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While attending an NVIDIA event yesterday in Las Vegas, we got a chance to snap a few pictures of a pair of brand new GeForce 8800M GTS powered notebooks.  If you recall, we previewed NVIDIA's flagship mobile GPU back in November - if you'd like more details by all means, take a look at the article right here.For now, here are a couple of pictures of Gateway's first FX edition notebook and Sager's NP5792...    More information on the Sager NP5792 is available on the company's website.  As for the Gateway FX, here's a snip from the product's official press release: GATEWAY’S FIRST FX EDITION NOTEBOOK IS A MOBILE MEDIA AND GAMING POWERHOUSE Gateway extends attributes of... Read more...
AMD Introduces ATI Mobility Radeon(tm) HD 3000 Series - First Microsoft DirectX® 10.1 Graphics Processors for Notebook PCsFeature-rich graphics solutions to power next-generation AMD notebook platform built for a high-definition, mobile worldLAS VEGAS (2008 International CES) - Jan. 7, 2008 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the ATI Mobility Radeon(tm) HD 3000 series, a new family of discrete graphics for high-definition gaming and video in notebook PCs. The initial offerings consist of ATI Mobility Radeon(tm) HD 3400 series and ATI Mobility Radeon(tm) HD 3600 series. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series allows notebook users to experience the full power of HD through graphics processing designed... Read more...
Hello Everyone.  Just in case you're the type who likes to jump right down to the news, we’re writing to let you know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the brand new Dell XPS M1730 high-end gaming notebook.  This machine is the first of its type to include an AGEIA PhysX processor along with its pair of GeForce 8700 GTs running in SLI mode, multiple hard drives, and top notch LCD.  We have plenty of information regarding the slick WoW edition of this notbook as well, in addition to some exclusive pics of the ‘Figureprints’ available to owners of the golden ticket.  What golden ticket you ask?  Read the review and find out...Dell... Read more...
Dell's XPS brand is instantly recognizable in computer hardware and gaming circles. Whether you've owned one or not, there is no debate that XPS branded machines, desktops and notebooks alike, are serious competitors in the high-end and ultra high-end performance markets. While the XPS brand is over fourteen years old, it didn't receive acceptance from enthusiasts until rather recently. It wasn't too long ago that the thought of a machine from Dell that could compete with the best boutique builders both in terms of style and performance would evoke blank stares.While the XPS brand has always stood for performance, it hasn't always been easy to tell. With early XPS systems, there was often... Read more...
OCZ Technology Group Announces Availability of Premium Hypersonic Gaming Notebooks for the Global Consumer Electronics Retail Channel Sunnyvale, CA—December 6, 2007—OCZ Technology Group a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, PC components, and system builds, is pleased to announce that gamers and enthusiasts will now have access to purchase pre-built Hypersonic notebooks from a wide spectrum of online and retail outlets. High-performance laptop seekers will be afforded greater and quicker access to laptops that fit their performance expectations, while more selective users can still customize the ultimate gaming notebook through the online Hypersonic... Read more...
As with all rumors, please take this particular piece of news with a grain of salt.  Since rumors about future Apple products are a dime a dozen you might want to take 2 grains of salt, however this particular rumor comes from a relatively reliable source (as rumor sources go): Apple is preparing to release their own take on a mini-notebook at the upcoming Macworld Expo.If this particular rumor is true it seems that Apple's replacement for the long-defunct 12" PowerBook isn't quite as small as some might have hoped for:“The 13-inch portable, which AppleInsider first detailed back in February, will mark the Cupertino-based Mac maker's re-entry into the sub-notebook market -- arriving in a... Read more...
Despite the day, we are not trying to scare you or anything, but if you are one of the many who are switching from desktops to notebooks in your life (as evidenced by sales figures), Intel seems to be having trouble keeping up with demand.Due to Intel's misjudgment of notebook demand, the gap between the company's production capacity and market demand is increasing. Intel recently stated to makers that it will readjust its production capacity to solve the shortages and it expects the problem should be solved by the end of the year.By the end of the year, eh?  Seems based on that date though, that there might be shortages for people looking for a notebook-sized holiday gift this year. ... Read more...
