Introduction and Specifications
If you told me two years ago that Alienware would be selling an 11.6” gaming laptop I would have called you insane, yet here we are. The reason I would have doubted the future of such a laptop is the engineering challenge that exists whenever powerful hardware is crammed into a small frame. Gaming laptops are generally thick, heavy monsters with displays over 15 inches because that's the size required to pack in and cool gaming hardware. And what does the M11x pack in?
Subject: Mobile | December 6, 2010 - 01:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Nook Color has been rooted to limited fanfare, perhaps less that it deserves considering what it can do. For instance, it is capable of playing Angry Birds “as smoothly as on the Galaxy Tab,” and with an 800MHz Cortex processor should handle productivity tasks. The rooting process is still being smoothed out and you can see how to do it yourself thanks to Slashdot.
RAGE for iOS
Teased at QuakeCon this year, RAGE HD for iOS devices impressed everyone with its visual fidelity. Will this game live up to the hype? Read on to find out.
Subject: Mobile | November 19, 2010 - 02:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Netbooks being trimmed down laptops, it seems logical that a trimmed down OS will help the little PCs run a bit faster when it comes to booting, loading programs and resuming from sleep. Slashdot found someone who didn't want to make that assumption and took an Asus Eee PC 1008HA
and loaded it with WinXP, Win7 and Ubuntu to see just how the netbook performed doing a variety of common tasks. Follow the link to see how these OSes fared.
Introduction and Design
Now we have the ASUS U series Bamboo laptops, which try to class up the market by adding real bamboo to the lid and palmrest. The U33JC is the smallest of the family, and it feels familiar – the price, overall design and hardware is reminiscent of ASUS U30JC, which received an Editor’s Choice Award from this site in July.
Subject: Mobile | November 11, 2010 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is news that will bring joy to the heart of any mobile user wanting a big performance gain and a power use drop, the tiny, DIMM shaped MacBook Air SSDs upgrades we saw hint of last are not a proprietary Apple design. Toshiba is already releasing 3 models, 64Gb, 128GB, and 256GB
which can be used in any laptops, as it turns out this is a rather simple aesthetic change and not a complete change in design. Photofast is already working on a model that wi
Subject: Mobile | November 8, 2010 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
InsideHW assembled a team of 10 notebooks, from a variety of manufacturers that covers a large gamut of price and performance. All the notebooks tested are at least theoretically gaming class notebooks, though some are more powerful than others. See which models offer the best value as well as raw power and extra peripherals right here.
Subject: Mobile | November 2, 2010 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the total redesign of Intel's Atom processor, similar to what they did with Clarkdale, the old ION platform will not work with the new Atoms from Intel. Undaunted, nVIDIA redesigned the ION 2 to work with CPUs that have parts of the North Bridge onboard and updated the IGP with a part that is roughly similar in performance to an nVIDIA GeForce 210 (ie. GT219). Drop by X-bit Labs to see how much better this platform performs compared to Intel's Pine Trail.
Subject: Mobile | October 28, 2010 - 12:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Matt had a chance to play with the Dell Inspiron M101z, a netbook which you may have read about before. At 11.6" it is rather tiny but hides an Athlon Neo processor as well as a Radeon HD4225 and DDR3 inside. See what he thought of this mobile PC that tries to bridge the gap between netbooks and notebooks while staying at or under the $500 mark.
The question of whether the M101z is really a netbook or laptop is certainly open. Its size, price and performance makes it difficult to categorize. Given the uncertainty, I will bow to Dell’s marketing department – they’ve made the M101z a part of the Dell Inspiron laptop line rather than a part of the Dell Mini netbook line.