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Deal of the Day: eMachines ER1402-05 Desktop Computer with AMD Athlon II Neo K125, 2GB Memory, 160GB HD, NVIDIA Graphics, Wireless-N, Gigabit Ethernet, and More for $259.99 plus Shipping
Our Deal of the Day today is the B&H Photo Video - eMachines ER1402-05 Desktop Computer with AMD Athlon II Neo K125, 2GB Memory, 160GB HD, NVIDIA Graphics, Wireless-N, Gigabit Ethernet, and More for $259.99 plus Shipping!.
Offer: This extremely compact 9-lb desktop computer features a 1.7Ghz AMD Athlon II Neo K125, 2GB DDR3 SDRAM, 160GB hard drive, nVIDIA GeForce 9200 graphics, 802.11b/g/n wireless, 10/100/1000 networking, HDMI out, multimedia memory card reader, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, and a 1 year warranty. Shipping comes out to $11.25. Expires 12/31/10.
The latest happenings from around the web - December 29th, 2010
- Asus EeeBox PC EB1501P @ Hot Hardware
- Building a HTPC @ Ninjalane
- Intel Sandy Bridge Microarchitecture Preview @ XBit Labs
- Good and Inexpensive Mini-ITX LGA1156 Platform: ECS H55H-I Mainboard @ XBit Labs
- Gigabyte P67A-UD7 & P67A-UD4 Sandy Bridge Motherboards Preview @ Hardware Canucks
- MSI P67A-GD65 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Preview @ Hardware Canucks
- ECS Elitegroup P55H-AK LGA1156 ATX Motherboard @ Futurelooks
MSI did not only work up the netbook market with their U270 announcement, but they're planning to punch GPU makers in the face with their new HD6970 and GTX580 Lightning based cards.
Both cards feature the new cooling solution called Twin Frozr III. We can't see if there's any changes on the GPU itself, but we can see that the cooler looks boss - the N580GTX Lightning is powered by dual 8-pin PCI-e connectors which should give users some serious overclocking potential and world records will most likely be smashed with some of these puppies.
MSI is looking to shove it's foot into the world of Netbooks again with the pre-CES announced Wind U270 netbook. It's an 11.6-inch based system which is includes a 1366x768 display, powered by a 1.6GHz Zacate processor - part of AMD's upcoming Fusion lineup.
Also included in the U270 is the option of a 320 or 500GB HDD, up to 4GB of RAM, one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI-out, a 4-in-1 SD card reader and then the usual audio jacks, Ethernet port and a Kensington lock slot.
Asus have leaked out a bit of CES content - below we have some shots of the Eee Pad and Eee Slate.In the shot you can see it includes a USB 3.0 port (whoa!) which is inside of a very thin keyboard which is then attached to the touchscreen display.
This thing is looking more like a tablet PC rather than a tablet - but this is not necessarily a bad thing. Asus rocked the world with their EeePC range a few years ago and created an entire new market which didn't really exist until then.
Mario is celebrating a birthday this year and Sonic the Hedgehog is as well. Sega is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Sonic in its own way, which is not as overt and out there as Nintendo is doing with the party for Mario. Sega is licensing Sonic for some interesting gear though like this new product from Mad Catz.
The product is an inductive charging stand with rechargeable batteries that you only have to sit on the stand to power up. Mad Catz is selling the limited edition Sonic inductive charger for about $50 and that price gets you the rechargeable batteries as well. Sonic appears to be warning you that only two remotes can be put on his little patch of charger.
The device uses magnets to align the controllers for optimum charging and it appears that it can charge the remote through the plastic sleeves that protect your TV from certain death. The design also will work with controllers that have the Motion Plus accessory installed. You should, be able to order one of these chargers right now if you want.
If you are a fan of the Nintendo DS and a fan of Pokemon, you have probably been following the coming title for the DS called Pokemon Black and Pokemon white. The games are basically the same under the specialized cover and the titles will be offered for the Wii and the DS. The only difference in the game versions is that each color pack has a special creature that can only be caught in that game.
Nintendo has announced that the games will hit store shelves on March 6 and that each of them will bring 150 new Pokemon and a new area for players to explore. The Black version of the game will have a special metro area called Black City and the white version will have a lush forest area called White Forrest on in that version.
The Black version of the game also gets an exclusive Pokemon called Reshiram and the White version gets Zekrom. I bet hardcore fans will be buying both versions and that is exactly what Nintendo wants. The games will sell for $34.99 each and can be pre-ordered right now.
We can credit Amazon with helping to revive the eReader market with its Kindle. Readers had been around for a long time before Amazon entered the market, but the Kindle and its feature set really got users to pay attention and kicked the market off in earnest. Today the Kindle is still one of the most popular devices on the market.
Amazon has announced that its latest Kindle is now the best selling device in the history of the company. The previous best selling product was the book "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Amazon didn't get specific on the number of Kindles it sold in all. However, it did state that on its busiest day, November 29, customers ordered over 13.7 million items globally amounting to 158 items ordered per second. Amazon also noted that more Kindles were turned on for the first time on Christmas day than any other day in history.
The best selling products on Amazon this holiday season were the WiFi Kindle and the Kindle 3G. The most purchased Kindle book was "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and that book was also the most gifted book in the store. I would like to know specifically how many Kindles were sold.
I would bet that most of you out there are familiar with the Trojan Condoms brand. It's hard to get away from the commercials on the radio and TV on shows where they think adults might be watching or listening. The company has announced that it will be at CES 2011 marking its first time to be at the show.
Why would a condom maker be at a tech convention? Apparently, Trojan is unveiling a new ultra thin condom at the show along with some "adult" electronic devices like the Trojan Vibrations. My favorite part of the Trojan press release is where the chief scientist and condom developer likens Trojan products to SSDs (not to be confused with STDs) and other tech.
Dr. Michael Harrison said, "Innovation in this category is critical. At the show, you'll see ultra thin TV's, tiny solid state hard drives and thousands of other innovations designed to improve the consumer experience. It's a show dedicated to inventiveness, and that's exactly why we're here. We'll be announcing a collection of new products in early January that we believe are every bit as innovative as some of the bigger consumer electronics announcements, and certainly as important."