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.
Subject: Mobile | September 21, 2007 - 03:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The brand new Blackberry Curve 8300 has been trimmed down in size and weight, as well as missing some features that many might consider necessary. Neither Wi-Fi nor 3G are supported, your only wireless connection is via EDGE, which is good enough for many people, but has caused some head scratching. There are some other nice features that may make 8800 users jealous, check them out at Hardware Zone.
Subject: Mobile | September 19, 2007 - 03:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
... or in some cases maybe a bribe. Ars Technica examines the Lenovo ThinkPad T61, the HP Pavilion dv6500t , Sony's VAIO VGN-FZ180 and the Toshiba Satellite A205-S4617, all priced between $1,200 to $1,400, if you don't count the Blu-Ray player on the Sony. They rate the laptops on a number of different areas, focusing more on portability and productivity than gaming, which is a good thing in the case of the Toshiba.
Subject: Mobile | September 12, 2007 - 02:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Lenovo's new ThinkPad T61p sports a 15.4" display, which is nothing interesting, but the display goes to 1920x1200, which is. Driving that is a QuadroFX 570M with 256MB, so you won;t be gaming, but your multimedia will look great. You should see what other features Digital Trends uncovered in this Santa Rosa based notebook.
"The T61p is a very capable and powerful notebook that should be on any cubicle jockey or road warrior's wish list."
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Subject: Mobile | September 11, 2007 - 11:18 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 10 September 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that OQO Inc. is the first manufacturer to ship the 1.6GHz VIA C7-M ULV processor in the latest configurations of its award-winning model 02 product line.
The higher-speed processor in this update of the OQO model 02 - the world’s smallest full-featured Windows Vista PC – further increases the device's performance and thus enables mobile professionals to enhance their anytime/anywhere productivity.
Subject: Mobile | September 6, 2007 - 02:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ultraportable Dell XPS M1330 is up for review at the Hardware Zone. It sports a widescreen 13.3" WXGA TrueLife LED monitor, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, and a T7700, all in a 2kg package, including the battery. As you would expect, the notebook is customizable depending on whether you need a more powerful version, or just a portable workstation. Along with the new chipset comes a new shell design,
Subject: Mobile | September 4, 2007 - 11:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Packard Bell, one of the leading consumer electronics brands in Europe, today announced the launch of its new EasyNote XS, a 7-inch notebook which combines advanced portability with a full featured PC running Windows XP Home Edition. Designed to be your everyday mobile companion, it's the perfect choice for mobile users that find full-sized notebooks too big and PDAs too limited.
Subject: Mobile | August 31, 2007 - 01:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AC Ryan has released a universal notebook external battery, called MobiliT. It weighs about 1.5lbs, and provides 6600 mAH (105WH), and lives up to it's universal claim by coming with 8 output tips and input connectors. DV Hardware found adding 2 hours or more of power on the go was well worth the price.
Subject: Mobile | August 27, 2007 - 05:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are going to spend the money to get an Alienware laptop, what is the point in going with the basic model? AnandTech asked themselves that when they decided to review the Area-51 m9750, and then busied themselves adding the extras that make Alienware the envy of laptop gamers everywhere. Read on to see what they ended up adding to the machine, and how much it set them back to get blazing hot graphics on a laptop.
The Satellite P205-S6287 is our first opportunity to review a Toshiba product. This huge "desktop replacement" notebook features the Core 2 Duo T5300 processor running at 1.73 GHz.