The latest happenings from around the web - January 5th, 2010
- CES 2011: Four New Tablets Coming From Asus @ Hot Hardware
- ASUS Press Conference Coverage @ BCCHardware
- Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4 motherboard (P67 Chipset) @ Funkykit
- ASUS P8P67 Pro Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers
- Biostar TH67XE Intel H67 Motherboard @ PCStats
- Sandy Bridge motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI @ Tech Report
- Asus vs Gigabyte Intel H67 @ Overclock3D
- MSI P67A Big Bang Marshal Unveiled @ Benchmark Reviews
CES 2011, Las Vegas - iPad 2 cases have been around for a little while now - the usual trickle of news or pictures of them. This one trumps them all by having a machined aluminum iPad 2 mockup inside!
Dexim had it at their exhibition, the casing being a book-like sleeve with a bluetooth keyboard that magnetically adheres to the front cover which allows a laptop-style setup or keyboard free when you want to run naked.
ioSafe has today announced the ioSafe Rugged Portable plus Data Recovery Service. The device is available in HDD, SSD and titanium SSD versions with capacities ranging from 250GB to 1T for the HDD versions, with SSD available in 256 or 512GB.
All versions are USB 3.0 with USBO 2.0 backwards compatibility. March 2011 will bring a Firewire version to include in the array of bundles available.
CES 2011, Las Vegas - The first shock of CES 2011 came today. At Storage Visions, Toshiba showed a new enterprise SSD that uses a Toshiba controller and Toshiba flash. The new MKxx01GRZB will be offered in 100, 200 and 400GB capacities and features enterprise SLC flash on a SAS interface.
Talk is cheap so Toshiba had their new enterprise SSD on display. Here we see 90K IOPS in action.
We spoke with Toshiba about the new enterprise SSD and lineup of traditional platter drives and you can see that in the video above.
CES 2011, Las Vegas - Storage Visions allowed us to take an early look at the second generation SATA 6G SSD from Micron/Crucial. It seems Micron has plans to split the naming scheme and Micron, the parent company is keeping the RealSSD name while Crucial is taking another path. The Crucial M4 is the same physical drive as the Micron RealSSD C400.
Most of our readers know the RealSSD C300 is the fastest SSD available on the planet. The new C400/M4 will soon take that title as long as Micron/Crucial gets their drive to market before SandForce challenges for king of the hill status. 2011 is going to be another great year for all storage enthusiasts since both drives will be faster than present drives and both are claiming superiority.
The drives gets new 25nm NAND flash memory and the fastest drive claims a super fast read speed of 415MB/s and comes in a totally impressive capacity of 512GB.
We spoke with Micron today on video, as you can see in the video above.
CES 2011, Las Vegas - The PlayStation Phone can only be hidden for so long, more spy shots have been released from the rumored Sony Ericsson handset.
Want proof? Xperia and PlayStation branding have now been added to the device. The device's menu system also seems to be running Android Gingerbread 2.3 - will we see a proper announcement of the PlayStation Phone at CES? Time will tell.
CES 2011, Las Vegas - You just got done seeing the new ASUS Eee Slate and one of the other products announced by the Taiwanese company today was the Eee Pad Transformer. Yes, yet another tablet to hit the market, but this one you want.
As you can see in the video above, it comes with a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor for full 1080p video playback and ASUS claims it offers the fastest web browsing experience in this class as well as the best multi-tasking performance. Not only that, but ASUS also went on to say that it offers the fastest flash video performance. I am not sure exactly what that means and why it is important - but what is important is that you can watch 1080p YouTube content without dropping frames and / or bring the system to a halt.
Besides the performance and while it is all good on that front and NVIDIA get some much needed love in this section of the market, the big thing with the Eee Pad Transformer is that comes with a dock. And not just any dock, it includes a full size QWERTY keyboard with extra USB ports and a card reader.
The dock also provides extended battery life bringing it up to an estimated 16 hours total, which if it works out to be true, should easily be able to provide enough battery for a full day of work on the road without needing a wall socket for charging.
CES 2011, Las Vegas - Ah CES. Where people sneak past security and fall from the ceiling Mission Impossible style just to get glimpses of new tech or new anything really. But, we all love it, don't we?
The latest leak is a picture of "Avatar Kinect". Avatar Kinect will be a system for Xbox Live avatar interaction in a separate chat room, where players talk to each other outside of games.
CES 2011, Las Vegas - The rumored Optimus Tab may have been caught out at CES just now. It looks to be running Android 2.x and powered on an 8.9-inch display.
There's no concrete info on it yet, but the tease alone is enough to get some feathers moving at LG. Samsung has joined Borat in having "great success!" with the Galaxy Tab, so LG will only want to replicate that and obviously that might be in the form of the Optimus Tab.
CES 2011, Las Vegas - ASUS has kicked off CES 2011 with the first major press conference here in Las Vegas and one of the new products they just got done announcing was the Eee Slate EP121, which is being promoted as the world's most powerful tablet computer.
ASUS Chairman Johnny Shih walked onto stage and introduced the EP121 as you can see in the video and it also includes a short demo. Specifications of the system include an Intel Core i5-470UM processor, 64GB SSD, 4GB of RAM, a 12.1-inch 1280 x 800 multi-touch IPS display and it will come installed with Windows 7 Home Premium.
There are many input options including a Wacom digitizer pen, Bluetooth keyboard and the multi-touch screen.
The Eee Slate will go on sale this month and go for between $999 and $1099. ASUS showed a demo which included some fairly intensive multi-tasking and for consumers looking for a portable computing experience with powerful performance for its class, this will probably be one to watch closely.