Subject: Mobile | May 20, 2010 - 02:26 PM | Jonathan Hung
Intel is expected to lift the screen size restriction of 10.2 inches on current generation Atom netbooks to a maximum of 12.1 inches. This would allow OEMs to bring to market 11.6 and 12.1 inch Atom netbooks encroaching on the area that has been occupied by Atom and NVIDIA ION combinations, and AMD sub-notes. All of this coordinated with the upcoming release of the Atom N550 CPU.
Subject: Mobile | May 18, 2010 - 02:30 PM | Jonathan Hung
Netbook News has posted a tasty little preview of the Asus Eee 1215 netbook featuring not only NVIDIA's Optimus technology, but also two USB 3.0 ports. With Optimus, the Intel Atom D510 dual-core CPU (with two threads per core) will share computation responsibilities with the NVIDIA G218 discrete graphics allowing for longer battery life when handling multimedia.
Subject: Mobile | May 17, 2010 - 10:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The name might fool some, but the specs won't. The HP EliteBook 2540p has a Core i7-640LM @ 2.13GHz and 4GB RAM DDR-1333 with Intel HD Graphics has enough power for browsing but not really enough to game on. The low power processor should keep your battery alive for some time while you are browsing, which is a plus to the road warriors though you should probably avoid heavy usage of the DVD drive. The key feature seems to be the ports, as the list includes a Firewire port, three USB 2.0 ports, audio in/out, VGA and DisplayPort, Bluetooth, gigabit ethernet, a modem, a supplied
Subject: Mobile | May 17, 2010 - 06:22 PM | Jonathan Hung
Intel is setting up to one-up the mobile space by incorporating their Wireless Display technology into future Intel mobile devices. This would make upcoming Intel Moorestown mobile platforms the first company to incorporate such a feature which will have a mass appeal to both business and consumer markets.
Subject: Mobile | May 17, 2010 - 04:25 PM | Jonathan Hung
It wasn't all that long ago AMD fans were complaining about Dell's lack of AMD option aside from Opteron based servers. How things have changed in such a short time with AMD was grabbing many new mobile design wins from companies like Dell, Acer, Asus, and HP.
Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2010 - 09:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Microsoft Kin 1 and Kin 2 offer a different type of OS on the phone, similar but not actually Windows Mobile of any generation. Both phones look similar to the old Sidekick and are targeted at a younger audience that wants easy access to their social media apps. The difference in the models is twofold, the 2 is a bottom slider with 8GB of storage while the 1 slides to the side and has only 4GB, neither have external storage capabilities. Check out the new look at Digital Tr
Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2010 - 03:45 PM | Jonathan Hung
Acer has let slip a that it will be releasing a brand new 17.3" multimedia notebook combining AMD's latest Vision technology. In the combination is AMD's Phenom X2 Quad core CPU, and ATI HD Radeon (no word on the exact SKUs). The notebook also features 16:9 aspect ratio, HDMI, and a Blu-Ray drive, so I'm guessing that the screen resolution should be at least 1920x1080.
Pricing and availability not available yet, but expect it soon!
Subject: Mobile | May 7, 2010 - 05:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With the arrival of the iPad, one might almost think it was a brand new type of device never before seen on this planet, which really is not true. Ryan has pointed out that while Apple's marketing team has done its usual brilliant job of convincing consumers that their product is the only choice, most of the features of the iPad have already been seen in other devices. Consider the Camangi WebStation, running Google Android and sporting a 7" LCD, WiFi and 3G support, 256MB onboard NAND and USB plugs! A 625MHz Marvell chip is
Subject: Mobile | May 6, 2010 - 08:12 PM | Ryan Shrout
Sure, you might think I am biased after reading my recent editorial about Apple and their new iPad, but keep in mind that I have one sitting right next me, right now and I am using it. Most of the time. Anyway, an interesting thing is being shown at the Web 2.0 Expo in the northeast: Android-based tablets running "flawless" versions of Adobe Flash and Adobe Air.
And why Apple owes everything to developers
Apple is getting a lot of attention from the new iPad, but is Apple really the company the deserves the credit for the revolutionary applications that finally making tablets interesting? Or is Apple just a beneficiary of third-party applications and crazed fans that soak up Apple hardware by the millions?