NVIDIA are loving it right now, teasing the world with a "top-secret" box which is so-obviously packing a dual-Fermi based GeForce GTX 590. There will be more information available on March 24, which meets the latest rumors of a launch on that day.
The video is quite short but gives you enough of a tease, Tom is even running Crysis 2 in the backround. I'm pretty sure he forgot to say "HA HA" in the video, but I'm sure you could imagine Nelson from the Simpsons doing this in your own mind. Not long to go now ladies and gents! GTX 590 should be ready to stick its green thumb in the air.
Good move, Mitsubishi. The LCD market right now is obviously over-crowded and my guesses are that margins are not that great because of it. Mitsubishi has decided to make it official by downsizing its TV operations, closing some of the offices and leaving the LCD TV business entirely.
Mitsubishi are also the only company still selling rear projection sets to customers and will now concentrate on pushing DLP and Laservue TVs in sizes above 73-inches where the competition barely compete. This is quite strategic as Mitsubishi will eventually be much stronger than anyone who even tries to compete and as prices on larger screens get cheaper, Mitsubishi will have the upper hand.
Apple have finally confirmed some suspicions people had on the Australian pricing of the soon-to-be released iPad 2, it seems to be slightly cheaper than the original launch last year which is a good thing.
The iPad 2 is set to go on sale this Friday (but strangely at 5pm...) regardless of timezone or city. A breakdown of pricing is below.
The iPad (and its new big brother the iPad 2) have not really had any decent competition (apart from Motorola's Xoom) but this is set to change with the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 - in just over a month from now.
The Honeycomb-powered, 10.1-inch sized Android tablet will be launched in Australia mid April and the only downfall is it will be exclusive to Vodafone at launch. There will be two pricing options for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Vodafone - a $729 outright purchase which includes 6GB of data with a 3 month expiry, or a $259 up front payment and $39 per month for 12 months (which does include 1.5GB of data every month).
It occurs to me that with all of the tablets and post-pc devices landing on shelves in the next few months, tech accessory manufacturers are going to make a killing helping us protect all of our wonderful new gadgets. No wonder Apple made such a big deal out of its iPad 2 case.
ENKI, a delightfully creative tech accessorizer out of Detroit has released a solution to the colorful rantings of yesterday's iPad 2 Smart Cover Fail.
"We've released the Genius Case as one of our most innovative products. We feature cases for Apple iPhone, iPad, Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab," said Richard Jones, VP of Business and Product Development. "Our team recognized the need for an iPad 2 case that would work seamlessly with the Apple Smart Cover. We came up with the Genius Case and it's a great solution for the new iPad."
There are not a lot of details available just yet, but ENKI describes it as the first hard case available for the iPad 2, that it protects the back as well as the front of the device, and that it is completely compatible with the Smart Cover.
See Sascha? You don't have to be angry anymore.
For more information, and to get on the ENKI newsletter, check out their website.
(Press release below)
Everyone wants to take down the iPad 2, or at least make it remember them. Samsung's new Galaxy Tabs might at least make a dent with its pricing and size variety. Apple offers two options: extra small or extra large (iPod/iPhone or iPad), but in a year that has been all about the portables, Apple hasn't expanded much beyond the original iPad.
As of this summer, Samsung will offer a 7", 8.9", and 10.1" model of the Galaxy Tab, giving the consumer lighter, thinner, and more diverse selection when it comes to choosing a "post-pc" device (are we allowed to use that term to describe things that don't start with "i"?). With a resolution of 1280x800 (iPad 2 only has 1024x768), and a model that's $50 cheaper than most of the competition ($469 for the 8.9" 16g), this summer could see the iPad 2 take some hits.
Samsung Unveils GALAXY Tab 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 8.9,
World's Thinnest Mobile Tablets
Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 8.9
to feature the first customized Android 3.0 experience
ORLANDO, March 22, 2011 - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the global leader in Android mobile devices, announced two new additions to its family of GALAXY Tabs, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 8.9, the world's thinnest mobile tablets, measuring just 8.6 millimeters.
Ohai, rest of the world- did you want an iPad 2? You're in luck! It ships this Friday to the following countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
And if you live east of the Urals, sometime in April you can expect the post-PC device to be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and "additional countries" in the coming months. Unsurprisingly, iPad 2 shipments will see delays in Japan, undoubtedly due to the recent disasters.
Is it me, or is the "post-PC" terminology almost as pretentious as all uses of the term "postmodern"?
CUPERTINO, Calif.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its third post-PC device, will go on sale in 25 additional countries this Friday, March 25. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers at 5 p.m. local time, and online through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) beginning at 1 a.m. Apple today also announced that all models of iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.
"While competitors are still struggling to catch up with our first iPad, we've changed the game again with iPad 2,"
Research In Motion (RIM), Canadian company responsible for all things BlackBerry, announced its "plans" to make the new BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet available at a slew of retailers in the US and Canada. The PlayBook will be available in three unsurprising models: 16gb, 32gb, 64gb starting at $499 (for all of you keeping track, that's the same price as the iPad 2).
Though a rep at GDC '11 told me he'd lose his job if he told anyone when it was coming out, we now know thanks to Best Buy that it will be shipping April 19th.
Here's a video of some hands-on PlayBook action from GDC '11:
(Note the Quake III Icon)
Deal of the Day: Canon imageClass D340 Personal Digital Copier with ADF and More for Only $99.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping
Our Deal of the Day today is the Staples - Canon imageClass D340 Personal Digital Copier with ADF and More for Only $99.99 after Rebate with FREE Shipping.
Offer: Admittedly, the rebate's a bit large, but you're picking up a real office copier with all of the usual features that entails for just $99.99 when all is said and done. Rebate is set to expire 3/26/11.
Our Download of the Day today is GPU-Z 0.5.2.
GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.
Support NVIDIA and ATI cards
Displays adapter, GPU and display information
Displays overclock, default clocks and 3D clocks (if available)
Validation of results
No installation required
Support for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (both 32 and 64 bit versions are supported)
The latest version includes the following changes:
Changes in Version 0.5.2
* Added support for NVIDIA GT 440, GTX 550, GTX 560, GTX 570, GTX 590
* Added support for AMD HD 6990
* Added detection support for more Sandy Bridge IGPs
* Fixed ROP count on ATI Madison
* Improved OpenCL detection for ATI
* Added CHL8228 voltage controller support for Cayman Pro and XT
* Improved driver based voltage monitoring support for ATI cards
* Added startup parameter /card followed by the adapter index, starts with 1.
* Several crash and stability fixes