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GIGABYTE P2532: Thinnest 2nd Gen Core i7 Notebook Hands On
     Thu, Mar 17 2011 | 3:16P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"With all the notebooks flooding the market it's nice to find one with a grand claim to fame. "The thinnest 2nd Generation Core i7 Notebook", as with all tech titles like that are fleeting, but they are good while they last. The GIGABYTE P2532 multimedia laptop offers a stylish design with a powerful quad-core 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processor. In its 15.6" chassis it sports a full HD display with 1920×1080 resolution and a LED backlight screen. Under the hood we've got a 500GB 7200rpm HDD, 4GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GT550M/ 2GB VRAM with Optimus technology. Taking a look around the unit, you'll find a DVD burner, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, and THX Tru Studio Pro technology in its 4 speakers and 1 subwoofer."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Lenovo IdeaCentre H320-40411DU
     Tue, Mar 15 2011 | 5:29P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Lenovo IdeaCentre H320 40411DU, while having an unusually long name, does have a strong set of entertainment and performance features, including an Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive for storing all the media you want. This allows you to use this computer in a home entertainment setting because of its broad range of features without spending a whole lot.”
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTERS

Japan earthquake: Notebook players concerned about battery cell, MLCC, DRAM supp
     Tue, Mar 15 2011 | 2:04P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taiwan-based notebook makers, after evaluating the damage caused by Japan's earthquake on their upstream supply chain, pointed out that supplies of notebook battery cells and MLCCs were both affected slightly, and makers will need to start planning measures to handle rising prices for components such as DRAM, according to sources from notebook makers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Intel works with notebook makers to push into Android tablet PC market
     Tue, Mar 15 2011 | 2:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As Microsoft has announced its Windows operating system will add support for ARM-based platforms, Intel has recently decided to cooperate with Taiwan-based notebook makers including Inventec and Compal Electronics to push Intel/Android solutions and will showcase several devices based on the new solution at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Beijing in April 2011, according to sources from notebook makers.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

The TR Podcast 83: High-end excess and low-end laptops
     Mon, Mar 14 2011 | 12:40A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Join us as we dive into Apple`s newest tablet a trio of hyper-realistic game demos the world`s fastest and most expensive GPU and Scott`s review of Intel`s newest flagship CPU."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

FSP NB L90 Universal Laptop Power Adapter
     Sat, Mar 12 2011 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
John D. Barrow once said, "There is no reason that the universe should be designed for our convenience." This insightful quote, stated by one of the most distinguished of peoples (Actually, I doubt more than five percent of people who read this know who he is), is entirely... stupid. I'm not saying that Barrow was wrong in making such an obvious statement. But to make things a little more interesting -- and for you readers with no clue as to what Barrow has anything to do with the FSP NB L90 -- let me rephrase my introduction. John D. Barrow once said, "There is no reason that the universe should be designed for our convenience." And Jezza Toe (Referring to one of my many notorious nicknames), in all his wisdom, power, and fame, replied, "But there is ample reason companies should be designing products specifically targeted for our convenience." Of course, the universe doesn't pick and choose its favorite sons and daughters, but you sons and daughters can most definitely pick and choose the products that make your life a little less painful. What do I mean exactly? Is there actually a simple solution to making life -- for lack of a better word -- easy? My answer to you is 'no'. Life as we know it is still full of hardship and struggles (Stupid Javad); long story short, it kind of still sucks. However, today -- the day in which you decide to read this review -- I will give you a little bit of insight on FSP Group's NB L90 universal notebook adapter, and how in some situations it could possibly make your life less complicated and more efficient. I'm not suggesting that the NB L90 is the only adapter out there for one's consideration. But through this review, I will show you whether this laptop PSU makes it or breaks it. So without further adieu, let's read on to see what I've found out!
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

Snooping Timbuk2's camera messenger bag
     Fri, Mar 11 2011 | 5:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post, TR's Geoff Gasior explores Timbuk2's Snoop camera messenger bag to see how well it handles notebooks, camera gear, and all the other gadgets you might want slung over your shoulder.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

 
News: HPs Pavilion dm1z Fusion-powered ultraportable
     Thu, Mar 03 2011 | 6:39P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a $450 starting price tag an 11.6 display and an AMD E-350 accelerated processing unit this slick ultraportable looks to have a lot of the right ingredients. How does it fare in our test suite?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Lenovo ThinkPad T510
     Thu, Mar 03 2011 | 6:09P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The solid build of the ThinkPad T510 make it a good traveller, but it is weighty and battery life is not as good as it could be. The keyboard is a pleasure to use, though some may find the range of options and combination of TrackPoint and Touchpad a little overwhelming. If you are lured by the low price, hold fire. You may well find you need to upgrade a fair few elements to get the laptop that suits you best. Nonetheless, in sheer performance and usability terms we have to concede that Lenovo has kept up the good work with its ThinkPad T510 and produced another good addition to a great series.”
  FULL STORY @ BUSINESSCOMPUTINGWORLD

