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Today we’ve got a detailed look at Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X200.  Though it may appear that the X200 is an offshoot of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X300, the ThinkPad X200 is actually more of a successor and direct descendant of their ThinkPad X61 line.  This is clearly evident both in the X200's design and its specifications. Lenovo’s X300 tries to be as compact and feature-rich as possible, sacrificing raw computing power to present a fully featured notebook in an amazingly compact frame.   However, the X200, just like the X61 before it, takes the opposite approach, sacrificing some size and features to preserve compute power.  Built on Intel's new Centrino 2 platform, the ThinkPad... Read more...
The Lenovo ThinkPad X300, released earlier this year, was quite an exciting product and Hot Hardware wasn't the only publication to award it an Editor's Choice (our review). With its svelte form-factor, LED backlighting, solid state hard drive and unique, ultra thin optical drive, the X300 is a standout product packed full of cutting edge technologies that is unmatched by many other notebooks in its class. Even Apple's lauded Macbook Air is no match, when it comes to pure utility and function. While the X300 may be a best-in-class product, with its relatively slow 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 processor and a $2,300 price tag, it probably isn't the most sensible purchase if power... Read more...
OCZ Technology Expands its Diverse Flash Lineup with the new Ultra-Portable Spyder USB 2.0 drive Sunnyvale, CA—June 11, 2008 —OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the latest addition to its award-winning lineup of performance flash drives with the all-new Spyder, first debuted at Computex 2008. Undertaking exciting new endeavors in the flash memory market, OCZ is all about affordable, portable, and innovative style with this super-sleek and cap-less design that offers students and professionals highly reliable and high-capacity flash storage at an aggressive price point.   “With the latest flash technology,... Read more...
Just in case you missed it, we're writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of Lenovo's sleek ThinkPad X300 ultra portable notebook.  According to Lenovo, the ThinkPad X300 was designed to be the most efficient notebook the company has ever offered, with claims of a 25% reduction in power consumption in comparison to previous X-Series models.  To achieve this, Lenovo attempted a balancing act of sorts, equipping the X300 with a low power Core 2 Duo CPU, a Solid-State Drive and an LED backlit monitor.  The question is, has the focus on low power consumption come at too big a price, both... Read more...
While he may not have invented the Internet, Al Gore has played a major role in bringing the issue of Global Warming to the masses.  In his book and movie "An Inconvenient Truth", Gore made a compelling case, and whether his message convinced you or not, one thing is certain, it's clear people were listening.  Today, there is increased research and development searching for innovative solutions to energy conservation in virtually all areas of our lives.  Technologies are being improved to collect solar, wind, geo-thermal and water power, while alternative technologies are under development as well.  Regardless of your position on the topic, the benefits... Read more...
Yesterday news regarding the availability of HP's ultra portable Mini-Note PC broke and generated some buzz.  But ever since ASUS first unveiled the EeePC other players like Everex, Acer, and ECS, among others, have all announced or introduced similar, relatively low priced, portable solutions.  And according to a story posted on CNN Money via Dow Jones, Dell will be next to enter the fray.Dell Inc. (DELL) plans to launch low-cost notebook computers made by Compal Electronics Inc.(2324.TW) as early as June, a Compal official said Wednesday.  Compal will initially ship 200,000-300,000 notebook computers to Dell each month, said the official, who declined to be named.Compal Electronics,... Read more...
Do you remember the original Pentium 4? It launched at 1.5 GHz and gave us our first bittersweet taste of the NetBurst microarchitecture, which Intel would use to replace the P6 design.When the Pentium 4 began its life, Intel manufactured the chips on a 180 nm node. The 42 million transistors that went into those first Pentium 4s - internally referred to as Willamettes - occupied a die no less than 217 square millimeters. Keep those figures in mind throughout our overview of Intel’s newest mobile processor and platform. And don’t feel too old; eight years seems like a lifetime, when you’re talking tech.  Mobility, Redefined Smaller than a LaptopIntel is formally announcing a brand new... Read more...
