"To make a respectable profit in the video card industry, a company cannot rely on its flagship cards to bring in high margins. Instead, a graphics card company must produce mid-level and low-end cards that will sell in big lots to OEMs. That's where the big money is. Several months ago, ATI and NVIDIA decided to spice up the low-end segment with their HyperMemory and TurboCache technologies, respectively."
"This is a unique product as it's the first desktop platform to merge the Pentium-M processor in a desktop platform with Intel's latest 915GM (Alviso) chipset. This allows Pentium-M desktops to be built with features such as PCI Express graphics, DDR2 memory, and native Serial ATA RAID. We test this board against other high-end desktop solutions, both in terms of raw performance and power consumption."
"The Altec GT-5051 is a 5.1 stereo gaming speaker system. This is an interesting system in that it has only a subwoofer and two satellites, yet still delivers 5.1 surround sound. It does this by using side firing speakers that are built into the satellites. This is an innovative approach to a problem we always have with 5.1 systems. We struggle with where to place the rear satellites and how to run the wiring when they are mounted. If you have limited space in a dorm room or just don't want to mess with special mounting and wiring these speakers might be what you need."