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Targeting professionals in fields such as computer-aided design, digital content creation, and oil and gas, Lenovo announced two powerful new desktop computing solutions, the ThinkStation D20 and S20. The two new workstations feature a choice of the latest Intel Xeon processors 5500 and W3500 Series as well as optional Intel Turbo Boost technology for extra performance during peak processing. By adding the NVIDIA Tesla C1060 GPU platform to the workstations, you’ll also get 240 additional cores of dedicated math processing power to help speed calculations. In addition to processing power, you’ll also get your choice of the latest NVIDIA Quadro line of professional graphics cards or optional ATI... Read more...
CyberPower is now bundling NVIDIA's GeForce 3D stereo glasses with their Gamer Xtreme 3D Series high-end gaming PC. The Gamer Xtreme 3D 1000 is an AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition Triple-Core system, while the Gamer Xtreme 3D 2000 features Intel’s Core i7-920. The systems also come with a Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ 22-inch 120Hz LCD monitor. The GPU driving the 3D glasses is the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 graphics card. Prices start at $1,299. See below for the full press release. CyberPower Announces New Gaming Systems with NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision Technology CyberPower Inc. added a new “dimension” to its desktop gaming system lineup with the introduction of a pair of 3D desktop gaming systems... Read more...
CyberPower Offers Intel Core i7 920-based Gaming System exclusively at www.newegg.com CyberPower Inc., www.cyperpowerpc.com a manufacturer of customized gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations today announced a mid-level gaming system based on Intel’s Core i7-920 CPU that delivers the horsepower to run the most graphically-intense games at an unrivaled price. CyberPower’s Gamer Xtreme 1003 is available exclusively at www.newegg.com with a MSRP of $1,089.99.  The Gamer Xtreme 1003 sets new benchmarks for mid-level PC gaming systems with its Core i7-920 CPU at 2.66 GHz;  6GBs of DDR3 Tri-Channel memory;  nVIDIA 9800GTX+ 512MB graphics Card, and Hi-Def... Read more...
It’s no secret that businesses and consumers are looking for ways to cut costs. In recognition of this, Lenovo is releasing two new desktop PCs designed to lower total cost of ownership. The ThinkCentre M58e and A58 desktops start at just $399 and run more coolly and quietly than previous ThinkCentres. What’s more, the ThinkCentre M58e meets Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Gold standards, making it one of the more energy efficient and environmentally responsible desktops on the market. Lenovo claims organizations can save about $40 a year over previous desktops when combining this model with a ThinkVision L1940pW monitor. Although that might not be a huge savings to an individual user, it can definitely... Read more...
Since you are here, reading this and potentially some other articles and news about PC hardware, you've probably attended or at least heard of LAN parties. The main point of LAN parties is, of course, to play video games with your peers on networked PCs. Another fun aspect of LAN parties, especially big events like QuakeCon, is that you get to see all the cool, unique hardware that party goers bring. We're sure some people really get a kick out of showing up the competition with awesome mods and paint jobs. Not everyone has the desire to mod or paint their own systems, though. That's where a company like Smooth Creations comes in to help you impress everyone who lays eyes upon your rig. Smooth... Read more...
Dell updated its Latitude XT convertible tablet with the new XT2 model featuring more than 11 hours of battery life (6-cell plus battery slice.) Like its predecessor, the XT2 incorporates multi-touch screen technology making it possible for you to use natural gestures like a pinch or tap for scrolling, panning, rotating, zooming, and more. What’s more, Dell’s integration of multi-touch utilizes the full display, not just the touchpad. In tablet mode, you can use the multi-touch screen to control the computer with your fingers or the battery-free pen to write or draw as you would on a piece of paper. In laptop mode, the multi-touch screen capabilities are still available, but you’ll also have... Read more...
CyberPower Announces AMD Phenom II X4-Based Dragon Gaming Desktop PCs BALDWIN PARK, CA (February 6, 2009) – CyberPower Inc., a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, today announced its Gamer Dragon series - a family of custom-built, high-def desktop workstations based on AMD’s new Phenom II X4 CPU.CyberPower is offering three Dragon-platform base models: the entry-level Gamer Dragon 8000, the mid-range Gamer Dragon 9000, and the high-end Gamer Dragon CrossFire X Ultimate. Each model in the family can be custom-configured by the end user.Standard features on all Gamer Dragon models include AMD Phenom II X4 CPU 920/940 CPUS; AMD 790GX motherboard;... Read more...
