Are you curious how the new Intel Sandy Bridge processor architecture performs in mobile platforms? We have the new Intel Core i7-2820QM processor locked and loaded in a Compal notebook that should make most desktop PCs run away and duck for cover. After checking out this 2.3Ghz quad-core processor with Hyper-Threading and 8MB of L3 cache, you might not ever look at your old notebook the same way!
A few weeks ago we had our first look at an Acer product, the Acer Aspire 1551 Notebook. Today in our lab we have something a bit more powerful, the Acer Aspire 7551G. Make no mistake, this laptop is a processing power house. It’s fully capable of video encoding/decoding thanks to it’s 2GHz AMD Phenom II N930 Quad core CPU.
Looking for the performance of a notebook in the size of a netbook? At just 11.6-inches wide, 1 inch tall and weighing just 3.1lbs, the Acer Aspire 1551 could be the ultra portable computing device you’ve been dreaming about. The Acer Aspire 1551 notebook is powered the AMD Turion II Neo K625 Dual-Core processor that runs at 1.50GHz and a discrete ATI Radeon HD 4225 video card handles the graphics!
Earlier this month we had the opportunity to visit AMD’s Austin, Texas headquarters to preview their upcoming ‘Brazos’ development platform and actually got some hands-on testing with a Fusion APU system prior to its launch. Today, we bring you performance numbers on the 18W TDP Zacate APU called the E-350. At 1.60GHz this dual core processor might just impress you!
The Alex eReader With the holiday’s right around the corner it’s a good time to start looking into great gift ideas, the Alex eReader is just that. A multifunctional powerhouse the Alex eReader is great for reading books, listening to music or even perusing the internet. With its Dual screen capabilities with one a 3.5” …more
Today, we are taking a look at a brand new ultra slim notebook power adapter from Cooler Master called the USNA 95. This is not a cheap generic power brick. This power adapter was designed by Choiix for Cooler Master and it was designed from the get go to be small, but powerful. In fact Cooler Master informed us that the USNA95 is the world’s smallest 95 Watt (has a peak power output rated at 150W) power adapter!
The ASUS U30Jc is the latest entry for ASUS in the Ultra-Portable Market. With the promise of 8 hours of useable battery life, Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz Nehalem derived performance, 4GB of DDR3 memory, all in a 4lb aluminum enclosure, this notebook might just be what you’ve been looking for. It also sports dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics and all for under $1000!
Today, we look at Intel’s solution for users to share the content of their laptop with their home theater. Using a Netgear Push2TV adapter and the latest Core i5 processor for mobile computing we see just how easy Intel’s Wireless Display is to use. Is it time to toss out your old laptop for some 21-Century functionality? Read on!
The MSI Wind 12 U230 is a sleek portable netbook that features a 12.1-inch display that offers a 1366×768 screen resolution (16:9) for a better viewing experience than older netbooks. The Wind 12 U230 is also said to have a four hour battery life thanks to the AMD Athlon Neo X2 dual-core processor! Most netbooks use the Intel Atom processor, but not the Wind12 U230! Read on to see how the 1.6GHz AMD Athlon X2 L335 CPU does compared to Intel Atom powered netbooks!
Today we have the first impressions of a lucky Apple iPad user who just picked their brand new Apple iPad 16GB Wi-Fi Edition earlier this morning. We touch on the initial unboxing, first impressions, initial sync, and available apps. Read on to get this Apple user’s first impressions of the Apple iPad just released today!
The ASUS UL50Vf notebook is a refresh of the popular UL50Vt. Nearly the only difference between these two models is the adoption of NVIDIA’s Optimus Technology which allows for automatic graphics switching technology versus user-initiated toggling. Read on as we give the UL50Vf our full evaluation to let you know our thoughts on the capabilities of Optimus.
Today we take an in-depth look at the ASUS G73Jh. Featuring the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 mobile GPU, mobile gamers once again have an offering of top-of-the-line graphics performance in a notebook. Paired with an Intel Core i7 720QM mobile CPU, the G73Jh offers some serious performance both for gamers and video encoders. Throw in a 17.3″ Full HD display and you are probably wondering what the price tag is… That’s the best part!
Today LR takes another ASUS Eee PC through the paces. This time it is a Seashell on steroids! The ASUS Eee PC 1201N offers an Intel Atom 330 and NVIDIA ION graphics with a 12-inch LCD. Does this platform typically reserved for nettops have what it takes to be in a netbook? Read on to find out!
We have our first look at the recently released Intel Atom N450, or Pineview, Netbook processor. The ASUS Eee PC 1005PE takes the same Eee PC Seashell design that has served ASUS well over the last year and adds in the latest Intel Atom platform for even more valuable battery life. Read on as we compare the Eee PC 1005PE running Windows 7 Starter with previous netbooks.