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...

Short On Storage Space

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

Flavoured Air

Subject: Mobile | March 20, 2008 - 02:55 PM |
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Don't like the taste of Mac OSX, but still want something nice and light like the Macbook Air.  Why not go with the familiar texture and taste of Windows?  It's a Santa Rosa notebook, so it really isn't that hard to do, assuming you've got a USB optical drive to plug into it. 

X-Bit Labs did a full install with Bootcamp and a bit of work, find out how.

Source: X-Bit Labs

The split personality of the ASUS U3S

Subject: Mobile | March 18, 2008 - 05:24 PM |
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The most interesting feature of the U3S is that it has two separate on-board graphics chips, not to be used for SLI or Crossfire.  The Intel GMA X3100 is for low powered usage and will extend battery life, the nVIDIA 8400M is for when you need graphical power and are plugged into a wall socket.  Drop by X-Bit Labs for more information on this 'stylishly mobile' ultra portable laptop.

Source: X-Bit Labs

The difference a little SLI can make

Subject: Mobile | March 14, 2008 - 02:19 PM |
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Gaming notebooks are really benefiting from SLI, perhaps more so than PCs.  Many PC cards can be overclocked, or have an oversized cooler slapped on them, and there is always liquid cooling and other arcane heat management techniques.  With mobile platforms, the tolerances are much tighter and large internal cards are simply not an option.   With SLI, there is a way to get more graphics power inside a small(ish) laptop, and let users have a good gaming experience.  AnandTech has reviewed the

Source: AnandTech

Cheap mobility

Subject: Mobile | March 11, 2008 - 05:23 PM |
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$400 can get you on the road with the Everex VA1500V, a 15" barebones notebook.  What you get on the laptop won't get you anything but strange looks at a LAN party, but it is an easy way to get a hold of everything you need on the road.  engadget has scoop, so head over there and check it out.

Source: engadget