MSI Announces Special Edition U135 Netbook - Celebrates its Success

Subject: Mobile | January 26, 2010 - 02:30 PM |
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MSI is commemorating the millions of Wind netbooks sold worldwide by announcing a special edition Wind U135 Special Edition netbook. This new netbook is unique in that it features a raised keyboard giving keys 20% more surface area which will help improve user accuracy and generally make your computing more pleasant.

The U135 comes with the latest Intel Atom N450 , a 160GB or 250GB HDD, 1 GB DD2 memory, and Windows 7 Starter edition. There will be a choice of four colours (Silver, Charcoal, Ruby, and Sapphire) and will start at $309.

Source: MSI

What will make the Apple tablet special? Not NVIDIA Tegra.

Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 09:25 PM |
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While I don't profess to know as much about this major Apple product line revision as I did in the previous instance where NVIDIA invaded the entire mobile product line, what I DO know this time might be just as interesting.  After checking with quite a few sources I can say without a doubt that the upcoming Apple tablet device being announced on Wednesday will not have any version of the NVIDIA Tegra product powering it. 

The Eee-volution of ASUS' mobile product line

Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 02:36 PM |
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The new Eee PC 1101HA sports an 11.6" screen at 1366×768 and is powered by an Atom Z520 @ 1.33GHz, 1GB of DDR2 memory and a 160GB hard drive, relatively common for smaller sized mobiles.  Interestingly, it supports overclocking; Tech Spot had it running at 1.74GHz stably.  You still shouldn't expect huge results from an Atom processor but including overclocking in a Seashell, or any other notebook for that matter, is going to garner you some fans.

Source: Tech Spot

Dell Mini 10 with Broadcom Crystal HD Examined

Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 09:50 AM |
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A month ago, Ryan posted an interesting news article on the Broadcom Crystal HD, and raised the question what Broadcom meant by stating: "software support for Adobe Flash Player (v10.1), Windows Media Player (v12)".

Source: engadget

A Moment with Asus CEO Jonney Shih - Tablets, Smartbooks, and Wearable Computing

Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 07:35 AM |
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Silicon.com sat down with Asus CEO Jonney Shih to discuss current and emerging trends in mobile computing.

Source: General

Portable, Powerful, and Panasonic

Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 06:52 AM |
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Panasonic has done what some of you would be interested in - they stuffed an i7-620UM Arrandale CPU into a sub-note body. According to the specs at the Panasonic Japan site, the Let's Note R9 (aka.

Source: engadget

New ATI Radeon E4690 MXM Delivers Blazing-Fast Graphics for the Embedded Market

Subject: Mobile | January 22, 2010 - 08:51 AM |
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TAIPEI, Taiwan--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--At the DIGITIMES Tech Forum (DTF) 2010, AMD today introduced the ATI Radeon E4690 Mobile PCI Express module (MXM) for the graphics-intensive embedded systems.

Source: AMD

VIA Revolutionizes Compact Embedded Design with the World's First Mobile-ITX Module

Subject: Mobile | January 20, 2010 - 08:38 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 19 January 2010 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-T700: the first product based on the recently announced Mobile-ITX form factor.

The CULV bears an awkward name, but has the processing power to stand proud

Subject: Mobile | January 18, 2010 - 10:49 AM |
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The Asus UL30A is another example of Intel's CULV mobile PC; not quite a full laptop but more than a netbook.  The screen is 13.3", the keyboard is 'chiclet' style, with well spaced out keys emerging from underneath the metallic body of the CULV and the trackpad is a series of holes punched into the body below the keyboard.  Inside you will find a a Core 2 Duo at 1.3 GHz, Intel's X4500MHD IGP, 4 GB of DDR3 and an installation of the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium. 
If you need a portable computer on the small side that still has the power of a dual core CPU,

Source: InsideHW
Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Intel
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The World's Fastest Mobile CPU

We take a hands-on look at a top-of-the-line Intel Calpella notebook complete with an Intel Core i7 Extreme 920XM CPU and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M. It doesn't come much faster and portable than this!