Have you met the CULV yet?

Subject: Mobile | August 24, 2009 - 05:53 PM |
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Intel's awkward replacement name for the netbook is the CULV, and the new Lenovo IdeaPad U350 would be one.  It has a 13.3" LCD powered by the Intel GS45
chipset at a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels and the model for review at Hardware Zone had and Intel Pentium SU2700 which is a single core CPU @ 1.3GHz and 3GB of DDR3-1066.  Hardware Zone decided by the end of their review that while the laptop was certainly good, it fell short of great because the battery life didn't live up to the

Finding the sweet spot for mobile

Subject: Mobile | August 20, 2009 - 02:20 PM |
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Netbooks are grand, inexpensive, flexible, light and with long battery life; seemingly the perfect mobile form factor.  There are drawbacks to having an 11.1" or smaller form factor, for instance a normal sized keyboard is well over 1' long and who really wants to watch a movie or TV show on a screen that size.   16" and up and you start running into weight problems and that larger LCD looks nice but it also shortens the battery's run time.  The Tech Report investigates an Acer Aspire Timeline that sits ri

Zune HD and Tegra come out of the closet

Subject: Mobile | August 19, 2009 - 03:04 PM |
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Sure, we told you about the news of the Tegra being the powerhouse behind the upcoming Zune HD from Microsoft, but apparently NVIDIA wanted to make a press release about it anyway.  We also have known about the various technologies and processors in the tiny chip since June of 2008 - we posted an overview of the SoC that you should definitely be checking out.

The fresh smell of ASUS

Subject: Mobile | August 18, 2009 - 01:49 PM |
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The ASUS N50Vn is a 15.4" notebook with a native 1280 x 800 resolution and comes with a "Air Ionizer" button.  Push the button and the notebook will purify the air around you, though it won't clean up what you choose to display on the screen.  Inside the model that InsideHW reviewed you will find a C2D T5850 @ 2.16GHz, 4GB of DDR2 and a nVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT, all

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It's about the cooling, not the arm strain

Subject: Mobile | August 12, 2009 - 05:10 PM |
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If you are the proud owner of a gaming laptop, your problems are a little different than the average mobile user.  You are neither concerned about weight, nor about battery life, your top concern is heat.  Laptop coolers have been around for a while now, first to deal with the inefficient cooling of older laptop lines and now to cope with gaming laptops and desktop replacements.  The Thermaltake Massive23 CS
may be the first one with a 230mm fan to provide the air flow, the multicoloured LEDs are just icing on the cake. 

ShamWow finally finds a use polishing Seashells

Subject: Mobile | August 6, 2009 - 02:45 PM |
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As some of you may have seen on the live version of PC Perspective Podcast #68 last night, the subject of Ryan's newest video review is the ASUS 1005HA Seashell.  Available for less than $400, the stylish mirror finish looks great as long as you carry something to occasionally wipe
off your fingerprints.  Check out the full review to see what this netbook has inside it and some handy upgrade tips her

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Seashells by the seashore in Cheboygen

The ASUS 1005HA Seashell netbook is not only one of the better looking designs for the ultra-portable PC market but also offers some unique features that other vendors are not. Though still based on the Intel Atom processor and platform, the addition of 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1 make this a worthy addition to the Eee lineup.

The dangers of impulse laptop buying

Subject: Mobile | August 3, 2009 - 04:20 PM |
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With a display of 11.6", both the Aspire One 751 vs. Gateway LT3103
are a touch too big to be called netbooks, even if the Acer does use an Atom processor.  The Aspire depends on the Atom Z520 along with 2GB DDR2-667 and
the same GPU that powers the iPhone, regardless of how it is branded.  In comparison the Gateway offering is powered by an A64 L11, 2GB DDR2-667 and an ATI Radeon X1270.  When The Tech Report started the all important HD video playback testing, well ...

Could it really be, or will the same discussion be going on in a year?

Subject: Mobile | July 31, 2009 - 12:17 PM |
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Could it be a funky netbook?  A monstrous iTouch?  A Kindle killer?  A glorified resurrection
of an old, much beloved childhood toy?  It is hard to say what goes through the mind of Steve Jobs at the best of times and predicting what a product that as been talked about and opined on as this little device which may or may not have a possibly upcoming release date sometime in the near future is almost impossible.  Cyril at The Tech

Priced to sell

Subject: Mobile | July 29, 2009 - 06:28 PM |
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Inexpensive netbooks have really put a dent in the sales volume of the lower cost small laptops.  The Atom might not have the power of a mobile dual core processor, but add in a decent onboard graphics solution and that Atom has no trouble playing back BluRay quality video.  Laptop makers are left with a choice of focusing on netbooks as a replacement for their smaller laptops and not producing any laptops under 17" or they could slash costs on their smaller laptops.  AnandTech has taken a peek at those laptops which have been reduced to under $500, from vendors like WalMart and

Source: AnandTech