Putting a Little ION in Your Diet
With Asus product design and NVIDIA's ION graphics, the Asus Eee 1201N has all the markings of a winner. But can a netbook with an identity crisis win the hearts and dollars of consumers?
Subject: Mobile | March 10, 2010 - 06:22 AM | Jonathan Hung
Today MSI is announcing their latest X-Slim series notebook, the 13.3" X360.
We first saw this notebook back in January at CES 2010 and now we have firmer details on the specifications that will be available.
Subject: Mobile | March 9, 2010 - 11:47 AM | Jonathan Hung
Warpia is announcing Easy Dock, a new wireless docking station that allows any notebook or netbook (including Macs) to wirelessly dock with a separate display, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. A USB transmitter is attached to your system, while a receiver with 2 USB ports, DVI output, and line-out audio attaches to your peripherals.
This allows you to put your notebook nearly anywhere, while giving you the creature comforts of a desktop configuration. This could potentially be useful in tight places, clean installations, and multi-user environments.
Subject: Mobile | March 8, 2010 - 09:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It is not quite available yet but when the ASUS G73J hits the shelves it will be among the best gaming notebooks on the planet. Inside will be a Intel Core i7-720QM @ 1.6 GHz on an Intel HM55 board, with 8GB of DDR3 and a mobile HD5870 with 1GB of RAM. Add in a 17.3" monitor @ 1920x1080 and you have a notebook that outclasses most desktop systems. Of course the MSRP is going to top $2000, so it will also be more expensive than most desktops. Drop by InsideHW f
Subject: Mobile | March 3, 2010 - 11:30 AM | Jonathan Hung
MAINGEAR Computers, the makers of custom desktop and notebook PCs, is announcing a new 15.6" notebook called the mX-L15. The mX-L15 features the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, ATI Radeon Mobility 4570 with 512MB of RAM, and up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM.
Subject: Mobile | March 2, 2010 - 11:02 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
No matter how oddly nVIDIA chose to name the ION 2, the important thing is that this is not one of their traditional rebadging of previous generation hardware, it is rebadging of current generation hardware. The same 40-nm GT218 you've seen in the GeForce 210 and 310 are hidden inside ION 2's tiny little shell. The addition of Optimus technology allowing on the fly enabling and disabling of the onboard GPU makes that even more attractive to those who want The performance of the GT218 as a discreet solution left a little to be desired but as an embedded GPU there is hope.&nbs
ION 2 = ION + Optimus
NVIDIA's ION technology was originally aimed at changing how consumer were able to utilize netbook and nettop computers and this second revision is no different. This "re-imagining" of the ION brand takes a discrete GPU, adds in support for Optimus technology, and basically calls it a day. But do you need to make sure your next netbook computer has ION inside?
Subject: Mobile | February 26, 2010 - 01:20 PM | Jonathan Hung
Earlier this month Ryan took a very detailed look at NVIDIA's Optimus technology and discovered that the graphics switching technology worked really well and produced some significant battery conservation while providing the necessary performance when needed. For those of you who have been itching to get your hands on an Optimus enabled notebook, your time has come. NewEgg has made available the Asus N71JV-X1, a 17.3" unit sporting the Intel i3 350M and a GeForce GT 325M.
Subject: Mobile | February 24, 2010 - 09:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
At 101 x 115 x 27mm (4 x 4.5 x 1") it is almost hard to believe that the CompuLab Fit-PC2 NetTop hides a US15W SCH and GMA 500 chipset with WiFi, a 1.6GHz Atom Z530, 1GB of DDR2 system memory, one Gigabit Ethernet port and six USB 2.0 ports. The power draw is equally incredible, less than 1W idling and when playing a 1080p H.264 video it is pegged at 7W or less. As you might expect from a review at Phoronix, this is a Linux box specifically Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and there is a gu