Subject: Mobile | December 21, 2006 - 05:38 PM | Ryan Shrout
We've known this was coming for some time, and now it looks like 2007 will be the year the shift takes place.
However, it seems that 2007 could be the year that notebooks, more than desktops, become the bigger revenue generator for major PC makers like Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo.
The first hints of this sea change in the PC market can be found buried deep in a Merrill Lynch financial report written Dec.
Subject: Mobile | December 21, 2006 - 01:32 AM | Ryan Shrout
We'll be meeting with VIA while at CES next month, and the UMPC definitely seems to be where VIA is heading.
VIA Technologies is restructuring its business and taking aim at the Ultra-Mobile PCs (UMPCs) market, with the company expecting solid growth in the segment in 2007, according to VIA Technologies president and CEO, Wen-chi Chen.
Chen also indicated that 2008 and 2009 will be a turning point for VIA in the UMPC market.
Subject: Mobile | December 20, 2006 - 12:34 PM | Ryan Shrout
HardOCP has reviewed a notebook from a company called Twinhead that claims to be spill proof and quite durable for everyday use. Are they impressed at all though?
What we've got here is a very basic, but very reliable, mobile computing solution. What it lacks in cutting edge technology, it makes up for in physical endurance.
Subject: Mobile | December 13, 2006 - 03:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Laptops have come a long way in the past 6 years. With Alienware and others putting high end gaming components into their systems, it quickly becomes apparent that battery technology just hasn't kept pace. The Tech Zone looks at batteries in general, and the top 5 technologies that are most likely to take us into the future.
Subject: Mobile | December 6, 2006 - 01:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and HONG KONG,
Dec. 6, 2006 — Intel Corporation today announced design completion of
its first mobile WiMAX baseband chip. Combined with the company's
previously announced single-chip, multi-band WiMAX/Wi-Fi radio, the
pair creates a complete chipset called the IntelÂ® WiMAX Connection
2300. This development marks another major step in Intel's efforts to
deliver an 'always best connected' mobile Internet experience for
future laptops and mobile devices.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and HONG KONG,
Subject: Mobile | December 6, 2006 - 01:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Driver Heaven reviews the monstrous and appropriately named Rock Extreme SL Pro, a 20 inch, 4.9kg (15lbs) laptop. You will get a workout carrying this beast around, but it us worth it, it gets an average of 78fps in F.E.A.R. running at 1400x1050 with 4xAA and 16xAniostropic Filtering. If you want a portable gaming beast and have $5000 burning a hole in your pocket, you should think about buying a Rock.
Subject: Mobile | November 23, 2006 - 01:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware reviews the ASUS Lamborghini VX1. They expected a sleek body, awesome power for gaming, maybe to the point of overheating issues, and a fairly low battery life ... sort of a PC equivalent to a Lamborghini. Read the full review to find out if ASUS could come close to meeting expectations.
You can see Jon's take on this machine at the top of the news page.
Subject: Mobile | November 17, 2006 - 01:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fremont, CA: Nov. 10th,
2006 - ASUS, a leading provider of high-performance notebook computers,
today announced its fist two notebooks designed for mobile gamers. Based
on the latest Intel CentrinoÂ® Duo Mobile Technology with advanced graphic
solutions, the G1 and G2 revolutionize the way games are played: blistering
speed and true-to-life video and audio performances - on the go!
Introduction and Specs
The Asus-Lamborghini VX1 is a bold laptop in terms of style and price. Branded laptops are nothing new, but this one is special. How special? We dissect this laptop to find out!
Subject: Mobile | November 13, 2006 - 04:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Thinkpad is no slouch with a 1920x1200 LCD panel and an ATI FireGL V5200, powered by a Core 2 Duo and up to 4 gigs of RAM. Add to that the reliability of the Thinkpad series and the limited amount of extra software installed, HotHardware may have found the best Lenovo laptop yet.
'In 2005 IBM sold the Thinkpad line to Chinese computer maker, Lenovo making it the 3rd largest computer vendor in the
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