BFG TECHNOLOGIES LAUNCHES PHOBOS™SITE www.BFGSYSTEMS.com Orders now being taking for BFG Tech’s unique new high performance gaming/home theater system Lake Forest, IL – January 22, 2009 – BFG Technologies, manufacturer of the stunning new high performance gaming/home theater system -- Phobos, is excited to announce that orders are now being taking for Phobos on www.BFGSYSTEMS.com.  The new site offers a variety of the highest-end brand name PC components available, allowing customers to custom-configure Phobos to meet their elevated quality standards.  The system received rave reviews while on display in Las Vegas at CES 2009.  Many show attendees commented on the refined... Read more...
We evaluated the original Dell XPS 730 in early May, shortly after its initial release. At the time, it was Dell's latest high-end gaming machine and the word on the street was that it would be the last to carry the XPS badge. Moving forward, Dell was to concentrate on their Alienware gaming brand and the XPS brand would lose its gaming focus to embrace multimedia and content creation. Naturally, we checked with Dell directly and while they did confirm the rumor, they also assured us that the XPS 730's life wouldn't be cut short and it would go on to live through a full product cycle. It seems they weren't bluffing, not that we doubted them in the first place. Shortly after Intel released... Read more...
It looks like Dell is moving forward with its somewhat bizarre idea of pre-bundling movies starting at $25 a pop onto new systems. Dell's first foray into this new business model was a few weeks ago when you could order Iron Man pre-installed on a Dell system. Now that it has partnered with CinemaNow, the selection of titles grow. The press release is below...Dell Jump-Starts Digital Libraries with Pre-Installed Movies Powered by CinemaNowMovie Bundles include Spider-Man, The Matrix, and Children’s pack starting at $25Round Rock, Texas, October 23, 2008--Today Dell and CinemaNow teamed to provide a simple, economical way to jump-start a digital music library by pre-loading movie bundles on select... Read more...
With camera phones, text messaging, and e-mail now ubiquitous, it was only a matter of time before antiquated emergency systems were upgraded to take advantage of these technologies. Making good on a promise made during a State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has just announced that NYC's emergency and customer service hotlines are now able to accept photos and videos."I built a business on the idea that we could improve companies' performance by delivering better information instantaneously, and I've tried to bring that same philosophy to government," said Mayor Bloomberg. "By upgrading 911 and 311 to accept photos and video, we are bringing government accountability... Read more...
Can't get market share the good old-fashioned way?  How about sneaking your browser onto systems, then?With the release of Safari 3.1 on Tuesday, Apple started giving Windows users the option of downloading Safari via the Apple Software Update pop-up."Safari for Windows is the fastest and easiest-to-use web browser for the PC. It displays web pages faster than any other browser and is filled with innovative features -- all delivered in an efficient and elegant user interface," states Apple's message in the pop-up screen. Tsk, tsk.  The browser that's really starting to take market share from Internet Explorer is Firefox, which, according to Net Applications, now has 17.3% vs. 74.9%... Read more...
This has to be the most screwed-up Service Pack release we've ever seen, and we've seen plenty of them. While Microsoft said SP1 has been released to manufacturing, it also said SP1 wouldn't be sent to end users for six weeks. And it even pulled one of the prerequisite updates yesterday after issues with it. Yet today end users with 64-bit Vista installs are seeing SP1 in Windows Update.Not a whole lot to say here, but if you're running Vista on an x64-based system, you've probably already noticed a little surprise courtesy of Windows Update, which today started pushing out the x64 edition of Vista Service Pack 1. If you've been following things in SP1 land, you'll notice that's actually ahead... Read more...
Global warming is a big issue.  Well, at least to many it is.  Nissan wants to use auto navigation systems to keep traffic moving around snarl-ups, reducing carbon emissions and increasing MPG in the process.The Japanese automaker has launched a major effort to better exploit navigation systems--which are essentially on-board computers--and contemporary communications infrastructures to improve the safety of their cars and boost gas mileage, company executives said this week at Ceatec, the large Japanese trade show taking place outside of Tokyo. One application, currently being tested on taxis in Beijing, feeds current traffic data gathered by sensors in other cars on the road to drivers... Read more...