Asus N53SV
     Tue, Mar 01 2011 | 4:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Asus N53SV is a speedy 15.6-inch laptop that's definitely an all-purpose machine as it has a broad range of features and the speed to back it up. You'll find all of the necessary connectivity options, including USB 3.0 and eSATA. However the design of the keyboard is rather frustrating and leaves us scratching our heads in confusion.”
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet Review
     Tue, Feb 22 2011 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The first half of 2011 is shaping up to be all about tablets. Truly, the tablet mania that everyone was so adamant about last year is finally here. While dozens of tablets were announced and shown off at CES in January, most of them won't be arriving until later this month or the March time frame at the earliest. The main reason for the delay is because most manufacturers are stuck waiting for Google to release Android 3.0, or Honeycomb, the first version of Android to be configured specifically for use on tablets. Motorola has the honor of releasing the first Honeycomb device, the Xoom. Of the tablets announced at this year's CES though, one of the first to be released is Dell's new Streak 7 and it's powered by NVIDIA's potent Tegra 2 low power, integrated SoC.

Part of Dell's Streak family, the Streak 7 was able to beat most of the tablets seen at CES to market, because Dell has made the decision to launch it with Android 2.2, also known as Froyo. In any case, Honeycomb or not, the Streak 7 is here and it's a shiny seven inch slab of tablet goodness with an impressive résumé. We've had one in the HotHardware labs for a week and we've written up a full analysis of this bad boy, so read on for all the gory details.

  FULL STORY @ STREAK

Dell Inspiron Duo Hybrid Tablet / Netbook Review
     Tue, Feb 22 2011 | 12:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Dell Inspiron Duo is an impressive sight. It's not often that we're this enamored by a device's physical design, but the Dell Inspiron Duo simply does it for us. The machine is a feat of engineering, and it really redefines the convertible laptop segment. This 10.1" machine is part netbook, part tablet, but unlike many rivals, it doesn't compromise much in terms or portability and form factor to be both. When you open up the package, it looks like a Mini 10 or any other 10" netbook. But once the lid is open, a simple press on the LCD allows it to swivel around and lock into place, in reverse. Close the lid back down atop the keyboard, and you're now looking at a tablet...
  FULL STORY @ CONVERTIBLE

Viewsonic Viewpad 7
     Tue, Feb 22 2011 | 9:02A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“There's no shortage of Android tablets these days, and most of the options available are almost completely indistinguishable. Viewsonic, however, has made smart moves in trying to set itself apart from that cadre of me-too products with the Viewsonic Viewpad 7. The Viewpad 7 is a 7-inch Android tablet with a wider-than-typical assortment of features including voice calling, dual cameras, stereo speakers, and full access to the Android Market.”
  FULL STORY @ HANDHELDS

ViewSonic gTablet Review, Begging To Be Rooted
     Mon, Feb 21 2011 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A few manufacturers have forged on and released 10-inch Android tablets regardless of Google's hamstringing of it, by limiting Android Marketplace functionality on any device larger than 7 inches. It's a hard line to walk without Google's blessing until Honeycomb is released but ViewSonic has stepped out with their 10-inch gTablet and we've spent some quality time with it. The gTablet is driven by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processor, comes equipped with 512MB of RAM, 16GB of Flash storage and a myriad of expansion options.
  FULL STORY @ VIEWSONICS

MSI GT680 Sandy Bridge Gaming Laptop Review
     Mon, Feb 21 2011 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When MSI unveiled the new GT680R gaming laptop at CES this year, the company touted it as one of the "fastest, most powerful gaming notebooks in the world." As one of the first laptops to take advantage of Intel's Sandy Bridge processor, this laptop definitely packs plenty of power. Under the hood, you'll find NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics with 1.5GB of video memory, 8GB of DDR3 system memory, and two 500GB 7,200rpm hard drives...
  FULL STORY @ MSI

Casio Exilim EX-H20G
     Thu, Feb 17 2011 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“So you took tons of photos on your vacation, but you can't remember exactly where you were when you snapped each picture. Plenty of cameras can geotag your photos with location information, but a handheld GPS radio requires an unobstructed view of the sky to get a GPS signal. If you're shooting photos indoors, you're probably out of luck. Unless you're shooting with the 14.1-megapixel Exilim EX-H20G.”
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

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