Today, the USB-IF brought me in to see the long-awaited USB Type C cables. We've written about this before, but for those that aren't familiar with this new USB spec, the USB Type C cable and USB 3.1 spec are designed with the future in mind. As a result, there are a lot of new features to talk about. We'll start with the USB 3.1 spec before we get into the Type C connector. With USB 3.1, we see a few key improvements. Peak throughput goes to 10 Gbps from 5 Gbps, which translates to a peak of 1.25 GB/sec. In a demo of an early controller with two SSDs attached to the system I saw peak throughput of 833 MB/sec. As a side note...

Gigabyte Booktop M1022: Merging Netbooks and Nettops

Gigabyte's latest netbook offering seeks for convergence between netbooks and nettops by including a docking station and a few other extras. We look at how well it meets the...

16 by Jarred Walton on 8/27/2009

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA: Refining the Netbook

ASUS created the netbook and they continue to innovate in that market. We look at the new 1005HA to see what it brings to the table.

43 by Jarred Walton on 8/20/2009

Gateway AMD and Intel Laptops, a Platform Analysis

How do AMD and Intel compare in the mobile market, particularly in entry-level offerings with integrated graphics? Gateway sent us two equivalent laptops and we provide a thorough investigation...

68 by Jarred Walton on 8/12/2009

AMD vs. Intel: Battery Life Investigated

How do Intel and AMD compare when it comes to mobile processors and battery life? Find out in our "apples-to-apples" comparison.

81 by Jarred Walton on 8/5/2009

Notebooks at Netbook Prices: How Low Can We Go?

Affordable laptops are everywhere with some costing as little as netbooks. We did some searching and compiled a list of sub-$500 laptops available, along with an analysis of what...

41 by Jarred Walton on 7/28/2009

MSI Wind U123 and ASUS 1000HE Show Netbook Evolution

The MSI Wind U123 and the ASUS 1000HE demonstrate where the hot netbook market is headed.

42 by Wesley Fink on 7/17/2009

ASUS W90Vp: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870... with CrossFire

ASUS sent us their W90Vp-A1 monster notebook, the current pinnacle of mobile ATI graphics solutions. There's plenty to like in this desktop replacement system, as well as a few...

27 by Jarred Walton on 5/29/2009

MSI GT627: Bringing Balance to the Force?

For most people, it's rarely a matter of simply choosing the fastest laptop currently available. They want a nice blend of performance and features at a reasonable price, and...

48 by Jarred Walton on 4/29/2009

Gateway P-7808u: to Quad or Not to Quad?

Following in the tradition of the P-6831 and the P-7811, the P-7808u FX is the latest "affordable gaming" laptop from Gateway, only it's not quite as affordable this time...

18 by Jarred Walton on 4/13/2009

Dell Studio XPS 16: the Eyes Have It

Dell's Studio XPS 16 is a stylish multimedia laptop with one standout feature: it has what is undoubtedly the best-looking laptop LCD we've used. But what about the rest...

79 by Jarred Walton on 4/2/2009

Toshiba X305-Q725: Quad-Core Gaming Notebook

We put Toshiba's recently updated version of their X305 through its paces. Offering a quad-core mobile CPU, SSD+HDD, and a 9800M GTX, there's plenty of performance packed into this...

33 by Jarred Walton on 3/11/2009

Dell Adamo Unveiled

Dell unveiled the long-rumored Adamo today at CES. It's a stylish ultrathin notebook with an aluminum chassis. We have exclusive pictures for those that are interested.

30 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2009

ASUS N10JC: the Netbook Goes Corporate

Yes, netbooks are inexpensive and can handle basic computing tasks, but many people would like a little bit more oomph -- and perhaps a larger package. The ASUS N10JC...

45 by Jarred Walton on 12/24/2008

Centrino 2 Laptop Roundup

Finally we have retail Centrino 2 laptops in our labs for testing. Are these new notebooks all they're cracked up to be, or do they leave us wanting?

25 by Jarred Walton on 10/24/2008

Mobile Roundup: A Trio of Midrange Laptops

We have three newly tested laptops representing different approaches to the popular midrange market. Join us as we examine the good, the bad, and the ugly.

27 by Jarred Walton on 9/17/2008

Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Reviewed: Refining the Netbook Market

It's Dell's answer to the ASUS Eee PC, and it's a very well styled, well targeted, well executed answer at that. The Inspiron Mini 9 isn't for everyone...

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/4/2008

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