Toshiba Begins Shipping 12" Intel Core i7 Tablet PCs

Subject: Mobile | February 24, 2010 - 10:13 AM |
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Not to be outdone by Lenovo's announcement yesterday of the X201 Tablet, Toshiba has begun selling a new Portege M790-S7240 tablet PC. Besides the awkward product name, the Portege M790-S7240 has some interesting features notably an Intel Core i7-620M CPU, 4GB RAM, 1280x800 12.1" touch/pen screen, and a DVD burner (the ThinkPad X201 Table does not have an optical drive).

Source: Toshiba

Lenovo Unleashes High Performance ThinkPads

Subject: Mobile | February 23, 2010 - 10:15 PM |
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Yesterday we shared a bit of news about some updated specs on the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e. Today, Lenovo has let loose with some high performance mobile PCs all carrying the signature ThinkPad trappings.

Announced today are four new mobile products:

Source: Lenovo

Lenovo to Update ThinkPad X100e with 10.1" screen and Atom 450? Seems Likely.

Subject: Mobile | February 22, 2010 - 03:34 PM |
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The sharp-eyed folks at Netbook News have spotted that Lenovo has listed a new variation of the Thinkpad X100 netbook which includes an Intel Atom 450 processor, and a smaller 10.1" screen. This in itself is interesting and exciting news for those seeking an above-average netbook, or those with a ThinkPad fetish.

Source: Lenovo

Apple MacBook Pros likely to implement NVIDIA Optimus technology

Subject: Mobile | February 19, 2010 - 03:49 PM |
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In a story that will likely come as no surprise to those who read our full Optimus technology review from last week, AppleInsider is now saying that Apple has new "next-generation MacBook Pros that can switch between their integrated
and discrete graphics processors automatically". 

Source: General

LG offers a laptop for those on a budget

Subject: Mobile | February 18, 2010 - 12:36 PM |
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If you are stuck on a limited budget for your mobile computing but find a netbook simply too limiting the LG 14" Haier R450 barebones notebook might be an option.  Inside you will find what has become a rare beast, a chipset from SiS, specifically the SiS 672/968 with graphics handled by the SiS Mirage 3 which is tcehnically an AGP solution which takes 256MB from the system's 2GB DDR2-667 RAM.  An Intel T4400 CPU @ 2.20GHz does make this much more powerful than a netbook even with the dated graphics solution. 

Source: t-break

MSI Announces Four New "Classic" Notebooks

Subject: Mobile | February 16, 2010 - 09:14 PM |
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Today MSI is announcing the release of four new additions to their Classic Series line-up of mobile computers. The CR600, CR620-030, CR620-033, and CR620-031 all feature 16:9 HD displays at 1366x768 resolution, 802.11 b/g/n, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

The CR620 models come with Intel i3 or i5 Arrandle CPUsm 4 GB of DDR3 memory, and a choice of 320GB or 500GB HDD. All feature HDMI output, but the CR620-033 is the only one with a BD drive option.

Source: MSI

Lenovo is thinking different with their new bright red low cost laptops

Subject: Mobile | February 16, 2010 - 12:59 PM |
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The new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 is very different from any previous models in this series.  Aesthetically they have changed the outside to a quite brilliant red and inside they have changed the keyboard and a glossy screen.  The model that Hardware Zone received was powered by an AMD Turion Neo X2 L625 @ 1.6GHz, 2GB of DDR2 and the chipset features the AMD M780G and SB710, though apparently there will be Intel models as well.  It is nice to see AMD inside of a Lenovo product and once t

Acer announces Aspire One 532G: ION 2 and Optimus Technology

Subject: Mobile | February 15, 2010 - 01:50 PM |
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Today at the Mobile World Congress Acer took the covers off of its latest installment in the Aspire One series of notebooks, the Aspire One 532G.  What makes this netbook special is what is on the inside including an Intel Atom N450 Pine Trail processor PLUS the NVIDIA next-generation ION discrete GPU (otherwise known as ION 2). 

Which flavour of eInk do you prefer, Kindle or Nook?

Subject: Mobile | February 11, 2010 - 04:58 PM |
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Skipping the topic of the iPad altogether, Digital Trends takes a look a two very popular ebook readers in their latest review.  The Kindle 2 comes from Amazon, offering quick response in black and white with storage for 1,500 books and a very good connection to the web.  The Nook does offer colour, though that reduces battery life, storage space that initially matches the Kindle but can be expanded and the ability to lend books for free for up to 14 days.  If you haven't yet abandoned paper altogether then you will be less than impressed but

nVIDIAs' Optimus, teaching an old laptop new tricks

Subject: Mobile | February 9, 2010 - 02:41 PM |
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It takes a little while to explain why people are so excited about nVIDIA Optimus and its graphics switching capabilities, first you have to explore the history of switchable mobile graphics.  In the past the graphics were adjusted with a manual switch and a complete reboot, not exactly the most convenient way to manage mobile graphics on the fly.  It has improved recently, to the point where you can change on the fly, assuming you have closed some necessary programs.  The new Optimus technology promises to free you from that necessity,