Apple updates MacBook Pro line with NVIDIA Optimus and new Intel CPUs

Subject: Mobile | April 13, 2010 - 11:33 AM |
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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!

Toshiba's Satellite Series carries on

Subject: Mobile | April 8, 2010 - 04:27 PM |
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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

Serious mobile power if you don't mind the weight

Subject: Mobile | April 2, 2010 - 03:01 PM |
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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. 

Source: TweakTown

ASUS hits the market with an Optimus laptop

Subject: Mobile | March 31, 2010 - 02:49 PM |
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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. 

Not your bosses' ThinkPad

Subject: Mobile | March 26, 2010 - 02:54 PM |
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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.

Source: t-break

NVIDIA Optimus technology demonstrated visually

Subject: Mobile | March 22, 2010 - 10:45 PM |
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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

Spending some time with a CULV

Subject: Mobile | March 22, 2010 - 01:51 PM |
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The awkwardly named mobile form factor from Intel, the CULV doesn't represent the utility of notebooks that utilize this processor line.  The Tech Report has been using an Acer Aspire 1810TZ for a while now and wanted to let people know just how this notebook worked out for them.  It will run you a bit more than an Atom based netbook but the return is rather nice.  An 11.6" screen that has a 1366x768 resolution powered by the Intel GS45

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Manufacturer: Altec Lansing
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Introducing the Orbit

Altec Lansing aims to change the way you see and hear audio from your portable PC. The Orbit speaker aims to deliver unique design, superior audio, and all in a small portable package. Sounds like a pipe dream? This speaker is a gem, but may not be for everyone.

Acer 11-inch TimelineX 1830T Leaked Specs

Subject: Mobile | March 17, 2010 - 03:00 PM |
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Acer has revealed a new line-up of TimelineX laptops, and perhaps the most interesting of the bunch is the TimelineX 1830T. The 1830T is an 11-inch 1366x768 notebook featuring an Intel Core 2 Solo CPU and the Intel GS45 chipset. Using the Intel integrated graphics, the new 1" thick notebook is reported to last 8 hours. Connectivity includes HDMI, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, three USB 2.0 ports, SPDIF digital output, and gigabit ethernet.

Source: General

ASUS combines the power of a mobile Core i5 with Optimus

Subject: Mobile | March 16, 2010 - 01:49 PM |
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The ASUS N61Jv-X2 is a 16" notebook with some serious power under the hood, a Core i5-430M with 4GB of DDR3-1066 and nVIDIA's GeForce GT325M 1GB Optimus powering the 1366x768 screen ...

Source: AnandTech