nVIDIA to bring 120Hz LCDs and 3DVision to the mobile platform

Subject: Mobile | September 3, 2010 - 02:02 PM |
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The ageing 300M series of embedded mobile GPUs is being updated with the predictably named 400M series.  That family will consist of the GeForce GTX 470M, GTX 460M, GT 445M, GT 435M, GT425M, GT420M, and GT415M all of which will bring more than just improved performance.  They will all support Optimus technology and will support 3DVision when paired with a 120Hz screen.  Walking around with nVIDIA's stereoscopic glasses make seem a bit odd but this might help nVIDIA come to the forefront of providing 3D display technologies.  Drop by The Tech Report for the detailed specs.

"At long last, Nvidia has a top-to-bottom lineup of DirectX 11 mobile graphics processors. The company has introduced seven new GeForce 400M-series graphics processors, which will complement the company's existing, GF100- based GeForce GTX 480M."

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ION2 brings Optimus to the netbook

Subject: Mobile | September 1, 2010 - 05:40 PM |
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The ASUS 1215N is a 12.1" netbook with an unexpected secret, within the casing are two GPUs.  For casual usage the power saving Intel GMA 3150 and when extra graphical power is needed to make the 1366x768 LCD really work then nVIDIA's ION2 is there to take over, just as you would see in an Optimus based system.  InsideHW managed to get quick peek at a display model and you can read about their impressions over here.

Source: InsideHW

An ultrathin 13" notebook from Toshiba powered by AMD's Nile

Subject: Mobile | August 27, 2010 - 02:23 PM |
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The Toshiba T235D sports some nice features behind its 13.3" 1366x768 LCD, a dual core Neo K625 @ 1.5GHz, 2x2GB DDR3-800 and it is a Radeon HD 4225
that provides the graphical power.  It weighs under 4lbs with a 6 cell battery installed and is between 0.7" to 1.03" thick.  The gaming performance is nothing to brag about but general performance shows improvement over the previous generation of mobile AMD solutions.  If you are look

Source: AnandTech

ASUS prepping new dual-core ION 2 Eee PC

Subject: Mobile | August 26, 2010 - 01:23 PM |
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According to a story over at Engadget ASUS has announced a pair of new Eee PC's based on the newly unveiled Intel dual-core Atom Z550-series processors.  It should come as no surprise though as ASUS is usually on top of these new technology releases.  One of the two models will be the Eee PC 1015PEM that uses the 1.5 GHz Atom N550 processor and will feature the Intel integrated graphics and come with 2GB of DDR3 memory for about $450 US.

Source: engadget
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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Apple
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Overview

Despite the difference in materials, the MacBook essentially has the same physical specifications as the MacBook Pro. The display size is 13.3 inches, and unlike most PC laptops, the MacBook still has a display aspect ratio of 16:10. The MacBook is a powerful laptop for its size, both in terms of processing power and graphics power.

2.4GHz Bamboo, the new U33Jc notebook from ASUS

Subject: Mobile | August 23, 2010 - 12:18 PM |
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ASUS' new U33Jc-A1 is a 13.3" notebook with an interesting look as it sports bamboo panelling on the outside and below the keyboard when opened.  Inside lies a 2.4GHz i3-370M, 4GB DDR3-1066
on an HM55 board with Optimus to control the GeForce GT 310M with 1GB GDDR3 that powers the 1366x768 LCD screen.  The Tech Report noticed a few blemishes on the laptops software and lackluster graphics but were quite taken by the look and would happily recommend the notebook to a fashion conscious non-gamer.

HP takes on the office with the HP ProBook 6540b

Subject: Mobile | August 17, 2010 - 12:05 PM |
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It might historically have been the sole feeding grounds of IBM and then Lenovo but that hasn't stopped HP from making incursions into the providing office and mobile professionals with their own line of notebooks.  The new HP ProBook 6540b is a 16" laptop with a dual core i5 430M @ 2.26 GHz, 2GB DDR3, a 320GB HDD and Intel's GMA HD driving the 15.6", 1366x768 display.  There is a long list of connectors on this laptop, including DisplayPort which seems to be substituting for HDMI.  It is fairly heavy and the battery life is not terribly long, neither of which is a disadvantage

Source: InsideHW

Keeping your lap and your laptop cool in the summer heat

Subject: Mobile | August 9, 2010 - 06:39 PM |
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Toronto, Canada has been having a very warm summer which makes it the perfect testing ground for three new laptop coolers from Antec, the Basic, Mini, and Designer.  The Basic model is very much that, a basic way to get some airflow underneath the laptop and is best suited for netbooks and notebooks under 14".  Next the Mini which refers more to the size of the cooler, which is active, than to the size of the laptop expected.  Finally the Designer which is also active and significantly more heavy duty than the other two cooler. 

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Manufacturer: Antec
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A Notebook Cooler for Everyone

Heat is the enemy of all electronics, and cooling a notebook properly can be a challenge. To help prolong the life of your investment, Antec has two super quiet coolers, and one passive notebook stand that help promote better airflow.

Is this one insurance policy you can't afford to pass up?

Eurocom Debuts Gaming Notebooks with NVIDIA Optimus - Optimus. Done Your Way.

Subject: Mobile | August 5, 2010 - 10:35 PM |
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Here at PC Perspective, we've covered NVIDIA Optimus thoroughly by examining the underlaying technology and also products that integrate it (see our review of the 16" Asus N61v). We haven't been shy about recommending Optimus as something worth getting and our review of the Asus U30Jc shows it can help achieve a stunning 7+ hours of operation.