Optimus

Optimus Popularis delayed; Mini Six companion ‘board due this year

Optimus Popularis delayed; Mini Six companion ‘board due this year

It's been a while since we've marvelled at the display-keys from Russian keyboard specialists Optimus, but the company is keen to remind us that it's only been delayed, not undone, by the recent economic unpleasantness. The Optimus Popularis - a more "affordable" version of the Maximus keyboard - has supposedly been pushed back until later in 2011, and before then the company will release a smaller version called the Optimus Mini Six.

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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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