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In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Dave and Marco round-table rap about highlights of CES 2015, including the CyberPower Fang Trinity, NVIDIA’s Tegra X1, 5th Gen Core Intel-powered notebooks like the Dell XPS 13, AMD Freesync monitors and upcoming Carizzo APU, and what we expect for the coming year... Show Notes: 01:50 - Cyberpower PC’s Wild Fang Trinity Invades CES Alongside New Syber Vapor Systems06:28 - A Video Deep-Dive Look At Dell's XPS 13 (2015) Ultrabook And Yes, It's HOT12:54 - Lenovo Unveils Refreshed ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Revamped Think Lineup17:11 - Hands On With NVIDIA Tegra X1 With Benchmarks and Video17:49 - NVIDIA Unveils Tegra X1-Powered Drive CX and... Read more...
As we’ve stated on numerous occasions, SSDs were big at this year’s CES, and OCZ was on hand to deliver its own brand of solid-state delight. The company took the opportunity to shows us its brand new JetExpress SSD Controller, the Vector 180 SSD, and the enterprise-level Z-Drive 6000. For starters, let’s talk about the JetExpress SSD Controller, which has been designed for use in both consumer- and enterprise-grade products. The controller natively supports SATA and PCIe/NVMe and will work with M.2, 2.5” SATA, and SFF-8639 form-factors. The 10-channel JetExpress controller also supports both LDPC and BCH error correction. OCZ JetExpress SSD Controller Moving on, we come to the Vector 180 SSD,... Read more...
Massive displays are everywhere you look at the Consumer Electronics Show, but I found that some of the most interesting displays at CES 2015 are small: LG Display has some slick new technology for smartphones and a prototype for car dashboards that we hope will be showing up in cars soon. Touch-sensitive sides put icons and sliders in easy reach on this LG Display phone. A smartphone with curved edges struck me as unnecessary and unwieldy – until I got a chance to check out LG Display’s 6-inch smartphone with an “active bending” plastic OLED display. Notifications, including text message, can slide up the side of the phone and are surprisingly easy to ready as they pass by. The edges can also... Read more...
We’ve seen a lot of cool stuff coming out of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but one of the most interesting has to be Cyberpower PC’s Fang Trinity gaming PC. The Fang Trinity features a unique tri-zone case from DeepCool (dubbed the Trinity concept) that looks somewhat like a Star Wars Imperial Shuttle. Each zone contains an array of components and the wiring is snaked through the case through a central cylinder that also houses the power button. We could ramble on about tech specs and what makes the Cyberpower PC Fang Trinity so intriguing, but it’ll probably be better if you just take a look at it yourself. Here’s a quick video we shot while on site... The Cyberpower Fang TrinityAs... Read more...
HTC is best known for its line of smartphones, especially its flagship HTC One series; just don't peg the Taiwanese company as a one trick pony. More recently, HTC launched its RE camera. While it's not quite the GoPro competitor as speculated prior to its release, it does look like a nifty device, and it's getting even niftier -- at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, HTC announced that its RE camera now supports live streaming to YouTube. At the moment, only Android device owners can participate in the streaming fun. After applying a free update to the RE app in the Google Play store (it will be available for iOS later this quarter),... Read more...
You’d think that an enthusiast-level storage device (one that’s likely to sit near a PC’s case window, we might add) would look cooler than the Plextor M6e.  Well, Plextor solved that at CES 2015 this week when it unveiled the M6e Black Edition. The PCI Express SSD now feature its own metal chassis and a deep red heatsink. The Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD on display at the Aria hotel in Las Vegas during CES 2015. Plextor’s Global Sales Manager Lear Wu showed us the M6e Black Edition, which offers some speed improvements over the original M6e. It has the same Marvell 88SS9183 controller as its predecessor, but Plextor tells us that device is capable of 105K/100K IOPS for random read/write... Read more...
EVGA had a number of new or updated products on display in a suite at the swank Bellagio Hotel, to get in on all of the CES action currently taking place in Las Vegas. In addition to a few killer, high-end graphics cards, EVGA showed off some of the underlying technologies that make their custom coolers tick, some new power supplies, and an assortment of new input devices as well. The EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified pictured above carries on the legacy of the excellent GeForce GTX 780 Classified we showed you here. The card’s specifications aren’t ready for public consumption just yet, but the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Classified should be an upgrade over reference GeForce GTX 980 cards in virtually... Read more...
