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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...
From June 13 - 16, 2011, the first AMD Fusion Developer Summit, or AFDS, is being held at the Maydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. According to AMD, attendees of the inaugural AMD Fusion Developer Summit “will have direct access to pioneers in heterogeneous computing, software developers, and top minds at AMD for learning opportunities and open dialogue on heterogeneous computing and the enhanced performance and processing efficiencies it enables.” Sound like fun? It sure does to us and we’d love to take a few of you along with us, so AMD has made it possible for team HotHardware to bring along 60 of our friends to the very first AFDS! Before we explain how to grab... Read more...
Just in time for spring, HotHardware.com and our friends at MAINGEAR, NVIDIA, Asus, Intel, and Patriot teamed up to put together one heck of monster sweepstakes give-away! This time around we gave you a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom MAINGEAR-built gaming rig with 16GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, an Intel 510 Series SSD, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards, and an Asus VG236H 23” 3D Vision ready monitor with an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit included. This machine is by far the most powerful and feature laden we have given away to date! The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom MAINGEAR SHIFT gaming rig are listed below: Chassis: MAINGEAR SHIFT w/ Advanced Vertical... Read more...
Just in time for spring, HotHardware.com and our friends at MAINGEAR, NVIDIA, Asus, Intel, and Patriot have teamed up to put together one heck of monster sweepstakes give-away! This time around we're giving you a chance to win an Intel Core i7-2600K-infused, custom MAINGEAR-built gaming rig with 16GB of Patriot DDR3 RAM, a, Intel 510 Series SSD, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards, and an Asus VG236H 23” 3D Vision ready monitor with an NVIDIA 3D Vision kit included. This machine is by far the most powerful and feature laden we have given away to date! The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom MAINGEAR SHIFT gaming rig are listed below: Chassis: MAINGEAR SHIFT w/... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the Dell Venue Android smartphone, AMD's new Radeon HD 6790 and 6450 budget graphics cards, Intel's upcoming 10-core Xeon processors for the enterprise and mission-critical applications, the new Intel SSD 320 series solid state drive, and details of our amazing Spring Fling Sweepstakes in which someone can win an absolutely amazing, killer 3D gaming PC built by the folks at Maingear... Show Notes: 00:59 - Dell Venue Android Smartphone Review 03:57 - AMD Radeon HD 6790 Graphics Card, Radeon HD 6450 Quick Take 07:00 - Intel Unveils 10-Core Xeons, Mission-Critical Servers 10:53 - Intel SSD... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about the all new Matrox Parhelia 128MB AGP graphics accelerator, the Dell Inspiron 8200 powered by the hot new Pentium 4 M and GeForce 4 440Go, the Atek Super Mini Optical mouse, the Bitchin Fast 3D 2000 Pro exposed in the latest issue of MaximumPC and details of our contest where you could win a killer gaming system the rips Quake 3 to shreds! Show Notes: 00:42 - Matrox Parhelia 128MB AGP 02:34 - Mobile Gaming At Desktop Speeds 05:01 - Atek Super Mini Optical Mouse 06:31 - Bitchin' Fast 3D 2000 Exposed! 09:12 - HotHardware's Killer 3D Gaming Rig Spring Fling Sweepstakes!... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about NVIDIA’s just released GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card and Lucid’s Virtu GPU Virtualization software for Intel’s Sandy Bridge platform, in addition to HotHardware’s coverage of PAX East which just took place in Boston, MA, and OCZ Technology’s announcement that they’ll be acquiring Indilinx. We also drop some hints about an absolutely awesome gaming system give-away that we’ll be formally announcing on Monday... Show Notes: 00:57 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Debut: ZOTAC, MSI and Asus 03:26 - Lucid Virtu and Intel Quick Sync: Pairing GPUs 07:00 - PAX... Read more...
In this latest episode of Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz, and Marco discuss the upcoming OCZ Vertex 3 solid state drive based on SandForce’s SF-2000 series controller, the AMD Fusion-based Lenovo ThinkPad X120e ultraportable, Apple’s new Sandy Bridge-based Macbook Pros with Intel’s new ThunderBolt interconnect technology, and AMD’s recent disclosures regarding their upcoming 8-Core Bulldozer-based processors. We also pepper in a few reader questions and plug our current system giveaway, which is in its final days... Show Notes: 00:49 – OCZ Vertex 3 SF-2000 based SSD 03:55 – Lenovo ThinkPad x120e AMD Fusion Based Ultraportable 06:50 – Apple’s new... Read more...
