Centrino is out, but who is in?
Rumors, rumors, rumors. We seem to be hearing these about Apple on a daily basis and most recently about a possible move away from Intel's chipset technologies on the MacBook line of products. Though we don't often delve into the world of Apple we spent some time researching where Apple might go for a chipset replacement and the pieces came together rather easily.
Subject: Mobile | July 25, 2008 - 01:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Eee is growing up with the release of the 901 and 1000 models. t-break tried out the 8.9" Eee PC 901, which has a larger SSD along with the larger screen and a battery that is rated to last 5 hours. Probably the nicest change, apart from the 1024*600 resolution; is the processor which is now an Atom running at 1.6GHz. Read the full review to see what else the new Eee has in store for you.
Subject: Mobile | July 22, 2008 - 05:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Wondering what all the hype about the free games and apps that are available for the new iPhone? Heard awful things about how the accelerometer handles games like Super Monkey ball, or just how much fun a free game can be? I4U has spotted a little game called Aurora Feint, and not only did they try it out, they liked it! If you have recently spent several hours in line in front of a store to get your hot new gadget and activation, check out the review.
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