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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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Core i5/i7 update for Alienware M11x plus NVIDIA Optimus

Core i5/i7 update for Alienware M11x plus NVIDIA Optimus

As promised, Dell has updated their Alienware M11x gaming ultraportable with some new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processor options.  The 11.6-inch notebook can still be specified with the same Pentium dual-core as before, but now buyers can also pick either a 1.06GHz Core i5-520UM or 1.06GHz Core i7-640UM.  Meanwhile there's also NVIDIA Optimus graphics thanks to the GeForce GT 335M GPU.

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Asus Eee 1215N and 1201PN info surfaces in Italy [Updated with NVIDIA comment]

Asus Eee 1215N and 1201PN info surfaces in Italy [Updated with NVIDIA comment]

I mentioned earlier this morning that rumors were surfacing that the Eee 1201PN netbook would offer next generation Ion without using Optimus tech. More information on the 1201PN and another netbook called the 1215N has surfaced in Italy.

Update: According to NVIDIA, "ASUS decided to use the same motherboard without Optimus to go to market and launch Optimus later with the same design and a dual core CPU" - thanks Laura!

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ASUS N61JV brings NVIDIA Optimus to UK

ASUS N61JV brings NVIDIA Optimus to UK

ASUS USA may have beaten them to it when it comes to getting a NVIDIA Optimus notebook on the market, with the U30jc, but ASUS' UK arm has a 16-inch machine of their own that takes advantage of the automatic graphics switching tech.  The ASUS N61JV packs a 2.27GHz Core i5-430M CPU along with 4GB of DDR3 memory, but of course the interesting part is the dual-GPU thanks to both Intel GMA 4500MHD and NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M 1GB graphics.

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