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...

Logitech Z515 Wireless Speakers: Because Your Laptop Speakers Suck

Laptop speakers are notoriously terrible. With the odd exception, very few notebooks have speaker systems that can do any kind of justice to music, movies, or even video games...

57 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/14/2010

AVADirect Clevo X7200: Six Cores, SSD RAID, and GTX 480M SLI Yields World's Fastest DTR Notebook

The march of progress is inevitable, with faster computers constantly replacing last year's top performing parts. Clevo is a company with a heavy focus on Desktop Replacement (DTR) notebooks...

39 by Jarred Walton on 10/7/2010

Toshiba A665-3DV: 3D or Not 3D?

Last month we had our first look at AMD's latest Danube platform with a quad-core P920 processor in the Toshiba A660D. After we posted that review, Toshiba asked us...

14 by Jarred Walton on 10/6/2010

Acer Aspire One Netbooks

Acer is announcing an updated range of netbooks, including their first to use the dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor, the Acer Aspire One AOD255. The same model will also...

5 by Balraj Sandhu on 10/4/2010

Gateway Updates NV Series with WiMax

Gateway has updated its NV series of mainstream notebooks, including a new model featuring integrated WiMax connectivity. The entire line has been updated with more attractive aesthetics, improved performance...

1 by Balraj Sandhu on 10/4/2010

ASUS U35Jc: Jogging in Place

Less than six months ago, the ASUS U30Jc ultraportable walked away with a Bronze Editor's Choice award. The combination of portability, performance, and price made the U30Jc a favorite...

45 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/30/2010

New Acer Aspire TimelineX Laptops

Acer is launching a series of new notebooks in their Aspire TimelineX range boasting mobile form factors, Intel Arrandale processors, and up to 8 hours of battery life. These...

44 by Balraj Sandhu on 9/27/2010

Who Says Bigger Isn't Better? Clevo X7200 with 480M SLI Available from AVADirect

When we looked at NVIDIA's 480M with its 100W TDP, we were curious how long it would take for notebook manufacturers to deal with the power requirements that two...

33 by Jarred Walton on 9/24/2010

Gateway ID49: Mixing the Bag

Gateway certainly isn't the first brand you think of when you're looking for a stylish, classy, well-rounded notebook, but that's just what they aim to bring to the table...

43 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/23/2010

HP Mini 5102: This Netbook Means Business

We’ve seen more than our fair share of Pine Trail netbooks since their launch late last year. Performance has never been spectacular, but battery life and portability have been...

24 by Jarred Walton on 9/22/2010

Netbook and Tablet Fever at IDF 2010

Here at IDF, Intel has been promoting the Atom platform pretty heavily, with the new dual core Atom N550 and all of the new Moorestown-based chips like the CE4200...

22 by Vivek Gowri on 9/15/2010

Ocosmos OCS1: Oak Trail Gaming Tablet Impressions

We managed to catch up with Ocosmos, the people behind the OCS1 gaming tablet from Douglas Davis’ keynote this morning, and got some more information regarding the intruiging new...

33 by Vivek Gowri on 9/15/2010

Dell Shows off 10" Inspiron Duo Convertible Netbook/Tablet

Dell just demonstrated its upcoming 10-inch Inspiron Duo convertible netbook/tablet. Based on the dual core Atom N550 the Inspiron Duo runs Windows 7 Premium. The system can work as...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010

First Public Demo of Oaktrail and Windows Gaming Tablet

Earlier this year Intel unveiled its Moorestown architecture, branded as the Atom Z600 series for smartphones and handhelds. Moorestown focused on a significant reduction in idle and active power...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010

Neofonie WeTab: Preliminary Impressions of MeeGo

Out of Germany comes the WeTab, the first shipping MeeGo-based tablet, running Intel’s new open source operating system on top of the venerable Atom N450 processor. It’s a fairly...

1 by Vivek Gowri on 9/14/2010

ASUS' N82Jv: Jack-Of-All-Trades

Over the years, we've looked at many of ASUS' mobile offerings. From the lowly Eee PC up through gaming powerhouses, ASUS has something for everyone. They're looking to increase...

34 by Jarred Walton on 9/11/2010

Toshiba Portege R700: A Truly Ultraportable 13.3"

To say that I was very impressed by the Toshiba R700 on paper would be an understatement. Even with very little actual hands-on time with the notebook, I put...

43 by Vivek Gowri on 9/7/2010

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e: When Build Quality Matters Most

The pricetag of Lenovo's ThinkPad X100e has come down a couple of hundred dollars from its lofty perch when it entered the market more than six months ago, but...

24 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/3/2010

NVIDIA 400M: DX11 Top to Bottom Solutions Now Available

When Fermi first launched on the desktop, we wondered how long it would take to trickle down to the lower end markets—and the mobile team also wondered if we'd...

40 by Jarred Walton on 9/3/2010

Toshiba Satellite A660D-ST2G01: AMD's Quad-Core Phenom II P920 Joins the Mobile Party

We've looked at AMD's slightly older Tigris platform in the form of their M300 and M600 processors. While performance of those parts was better than previous AMD designs, Intel...

33 by Jarred Walton on 8/31/2010

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