Maxtor's OneTouch III Mini Edition is an external 2.5" USB 2.0 hard drive for mobile users who want to back up important files at the touch of a button. In this review, Harald Thon takes a look at this little storage giant to see if it is worth the price.
What do you know about mobile graphics workstations? We explain them in our review of HP's powerful Compaq NW8240 computer.
Ultra-X's first professional diagnostic card designed for MiniPCI slots is supposed to make identifying laptop errors a whole lot easier. We took a closer look to find out whether or not it lives up to the vendor's claims, and to see what else the device can tell you about your laptop.
Intel's dual core Napa (Centrino Duo) platform features the 945GM chipset, the first chipset with integrated graphics for Core Duo mobile CPUs. We used two Asus W5 laptops to compare the 945GM and the older Sonoma (Centrino) platform's 915GM to see if the former is really faster and more energy efficient.
The Chinese manufacturer Lenovo, which took over IBM's PC hardware lines about a year ago, is now the third largest player in the world-wide PC market. The company's Z60m is the first widescreen Thinkpad model ever. But, even with a widescreen and other enhancements, can Lenovo claim that the Z60m offers "exceptional graphics and multimedia [performance]"?
Avermedia's AverTV Hybrid +FM Cardbus adapter can turn most portable computers into mobile TV/PVR (Personal Video Recorder) combos. Featuring both an analog and a Digital Video Broadcast - Terrestrial (DVB-T) tuner and support for both PAL and NTSC, the AverTV Hybrid lets you record and watch TV practically anywhere in the world. There's only one problem for those of us who live in the Americas. The AverTV card available to us is but a pale shadow of the AverTV Hybrid.
It is likely that only insiders know that the Korean electronics giant LG has been building notebooks for the last decade. We put the LG LW60 Express under the microscope, and found ourselves pleasantly surprised overall.
Intel's new mobile platform Centrino Duo brings dual core processors to notebooks. This new architecture is supposed to be noticeably faster, while not reducing battery life. We find that while the first part of this proposition appears to be true, we can't endorse the second part without some reservations.
The Pavilion dv8000z notebook from HP has a 17" display and is certainly no study in mobility. However, though it has some limitations, its many options and features make it a stand out desktop replacement or audio-video computer/component.
In Part 1 we told you about the technology and impressive features of Sony's new TX line, including a lightweight carbon fiber-based case and an LED backlit screen. Sony claims that LED backlighting and other features provide significantly extended battery life. Here we test these claims and measure other TX performance characteristics.
Given the iconic status of Sony's Vaio T series, the electronics giant had its work cut out for it in designing a worthy successor. Sony has risen to the challenge, by honing in on the basics with its Vaio TX line of laptops: their light weight, LED backlighting, long battery life and sleek design do not disappoint.
We were surprised by the many disparate sources of a notebook's battery drain. The complex interplay between software, components and peripherals during the tests we ran provided the basis for a checklist of what to do and what not to do to get the most out of any notebook's battery charge.
OEM spin aside, notebook battery lives just are not up to what consumers and business want. Industry group Mobile PC EBLWG says laptops that run eight hours on a charge will be available by 2008. But how do they expect to pull the feat off and what can you do in the meantime to squeeze more life out of your notebook's battery? Keywords
HP seeks to offer a sub-$1,500 notebook that is sturdy, quiet and powerful enough for office and Internet applications that run on a three-hour battery charge. Instead of relying on Intel's Centrino, does HP's first Turion 64 notebook, the Compaq nx6125, do the job?
Until now, the rule of thumb with laptops was simple: the smaller and lighter the laptop, the more expensive it was. However, things are about to change, if Averatec has anything to say about it. With a promise to bring "business features to the consumer", Averatec is now offering a full-featured laptop weighing only 3.6 pounds, at a price of just $1,300!
We previously covered technical specs of the Turion 64, Turion 64 Mobile Technology and Mobile Sempron, but how well do these devices really work? In Part II, we test the CPUs in an MSI Megabook M635 to see how they would fare against Gigabyte's W511A notebook based on Intel's Centrino Mobile Technology.
AMD's and its partners' obvious ambition is to offer an alternative to Intel's Centrino platform on every front with its mobile Turion 64 processor. We look at what makes the Turion 64 tick and how the device stacks up against Intel's mobile iron curtain.
Gigabyte is a relatively new player in the laptop and notebook market. Its W511A notebook promises a lot for its price. Based on our evaluation we can say that most of that promise is met. However, there are some areas where the computer could be improved.
The Docupen R700 is roughly the same size and weight as a ballpoint pen, runs on batteries and is said to scan 100 pages of text. But how well does the purported world's lightest document scanner really work?
Whether your laptop feels like a hot iron on your lap or your office manager is too stingy to crank up your office AC in the middle of the summer, a USB-powered device called FlyFan can help move some air in your direction.
HP claims that its new widescreen notebook can last an entire working day thanks to its additional battery. While almost the case, this model has plenty of other attractive features, but screen brightness isn't one of them.
Notebooks with 15.4" widescreen displays aren't exclusively designed for watching DVDs. As the latest crop we tested from Acer, Dell and Gateway shows, wider screens can also afford notebooks with latent capabilities for office applications. But that doesn't mean that every OEM gets the screen technology exactly right, either.
Intel introduced the 915GM at the end of January, the first PCI Express chipset with an integrated graphics core for notebooks. Is the new model better and faster than its AGP predecessor, the 855GME? We decided to find out, on a Dell Latitude D610.
Are you looking for a gadget that will carry the contents of 40 audio CDs on a key ring? Or perhaps you're hankering after a light-weight external mass storage solution to carry even bigger data quantities? Then you shouldn't miss this test of the Arcdisk 4 GB HD USB Key and the Iomega Mini Hard Drive 40 GB.