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China-based motherboard vendors to withdraw due to hiked labor costs
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 12:51P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Under pressure of continued hikes in labor costs in China, at least half of the China-based motherboard vendors are expected to withdraw from the market in 2012, leaving an estimated combined shipment volume of three million motherboards available for competition to share by the main Taiwan-based vendors, especially Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, ASRock and Micro-Star International (MSI), according to sources from motherboard players."
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB Dual Fan Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 12:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HD 7970 may be the graphics card everyone is talking about but it only just became available in somewhat limited quantities and pricing is far beyond the reach of most consumers. But while the Southern Islands-based cards will take over AMD?s flagship range, lower end cards still provide great performance at a fraction of the cost. That`s where Sapphire`s HD 6970 Dual fan enters the equation."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 11:45A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Sony Bloggie Touch MHS-TS20 is yet another addition to the mini-camcorder market and it makes a pretty good addition too. It has a 3-inch touch screen display and a superior design that makes it easy to use. However it is a little limited in its feature set, so make sure you know what you`re getting (and not getting) before you buy it.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

[Tech ARP] Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 23.9
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 11:40A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Covering 478 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison allows you to easily compare 22 different specifications for each and every card. If you need to find out about the specification of any card, just come over and check out our Desktop Graphics Comparison Guide. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates in Revision 23.9 : - Added the Intel HD Graphics P3000 (1350 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics 3000 (1350 MHz) integrated graphics specifications. - Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics 3000 (1100 MHz) integrated graphics specifications. - Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics 2000 (1100 MHz) integrated graphics specifications. - Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics (6 EUs) integrated graphics specifications. - Corrected the specifications of the Intel HD Graphics 2000 (1350 MHz) integrated graphics."
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

GELID DarkForce Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 10:33A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
GELID DarkForce Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.com The newest addition to Gelid`s product range is their first case, the DarkForce. We have one of the first samples on our test bench today and will be finding out of Gelid`s newest product has what it takes to compete.,,,,,,,"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Genius Navigator 905 Vogue Wireless Mouse Review @ Tweaknews
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 10:33A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In a market that`s saturated with mice aimed at the traveling laptop user, the Navigator 905 Vogue from Genius manages to stand out. The USB receiver has an unobtrusive design and the blue optical sensor tracks reliably on many different surfaces.,,,,,,,,"
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKNEWS.NET

Gigabyte Sumo Power Silver 900 W @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 10:33A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Almost everybody knows Gigabyte from their VGA and motherboard products, but the company also makes power supplies. Their newest PSU series is called Sumo, which consists of two high power PSUs with 80 Plus Silver certification. Today we test the smaller one with 900W capacity and find out how it performs.,,,,,,,,"
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

 
Kodak Hero 9.1 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 10:33A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Kodak Hero 9.1 is a feature-packed all-in-one printer that has a smart touchscreen and very good image and text quality. It definitely isn`t the speediest printer on the market and we don`t like the combined color cartridge, but it`s still a really good unit overall.?,,,,,,,,"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Super Flower GOLDEN GREEN 1000W Power Supply Review
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 9:20A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you can`t afford to jump onto the 80Plus Platinum wagon and purchase one of the few power supplies with that certification currently in the market then you should really consider taking a look at the Golden Green 1000W 80Plus Gold certified power supply by Super Flower since it really combines excellent performance at a very attractive price point."
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS.COM

Review: Thecus N5200XXX
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 9:03A | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thecus has been on a winning streak lately with the introduction of some new products in their lineup. The N4200PRO proved to be a very competitive product and the introduction of the N8900 gave us power hungry enthusiasts with something to salivate over. Although the four bay N4200PRO delivered top notch performance and incorporated a built-in mini UPS, it was still missing something... another drive bay! Enter the Thecus N5200XXX.
  FULL STORY @ COMPUTINGONDEMAND

Seagate Thunderbolt Technology Solutions @ CES 2012
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

This week in Las Vegas, Seagate will also debut the long-awaited GoFlex® Thunderbolt Adapter and the GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter. Seagate first unveiled working prototypes of these two advanced interface products during the Intel Developers Forum in November of 2011. These two products are the first to use the new Thunderbolt technology for widespread use by consumers for single drive enclosures. The GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter will be available during the first quarter of this year and the GoFlex Desk Thunderbolt Adapter is expected to be available before the second half of this calendar year.