It appears there are a number of threads at HP's support forums.  These forums posts first started in June 2007, and there is no official HP solution yet.  In fact, customers are helping themselves, or at least trying, but there appears to be little or no HP response on the forums.Tipped off by a reader, David Berlind investigates what appears to be a serious problem with the Wi-Fi feature on some Pavilion notebooks. Despite many customer complaints listed on HP's website over a period of nearly five months, there's been little response from HP. Instead, customers have banded together on the forum to figure out remedies for the problems.Disappointingly, some... Read more...
Seagate announced yesterday that they're shipping  their new 5400 PSD "Momentus" notebook hard drive, which incorporates 256 MB of flash memory with its conventional hard disk drive. It delivers commonly used information in a -- well, in a flash. That should help lower boot-up time and lower power consumption overall. Windows Vista operating system incorporates a method of identifying and saving the most commonly used files onto any available flash memory, so this hard drive should be a boon to those running the OS on their lappies."We're thrilled Seagate is bringing to market hybrid hard drives that take full advantage of Windows Vista," said Dennis Moulton, product manager of Windows Client... Read more...
Gamers Gain Supremacy with the Dell XPS M1730   NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2007 – PC gaming leader Dell today unleashed the XPS™ M1730 notebook, aka “the beast,” for gamers who want to experience the peak of mobile gaming performance. Available immediately, the XPS M1730 is the world’s first notebook to incorporate AGEIA PhysX Mobile Technology™ and Logitech’s GamePanel LCD. The PhysX™ processor helps deliver realistic movement and environmental interaction at incredible speeds without degrading overall performance. The GamePanel LCD allows gamers to view game stats, create new macros and... Read more...
We continue to bring you breaking coverage from IDF today with a look inside keynote talks from Gordon Moore and Pat Gelsinger. Snip:  “Pat next focused on Intel’s current and future I/O innovations.  He talked about the Tulapi SOC (System on a Chip) accelerator and then spoke of USB 3.0.  According to Pat, USB 3.0 will offer a 10X increase in performance over USB 2.0 and will use both copper and optical interconnects.  He also held up a couple of prototype USB 3.0 cables to show the room what they looked like.”   - Direct Link... Read more...
Midway through the first day at IDF, there was an interview held with Gordon Moore, the retired Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Intel Corporation, in which he spoke of the early years at the company and the many hurdles they faced in the beginning.         Gordon talked about the invention of the integrated circuit and how Intel’s faced fierce competition from Asian semiconductor manufactures that had him questioning the long-term viability of America’s semiconductor industry.  Through changes... Read more...
This year’s Intel Developer Forum began with a brief overview of the event given by Pat Gelsinger, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Digital Enterprise Group.  Pat spoke briefly about this year being the 10th Anniversary of IDF and talked about the many speakers and partners that will contribute to the event.         After Mr. Gelsinger was done, he introduced Paul Otellini, Intel’s President.  Paul began with talk of "extremes" and how today’s cutting-edge technology will be tomorrow’s mainstream.  He spoke of advancements in WiMax and how advancements in manufacturing have enabled... Read more...
Dell has been experiencing delays in shipping their new Inspiron line of notebooks, but the reasons why have been kept under wraps until recently.  But now we know that it’s a combination of paint and screens.Yes, paint is one of the primary reasons for the delay, at least according to Dell.  Don’t forget screens, which are also in short supply due to the increasing demand for laptops. “To date, color options are the main source of delay on Inspiron notebooks. Basic colors like black are easier to produce. Premium colors and finishes like we use on the Inspiron models introduce complexity into the process, and that's holding things up. Just as Alex mentioned in his post about colors on the... Read more...
The AGEIA PhysX hardware accelerator has been a solution in search of a program.  Meaning, there's just not enough software available to really make it worthwhile.  That said, they have announced a mobile version for notebooks. Today, the company announced the PhysX 100M mobile processor, aimed at adding hardware-accelerated physics to high-end desktop replacement gaming notebooks. According to the press release, this new mobile part is designed to operate, "with power dissipation of nearly 10W under gameplay conditions." It also includes power management features not seen in the desktop version, to throttle down the clock speed if things get too hot or if the chip is idle.Judging... Read more...
