CULV

Lenovo IdeaCentre C300, IdeaPad U350 & G550 announced

Lenovo IdeaCentre C300, IdeaPad U350 & G550 announced

Lenovo have announced a trio of entry-level machines, in the shape of the IdeaCentre C300 all-in-one desktop (shown here), the IdeaPad U350 13.3-inch ultraportable and the G550 15.6-inch notebook.  The patterned C300 packs a single-core Intel Atom 230 processor, integrated graphics and 20-inch 16:9 display; RAM is up to 2GB while storage is up to 640GB, and WiFi a/b/g is optional.

 

Continue Reading

MSI Wind U200 gets video overview, HD playback testing

MSI Wind U200 gets video overview, HD playback testing

The MSI Wind U200 might look quite a lot like its Atom N270 predecessors, but under the glossy hood there's a whole load of Celeron ULV SFF 723 goodness going on.  Given that Celeron CPUs have long been the whipping boys of the processor market, that might seem a strange thing to say, but when you're comparing them to the low-power Atom chips they all of a sudden look more welcome.  NewGadgets.de managed to score a hands-on with the U200, and you can see their video after the cut.

Videos after the cut

Continue Reading

MSI X-Slim X340 gets blasted: “cheap, nasty & tacky”

MSI X-Slim X340 gets blasted: “cheap, nasty & tacky”

If MSI thought they could rest easy on the back of a good review for their X-Slim X340 ultraportable, they've a disappointment coming today.  ZDNet Australia have been playing with the first Intel CULV notebook to the market, and they're really not impressed.  Ranking the MacBook Air-a-like a mere 5 out of 10, reviewer Craig Simms is most disappointed by the "cheap, nasty and tacky" keyboard.

Continue Reading

MSI X-Slim X340 reviewed: $899 bargain Air-alternative

MSI X-Slim X340 reviewed: $899 bargain Air-alternative

MSI's X-Slim X340 ultraportable may be all about the skinny glamor, but once you've succumbed to its slender charms you want a machine that can handle at least the minimum of mobile processing tasks.  According to LaptopMag's X340 review, as long as you're not looking to game or edit video, that shouldn't be too much of an issue: the 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo CULV chip may rack up only half the PCMark Vantage points as a ThinkPad X200, but it's good enough to run Vista, Office 2007, crank up tabs in Firefox or play 720p video.

Continue Reading

Intel netbook & notebook plans revealed: N280 facing the axe

Intel netbook & notebook plans revealed: N280 facing the axe

Leaks from manufacturers have revealed Intel's notebook and netbook plans for the remainder of 2009, and there are a few surprises in store.  Low interest in the Atom N280 CPU and GN40 graphics chipset has led them to consider retiring the combination, with the N270 and 945GSE pairing holding the netbook torch until September.  Meanwhile the next-gen Capella notebook platform will arrive in Q3, targeted at the high-end $1,200+ market for 14- to 18.4-inch machines.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11