Subject: Mobile | August 20, 2009 - 02:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Netbooks are grand, inexpensive, flexible, light and with long battery life; seemingly the perfect mobile form factor. There are drawbacks to having an 11.1" or smaller form factor, for instance a normal sized keyboard is well over 1' long and who really wants to watch a movie or TV show on a screen that size. 16" and up and you start running into weight problems and that larger LCD looks nice but it also shortens the battery's run time. The Tech Report investigates an Acer Aspire Timeline that sits ri
Subject: Mobile | August 19, 2009 - 03:04 PM | Ryan Shrout
Sure, we told you about the news of the Tegra being the powerhouse behind the upcoming Zune HD from Microsoft, but apparently NVIDIA wanted to make a press release about it anyway. We also have known about the various technologies and processors in the tiny chip since June of 2008 - we posted an overview of the SoC that you should definitely be checking out.
Subject: Mobile | August 18, 2009 - 01:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS N50Vn is a 15.4" notebook with a native 1280 x 800 resolution and comes with a "Air Ionizer" button. Push the button and the notebook will purify the air around you, though it won't clean up what you choose to display on the screen. Inside the model that InsideHW reviewed you will find a C2D T5850 @ 2.16GHz, 4GB of DDR2 and a nVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT, all
Subject: Mobile | August 12, 2009 - 05:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are the proud owner of a gaming laptop, your problems are a little different than the average mobile user. You are neither concerned about weight, nor about battery life, your top concern is heat. Laptop coolers have been around for a while now, first to deal with the inefficient cooling of older laptop lines and now to cope with gaming laptops and desktop replacements. The Thermaltake Massive23 CS
may be the first one with a 230mm fan to provide the air flow, the multicoloured LEDs are just icing on the cake.
Subject: Mobile | August 6, 2009 - 02:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As some of you may have seen on the live version of PC Perspective Podcast #68 last night, the subject of Ryan's newest video review is the ASUS 1005HA Seashell. Available for less than $400, the stylish mirror finish looks great as long as you carry something to occasionally wipe
off your fingerprints. Check out the full review to see what this netbook has inside it and some handy upgrade tips her
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.
Subject: Mobile | August 3, 2009 - 04:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a display of 11.6", both the Aspire One 751 vs. Gateway LT3103
are a touch too big to be called netbooks, even if the Acer does use an Atom processor. The Aspire depends on the Atom Z520 along with 2GB DDR2-667 and
the same GPU that powers the iPhone, regardless of how it is branded. In comparison the Gateway offering is powered by an A64 L11, 2GB DDR2-667 and an ATI Radeon X1270. When The Tech Report started the all important HD video playback testing, well ...
Subject: Mobile | July 31, 2009 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Could it be a funky netbook? A monstrous iTouch? A Kindle killer? A glorified resurrection
of an old, much beloved childhood toy? It is hard to say what goes through the mind of Steve Jobs at the best of times and predicting what a product that as been talked about and opined on as this little device which may or may not have a possibly upcoming release date sometime in the near future is almost impossible. Cyril at The Tech
Subject: Mobile | July 29, 2009 - 06:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Inexpensive netbooks have really put a dent in the sales volume of the lower cost small laptops. The Atom might not have the power of a mobile dual core processor, but add in a decent onboard graphics solution and that Atom has no trouble playing back BluRay quality video. Laptop makers are left with a choice of focusing on netbooks as a replacement for their smaller laptops and not producing any laptops under 17" or they could slash costs on their smaller laptops. AnandTech has taken a peek at those laptops which have been reduced to under $500, from vendors like WalMart and
Subject: Mobile | July 23, 2009 - 05:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new ASUS Eee PC 1004DN is a 10inch (1024x600) netbook with a keyboard 92% normal size, which will be a big plus to those with standard sized hands. A 1.66GHz Atom N280 along with 1GB of DDR2 help the GN40 chipset to provide high quality video and a 6-cell battery to allow you to watch more than a single movie. Head over to InsideHW for a look at its other features; just don't ask for a price as they haven't been told what it will be.