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Digital Storm’s new xm15 Laptop Switches Between Video Cards Automagically

Digital Storm’s new xm15 Laptop Switches Between Video Cards Automagically

Behold, a new computer from Digital Storm. This is the xm15, a sweet light notebook utilizing NVIDIA's Optimus Hybrid Technology. Its speedy and excellent they say, not least of all because of its GT 425M 1GB video card and the hybrid technology which allows it to switch between its two graphic processors automatically and completely seamlessly so there's no interruption in operation.

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Gigabyte T1125 Core i3/i5 netvertible gets clever twisty dock [Video]

Gigabyte T1125 Core i3/i5 netvertible gets clever twisty dock [Video]

With all the talk of slates, you could easily forget that there's more to touchscreen computing than just keyboard-less tablets.  NetbookNews has been playing with Gigabyte's new T1125 convertible touchscreen netbook, though it's worth noting from the outset that this isn't some Atom-based weakling.  Instead Gigabyte is offering a choice of dual-core, Core i3 and Core i5 chips, along with optional NVIDIA Optimus graphics and an updated docking station with a slot for a removable DVD burner.

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Dell XPS multimedia laptops outed: Optimus, 3DTV Play & WiDi

Dell XPS multimedia laptops outed: Optimus, 3DTV Play & WiDi

Dell has outed its latest multimedia laptops, in the shape of the newly refreshed Dell XPS range.  Available in 14-, 15.6- and 17-inch sizes, the new XPS notebooks pack a choice of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors and Optimus-compatible NVIDIA GeForce 400M GPUs.  Interestingly, they'll also be the first notebooks to ship with HD webcams that are Skype-certified.

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ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review

ASUS Eee PC 1215N Review

The line between a netbook and a notebook used to be pretty straightforward, but with Intel's increasingly powerful Atom processors and NVIDIA's ambitious Ion-powered Optimus graphics, the distinction is more blurred. Typifying this new breed of netbook is ASUS' Eee PC 1215N, a 12.1-inch Seashell-series machine that could well be considered a true ultraportable despite its roughly $500 price tag. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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ASUS Eee PC 1215N gets reviewed: bargain 12-inches

ASUS Eee PC 1215N gets reviewed: bargain 12-inches

When is a netbook not really a netbook?  Why, when it gets a desktop version of Intel's Atom CPU, has notebook-style Optimus graphics, and - arguably - a larger display than 10.1-inches.  By those counts, ASUS should be calling their Eee PC 1215N a 12.1-inch ultraportable not a netbook, but then they might put the price up from $499 and, according to Laptop, then we'd be missing out on something of a bargain.

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Optimus Popularis Images Make an Appearance Online

Optimus Popularis Images Make an Appearance Online

We've been covering the Optimus Popularis for what seems like forever, but there's a good reason for that. Even before it got delayed, and ultimately changed, it was a great keyboard. And now that it has been altered, slimmed down, and the keys made to work a bit more adeptly with a user's hands, we can safely say that it's going to be a great keyboard. And now that we get to see the first images of the keyboard, and not in a drawn-up fashion, we're even more excited.

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Optimus Popularis keyboard slims while key-displays grow

Optimus Popularis keyboard slims while key-displays grow

We've been following Art Lebedev's Popularis keyboard project since the first mutterings late last year, and from the scant details we've seen it looks like the company has certainly learnt its lessons from the original Optimus Maximus.  A new image released today shows the comparative key display sizes of the two 'boards: despite being smaller and slimmer than its predecessor, the Popularis will have better sized-keys with bigger, higher-resolution displays.

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Gateway ID49 and ID59 pack Core i3/i5, optional NVIDIA Optimus

Gateway ID49 and ID59 pack Core i3/i5, optional NVIDIA Optimus

Gateway has outed their latest notebook, the Gateway ID Series, packing Intel Core i3 and i5 processors and NVIDIA Optimus switchable graphics on select models.  The Gateway ID49 has a 14-inch HD 1366 x 768 display while the Gateway ID59 has a 15.6-inch HD display; both get an aluminum alloy lid and an aqua-blue multitouch touchpad that resembles matte glass when not lit and then glows when touched.

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Toshiba Satellite A665 and M645 debut: Optimus, Core i7 and 3D

Toshiba Satellite A665 and M645 debut: Optimus, Core i7 and 3D

Toshiba have announced a vast bounty of new notebooks, and we're kicking off with the Toshiba Satellite A665 and the Satellite M645.  The 15.6-inch A665 maxes out with an Intel Core i7-740QM processor, 4GB of DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350MB Optimus graphics, while 14-inch M645 gets its choice of Core i3, i5 and i7 chips or the new AMD Phenom II quadcore CPUs, optional GeForce 310M and GT330M with Optimus, and DDR3 memory.

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