Maingear has recently unveiled what it claims to be the fastest 15″ gaming laptop on the market. Offering top-of-the-line components while still allowing for several customization options, the new eX-L promises to satisfy even the most demanding of hardcore gamers.
The MAINGEAR eX-L run on either a powerful 45 nanometer quad-core processor or the newly released 32 nanometer Intel Core i5 and i7 for improved battery life.
In charge of the graphics department is the powerful 1GB GDDR5 ATI Radeon 5870, well suited to the task of rendering graphics on the 1080p LED backlit display. To [...]
How big a USB thumb drive do you need? 1GB? 6GB, maybe? Well, the new Kingston DataTraveler can hold a whopping 256GB, larger than many laptop hard drives.
Of course, if you want to be able to carry that much data around in your pocket, it’s going to cost you. The current price for one of these things is a whopping $836.38. But don’t worry, eventually, the price will drop. You know, as soon as the 2TB thumb drives come out.
NY Times via Book of Joe
I am in Gananoque for a brief two day visit. I was invited by Kathy from Gananoque Boatline to spend some time here, attend a special event she organizes every year to show appreciation to partners and collaborators. It’s been a very interesting visit where I’ve learned about some of the challenges the area faces as well as some of the opportunities Gananoque has to further develop their destination. I was surprised to learn that that no one in the area seems to have participated in the localsknow CTC campaign. One of the challenges, it seems, has been the timing which is understandable [...]
If you thought having 6GB of memory was impressive you haven’t seen anything yet. Kingston Technology Company today announced it is first to market with DDR3 1600MHz 12GB triple-channel memory kits. The HyperX kit of three 4GB modules allows enthusiasts to get the most out of their Intel Core i7 and X58 platforms. That means with two KHX12800D3K3/12GX memory kits you can run 24GB of system memory on Intel X58 platforms that have six DDR3 memory slots! At 1600MHz with CL9-9-9-27 memory timings and a voltage requirement of just 1.65v these kits should scream! If the system performance doesn’t [...]
If you haven’t already noticed, one of the key selling points of the 2GB Lexar Professional 133X SD card is the fact that it comes bundled with a dedicated USB2.0 SD card reader for only a little more than the Kingston SD Ultimate card. That and some excellent performance results make the value of this SD card very good. What we would suggest is to make sure it definitely comes with the reader, as some suppliers do not make that clear on their websites.
So let’s take a closer at the results. First, if you take the entire read AND write tests, average the scores and then rank them, the [...]
For a little less than the Lexar 133X card, the 120X Ultimate SD card from Kingston put in a good overall showing in the tests. If you take all of the write tests, average the speeds then rank them the Ultimate only comes second to the Lexar 133X SD card.
Like its Elite Pro cousin, it joins the leaders in the tests involving the multi-slot card readers and the mixed files/multiple folders data. However, it also comes second with a figure of 7.4MB/s when writing images in a single folder using the SanDisk reader (and joint third at 8.4MB/s for reading the same images). Still some way off the [...]