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Back in the day (which, for you youngsters, is a scientific measurement of time reserved for anyone who used to walk to school during snowstorms, uphill, both ways), integrated audio solutions had trouble earning respect. Many enthusiasts considered a sound card an essential piece to the PC building puzzle. Depending on how far your PC gaming... Read more...
Technically, iBuypower could claim co-ownership of the “world’s thinnest 17-inch gaming notebook” with CyberPowerPC; the latter’s ZeusBook Ultimate series measure just 0.85 inches, as does the former’s new Battalion Ultra-thin M1771 series. Both are a hair thinner than Razer’s slim... Read more...
When it comes to PVRs, there's hardly a more recognizable name than Hauppauge. The company is back this year with yet another new product, the HD PVR 2 video recorder. In fact, there's two new models -- one is geared toward home media enthusiasts, while the other is designed for advanced gamers. The new model for home media users is called... Read more...
It's October, and that means one thing in particular: Windows 8 has arrived. Or, it will soon. And Microsoft's OEM partners are ushering in all sorts of new machinery to celebrate the occasion. Toshiba is the latest company to announce that its Windows 8 machines are now up for pre-sale, with new Satellite laptops... Read more...
It's been a nice, long ride for the conventional PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) slot, but with the introduction of Intel's game-changing Haswell platform, the Santa Clara chip maker is reportedly doing away with support for the legacy ports. If you've been holding onto an earlier model Sound... Read more...
Dell added a new XPS One all-in-one as well as two new Inspiron One all-in-one computers to its lineup. The new XPS One 27 is Dell's largest all-in-one to date with its 27-inch, 2560x1440 resolution display. According to Dell, the XPS One 27 has one of the most vibrant displays Dell has offered. Key specifications for the XPS One 27 include... Read more...
The HTC One X generated quite a buzz when the smartphone was first announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. The initial announcement featured information and specifications for two versions of the phone, an international model built around NVIDIA’s quad-plus-one core Tegra 3 SoC (system on a chip) and a U.S. model powered... Read more...
While many of today's better smartphones offer dual-core processors and 1GB of RAM, alongside plenty of onboard storage, one of the easiest differentiating points between smartphones today has become the screen--size, resolution, and screen technology are all considerations. Samsung is pushing the former limits of smartphone screen sizes... Read more...
They're not quite the odd couple, but truth be told, we wouldn't have figured ASRock and Creative for BFFs. That's exactly what they've become, however, with the release of the Game Blaster sound card for gamers. Not just any ordinary sound card, mind you, but according to ASRock, it's the first one to combine Creative's 7.1 channel HD... Read more...
Although MSI isn’t revealing too many details on its new X79 and Z77 motherboards, the engineering samples were out and ready to ogle. As you can see from the photos, we got to look at a trio of the new boards. The Z77A-GD80 and Z77A-GD65 are kind of a pair, with the GD80s typically delivering some more features... Read more...
Dell revealed its new Alienware Aurora gaming desktop computer. This new system offers immersive HD 3D gaming and multi-display technologies. The systems feature the new 2nd generation Intel Core i7-3000 series six-core CPUs, factory overclocked and liquid cooled, with the Intel X79 Express Chipset, up to 16GB of Quad... Read more...
Turtle Beach, Razer and a few others may be jockeying for position in the crowded gaming headset game, but Creative -- a company best known for their Sound Blaster heyday -- is giving them some real competition. The company just revealed a new range of Sound Blaster gaming headsets at the... Read more...
Gaming motherboard? Oh, yeah. Gigabyte's got you covered, and if this promo picture is any indication of what this silicon packs... well, let's just say you should probably suit up before ordering. The G1.Sniper 2 is all set for Intel Z68-based war, ready to handle the latest Intel i7 Sandy Bridge CPU and including Bigfoot Networks' G1-Killer... Read more...
Gigabyte’s G1 Killer series of X58 Express-based motherboards are specially designed for gamers. There are three products in this particular line up: the G1 Assassin, G1 Sniper, and G1 Guerrilla. In a military motif, all three come with a black and green color scheme, along with heat sink designs that resemble gun barrels and magazine... Read more...
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Guess what? It's another tablet, but this one's got something different going for it: a low, low price. The Vizio 8" Tablet is now being offered for pre-order, with just $399.99 putting you in line for the slate itself, a 16GB microSD card and event a folio / case. Not a bad offer, compared to what else is out there. The current estimated... Read more...
When the GeForce GTX 580 arrived, it extended NVIDIA's lead in the single-GPU graphics card market. Although the green team's own GTX 480 previously held the title of fastest single-GPU, its reign was temporary as the first generation Fermi card required some tweaks in order to unleash all 512 shader cores, reduce heat output and... Read more...
Creative really hasn't had a huge splash in the audio business (at least in relation to the PC audio business) since the early days of the Sound Blaster audio cards, but with such great audio cards being integrated into motherboards now, that business seems to be on the decline. But the company is still... Read more...
Asus is out to prove that big things really do come in small packages with its EeeBox PC EB1501P. This nettop offers an array of I/O ports as well as a slot-load optical disc drive and the ability to play content from your own media library in Full HD. Thanks to USB 3.0, the EeeBox PC EB1501P also supports fast transfers of high definition... Read more...
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Tablets, tablets and more tablets. When will the flood end? We have all ideas we're just at the beginning, honestly, and more will come as Windows 7 gets pushed out onto even more touch panel devices. Today, Creative has introduced two new tablets of their own: the ZiiO 7" and ZiiO 10". We shouldn't have to point out... Read more...
The road leading up to the release of their Fermi architecture-based GF100 GPU, which powers the first wave of GeForce GTX 400 series cards, was a rocky one for NVIDIA. Hampered by a number of delays, and design and manufacturing issues, the GF100 hit the scene much later than NVIDIA would have liked. Since the initial arrival of the flagship... Read more...
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