Subject: Mobile | February 15, 2010 - 01:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
Today at the Mobile World Congress Acer took the covers off of its latest installment in the Aspire One series of notebooks, the Aspire One 532G. What makes this netbook special is what is on the inside including an Intel Atom N450 Pine Trail processor PLUS the NVIDIA next-generation ION discrete GPU (otherwise known as ION 2).
Subject: Mobile | February 11, 2010 - 04:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Skipping the topic of the iPad altogether, Digital Trends takes a look a two very popular ebook readers in their latest review. The Kindle 2 comes from Amazon, offering quick response in black and white with storage for 1,500 books and a very good connection to the web. The Nook does offer colour, though that reduces battery life, storage space that initially matches the Kindle but can be expanded and the ability to lend books for free for up to 14 days. If you haven't yet abandoned paper altogether then you will be less than impressed but
Subject: Mobile | February 9, 2010 - 02:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It takes a little while to explain why people are so excited about nVIDIA Optimus and its graphics switching capabilities, first you have to explore the history of switchable mobile graphics. In the past the graphics were adjusted with a manual switch and a complete reboot, not exactly the most convenient way to manage mobile graphics on the fly. It has improved recently, to the point where you can change on the fly, assuming you have closed some necessary programs. The new Optimus technology promises to free you from that necessity,
Subject: Mobile | February 9, 2010 - 02:23 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you haven't yet checked out my write up on the new NVIDIA Optimus Technology, you should definitely be hitting that up. Here's the executive summary:
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!
Subject: Mobile | February 4, 2010 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Jon just recently finished reviewing the ASUS G51J gaming notebook; $1500 and powered by a Core i7 720QM and the nVIDIA GTX 260M. InsideHW received a different model, the G60J which keeps the same GPU and RAM but uses an i7 820QM. Perhaps the biggest difference is the resolution of the 16" displays, the G51J sports a nice HD quality 1920x1080 where as the G60J is 1366x768. The difference in price is indeterminate at th
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?
Subject: Mobile | February 1, 2010 - 10:00 PM | Jonathan Hung
During CES, Dell made a buzz by announcing an Alienware branded netbook. The buzz wasn't so much that it was a netbook, but the fact it really wasn't much of a netbook at all. The Alienware M11x is more of a subnote sporting a Core 2 SU4100 processor, 2GB RAM (upgradable to 8GB!), and a NVIDIA GT335M GPU which is more than capable of running HD content and games on the 1366x768 LED backlit screen.
Regardless of the netbook / subnote classification, it's certainly one of the fastest performing systems for the size.
Subject: Mobile | February 1, 2010 - 06:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There are differing models of the Asus UL50-V Laptop, one Core 2 Duo and one a Celeron but both have nVIDIA's G210M with 512MB GDDR3 VRAM
powering the 1366x768 15.6" LCD. The one option that seems to be lacking is ability to choose an SSD, all they offer are 5400RPM drives in three different sizes. The model that R&B Mods tested utilizes the C2D Su7300 which did not fare well against the C2D T6400 based Samsung R720 but it comes in as a fair deal at the ~$800 price mark.