Prodigal Son(y) Returns - Selling AMD Notebooks Again

Subject: Mobile | June 22, 2010 - 09:55 AM |
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The last time Sony sold an AMD notebook, 400GB spindle hard drives were still considered "huge", Apple announced it was moving to Intel processors,  and Firefox was still wearing diapers!

Source: engadget

NEC to Release LifeTouch Tablet in Japan in October - Scares Little Children

Subject: Mobile | June 18, 2010 - 10:42 AM |
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NEC will be releasing their LifeTouch tablet in Japan this October. The unit will be running Android 2.1, supports 800x480 resolution, and weighs just 400 grams. Under the hood will be an ARM Cortex A8 processor (no word on the speed), 256MB RAM, SD slot, a full and mini USB port, 801.11b/g WiFi, GPS, 3MP camera, and up to 8 hours of battery life.

Lenovo Readies IdeaPad Y560D 3D Notebook with AMD Radeon - Wait... What?

Subject: Mobile | June 18, 2010 - 10:07 AM |
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You read that right. Lenovo is preparing to release the IdeaPad Y560D - a 15.4" notebook featuring an ATI HD5730 mobile GPU and the ability to view 3D content using DDD's TriDef. Thus far, the stereoscopic 3D world has been dominated by NVIDIA and their 3D Vision technology (which we have reviewed previously and tested on the Asus G51J-3D), so this is the first AMD GPU based product supporting 3D in some way.

Source: Lenovo

Getting a decent gaming laptop for just over a grand

Subject: Mobile | June 16, 2010 - 05:48 PM |
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If you are looking for a speedy laptop then the MSI GX640 review on AnandTech is a must see.  The 2.26GHz dual core i5-430M should be able to keep up with the star component, the Mobility Radeon HD 5850 1GB and having 4GB of DDR3-1333 certainly doesn't hurt either.  You will be pushing that HD5850 fairly hard with a 15.4" @ 1680x1050 screen, though that screen and the 7200RPM HDD are going to be pushing your 9-cell 85Wh battery just as hard.  MSI has made mobile gaming a little bit more acc

Source: AnandTech

Toshiba's New Notebooks with NVIDIA Optimus and 3D Vision - Get Yours this Weekend

Subject: Mobile | June 15, 2010 - 11:20 PM |
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Toshiba is announcing today a pair of new laptops that leverage NVIDIA's Optimus and 3D Vision technology.

First up is the Satellite A665 that comes with a 16" screen and a choice of Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 processors, or a AMD Phenom II Quad Core CPU (no word on the processor models and speeds). NVIDIA Optimus can be found on the Intel SKUs, although the press release only specifies "select models".

Source: Toshiba

Asus Eee T101MT Finally Being Released .... in Japan

Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 01:53 PM |
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The long awaited Asus Eee T101MT is finally going to be released... but in Japan. The Eee T101MT is an Intel Atom based netbook with a convertible screen for a tablet-style interaction. The screen is 10.1" with 1024x600 resolution, WiFi, Bluetooth, an Atom N450 CPU, and 2GB of RAM.

It will begin selling in Japan next week at a cool 62800 Yen, or about $685 dollars. While I like the design and the concept, I think the price will make many customers think twice. It's definitely a niche product which I suppose justifies the price tag.

Fujitsu's New Lifebook AH Series has Hands-Free "Natal Like" Interface

Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 01:30 PM |
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It seems Fujitsu has solved one of life's biggest computing annoyances - the pervasive problem that you need to use a mouse or keyboard to interact with a computer. The new Lifebook AH series features a special camera that is designed to track your hand movements. In the preview posted at Akihabara News, a middle-aged man is seen making awkward (and perhaps even suggestive) circular motions in the air which allowed him to control the Windows Media Player.

Pick up a Packard Bell netbook

Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 12:39 PM |
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Packard Bell is a name you may not have heard in a while though that does not mean that they are gone, proof being the new DOT S2 Atom based netbook.  The stats look familiar to anyone who has seen an Atom based netbook, the difference is in the shell and keypad.  The model that t-break had in for review was a pure white exterior with silver highlights.  The keyboard is well designed, giving as much room for the keys as possible while still leaving enough of a gap that you shouldn't hit mor

Source: t-break
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Intro, Specs, and Packaging

The MSI Wind U230 with AMD components has potential to be an Intel Atom / NVIDIA ION killer. The performance and price is right, so why wouldn't you get one? We dig a bit deeper. What is notable from these specifications is the Athlon 64 X2 L335 CPU which is dual-core and (more or less) comparable to the Intel Atom 330. There is also HDMI out which is something that will come in handy for connecting an external display.

iPhone 4, begat of iPhone 3, begat of ...

Subject: Mobile | June 7, 2010 - 04:44 PM |
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The time has come and the new iPhone, plus the new iPhone OS is upon us and we can finally see how it stacks up to the current competition.  Engadget matches it with the EVO 4G in their overview here, listing the most important things that they know for sure.  The screen on the iPhone 4 is slightly smaller, but with a higher resolution which ought to make browsing a little more attractive.  The primary camera of the iPhone has a few less megapixels than the competition but then again it is

Source: engadget