Dell Mini 10 with Broadcom Crystal HD Examined

January 25, 2010 - 12:50 PM |
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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

January 25, 2010 - 10:35 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

January 25, 2010 - 09:52 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

January 22, 2010 - 11:51 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

January 20, 2010 - 11:38 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

January 18, 2010 - 01:49 PM |
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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
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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!

NVIDIA Ion 2 Revealed to be GeForce G310?

January 15, 2010 - 11:10 AM |
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Over the past few weeks, the buzz about NVIDIA's ION 2 and it's coexistence with Intel's Pinetrail CPUs has been the subject of much speculation. As we near the 1/2 way of the first quarter of 2010, more details of NVIDIA's discrete graphics chip are being revealed.

Source: engadget

It's romantic when a CPU and GPU die together

January 12, 2010 - 01:36 PM |
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The ASUS K42F is a 14" 1366x768 notebook with an Intel Core i5 540M powering it and comes with some nice features, like a Blu-Ray drive.  Legit Reviews contrasts it with an HP Pavilion DV4-1555dx
which is powered by a C2D P8700.  Between the HyperThreading, Turbo Mode and the on die Intel HD graphics, they saw a 40-50% performance increase from the older HP system.  Also worth noting is the battery life; you might expect the older and slower machine to come out on top but again it is left behind the new Arrandale machine. 

CES 2010: AMD Shows us Eyefinity on a Netbook

January 7, 2010 - 11:49 PM |
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Today was launch day for the AMD Mobility Radeon HD 9000 series GPU, and in my write-up of the technology I expressed some concerns over how vendors would implement Eyefinity if at all (read it here).