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Asus VivoBook U38DT ultraportable notebook with AMD CPU, discrete graphics

What do you get if you take the Asus VivoBook U38N ultraportable notebook and add discrete graphics? Apparently you get the Asus VivoBook U38DT. That’s the name of an upcoming 3.4 pound notebook with a 13.3 inch touchscreen display, an AMD quad-core processor, and Radeon HD discrete-class graphics. While there’s no mention of the Asus […]

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NVIDIA launches 28nm graphics processor for ultrabooks

NVIDIA is introducing its next-generation graphics processing technology, and along with a new high-end GeForce GTX 680 graphics for desktop gaming, the company has a new mobile solution for ultrabooks and other notebooks. This isn’t a huge surprise. We already knew that the Acer M3 ultrabook would feature an NVIDIA GeForce GT640M graphics processor based […]

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Gigabyte ultrabook features a 14 inch, high resolution display

While Intel is positioning ultrabooks as premium ultraportable notebooks with reasonable price tags, there’s one premium feature that’s currently an exception instead of a rule: high resolution displays. Almost every ultrabook we’ve seen to date has a 1366 x 768 pixel display. But Gigabyte’s upcoming U2442V ultrabook has a 14 inch, 1600 x 900 pixel […]

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Pioneer DreamBook Lite U11a to feature discrete graphics option

Pioneer Australia offering an 11.6 inch laptop called the DreamBook Lite U11a which looks like it will be available with a discrete graphics option in the future. Right now, the only version of this laptop available for purchase comes with a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor and Intel GMA 3150 intergrated graphics. But on the […]

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NVIDIA ION 2 to support Optimus graphics switching power management features

NVIDIA is introducing a new technology that allows computers with integrated and dedicated graphics cards to seamlessly switch between the two. If you’re surfing the web, you probably don’t need your high performance, energy-hungry NVIDIA graphics card to kick in and suck your laptop’s battery dry. But when you’re watching an HD movie, playing a […]