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Finding rugged cameras isn't all that hard, and honestly, finding any sort of rugged "accessory" doesn't take too much effort. When it comes to notebooks, however, your options are limited. For better or worse, Panasonic has had the rugged laptop market on lock-down the past few years, as their Toughbook lineup is generally seen as the go-to product line if you need a portable machine that can take a beating (and keep on computing).With tablets becoming all the rage once more, it's no surprise to see Panasonic venture their Toughbook line into that sector, and now we have the Toughbook C1 Tablet... Read more...
Many corporations and government bodies tend to hold off purchasing a new Windows operating system until at least the first service pack (SP1) is out the door, and thus it comes as no surprise that Microsoft has been burning the midnight oil to get Vista SP1 ready to ship.  To that end Microsoft has developed a new release candidate (RC) version of the Vista SP1.  After all, the organizations waiting to buy are doing so on the theory that SP1 typically means 'stable enough' to keep their IT staff from jumping out of the windows, so a premature release of SP1 wouldn't go over well.While... Read more...
Why do I say "sneaks out?" Because while Microsoft was pretty open about Windows Vista SP1 RC1 releasing to the public this week, as well as Office 2007 SP1, it was tight-lipped about Windows XP SP3 RC1. Why not? After all Forrester Research has noted that XP remains Vista's biggest rival.Microsoft has begun making a near-final Release Candidate (RC) test build of Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 3 available to anyone interested in trying out the new build — the same way that it is doing with Vista SP1.Microsoft has begun posting XP SP3 RC documentation to its Microsoft Download site, which is open... Read more...
Just in case you forgot, or were hoping that Microsoft would forget, MS provided a reminder today about the looming expiration date for all installations of Vista RC1 and RC2. "On 31 May 2007, all Customer Preview Program (CPP) pre-release versions of Windows Vista will expire.  If you are running a pre-release version of Windows Vista (Beta 2, RC1 or RC2), you will begin to receive warning notifications about the upcoming expiration on 18 May.  To avoid work disruption and loss of data, we strongly recommend that customers running any of these pre-release versions of Windows Vista migrate... Read more...
Microsoft's Windows Vista is getting closer and closer to its release date early next year. The first release candidate is out, and ZDNet has a review of how the new OS is progressing. Containing much more than what Windows Vista Beta 2 had, RC1 is a step in the right direction, but there's still room for improvement, and we may end up seeing RC2 before the final release of the OS. "Microsoft has released Windows Vista Release Candidate 1, but without the big media splash the software giant made back in 2001 with the release of Windows... Read more...
Microsoft has released the first release candidate of Internet Explorer 7, which means the browser is not far off from its final build. You can find out more about there browser here, and can click here for a direct link to the download page.... Read more...
ECS has been stepping up to the plate lately with solid offerings for the Computing Enthusiast. We took a look at their C19-A board as well recently and found it pretty spiffy. Overclockers Online thinks so too... The ECS C19-A motherboard is great motherboard for those looking to build a new system without spending too much money. The performance compared to the 975X is slim, both Intel and nVidia flip flop between first place. What nVidia has accomplished with ECS and all other SLI XE motherboards is an opportunity for people to explore... Read more...
Those who understand the value of RivaTuner will be pleased to hear a new version has been released today. Version 2.0 RC16 is now out, improving it's already great card and driver support. There are too many changes/additions to list here, so click here for a full list. "RivaTuner is a complete powerful tweaking environment, providing you everything you may need to tune NVIDIA GPU based display adapters. The widest driver-level Direct3D / OpenGL and system tuning options, flexible profiling system allowing to make custom settings on... Read more...
We've posted a showcase today where we evaluate the features and performance of two ECS-built motherboards, the 945G-M3 and the C19-A SLI.  While both of these boards are available for about the same price (<$100), they feature different chipsets and form factors.  Head on over...... Read more...
As ECS continues to gain respect and attention in the enthusiast motherboard market, the company is of course extending its reach into the segment it is best known for - the budget segment. While high-end and enthusiast-level boards often cost $150 or more, budget and entry-level motherboards can usually be had for $70-90. Entry-level doesn't necessarily equate to a lack of great features though, as demonstrated by the two review candidates on the test bench today. The ECS 945G-M3 motherboard is based on Intel's 945G chipset, while the ECS C19-A SLI motherboard is based on NVIDIA's... Read more...
Being worthy of Hardware Zone's "Most Value For Money Award", the ECS C19-A SLI is an attractively priced SLI solution built on Nvidia's nForce4 SLI Chipset. It has some good features for a budget board. "Then the new Intel only nForce4 SLI XE chipset was announced, but introductions aren't really necessary because the nForce4 SLI XE is basically the nForce4 SLI Intel Edition with a few notable changes. Firstly, the chipset looses its ActiveArmor Secure Networking Engine (ActiveArmor Firewall feature is still available... Read more...
Hey there folks, we've got a full line-up for you this Friday morning.  If you are in the market for a sweet HTPC case, the SilverStone LC10 may be what you need.  You may also want to check the LC11 I reviewed not too long ago as another option.  The HIS Radeon X800XL is another piece that catches my eye.  While they can be really hard to find in the states, HIS makes some great cards.  Well, let's get started! Have a great weekend. HIS Radeon X800XL PCI-E @ Hardwareavenue.com: "When you first hear "X800XL", it is quite natural for words such as "bastardised",... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans! BW here, stopping by with a quick update to let you all know that we've just posted a new review of Silverstone's sleek LC11 HTPC case. The LC11 is designed to mesh well with the various components of a home theater, while accommodating a standard Micro-ATX motherboard and other standard PC components. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
As the old saying goes, "Times are a changing".  When the personal computer first caught on, word processing and text based gaming was all the rage, and then there was this thing called the "Internet" on the rise.  Today, the Internet is at the center of the technological universe and the PC has become a powerful tool commonly used in everyday life.  Today's PCs have a myriad of uses from running the latest games to controlling all of the electrical components in our homes.  The possibilities available to the average consumer are now only limited by imagination... Read more...
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