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Core 2 Duo Arrives for Notebooks

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Intel have officially kicked off their new mobile Core 2 Duo processor lineup today, otherwise known as "Merom". Specs for the mobile versions are basically identical to the desktop models (which is definitely a good thing). Expect some blitzen' fast notebooks to surface in the near future from manufacturers such as Dell, Lenovo, Sony and more.

 

Intel's official announcement can be located here, and there's plenty more coverage on Merom as per the linkies below :-

 

- HotHardware
- PCPerspective
- LegitReviews
- DailyTech #1
- DailyTech #2
- TGDaily
- Trusted Reviews

 



SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2006 - Laptops around the world are getting a make-over as systems based on Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology are now shipping with Intel® Core™2 Duo mobile processors inside, Intel Corporation announced today.

 

More than 200 Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology-based designs from PC manufacturers, resellers and integrators around the world will incorporate the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor (formerly codenamed "Merom") this year. The Intel Core 2 Duo processor, launched last month, has garnered widespread acclaim and is already shipping in the company's other premium platform for consumers, Intel® Viiv™ technology-based entertainment PCs.

 

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Samsung Announces 4GB Solid State Disks for Vista Notebooks, PCs

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In early prep for Windows Vista, Samsung have unveiled a 4GB Solid State drive which will act as a high speed NAND flash cache for Vista equipped systems. According to The DailyTech, the pricing on these puppies will also be quite reasonable (under $200), certainly lower then one would expect for solid state storage, even if it's only able to hold 4GB of data.

 

Samsung's official announcement can be found here, and theres more info at The DailyTech, The Inquirer and Digit-Life.

 


San Jose, CA - July 25, 2006: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that a 4GB solid state disk (SSD), now being readied for production, will also serve as a high speed NAND flash cache for notebooks and PCs in conjunction with the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.

 

The device - compatible with Windows ReadyBoost, a new Windows Vista feature that uses flash memory to improve system responsiveness - enables users to avoid the hundreds of annoying multi-second delays they experience every day when moving within and between frequently used applications.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - OnSale.com - Hewlett Packard Notebook on sale for $395.99!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: OnSale has the Hewlett Packard nx6110 Intel Celeron M 370 1.5 GHz Notebook on sale for $495.99! It comes with a $100 mail in rebate so that lowers the price to $395.99! This offer expires 8/11/06. The HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook PCs combine mobility, affordability and connectivity, offering a smart mobile office notebook for cost-conscious professionals. This thin and light notebook provides the right balance of key features to help handle your versatile business needs, combining proven technology and long battery life so you can achieve maximum productivity without compromising your budget.

 

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Low-Powered NVIDIA SLI Coming To Notebooks

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Laptop Logic have obtained inside info regarding one of NVIDIA's current projects in their secret lab, they're apparently working on a new form of SLI tech for notebooks which will be far more friendly in terms of power usage, however perhaps at the slight expense of performance (which you would expect is only the case when the system is running off battery power, not the mains).

 

The DailyTech have the scoop.

 


According to sources close to the company, NVIDIA is working on a new kind of SLI technology for notebook designs. Instead of pairing two identical GPUs for increased performance, NVIDIA is going for a pairing of integrated and discrete GPUs for a balance of power and performance.

 

The concept of pairing up a low-power integrated GPU with a high-power discrete GPU is nothing new. Sony has already treaded through these waters with its VAIO SZ lineup which features Intel GMA950 and NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 GPUs.

 

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Acer HD DVD Notebooks Powered By NVIDIA ®PureVideo™ HD Technology Now Available

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Another announcement from NVIDIA today highlights a deal with notebook manufacturer "Acer" in which their GeForce GPUs with PureVideo HD technology will be implemented into some of Acer's "Aspire" series notebooks for HD DVD movie playback.

 

The announcement resides here folks.

 



"With the Acer Aspire 9800, 9510 and 9110 series, our goal was to create notebooks with HD-DVD movie playback quality that rivals living room players. This is a complex project involving diverse components such as video acceleration, content security management and software support," stated Campbell Kan, Head of Mobile Computing Business Unit, Acer Inc. "NVIDIA provided the ideal top-to-bottom solution that enabled us to meet our goals and get to market on time."

