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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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ASUS U30jc arrives with Optimus, Core i3 and $900 tag

ASUS U30jc arrives with Optimus, Core i3 and $900 tag

The ASUS U30jc was one of the more interesting models from ASUS' notebook portfolio, and the company have now taken the wraps off the 13.3-inch machine officially.  Packing an Intel Core i3 350M processor, paired with NVIDIA Optimus graphics - automatically switching between the integrated Intel GPU and the discrete GeForce GT 310M - and a battery apparently good for up to 9.5hrs of runtime, the U30jc comes in at a smudge under $900.

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NVIDIA drops Optimus automatic graphics switching on notebook world

NVIDIA drops Optimus automatic graphics switching on notebook world

NVIDIA has offered its hybrid graphics system for a while now that lets the notebook user take advantage of either an integrated GPU when demands are low and battery life is the goal, or a discrete graphics processor when more GPU power is needed. The goal is to make a system that lets the user get power or battery life depending on their needs. The system so far has relied on the user to decide when to switch between graphics modes.

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Mozilla Phone concept blends BlackBerry with OLED keys

Mozilla Phone concept blends BlackBerry with OLED keys

As concepts go, here's one I'm surprised we haven't seen before.  Take a BlackBerry 7130 and give it Optimus Maximus OLED keys, which can double as shortcuts and page controls together with SureType text entry keys.  These renders are the handiwork of designer and editor Billy May, who has been working with Mozilla Labs on developing "a conceptual 'Mozilla Phone'".

More images after the cut

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Optimus Aux renders: size, key tweaks and port changes detailed

Optimus Aux renders: size, key tweaks and port changes detailed

Two Optimus posts in one day almost smacks of Maximus hype, but it's Friday and we do have some slick new renders of the recently-christened Aux.  Optimus have tweaked the design from its initial, Pultius form: gone are the odd gaps between the columns, and an extra USB port has been added to the back.  Optimus originally suggested that the USB could be used to daisy-chain multiple keypads together.

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