News Bits: Crysis “Stunning” on Nvidia 8700M, Fujitsu LifeBook T2010, Logitech VX Nano

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OLPC announces mass production of XO laptop

The One Laptop per Child non-profit organization today announced it has authorized mass production of its XO laptop. The press release states that “This triggers the supply chains of 800 parts that come together and rollout off the assembly line in October".

The final version is based off of the Beta-4 engineering model. The OLPC’s aim is to aid in the education of underpriviledged children around the world.

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Crysis looks "stunning" on Nvidia 8700M-GT notebook

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Crysis, the much-anticipated DirectX 10 first person shooter scheduled to come out later this year, reportedly runs very well on an Nvidia 8700M-GT-equipped Toshiba Satellite notebook (the X205). An excerpt from the article reads:

"This is what PC gaming has been waiting for. Running on a high-powered Toshiba Satellite notebook packing a brand new DirectX 10-capable nVidia GeForce 8700M GT card, it can only be said that Crysis looked no less than stunning. The top shelf graphics accelerator had no issue churning out the visuals and handling the game’s physics; amazingly enough, all from a notebook. That alone makes Crysis, as well as nVidia’s new cards, worthy of anticipation."

We will have a full review of the Toshiba X205 notebook posted soon so keep an eye on the front page.

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Fujitsu LifeBoook T2010 tablet spied at FCC

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The sleek new Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 has been spied at the FCC. The FCC has already approved it for use. Fujitsu has yet to say anything about the availability of the notebook.

The LifeBook T2010 is based on the latest Intel Santa Rosa platform and features a 12.1" display, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and the 965 series chipset. It has a starting weight of only 3.31 pounds.

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Logitech VX Nano announced for notebooks

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Logitech today announced the VX Nano Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks. It has the world’s smallest USB receiver for mice and allows users to plug it in and forget it. The receiver is nearly flush against the notebook when plugged in, extending out only 8 mm.

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The VX Nano features the MicroGear Precision Scroll Wheel of the MX and VX Revolution that were announced last fall. The VX Nano has a low profile, ultraportable design that fits easily into a notebook bag or pocket.

The VX Nano uses two AAA batteries and is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in late August for US$69.99.

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