Tough enough?

Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2008 - 04:42 PM |
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In what has to be one of the most fun to do reviews ever, Slashdot has linked to a durability test of three ruggedized notebooks.  All three are 810F-compliant systems, one each from General Dynamics Itronix, Getac and Panasonic, which get frozen, broiled and drowned, among other things.  Check the videos by following the link.

Source: Slashdot

ASUS Eee PC 901 no longer getting WiMax

Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2008 - 12:48 AM |
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This seems more to be a blow towards WiMax than anything else, but according to this report the upcoming Atom-based ASUS Eee PC 901 machine will no longer come with WiMax support built-in but will instead be an option only for contract customers. 

Source: Digitimes

Intel's Atom in upcoming ASUS Eee PC 901

Subject: Mobile | May 15, 2008 - 12:13 PM |
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Even though its only an exterior image, apparently the new Eee PC 901 is being showcased as using the Intel Atom processor and platform.  The exterior is slightly modified and spiffed up but don't expect too much. 

Source: engadget

OCZ Technology Group Introduces Do-It-Yourself Gaming Notebook Solution and Initiative

Subject: Mobile | May 14, 2008 - 02:40 PM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif.—May 14, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today unveiled their pioneering Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Gaming Notebook Program. Under this program, users ranging from hardware enthusiasts to mainstream gamers can partake in configuring and building their own gaming-grade mobile solution.

VIA's UMPC

Subject: Mobile | May 14, 2008 - 12:36 PM |
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The Sungju TangoX Nano is one of the first VIA Nanobooks that VIA Arena has had a chance to look at.  It runs Windows XP Tablet edition, has a touch screen for those who have trouble with miniaturized keyboards and even comes with a Skype/VoIP phone.  It is going to be available in Korea soon, no word on anywhere else.

Source: VIA Arena

MSI answers all your questions about the new Wind UMPC

Subject: Mobile | May 13, 2008 - 02:39 PM |
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CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – May 13 - MSI Computer, a
leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is
ready to clear up some of the questions surrounding the MSI Wind (Wi-Fi Network Device). 
MSI Computer will offer both Linux and Windows (XP Home Edition) based
configurations, for under $500 starting in early June on www.msimobile.com

Source: MSI

Get your Eee PC 900 action on

Subject: Mobile | May 13, 2008 - 01:47 AM |
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The ASUS Eee PC 900 series is showing up across the web this week with stores like Buy.com getting them online first. 

Full of hot air?

Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2008 - 04:11 PM |
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The NZXT Cryo LX Notebook Cooler will keep your gaming notebook cool.  Built of aluminium and sporting 3 120mm fans, it is almost a giant heatsink sucking hot air out of your laptop as fast as it can.  Think Computers tried it out on a Dell XPS M1210 and saw a 12C drop in temperature under load.

Sprint and Clearwire to Combine WiMAX Businesses, Creating a New Mobile Broadband Company

Subject: Mobile | May 7, 2008 - 11:25 AM |
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KIRKLAND, Wash. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - May 7, 2008 - Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) and Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine their next generation wireless broadband businesses to form a new wireless communications company.

Aerogel for your lap

Subject: Mobile | May 2, 2008 - 02:51 PM |
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LapLogic Aerogel Extreme LapDesks are handy little pads filled with Aerogel that protect your lap from the heat coming off of your laptop.  They won't help cool the notebook, and might even make it warmer, but you will be protected.  I4U were also impressed by the surface, which did not let the laptop slide around at all, and it's made with Aerogel!

Source: I4U News