Verizon Wireless announced on Tuesday that it is set to offer Samsung's 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 10.1 on Thursday, July 28th. The new 4G LTE model will come in both 16GB and 32GB models and will have pricing of $529 and $629, respectively. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 hardware remains unchanged, sporting a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 802.11 b/g/n/ Wi-Fi, a 10.1-inch 1280x800 resolution display, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera which can be used for video chat.
Customers will have the option of various Verizon data plans starting at $30 for 2GB, $50 for 5GB and $80 for 10GB. For the full press release, check out the source.
The latest happenings from around the web - July 26th, 2011
- Zotac GeForce GTX 560 Multiview Video Card @ Hardware Secrets
- ASUS RoG GTX 580 Matrix Platinum @ Hardware Canucks
- XFX HD6870 Black Edition Crossfire @ Kitguru
- Head-Direct HiFiMAN HE-300 Headphones @ Techpowerup
- SteelSeries Siberia Neckband Headset @ XSReviews
- SteelSeries 7H iPhone Headset @ Vortez
- SteelSeries Siberia V2 for PS3 @ Overclock3D
We've now a little more concrete substance on the release date for AMD's highly anticipated FX series processors (formally known as Bulldozer). Industry sources are indicating that the upcoming FX series processors will hit stores on September 19th, with AMD launching two 8-core models in the FX-8100 and FX-8150 as well as a 6-core model (the FX-6100) and a 4-core one (FX-4100).
The two charts above give more detailed specifications on both the aforementioned launch parts as well as the second wave of incoming FX processors to hit the market in the first quarter of next year. We're also starting to hear that all models in the upcoming FX series lineup will be unlocked.
Silverstone has outed a new accessory for storage devices today which is essentially a stripped down type of external storage enclosure, part aluminum part plastic, that makes for easy switching between HDDs on your desktop.
The SD01 external hard drive pad, as SilverStone call it, can take both 2.5 and 3.5" sized drives using either the SATA or SAS 3/6Gbps interface. Dimensions of the pad come in at 195 (L) x 121.5 (W) x 31.5 (H) mm with a weight of just 180g.
ASRock seem to be pumping out an astonishing number of feature packed motherboards these days, with most of them looking quite respectable indeed and select models even getting some additional support from Mr. Fatal1ty these days. Gone are the days when everyone was so fast to think ASRock was all about budget level 'dodgey' offerings any enthusiast wouldn't go near.
If you're not up to date on the type of quality assurance and attention to detail ASRock has peaked at these days, just check out the large batch of ASRock motherboard reviews here at TweakTown over the past few months. Our picky motherboard reviewing extraordinaire Shane generally finds they're leaps and bounds ahead compared to years past.
Having said that, ASRock has just dished up another very attractive board for those looking to build a compact high performance system or HTPC. Their new Z68M-ITX/HT was revealed to the world today which is a mini-ITX motherboard using the Intel Z68 chipset. As far as we're aware, only two other Z68 based mini-ITX offerings are currently on the market, both of which are from ZOTAC.
Despite the fact that the SSD market is clearly ruling these days when it comes to wanting the ultimate in storage performance, WD still sees fit that there's room for a couple updated models in its once dominant VelociRapter series of mechanical disk drives.
There are updated versions of both the 150GB and 300GB models coming that use the SATA 6.0Gbps interface and like previous iterations, will be a 2.5" base drive housed in a 3.5-inch mounting/heatsink frame.
The new drives, dubbed the WD1500HLHX and WD3000HLHX will continue to run at 10,000RPM with 32MB of cache onboard, 3ms latency and read rates of up to 126MB/sec. WD backs them by a 5 year warranty and they have an MTBF of 1.4 million hours.
So far they have been spotted up for preorder in Europe at 109 Euro for the 150GB model and 132.41 Euro for the 300GB.
Cooler Master has added three new CPU coolers to its lineup today, with two high performance models being only mildly different to each other in the Hyper 612 PWM and Hyper 612S, along with the release of the GeminiII S524.
The Hyper 612S/PWM models are based around the traditional tower design, measuring 140 x 128 x 163 mm with a weight topping about 910g. They sport a copper base with six uniquely oriented heatpipes that are said to help the heatsink give maximized heat dissipation at lower fan speeds. The all-copper pipes pass through the base then along the length of the airflow optimized fin stack.
Our Download of the Day today is Notepad++ 5.9.3.
Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL Licence.
Based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.
Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
User Defined Syntax Highlighting
Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
Full Drag 'N' Drop supported
Dynamic position of Views
File Status Auto-detection
Zoom in and zoom out
Multi-Language environment supported
Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
Macro recording and playback
So, I just got off the phone with the folks at Kingston who had some very interesting news to share about their first HyperX SSD.
They recently took delivery of the latest SandForce firmware and after some tinkering around on their drive they managed to boost performance even further over the originally claimed numbers. The drives are already packed up and ready to ship this week and they will come with the old firmware that provides the SSD with a 525MB/s read and 480MB/s write.
The new firmware which will be on the Kingston website soon for download improves things even more and gives the HyperX SSD a read speed of 555MB/s and a write speed of 510MB/s. This makes it a smidgen faster than the best 2.5-inch SATA III drive from OCZ and others who have drives that operate at 550MB/s.
Our storage guru Chris has a drive on the way and of course he will update to the latest firmware for his testing. Once he does, he could well be testing the fastest 2.5-inch SATA III SDD on the planet.
UPDATE - Okay, so there was some confusion yesterday. It turns out all drives will operate at the new speeds of 555 / 510, it just might be the case that some retail boxes may have the older speeds printed.
Deal of the Day: Rosewill Black Netbook/Notebook Sleeve, Wireless Optical Mouse, and Ext. DVD Burner Kit for $19.99 shipped
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Rosewill Black Netbook/Notebook Sleeve, Wireless Optical Mouse, and External DVD Burner Kit for $19.99 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: Newegg has this bundle including a 10.2" to 11.2" netbook/notebook sleeve, wireless 800 dpi optical USB mouse with hidden receiver, and external slim DVD burner all for just $19.99 with FREE shipping. It's a great choice for those of you with an ultraportable laptop or a netbook.