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Zotac's Zbox HD-ND22 barebones mini PC
— 12:16 PM on August 26, 2010

Atom-based nettops easily get bogged down, but Zotac's latest Zbox pairs a capable CULV Celeron with an Ion chipset. Let's see what this budget...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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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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Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 barebones nettop
— 11:25 AM on July 13, 2010

Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 brings a dual-core Atom, Ion GPU, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and XBMC support to a barebones nettop. Is it the ultimate bargain HTPC?

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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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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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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A few months with Acer's Aspire 1810TZ budget ultraportable notebook
— 4:38 PM on March 18, 2010

About a year and a half ago, I bought an Eee PC 1000HA as an experiment of sorts. Both batteries for my aging 14"...

Type: Blog post 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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Four killer PSUs go head to head
— 9:22 PM on January 14, 2010

Although not a particularly titillating PC component, the PSU is arguably one of the most important. We've pitted four fresh enthusiast-focused units from Corsair, Enermax,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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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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An upgrade tale 2: upgrade harder
— 11:45 AM on September 25, 2009

So, almost three years had passed since my last major system upgrade—downright shameful negligence for someone in this line of work, clearly. I won't...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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Acer's Aspire Timeline 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook
— 12:31 PM on August 20, 2009

Starting at just $600, Acer's new line of 13.3" ultraportable notebooks packs Core 2 processors, 1366x768 displays, 4GB of memory, full-size keyboards, and six-cell batteries....

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Aspire One 751 vs. Gateway LT3103
— 11:22 PM on August 2, 2009

These two little laptops from Acer and Gateway are close cousins. They share the same 11.6" displays and nearly full-sized keyboards, and as a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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MSI's X-Slim X340 ultraportable notebook
— 4:03 PM on June 23, 2009

The X-Slim X340 is a shiny, black, and thin, with a nifty new Intel Core 2 Solo processor and a modern chipset. One or...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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