New Intel Arrandale Mobile CPU Released and Reviewed

Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2010 - 07:47 AM |
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Not the ones to ignore the hot mobile market, Intel today is releasing new Core i3, i5, and i7 mobile CPUs based on the Arrandale core. What makes these new CPUs significantly different from the previous generation Core2 or even the existing i7 mobile CPU based on Clarksfield (not to be confused with the Clarkdale desktop CPU) is the inclusion of Intel's new HD Graphics with dynamic frequency clocking that adjusts the CPU and GPU frequencies up and down depending on your current task.

New ThinkPad Edge leads new Lenovo products at CES

Subject: Mobile | January 3, 2010 - 09:00 PM |
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Lenovo’s decision to use the ThinkPad Edge to go more mainstream with the brand was a gamble, but apparently it’s paid off.  Edge seems to be doing so well, in fact, that Lenovo is launching four new Edge laptops at CES.

Spring Design to Unveil Alex Dual Screen eReader Next Week at CES 2010

Subject: Mobile | December 30, 2009 - 12:07 PM |
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Spring Design will take the wraps off the Alex, the only dual-screen Google Android-based eReader to fully integrate web browsing and reading, at a special press event during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. 

 

Apple's Jobs is "happy" with that tablet product that doesn't exist

Subject: Mobile | December 26, 2009 - 04:38 PM |
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An interesting story at Arstechnica is talking about that thing that always seems to make the news: the Apple tablet.  Sure, no one has actually seen it and stories about it are as common as crime in New York, but hey, why not bring it up again, right?

This time, the news is from an anonymous comment from an Apple executive that gives more credence to the tablet product:

Source: Ars Technica

ASRock releases a new ION+Atom mini-ITX motherboard

Subject: Mobile | December 26, 2009 - 04:25 PM |
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Again, despite all the noise around the updated Atom processors and platforms, ASRock has announced a new motherboard using the previous (current) generation of Atom processor and the NVIDIA ION platform.  The ASRock A330ION combines a solid mix of great features for advanced users in an incredibly small package.


ASUS should show a 17.3-in gaming notebook at CES 2010

Subject: Mobile | December 26, 2009 - 03:58 PM |
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Though most of our discussion about notebooks recently has been centering around the freshly announced Intel Pine Trail platform and the Atom processors, it looks like ASUS is getting at least one new sweet looking gaming notebook ready to show off as well.  The ASUS X77 specs we are seeing rumored are pretty impressive:

Source: engadget

Asus Preparing Eee Tablet with Tegra

Subject: Mobile | December 23, 2009 - 06:35 AM |
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While NVIDIA may be facing some issues with their Fermi GPU and getting ION (or even ION 2) into your netbook, their Tegra line continues to gain wins in portable mobile devices. The latest rumour is an Asus Eee tablet to be announced in March 2010 that will use some form of Tegra chip (likely a Tegra 2, but who knows). The details are scant, and we don't have any official word from Asus about their plans.

Source: Netbook News

MSI and Dell reveal bunches of Pine Trail netbooks for CES 2010

Subject: Mobile | December 22, 2009 - 04:24 PM |
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The fun of Intel's new Pine Trail will never cease it seems.  Both Dell and MSI spent the day sending out announcements of some new netbooks based around the new Atom processor and chipset.  First up, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10:


Intel thinks ION stinks

Subject: Mobile | December 22, 2009 - 01:32 PM |
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Well, maybe they didn't say it like that, but he obviously meant it.  Anil Nanduri, director of netbook marketing at Intel, interviewed at Laptop Mag had some interesting things to say about NVIDIA's ION platform:

What’s your take on Nvidia Ion so far?
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NVIDIA Tegra-based tablet shown on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Subject: Mobile | December 18, 2009 - 10:55 PM |
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Every once in a long while us nerds get some kind of redemption with the mainstream markets.  Tonight was supposed to be one of those nights.  After seeing about 500 tweets from NVIDIA employees about a "mystery Tegra device" being shown on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, I decided I would pay attention and see what was up.

Well, the device we saw was the NVIDIA Tegra tablet that was making the rounds last month: