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In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about AMD's Llano A8-3850 APU for the desktop, Dell's Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop, Acer's Iconia Tab A500, and our recent SATA III SSD Round-Up with drives from OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, and Crucial, we have a little fun showing off an old Intel add, and we dropped a few hints about an upcoming system giveaway... Show Notes: 01:13 - AMD A8-3850 Llano APU and Lynx Platform Preview 04:06 - Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop Review 08:12 - SATA III SSD Round-Up: OCZ, Corsair, Patriot, Crucial 11:32 - Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android Tablet Review 16:20 - Something Cool For HH Fans... Read more...
There's something about the allure of a gaming notebook. Even mainstream users, not necessarily hellbent on frame rates and decked-out designs, can relate to a powerful notebook with striking good looks. It's no wonder that products like Asus' G73 series of notebooks and Alienware's M series, have been some of the most viewed pages of our mobile computing section here at HotHardware.com. Similarly, Dell's recent announcement that they were expanding the Alienware M series line, to flesh out 14-inch and 18-inch versions, was met with a fair bit of buzz as well.  The 14" model especially caught our eye, striking a nice size and weight compromise between the soon to arrive 18"... Read more...
Bigfoot Networks has quietly gone from a niche startup that only targeted hardcore gamers, to a company that seems to be cracking into new parterships all the time. They've already managed to get their products into mainboards and GPUs, and now they're taking them to the most sophisticated spot yet: Alienware notebooks. Bigfoot's "Killer" line of networking gear is famous for one thing in particular: prioritizing bandwidth usage in order to reduce jitter and make online gameplay smoother compared to standard, non-optimized NICs. They've managed to do a swell job with it, and reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Now, those buying an Alienware will be able to get that same technology right inside... Read more...
As of today, Nvidia's second-generation of mobile, Fermi-based parts is complete--at least, in theory. The 570M and 580M will only be available from select OEMs (at least initially), with the 570M reportedly available "immediately" from MSI as a configuration option on the GT780R gaming notebook. Alienware M18X systems can be ordered today with a GTX 580M, but "should ship in a week or so." According to Nvidia, the two new high-end GPUs deliver both speed and more efficient power consumption. It describes the 580/570M as "up to 20 percent better performance per watt than the previous generation," while simultaneously claiming that the 570M is "20 percent faster... than the previous generation"... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about AMD's decision to leave BAPCo, the Dell XPS 15z ultralight notebookm, Alienware's killer M14x notebook, and Logitech's sweet Z906 5.1 channel speaker system. We also talk a bit about our on-going "Dads and Grads" giveaway, which is in its final hours... Show Notes: 01:10 - AMD Gives BAPCo the Bird, Chirps About Unfair SYSMark 2012 Benchmark 05:17 - Dell's XPS 15z Ultra Slim Notebook Review 09:12 - Logitech Z906 Speaker System Review 11:47 - Alienware M14x Sneak Peek 15:20 - Final "Dads and Grads" Contest Plug... Read more...
The rumors were true, and the teasers were worthwhile. Today, Dell's Alienware line grew by three, as three new gaming notebooks were launched for power-hungry users who just can't tote anything less than the best. There's even a new M18x, an 18" monster that claims to be the world's most powerful in that size. It's joined by the M14x (a nicely sized mid-range machine) and the M11x, a highly portable gaming rig that's definitely worlds away from being a netbook. The larger two are totally new to the Alienware family, while the M11x is a revised model. All three are available with the latest Intel Core i processors, and the M18x will ship with dual GPUs and a Core i7 Extreme CPU that's overclocked... Read more...
What's Alienware cooking up? The company is glad you're interested, and they got a killer teaser to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. The new "Alienware Arena" section is encouraging consumers to "Discover" what's next, and in just over 11 hours from right now, you'll "be the first to know." The company's touting this as an "important announcement," with a quick teaser clip not really telling us anything. But we're guessing we already have an idea. Alienware's new M14x notebook is now available to order over in Malaysia, and it's possible that the North American crowd could be seeing the same machine available over here in the morning. The M14x looks to be a dream come true for mobile... Read more...
