4 NVIDIA ION powered notebooks compared, contrasted, rated

After almost two years of writing about netbooks with 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processors, GMA 950 graphics, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drives, and Windows XP, the last few months have been pretty exciting. The low cost ultraportable space has expanded to include machines with CULV processors, NVIDIA ION graphics, and there are even a […]

Samsung NC20 meets the Samsung N510: Battle of the 11.6″ and 12.1″ screens

We’re seeing a growing number of companies push out laptops with netbook-like specs and prices but larger screens. But what’s the optimal screen size for an ultraportable? Some folks say netbooks should have 9 inch screens, while others prefer 10. If you go up a size grade, the battle seems to be between 11.6 inch […]

Samsung N510 with NVIDIA ION pushed back to October or later

Yesterday Lenovo announced it would postpone the launch of the NVIDIA ION powered version of the IdeaPad S12 laptop until after Windows 7 was available. Now I’ve confirmed that Samsung, the other major company with an NVIDIA ION laptop in the works, is making the same call. The company decided that the Samsung N510 performs […]

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 with NVIDIA ION pushed back to October or later

The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is a 12.1 inch laptop with a 1280 x 800 pixel display. Right now, it’s available either with an Intel Atom CPU and integrated graphics or a VIA Nano processor and integrated graphics. But Lenovo has been promising since day one that the laptop would eventually be available with the NVIDIA […]