Subject: Mobile | July 13, 2010 - 12:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The AVADirect Clevo W880CU is quite a machine, a 17.3" 1920x1080 display which is powered by a Core i7-820QM, 4GB of DDR3-1333 and most importantly a GeForce GTX 480M. Surprisingly, the laptop weighs under 10lbs which is certainly heavier than a netbook shouldn't break your shoulder carrying it all day. The battery functions more like a UPS than a battery, as it disables most of the power of the GPU when you use the battery, not using Optimus but something similar.
Subject: Mobile | July 9, 2010 - 09:33 AM | Jonathan Hung
The smaller but spunky spunky sidekick to Intel's Pentium may finally get the axe. According to a DigiTimes report, Intel will begin slowing production of the processor and finally ceasing new Celeron branded CPUs in 2011.
Originally released back in 1998 and based on the Pentium II core, it's a wonder that the Celeron line has lasted so long in light of the much more popular and similarly priced Atom.
Subject: Mobile | July 8, 2010 - 03:05 PM | Jonathan Hung
Digitimes is reporting that both Acer and Asus have successfully digested their current inventory of netbooks. This means that no new netbooks will be made by Asus or Acer until August reportedly. This coincides with Intel's deprecation of current Core CPUs and Atom CPUs.
A quick look at NewEgg reveals decent discounts on current Asus and Acer stock:
Subject: Mobile | July 7, 2010 - 11:01 PM | Jonathan Hung
Lenovo is readying to launch the IdeaCentre A310 in the Japanese market this July, and hopefully here overseas in the near future.
The IdeaCentre A310 is a stunning All-in-One PC featuring the Intel Core i3-350M and a 1920x1080 21.5" LED LCD panel. While a little short on the RAM side (up to 3 GB), it does have the unique HDMI input which allows it to be doubled as an external display for another source (i.e. a notebook or a game console).
Subject: Mobile | July 7, 2010 - 05:03 PM | Michael Blumreich
Google, already a search engine behemoth, is poised to enter the hardware market this year with a new portable computing device which will run the Android operating system. This move comes after Google has recently diversified its already formidable internet presence with a new browser called Chrome and, with its entry into the hardware sector of computing, the search-engine giant stands to become a force to be reckoned with in the next several years.
Subject: Mobile | July 6, 2010 - 07:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
What you notice about first on Dell's Adamo series is the aluminium unibody casing, very different from Apple's choice of shell but similar in that it is designed to be attention getting. Inside the differences mainly lie in two parts, the CPU has been upgraded to a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 and the storage is handled by an 80GB Intel X18-M G1 SSD. That does end up causing the price to double, putting it in a very expensive league of CULVs. AnandTech's testing shows that while th
Subject: Mobile | July 6, 2010 - 09:36 AM | Jonathan Hung
Last week we posted some news about Toshiba's upcoming Android-Tegra powered SmartBooks. It looks like Toshiba is ready to launch a eBook store called "Book Place" to compliment those new products.
Home Theater Notebooks
We often talk about home theater PCs and the benefits that they can offer to users that want to connect a computer to a TV and integrate into their living room. They aren't always easy though and can come with some specific and unique complaints and issues. What if the answer has been sitting in your briefcase or book bag all along?
Subject: Mobile | July 2, 2010 - 11:06 AM | Ryan Shrout
Apple has finally come forward and addressed the issues of the iPhone 4 antennae without condescending remarks from its CEO. As it turns out, according to this letter published by Apple today, the problem is not with the iPhone 4's antennae but rather the algorithm that Apple has been using to go from the signal decibel ratings to a non-linear "bar" scale that we are all used to. From the letter:
Subject: Mobile | July 1, 2010 - 03:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech takes a look at the mobile market, laptops of the 14" or more variety as opposed to the now well established ultramobile segment. These models eschew the Atoms, Ions and Neos of the world in favour of the more powerful CPUs that are mobile varieties of desktop CPUs with full capabilities and integrated graphics chipsets that have seen large performance increases recently. Still not all are created equally and Anand covers the gamut from a $900 Acer Aspire to a $1505 ASUS G73Jh
that can game on a level comparable to many an enthusiasts desktop. There are a lot of ch