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Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 05:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 12:50 PM | Jonathan Hung
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)".
Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 10:35 AM | Jonathan Hung
Silicon.com sat down with Asus CEO Jonney Shih to discuss current and emerging trends in mobile computing.
Subject: Mobile | January 25, 2010 - 09:52 AM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | January 22, 2010 - 11:51 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Mobile | January 20, 2010 - 11:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Mobile | January 18, 2010 - 01:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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,
Subject: Mobile | January 15, 2010 - 11:10 AM | Jonathan Hung
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.
Subject: Mobile | January 12, 2010 - 01:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 11:49 PM | Jonathan Hung
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).
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 04:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
2010 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (South Hall 4 – Booth #35912), LAS VEGAS — Jan.
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 04:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
2010 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (South Hall 4 – Booth #35912), Las Vegas - Jan. 7, 2010—NVIDIA today launched its Next Generation Tegra, the world’s first processor for the mobile web, specifically designed for the high-resolution needs of tablets.
Consumers have been waiting for a truly portable, high-resolution, no-compromise Internet experience.
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 01:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
FREMONT, Calif, -- January 7, 2010 - 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 the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas January 7-10, 2010.
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 12:17 PM | Ryan Shrout
Never heard of the Snapdragon platform?
Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2010 - 12:09 PM | Ryan Shrout
During a pre-show event last night, we spent a few minutes with Bill Henry of NVIDIA who showed us a prototype tablet computer based on the Tegra platform. You know about Tegra from our previous discussions on it and likely from all the hype surrounding the Microsoft Zune HD.
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 05:24 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is something a little unusual about Lenovo's new X100e laptop; inside you will find a single core Athlon Neo MV40 CPU, not an Intel Atom. Even though it retains the smaller size of the X series, it still has a 11.6" 1366 x 768 display, along with 4GB of RAM, a Realtek 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi adapter, and a 5200RPM HDD of 160GB to 320GB. The 6 cell battery does interfere with the style of the notebook so you will have to decide between keeping the sleek lines or longer battery life.
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 01:55 PM | Jonathan Hung
Yesterday we shared with you an interesting product from Lenovo, the IdeaPad U1, which is a notebook computer with a detachable screen that acts as a tablet (read the story). Today we have for you detailed specifications for this notebook!
Some interesting tidbits that weren't known until now:
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 01:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2010 - 09:30 AM | Jonathan Hung
While yesterday's news was mostly dominated by Lenovo and Asus, MSI is not to be missed with their new line of mobile computer products.
The new ultra-slim X-Slim X360 notebook uses a ULV Arrandale processor, and is likely going to be attractive to users looking for something more functional than a netbook, but in a small form factor.