Intel is formally announcing a brand new processor today that it hopes will drive the next generation of mobile Internet devices.  Intel’s new platform for MIDs is called Menlow. And whereas the previous generation McCaslin platform was found in ultra low-voltage notebooks, Menlow is the processor and chipset combination you’ll find in future navigation devices, Internet tablets, video players, and gaming handhelds. From here on out you won’t hear Intel calling the platform by its internal name, though. The official brand is Centrino Atom and we've got all the details available right here...Intel's Ultra-Portable Atom: Unveiled... Read more...
If you haven't noticed the fresh link at the top of the page, we want to let you all know that we’ve just posted a new article here at HotHardware featuring ASUS’ slick U6S notebook.  If you’re unfamiliar with it, the ASUS U6S is best described as a full-featured ultraportable laptop. Except for the relatively small 12.1" LED backlit screen, the U6S offers many of the same features of a standard full-size notebook, but in a compact ultraportable body.  Built on Intel's fourth-generation Centrino platform, also known as Santa Rosa, the U6S manages to cram the same level of performance as a full-sized notebook into a diminutive 3.5lb package.  Click the link below and check... Read more...
If you're the type who wants to make a statement with your notebook, names like Apple, VAIO, and Alienware may come to mind. But what about ASUS? While you may know them best for their motherboards and video cards, ASUS is a seasoned veteran when it comes to manufacturing notebooks, and they definitely make more than just EeePCs. Besides being a notebook contract manufacturer for the likes of Dell, Sony, Samsung and Apple, ASUS also has their own lineup of ASUS branded notebooks, and over the years they have produced some of the most attractive notebooks you may never have heard of. If you haven't flipped beyond the EeePC section of ASUS' notebook catalog, you may be surprised by the... Read more...
The pre-MacWorld rumors are always some of the most interesting, but it looks like a few of the rumored products such as sub-notebook and 3G iPhone are virtually done-deals.  The 3G iPhone was actually leaked by AT&T CEO Randal Stephenson, so we're moving that one out the rumor file.  If that's not enough for you, here's more about the ultra-portable“...he has now heard from manufacturing partners in Asia that Apple is preparing to unveil a new, ultra portable laptop computer at the company's Macworld event next month in San Francisco.The blogs have speculated about this, but he says he now has hard evidence that the smallest laptop ever from Apple is only weeks away. He says the... Read more...
A U.S. patent application has recently been uncovered that may give us a clue on Nintendo’s next move in the gaming industry. Though the patent was originally filed on March 30, 2007, it was just updated this week. The patent application describes a handheld device that functions in some ways similar to the Wii in that it can detect 3D motion (along x, y, z axes), in addition to “acceleration and degree of virtual impact.” “A game system includes a housing to be held by a player. The housing incorporates an XY-axis acceleration sensor to detect an acceleration in an X-axis and Y-axis direction and a Z-axis contact switch to detect an acceleration in a Z-axis direction. These sensor and switch... Read more...
Being an avid PC gamer, I have never had much interest in consoles such as the Xbox 360, PS2, etc with the exception of a few games.  Handheld consoles, however, are another story.  Over the years I have owned many handhelds including the original Coleco and Mattel handheld Football games, Sega GameGear, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Gameboy SP, PSP, and the Nintendo DS Lite.  As it stands now, my all time favorite is the DS Lite which never leaves my briefcase! I've spent countless hours playing Mario Kart and would not give it up for the world. Looking back though, a few of the others I have owned were definitely not worth my hard earned cash. Modojo has put together... Read more...
