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AMD's SB800-series fan speed controller exposed
— 11:00 AM on October 26, 2010

We've long bemoaned the sorry state of BIOS-level fan speed controls, but AMD's SB800-series south bridge chips have a lot to offer on that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Cooling

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Asus' Eee PC 1015PN netbook
— 12:51 PM on October 19, 2010

This supercharged netbook couples Intel's dual-core Atom N550 processor with Nvidia's next-generation Ion GPU. Can it give consumer ultraportables a run for their money?

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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A quick look at Corsair's A50 and A70 CPU coolers
— 12:36 AM on October 13, 2010

Corsair has broadened its portfolio with a pair of reasonably priced CPU heatsinks. We take a quick look at what the A50 and A70...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Asus' N82Jv 14-inch notebook
— 10:24 AM on September 29, 2010

This full-sized notebook marries a Core i5 processor, Optimus-enabled Nvidia graphics, and USB 3.0 connectivity. Is it a winning combination?

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Toshiba's Nile-powered Satellite T235D notebook
— 4:46 PM on August 30, 2010

Does AMD finally have a good alternative to Intel's CULV platform, and should this 13" Toshiba notebook be on your shopping list this back-to-school...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus' bamboo-infused U33Jc 13-inch notebook
— 12:02 AM on August 23, 2010

Asus' U33Jc wraps a powerful thin-and-light notebook in luxurious a mix of bamboo and brushed aluminum. We find out if this $1,000 system is...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Samsung's R480 14-inch notebook
— 4:06 PM on August 18, 2010

This red-and-black notebook touts a Core i5 processor, discrete GeForce graphics, and generous connectivity. Are those perks worth the extra bulk over thinner and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Seagate's Momentus XT hard drive
— 3:38 PM on June 1, 2010

Seagate's Momentus XT swaps the Windows-only shackles of previous hybrid drives for a scheme dubbed Adaptive Memory.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Asus' Eee PC 1201T ultraportable
— 11:00 PM on May 18, 2010

This latest Eee PC defies convention with AMD guts and no operating system in the box. Is it the perfect ultraportable for Linux geeks,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Eyefinity to the sixth degree
— 11:39 PM on May 16, 2010

The newest Radeon HD 5870 unifies six monitors as one giant display wall. We've played loads of games on such a rig, purely for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays

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Inside Intel's Atom Z600 series
— 8:27 PM on May 5, 2010

The new Atom platform, code-named Moorestown, brings a PC-compatible system into a pocket-sized package with dramatically reduced power consumption.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus' U30Jc 13.3-inch notebook
— 2:04 AM on April 22, 2010

What happens when you put a Core i3 processor, GeForce GPU, and Optimus graphics switching technology into a 13.3" laptop? Can such a system compete...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Nvidia brings Optimus switchable graphics to notebooks
— 8:00 AM on February 9, 2010

Switchable graphics is the best way to squeeze decent gaming performance and great battery life from the same notebook, but it's never been able to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Intel's Core Mobile CPUs debut in Asus' K42F notebook
— 4:38 AM on January 4, 2010

Arrandale is Intel's first mainstream notebook CPU based on the Nehalem microarchitecture, and it shares the same potent silicon as the new Clarksfield desktop CPUs....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Intel's next-gen Atom arrives in Asus' Eee PC 1005PE netbook
— 11:01 PM on December 20, 2009

Intel didn't intend for its Atom CPU to revolutionize the ultraportable notebook market, but it happened anyway. Today, the next-gen "Pine Trail" Atom platform debuts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Mobile computing

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Dell's Studio 14z 14-inch notebook
— 1:10 PM on December 1, 2009

Dell's Studio 14z starts at $750, yet it offers a Core 2 Duo CPU, GeForce 9400M graphics, DisplayPort and hyrbid USB/eSATA ports, and enticing optional...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus' UL80Vt 14-inch notebook
— 10:30 PM on November 22, 2009

Asus' UL80Vt notebook combines a Core 2 Duo processor, switchable GeForce graphics, a DVD burner, and an eight-cell battery in an easily portable 14" chassis...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel's Core i7 comes to notebooks
— 4:45 PM on October 6, 2009

Nehalem has finally arrived for notebooks in the form of Clarksdale Core i7 mobile processors that are virtually identical to their Lynnfield desktop counterparts.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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