Game on!

To help demonstrate the speed and performance of the new award-winning Momentus® XT solid-state hybrid hard drive, Seagate will be hosting a gaming demonstration with a head-to-head competition between two identical Alienware™ M18X dual-drive laptop computers. One will be equipped with two of Seagate’s new solid-state hybrid Momentus XT drives, and the other will include 7200RPM 2.5-inch hard disk drives. Visit the Seagate booth (#31846) in the South Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center for an opportunity to win a Momentus XT hybrid drive, which is nearly three times faster than a traditional hard disk drive and has many of the benefits of solid state with much greater capacity at 750GB. Seagate will also host a contest to win one Alienware M11X laptop package valued at over $2000.00. For more details on the Alienware laptop equipped with a Momentus XT drive, and to enter the contest, please visit seagate.com/ces.

Check on all the action and updates from Seagate by following @Seagate and @Seagate_con on Twitter and Like the Seagate page on Facebook or visit the “Seagate @ CES 2012” web page.

  FULL STORY @ SEAGATE

Patriot PBO Alpine media player
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 9:01A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

Patriot Memory today expanded its media player ecosystem with the introduction of its new PBO Alpine media player. Offering the flexibility and functionality of the Android platform, the PBO Alpine will make the leap into the next generation of home media players.

The PBO Alpine is powered by an ARM926 Processor which will support HD video output in full 1080p resolution at 30 frames per second. Providing entertainment right out of the box, the PBO Alpine will come preloaded with iRadio, iTV, YouTube, Picasa, and a fully functional web browser. For enthusiast buyers, the PBO Alpine will offer support for user developed Apps that can be side-loaded for custom functionality.

“Flexibility and full support will be what differentiates the PBO Alpine from other available media player solutions”, says Mo Monh, Patriot Memory’s Product Manager. “Providing the flexibility of the Android OS paired with support for commonly supported media file types, the PBO Alpine will provide endless possibilities for both mainstream and enthusiast consumers.”

General details

ARM926EJ-S
Android OS
Support for M-JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, Xvid, RealVideo, VP6, and .MKV
2x USB 2.0 ports
SD card storage
Audio support for ACC-LC/HEACC/HE-AAC v2, DTS, AC3, AMR-NB, DTS, MP3, OGG, and RA_COOK
HDMI and Dolby Digital

  FULL STORY @ PATRIOT MEMORY

Pyro SE series the manufacturer
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Patriot's lineup of SSDs has the performance bases covered, but with the new Pyro SE series the manufacturer hopes to better bridge the price gap between the Pyro and the Wildfire. The Pyro SE allows Patriot to offer a drive that performs nearly at the same level as the WildFire, but at a lower price point. Find out how much bang for the buck awaits enthusiasts looking to make an upgrade as we test both the 120GB and 240GB versions of these bad boys.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

GPU Video Card Comparison Guide @MissingRemote
     Fri, Jan 13 2012 | 1:47A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Selecting a graphics processing unit (GPU) that has exactly the right feature set for your home theater PC (HTPC) can be a time consuming task if you`re starting your search from scratch. In the ever-changing landscape of home theater and HTPC, GPUs respond by implementing features to keep up with the latest and greatest audio and video innovations. That is why we`ve got you covered here at MissingRemote with our brand new GPU comparison guide. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

Test: AMD A8-3870K Black Edition @ HT4U.net
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 9:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD A8-3870K Black Edition CPU gets tested and overclocked."
  FULL STORY @ HT4U.NET

Hitachi Touro Mobile Pro 750GB Portable Hard Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
     Thu, Jan 12 2012 | 9:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hitachi sent us the 750GB version of the updated Touro Mobile Pro external backup drive that provides both local storage and includes 3GB of free cloud storage just by installing their backup software that is pre-installed on the drive itself. The Pro model upgrades the drive speed from the Touro Mobile from 5400 RPM to 7200 RPM and is only offered with a USB 3.0 interface for maximum performance..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

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