Subject: Mobile | January 13, 2011 - 05:40 PM | Ryan Shrout
It is still in the pre-order stage, much like my coveted Tron: Legacy Daft Punk headphones, but we are starting to see Fusion-based AMD Zacate notebooks listed on various resellers. The first we spotted is the Acer Aspire 5253 over at Amazon.com:
Subject: Mobile | January 8, 2011 - 08:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
Corsair of course had some new cases and storage technologies to show off, but they are also introducing a new Corsair Link Technology coming later in the year that is a combination of system monitoring and hardware control, similar to what NVIDIA ESA was attempting to accomplish. Can it succeed where NVIDIA and several others failed? We will see later in the year when the software is finalized and released.
Subject: Mobile | January 8, 2011 - 08:15 PM | Ryan Shrout
We already talked about the new line of tablet devices from ASUS, some using the Tegra 2 embedded processor and another using a CULV Core i5 processor, but we swung by the ASUS booth to have representatives gives us a quick visual demonstration. All three cater to slightly different segments of the growing tablet market even though there is some definite overlap.
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2011 - 07:35 PM | Ryan Shrout
AMD had an interesting demonstration at CES this week where they compared one of the new Fusion based E-series APU netbook against an Intel dual-core N550 netbook when viewed through a thermal camera. The results were intriguing - both machines were playing back 1080p video on YouTube and while both were stutter free experiences, the heat produced by the Atom machine was definitely higher.
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2011 - 05:31 PM | Ryan Shrout
NVIDIA's announcements and discussions at CES have likely been the most interesting for those of us at PC Perspective. Yesterday, Josh wrote up a great editorial analyzing the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and its goals for the mobile market as well as the VERY dramatic news that they would be developing high-performance ARM processors for applications from notebooks to servers.
Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2011 - 09:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
With all of the discussion surrounding the new Intel Sandy Bridge platforms and how it will affect the discrete graphics markets of AMD and NVIDIA in both the desktop and mobile space, NVIDIA is being very deliberate in their promotion of the newly announced NVIDIA GeForce 500M series of mobility GPUs. NVIDIA is currently the discrete graphics market leader in the mobile space and has much to lose should the Intel HD Graphics 3000 turn out to be "good enough" for the majority of consumers.