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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Razer Switchblade Previewed at CES: Mobile Gaming Nirvana

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Other Laptops & Netbooks" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/...most-definitel/

"For all intents and purposes, this is a miniature netbook. But unlike the UMPCs and MIDs that never really caught traction years back, this one has a very specific purpose: gaming on the go. And it's well equipped to handle it. A full-on copy of Windows 7 is loaded on, and Razer's happy to let users surf around on the standard desktop if they so choose. If not, Razer's created an in-house overlay that makes access to the internet, media, games, etc. a cinch. Quite frankly, it's one of the most stunning overlays we've seen -- it's lightweight, non-intrusive, and it actually makes using a machine of this size more practical. The 7-inch capacitive touchscreen was decidedly glossy (and thus, a fingerprint magnet), but the 1024 x 600 screen resolution looked downright luscious."

This is "old" news because it happened earlier this month at CES, but I completely missed it in the mad rush of news that happens every CES...and I think it's worth sharing! We've seen a lot of small devices, but I've never seen anything quite like this. The keyboard is actually a series of tiny LCD displays that dynamically re-configure based on whatever game the user is playing. This is the first time I've aware of this technology being implemented in a portable laptop-like device. There's some seriously cool technology at play here!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Is That A Desktop In Your Pocket?

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Other Slates & Tablets" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/07/...hits-the-wilds/

"If you don't understand the significance of what you're looking at then you're probably not paying attention. First off, that Aava slab of WoW slaying smartphone is underpinned by Intel's Moorestown processor. Yes, Intel, not ARM, as Chipzilla gets serious about taking its silicon mobile."

Interesting to see an early version of Intel-powered hardware and Nokia software (MeeGo OS) that looks like an amalgamation of WebOS and Android, with UI elements reminiscent of Nokia's N900. Using the Moorestown platform rather than the typical ARM chipset may provide the necessary horsepower to run some serious (PC-based) games, but battery life of an hour limits the fun. Not being a huge gamer, this seems to me to be a solution in search of a problem, what with all the other good-to-great handheld gaming platforms already available.


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