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Eee Pad Transformer begins shipping
— 11:32 AM on March 25, 2011

The Transformer cometh! Asus says it has kicked off shipments of the Eee Pad Transformer, the Android 3.0 slate that can be turned into...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Release roundup: Case news, Sandy gaming laptops, and more
— 4:15 PM on March 24, 2011

This week on the roundup, we've got a couple of case-related announcements from Corsair and NZXT, plus a new Biostar motherboard and some iBuypower laptops...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Mobile computing

Brazos-powered Eee PC listed for $289
— 9:32 AM on March 23, 2011

Shopping for a 10" netbook? If so, the choice between Intel's Atom processor and AMD's Brazos platform has gotten a little easier. A pre-order listing...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Toshiba unleashes slim 13-inch Sandy Bridge laptops
— 6:00 AM on March 23, 2011

11.6" ultraportables have their place, and 17" mobile workstations can be great for gaming and serious work, but I'm more partial to 13.3" notebooks—they're manageable...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Eee Pad Transformer to debut in Taiwan this week
— 11:14 AM on March 21, 2011

Asus' first real iPad rival is just days from release—in Asus' home country of Taiwan, at least. Netbooknews quotes an Asus press release in Chinese...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Users complain of Sandy Bridge MacBook Pro freezes
— 9:24 AM on March 21, 2011

Shelling out extra cash for Apple gear often gets you better-built products, but it's no safeguard from ugly kinks. If you've checked Apple's support forums...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

Samsung reveals ultra-thin Series 9 laptops
— 12:09 PM on March 17, 2011

Samsung has revealed a pair of ultra-thin laptops, each with different parentage. These Series 9 systems include the 11.6" NP900X1A, which is priced...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Report: Asus, Intel prepping a $200-250 netbook
— 6:00 AM on March 17, 2011

Atom-powered netbooks have never faced such stern competition. With affordable Fusion ultraportables pushing from one side and tablets exerting pressure from the other, the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Leaked slide teases AMD's mobile Radeon lineup
— 2:48 PM on March 14, 2011

VR-Zone has stumbled upon a presentation slide showing what looks like AMD's mobile GPU roadmap for the next two years. The roadmap comes...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

Asus announces two Fusion-powered Eee PCs
— 12:04 PM on March 8, 2011

After its stint in the Aspire One 522 and Pavilion dm1z, Zactario is headed to the Eee PC family! Asus has given the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

13-inch Vaio S packs Sandy Bridge, discrete Radeons, and USB 3.0
— 11:48 AM on March 8, 2011

Want an ultraportable Sandy Bridge system but don't like the look of the new MacBooks or Lenovo's ThinkPad X220? Perhaps Sony's latest...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Sandy Bridge headed to new Dell ultra-thin laptop
— 5:01 PM on March 7, 2011

The Adamo is dead—long live the Adamo? Dell retired its premium ultraportable laptop about a month ago, but judging by a post on the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Could Best Buy suffer the same fate as Circuit City?
— 3:02 PM on March 7, 2011

Rather than a lucky break for Best Buy, could Circuit City's bankruptcy have been an omen? That's the analysis of a Wall Street Journal piece,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

ThinkPad spec sheet teases IPS display, USB 3.0, dual-drive storage
— 10:58 AM on March 7, 2011

A spec sheet for Lenovo's next-gen ThinkPad X220 notebook has popped up online, and the new system looks very sweet indeed. Let's start with...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

BusinessWeek: No Microsoft tablet OS due until late 2012
— 6:00 AM on March 7, 2011

Apple, Google, RIM, and HP's Palm subsidiary all have tablet-ready operating systems either on the market now or coming soon. One name is missing from...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Deal of the week: The Pavilion dm1z, plus a smattering of other goodies
— 11:13 AM on March 4, 2011

After reading Cyril's review of HP's Pavilion dm1z ultraportable, there's no doubt in my mind that it should be our deal of the week....

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage Mobile computing Gaming

Thinner, faster iPad 2 to arrive on March 11 at $499
— 1:37 PM on March 2, 2011

Feign surprise if you like; today's iPad 2 announcement was spoiled quite a while ago. Still, now that it's official, we know the faster,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac Personal tech

AMD video shows Llano, Sandy Bridge side by side
— 6:00 AM on March 2, 2011

An interesting video has appeared in AMD's YouTube account. The three-minute clip shows the screens of two laptops as they run a graphics-heavy benchmark. One...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing