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Corsair Performance Pro
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 12:58P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Performance Pro opts to use a Marvell controller as opposed to the more popular and widespread SandForce solutions, but can it serve as a counter weight to the SF-based SSDs, or does it just end up as dead weight? We pit the 256GB Performance Pro against similar drives to see where it stands.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

x86 Everywhere: Intel Announces Medfield Phones
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 12:43P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After years of work and a few false starts, Intel is finally ready to take the plunge into the smartphone market. At the CES keynote tonight, the CPU giant is officially launching Medfield, the 32nm smartphone SoC it's built to take it into the next generation of smartphones (and a few tablets). The chip---now officially named the Atom Z2460--is ready for primetime...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

CES 2012 Asus X79 Boards
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 12:28P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In a lavish suite at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Asus set up a number of existing an upcoming products for eager members of the technology press to ogle and get some hands-on time. In the suite, we had a chance to checkout a handful of upcoming X79 motherboards, nettops, netbooks, notebooks, and even a few tablets and a smartphone. One of the standout products had to be the new Transformer Prime TF700T, which builds upon the original design we showed you here, but adds an absolutely awesome WUXGA, 1920x1200 resolution screen, a higher-resolution front facing camera, and reportedly more reliable Wi-Fi performance
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

OCZ CES 2012: Z-Drive R5, Kilimanjaro and Everest 2 Step Out
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 12:13P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Prior to the start of this year's CES 2012 show, a number of OEMs were showcasing their latest products at various hotel venues throughout the bustling city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Of course OCZ Technology was first on our list of suites to visit, in an effort to satiate our need for blinding storage speed -- and as usual, Team OCZ did not disappoint. This year, it was actually pretty surprising how many announcements the company was rolling out, from new co-developed solutions with Marvell, to acquisitions and the second coming of their Indilinx Everest controller, dubbed Everest 2.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 12:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 CrossFire Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today we are finally able to talk about partner cards and so have paired up PowerColor`s hardware in our test system and have retested the latest games such as Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic with single and dual GPU`s on the latest drivers and game patches. What does the PowerColor 7970 and CrossFire offer us? Let`s find out..."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

CES 2012 Roundups From Hardware Websites
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 12:03P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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CES 2012: MSI GUS II External Thunderbolt Graphics Upgrade System
http://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/CES-2012-MSI-GUS-II-External-Thunderbolt-Graphics-Upgrade-System

CES 2012: EVGA parties like it's socket 2011 in Viva Las Vegas.
Dual-socket SR-X mobo, UV Plus+ 39 video out for USB3, PSUs
http://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/CES-2012-EVGA-parties-its-socket-2011-Viva-Las-Vegas-Dual-socket-SR-X-mobo-UV-Plus

Hands-on with Samsung's New Series 9 Ultrabook
http://www.pcper.com/news/Mobile/Hands-Samsungs-New-Series-9-Ultrabook

CES 2012: GIGABYTE unveils Z77 -- big, small, gigabytesized
http://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/CES-2012-GIGABYTE-unveils-Z77-big-small-gigabytesized

Video Perspective: ASUS MeMO 701 and ASUS Transformer Prime TF700T Hands on!
http://www.pcper.com/news/Mobile/Video-Perspective-ASUS-MeMO-701-and-ASUS-Transformer-Prime-TF700T-Hands

HP Envy 14 Spectre Offers Glass Design, We Go Hands-on
http://www.pcper.com/news/Mobile/HP-Envy-14-Spectre-Offers-Glass-Design-We-Go-Hands

Transformer Prime's 1920x1200 display is more than meets the eye
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22284

7-series mobos abound at Gigabyte
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22285

Industry marches ahead with plans to copy, counter Apple
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22286

MSI to breathe life back into external laptop graphics
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22283

Asus adds two pieces of Flare to Eee PC lineup
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22280

New Acer ultrabook touted as "world's thinnest"
http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22279

Sapphire EVGA and Rosewill @  CEX 2012
http://www.ninjalane.com/blogs/blogpost22344.aspx

Archos @ CES 2012
http://bcchardware.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=062872501b7ea1573b2f63459&id=961c811c19&e=881fb66437

E-Fun Tablets -
http://bcchardware.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=062872501b7ea1573b2f63459&id=b3de7bab2a&e=881fb66437

Magellan -
http://bcchardware.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=062872501b7ea1573b2f63459&id=5413b95df3&e=881fb66437

Arctic Products -
http://bcchardware.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=062872501b7ea1573b2f63459&id=45d1b39040&e=881fb66437

Lian Li -
http://bcchardware.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=062872501b7ea1573b2f63459&id=b0e3c1d4d7&e=881fb66437

ROCCAT -
http://bcchardware.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=062872501b7ea1573b2f63459&id=4f7ae89243&e=881fb66437

AfterShokz -
http://bcchardware.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=062872501b7ea1573b2f63459&id=6b10e20a7e&e=881fb66437

Crucial -
http://bcchardware.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=062872501b7ea1573b2f63459&id=4d60186789&e=881fb66437

WeeklyTechUpdate Episode #139 Podcast -
http://bcchardware.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=062872501b7ea1573b2f63459&id=841a5fa1ff&e=881fb66437

CES Day One Gallery -
http://bcchardware.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=062872501b7ea1573b2f63459&id=ebf1852e75&e=881fb66437

