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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

MSI gaming laptop has Core i5, Mobility Radeon HD 5850
— 5:09 PM on April 21, 2010

Relatively affordable gaming laptops don't always have the freshest hardware around. One can't say as much about MSI's new GX640 notebook, which Amazon now...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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

A pair of Core i3-powered MSI laptops hits Newegg
— 1:46 PM on February 16, 2010

Intel launched its 32-nm Arrandale mobile processors over a month ago now, but new laptops based on them are still trickling out. MSI

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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

Pine Trail-based MSI Wind U135 netbooks now available
— 4:31 PM on January 26, 2010

Intel's Pine Trail platform has landed in another series of netbooks. Newegg now carries two brand-new MSI Wind U135 systems priced at $309.99...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Pine Trail-based Samsung netbooks start at $349
— 2:16 PM on January 20, 2010

Samsung may not be as big a name as Acer or Asus in the netbook realm, but the Korean firm definitely isn't turning its back...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Asus CES booth tour covers notebooks, nettops, speakers, mobos, and more
— 7:37 PM on January 12, 2010

Visiting Asus' booth at a trade show is always an experience. The company makes, well, just about everything. At the Consumer Electronics Show,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Mobile computing

Zotac displays Mini-ITX mobos, barebones nettops, and mobile PCs at CES
— 4:30 PM on January 12, 2010

Although Zotac initially dabbled in ATX and microATX motherboards, the company's focus seems to be clearly centered on even smaller form factors. At CES...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Mobile computing

Dell unveils ultraportable gaming laptop, slate prototype
— 1:16 PM on January 7, 2010

The CES fervor hasn't spared Dell, which announced earlier today an Alienware-branded ultraportable gaming notebook, a slate PC prototype, and a host of new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

HP shows multi-touch convertible tablet PC, new netbooks
— 1:37 PM on January 6, 2010

Microsoft and HP may jointly introduce a slate device tonight as rumored, but in the meantime, HP has pulled the curtain off a handful...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

New Asus laptops focus on design distinctiveness
— 11:31 PM on January 5, 2010

The Consumer Electronics Show doesn't officially begin until Thursday, but today Asus gathered the press to show off several interesting new notebook models based on...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Inspiron Mini 10 gets a Pine Trail makeover
— 3:23 PM on January 5, 2010

A couple of weeks on from the Pine Trail platform launch, Dell has introduced a new version of its Inspiron Mini 10 netbook...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Lenovo shows two laptops with ARM processors
— 10:40 AM on January 5, 2010

After the netbook invasion of 2008 and 2009, could 2010 be the year of the smartbook? Freescale announced that reference smart tablet yesterday, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

Reference Freescale tablet has sub-$200 target price
— 4:48 PM on January 4, 2010

Speaking of tablets, Apple isn't the only one with something in the works. We recently heard that Asus is developing an Eee tablet, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Cheap, 11.6'' ThinkPad ultraportable becomes official
— 6:00 AM on January 4, 2010

Lenovo has chosen to celebrate the New Year with two firsts: the release of the first sub-$500 ThinkPad ultraportable and the first ThinkPad with an...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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

MSI, Dell prepping Pine Trail netbooks
— 9:38 AM on December 22, 2009

Asus may have been the star of our first Pine Trail netbook review, but it's definitely not the only company adopting Intel's new Atom...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing