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Give credit to Intel for recognizing the notebook market needed a swift kick in the pants, and for putting a noose around the necks of netbooks, which have all but been eliminated from the market place. Sure, a few straggling netbooks remain, but by and large, Intel is now heavily invested (both literally and figuratively) in the Ultrabook... Read more...
There's a transformation taking place in the PC market, and despite what the doomsayers might tell you, it has nothing to do with tablets, smartphones, tweener devices like the Galaxy Note, or increasingly media-centric game consoles. No, the transformation we're observing is one where people are trading in their towers and monitors for space-saving... Read more...
There's a transformation taking place in the PC market, and despite what the doomsayers might tell you, it has nothing to do with tablets, smartphones, tweener devices like the Galaxy Note, or increasingly media-centric game consoles. No, the transformation we're observing is one where people are trading in their towers and monitors for space-saving... Read more...
Apple called its first iPad tablet "magical," as if owning one would turn flatulence into a flowery fragrance and unlock the mystery of double complete rainbows. Instead it entranced millions of people into buying one, even though it lacked basic amenities like expandable storage, built-in cameras, and Flash support (back when people still... Read more...
One of Merriam-Webster's definitions for the word obscene is "so excessive as to be offensive." By that definition, Maingear sent us an obscenely spec'd SHIFT Super Stock X79 system packed to the hilt with so much decadent hardware that even the one percenters would feel guilty owning it, right up until the moment they pushed the power button... Read more...
One of Merriam-Webster's definitions for the word obscene is "so excessive as to be offensive." By that definition, Maingear sent us an obscenely spec'd SHIFT Super Stock X79 system packed to the hilt with so much decadent hardware that even the one percenters would feel guilty owning it, right up until the moment they pushed the power button... Read more...
As the premiere model in NEC's next generation MultiSync EA Series of desktop displays for high-performance enterprise users, the EA273WM-BK brings a big 27-inch, LED-backlit display to the workplace and is ready to impress with a completely redesigned chassis that's up to 30 percent thinner and 25 percent lighter than previous models. It... Read more...
Most people associate business with boring, but there's little about NEC's MultiSync EA273WM-BK monitor that's a snooze-fest. As the premiere model in NEC's next generation MultiSync EA Series of desktop displays for high-performance enterprise users, the EA273WM-BK brings a big 27-inch, LED-backlit display to the workplace and is ready to... Read more...
The TouchSmart 520-1070 is a fairly remarkable AIO equipped with high-end hardware and a robust selection of software, all of which comes wrapped in a 23-inch touchscreen display with a speaker bar blasting out Beats Audio. Any fears that HP's recent preoccupation with righting its ship would result in a degraded product line go right out... Read more...
Considering how close HP came to selling off or severing its world leading PC division, it's products like the new TouchSmart 520-1070 all-in-one (AIO) that make us glad somebody switched out the company's water supply. Actually, it's HP's old CEO, Leo Apotheker, who was responsible for the OEM's temporary insanity, and not some tainted H2O,... Read more...
Toshiba's Portégé R835-P330 is one of just a handful Ultrabooks currently available and is part of a new breed of laptops intended to blend ultra-portability with performance. Thin, lightweight, and well equipped, the Ultrabook form factor is the direction the Windows laptop market is headed, but first manufacturers have to get... Read more...
We're going to let you in on a little secret, and while you're free to pass it on, understand that nobody will ever believe you. In fact, if you do share this secret, you might suffer a barrage of insults, and depending on your stature, could even end up with a wedgie. You've been warned. Are you ready? Here goes: Many Windows users,... Read more...
Fans of Google's Android platform are proving to be a patient lot. It hasn't been easy pulling for Android in the tablet space, which for a period of time was limited to a few overpriced and underwhelming Gingerbread slates. Things began to change when Honeycomb came out, the first version of Android designed specifically for tablets, but... Read more...
Fans of Google's Android platform are proving to be a patient lot. It hasn't been easy pulling for Android in the tablet space, which for a period of time was limited to a few overpriced and underwhelming Gingerbread slates. Things began to change when Honeycomb came out, the first version of Android designed specifically for tablets, but... Read more...
Video: Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X Overclock Edition Review @ OCC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 Roundup @ HardwareZoneMotherboards and Chipsets: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 Motherboard Review @ Benchmark Reviews Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 USB-3 SATA-6G Motherboard Review @ Benchmark ReviewsMemory and Storage: Patriot DDR3 Viper Series Tri-Channel Kit @ LanOC Reviews... Read more...
It's not the first example of end user review gaming, (anyone recall the Belkin Amazon.com review "scandal" from January?) and there's no reason to believe there isn't a lot more of this going on than you might think. In fact, a leaked document shows end user review gaming is happening in the App Store. Reverb Communications is a PR firm that... Read more...
Video: Gigabyte GV-R435OC-512I Radeon HD 4350 Half-Height Videocard Review  @ PCSTATS ASUS ENGTX275 Review @ OCC Sapphire Vapor-X Radeon HD 4890 Graphics Card @ TechwareLabs MSI NGTX260 Lightning Black Edition @ InsideHW ASUS My Cinema EHD3-100 Dual Hybrid TV Card Review @ ThinkComputers.orgMotherboards and Chipsets: ASRock NetTop ION... Read more...
Let’s face it; buying a gaming machine with today’s latest components is anything but inexpensive. iBuyPower’s Gamer Paladin F970, which is designed to make the most of its powerful Core i7 processor and other high-end components, is proof of that fact. When the Gamer Paladin F970 was first released, the standard configuration initially... Read more...
Video:Sapphire HD 4830 512MB Review @ OCCDiamond Radeon 4870 - 1GB Edition - Reviewed @ Boot Daily.comPalit Revolution 700 Deluxe HD 4870 X2 2GB Graphics Card @ TweaktownXFX GTX260 Black Edition (GX-260N-ADB9) @ InsideHWThe NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 & 4800 Professional Graphics Card @ TechARPMotherboards and Chipsets:MSI IM-945GSE-A Mini-ITX... Read more...
Video:Sapphire HD 4830 Graphics Card @ Modders-Inc.comASUS Radeon HD 4830 Video Card EAH4830 @ Benchmark ReviewsSapphire 770 PURE CrossFireX @ t-breakMotherboards and Chipsets:ASRock G43Twins-FullHD Motherboard @ CPU3DFoxconn A7DA-S Motherboard @ iXBTGigabyte EX58-UD5 @ Techgage.com Asus P6T Deluxe OC Edition Review @ OCCGIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS5... Read more...
ExtremetTech takes a look at the Bigfoot Killer K1. This is a scaled down version of original Killer NIC and lacks the ability to run FNA Apps without a pay-for upgrade. Staying with ExtremeTech and moving from the world of high powered network cards to CPUs, have a look at their review of the AMD Athlon X2 6000+. For reference, HotHardware... Read more...
This morning, ATI is launching the new Radeon X1950 Pro GPU which is based off of the highly anticipated 80u RV570 core. Beyond a handful of differences with the R580 architecture, the new Radeon X1950's most desirable new feature is native support for Crossfire. In short, this implies a sharp departure from the days of... Read more...
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