ASUS trims the performance as well as the price in their new laptop

Subject: Mobile | February 1, 2010 - 06:12 PM |
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There are differing models of the Asus UL50-V Laptop, one Core 2 Duo and one a Celeron but both have nVIDIA's G210M with 512MB GDDR3 VRAM
powering the 1366x768 15.6" LCD.  The one option that seems to be lacking is ability to choose an SSD, all they offer are 5400RPM drives in three different sizes.  The model that R&B Mods tested utilizes the C2D Su7300 which did not fare well against the C2D T6400 based Samsung R720 but it comes in as a fair deal at the ~$800 price mark.

MSI Announces Special Edition U135 Netbook - Celebrates its Success

Subject: Mobile | January 26, 2010 - 05:30 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 26, 2010 - 12:25 AM |
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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 - 05:36 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 - 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

Subject: Mobile | 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

Subject: Mobile | 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

Subject: Mobile | 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

Subject: Mobile | 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

Subject: Mobile | 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