Subject: Mobile | October 31, 2007 - 01:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Mobile | October 30, 2007 - 03:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
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.
Subject: Mobile | October 26, 2007 - 11:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Mobile | October 23, 2007 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Mobile | October 16, 2007 - 05:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gigabyte has certainly been diversifying their product lines recently. The newest is the U60 UMPC, a 1GHz VIA C7-M, 704 MB of DDR2 667MHz PC2-5300 and runs WinXP SP2. TweakTown immediately ran 3DMark2001 SE and managed a score of 901 ... this little 740g UMPC ran all the tests, try that on another manufacturers UMPC! The final verdict was "The GIGABYTE U60 is the equivalent of your desktop PC five years ago."
Subject: Mobile | October 11, 2007 - 03:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The next generation of Centrino, Santa Rosa in other words, is showing off the strengths of Intel's mature mobile platform. The MSI MegaBook PR200X is the newest notebook from MSI and sports a C2D T7300 at 2 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, a 12.1 display and some thing kind ogf new. They call it Intel Turbo Memory, and is essentially Vista's ReadyBoost for Centrino platforms. Read on over at InsideHW.
Subject: Mobile | October 4, 2007 - 06:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
boingboing has noticed that an ambitious hacker has finally found a use for Apples failed PDA, the Newton. Since he lives in Britain, the hack works much better than it does in North America, but the chances are good going on great that this is only a temporary problem. If you are wondering what exactly this hacker has done, he has turned the Newton into an iPhone ... more or less.
Subject: Mobile | September 28, 2007 - 01:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For $99 you can get a Zonbu with a 2 year subscription to their online storage service, or $249 without. As it only has 4GBs of flash memory onboard, the online storage can come in very handy, but that same fact keeps the power drain below 13W! It comes pre-loaded with Gentoo Linux and FireFox, the Evolution mail client, OpenOffice.org, the Gimp and more.
Subject: Mobile | September 26, 2007 - 02:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Panasonic Toughbook series is designed to take the abuse that most notebooks receive at some point in their lives, often just before they fail. XYZ Computers reviews the W5 model, which has a Core Duo U2400, and 1.5GB of DDR-533 and weighs in at about 2.9lbs. They have trimmed down on a few extras, like a wide screen backlit LCD, but the overall design feels nice and spacious and sturdy. Too bad that XYZ didn't try testing it to destructino though.