Latest News - April 2012
- Logitech Introduces Keyboards and Mice for the Feds
- Alienware Notebooks Get Ivy Bridge, Finally
- Our GeForce GTX 690 Has Arrived...
- Eurocom Adds Powerful New 11.6-inch Monster Notebook
- Dell "Can't Build Enough" XPS 13 Ultrabook Models
- Samsung Upgrades Series 7 Notebook with Ivy Bridge
- ASUS Announces ASUS ROG G75VW And G55VW Notebooks
- Microsoft And Barnes & Noble Strike Nook-Related Partnership
- Paper Launch? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Paper Launches! Ivy Bridge Pops Up in Retail
- LG Cloud Beta Launching May 1, Streams To "Three Screens"
- Rare Fraps Update Adds Support for Large AVI Movie Files, Changes System Requirements
- Velocity Micro Rolls Out Ivy Bridge Desktops Starting at $849
- Digital Storm Adds Intel 3rd Generation Core Processors to its Entire Line of Gaming Desktops and Notebooks
- Maingear's New Vertical Oriented Ivy Bridge Desktops Whisk Heat Up, Up and Away!
All News for April 2012
As the saying goes, you learn something new every day. Today, that tasty morsel of knowledge is the fact that according to the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (aka the “TAA”), federal agencies in the U.S. are required to purchase certain products that are made only in the good old U.S. of A. (or in other designated countries). Thus,... Read more...
Earlier this month, Dell announced an overhaul of its Alienware M14x, M17x, and M18x gaming laptops, featuring NVIDIA 600 Series GPUs among other impressive specifications. The machines themselves boast backlit keyboards with multiple color zones, “headlights”, and laser-engraved nameplates. However, the laptops lacked an important... Read more...
Over the weekend, NVIDIA announced the dual-GK104 powered GeForce GTX 690. If you missed the announcement, the details are available right here. While we’re not able to give you the full run-down on the GeForce GTX 690’s performance just yet, we did uncover one more details we wanted to share. Last week, NVIDIA sent some pry... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Origin and Maingear's 11-inch notebook announcements, Eurocom announced the new 11.6-inch Monster 1.0. This notebook offers a good amount of power in its small body including an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 2GB of video memory, Intel's i7-3820QM Ivy Bridge processor, 16GB of DDR3-1866 memory, and up to 1TB of SATA3, hard,... Read more...
Dell has trouble envisioning a long-term market for 11.6-inch gaming PCs and is apparently discontinuing its Alienware-brand M11x laptop, but when it comes to Ultrabooks, the OEM needs no further convincing than its XPS 13. The Dell XPS 13 (our full detailed review with video demo) is supposedly selling so well that Dell is can't build... Read more...
A translated press release revealed that Samsung was busy readying an upgraded Series 7 notebook with Ivy Bridge internals for the Korean market, but lo and behold, a product page just popped up in the U.S. We don't know when the new models will start shipping -- and perhaps some stores are already carrying them -- but we do have the skinny... Read more...
Asus launched the new Republic of Gamers (ROG) G75VW and G55VW notebooks which feature Intel 3rd generation Core i7 processors. These new G-Series laptops also offer NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M/670M GPUs with up to 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM, up to 16GB of DDR3 DRAM, and support for dual hard drives in RAID 0/1 operation. For cooling, the G55VW utilizes... Read more...
Microsoft sure has been making the news quite frequently, and not all of it has to do with Windows or Xbox. This week, the company is announcing a strategic partnership in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, which will reportedly "accelerate the transition to e-reading, which is revolutionizing the way people... Read more...
Product launches are a funny thing. Companies often hoot and holler and celebrate the 'launch' of new products days in advance of when you can actually hop online and order the darn thing, which is exactly what happened with Ivy Bridge. These are known as 'paper launches' and they're not unique to Intel. Try shopping... Read more...
Is there any stopping the cloud? Well, perhaps, if mobile data tiers continue to get smaller and smaller, making it harder and harder to actually log on and grab files from there while on the go. But negativity aside, LG is hoping to put its own stamp on the sector with the launch of the LG Cloud beta. It's a service that'll start up on May... Read more...
Beepa's handy-dandy real-time video capture and benchmarking program known as Fraps has just been updated to version 3.5.0. Updates to Fraps are few and far between; the last time the folks at Beepa tweaked their popular utility was six months ago in October 2011. First and foremost, there are new system requirements... Read more...
Intel's Ivy Bridge train is rolling down the tracks at full speed and all the big name boutique system builders are jumping on board. Count Velocity Micro among them. As of early this morning, Velocity Micro began selling three desktop lines infused with Ivy Bridge: Raptor Z90, Edge Z40, and Vector Z20. "Intel’s... Read more...
Digital Storm Adds Intel 3rd Generation Core Processors to its Entire Line of Gaming Desktops and Notebooks
Count Digital Storm as the latest custom builder to offer Intel’s 3rd generation Core processors (Ivy Bridge). The company isn’t just offering them in a few systems, though; Digital Storm is going whole hog and offering the chips in its entire line of gaming desktops and notebooks. In a press release... Read more...
Every system builder that wants to stay in business is rolling out new rigs built around Intel's awesome Ivy Bridge architecture, but Maingear's taking it one step further by using Ivy Bridge as a launching pad for its vertical heat desktops in smaller form factors. This is something Maingear was already doing with... Read more...