Klipsch was acquired by Audiovox earlier in the year. Many wondered how that would change their products and their mission, and honestly, that remains to be seen. But Alienware has a thing for only partnering up with high-end companies, and they're choosing Klipsch for their new M17x. Starting this month, the M17x gaming notebook will ship with built-in Klipsch speakers, though no particular specifics are announced. Nevertheless, this marks the first time that Klipsch has entered the high-end gaming notebook market, and entering in this manner ain't a bad way to go. The 3D-capable M17x is a very respectable machine, and it can be equipped with quad-core Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge processors,... Read more...
It's said that the squeaky wheel is the one that gets the oil, and there's been a lot of squeaky wheels complaining about borked hinges on Dell's Alienware M11x notebook line. In one forum thread, there's over 150 users who reported problems with their M11x, most of which cried foul over cracked and noisy hinges. The message was heard loud and clear by Dell, who offered up this apology and promised remedy: "We apologize for this process taking so long," a Dell liaison wrote in support forum post. "We have an ETA around March for when the M11x-R1/R2 Hinge fix program will be started. The start date range hinges is dependent on a 3rd party vendor and other details so it is not concrete. When it... Read more...
Bigfoot Networks has made a name for themselves in a very unique and rare market. There are only a finite number of hardcore gamers willing to pay extra for something like a souped up NIC card, but obviously more than a few are handing over their cash in order to have their ping times lowered. Any true gamer knows that ping times are the difference between survival and death, and the Killer 2100 network card has seen some rather positive reviews explaining that it actually does have reduce network ups and downs in order to keep pings and gameplay smoother. But again, it's tough to convince gamers with NICs already in their system to go out and buy another NIC. But what about people who are looking... Read more...
We found Alienware's M11x to be one-in-a-million when we reviewed it earlier in the year, but there's always room for improvement. Even Alienware recognizes that, and they've done quite a bit of improving with the latest edition of the planet's smallest hardcore gaming notebook. The new M11x still retains the tiny 11" form factor and typical Alienware design, but the components within are on another planet. Consumers now have the option to get a Core i5 or Core i7 processor within, and the best news is that battery life should be better thanks to using NVIDIA's Optimus graphics switching technologies. Alienware also allows users to overclock their CPU beyond the standard, and the NVIDIA GeForce... Read more...
During the Consumer Electronics Show which took place in early January of this year, we showcased a myriad of upcoming products in our coverage of the event. Of the literally thousands of things we saw at CES, however, we'd consider only a handful of them to be truly stand-out products. One of those geek-lust worthy products, at least in our opinion, was the slick Alienware M11x. We gave you somewhat more than a glimpse of the M11x in our close-up look at the machine at Dell's display at the show, but we have since gotten one in house and have been able to put it through its paces on our home turf. Our video review of the Alienware M11x utlra-portable gaming notebook is below; an image gallery... Read more...
At the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, back in early January of this year, we showcased a myriad of upcoming products in our coverage of the event and the announcements being made.  Of the literally thousands of items we saw at CES, however, we'd consider only a handful of them to be truly stand-out products. One of those geek-lust worthy products, at least in our opinion, was the slick Alienware M11x.We gave you somewhat more than a glimpse of the M11x in our close-up look at the machine  on display at Dell's suite at the show, but we have since gotten one in house and have been able to put it through its paces on our home turf for a full evaluation. Our video review of the Alienware... Read more...
During the Consumer Electronics Show which took place in early January of this year, we showcased a myriad of upcoming products in our coverage of the event. Of the literally thousands of things we saw at CES, however, we'd consider only a handful of them to be truly stand-out products. One of those geek-lust worthy products, at least in our opinion, was the slick Alienware M11x.We gave you somewhat more than a glimpse of the M11x in our close-up look at the machine at Dell's display at the show, but we've now got one in house and will finally get to put it through its paces on our home turf...   Alienware M11x: Top and Bottom Views Our initial thoughts on the final production model... Read more...
When you think about the market for a pre-built, proverbial "Killer Gaming Rig," you have to consider the class of consumer that would have interest in this type of system. For the most part, the average do-it-yourselfer isn't going to take much interest here, save for perhaps the appreciation of all the bleeding-edge technology and design quality that is the hallmark of such a system. That said, there is obviously a significant market opportunity for consumers that want top-of-the line components and build quality for enthusiast-class gaming performance and head-turning aesthetics, without the hassle of going at it the home-grown way. Dell obviously saw this market opportunity when they snatched... Read more...
