Hey folks! It's time to kick off the news with new edition of HotHardware. The news format is changing a bit, so keep a look out for more frequent updates. Now, If you're in the market for a new Tablet PC, CoolTechZone has posted their views on the Lenovo ThinkPad X41. Also, for those of you wondering how much CPU power Quake 4 can eat up, FiringSquad has benchmarked the game against high-end to mid-range AMD and Intel CPU's. Those of you who remember similar benchmarks with Doom 3 should have an idea of what to expect. The Athlon XP series is not included in the test, but from the Doom 3 CPU benchmarks I've seen, if your still using an Athlon XP, you should upgrade if you want to get the most out of the Doom 3 engine
"The tablet PC is yet to take off despite Microsoft's best efforts. Microsoft has tried everything in its power to promote the usage of table PC, but it all seemed to fail until someone came out with the convertible concept. The devices look like notebooks, except that they have swivel screens that are useful and downright sleek. Not to mention you can write and send handwritten notes to anyone, anytime."
"Wondering which processor delivers the best bang for the buck in Quake 4? What about the right memory size, 1GB or 2GB? In our Quake 4 CPU Shootout we'll address both of those questions, as well as add a little SLI to the mix. Once again Chris has gathered 20 CPUs for this article."