Kingston first showed off its HyperX Predator PCIe SSD back at CES 2014, and this year at CES 2015 announced that it would finally be available this quarter. We were duly impressed, as the SSD promised read speeds of 1,400 MB/s and write speeds of 1,000 MB/s. However, Samsung has just announced a new PCIe-based SSD that is making my eyes water with joy and anticipation. Let’s first start off with the entrée. The new SM951 supports both PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 3.0 interfaces, with the former providing performance levels that are mind-boggling. Using the PCIe 2.0 interface, the SM951 can deliver sequential read and write speeds of 1,600 MB/s and 1,350 MB/s. According to Samsung, those performance numbers... Read more...
The smartwatch market is finally starting to gain some traction. Samsung is shipping smartwatches that run its own Tizen operating system and numerous OEMs (including Samsung) are shipping smartwatches that run Google’s Android Wear operating system. And we can’t forget that the Apple Watch will soon hit the market (as soon as March, according to 9to5Mac) running Watch OS. LG was one of the first to hit the ground running with Android Wear, launching the G Watch in June. The company followed up shortly with the more premium, better-looking G Watch R, which also ran Android Wear. However, Google doesn’t leave much room for differentiation with the operating system with Android Wear, and other... Read more...
The BlackBerry Passport is one odd device. On the one hand, its hardware is fitting for a 2014-era flagship with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor (3GB RAM), 32GB of internal storage, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, a 13MP rear camera with OIS, and a massive 3450 mAh battery. On the other hand, the device has an odd 4.5” 1440x1440 square display and squared off edges which doesn’t exactly make it very ergonomic. While the Passport officially launched back in late September, it is just now arriving on AT&T’s network. And wouldn’t you know it, AT&T is already cutting corners… really. AT&T apparently didn’t take too kindly to the original design of the Passport and ask BlackBerry to go back... Read more...
Windows 8.1 with Bing, an operating system that Microsoft provides for free to OEMs under strict guidelines, has enabled a new wave of low-cost desktops, laptops, and tablets to flood the market. Intel is the latest to embrace Windows 8.1 with Bing, and will preinstall the operating system on a tiny PC that looks not much bigger than the Roku Streaming Stick or Amazon Fire TV Stick that you may have dangling from your TV’s HDMI port. The Intel Compute Stick manages to pack some relatively decent specs into a tiny package that fits in the palm of your hand. It is powered by a quad-core Atom Z3735F processor with 2GB of RAM and comes configured with 32GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n, a USB... Read more...
CES is the time of year when computing companies of every type show off their next-generation hardware, and AMD is no exception. Hot Hardware sat down with the Sunnyvale-based company to talk about its major plans for 2015 in both gaming and the CPU side of the business.  In gaming, the big news of the event is the imminent deployment of displays based on the so-called FreeSync standard. FreeSync is the brand name created for what the VESA (Video Electronics Standard Association) refers to as Adaptive Sync (not to be confused with NVIDIA's "Adaptive V-Sync."  Both FreeSync and NVIDIA's proprietary G-Sync technology are designed to solve the same problem. The images below... Read more...
Earlier today, we brought you news of the exciting new XPS 13 notebook, refreshed Alienware 15 and 17 notebooks, and the availability of the Venue 8 7000 Series tablet that was originally announced in September of last year. But those products aren’t the only ones that Dell has on display here in Las Vegas, there are still a few more products lurking in the shadows… Dell’s Inspiron laptops might not have the same flair as the XPS or Alienware lineups, but they’re still workhorse machines that will get the job done with little fuss. The company today launched the Inspiron 15 7000 Series, which — like most new laptops announced this week — comes with fifth generation Intel Core processors. Dell... Read more...
The original LG G Flex was introduced nearly a year ago and was quite an odd entry into the smartphone space. The smartphone featured a massive 6-inch screen, but had a lowly resolution of 1280x720. And we can’t forget the hallmark feature of the LG Flex: its curved  700R (700mm radius) plastic OLED display. Well, LG is back at it again this year with the LG G Flex2, and it’s looking to improve upon its predecessor in just about every possible way. First of all, LG has shrunk down the comical dimensions of the original with a more pocket-friendly 5.5-inch display that has been upgraded from 720p to Full HD resolution. The G Flex2 also has a number of curves this time around ranging from... Read more...
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