Atom and Ion together in the Eee PC 1015PN

Subject: Mobile | October 25, 2010 - 01:18 PM |

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

Toshiba's new laptop, powered by AMD's Nile

Subject: Mobile | October 19, 2010 - 01:31 PM |

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.

Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Toshiba

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.

Details on the new Win7 phones arrive

Subject: Mobile | October 12, 2010 - 04:00 PM |

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

Source: Ars Technica
Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: LG

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.

Free weights you can do some serious gaming on; AVADirect's new gaming laptop

Subject: Mobile | October 7, 2010 - 02:27 PM |

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

Source: AnandTech

A 14" notebook with discrete nVIDIA graphics that you can buy!

Subject: Mobile | September 30, 2010 - 11:57 AM |

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

Panasonic Solutions Company Introduces Toughbook U1 Ultra

Subject: Mobile | September 23, 2010 - 01:10 PM |

Secaucus, NJ, September 23, 2010 – Panasonic Solutions Company,
provider of collaboration, information-sharing and decision-support
solutions for government and commercial enterprises, today announced
the newest member of its Toughbook U1 ultra-mobile PC product family,
the Toughbook U1 Ultra. All Toughbook U1 products combine the
portability of a handheld computer, the benefits of a full Windows OS,
the durability needed for enterprise applications and a suite of
available integrated features.

Source: Panasonic

ASUS has a swanky new notebook, the N73JN

Subject: Mobile | September 22, 2010 - 04:25 PM |

The stats on the new ASUS N73JN are rather nice, an Intel Core i5-520M @ 2.4GHz with 4GB of memory, a pair of 320GB HDD and a Blu-Ray combo drive.  The 17.3" 1600x900 LCD is powered by the nVIDIA GT325M GPU with 1GB of RAM so playing HD Blu-Ray movies is incredibly easy.  The Inquirer even played Crysis:Warhead at 1280x1024 on medium graphics settings
successfully.  This notebook is worth a look.

Source: The Inquirer

Dell chooses AMD for their new ultra mobile

Subject: Mobile | September 15, 2010 - 02:22 PM |

The new Inspiron from Dell is called the M101z and it is an AMD powered 11.6" netbook.  Powered by the Athlon 2 Neo K325 @ 1.3GHz a pair of 2GB DDR3-1333 DIMMs from Samsung that actually run at 800MHz and the graphics are provided by the 785GX chipset, so a Radeon 4200 Series.  Hardware Heaven was impressed with the internals but what really got them excited was the style apparent in the casing of this netbook.