIA had some Ion platforms on display at CES 2009 last week and we had the chance to talk with the company about their goals for the project. We also have some of the first benchmarks of the palm-sized-PC courtesy of NVIDIA as well.
NVIDIA will be in the new MacBooks
The world is up in arms about the newly announced October 14th date Apple has set for a refresh on its line of notebook computers. We continue to stand by our assertion that MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will all be getting NVIDIA chipsets in them next week and we have more evidence for it.
Introduction and Specifications
Dell's XPS line of notebooks and PCs has been a fair success in the eyes of gamers as the brand continues to exist even in conjunction with the Alienware brand that Dell purchased a couple years back. We take their flagship M1730 notebook for a spin that features SLI graphics!
Centrino is out, but who is in?
Rumors, rumors, rumors. We seem to be hearing these about Apple on a daily basis and most recently about a possible move away from Intel's chipset technologies on the MacBook line of products. Though we don't often delve into the world of Apple we spent some time researching where Apple might go for a chipset replacement and the pieces came together rather easily.
Centrino Update for 2008
Intel's new Centrino 2 platform is formally debuted today and it includes quite a few new products and technologies including mobile 1066 MHz FSB processors, a new chipset and integrated graphics core, hybrid graphics support for IGP and discrete GPUs, draft-N wireless support and more!
ASUS Paves the Way
Computex was all a-flutter with stories about tiny notebooks dubbed mini-notes. You may have seen the most popular one before: the ASUS Eee PC. In this article we look at new mini-notes as well as interesting standard notebooks from ASUS and others.
When it rains, it pours
ASUS has made a name for itself with everyday consumers with the Eee PC line of mini-notebooks. Now that competition is circling in from just about everyone else in the industry, ASUS is updating their product line with two new models.
Specifications and Features
The VIA NanoBook was the precursor to the ASUS Eee PC but never caught on like VIA had hoped. This time they are back with a new platform, the OpenBook, that offers up features like WiMAX, HSDPA and W-CDMA 3G support, a standard 2.5" hard drive in a new sexy package.