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Dell Inspiron 17R
     Thu, Jun 23 2011 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Dell Inspiron 17R is a large 17-inch desktop replacement laptop that has a sturdy design that as some updated internals and ports, including USB 3.0 and Intel's Wireless Display interface. However it has only average graphics performance and doesn't have a Blu-ray optical drive.”
  FULL STORY @ NOTEBOOK

Several vendors plan to offer ARM-architecture notebooks
     Wed, Jun 22 2011 | 4:35P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Several vendors, including Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Acer and Asustek Computer, plan to develop ARM architecture notebooks, with products possibly to be launched as early as the end of 2011, according to industry sources.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Ultralight Laptop Review
     Wed, Jun 15 2011 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Thindpad X1 is a formidable system; it's generally being billed as Lenovo's champion of choice vs. the Macbook Air. That comparison makes sense based on the Air's visibility, but the X1 is set to compete across the entire spectrum, including new thin and light machines from Dell and HP. The specs for the machine we tested don't represent Lenovo's highest-end X1 configuration; the company sells two SSD-powered versions of the diminutive system as well...
  FULL STORY @ LENOVO

ASUS U36SD-XA1 Notebook Review: The Battery That Never Dies
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 11:50A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
All of these laptops are competitive with the U36 in performance and features (though you can?t always grab an SSD), but they do lose out in one area - battery life. If you don?t need a laptop that can last eight hours on a charge, you may be better off with the competition. But if you do need that kind of endurance, the U36 is so far superior that it becomes the clear winner with low voltage processors and NVIDIA Optimus. The enhanced gaming performance on this model may also be of some appeal, though it`s still far from sufficient for serious gaming."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

HP Elitebook 2560p Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sun, Jun 12 2011 | 11:30A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The HP Elitebook 2560p is incredibly fast and full-featured for a pint-sized business laptop. It boasts a speedy Core i5 processor and multiple battery options that can yield up to 9 hours on the road. Add to that a modern look, thanks to a new aluminum design, and you can safely say that this business ultraportable is worth looking into.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review
     Fri, Jun 10 2011 | 4:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A couple of months ago we were checking out Lenovo’s then latest ThinkPad offering, the X220. Based on Intel’s second generation Core processors, this system was classic business-oriented ThinkPad throughout. A few months before the X220, I had the IdeaPad U260 in-house which was classified by Lenovo as a “thin, light, stylish travel companion”. I mention those two units as a transition to what we have for review today, the new ThinkPad X1. As the thinnest ThinkPad ever, the X1 seemingly takes the best features from the X220 and the U260 and merges them into one. The result is an extremely thin and sleek 13.4” notebook that is a real follow-up model to the X300 series that many came to own and love a couple of years ago.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Review
     Thu, May 19 2011 | 4:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The BlackBerry PlayBook is RIM's entry into the burgeoning tablet market that is currently dominated by Apple. It faces a stiff competition from the iPad and the various Android tablets that are just now coming to market. Does RIM have what it takes to compete at this level of consumer tablet? Is the BlackBerry PlayBook something that the average customer should be parting with their hard-earned money for? In a nutshell, no. The PlayBook has a lot of things going for it, solid hardware, speedy processor, and dual-cameras. But hardware is only half the story. And the story of the PlayBook is as much about what RIM left out as what it put in. The PlayBook is not quite ready for prime time, and could definitely benefit from going back in the oven for a little bit longer, especially on the software side. Considering that ensuing updates to the OS and integrated apps could improve the PlayBook, bear in mind that this review is current only as of launch time: April 2011. Read on to find out what the PlayBook does right, and why we think it is sorely lacking in other areas.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Launches in Taiwan
     Thu, May 19 2011 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ASUS has come out with the Android-powered Eee Pad Transformer that snaps into a special dock to become a laptop. The Eee Pad Transformer is a pretty decent tablet to start; a half-inch-thick, 10.1-inch NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered unit that's running Android 3.0 or Honeycomb. What makes us pay attention to this device is the fact that it transforms. The big deal here, of course, is the transformation. The Transformer is a half-inch-thick tablet with a metal back. The transformation occurs when there is a metal snap to physically attach a keyboard so that you can close it to look like a laptop. It's a seamless transformation."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

HP Pavilion dm1z Fusion Ultralight Notebook Review
     Tue, May 17 2011 | 4:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
What began as a trickle -- as AMD finally introduced a shipping version of the long-awaited Fusion platform -- has turned into a steady stream, and we're definitely excited to see APUs, as AMD calls the product, finally making an impact. AMD had played up the idea of an Accelerated Processing Unit for years, and now, it's clearly a reality. Lenovo's ThinkPad X120e, which we reviewed a few months ago, instantly became one of our favorite ultraportables, and now HP has what appears to be a rival machine, of sorts. The Pavilion dm1z is an 11.6" machine, that is a touch larger than the myriad 10" netbooks already on the market, and honestly, we're struggling with what to classify this machine as. Is is a netbook? Is it an ultraportable? In reality, it's probably a hybrid of the two. You're getting the portability and longevity of a netbook, but the power and price of a nicer ultraportable.
  FULL STORY @ PAVILION

