Last week we posted our Browser Face-Off: Battery Life Explored 2014, where the battery run down times of Firefox 31, IE11 Desktop, IE11 Modern, Chrome 36, and Chrome 37 beta were tested on Windows. We used GUI automation to open browsers, tabs, and visit websites to simulate a real user in a light reading pattern. The article answered a lot of questions about popular browser battery life on Windows, but it raised additional questions as well. Chrome 36 tested with the best battery life, but was the only browser that did not render correctly at 3200x1800 due to lack of HiDPI support. In the Chrome 37 beta, HiDPI support improved rendering but also took a 25% dive in battery life tying it for last place...

HP Mini 5102: This Netbook Means Business

We’ve seen more than our fair share of Pine Trail netbooks since their launch late last year. Performance has never been spectacular, but battery life and portability have been...

24 by Jarred Walton on 9/22/2010

Netbook and Tablet Fever at IDF 2010

Here at IDF, Intel has been promoting the Atom platform pretty heavily, with the new dual core Atom N550 and all of the new Moorestown-based chips like the CE4200...

22 by Vivek Gowri on 9/15/2010

Ocosmos OCS1: Oak Trail Gaming Tablet Impressions

We managed to catch up with Ocosmos, the people behind the OCS1 gaming tablet from Douglas Davis’ keynote this morning, and got some more information regarding the intruiging new...

33 by Vivek Gowri on 9/15/2010

Dell Shows off 10" Inspiron Duo Convertible Netbook/Tablet

Dell just demonstrated its upcoming 10-inch Inspiron Duo convertible netbook/tablet. Based on the dual core Atom N550 the Inspiron Duo runs Windows 7 Premium. The system can work as...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010

First Public Demo of Oaktrail and Windows Gaming Tablet

Earlier this year Intel unveiled its Moorestown architecture, branded as the Atom Z600 series for smartphones and handhelds. Moorestown focused on a significant reduction in idle and active power...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2010

Neofonie WeTab: Preliminary Impressions of MeeGo

Out of Germany comes the WeTab, the first shipping MeeGo-based tablet, running Intel’s new open source operating system on top of the venerable Atom N450 processor. It’s a fairly...

1 by Vivek Gowri on 9/14/2010

ASUS' N82Jv: Jack-Of-All-Trades

Over the years, we've looked at many of ASUS' mobile offerings. From the lowly Eee PC up through gaming powerhouses, ASUS has something for everyone. They're looking to increase...

34 by Jarred Walton on 9/11/2010

Toshiba Portege R700: A Truly Ultraportable 13.3"

To say that I was very impressed by the Toshiba R700 on paper would be an understatement. Even with very little actual hands-on time with the notebook, I put...

43 by Vivek Gowri on 9/7/2010

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e: When Build Quality Matters Most

The pricetag of Lenovo's ThinkPad X100e has come down a couple of hundred dollars from its lofty perch when it entered the market more than six months ago, but...

24 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/3/2010

NVIDIA 400M: DX11 Top to Bottom Solutions Now Available

When Fermi first launched on the desktop, we wondered how long it would take to trickle down to the lower end markets—and the mobile team also wondered if we'd...

40 by Jarred Walton on 9/3/2010

Toshiba Satellite A660D-ST2G01: AMD's Quad-Core Phenom II P920 Joins the Mobile Party

We've looked at AMD's slightly older Tigris platform in the form of their M300 and M600 processors. While performance of those parts was better than previous AMD designs, Intel...

33 by Jarred Walton on 8/31/2010

Intel Atom N550 Notebooks

Intel has launched their first dual-core Atom processor designed purely for netbooks, the N550. The new CPU has led to the netbook manufacturers scrambling to update their products to...

23 by Balraj Sandhu on 8/30/2010

Intel's Core 2011 Mobile Roadmap Revealed: Sandy Bridge Part II

Late last week we pulled back the covers on Intel's next-generation Core architecture update: Sandy Bridge. Due out in Q1 2011, we learned a lot about Sandy Bridge's performance...

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/30/2010

Dell Studio 17: When Gaming Isn't Enough

Usually when we get to the 17"-class notebooks here, we're dealing with machines designed almost exclusively for gaming. The problem is that these machines also tend to be prohibitively...

41 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/26/2010

Toshiba T235D: AMD's 2010 Ultrathin "Nile" Platform

We've been looking forward to testing AMD's Nile Ultrathin platform since the first press releases went out. It's no secret that AMD's mobile offerings have trailed in performance and...

35 by Jarred Walton on 8/23/2010

Dell Studio 14: Defining Solid

With the back to school season in full swing now, manufacturers are all competing for a slice of a particularly delicious pie: college students. This is a group of...

53 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/19/2010

HP EliteBook 8440w: On-the-Go Workstation

HP's EliteBook 8440w is the smallest workstation on the market, making it an intruiging notebook for on-the-run engineers and professionals who do a lot of CAD and simulation analysis...

45 by Vivek Gowri on 8/13/2010

MSI Wind U230: One Last Hurrah for the AMD Athlon Neo X2 Congo

AMD's Athlon II Neo and Turion II Neo processors are starting to trickle into the marketplace, but that doesn't mean the old school Athlon Neo and Turion Neo are...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/4/2010

AVADirect 3D Gaming Notebooks

Recently, AVADirect launched two new 3D gaming notebooks. The Clevo W860CU 3D and ASUS G51JX-3D both use NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology to make the most of the increasing amount...

5 by Balraj Sandhu on 8/4/2010

Asus U33Jc: Much Ado About Bamboo

There's an age-old battle between form and function. Some users will give up performance and features for a devices that looks cool, while for others the benchmarks are all...

34 by Vivek Gowri on 7/29/2010

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