We know Ivy Bridge is close to landing, but when damn it, when? Until we know for sure, what about these new notebooks from HP that sneaked out with barely a flicker of ballyhoo. There are four new Pavilions on their way, the dv4-5000, dv6-7000, dv7-6000 and g4-2000. All of them are getting the Ivy Bridge treatment bar the g4, which sticks with Sandy Bridge. The dv4 and dv6 both sport 2.3GHz i7-3610QM processors, GeForce GT630M graphics, Beats Audio and 14-inch or 15.6-inch (1366 x 768) displays respectively. The dv7 model steps things up with a 2.6GHZ i7-3720QM chip, GeForce GT 650M graphics [...]
Currently, most Android users are currently looking forward to Ice Cream Sandwich, the next version of Android which might see the light of day as soon as next month. Yet, Google is said to be already working on the version which will succeed the said OS, and will be codenamed “Jelly Bean”.
On Thursday, Eric Schmidt revealed that Ice Cream Sandwich could be released as early as next month, despite previous figures that pointed to late November or early December. With the upcoming release of Android nearly finalized, it’s no surprise that Google is already looking into the version [...]
For most of us, the decision to move to flash-based storage has been one wrought with compromise: suffer through a year of ramen to afford a capacious SSD, or splurge on steak and settle for a cramped one. While we await our platterless future, Samsung keeps on chuggin’, having just begun volume production of a speedier line of solid state drives it calls the PM830. Available in 128, 256 or 512GB flavors, they tout 20nm-class MLC NAND flash and SATA 6Gb/s support — which equates to 500MB/s reads and 350MB/s writes, or almost double last year’s model. Before you reach for the [...]
Graphics card companies don’t live and die by the enthusiast market alone. That may be where the glory is, but it’s the budget cards that really bring in the bacon. For the entry level, AMD just unleashed a trio of sub-$100 cards, the Radeon HD 6670, 6570, and 6450. How do they perform? Well, let’s just say you get what you pay for. Reaction from reviewers has been one of mild indifference. Depending on manufacturer, fan noise does appear to be an issue, possibly precluding the cards from being a viable HTPC choice. Otherwise, even the lowly, $55 6450 is a worthy upgrade [...]
Alright AMD, we still haven’t forgiven you for burying the glorious name that was ATI, but if your next GPU refresh is as mighty as these numbers indicate, we might at least let you in from the doghouse. A slide detailing two flavors of the upcoming 40nm Barts chip has sprouted up from two independent sources online, and it shows some appreciable gains between generations. The new HD 67×0 cards appear manifestly speedier than their predecessors — with faster clocks, more texture units, and more ROPs — but the fun really gets going when you compare them to the HD 5870 [...]
Holy moly! We genuinely never saw this coming. If you recall, the last we heard from OQO was when it said its final goodbye back in May 2009, and even today its website still declares the company “out of business.” Well, that’s not exactly the case anymore — a little research led us to CCW, which reports that Audiotone — OQO’s business partner in China — confirmed a successful merger with the UMPC manufacturer in April this year (on the condition that the latter’s R&D to remain in the US). This would explain why OQO’s Chinese site was [...]
NVIDIA has announced the GeForce GTX 460 a new addition to GeForce GTX line of graphics cards. GeForce GTX 460 includes great support to play DirectX 11 games at high resolution of 1920 x 1200 and also supports NVIDIA’s 3D Vision in full 1080P HD.
GeForce GTX 460 is featured with up to 4.5x the geometry horsepower and 2.6x blazing fast gaming performance as compare to GeForce 8800 GT.
GeForce GTX 460 comes in two flavors as: GTX 460 768 MB with 192-bit memory interface with the price tag of $199 which is available right today for purchase whereas GTX 460 1 GB with 256-bit memory interface [...]
As Microsoft has rolled out final version of Office 2010 to about 35,000 retailers all over the world and that is also available for purchase directly from Office.com. So, before going to buy Office 2010 it would be a wiser approach if you have a look on Office 2010 suites as its available in different flavors which are embedded with different applications for different users.
In following you may find details about Office 2010 suites, included applications and prices. So, have a look to find which package is according to your requirement. Click on images below to enlarge.
Microsoft Office [...]
Leaks from an internal Dell announcement reveal the company is getting ready to unleash its Streak line of tablets (probably not the best name — smudge much?) in two different flavors. There will be the larger 10-inch Streak that’ll go toe-to-toe with the iPad, and then a smaller, 7-inch version for folks who like their tablets a little more portable. Other than that, all that’s known is that the smaller Streak could land as early as later this year, with its larger cousin dropping at the beginning of 2011.
That’s it for details so far. So, do you already have an iPad, [...]
Buffalo is back with the MiniStation Cobalt, a new, smaller USB 3.0 drive capable of speeds up to 5 Gbps, said to be ten times faster than USB 2.0. Back in October, we showcased the first external hard drive with USB 3.0, available in 1T and 1.5TB flavors from Buffalo. The MiniStation Cobalt has a 2.5-inch drive and is powered through the USB bus.
The Cobalt is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 and is compatible with Mac and PC. It comes with TurboPC to boost transfer speeds from a PC by about 26% compared to other USB 3.0 drives. The new MiniStation drive will have 500 GB and 640 GB versions, [...]