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Gloss begone
— 7:57 PM on February 10, 2011

There are few things that I despise more than the predominance of polished plastics in today's notebooks. Glossy finishes are the single worst...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Sandy Bridge performance
— 10:09 AM on February 9, 2011

K-Series Sandy Bridge CPUs have unlocked memory multipliers that make it easy to take advantage of faster memory modules. We explore performance with...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Memory

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Western Digital's Scorpio Black 750GB notebook hard drive
— 3:16 PM on January 20, 2011

When we rounded up 7,200-RPM notebook drives last month, Western Digital's Scorpio Black 500GB was our clear favorite. Today, we explore whether a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Notebook hard drives square off at 7,200 RPM
— 5:22 PM on December 2, 2010

SSDs may be the new hotness, but 7,200-RPM notebook drives are a more realistic option for most laptop users. We round up four of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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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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An evening with OnLive's cloud gaming service
— 12:58 AM on October 15, 2010

You've heard about the cloud, right? No, not the one that's spitting a pitter-patter of raindrops onto the roof of my home office. ...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Internet

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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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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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On the potential of HTML5
— 5:01 PM on February 5, 2010

By now, many of you must have looked at, or at least heard of, the experimental, HTML5 version of YouTube. And if you read...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Software

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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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