Nvidia's new Fermi architecture is hot, loud, and naturally something you would want to put on your lap right? Well the guys over at Eurocom are hoping so, and are planning on offering Nvidia's GTX 480M on upcoming desktop replacement laptops instead of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870.
So far little is known about the new Nvidia part which has yet to be confirmed officially, but we are willing to guess it shares many of the common benefits and drawbacks of its larger desktop siblings. We expect to see excellent performance, along with a voltage and thermal profile that will probably have people mistaking your power brick for a Playstation 3.
The Eurocom laptops featuring the new GPU start at 17-inches and larger, suggesting that this mobile part probably won't be coming to ultra portables anytime soon. If on the other hand you are on the market for a desktop replacement or gaming notebook you might want to hold off just a bit longer.
We'll have to reserve final judgment until we see one in action, but I'm willing to bet this isn't something you'll want to use on your lap if you ever plan on having kids. Anyone care to speculate on the GTX 480M?
When the words “gaming” and “desktop” come to mind, we often associate the words “pricey” and “unaffordable” with them. HP hopes to change that mindset with the launch of their new series of low cost gaming computers. At CES this week, HP will be showcasing not only an inexpensive line of gaming PCs but also a new line of affordable and ultra-light notebooks.
The Firebird desktops will come equipped with a Core 2 Quad, 4GB of DDR2 memory, and dual GeForce 9800 video cards. These desktops will be utilizing energy saving components, usually found in notebooks, to lower power consumption. HP claims the power usage by these desktops will not exceed 350 watts, which is impressive considering your average GeForce 9800 card can consume almost 250 watts under load on their own. With a price tag starting at $1800, consumers will be happy to know they’re saving money both at the register and on their energy bill.
The 3.8 pound HP Pavilion DV2 is said to be less than an inch thick while sporting the new AMD Neo processor, a 12.1 inch screen, 500 gigabyte hard drive, and an ATI Mobility Radeon 3410. The DV2 is said to hit stores this March with a price tag between the $600 and $800 range.