A must have for the new gaming notebooks

Subject: Mobile | April 8, 2008 - 05:06 PM |
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Now that you can get pre-overclocked and SLI or Crossfire capable gaming notebooks, the mobile cooling industry is taking off.  Don't even consider letting one of those notebooks even get close to your lap, you'll be feeling more than just the pain of defeat.  At Madshrimps, they have gathered coolers from six different manufacturers, and you can see just how well these coolers do at keeping your notebook, and yourself, at reasonable temperatures.

Source: Madshrimps

ASUS Eee PC 4G-X with XP - Review and available at Best Buy

Subject: Mobile | April 7, 2008 - 12:20 AM |
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The ASUS Eee PC has been a runaway hit with the press and buyers looking for a strong dose of mobility, and the line gets a big boost today with a release of the first Eee PC's with Windows XP pre-installed.  My review covers the hardware, which remains completely unchanged from the original Linux-based system, as well as what you can expect from the system while using Windows XP.  The short of it: more flexibility and usability.

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More of the same, but more appealing

The ASUS Eee PC may not be for everyone but with a new Windows XP version that maintains the same $399 price point it might find a way into your home whether you originally were interested or not.

Windows XP lives on!

Subject: Mobile | April 5, 2008 - 01:36 PM |
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In case you were worried that your beloved Windows XP was going high-tail it out of here like the Dodo, have no fear: as long as your buying super lower power mobile machines it should continue to be available until June 30, 2010.

Redmond (WA) - Microsoft has announced that it plans to extend its
support of Windows XP, its nearly seven-year-old operating system,
because many computers in the market today are simply unable to run
Windows Vista.

Source: TG Daily

Intel's plans for the future of mobility

Subject: Mobile | April 3, 2008 - 05:31 PM |
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The VR-Zone has compiled a roadmap of Intel's upcoming processors for Ultra Mobile Personal Computers and Mobile Internet Devices.  It looks like their System Controller Hub, a combination of the MCH and ICH into a single chip, is on schedule to arrive with the first of the Atom processors.  Read more by following the link.

Source: VR-Zone

VIA and Everex to Demonstrate New CloudBook Max with Built-In WiMAX Capability

Subject: Mobile | April 3, 2008 - 11:41 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 2 April 2008 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced that Everex, a pioneer in developing next generation ultra mobile computing devices, has adopted the VIA C7-M ULV processor for the new Everex CloudBook Max, a stylish mini-note with a stunning 8.9" screen and integrated single-chip Mobile WiMAX solution from GCT Semiconductor for use with Sprint’s high-speed XOHM wireless network.

Windows XP-based Eee PC Preview

Subject: Mobile | March 31, 2008 - 01:13 PM |
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Laptop Magazine has posted a quick preview of the new version of the ASUS Eee PC that will be shipping with Windows XP rather than Linux.  Not much as changed though...

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A big improvement in midrange mobile performance

Subject: Mobile | March 28, 2008 - 02:47 PM |
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The Gateway P-6831 FX offers some impressive performance for a sub $1500 laptop.  With a Core 2 Duo T5450, 3GB of Samsung DDR2-667,an nVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS 512MB and a 17" screen with a native resolution of 1440x900.  All that in a package that weighs under 10 lbs.  AnandTech was really impressed at the value that this laptop offers, hopefully some of the other manufacturers will take the hint and offer some of their own.

Source: AnandTech

Updated: New touch panels for Eee PC coming, add only $10 to price

Subject: Mobile | March 26, 2008 - 12:15 PM |
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Update: we seem to have not only confirmation of the touch screen debate but more new information as well.  The updated Eee PC will also possibly include a GPS integration and will sell for $500.  Nice!

Source: Digitimes

Intel to sell $400 classroom notebook

Subject: Mobile | March 24, 2008 - 07:52 PM |
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Like ASUS needed more competition for their Eee PC, Intel is going have their own classroom PC that retails for $400.  Specifications look pretty familiar and it will be using Windows XP, a step over the embedded Linux that ASUS has used up until now.

Source: engadget