Acer Aspire 5253 AMD Fusion-powered Notebook on

Subject: Mobile | January 13, 2011 - 12:40 PM |

It is still in the pre-order stage, much like my coveted Tron: Legacy Daft Punk headphones, but we are starting to see Fusion-based AMD Zacate notebooks listed on various resellers.  The first we spotted is the Acer Aspire 5253 over at

Verizon and Apple announce iPhone 4

Subject: Mobile | January 11, 2011 - 11:07 AM |

Well kids, it finally happened: the Apple iPhone is coming to the Verizon network. 
Live blog over at Engadget here.

Source: engadget

CES 2011 Video: Corsair Link technology looks to expand on monitoring and control of your PC

Subject: Mobile | January 8, 2011 - 03:19 PM |

Corsair of course had some new cases and storage technologies to show off, but they are also introducing a new Corsair Link Technology coming later in the year that is a combination of system monitoring and hardware control, similar to what NVIDIA ESA was attempting to accomplish.  Can it succeed where NVIDIA and several others failed?  We will see later in the year when the software is finalized and released.  

CES 2011 Video: ASUS demonstrates the new line of tablets

Subject: Mobile | January 8, 2011 - 03:15 PM |

We already talked about the new line of tablet devices from ASUS, some using the Tegra 2 embedded processor and another using a CULV Core i5 processor, but we swung by the ASUS booth to have representatives gives us a quick visual demonstration.  All three cater to slightly different segments of the growing tablet market even though there is some definite overlap.  

CES 2011: AMD demos Fusion APU against Atom on thermal camera

Subject: Mobile | January 7, 2011 - 02:35 PM |

AMD had an interesting demonstration at CES this week where they compared one of the new Fusion based E-series APU netbook against an Intel dual-core N550 netbook when viewed through a thermal camera.  The results were intriguing - both machines were playing back 1080p video on YouTube and while both were stutter free experiences, the heat produced by the Atom machine was definitely higher.  

CES 2011 Video: NVIDIA shows Tegra 2 "Super Phone" and Cross-platform gaming

Subject: Mobile | January 6, 2011 - 12:31 PM |

NVIDIA's announcements and discussions at CES have likely been the most interesting for those of us at PC Perspective.  Yesterday, Josh wrote up a great editorial analyzing the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and its goals for the mobile market as well as the VERY dramatic news that they would be developing high-performance ARM processors for applications from notebooks to servers.

CES 2011: NVIDIA GeForce 500M graphics to complement Sandy Bridge

Subject: Mobile | January 5, 2011 - 04:00 PM |

With all of the discussion surrounding the new Intel Sandy Bridge platforms and how it will affect the discrete graphics markets of AMD and NVIDIA in both the desktop and mobile space, NVIDIA is being very deliberate in their promotion of the newly announced NVIDIA GeForce 500M series of mobility GPUs.  NVIDIA is currently the discrete graphics market leader in the mobile space and has much to lose should the Intel HD Graphics 3000 turn out to be "good enough" for the majority of consumers. 

CES 2011: HP Focuses on Hardware Updates at CES

Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2011 - 12:00 AM |

Apparently secure in its current product portfolio, HP didn’t announce any new products for its consumer products in early 2011. Instead, the company is focusing on hardware updates, the nature of which weren’t surprising. 

CES 2011: AMD Fusion APU Era Begins with E- and C-series APUs

Subject: Mobile | January 4, 2011 - 12:00 AM |

LAS VEGAS — CES – Jan. 4, 2011 — Today at the Consumer Electronics Show, AMD (NYSE: AMD) launched a new class of accelerated processor that combines more compute capabilities than any processor in the history of computing.

CES 2011: New ThinkPad Edge leads new Lenovo products at CES

Subject: Mobile | January 3, 2011 - 12:00 AM |

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.