Subject: Mobile | June 23, 2010 - 10:57 PM | Jonathan Hung
MAINGEAR, the makers of custom high-end gaming PCs and notebooks has released a new 17" model: the eX-L 17. What makes this system so special is that for the first time, you have the choice between NVIDIA and AMD DirectX 11 mobile GPU parts.
The eX-L 17 can be outfitted with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870, GeForce GTX480M 2GB, and even an NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M. Like all other MAINGEAR systems, you get a choice of Intel CPUs, RAM, and hard drive configurations (including SSDs).
Subject: Mobile | June 22, 2010 - 03:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In one corner is the $500 Acer Aspire 5542 with a dual core AMD Athlon II M300 CPU, the chipset is the AMD RS880M and the SB710 and the graphics are powered by the ATI Radeon HD 4200. In the other corner is the $550 Gateway NV5933u with Intel's dual core i3-330M, the Intel HM55 chipset
and Intel's new HD Graphics. It is not just the internals that they tested, as LCD quality and battery life also play a big part in determining a winner. Can Intel's new integrated graphics push their performance closer to AMD's and does AMD's new chipset bring anything new to their mobile pla
Subject: Mobile | June 22, 2010 - 09:55 AM | Jonathan Hung
Subject: Mobile | June 18, 2010 - 10:42 AM | Jonathan Hung
NEC will be releasing their LifeTouch tablet in Japan this October. The unit will be running Android 2.1, supports 800x480 resolution, and weighs just 400 grams. Under the hood will be an ARM Cortex A8 processor (no word on the speed), 256MB RAM, SD slot, a full and mini USB port, 801.11b/g WiFi, GPS, 3MP camera, and up to 8 hours of battery life.
Subject: Mobile | June 18, 2010 - 10:07 AM | Jonathan Hung
You read that right. Lenovo is preparing to release the IdeaPad Y560D - a 15.4" notebook featuring an ATI HD5730 mobile GPU and the ability to view 3D content using DDD's TriDef. Thus far, the stereoscopic 3D world has been dominated by NVIDIA and their 3D Vision technology (which we have reviewed previously and tested on the Asus G51J-3D), so this is the first AMD GPU based product supporting 3D in some way.
Subject: Mobile | June 16, 2010 - 05:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are looking for a speedy laptop then the MSI GX640 review on AnandTech is a must see. The 2.26GHz dual core i5-430M should be able to keep up with the star component, the Mobility Radeon HD 5850 1GB and having 4GB of DDR3-1333 certainly doesn't hurt either. You will be pushing that HD5850 fairly hard with a 15.4" @ 1680x1050 screen, though that screen and the 7200RPM HDD are going to be pushing your 9-cell 85Wh battery just as hard. MSI has made mobile gaming a little bit more acc
Subject: Mobile | June 15, 2010 - 11:20 PM | Jonathan Hung
Toshiba is announcing today a pair of new laptops that leverage NVIDIA's Optimus and 3D Vision technology.
First up is the Satellite A665 that comes with a 16" screen and a choice of Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 processors, or a AMD Phenom II Quad Core CPU (no word on the processor models and speeds). NVIDIA Optimus can be found on the Intel SKUs, although the press release only specifies "select models".
Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 01:53 PM | Jonathan Hung
The long awaited Asus Eee T101MT is finally going to be released... but in Japan. The Eee T101MT is an Intel Atom based netbook with a convertible screen for a tablet-style interaction. The screen is 10.1" with 1024x600 resolution, WiFi, Bluetooth, an Atom N450 CPU, and 2GB of RAM.
It will begin selling in Japan next week at a cool 62800 Yen, or about $685 dollars. While I like the design and the concept, I think the price will make many customers think twice. It's definitely a niche product which I suppose justifies the price tag.
Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 01:30 PM | Jonathan Hung
It seems Fujitsu has solved one of life's biggest computing annoyances - the pervasive problem that you need to use a mouse or keyboard to interact with a computer. The new Lifebook AH series features a special camera that is designed to track your hand movements. In the preview posted at Akihabara News, a middle-aged man is seen making awkward (and perhaps even suggestive) circular motions in the air which allowed him to control the Windows Media Player.
Subject: Mobile | June 11, 2010 - 12:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Packard Bell is a name you may not have heard in a while though that does not mean that they are gone, proof being the new DOT S2 Atom based netbook. The stats look familiar to anyone who has seen an Atom based netbook, the difference is in the shell and keypad. The model that t-break had in for review was a pure white exterior with silver highlights. The keyboard is well designed, giving as much room for the keys as possible while still leaving enough of a gap that you shouldn't hit mor