When you think about the market for a pre-built, proverbial "Killer Gaming Rig," you have to consider the class of consumer that would have interest in this type of system. For the most part, the average do-it-yourselfer isn't going to take much interest here, save for perhaps the appreciation of all the bleeding-edge technology and design quality that is the hallmark of such a system.  That said, there is obviously a significant market opportunity for consumers that want top-of-the line components and build quality for enthusiast-class gaming performance and head-turning aesthetics, without the hassle of going at it the home-grown way.  Dell obviously saw this market opportunity... Read more...
This weekend the weather has been acting up here in the Northeast.  We've had some torrential rains causing localized flooding and the wind has been fierce, giving us the feeling that Mother Earth has decided to kick up her wrath a bit, forcing us all to seek shelter indoors.  Or, perhaps, the change in atmosphere has nothing to do with dear ol' Mother Earth and more to do with what landed on the HotHardware.com loading dock last week.  Perhaps the atmospheric disturbance we're dealing with is a result something extra-terrestrial that has invaded the test area now at HH. See, this little company by the name of Intel, they have a new chip.  It has six processor cores in it... Read more...
The Ninth Circuit of the US Court of Appeals has filed its decision in the case of Olmstead v. Dell and reversed a decision by the lower court to dismiss the original case. The issue in question was whether or not Dell's Terms and Conditions of Sale (available here) could legally force the company's customers to settle disputes through arbitration rather than in a court of law. This is the second time in recent history that the ninth circuit has found such arbitration clauses unenforceable due to the unconscionable burden they place upon the purchaser. The Dubious Nature of "Neutral" Arbitration In Olmstead v. Dell, plaintiff's propose a class action lawsuit on the grounds that Dell "designed,... Read more...
Our weekly video podcast with our friends at TechVi returns after a short CES-induced hiatus as we talk about some of the latest developments in the world of technology. In this show, we cover Intel and Micron's joint 25nm NAND Flash announcement, Alienware's new M11x tiny gaming notebook, the iPad, and the upcoming NVIDIA GF100. Show Notes: 0:16 — Intel and Micron Unveil 25nm NAND Flash 2:12 — Dell Alienware Diana Team Continues M11x Tease Tour 3:41 — iPad's Identity Crisis and Apple's A4 CPU Showstopper 7:03 — NVIDIA GF100 Architecture and Feature Preview 8:33 — Win a new rig from HotHardware... Read more...
A few weeks back, at this years 2010 CES show, we gave you a first hand look at the hot looking new 11-inch form-factor Dell Alienware M11x gaming notebook.  This machine almost defies all sense of logic in that it sports a such a petite, stylish and sleak frame with a CULV processor under its hood but with the graphics prowess of NVIDIA's GeForce GT 335M mobile GPU turning up the horsepower, it's got enough game to bring the hurt to a horde full of baddies.  At the time we brought you this coverage, Dell's Marc Diana gave you a quick tour of the product and its capabilities but little did we know, there was a husband and wife dynamic-duo... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas gets the year going in the right direction for everyone in the high tech industry. It allows manufacturers to showcase their current products to thousands of media outlets, as well as give a sneak peak at impending launches all the while creating buzz and excitement among consumers.  And yeah, It's not bad for a few thousand press folks like us as well.  Although we already showed you several noteworthy products in our various CES Showcase, there's still a bit more to cover. Companies tend to go all-in during CES and show us more exciting hardware than we can analyze in just one or two articles. Here's a wrap up to our CES 2010 coverage that... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas gets the year going in the right direction for everyone in the high tech industry. It allows manufacturers to showcase their current products to thousands of media outlets, as well as give a sneak peak at impending launches all the while creating buzz and excitement among consumers.  And yeah, It's not bad for a few thousand press folks like us as well. Although we already showed you several noteworthy products in our various CES Showcase, there's still a bit more to cover. Companies tend to go all-in during CES and show us more exciting hardware than we can analyze in just one or two articles. Here's a wrap up to our CES 2010 coverage that includes... Read more...
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