Introduction and Spec Sheet
This is a fairly basic laptop, but it also appears well equipped for multimedia duty. The review unit specifications are representative of the most basic Z560, which costs $699. There is a lot of competition in this segment from other solid laptops like the Sony EB series, the Samsung R580, the Toshiba E205 and others. Let’s see how the Z560 stacks up.
Subject: Mobile | October 7, 2010 - 02:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AVADirect created the Clevo X7200 for a different time, when humans were capable of carrying more than 10lbs without suffering a hernia or some newly invented syndrome with 18 syllables. It weighs about 13lbs and if you are still capable of walking under that heavy strain you will be porting around some serious power. A Core i7-980X, a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M with 2GB of GDDR, 9 GB of DDR3-1333 from Crucial power the 17.3" 1080p CCFL screen. Storage consists of a pair of 256GB Crucial Real SSDs in RAID 0 and a 500GB Seagate Momentus XT along with a Blu-Ray drive.&nbs
Subject: Mobile | September 30, 2010 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There have been more than a few reviews featuring a laptop that sports a current generation mobile nVIDIA GPU but not all of them have made it to market as they were reviewed, something that The Tech Report points out at the beginning of their new review. Now they have their hands on the Asus N82Jv
and with the extra features that this notebook offers, the wait might just have been worth it. With an Intel Core i5-450M, 4GB DDR3-1066 and sporting Optimus which allows you to switch between the GPU offered by
Subject: Mobile | September 23, 2010 - 01:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Secaucus, NJ, September 23, 2010 – Panasonic Solutions Company,
provider of collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support
solutions for government and commercial enterprises, today announced
the newest member of its Toughbook U1 ultra-mobile PC product family,
the Toughbook U1 Ultra. All Toughbook U1 products combine the
portability of a handheld computer, the benefits of a full Windows OS,
the durability needed for enterprise applications and a suite of
available integrated features.
Subject: Mobile | September 22, 2010 - 04:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The stats on the new ASUS N73JN are rather nice, an Intel Core i5-520M @ 2.4GHz with 4GB of memory, a pair of 320GB HDD and a Blu-Ray combo drive. The 17.3" 1600x900 LCD is powered by the nVIDIA GT325M GPU with 1GB of RAM so playing HD Blu-Ray movies is incredibly easy. The Inquirer even played Crysis:Warhead at 1280x1024 on medium graphics settings
successfully. This notebook is worth a look.
Subject: Mobile | September 15, 2010 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Inspiron from Dell is called the M101z and it is an AMD powered 11.6" netbook. Powered by the Athlon 2 Neo K325 @ 1.3GHz a pair of 2GB DDR3-1333 DIMMs from Samsung that actually run at 800MHz and the graphics are provided by the 785GX chipset, so a Radeon 4200 Series. Hardware Heaven was impressed with the internals but what really got them excited was the style apparent in the casing of this netbook.
Subject: Mobile | September 8, 2010 - 05:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The IFA electronics show in Berlin is the hotspot to get wind of the newest gadgets soon to be released upon the world and one of the more popular pieces of tech to be promoting are tablets. Samsung announced the 7" Galaxy Tab, Toshiba the Folio 100 and Archos unveiled three small Android based multimedia players and two tablets. The releases offer a mixed bag of sizes and as Digital Trends is quick to point out they face an uphill battle trying to take market sh
Subject: Mobile | September 3, 2010 - 02:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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."
Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:
More Mobile Articles
- GeForce 400M launches at IFA @ SemiAccurate
- NVIDIA 400M: DX11 Top to Bottom Solutions Now Available @ AnandTech
- NVIDIA's New GeForce 400M 3D Vision and Optimus Notebooks @ Legit Reviews
- NVIDIA's GeForce 400M Mobile GPUs: 7 New Fermis Introduced @ Hardware Canucks
- Ontario, Next AMD Netbook Platform - First Impressions @ InsideHW
- Thermaltake Massive23 LX Laptop Cooler @ Pro-Clockers
- Lenovo ThinkPad T410s Review @ TechReviewSource
- Samsung X130 Ultra-Mobile Notebook @ Funky Kit
- BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review: Keeping RIM's Flame Alive @ AnandTech
- Cryo Mercia Laptop System Review @ KitGuru
Subject: Mobile | September 1, 2010 - 05:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Mobile | August 27, 2010 - 02:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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