Earlier this month the USB Implementers Forum announced the new USB Power Delivery 2.0 specification. Long awaited, the Power Deliver 2.0 specification defined new standards for power delivery to allow Type-C USB ports to supply devices with much greater amounts of power than the previous standard allowed, now up to 5A at 5V, 12V, and 20V, for a maximum power delivery of 100W. However also buried in that specification was an interesting, if cryptic announcement regarding USB Alternate Modes, which would allow for different (non-USB) signals to be carried over USB Type-C connector. At the time the specification simply theorized just what protocols could be carried over Type-C as an alternate mode, but today we finally know what the first alternate mode will be...

Lenovo Announces ThinkPad X220 Series: 12" IPS with Sandy Bridge

We try not to bring you too much news about product announcements unless there's something particularly intriguing about them; we get inundated by them and most of the time...

68 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/10/2011

Toshiba Satellite L645D: Mobile AMD at 3GHz

While the drought of Sandy Bridge notebook hardware is thankfully approaching its sweet, merciful end, there are still a healthy amount of AMD-based notebooks on the market at good...

61 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/9/2011

MSI Giveaway: GT680R Sandy Bridge Notebook

I've been working with MSI for nearly as long as AnandTech has been around. So when MSI came to us with a giveaway opportunity we jumped on it. The...

4685 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/8/2011

ASUS G73SW + SNB: Third Time’s the Charm?

With the Cougar Point chipset glitch starting to fade away, we’re starting to get Sandy Bridge systems in for testing. ASUS sent us over an earlier version of their...

57 by Jarred Walton on 3/4/2011

The iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 Announcement

Today, Steve Jobs took a sabbatical from his sabbatical to hop up on stage and tell us all about the iPad 2, the next revision of Apple’s wildly popular...

104 by Andrew Cunningham & Cara Hamm on 3/2/2011

AVADirect's Clevo P170HM with GeForce GTX 485M: High-End You've Been Waiting For

When we reviewed the Clevo W880CU and, by extension, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 480M, we were perplexed. Certainly NVIDIA had reclaimed the mobile graphics crown and no one could dispute...

28 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/28/2011

MacBook Pro 2011 Refresh: Specs and Details

As expected, Apple today unveiled a range of speed and functionality improvements for its MacBook Pro lineup. The update was unusually quiet for Apple. There was no scheduled press...

130 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/24/2011

HP's Business Notebook Hat Trick

It's fair to say the refreshes HP announced for their consumer computers earlier this month seemed fairly lackluster. While nobody can complain about improved notebook speakers and the triumphant...

47 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/23/2011

Sony EE34: Sony Makes Budget AMD Laptops?

You can't buy it from Sony's website. If you blinked you might have missed the news popping up on a couple of different sites about its existence. If you...

53 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/22/2011

HP dm1z: Taking Fusion on the Road

HP's been on board AMD's ultraportable bandwagon since the chipmaker first shipped the underwhelming Congo platform, and HP continued to produce reasonably compelling not-quite-netbooks with the Athlon/Turion II Neo-equipped...

108 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/21/2011

Mobility Sector Updates: Waiting for Sandy Bridge and Market Analysis

The past week shook up the whole computer industry with Intel’s announcement that a potential flaw in their Cougar Point chipset required a respin to fix. In the ensuing...

49 by Jarred Walton & Vivek Gowri on 2/7/2011

AT Bench Update: Now with Mobile, Smartphone, and GPU 2011 Results!

Since starting our Bench results databases, they've grown by leaps and bounds. Bench is a central place where you can compare products based on the variety of tests and...

36 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/1/2011

AMD’s Brazos vs. Atom Thermals, Revisited

Last week we met with AMD at CES to see some of their latest and greatest offerings. We already reported on the meetings in our earlier article, but in...

154 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2011

CES 2011: Toshiba's Tablet and Glasses-Free 3D

We had a chance to visit with Toshiba on the CES 2011 show floor and were able to lay hands on their prototype Tegra 2-powered tablet along with checking...

15 by Dustin Sklavos on 1/9/2011

AMD and GlobalFoundries, CES 2011

The entities formerly known as AMD—namely, AMD and GlobalFoundries—are both here in Vegas for CES, and we had an opportunity to stop by and discuss their current and future...

73 by Jarred Walton on 1/7/2011

NVIDIA GeForce 500M: Refreshing the 400M

Just four months ago, NVIDIA released their top-to-bottom 400M lineup. Since the announcement, it took about a month but we then got the ASUS G73Jw (460M), Dell XPS L501x...

29 by Jarred Walton on 1/5/2011

ASUS Announces Eee Pad and Eee Slate Tablets

With CES 2011 upon us, we must acknowledge that 2011 could well be the “Year of the Tablet”. Everyone—Motorola, Dell, HP, HTC, Acer, you name it—is releasing a tablet...

37 by Vivek Gowri on 1/4/2011

Intel’s Sandy Bridge i7-2820QM: Upheaval in the Mobile Landscape

Ever since the Sandy Bridge preview, we’ve been waiting to see what Intel’s new architecture could do for mobility. No longer would quad-core notebooks require discrete graphics solutions, and...

66 by Jarred Walton on 1/3/2011

ASUS N53JF: Midrange 15.6” 1080p, Take Four

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a 15.6” notebook walks into the AnandTech labs, sporting NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 425M and a 1080p display…. Yes, for the fourth...

65 by Jarred Walton on 12/28/2010

CyberpowerPC's Compal NBLB2: Affordable Gaming

Periodically the Compal NBLB2 (and its predecessors) has popped up on our comments as an alternative 15.6" notebook with a 1080p screen, and people have been asking for a...

36 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/21/2010

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