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EVGA expand their line up with mITX barebone and new PSUs

By: Shawn Baker | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 2:10 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - This morning we got the chance to head over to the EVGA Suite at the popular Grand Hyatt to check out some of the latest offerings that the company was going to be offering us in the coming months. Entering and saying hello we then got taken over to the upcoming power supplies that EVGA plan to launch soon which will expand the lineup they already have on the market.

 

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Expanding the already known SuperNOVA series EVGA sees the new 1300G2 and 1000P2 added to the lineup which already increases a strong lineup of units. The new 1300G2 is a 80 Plus Gold Rated unit that sits between the current 1000G2 and NEX1500 units. The 1000P2 on the other hand is a 80 Plus Platinum rated 1000 Watt unit. A new lower budgeted 500B model is also coming that carries the 80 Plus Bronze rating and of course comes in at 500 Watt.

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Sony unveils new Xperia M smartphone, falls somewhere between mid- to low-range based on specs

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 2:03 pm

Sony has just introduced the latest handset in its continuously growing Xperia line of Android devices. The new Xperia M is a mid- to lower-end smartphone that offers users a decently equipped device for a great deal.

 

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The Xperia M features a 4-inch 854x480 display and is powered by QUALCOMM's Snapdragon S4 1GHz dual-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. A 1750mAh battery is incorporated, while a five-megapixel Exmor sensor handles your photographic needs.

 

The phone does feature ClearAudio+ as well as the company's Stamina-Mode which significantly extends battery life. Sony says the Xperia M runs Android 4.1 out of the box and includes NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Unfortunately, there will be no LTE version, but the phone is HSPA+ 3G compatible. Sony says the Xperia M will be rolled out in July with a dual-SIM version following shortly thereafter.

Corsair strap us in for some high-speed memory clocks

By: Shawn Baker | More News: Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 1:41 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - While hanging out with Corsair a fair bit yesterday afternoon at the OC Main Event hosted by Intel and Themselves, we decided to head over to the Grand Hyatt Suite to see if they had anything else they could show us. Walking into see a cloud of LN2 greet us we headed over to Jake to see what exactly was going on.

 

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Using an ASUS ROG Haswell motherboard we got a chance to check out the upcoming 3200MHz DDR C11 kit coming from Corsair under the Vengeance Pro label. On display at 3201.8MHz DDR the CL 11-14-14-36-2T kit from Corsair will indeed be for users who are looking for the most extreme out of the box performance.

 

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ASUS' PowerPad will power your PC from a simple, tiny battery that doubles as a smarphone charger

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 1:09 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - I'm really loving ASUS' innovations at this year's Computex, and something that caught my eye was their new Power Pack, which we have a video on, below.

 

 

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The Power Pad plugs into the front of your ASUS PC, and when the power is removed from the PC (during a blackout, or someone kicks your cord out) the Power Pack kicks in and runs your PC. Better yet, it doubles as a smartphone and tablet charger with its two built-in USB ports. ASUS, this is the kind of stuff I love you for, truly. What are your thoughts on this? A battery within a PC, who would've thunk it?

 

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ASUS' ZenBook Infinity looks like heaven, in an Ultrabook

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 12:14 pm

Computex Taipei 2013 - ASUS have shown off their upcoming Zenbook Infinity, their sure fire hit of a product. There's not much known on the Zenbook Infinity, apart from the amazingly seductive way ASUS showed it off in the Le Meridien, Taipei.

 

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It was housed in a square glass case, where what felt like half of Taipei were standing around with cameras snapping videos away. It looks incredible, it's thin and beautiful, and I'm sure it would even feel like that, too. We can't go on too much about it, as there's nothing to go on, but you can bet your bottom dollar that as soon as we sniff up the trail, we'll be on it like crazy.

 

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If I had to guess some specs, I'm expecting no less than Intel's fourth-generation Core processor, aka Haswell, 16GB of RAM, a high-resolution display (ASUS wouldn't confirm if it were over 1080p or not, something I hope), and a 256GB (or so) SSD. The keyboard looks great, from what I could see through the glass, but we'll just have to wait and see.

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SilverStone's DS380 is a mini-ITX storage case, features 8 HDD bays

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 11:23 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - SilverStone had an interesting NAS-like case at Computex Taipei 2013, the SilverStone DS380. The DS380 is a mini-ITX chassis that can pack in a huge 8 x HDD's for some serious, serious storage.

 

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Because it's a mini-ITX chassis, you can install your own motherboard instead of buying a ready-made NAS. There's three 120mm fans to cool all of those HDD's and a nifty key to unlock the front door to the case, where your hard drives reside.

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InWin moves into mobile accessories, mouse pads and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 11:21 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - We've seen a fair amount of InWin's cases in the last 12 or so hours, but it looks like the company are now shifting gears and making mobile accessories as well as mouse mats.

 

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There's some very styled mobile stands, that hold your tablet or mobile phone up, and are made in great colors. There's also some uniquely shaped mouse mats that come in a variety of colors, something you could even surprise your girlfriend or wife with!

 

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InWin's H-Frame mini is a tiny piece of open-air chassis art

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 10:41 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - I've got to admit, I'm really impressed with what InWin are doing lately. The trend continues once more, with the H-Frame mini, another open-air chassis from InWin.

 

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This time around, it's a mini-ITX-capable chassis, with support for an optical disc drive and two 2.5-inch HDD's. We have two USB 3.0 ports, and an internal (and included) 180W power supply. The entire case is a fanless design, and just looks great. What do you think? Are you enjoying InWin's open-air chassis'?

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APC Rock and APC Paper from VIA Technologies are worth your $100, video hands-on

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 10:23 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - We're sitting here at the Brass Monkey getting ready for the TweakTown Computex Party and VIA Technologies walks in with one of the neatest parts I've seen all day.

 

 

Let's have a look at the specifications.

 

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It's not Hasewell overclocked to meltdown levels, but for most users that level of performance isn't necessary.

 

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Personally I'm sold on the APC Paper. It has to be the first paper PC, at least this far south of China. The low-cost, low power unit will be available Q3 and cost less than $100.

InWin's KingSize H-Frame open-air chassis is a hot mess of a chassis indeed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 4, 2013 10:10 am

Computex Taipei 2013 - We stopped off at the InWin booth at Computex Taipei 2013 today, first off checking out their incredibly beautiful Tou case, but their KingSize H-Frame also caught my eye. InWin are truly making some unique cases, and I really love the direction of the KingSize H-Frame they had on display.

 

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InWin's KingSize H-Frame case is an open-air chassis, which features an awesome design, with some great style and color. There's six USB 3.0 ports on offer, an iPhone/iPad charger and 6 x 3.5-inch HDD bays and a single 5.25-inch bay on offer. It supports gigantic graphics cards of up to 420mm in length, too. As for cooling, we have support for two 140/120mm fans at the front, two 140/120mm fans at the bottom, and for the rear, a single 120/140mm fan is supported.

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