SST Announces Single-Chip Controller Targeting Portable Applications Mobile Platform Controller Combines Keyboard Controller, Power Management Controller and 8 Mbits of LPC Firmware Flash SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- SST (Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.), a leader in flash memory technology, today announced the industry's first single-chip, fully integrated mobile platform controller targeting mobile devices. The SST79LF008 Mobile Platform Controller enables designers to reduce overall system cost, enhance reliability and increase security protection by integrating into a single device 8 Mbits of LPC Firmware Flash along with a mobile platform controller for human input devices. The single-chip... Read more...
Altec Lansing Announces the SUV of Its inMotion Line of Portable Speakers inMotion iM9 provides ideal companionship for your rugged adventures MILFORD, PA - Altec Lansing announces the newest addition to its inMotion family of portable audio products – the iM9, appropriately recognized as the SUV of portable iPod speakers. Its hardy shell and backpack-style carrying case allow users to keep up with the bumps and bruises of their active lifestyles. And, while the iM9 was designed to act as a rugged companion, it also was engineered to deliver a more powerful, richer sound experience in any environment. Lightweight and compact – about the size of a lunch box – the iM9 offers consumers... Read more...
Hurricane Katrina, the biggest of the storms to hit the U.S. this year, has arrived at New Orleans as of this morning. Most have left the city, but thousands remain, many of them piled into the Superdome which has already suffered damage. Before we bring you the news, we'd like to wish the best of luck to all of those in the city of New Orleans, and everyone who is in the path of the storm. Be safe folks! Maxtor ULTRA 16 - 300GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive Review @ Madshrimps "In the Server and Business markets redundancy is at the heart of storage matters. Most of us, however; rely on a single device for all our needs, placing all our proverbial eggs in one basket. Today we will entrust our... Read more...
Asus made an interesting statement earlier in the year with their S5N notebook. Its flair wasn't necessarily original, but it was, and still remains, one of the smaller ultra-portable designs available. And it's for this reason, that the S5N remains one of the ultra-portable notebooks in our own personal notebook arsenal. So, needless to say, after catching a glimpse of the new Asus W5A ultra-portable, we were immediately intrigued.  If you haven't already seen it, the Asus W5A is a bit of a departure from other "traditional" ultra-portable designs. With that in mind, let's see what Asus' is using to entice highly mobile computer users... Asus W5A The Specifications Processor •_Designed... Read more...
Intel's Dual-Core CPUs Examined on OCAU: "Smithfield (current stepping A0) is based on the Prescott 1M core with E0 stepping. This core is known for high overclocking potential. On the other hand, knowing that Smithfield consumes at least 15% more power and runs hotter than the already hot Prescott, we did not expect much when we started overclocking. The reality was a pleasant surprise." ASUS N6800Ultra PCI-e SLI @ Hardwareavenue.com: "Although the Geforce 7800GTX from Nvidia saw its official release mere days ago, it doesn't spell the end of the former generation, in fact it is arguably at this time that the former generation sees increased attention due to (usual) appropriate pricing... Read more...
We're starting off the morning with some interesting reads from around the web.  If you are looking for a good networking basics article, the Tech Zone has you covered, while Hexus.Net has information on MSI's DBS system. There's something about quad video that makes be curious. Check it! Seagate 100GB Portable External HDD @ Bjorn3D: "On the go? Always away from home or the office? Looking for a way to take a big chunk of data along with you wherever you may roam? With the arrival of USB portable drives in sizes all the way up to several GB of data, the desire to go portable with all of your data is fast becoming the norm. Enter Seagate's portable external USB 2.0 100GB HDD ready... Read more...
Good morning all.  I may be a little behind in delivering the news this morning, but it turned out for the better.  We just found out some major news from Intel and NVIDIA that is about as big as it gets.  Check the PR below for a taste and then head over to Intel.com or NVIDIA.com for more details.  Then be sure to come back and check out the other bit of treats we've lined up for you this morning! NVIDIA And Intel Sign Broad Cross-License, Chipsets License Agreements SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2004 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) and Intel Corporation today announced the companies have signed a broad, multi-year patent cross-license agreement spanning multiple product... Read more...
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