Subject: Mobile | July 18, 2008 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is hard to place all of the blame on Alienware or on Dell who bought them, but the high powered gaming laptop seems to be going extinct very quickly. Even with the high end components in the Area-51 m15x, it can't keep up with a desktop system of less than half the price. Trying to display 1920x1200 on a 15.4" screen is a bad idea, there is no way to keep the components reasonably cool, and don't even think of using the battery, it will be flat in half an hour. ThinkComputers recently reviewed model was a bit less expensive, though still prohibitive.
Subject: Mobile | July 15, 2008 - 12:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel's been talking up their Centrino 2 for so long that not a lot of what we are hearing today is news; most are things we;ve known about for quite a while. The focus is apparently on "performance, battery life, form factor, wireless and security", extending some, but attempting to shrink the form factor. Get the full story in Ryan's article, with slides from Intel as well as his perspective on Intel's second go at dominating the mobile world.
Subject: Mobile | July 15, 2008 - 11:27 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sunnyvale, Calif. - July 14, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, components, and systems, today introduced a new whitebook solution powered by the long awaited Intel Centrino 2 ("Montevina") platform. This state-of-the-art platform technology provides a breakthrough in mobile computing for higher performance, advanced connectivity, and longer battery life.
Subject: Mobile | July 15, 2008 - 11:24 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2008 - Intel Corporation unveiled its Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology products for laptops today, powered by five new Intel Core2 Duo processors. Close to 250 innovative consumer and business notebook PC designs are on the way, including those equipped with the right combination of powerful processors, graphics and battery life to enjoy viewing stunning high definition videos and myriad other computer and Internet activities.
Centrino Update for 2008
Intel's new Centrino 2 platform is formally debuted today and it includes quite a few new products and technologies including mobile 1066 MHz FSB processors, a new chipset and integrated graphics core, hybrid graphics support for IGP and discrete GPUs, draft-N wireless support and more!
Subject: Mobile | July 14, 2008 - 01:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The iPhone 3G has been touted by Apple as the solution to all your mobile communications needs. Ars Technica decided to test that out, comparing it to other smart phones and the original iPhone, as well as looking at it as a business tool like the Blackberry. You might not like some of the things that they found.
Subject: Mobile | July 9, 2008 - 05:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Alienware m15x gaming laptop sports all the specs you would expect; a 2.8Ghz X9000 C2D Extreme, a 512MB 8800M GTX and 4Gb of 667Mhz DDR2 memory. It also has the brand new Ripley design for it's overall looks and programmable LEDs behind just about every surface. If you can find a laptop that has those components, without those extras; you might be able to match the performance that Think Computers saw in their review for less than the $3,674 that particular m1
Subject: Mobile | July 8, 2008 - 11:07 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, CALIFORNIA (July 8th, 2008) - ASUS today introduces the new generation of Eee PC. The new models include revolutionary features that are designed to enhance efficiency and connectivity. With up to 7.8 hours of battery life, Eee PC users can enjoy portability while work, learn and play on-the-go.The all new Eee PC 901 and 1000 are equipped with built-in SSD (Solid State Drive) while the 1000 H adopts a 3.5" Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
Subject: Mobile | July 7, 2008 - 02:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The MSI Wind is the newest model in that strange new world of subnotebooks/UMPCs that has become a very competitive market. It is running an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz on a Intel 945GSE and ICH7M chipset and supports 1024x600 on it's 10" LCD, so you don't have to squint to badly to see text. HEXUS' favourite
feature has to be the keyboard, it's not full size but it is certainly bigger than the Eee's! Read on to see how well it fares.
Subject: Mobile | June 30, 2008 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews has more information on the upcoming Toshiba Qosmio, the x305 model in this case which has some rather nice sounding components. Built around a 3GHz Intel C2D, supporting up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM and with a pair of 200GB 7200rpm drives, the raw performance should be impressive. Add a 17" 1680x1050 screen powered by a mysterious nVIDIA Geforce 9800M GTX graphics with 1GB RAM and you have one impressive laptop.