In this week's episode of Two and A Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Iyaz cover the release of Google’s upcoming tablet OS, Android 3.0, aka Honeycomb, a Mobile Graphics showdown with the AMD Radeon HD 6970M and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M, Intel's Sandy Bridge chipset woes, the HTC Evo Shift 4G, and details of our most recent contest and how you could win a HotHardware-built killer gaming PC! We also chat for a bit about our Super Bowl picks... Show Notes: 00:40 - Google Officially Introduces Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), Tailors It For Tablet Use 03:56 - AMD Radeon HD 6970M Review w/ Eurocom 06:09 - Intel Discovers Flaw In Latest Motherboard Chipset, Halts Production 09:53 - HTC Evo... Read more...
In this episode of Two and A Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco talk about rooting tablets with custom Android ROMs for a better experience, NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 560 Ti and AMD's new Radeon HD 6950 1GB graphics cards, along with a view of a new light Linux desktop called Jolicloud, wrapping up with good ol' fashioned rip session on Duke Nukem Forever. Oh, and we let some contest details slip as well... Show Notes: 00:43 - Rooting the Viewsonic G-Tab 04:43 - NVIDIA Launches GeForce GTX 560 Ti, AMD Launches 1GB Radeon HD 6950 07:16 - Jolicloud Cloud-Based Linux Desktop Review 11:13 - Duke Nukem Forever Gets a Release Date 14:36 - Upcoming Contest Details... Read more...
To get you all into the holiday spirit, we joined up with our friends from Digital Storm and put together yet ANOTHER monster sweepstakes give-away! This time around we gave you all a chance to win an Intel Core i7 950-infused gaming rig with 6GB of DDR3 memory, a 1TB hard drive, a Radeon HD 6870 graphics card and water cooling by Asetek, among many other goodies. The complete parts list and breakdown for Digital Storm's sweet Special|Ops System for this sweepstakes is listed below. And just below that, we announce the winner! SammyHayabuza--You are the winner! Shoot me a note with your full contact information and I'll let you know when the machine ships!  Congrats... Read more...
To get you into the holiday spirit, HotHardware.com and our friends at Digital Storm have teamed up to put together yet ANOTHER monster sweepstakes give-away!   This time we're giving you a chance to win an Intel Core i7 950-infused gaming rig with 6GB of DDR3, a 1TB hard drive an all new Radeon HD 6870 graphics card and water cooling by Astek.  We know, the sugarplums are dancing now, aren't they?  Start being nice now, if you've been the naughty type all year long... The complete parts list and breakdown for Digital Storm's sweet Special|Ops System are listed below: To be entered into this sweepstakes, please follow these quick and easy guidelines below.  If you're... Read more...
This week on Two and A Half Geeks, we muse on the latest gadgets and gizmos we recommend in HotHardware's Holiday Gift Guide, what's hot and not about the Samsung Galaxy Tab, why playing video games at work can be good for employee productivity, Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge processor for desktops and notebooks and we field HH reader questions in an effort to try and stump the "half-geek" among us (ahem... Iyaz). Show Notes: 00:38 - Samsung's Galaxy Tab HH Review 03:13 - HotHardware's Holiday Geek Gift Guide 05:08 - Video Games Are Good For You, Especially At Work 08:05 - Reader Mailbag Question - Real Neil's Asks About Intel's Sandy Bridge Processor 12:08 - HotHardware's Holiday Sweepstakes... Read more...
We are back with the latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geeks. In this episode, we discuss the so-called Apple Tax, talk about some basic system building techniques, show off a few Gigabyte motherboards for Intel’s upcoming Sandy Bridge processors, and talk about some of Acer’s new products slated to arrive next year. Finally we explain how to win an awesome new gaming system from Digital Storm in our current holiday sweepstakes... Show Notes: 00:40 - Is The "Apple Tax" Real? Mac vs. PC Value Analysis 03:59 - How To Build A Computer: System Assembly 101 06:38 - Acer Introduces 7" and 10" Android Tablets, Single Windows 7 Tablets 09:10 - Gigabyte P67A-UD7... Read more...
We just recently ran a contest on HotHardware in which we planned to give away a high-end, custom-built gaming system (built by yours truly), to one lucky reader who came up with a creative name for our weekly video podcast. We got a few requests to document the build process on video, so that’s exactly what we did. We didn’t go too in-depth, but did explain the approach we like to take to systems and talked about a few of the build decisions and tweaks we made along the way... How To Build A Computer: System Assembly 101... Read more...
