Subject: Mobile | April 19, 2010 - 01:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Running out and buying an LCD monitor with a Viewsonic name on it certainly makes sense, but what about a netbook? The 13.3-inch ViewBook Pro is exactly that, with a Core2 Duo SU7300 inside along with 2GB of DDR2 and an Intel 4 Series Express onboard GPU. It comes with two batteries, which can be used together to bring the battery life under full load from 2h39m to 4h20m, fairly respectable usage. The only major problem seems to be the netbooks unavailability, not even the Viewsonic page will list a retailer or price.
Subject: Mobile | April 15, 2010 - 05:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Mobile | April 15, 2010 - 01:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Instead of an Atom processor, the MSI Wind 12 U230 netbook features an AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335 inside of it with an AMD RS-780MN chipset which means an ATI Radeon HD3200 powers the graphics. The battery life falls short of spectacular, 4h30m at idle and 3h35m of DVD playback putting it slightly ahead of the Atom as far as raw power efficiency goes. When you take a look a
The Asus G51J 3D has the traits of a great mobile gaming system - 120Hz display, latest NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, and a nice design. However, to gain 3D Vision, the user may be forced to make some sacrifices. Read our review to see what these trade-offs are and if we think they are worth it.
Subject: Mobile | April 13, 2010 - 11:33 AM | Ryan Shrout
UPDATE: Looks like the new MacBook Pros do NOT use any form of NVIDIA Optimus technology. Check the bottom of the article of the update!
Subject: Mobile | April 8, 2010 - 04:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Toshiba Satellite series has been around for a long time and there are probably some of the originals still running. They were known to be heavy and to produce prodigious amounts of heat but they were also nigh indestructible. The
new series, specifically the Satellite U505-S2010 is up for review at Digital Trends. Inside is a 2.26GHz Core i5 with 4GB of RAM, and the Intel GMA HD for graphics, on the outside is a 13.3" 1280 x 80
Subject: Mobile | April 2, 2010 - 03:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not everyone is satisfied with a 13.1" screen, no matter how sleek the form factor it is attached to is. For serious mobile viewing satisfaction something like the Gateway NV7901u with a 17.3" 1600 x 900 screen seems more appropriate. There is of course a trade off as it weighs 7.4lbs and will probably be quite noticeable after carrying for a while. Inside is a Core i5 430M and 4GB of DDR-3 1066, a full 1GB of which is dedicated to a Radeon Mobility 5650.
Subject: Mobile | March 31, 2010 - 02:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The ASUS UL50Vf has a Core2Duo SU7300 @ 1.3 GHz, 4 GB DDR3 1066MHz and a Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset with ICH9M but the start of the notebook is the NVIDIA GeForce G 210M with 512MB GDDR3 and Optimus Technology. That means that your nVIDIA GPU will have the ability to turn its self off and on as your programs demand it. That pushes the average idle battery life into the realm of the netbook though perhaps not the full claimed 12 hours. Under load the battery life is reduced but still beats some Eee systems and other notebooks.
Subject: Mobile | March 26, 2010 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
IBM's ThinkPad series, now brought to you by Lenovo, has an iconic no nonsense business like look. Square edges, a matte black coating, they are probably one of the most recognizable pieces of tech on the planet.
Subject: Mobile | March 22, 2010 - 10:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
Since our initial look back in February at NVIDIA's Optimus technology and how it can drastically change the way mobile computing is accomplished with discrete GPUs, we have seen the product officially roll out and even have notebooks for sale. ASUS was the first major partner, with models like the N61J-X2 offering discrete graphics and integrated in a truly user frien