Cooling for the laptops that need it

Subject: Mobile | November 27, 2007 - 12:03 PM |
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Tiny notebooks can produce some heat with their 14.1" screens, but they are nothing compared to the larger gaming style laptops with their 17" displays and more powerful components.  Evercool's widescreen laptop cooler, called the Space Station for reasons best known to their marketers, will keep your large laptop nice and cool, although Virtual-Hideout recommends picking up Micro QuietFeet Sticky Feet to help with airflow.

Build your own laptop

Subject: Mobile | November 20, 2007 - 03:23 PM |
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ASUS is trying the upgradeable laptop idea again, this time with their C90S.  It comes with a lot already, from a high quality screen, stereo speakers and a finger reader and 4 cooling fans, among other things.  The big feature is that by removing only 4 screws, you have access to the interior of the laptop, and can start swapping out parts.  See how well this worked for Neoseeker in their full review.

Source: Neoseeker

Back to the paperless book

Subject: Mobile | November 14, 2007 - 03:33 PM |
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Sony revists the eBook with their Sony Reader, a 7"x5"x.3" e-book reader.  In a move from their usual ebooks they have not included only proprietary inputs, this will accept SD cards and will play AAC and MP3 files.  If you are even a little tempted, check out the review at Ars Technica to see the other new tricks that are included in this 9oz reader.

Source: Ars Technica

Vista and Santa Rosa, dream or nightmare?

Subject: Mobile | November 9, 2007 - 01:15 PM |
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If you head over to X-bit Labs, you can learn a lot about Santa Rosa.  They start off by covering all the features included on Intel's new mobile platform and how laptops that conform to their standard should operate.  Then they jump straight into real life testing, with 3 Santa Rosa notebooks, so you can see how this standard actually performs.

Source: X-Bit Labs

The bionic notebook

Subject: Mobile | November 6, 2007 - 10:31 AM |
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ASUS has rebuilt the idea of a notebooks physical construction with the U1F Ultra Compact notebook.  The shell is formed from carbon fibre, giving it great strength without adding to the weight, extras like a backlit LCD that is 1366x768 and treated with some special goop from ASUS that is designed to make the image much better than other screens.  Drop by X-bit Labs to

Source: X-Bit Labs

The internets are full of pervs

Subject: Mobile | October 31, 2007 - 10:40 AM |
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With the Eee from ASUS finally being sold, and released to reviewers, we can expect to see lots of reviews of this slightly more expensive than advertised, but still small and light notebook to appear.  Normal, well adjusted sites, like us here at PC Perspective, opened up the Eee to test how well it runs and what software it comes with.  Other, morally challenged, sites like TweakTown took the arrival of an Eee in their testing labs as

Source: TweakTown

A handy guide for the partial upgrader

Subject: Mobile | October 30, 2007 - 12:06 PM |
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AnandTech has published a guide that anyone looking at picking up a Wolfdale or Yorkfeild processor.  After speaking with the major motherboard manufacturers they have compiled a list of motherboards that will be compatible with the new CPUs.  In many cases it is as simple as a BIOS flash, but there is some bad news as well.

Source: AnandTech
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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

The Asus Eee PC 701 is a super small and light notebook that uses a solid-state hard drive and a custom Linux operating system to bring it down to a $300 price point. It has a 7 inch screen and weighs just about 2 lbs making it one of the most mobile systems you will find.

nVIDIA plans to invade the mobile market

Subject: Mobile | October 26, 2007 - 08:49 AM |
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According to discussions Ars Technica has had with nVIDIA, the GPU maker is working on developing mobile versions of their graphic processors to be used in phones.  Instead of relying strictly on gamers, they want to be the ones to supply the hardware that people use to watch YouTube or stream video with on their smart phones.  It isn't as easy as just jumping in and making chips though, so read on to explore the implications of choosing ARM over x86, and what their competition

Source: Ars Technica

Mobile cooling for the big guys

Subject: Mobile | October 23, 2007 - 09:05 AM |
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Keeping a smaller laptop cool is important, but it is the big 17" or 19"ers that someone has managed to shoehorn an SLI setup into that really need serious cooling.  Dragon Steel Mods has posted a review of the Vizo Ninja II (Sumo Size) Laptop Cooler, for larger size notebooks.  It is the better part of 3 pounds of aluminium, so the portability isn't wonderful, but your 17" notebook isn't made of feathers either.  It was certainly capable of cooling o