Items tagged with machine

Envious? You might be now. Shortly after Meg Whitman announced that the personal PC department wasn't leaving HP anytime soon, the company has introduced a spate of new ENVY notebooks, including a refreshed ENVY 15, ENVY 17 and ENVY 17 3D. All of those are sporting the token all-metal chassis, rounded edges, a classic black / silver finish, with red accents. The Radiance Backlit keyboard is a new technology that has been developed by HP to provide outstanding keyboard illumination using individual LEDs dedicated to each keycap. In addition, the keyboard works with an advanced proximity sensor to... Read more...
GIGABYTE Makes Back-to-School Fun with AMD Slot Machine-- Play the GIGABYTE Slot Machine and Win an AMD-based Motherboard --GIGABYTE UNITED INC., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today announced the kickoff of its GIGABYTE Back-to-School Online Quiz to promote their latest GIGABYTE AMD 780G series motherboard. By simply answering correctly three questions about some of the latest technologies from GIGABYTE, users will get the opportunity to play the GIGABYTE slot machine to win a new GA-MA78GPM-DS2H motherboard plus a GIGABYTE Travel Bag!For more information about AMD online... Read more...
Oh yeah. Alienware knows where the cutting edge is, and it isn't spreadsheets. They've reached out to the inner Nomad in all of us with their outrageous prototype curved DLP display, with a  2880 x 900 resolution screen. That is not a typo. They've got video of some lucky fellow blasting away from the Consumer Electronics Show here.... Read more...
We're wondering when Microsoft is going to release a series of advertisements that poke fun at Apple's latest OS, much like Apple's anti-Vista media blitz that started almost a year ago.The problem is that Apple was comparing an OS that had over a year of post-release patches/updates and bug-fixes and was trying to compare it to an ambitious release from Microsoft.  Let's not lose sight of the fact that OS 10.4 (a.k.a. Tiger) was the subject of many complaints and compatibility issues upon launch itself.  Now the tables have turned, and Vista is nearing the 1 year mark and Apple's Leopard... Read more...
We have just posted a new article here at HotHardware featuring the Zalman Z-Machine GT1000 case, which Zalman labels a "High End Gaming Enclosure."  This case is made from aluminum, but it bucks the lightweight trend of typical aluminum cases due to it being constructed of metal that is 4-5mm thick.  In addition to its high quality, thick aluminum construction, the GT1000 offers plenty of cooling and innovative tool-less installation options.The GT1000 comes in two different colors: titanium and black. The case features two 92mm intake fans in the front and one 120mm rear exhaust fan.... Read more...
As enthusiasts, we're always looking for the next great design in computer cases. We're eager to see companies innovate in various areas of design, including cooling, tool-less installation, and style. When we see a new case hit the market, we often hope that it is made of aluminum, includes quiet 120mm or larger fans, and is easy to work in. We like aluminum because it usually looks good and is typically lightweight. We prefer the convenience of tool-less installation features because we are frequently swapping out parts. We happen to have a new case in the labs that meets some of these... Read more...
Wired.com has all the proof you'll need to convince your prospective partner that you'll be a good lover. <insert your own joystick joke here> "I've read recently that geeks make better lovers because they are so unaccustomed to romance that they will do anything for their mates. Also because geeks don't have the social skills to cheat (wanna bet?). Yeah, ha ha, let's chuckle at the stereotypes. Might as well add that geeks won't waste valuable relationship time watching football. Or that geeks are clueless and fashion-impaired and have the social skills of a bowl of fruit. But you... Read more...
Starting today, Dell and Alienware(R) customers purchasing select XPSTM , AuroraTM and Area 51(R) gaming desktop computers can super-size their storage space by adding the world's first consumer one terabyte (TB) hard drive from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. The extra hard drive capacity provides enough space to store an incredible amount of data - a million photos, 16 days of DVD quality video or even a million minutes of music. "Digital content use is exploding in the consumer market - with this 1TB hard drive, a lifetime of memories, music and other information can be made, stored... Read more...
What do you do when you've got an enormous pile of really old hardware and way too much spare time on your hands? If you're the crew at Winhistory.De, you spend days and days experimenting with Windows XP to see just how much power it really needs to boot. "The target of this project was to find the weakest system where you can run Windows XP. Keep in mind, that Microsoft official requirements are a CPU with 233 MHz an 64 MB of RAM. But that had to be beaten!" Make sure you check out the... Read more...
Phil Harrison of Sony was interviewed by MTV, and had a lot of interesting things to say about the PlayStation 3, and gaming in general. Harrison's not shy; he says the PS 3 architecture is so powerful, no one will ever use all the pixel horsepower it's packing. Ars technica has the skinny: In discussing the future of the PS3, he stressed that developers are not currently using the machine to its full capacity. In fact, he stated that the current crop of games are using "less than half" of the machine's power, and that "nobody will ever... Read more...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dell Inc., the world's second-largest personal computer maker, said on Wednesday it started selling machines with microchips from Intel Corp. that have four processing cores, delivering faster performance and better energy efficiency. Dell said it was offering Intel's quad-core version of its Xeon chip for server computers that run business networks, and a quad-core version of the Core 2 Extreme chip for high-end desktop computers used for heavy-duty computing like graphics and 3-D modeling. The chips are among the most powerful in Intel's stable, and are built... Read more...
With such a small market share (2.8%), I'm suprised the Packard Bell Division is still around. Since Lap Shun Hui sold eMachines, I can not imagine his motovation for this purchase. NEC, Japan's third-largest electronics conglomerate, said it sold its holdings in Packard Bell BV to Lap Shun Hui, former co-founder of eMachines, a maker of low-cost PCs that has since been bought by Gateway Inc. NEC declined to comment on the price. Packard Bell BV has annual sales of around 130 billion yen ($1.09 billion), but has been in the red for several years.... Read more...
    January 11     Getting 515 From Your Little Machine     First, allow me to give you some backgrond on my motives with respect to overclocking. I am a speed freak. I intend to push my hardware as far as it will go without damage to the components. Some people are value freaks. They want the most horsepower for their buck and are concerned about cost. While cost is an issue sometimes for me, I opted for the PII-333 for my overclocked gaming rig. The option is a little more risky due to the fact that the PII-333 is multiplier locked at 5X. So, if your CPU won't do... Read more...