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Digitimes reports that Asustek will soon introduce a new brand, ASmobile, to be used by their whitebook products. The first notebook bearing the ASmobile brand will appear during the fourth quarter of 2006. Asustek is trying to repeat the success they enjoyed when they re-branded their low-price motherboards to ASRock. However, the ASmobile will not be tailored for the low end. Instead of low prices, the ASmobile brand will rely on high quality and customer loyalty, most likely targeting the mid to upper parts of the market. "Recently formed, Asustek's team for the ASmobile brand includes R&D, manufacturing and marketing staffs, the sources indicated. Asustek's move also represents... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that the highly publicized AMD notebooks which will be brought to market by Dell later this year will in fact be equipped with ATI graphics chipsets. At this time, it is not known how much influence AMD's recent acquisition of ATI had upon the decision to use Radeon Mobility GPU's. Interestingly enough, comments have been made surrounding NVIDIA's financial reports which would seem to indicate that these AMD-based Dell notebooks will actually be using NVIDIA's nForce chipsets. Could we end up seeing an AMD notebook from Dell which uses an NVIDIA chipset and an ATI GPU? With the notebooks slated to launch in late October or early November, we will know for certain... Read more...
Later on this year, Dell is expected to launch a plethora of AMD powered notebooks, using AMD's Sempron, Athlon 64, and Turion 64 x2 processors. Dell already has AMD based servers on the market, and AMD based desktops are expected to show up are September. "The first AMD-based models, which will likely be launched in late October or early November, will be 15.4-inch notebooks manufactured by Quanta Computer for the consumer notebook market, the sources said. Then, Dell will introduce 17-inch AMD-based models at the end of the year, the sources added."... Read more...
Alienware has just announced two new mobile platforms that feature NVIDIA SLI technology. The Aurora m9700 is a 17" system that includes an AMD Turion 64 mobile processor and two GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics cards. The new flagship Aurora mALX system is a 19" monster also using the new AMD Turion 64 processor though it is fitted with two GeForce Go 7900 GTX GPU's. Per usual, prepare to be picking your jaw off the floor when you see the price as it comes in at a cool $4500 in the default configuration.  Fortunately for most, the base price of the Aurora m9700 is "only" $1999. Keep your eyes open for a review of the Aurora... Read more...
Dell rolled out new notebook computers that are based on Intel's Core Duo processors and add new wireless connectivity and security features.On the wireless side, the new notebooks - the Dell Latitude D620 and D820 - add optional built-in connectivity to wireless broadband technology. Businesses can choose among cellular carriers such as Cingular Wireless and Verizon Wireless in the United States and Vodafone Group in Europe. Although connectivity to 3G (third-generation) high-speed networks is still limited or not available in many cities, the laptops support Verizon's EVDO (Evolution Data Only) and Cingular's HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) data transmission standards. Cellular modems... Read more...
Just when people were getting excited about SLI coming to notebooks, ATI has given mobile users yet another reason to smile. The Inquirer reports that notebook ODM Clevo is working on a Crossfire-enabled notebook to compliment their SLI-enabled notebooks. Regardless of whether you favor ATI or NVIDIA, one thing is absolutely certain. The desktop replacement notebook is on the verge of becoming just that. When the only deciding factor between choosing a LAN system is size and not performance, the choice of a mobile system becomes painfully simple. A VERY famous notebook Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) Clevo works on Crossfire system for notebooks.... Read more...
Aussie website DigitalReviews.net has just published a very interesting bit of news regarding SLI-capable notebooks. According to their sources, we can expect to see a notebook featuring two GeForce Go 7800 GTX GPU's showing up in retail sometime in late February of early March. Although we can't comment on any details, you can be sure the usual suspects will be offering this configuration as soon as the ODM's have finalized the designs. I suppose the days of laughing at notebooks at LAN parties are gone as an SLI notebook with GeForce Go 7800GTX GPU's would likely trounce 90% of the desktops in attendence.A source close to ITC, a market leader of custom made notebooks in Australia, has informed... Read more...
Having worked for Alienware in the past, I can attest to the fact that they have some of the highest performance notebooks money can buy. Today, the company has completed their refresh of their notebook lineup with the release of a slick new 12" widescreen system and their first-ever shipping AMD notebook. For those looking for a killer gaming notebook, the Aurora M7700 certainly looks the part with specs like this:Cutting-Edge Desktop Processing Power The Aurora m7700 features AMD's Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 X2 desktop processors to give you a true desktop replacement. Unbeatable Graphics Performance Powered by the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX graphics card, the Aurora m7700 gives you a... Read more...
Good morning all.  Sorry if I'm later than usual with your morning news.  The past few days my Cable connection has been very slow and the folks at RoadRunner say everything looks good.  While it may look good on their end, I'm slogging along at Dialup 5x speeds.  Hopefully I can make enough noise to get something fixed, but it looks like they have the upper hand.  It's a real shame it has to be that way.  Anyway, the news is flowing this morning, so let's get down to business. ABIT Launches the RX700 Graphics Card Series Dominate the competition with BulletProof Technology September 21st, 2004:  Known as the company that provides the world's top performing... Read more...
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