Prehensile Power

Subject: Mobile | January 29, 2008 - 10:10 AM |
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[H]ard|OCP reviewed the Powermonkey, a very handy device if you are on the road and find yourself with a gadget that is running low on power.  It has a wall socket adapter that can handle around 130 different countries plugs, and can charge a huge amount of phones, PDAs and other mobile devices.  There is also a Powergorilla for your laptop.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

MSI using Intel Diamondville to combat Asus Eee PC

Subject: Mobile | January 29, 2008 - 08:25 AM |
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According to Engadget MSI is working on an Eee PC competitor using Intel's Diamondville, ultra-low power processing platform.

Source: engadget

Squeal like a pig

Subject: Mobile | January 21, 2008 - 02:41 PM |
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Make your Eee squeal out it's name and beg for mercy with the help of these tips from Hack a Day.  Adding all the functionality will take some time, and a certain amount of skill, but this huge write up gives you a chance to make the Eee all that it can be.

Source: Hack a Day

Intel Penryn mobile chips delayed

Subject: Mobile | January 15, 2008 - 08:27 AM |
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This has got to be one of the weakest news "sources" I have ever seen: a report from a guy that got a message from resellers from a Lenovo rep.  But hey, it sounds good, right?  The rumor speaks that Intel's 45nm Penryn-based chips are seeing some delays - and this is not the first time we've heard of this - and that notebook vendors worldwide are in for a swift kick in the ass from customers. 

Source: engadget

Wonder where your Santa Rosa refresh is?

Subject: Mobile | January 15, 2008 - 08:23 AM |
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If you have been curious about the lack of Santa Rosa-based platform notebooks recently, part of it might be the upcoming Montevina platform's fault.  According to this story, with the launch of Montevina, and the updated Intel processors for it, coming in in May, some vendors are planning on by-passing the refresh launched just this January.

There are a TON of CPUs set to be unveiled for Montevina including some that go as low as 10 watts TDP! 

Source: Digitimes

A smaller die size embiggens the battery

Subject: Mobile | January 9, 2008 - 11:48 AM |
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The new mobile Penryn processors didn't gain an incredible amount of speed or power along with their die shrink, in fact they use less power which should translate into longer battery life.  AnandTech had the chance to test this theory and it turns out to be true.  The added time you can expect does depend on your chosen application, but the lowest increase AnandTech saw was a gain of 23 minutes in Reader 2007.  You even get a boost in the benchmarks they ran to make the deal even more a

Source: AnandTech

ASUS Unveils the New G70 Gaming Notebook Featuring NVIDIA SLI Technology

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2008 - 10:21 AM |
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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV (JANUARY 7, 2008) - ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook design and manufacturing, today unveiled its new ASUS G70 notebook featuring powerful dual-graphics based on the highly acclaimed NVIDIA SLI technology, as well as the support of dual hard drives and 8GB of system memory for optimal transfer rates.

Source: ASUS

It's like a small breed dog, with less cleaning up to do

Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2008 - 08:57 AM |
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Sure, as The Tech Report points out, the Eee 4G isn't exactly butch, and you might feel a little embarrassed about being seeing walking with it, but then again it is easy to hide.  Weighing in at 2 lbs and taking up as much room as 2 CD cases side by side, the Eee can be easily taken anywhere, and is a lot more useful than a dog in a purse.  Check out just what the $400 Eee 4G can do in their full rev

ASUS P527 GPS Smart Phone Revolutionizes Cellular Experiences

Subject: Mobile | January 3, 2008 - 02:56 PM |
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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV (JANUARY 3, 2008) - ASUS, today announced plans to launch its award-winning GPS smart phone in the United States early this year.

The P527 took home the prestige of CES Innovation Design and Engineering award for 2008. This latest cellular innovation from ASUS is designed to provide users with simple access to the latest GPS technology. Among the host of versatile functions, Travelog and Location Courier have been crowned as the most unique features on the P527.

Source: ASUS

ASUS Unveils World's First Terabyte Notebook at CES 2008

Subject: Mobile | January 3, 2008 - 02:54 PM |
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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV (JANUARY 3, 2008) - ASUS, worldwide leader in component and notebook PC design and manufacturing, today unveiled the world's first one-terabyte notebook in collaboration with Hitachi Global Storage Technologies.

ASUS announced that the new Travelstar 5K500 (500 GB 2.5 Inch hard drive) from Hitachi has been integrated into the ASUS M series multimedia notebook PCs. The new ASUS M50 and M70 will ship with two of the Travelstar 5K500 to provide unprecedented storage capacity for high definition media and personal data.

Source: ASUS