News Bits: Toshiba R500 with 128GB SSD, ATI Mobile GPU News, FireFox 3 Download Day

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Next ATI mobile GPU based on RV770

According to Fudzilla, AMD is planning to introduce an ATI mobile GPU based on the RV770 core sometime in Q3/Q4. The RV770 is the core used in the upcoming desktop ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card, and features 800 shader processors. The mobile RV770 will most likely have lower clocks than its desktop counterpart. It is currently codenamed M98.

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Special thanks to forum member bigspin for submitting this bit

It’s Mozilla Download Day!


Mozilla today released Firefox 3, and is attempting to break the Guiness record for the most software downloaded in a 24-hour period.

Mozilla Firefox page (Mozilla.com)
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Special thanks to forum member Gophn for submitting this bit

Dell shipping wrong graphics card in UK Vostro 1710s

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Several of our forum members from the UK have reported receiving their new Vostro 1710 notebooks with the wrong graphics card installed. Even though the website and their orders say the notebook has an Nvidia GeForce 8600M-GT, the notebooks are actually shipping with an 8600M-GS, which is a significant downgrade in power from the GT.

Today, Dell changed the Vostro 1710 dedicated graphics card options to the 8600M-GS only in the UK. This appears to be one big mix-up on Dell’s part.

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Toshiba introduces Portege R500 with 128GB SSD


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Toshiba today announced that its Portege R500 notebook is now available with a 128GB SSD. Toshiba claims the R500 is the world’s lightest notebook with a DVD super multi drive and a 128GB SSD at 2.4 lbs and only 0.77 inches thin. The R500 has a 12.1-inch LED-backlit display and ultra low voltage processor.

Toshiba press release (BusinessWire.com)
NotebookReview.com review for the Toshiba Portege R500

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