Subject: Mobile | November 2, 2010 - 04:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the total redesign of Intel's Atom processor, similar to what they did with Clarkdale, the old ION platform will not work with the new Atoms from Intel. Undaunted, nVIDIA redesigned the ION 2 to work with CPUs that have parts of the North Bridge onboard and updated the IGP with a part that is roughly similar in performance to an nVIDIA GeForce 210 (ie. GT219). Drop by X-bit Labs to see how much better this platform performs compared to Intel's Pine Trail.
Subject: Mobile | October 28, 2010 - 04:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Matt had a chance to play with the Dell Inspiron M101z, a netbook which you may have read about before. At 11.6" it is rather tiny but hides an Athlon Neo processor as well as a Radeon HD4225 and DDR3 inside. See what he thought of this mobile PC that tries to bridge the gap between netbooks and notebooks while staying at or under the $500 mark.
The question of whether the M101z is really a netbook or laptop is certainly open. Its size, price and performance makes it difficult to categorize. Given the uncertainty, I will bow to Dell’s marketing department – they’ve made the M101z a part of the Dell Inspiron laptop line rather than a part of the Dell Mini netbook line.
Subject: Mobile | October 25, 2010 - 05:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new 10.1" netbook from ASUS has a lot of power, but unfortunately a problem for users as well. It runs Windows 7 Starter Edition which is a very poor choice for a notebook that sports bot nVIDIA's Ion and Intel's GMA 3150
as the Starter Edition does not support Optimus. That means that you cannot switch IGPs on the fly, in order to switch between the energy saving GMA 3150 and the powerful ION IGP means that you need to reboot the machine. The Tech Report did find quite a few things to like about the netbook, after all it is the most powerful of it's size, but with the
Subject: Mobile | October 19, 2010 - 05:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
We have heard of the coup that AMD managed with many major notebook makers that found their new mobile Nile processor powering their new line up of mobile platforms but we haven't seen many available for purchase. One of the first is the Toshiba T235 which is the subject of Matt's newest review. Powered by a dual core K625, mobility HD4225 graphics and sporting 4GB of DDR3 in a 13.3" form factor, there is a fair amount of power in an easily portable form. Check out just how powerful it is here.
Entering the Nile
Earlier this year AMD released big news: 135 new design wins with major manufacturers including Acer, ASUS, Dell HP, Lenovo, Toshiba and more. These victories are a badly needed boost for AMD, which has been trailing Intel in the mobile space for years. These many of these new designs are based on a new platform AMD is calling Nile - and the Toshiba T235 is among the first Nile notebooks to hit the market.
Subject: Mobile | October 12, 2010 - 08:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica was on hand when the new Win7 phones were launched world wide and collected them all into one article. The details are light but the model list is long as there are quite a few phone companies involved in the launch. Even Dell is getting in on the act. As this was a world wide launch event, they even have coverage f
Introduction and Spec Sheet
This is a fairly basic laptop, but it also appears well equipped for multimedia duty. The review unit specifications are representative of the most basic Z560, which costs $699. There is a lot of competition in this segment from other solid laptops like the Sony EB series, the Samsung R580, the Toshiba E205 and others. Let’s see how the Z560 stacks up.
Subject: Mobile | October 7, 2010 - 06:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AVADirect created the Clevo X7200 for a different time, when humans were capable of carrying more than 10lbs without suffering a hernia or some newly invented syndrome with 18 syllables. It weighs about 13lbs and if you are still capable of walking under that heavy strain you will be porting around some serious power. A Core i7-980X, a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M with 2GB of GDDR, 9 GB of DDR3-1333 from Crucial power the 17.3" 1080p CCFL screen. Storage consists of a pair of 256GB Crucial Real SSDs in RAID 0 and a 500GB Seagate Momentus XT along with a Blu-Ray drive.&nbs
Subject: Mobile | September 30, 2010 - 03:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There have been more than a few reviews featuring a laptop that sports a current generation mobile nVIDIA GPU but not all of them have made it to market as they were reviewed, something that The Tech Report points out at the beginning of their new review. Now they have their hands on the Asus N82Jv
and with the extra features that this notebook offers, the wait might just have been worth it. With an Intel Core i5-450M, 4GB DDR3-1066 and sporting Optimus which allows you to switch between the GPU offered by