Subject: CES 2012 Day 0 - Press Day - MSI Thermaltake and nVidia 
http://www.ninjalane.com/blogs/blogpost22339.aspx

  FULL STORY @ CES ROUNDUPS - DAY 1

Seasonic Platinum 1000W Power Supply Review @ APH Networks
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 11:40A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tell you what -- first review of the year, and we got something good in our hands. Late last year, there were some particularly unique power supplies released into the market; such as the Seasonic Platinum and Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid. Obviously, as you can tell by my hyperlink, the latter was already covered by yours truly back in November 2011. What is unique about these power supplies boils down to the fact that both PSU`s internal cooling fan can be shut off completely under relatively light loads. As a quiet PC enthusiast, this is like a gift from God himself -- fusing together a compromise-free solution by combining both power and silence into one single package. Unfortunately, it seems Satan had a hand in the Silent Pro Hybrid, because there is one problem with it: The fan control system goes bazerk sometimes. That`s too bad. So what we have here at APH Networks this morning is yet another product of similar ideas, but claims to have superior execution. Firstly, the Seasonic Platinum, as its name suggests, is 80 Plus Platinum certified. Secondly, the fan can remain off until 30% load is reached, which translates to 300W for our 1000W unit. Considering how most PCs don`t suck down 300W even under moderate loads, this is a very impressive and crucial figure. Therefore, without further delay, is the Seasonic Platinum 1000W a power supply from Heaven, pure and unadulterated? Read on to find out!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

 
Modding A Barracuda 7200.11 Into A VelociRaptor Rev. 1.2
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 10:31A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
That`s a really catchy title, isn`t it? Who wouldn`t want to turn a slow 7,200 RPM hard disk drive into a super-fast 10,000 RPM Western Digital VelociRaptor? After all, the 300 GB model of the much- vaunted HDD speed king retails for US$ 199.99, while a 1.5 TB Barracuda 7200.11 only costs US$ 109.99. Imagine getting the performance of the VelociRaptor with the capacity and price of the Seagate Barracuda! The guys at TechwareLabs came up with an apparently nifty way to transform the 1.5 TB Barracuda 7200.11 hard disk drive into a VelociRaptor-killer. But before you go rushing out to grab yourself a 1.5 TB Barracuda 7200.11 hard disk drive, please note that their mod basically involves crippling the Barracuda..."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

ASRock X79 Extreme4m @ ocaholic
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 10:30A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X79 Extreme4m is ASRocks only mATX motherboard for Intels latest Socket 2011. This little things seems to be a very interesting breed because it offers about the same featuers like the Extreme4 which comes with an ATX formfactor. We`re very curious what a job ASRock did from a lyout and design perspective already."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Samsung HW-D550 Speaker Bar - BCCHardware
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 9:20A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HW-D550 is pretty compact all-in-all. I didn`t have a lot of hope for the audio quality coming from a plastic speaker bar that is so thin and light. In fact, the HW-D550 speaker bar is mostly connectors (on the back) and a hollow tube with a few speakers on each end. The reason for the length of the bar itself is - of course - stereo separation. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

News: Antecs P280 enclosure
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The P280 is Antec`s latest flagship enclosure, and it`s got a big reputation to live up to. We dig in to see if this newcomer has what it takes to attract fans of the legendary P180."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

AMD Fusion: A8-3500M A-Series Llano APU Review:
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 9:03A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, AMD is lifting the veil on their next generation mainstream mobile processor, code named Llano. This latest volley by AMD is aimed at hitting Intel right in the mid-section, where the bulk of multimedia capable notebooks are sold. These are higher-end machines, where the likes of Intel's new Sandy Bridge-based Core i5 and Core i7 dual and quad-core processors live. The platform we'll give you a look at today is AMD's A Series; specifically we have an A8 APU-based machine that we'll break down for your edification and spin up on the test bench so you can see its performance profile.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 9:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A high efficiency fanless PSU is a great starting point for an ultra quiet yet powerful modern PC. In our latest system build guide, we explore case and configuration options, share our observations about how a fanless PSU changes PC airflow, and walk you through the fine details of a full fledged PC build with a fanless Seasonic X series PSU.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Crucial 8GIG DDR3 1333 Memory Kit @ GeekInvaders.com
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 9:01A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
DESCRIPTION: “After testing and upgrading from 4gig of ram to 8gig of ram I did notice a small speed increase in Windows 7. One of the things I was worried about was the fact that the ram did not come with heat shields on them. We all know how hot ram can run during full loads...”
  FULL STORY @ GEEKINVADERS

OCZ Agility 3 120GB Solid State Drive
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we take a look at a new line of SSD drives which have been designed to take advantage of the latest SATA III 6Gbps interface speeds and Sandy Bridge Architecture. Agility 3 SATA III Solid State Drives are designed and built to provide an exceptional balance of performance and value"
  FULL STORY @ AGILITY

Lenovo IdeaPad U400 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Jan 11 2012 | 7:38A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Lenovo IdeaPad U400 looks and feels like it was designed to attract mainstream users. In addition to being well equipped, with an Intel Core i5 processor, discrete AMD graphics, a spacious hard drive, and forward-thinking features like USB 3.0 and WiDi 2.0, its sandblasted aluminum chassis and glass touchpad make it a system you`ll literally want to get your hands on.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

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