HP Pavilion dv8 18.4″ Laptop

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The HP Pavilion dv8, Hewlett-Packard’s upcoming 18.4-inch etnertainment notebook, features the Core i7 mobile processor and the NVIDIA GeForce dedicated graphics, according to a leaked product page at hp.com.

The specifications of the dv8-1080 model include the Intel Core i7-720QM 1.6GHz CPU, the GeForce GT 230 video card with 1GB of video memory, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 640GB of storage using two hard drives, a Blu-ray combo drive, and a full HD display resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.

HP’s desktop replacement laptop sports Altec Lansing speakers with integrated subwoofer, Dolby Home Theater sound technology, a web camera with microphone, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, Gigabit LAN, HDMI and VGA outputs, four USB ports, an eSATA/USB connector, an ExpressCard slot, Firewire, a 5-in-1 media card reader, and a fingerprint reader.

The dv8 weighs 8.95 pounds and runs Windows 7 OS, according to the specs sheet.

We have no info on release date and pricing.

HP is also expected to release the Core i7-powered Envy 15.

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New Video Cards for Laptops

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Geforce G210m

NVIDIA unveiled today five new video cards for laptops – the mainstream GeForce G210M, the “Performance” GT 230M, GT 240M, and GTS 250M and the “High-Performance” GTS 260M.

These GPUs will fill in the gaps between the existing GTX280M, GTX260M, and GTS160M, the company says.

Geforce GPU

The GeForce G210M features 16 processing cores, 512MB of video memory and a 64-bit memory interface, whereas the GT 230M, GT 240M, GTS 250M, and GTS 260M have from 48 to 96 cores, 1GB of VRAM and a 128-bit memory interface.

Geforce GPU

Nvidia’s new notebook chips are based on a 40nm production process and support DirectX 10.1, SLI, CUDA, and PureVideo HD technologies. In addition, every card but the G210M supports PhysX.

  GeForce G210M GeForce GT 230M GeForce GT 240M GeForce GTS 250M GeForce GTS 260M
Gigaflops 72 158 174 360 396
Numero core 16 48 48 96 96
Clock grafico 625MHz 500MHz 550MHz 500MHz 550MHz
Clock processore 1500MHz 1100MHz 1210MHz 1250MHz 1375MHz
Clock memoria 800MHz 800MHz 800MHz 1600MHz 1800MHz
Interfaccia di memoria 64-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit
TDP 14W 23W 23W 28W 38W
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The First Laptop with Geforce GT12M GPU

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Asustek announced yesterday the 14-inch ASUS N81Vg, the world’s first notebook to feature the new NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M graphics processing unit.

Along with the HD-capable 120M with 32 processor cores, DirectX 10 support and NVIDIA CUDA technology, the ASUS N81Vg features the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, up to 500GB HDD space, and a DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive and a 1.3MP web camera. The display is glare type and uses LED backlight.

According to the press release, the entertainment laptop has a battery life of up to 3 hours in Performance mode and up to 4 hours in Battery Conservation mode. Its 3DMark 2006 score is 5,431 points.

The N81Vg runs Windows Vista operating system.

We have no info on pricing and availability.

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Nvidia GeForce New Graphic Card for Laptop

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Nvidia GeForce GTX280M

Nvidia announced today the GeForce GTX 280M and 260M GPUs for enthusiast laptops, as well as the GeForce GTS 160M and 150M GPUs for high-performance, sleek notebooks.

“GeForce GTX 200M and GeForce GTS 100M Series GPUs make playing the latest HD games on a portable platform a reality by delivering blistering frame rates that are up to 50% faster than the previous generation products they are replacing, all without increasing overall power consumption. Using NVIDIA SLI technology, which enables close to double the graphics performance over a single GPU, two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs can be paired to offer the fastest notebook graphics solution available today,” Nvidia’s press release says.

GeForce GTS 160M

The new chips support NVIDIA HybridPower swithcable dedicated/integrated GPU technology and NVIDIA CUDA computing architecture.

ASUS, Clevo and MSI are all showing notebooks based on the new GeForce GTX 200M and GeForce GTS 100M Series GPUs at the ongoing 2009 CeBit Show in Hannover, Germany.

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