An overview of the mobile market

Subject: Mobile | July 1, 2010 - 03:22 PM |
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AnandTech takes a look at the mobile market, laptops of the 14" or more variety as opposed to the now well established ultramobile segment.  These models eschew the Atoms, Ions and Neos of the world in favour of the more powerful CPUs that are mobile varieties of desktop CPUs with full capabilities and integrated graphics chipsets that have seen large performance increases recently.  Still not all are created equally and Anand covers the gamut from a $900 Acer Aspire to a $1505 ASUS G73Jh
that can game on a level comparable to many an enthusiasts desktop.  There are a lot of ch

Source: AnandTech

Lenovo and Toshiba Ready to Launch Google Android Netbooks

Subject: Mobile | June 29, 2010 - 10:13 AM |
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Toshiba and Lenovo are readying their fall launch of Google Android based netbooks.

Toshiba will be launching their new Dynabook line of products featuring NVIDIA Tegra 250 processor, Android, and a 10.1" glass. Also, Toshiba is readying two ARM based tablet PCs at the end of 2010 and will be manufactured by Pegatron (who is also manufacturing Asus' EeePad ARM tablet). One of these may be the dual-screen Libretto W100.

Source: Digitimes

Lenovo adds a touchscreen tablet to their lineup

Subject: Mobile | June 25, 2010 - 02:18 PM |
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If you are looking for something like the iPad or one of the many similar products that have recently hit the market but haven't found one that you like enough to pick up then Lenovo might have something for you.  It looks like your average Atom powered netbook, but the IdeaPad S10 has some tricks hidden inside.  The screen is capable of rotation, to the point where it can completely cover the keyboard, which is not an issue as this tablet-like machine has a touch screen. 

Source: InsideHW

Gateway Launches New "Chic" ID Series Notebooks - Slim with NVIDIA Optimus

Subject: Mobile | June 24, 2010 - 12:15 PM |
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Gateway has announced today two new Intel Core i3 / i5 slim 14" and 15" not

Intel Releases Updated Mobile CPUs - New Extreme and Low-Voltage Versions in Tow

Subject: Mobile | June 24, 2010 - 11:03 AM |
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Intel is updating their current line-up of mobile CPUs across the whole range of processor classes. Coming out first are new Core i7-940XM, i7-840QM, and i7-740QM processors for $1054, $546, and $364 USD respectively for 1000 part trays.

Source: Digitimes

MAINGEAR Launches New 17" eX-L 17 Notebook Featuring NVIDIA GTX480M

Subject: Mobile | June 23, 2010 - 10:57 PM |
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MAINGEAR, the makers of custom high-end gaming PCs and notebooks has released a new 17" model: the eX-L 17. What makes this system so special is that for the first time, you have the choice between NVIDIA and AMD DirectX 11 mobile GPU parts.

The eX-L 17 can be outfitted with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, GeForce GTX480M 2GB, and even an NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M. Like all other MAINGEAR systems, you get a choice of Intel CPUs, RAM, and hard drive configurations (including SSDs).

Source: Maingear

Mobile platform deathmatch: Intel versus AMD

Subject: Mobile | June 22, 2010 - 03:13 PM |
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In one corner is the $500 Acer Aspire 5542 with a dual core AMD Athlon II M300 CPU, the chipset is the AMD RS880M and the SB710 and the graphics are powered by the ATI Radeon HD 4200.  In the other corner is the $550 Gateway NV5933u with Intel's dual core i3-330M, the Intel HM55 chipset
and Intel's new HD Graphics.  It is not just the internals that they tested, as LCD quality and battery life also play a big part in determining a winner.  Can Intel's new integrated graphics push their performance closer to AMD's and does AMD's new chipset bring anything new to their mobile pla

Source: AnandTech

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