Subject: Mobile | February 19, 2010 - 03:49 PM | Ryan Shrout
In a story that will likely come as no surprise to those who read our full Optimus technology review from last week, AppleInsider is now saying that Apple has new "next-generation MacBook Pros that can switch between their integrated
and discrete graphics processors automatically".
Subject: Mobile | February 18, 2010 - 12:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are stuck on a limited budget for your mobile computing but find a netbook simply too limiting the LG 14" Haier R450 barebones notebook might be an option. Inside you will find what has become a rare beast, a chipset from SiS, specifically the SiS 672/968 with graphics handled by the SiS Mirage 3 which is tcehnically an AGP solution which takes 256MB from the system's 2GB DDR2-667 RAM. An Intel T4400 CPU @ 2.20GHz does make this much more powerful than a netbook even with the dated graphics solution.
Subject: Mobile | February 16, 2010 - 09:14 PM | Jonathan Hung
Today MSI is announcing the release of four new additions to their Classic Series line-up of mobile computers. The CR600, CR620-030, CR620-033, and CR620-031 all feature 16:9 HD displays at 1366x768 resolution, 802.11 b/g/n, and Windows 7 Home Premium.
The CR620 models come with Intel i3 or i5 Arrandle CPUsm 4 GB of DDR3 memory, and a choice of 320GB or 500GB HDD. All feature HDMI output, but the CR620-033 is the only one with a BD drive option.
Subject: Mobile | February 16, 2010 - 12:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 is very different from any previous models in this series. Aesthetically they have changed the outside to a quite brilliant red and inside they have changed the keyboard and a glossy screen. The model that Hardware Zone received was powered by an AMD Turion Neo X2 L625 @ 1.6GHz, 2GB of DDR2 and the chipset features the AMD M780G and SB710, though apparently there will be Intel models as well. It is nice to see AMD inside of a Lenovo product and once t
Subject: Mobile | February 15, 2010 - 01:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
Today at the Mobile World Congress Acer took the covers off of its latest installment in the Aspire One series of notebooks, the Aspire One 532G. What makes this netbook special is what is on the inside including an Intel Atom N450 Pine Trail processor PLUS the NVIDIA next-generation ION discrete GPU (otherwise known as ION 2).
Subject: Mobile | February 11, 2010 - 04:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Skipping the topic of the iPad altogether, Digital Trends takes a look a two very popular ebook readers in their latest review. The Kindle 2 comes from Amazon, offering quick response in black and white with storage for 1,500 books and a very good connection to the web. The Nook does offer colour, though that reduces battery life, storage space that initially matches the Kindle but can be expanded and the ability to lend books for free for up to 14 days. If you haven't yet abandoned paper altogether then you will be less than impressed but
Subject: Mobile | February 9, 2010 - 02:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It takes a little while to explain why people are so excited about nVIDIA Optimus and its graphics switching capabilities, first you have to explore the history of switchable mobile graphics. In the past the graphics were adjusted with a manual switch and a complete reboot, not exactly the most convenient way to manage mobile graphics on the fly. It has improved recently, to the point where you can change on the fly, assuming you have closed some necessary programs. The new Optimus technology promises to free you from that necessity,
Subject: Mobile | February 9, 2010 - 02:23 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you haven't yet checked out my write up on the new NVIDIA Optimus Technology, you should definitely be hitting that up. Here's the executive summary:
We have been playing with NVIDIA Optimus Technology for a couple of weeks now and I have been nothing but impressed by this new mobility offering that promises the performance of discrete graphics solutions with the battery life of integrated graphics. Can NVIDIA really pull it off? We think they have, so stop in and read (or watch!) our review of the future of mobile computing!
Subject: Mobile | February 4, 2010 - 03:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Jon just recently finished reviewing the ASUS G51J gaming notebook; $1500 and powered by a Core i7 720QM and the nVIDIA GTX 260M. InsideHW received a different model, the G60J which keeps the same GPU and RAM but uses an i7 820QM. Perhaps the biggest difference is the resolution of the 16" displays, the G51J sports a nice HD quality 1920x1080 where as the G60J is 1366x768. The difference in price is indeterminate at th