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Dell document reveals upcoming Vostro 360 All-In-One PC specs

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Aug 16, 2011 4:18 pm

More news from Dell today reveals details on their next AIO (all-in-one) computer, the Vostro 360. A leaked Dell document has exposed specific info on the business-oriented machine.

 

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The Vostro 360 will use Intel's H61 Express chipset with options for Core i3, i5, i6 or Pentium dual core processors, up to 8GB of RAM, discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M (if not sticking with the integrated graphics to save $), and choice of touch-enabled or regular display.

 

It will also house a DVD-RW (combo) drive, 1x3.5-inch SATA HDD, built-in webcam, 8-in-1 card reader and USB 2.0-only connectivity.

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eVGA gives GTX 560 Ti owners a bit of love with new back plate accessory

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 16, 2011 3:28 pm

eVGA has just made available for purchase via their website a new back plate specifically suited to owners of reference GTX 560 Ti graphics cards.

 

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Made of brushed metal, the back plate is designed to reinforce the PCB in order to reduce bending, while also speeding up heat dissipation. At the same time, it would indeed give an improved look of the card inside a windowed case, hiding all those solder points on the PCB.

 

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While this accessory is a little late to the party, the GTX 560 Ti was quite the popular attraction in NVIDIA's lineup at launch thanks to the aggressive performance/price ratio and a bit of a physical facelift along with a method to try for slightly higher clock rates should be of interest to some folks, especially considering this will only set you back $20 US.

Dell about to release its thinnest ever LCD display - S2330MX

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Aug 16, 2011 2:00 pm

A video has just recently popped up on Youtube from Dell which depicts their upcoming S2330MX, an ultra-slim 23-inch WS LCD.

 

 

Using LED backlighting, Dell says this is their thinnest monitor to date. Other specs include a native 1920x1080 res, 2ms response (most probably a TN panel), and D-Sub + DVI inputs (with a DVI to HDMI adapter bundled).

 

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The new display is scheduled for release this Thursday (August 18). Pricing has not yet been disclosed, however.

More details on AMDs next-gen "Deccan" low-power ULV/Netbook platform

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Aug 16, 2011 12:36 pm

Some new slides have been leaked from AMD that shed more light on the company's upcoming "Deccan" low-power computing platform targetted at the ULV (ultra low voltage) and netbook markets.

 

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Where AMD's current base platform filling this market sector is "Brazos", which encompasses the "Zacate" and "Ontario" processors, Deccan will comprise two processors dubbed "Wichita" and "Krishna". When we say 'processors, we should revise that slightly, as Wichita and Krishna are more so SoC (System-on-Chip) solutions, built on a 28nm process and pack up to four Bobcat (x86-64)cores, an integrated memory controller (supporting DDR3-1600) and Radeon discrete-class graphics with video decoder (UVD3).

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Download of the Day: Miranda 0.9.27

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 16, 2011 11:46 am

Our Download of the Day today is Miranda 0.9.27.

 

Miranda IM is a multi-protocol instant messenger client for Windows. Miranda IM uses very little memory and is extremely fast. It requires no installation and can be fitted on a single floppy disc. Its powerful plugin system makes Miranda IM very flexible. Only the most basic features are built in, but there are currently more than 350 free plugins available for download that allows users to extend the functionality of Miranda IM.

 

Available Protocols are:

 

• AIM (AOL Instant Messenger)

• Gadu-Gadu

• IAX (Inter-Asterisk Exchange)

• ICQ

• IRC (Internet Relay Chat)

• Jabber

• MSN

• Netsend

• Tlen

• Yahoo

• And more...

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 0.9.27

 

# Bugfixes:

 

- Fixed time display when Disable Automatic daylight correction checkbox in Windows is cleared

- Fixed show time different from current time

- Fixed pressing button with space

- Fixed utf8 langpacks and ansi translations

- Fixed error notifications when protocols are offline

- MSN: Fixed connectivity issues

 

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Deal of the Day: 10.1-inch Acer Iconia TAB 16GB Android 3.0 Tablet for $399.99 plus Get $100 Gift Card!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 16, 2011 10:58 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - 10.1" Acer Iconia TAB 16GB Android 3.0 Tablet for $399.99 plus Get $100 Gift Card!.

 

Offer: Best Buy has the Acer Iconia TAB 16GB Android 3.0 tablet with 10.1" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT, 1Ghz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 802.11b/g/n wireless, 2MP webcam, 5MP rear camera with LED-flash, microSD expansion slot, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, micro-HDMI, USB 2.0, 8-hour battery, and 1 year warranty for $399, plus get a $100 Best Buy gift card with purchase.

 

ACER ICONIA TAB A500 16GB ANDROID TABLET DEAL

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Tuesday Morning Roundup for August 16, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 16, 2011 9:38 am

The latest happenings from around the web - August 16th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- Dell XPS 8300 @ tbreak

- ASUS U46S Notebook @ tbreak

- Asus U31SD-A1 13-inch Laptop @ Techreviewsource

- Alienware Aurora R3 System Autopsy @ Hot Hardware

- back-to-school system guide @ Tech Report

 

Memory

 

- G.Skill Ripjaws X 16GB Kit @ Overclock3D

- Kingston HyperX PnP KHX1600C9S3P1K2/8G 2x4GB DDR3 SODIMM @ Aphnetworks

- EXCELERAM EP3001A PC3-10666 RAM @ Techwarelabs

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Android powers 150 million devices worldwide

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 16, 2011 3:30 am

Google didn't just have news today of purchasing Motorola for $12.5 billion, Larry Page also announced that Android has a total of 150 million (that's 150,000,000!!) activated devices worldwide. That's up from the 130 million mark that they hit last month, and Google are continuing to activate over 550,000 new devices each and every day!

 

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To compare this Oranges to... Apples... Apple have only sold a total of 222 million iOS-based devices to date, including the iPod, iPhone and iPad! If we look at the numbers between last month and this month, 130 to 150 million, that would edge closer to 650,000 activations per day... very nice Google. A pat on the green back for you, my friend. Now, release Android 4.x already!

Microsoft discontinue glossy Xbox 360s, have gone Matte and can't go back

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 16, 2011 2:29 am

Microsoft are ditching the glossy outer shell on select Xbox 360 consoles for a black matte finish. Major Nelson broke the news, with a 250GB unit in glossy finish and a 4GB model featuring a matte black finish being the current models on the market. Microsoft from now on will not be continuing the manufacturing of the glossy 360, instead it'll use the new matte-finish system. There will still, however, be glossy-based 360s in the form of the limited edition Gears of War 3 console and Star Wars console.

 

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The transition from glossy to matte has already started and the new consoles will be available in a few weeks. So if you want to get in with a glossy model, you'd better run to your nearest electronics store and get some of that gloss on, because soon they'll all be matte.

Apple orders 56 million iPhones for 2H of 2011

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 16, 2011 2:06 am

Apple has increased their orders for iPhone's for the 2H of 2011, included in this order is the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4 CDMA and of course, the next-gen iPhone 5. They've increased their order by 12% to a staggering 56 million units. The iPhone 5 is said to consist of roughly half of that, so between 25.5 and 26 million handsets. DigiTimes' source has said that the iPhone 5 orders for the 3Q of 2011 have been lowered from 7 million units to 5.5 - 6 million, whilst 4Q order have been raised from 14 to 20 million.

 

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Total iPhone shipments in 2011 will now tally at roughly 95 million units. That sure is a lot of iPhones.

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