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    I-O Data Intros WiFi-enabled Card Reader

    See the "road-warriors" in the first phrase of the article. When you hit the road you normally don't carry your "main network/wifi/internet connection" with you. It's for those who want to extend iDevice fixed memory when being without internet connection. BTW, the price is good and I hope they...
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    Mac Pro Users Gain Unprecedented Performance With NVIDIA Quadro K5000

    I'm commenting on computers that are available now. Chances are there won't be any Mac Pro update this year so the things may stay the same for a while - No PCIe 3.0, no SLI. Sure, the card is designed with these features, but the features will work only when (or if) other computer hardware...
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    Mac Pro Users Gain Unprecedented Performance With NVIDIA Quadro K5000

    It's "precedented" performance. When released, Windows users will be able to use K5000 on PCIe 3.0 and in SLI, which are not possible on Macs.
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    Scythe Intros Easy HDD Rack Enclosure

    Smarter enclosures allow to disconnect HDD with button push or key switch. That's the smartness of interface. Normally smarter enclosures have fan, some have temperature monitoring. This one doesn't seem to have even fan mount and Scyche makes fans. This is what's dumb.
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    All's Well That Haswell?

    It didn't have to be that way. I still have ASrock 775Dual-VSTA motherboard with VIA PT880 chipset that was made for Pentium 4/Pentium D. It works with at least 4 generations of CPUs. From 90nm Pentium 4 to 45nm Core 2 Duo. Got both DDR1/DDR2 and AGP/PCIe support too.
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    Sandy Bridge-E 2011 Launch Put on Slide, Ivy Bridge in March-April 2012

    Not to shit on your parade, but 35W Core i3-2100T is already way more powerful than E8400.
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    Intel Smart Response Technology Detailed

    Reportedly priced at $120 (because it's SLC) http://vr-zone.com/articles/intel-ssd-311-series-larson-creek-pictured-and-priced/12097.html What to say? Excellent pricing. Who in sober mind would choose this versus 60GB SSD boot drive?
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    Intel Smart Response Technology Detailed

    Wrong. You can't. 2-4GB is too small. But it's OK for ReadyBoost which you could use 4.5 years ago if you wanted. And you need to know what card to get, with slow one you get bam, instant speed knock. Source link doesn't work. It appears that vr-zone reported this 3 days earlier than...
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    Dell Intros AMD Brazos Platform-based Inspiron Notebooks

    Why NewEgg price? dm1z is currently $428 directly from HP. Was $400 last week. Was $353 in late February for a few days. And it's got Gigabit LAN, Dell only got 100 Mbit.
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    ViewSonic Delivers the Best of Both Worlds with Availability of its ViewPad 10 Tablet

    Are you talking about Android update, or Windows Update? I'm sure it will benefit from monthly Windows security updates from Microsoft. I believe you were thinking about Android updates - then forget it. 1.6 is the latest for x86. If Google ever releases next version, Viewsonic won't bother.
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    Lenovo's AMD Fusion Powered ThinkPad Starts Shipping

    HP dm1z was on sale on Thursday. Got one for $352. 6-cell battery, 3GB RAM, 7200rpm hdd, bluetooth. This Lenovo will cost $619 in the same configuration.
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    Freecom Launches World's Thinnest Mobile Hard Drive Exclusively for Macs

    And they are lying about "World's Thinnest". It has 10mm thickness. Here is 5mm thick drive http://blogs.consumerreports.org/electronics/2008/09/buffalo-techs-s.html It is 1.8", but they didn't say World's Thinnest 2.5", just World's Thinnest. Also here is 9.9mm thick 2.5" drive, also the...
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    ASUS Readies Fully-Loaded Brazos-Powered E35MI-I Deluxe Motherboard

    Yes, but why wasn't it there in 790GX and 785G then? Same 4xxx series Radeon. I would suspect that AMD might be fighting for every milliwatt in this chip and give up PAP support logic for die size and power consumption. Although, I could be wrong. In November PC Perspective said that "According...
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    ASUS Readies Fully-Loaded Brazos-Powered E35MI-I Deluxe Motherboard

    Why do people assume so? I've never seen confirmation for that. For example, AMD 890GX chipset has Radeon HD 4290 graphics. Radeon HD 4xxx support 7.1 LPCM audio but 890GX does not. If AMD crippled embedded graphics in chipsets they certainly can do so in APU.
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    MSI to Integrate Killer NIC with Motherboards?

    I've seen some reviews previously (maybe for previous generation of the card). Everybody compared Killer NIC with cheap on-board controller like Realtek. Nobody compared it with $30 Intel PRO NIC card. This would make sense to me - to compare it with inexpensive NIC add-on card that provides...
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    AMD Announces Catalyst 10.10c Hotfix Driver Update

    If they started to add performance improvements to hotfixes it probably means that a new NVidia card is on its way. Will probably get released before 10.11. 475, or, maybe 455.
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    NVIDIA Slips in GeForce GT 420 Desktop Graphics Card

    HD audio bitstreaming and 3D blu-ray support.
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    Manli GeForce GTS 450 Pictured, Suggests NVIDIA Reference Design

    You can wait. Or you can google "gts 450 benchmark". Benchmarks have been leaked 2 or 3 days ago. http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showpost.php?p=4532422&postcount=39
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    Gigabyte Sells HD 5670 512 MB HyperMemory Card as 1 GB

    512MB is enough for this card. 1GB vs 512MB would not make a difference anyway. (It is not an excuse for Gigabyte though)
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    GeForce GTS 450 CUDA Core Count, Clock Speed Surfaces

    Some new info. 783MHz, not 789. In average slower than 5770, except some Nvidia-friendly titles. http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.heise.de%2Fnewsticker%2Fmeldung%2FGeForce-GTS-450-kommt-am-13-September-1067321.html&sl=de&tl=en...
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    ATI Radeon HD 6000 Series GPU Codenames Surface

    Yes, you can. And you will. Just examine yourself in the next weeks and you will see what you are capable of. BTW, all says it will be very minor performance improvement. Maybe 10% or so. It could be that the major goal of this release is efficiency, reducing die size to maximize profit. Their...
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    GeForce GTS 450 CUDA Core Count, Clock Speed Surfaces

    Read carefully. 192*789/(336*675)=66,8% so its > 5750, not 5770 I admit that GTS 450 should be a bit faster than 5750. According to techpowerup 5750 is even 68% of GTX 460. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_460_1_GB/31.html I took 65%-66% from another site. And 5770 is 12-15%...
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    GeForce GTS 450 CUDA Core Count, Clock Speed Surfaces

    192 shaders is ~57% of 338 in GTX 460. ATI 5750 has ~65-66% of GTX 460 performance. GTS 450 at 789MHz clock would be roughly equal to 5750 in performance, maybe just a little better. Would have to overclock it to ~880-900 MHz to match 5770. Don't forget that 5770 can be overclocked too.
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    Fujitsu LIFEBOOK SH530 Wows with Performance, Style and Affordability

    Exactly. The title says "affordability" but there is no mentioning the price. If it was really affordable they would not have been shy of revealing the price.
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    Spire Releases Slimod 282 GPU Cooler

    Why to reprint their marketing lie? "is compatible with the latest Nvidia and ATI based graphic cards on the market today" None of Radeon 5xxx cards are listed as compatible on their page. No GeForce 4xx either, not even GT 240.