That is definitely an impressive percentage, especially when you consider that desktop sales are dropping while notebook sales are rising.  According to NPD, Apple’s U.S. retail notebook market share for June 2007 rose 2.2% from last year's 15.4% mark. As well as the notebooks are doing, Apple’s overall standing among computer makers is up too. According to data from research firm IDC, Apple’s continued rise in computer sales puts it in third place overall among all computer makers in the U.S. This is the first time since 1996 that Apple finds itself this high on the list of top selling manufacturers. Dell took the top spot with HP coming in second place of total unit sales.... Read more...
You have to scroll down through the list of available options to see it, but it’s there.  The only 2 CPU options are both Quad-Core desktop CPUs!  At first glance, you might think that this is a typo, but a quick call to the sales confirmed it.Too bad there aren't options for a screen larger than 17 inches.  A laptop with this much horsepower could certainly use more screen real estate. "With four execution cores, the Intel® Core™2 Quad processor blows through processor-intensive tasks in demanding multitasking environments and makes the most of highly threaded applications. Whether you're creating multimedia, annihilating your gaming enemies, or running compute-intensive applications at one... Read more...
Version 8 of Lotus Notes and Domino was released today by IBM.  As well as new features, a major focus of the latest release is the modernization of the user interface, which some claim has been stuck in the Stone Age, and which has annoyed users to the point that Notes anti-fan sites have been created. The changes are the result of building the Version 8 client on top of the company's Eclipse-based rich client platform, according to IBM officials. Version 8 represents IBM's strategy to create client interfaces built on a common platform. This will allow components of any client application to be provisioned and managed centrally, said Barton Group analyst Karen Hobert. It's doubtful that... Read more...
Yesterday Hot Hardware pointed out the Digitimes report on the tight supply of the lowly DVD pick-up head component. Today's version of "we're running out of stuff" includes an assortment of components needed to build notebook computers. Many notebook manufacturers are in danger of missing their targets for sales for 2007, not because of a lack of demand, but because they can't get all the components they need in a timely fashion. All top-three branded notebook suppliers have been impacted. Dell's 8-series consumer notebooks are in short supply, with Taiwan retailer Tsann Kuen still awaiting delivery of the first batch, according to industry sources. The Dell notebook shortage has... Read more...
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Closes $1.5 Billion Offering of 5.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2012 SUNNYVALE, Calif – August 14, 2007 --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) today announced the closing of its offering of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.75% Convertible Senior Notes due 2012. The notes were privately offered to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. AMD received net proceeds from the offering of approximately $1.48 billion after deducting discounts, commissions and estimated offering expenses. AMD used the net proceeds, together... Read more...
Toshiba’s new 12.1” Portege R500 notebook is being touted as the world’s lightest widescreen notebook in its class. When equipped with a 64 GB SSD and 3 cell battery, it only weighs 1.72 pounds. Admittedly though, the stated weight is without an optical drive. Starting at $1999, the R500 runs Windows XP Pro and is driven by a Core 2 Duo U7600 CPU clocked at 1.20GHz, 1024 MB of DDR2 RAM, and features a 1280 x 800 XGA display with High Brightness. The R500 uses GMA 950 graphics and includes WiFi Link (802.11a/g/n) support, a SuperMulti DVD drive, fingerprint reader, and a 120 GB HDD that twirls 5400 times per minute. A fully-loaded system sells for $2999. According to Toshiba, the 64GB SSD configuration... Read more...
Asustek Computer Inc. has recently included the Intel Turbo Memory offering to its line of Santa Rosa mobile platform-based notebooks. The Turbo-Memory-fitted notebooks will be available by late August of this year. “The new laptop configurations with Intel Turbo Memory, formerly codenamed ‘Robson’, are the 14-inch F8SV-A1 and V2S-A1, the 15.4-inch F3SC-A2, F3SV-A2/B2, G1S-A2, V1S-A1, VX2S-A1B/A2B (Black) Lamborghini, and VX2S-A1Y/A2Y (Yellow) Lamborghini, as well as 17-inch A7S-A2 and G2S-A2/A3.” As for the memory itself, it seems that the opinion is divided. While Asus claims that the Turbo Memory solution can reduce “boot time, improve application responsiveness, and accelerate application... Read more...
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