Lenovo T420 notebook
     Mon, May 16 2011 | 3:47P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whether it’s their ultraportable PCs, business models or workstations, Lenovo solutions are always touted to be uncompromising solutions, with excellent quality and flawless product support. The ThinkPad series became well-known for the aforementioned features all the way back when IBM still held this company segment. Split into several series, the ThinkPad family comprises several important subcategories: the ultraportable X-series, the workstation W-series, the accessible SL-series, the stylised Edge series, the “green” L-series, and finally, the most popular of all, the balanced T-series. The newest representative of the T-series, T420, is the one that we’ve received for testing, and its intention was to convince us that it’s worthy of replacing one of the company’s best-selling models, T410…
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Review
     Wed, May 11 2011 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new MacBook family is available in five different models: two 13.3-inch units, two 15.4-inch versions, and a 17-inch behemoth. The base prices for these models range from $1,199 up to $2,499, but with configuration options such as faster processors, more memory, and larger-sized hard drives or SSDs, you can easily boost the cost considerably. In the past we’ve dinged Apple for putting a premium price on its notebooks when compared against models with similar specs from other manufacturers. You could easily make the argument, however, that this is simply not a fair comparison--comparing apple and oranges if you will--you’re not going to find another laptop that runs the Mac OS (at least not legally) and you’re going to be hard pressed to find another laptop that comes even close to the MacBook Pro’s design aesthetics. In the case of the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro that Apple sent us, we need not rehash our past critiques. While its $1,499 price tag puts it firmly out of reach of those looking for budget units, this price is commensurate with similarly configured Windows laptops that are powered by Intel Core i7 mobile processors...
  FULL STORY @ APPLE

Dell XPS 15z Laptop Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sat, May 07 2011 | 6:37P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell XPS 15z Laptop Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Dell are back with the XPS 15z, a slimmer, higher specification model which combines an aluminium chassis with 2nd Generation Core CPU and GeForce GPU in a portable form factor which Dell states is the thinnest 15 PC available, anywhere. Today we have the XPS 15z on our test bench and will be putting it through a selection of real world and synthetic tests to find out if the great features and performance of the XPS 15 has been continued in this new model."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Sony VAIO S
     Mon, May 02 2011 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“If environmental considerations are important to you then the fact that 85% of the plastics in the VAIO VPCS13V9E/B are made from recycled materials may well appeal. You’ll also like that the LED is mercury free. The plentiful RAM and large hard drive might make this laptop appropriate for small business users who lack networked services and carry all their data and applications with them at all times. But you’ll be stacking these factors up against a somewhat chunky, heavy build, relatively expensive price, plenty of unwanted software to remove and a battery which will need feeding in the early afternoon.”
  FULL STORY @ BUSINESSCOMPUTINGWORLD

Lenovo IdeaPad U260 12.5-inch Laptop Review
     Sun, May 01 2011 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“It is not often that I look at a laptop and say wow that looks beautiful and then pick it up and fall in love with it even more. I think the only time that has really happened was with a Macbook Air, but I’m not even a Mac user. Lenovo is not a company you really think of when it comes to beautifully designed laptops, they make great laptops no doubt, but most of them are not that eye catching. Today we are going to be taking a look at the Lenovo IdeaPad U260 12.5-inch laptop, which is one of sleekest laptops I’ve ever seen and comes packed with an Intel Core i5 processor and 4GB of mem ory. Is the U260 all looks or will it really perform?"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

ASUS U36JC Notebook Review
     Fri, Apr 29 2011 | 9:29P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Asus U36 offers the absolute best combination of performance for the size?. With the U36 weighing in at a mere 1.44kg with a 4-cell battery, it is also the lightest notebook with a standard voltage CPU. We will check the Features from the Asus Sub-Notebook in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D

Coolermaster Storm SF-19 Strike Force battles high notebook temperatures
     Fri, Apr 29 2011 | 4:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you're even half the nerd that I am you might eventually have wondered what's inside your notebook, where the irritating noise of a fan suddenly came from when watching Youtube vids, and very maybe you might have wondered why your notebook sometimes gets so hot! I'm a bit being sarcastic here as I perfectly know most of our readers indeed do understand what's going on inside the metal or plastic housing, yet still what's there to do when temps keep on rising? Notebook coolers to the rescue! Todays we'll be having a look at one of the more performant notebook coolers you'll stumble against upon your search for the perfect solution, or did we just find it four you? Read on!
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

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