We just recently ran a contest on HotHardware in which we planned to give away a high-end, custom-built gaming system (built by yours truly), to one lucky reader who came up with a creative name for our weekly video podcast. The parts for the system were as follows… CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition   Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight   Motherboard: Asus CrossHair IV Formula   Graphics: Asus EAH6870   Sound: Asus Xonar D2X   RAM: 4GB OCZ DDR-1333   SSD: WD Silicon Edge Blue 64GB   HD: WD Caviar Black 2TB   PSU: OCZ 850W Z-Series   Optical: Asus Blu-Ray Drive   Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912   Audio: Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headset  ... Read more...
After much deliberation and debate, we have picked the winner of our "Name our Webcast" Sweepstakes! The new title of our weekly podcast will be: "What The Tech"! Here's a complete breakdown of the grand prize, courtesy of HotHardware.com and our valuable sponsors! CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight Motherboard: Asus CrossHair IV Formula Graphics: Asus EAH6870 RAM: 4GB OCZ DDR-1333 SSD: WD Silicon Edge Blue 64GB HD: WD Caviar Black 2TB PSU: OCZ 850W Z-Series Optical: Asus DVD+/-RW Audio: Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headset Thanks to our contest sponsors!     FreeJet--You are the winner! Shoot me a note with your full contact information and I'll let you... Read more...
It's that time again!  Time to give away another awesome gaming system, this time built by the man himself, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta.  If you're never seen the results of Marco's system configuration and cabling skills, you simply have not lived.  This time around, we're going to make it really easy on you.  As you know, Marco and I spend a little time each week with our buddy Iyaz, discussing a few highlight stories from the week in Tech and responding to reader questions.  Right now we're calling it the "HotHardware Weekly Webcast."   We know, we know; boring, unimaginative and stale isn't it?   We need help (in so many ways, you have no idea) and that's... Read more...
We are back again for the latest episode of the weekly HotHardware Video Podcast. In this week’s episode Dave, Iyaz and Marco give you all a sneak peek of OCZ Technology's upcoming RevoDrive X2 PCI-Express SSD, and they talk about choosing the best mid-range graphics card, Logitech's solar-powered wireless keyboard, and the Microsoft Kinect for the Xbox 360. We also chat about HotHardare's new voting feature and our ongoing contest in which someone can win a killer new gaming, just for helping us name the podcast! Show Notes: 00:13 - OCZ RevoDrive X2 Sneak Peek 03:18 - Mid-Range NVIDIA GPU Battle: GTX 460 vs. GTX 470 05:38 - Logitech Debuts $79.99 Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 08:50 - Microsoft:... Read more...
Dave (1), Iyaz (.5) and I (1) are back again for the latest episode of the weekly HotHardware Video Podcast. In this week's episode, we talk about Dell’s new XPS notebooks, Wireless HDMI / WHDI kits from Asus and brite-View, Apple's latest 11.6” and 13.3” MacBook Airs, and a low-priced, Android-based tablet--the CherryPad. We also chat about our on-going contest in which someone can win a killer new gaming rig, some of our favorite entries so far, and Marco’s ‘little problem’ with system building... Show Notes: 00:20 - Dell XP 14 Notebook Review 02:24 - WHDI Kits Explored: Asus WiCast, brite-View HDelight 06:38 - Apple Refreshes 13.3" MacBook Air, Introduces... Read more...
We’re a little late this time around, but we’re back with the latest episode of the HotHardware Video Podcast. In this week’s episode, we talk about AMD’s upcoming “Fusion” Llano APU, the brand new Radeon HD 6800 series graphics cards, Samsung’s Epic 4G Android-based SmartPhone, and WD’s massive 3TB Caviar Green hard drive. In addition, we answer some reader questions and announce an awesome new contest! Show Notes: 00:17 - AMD Demos Llano Fusion-Based Processor 03:32 - AMD Radeon HD 6870 & 6850 Graphics Cards Debut 05:40 - Samsung Epic 4G Android Smartphone Review 07:49 - WD Launches Largest Ever 3TB Drive, HH Tested 09:42 - Reader Question:... Read more...
To pay tribute to the back-to-school season (or just party), in conjunction with our good friends at CyberPower. We planned to give away yet another fully loaded, quad-core powered gaming rig! This time around, the winner would score a complete Intel Core i7-950-based system, with a GeForce GTX 460 graphics card pushing the pixels, Asetek Liquid Cooling, and 6GB of RAM! The response we received after the announcement of the contest and throughout its duration was absolutely awesome with hundreds of new members "liking" our Facebook page. Before we announce the winner, we want to give a big thank you to everyone that made this contest possible and of course to all of our loyal community... Read more...
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