Dell sends word that they are currently in the process of certifying their corporate systems with Novell for use with the Linux open-source operating system. Currently, the plan is to have all OptiPlex desktops, Latitude notebooks, and Dell Precision workstations all certified to ensure their customers will be able to successfully use Linux with their systems. Although this is still a long way from replacing Microsoft as the OS of choice, this is certainly a milestone for all fans of Linux. It's exciting to see the IdeaStorm community's interest in open source solutions like Linux and OpenOffice. Your feedback has been all about flexibility and we have seen a consistent request to provide platforms... Read more...
LSI Announces $500 Million Stock Repurchase Program LSI Logic Corporation and Agere Systems Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will be combined in an all-stock transaction with an equity value of approximately $4.0 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, Agere shareholders will receive 2.16 shares of LSI for each share of Agere they own. Based on the closing stock price of LSI on December 1, 2006, this represents a value to Agere shareholders of $22.81 per share. The combined company, to be called LSI Logic Corporation, will offer a comprehensive set of building block solutions including semiconductors, systems and related... Read more...
A few members of the crew here at HotHardware have had experience selling or servicing PCs for large retail chains at one time or another, and each one of us can tell a handful of stories about clients that didn't take our advice with regard to power protection and ultimately paid the price. It never ceased to amaze us how someone could drop upwards of three thousand dollars on a high-end PC only to scoff at the $50 surge protector recommendation. "No thanks", they'd say, "The $5 power strip will do." And inevitably some of them would be back in the shop a few days, weeks, or even months later because their system's got "hit" during the... Read more...
Dell has finally introduced two new AMD desktops. First up is the Dimension C521 which is is based on an nForce 430 socket AM2 platform with support for AMD Sempron, Athlon 64, and Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core CPU's.  Graphics will be driven by an integrated NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE GPU with an option to upgrade to an ATI Radeon x1300 128MB or x1300 Pro 256MB video card through either the 1 x PCI, 1 x PCIe x1 or 1 x PCIe x16 slots.  Memory support includes 4 x DDR2 slots available with support up to 4GB of 533Mhz memory and 1 x SATA-II internal hard drive with support up to 320GB.   Audio will be provided via integrated 7.1 surround sound and an integrated... Read more...
Cortina Systems Purchases Intel's Optical-Networking Components Business SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sep. 11, 2006 - Cortina Systems Inc. and Intel Corporation today announced that they have completed the sale of product lines and associated assets of Intel's optical-networking components business to Cortina. Cortina has emerged as a leading supplier of advanced communications semiconductor solutions for the carrier infrastructure market segment. The acquisition will give Cortina a large portfolio of enterprise and infrastructure communications products and will position it to become a leading communications semiconductor company. The sale will enable Intel to focus its investments on its core... Read more...
Personally I've never even considered trying this, but apparently it works out ok. The folks over at Hardware Zone even fashioned a clever Y-shaped ATX power cable for the project. The two system's aren't any kind of powerhouse(no SLI), but you'd be surprised just how little power is being consumed. "If you've wondered if it's possible to run two systems with a single power supply unit, then the answer would definitely be a YES. We took it further with Intel's Core 2 Duo processors and running them silent with passive heatsinks. Find out more about this Computex Taipei 2006 technology demo at MSI's booth right here."... Read more...
Dell has just officially launched a nearly complete refresh of its flagship XPS line of systems. On the notebook side, we see the very portable XPS M1210 complete with GeForce Go 7400 graphics all the way through to the multimedia powerhouse XPS M2010. On the desktop end, we see the radical new XPS 700 complete with two "NVIDIA next generation 7 series graphics, 2 dual-GPU cards". Regardless of what sort of form factor you're looking for, it appears as though there is a new Dell XPS that should satisfy even the most demanding gaming enthusiast. The ultimate gaming solution includes the optional... Read more...
Mushkin Enhanced Selected to Power Hypersonic Computer Systems Denver, CO, May 18, 2006- Mushkin Enhanced, a leading manufacturer in high-performance computer components, is proud to announce that it has been chosen by Hypersonic PC Sytems to provide the Mushkin Power Supply Series for Hypersonic's entire PC lineup. Mushkin power supplies are to be offered with Hypersonic's Award-Winning gaming systems; the Cyclone OCX and the Sonic Boom OCX, as well as their line of FUSION professional work-stations. "We are very proud of this relationship as it shows that our new power supply series, although still very new to the market, is already highly regarded as one of the best units available,"... Read more...
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