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Lenovo Thinkpad T60 Notebook for Only $999.99!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Awesome price on a Thinkpad notebook! It comes with Intel Core Duo processor T2300 1.66GHz, 512MB 1DIMM, CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo, 60GB HD, internal wireless, 56k modem, and more. Expires 5/31/06.

 

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ECS Showcase new Centrino (NAPA) Notebooks

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ECS are really havin' a blast at CeBIT this year, with another couple announcements to come to light in the past 24 hrs.

 

This one talks of five new "NAPA" platform notebooks which sport Intel's Core Duo processor. They each have a 15.4" WXGA screen and boast their own feature-list / characteristics.

 

Read all about them in the official announcement here folks.

 

This 1.33mb zip file contains pictures showing off various angles of the new notebooks as well.

 



Hannover, Germany, 14th March 2006 - Riding the crest of the new digital age, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) display five simply smart NAPA platform, Intel Centrino mobile technology-based notebooks at CeBIT 2006.

 

Featuring the Intel Core Duo chip, NAPA platform notebooks consume, on average, three watts of power compared to around four watts consumed by leading competitors. The platform boosts average performance 68 percent beyond that of Intel's current Sonoma platform, while reducing power consumption an average of 28 percent and extending battery life beyond the five-hour mark. It also improves wireless bandwidth and can help cut the size of a notebook by 30 percent versus today's machines.

 

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ASUS Notebooks Present Revolutionary Innovations

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Several announcements have also been made by "ASUS" within the last 24 hrs. The first of which outlines their extensive range of notebooks, from streamlined affordable business solutions to extreme high-end prestige offerings such as the new S6 series with an aluminum body and leather surface casing (as per the clickable thumbnail images below).

 

A broken down listing of all the current models on offer and other relative information can be sourced via the announcement here folks.

 



Year 2006 is an exciting year for ASUS Notebooks. The comprehensive partnership with Automobili Lamborghini merges advanced information technology and automobile heritage and gave birth to the stunning ASUS- Lamborghini VX1 Notebook that inherits all the striking traits of a true Lamborghini. With the upgrade of mobile computing solution, ASUS launched a complete notebook series based on the latest platform that enables superior mobility with video communication capability and wireless digital TV broadcast feature.

 

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NVIDIA Brings SLI To Notebooks

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Alongside the release of their new 7600/900 graphics cards, the next big talk of the day is NVIDIA's official announcement on the implentation of SLI technology for the notebook segment. Imagine your poor battery trying to cope with two GeForce Go 7800 GTX GPUs in an SLI configuration, ouch!

 

NVIDIA's press release resides here, and more coverage can be found at DailyTech, Legit Reviews, and PC Perspective.

 



CEBIT 2006-HANNOVER, GERMANY-March 9, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in graphics processor technologies, extends its acclaimed NVIDIA® SLI™ technology to notebook PCs for the first time. Delivering new levels of visual realism at extremely high-definition resolutions, SLI technology enables two NVIDIA GeForce® Go 7800 GTX graphics processing units (GPUs) to be used in notebooks based on the NVIDIA nForce®4 SLI core-logic solution.

 

The GeForce Go 7800 GTX was the first top-of-the-line notebook GPU to deliver performance on par with desktop PCs, and provide the gamer with enthusiast-class performance on the road.

 


Hexus were lucky enough to get some hands on, as they have a play with Rockdirect's Xtreme SLI Laptop. and TGDaily reports on NV partner's Alienware and Eurocom having announced SLI equipped notebooks today. Furthermore, SLIZone also carry a listing of partners to be introducing SLI-equipped notebooks to the market.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Lenovo Thinkpad R51E Laptop for $699.99!

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Offer: Great price for a Thinkpad R51E laptop! This 18445GU comes with a 1.73Ghz Pentium M 740 processor, 15" TFT with Radeon X300 PCIe video, 512MB of DDR2 SDRAM, 40GB HD, 24x CD-RW/DVD combo drive, 802.11b/g wireless, 10/100 networking, 56k modem, LiOh battery, Windows XP Professional (not just home!), and a 1 year warranty! A small $75 rebate (expiring 3/14/06) brings the price down to $699.99, and there's FREE shipping. Limit 1 per customer.

 

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