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Acer debuts new Aspire X3 and M3 desktops

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 6:08 pm

Acer is the second largest maker of computers in the world. The company has computers for all segments of the market and has announced a couple of new desktops including the Aspire X3 and the Aspire M3.


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The X3 is a SFF machine that uses AMD Athlon II/Phenom II processors or Pentium E6600/Core i3 parts. The machine can have up to 1TB of storage and up to 4GB of RAM. Graphics options are Intel GMA HD or GeForce 9200 GPUs.

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Toshiba MBF2xxLRC HDDs debut

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 5:04 pm

Enterprise and business users that run a data center with lots of storage know that 2.5-nch HDDs can save power and money compared to 3.5-inch drives. The problem is that moving to smaller 2.5-inch HDDs often means moving to hardware that support the smaller drives.




Toshiba has announced a new family of HDDs for the enterprise user that is called the MBF2xxLRC line. These drives are available in 600GB, 450GB, and 300GB capacities and are 2.5-inch form factor units. The drives are placed into a 3.5-inch bracket allowing them to be used with existing storage devices and servers.

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HP offers Compaq 6000 Pro AIO to enterprise users

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 4:04 pm

It has been a long time since HP gobbled up Compaq and turned it mostly into a business-focused brand. HP has announced that it is offering up its first enterprise focused AIO machine under the Compaq marquee.




The AIO is called the HP Compaq 6000 Pro All-in-One Business PC. The machine has a 21.5-inch HD resolution screen with LED backlighting. Windows 7 Pro 32-bit or 64-bit OS' power the AIO. There are several CPU options to choose from in the Core 2 Duo range.

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Western Digital debuts My Book AV DVR Expander for DVRs

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 3:02 pm

Western Digital has been making external hard drives for years. The company has a line of drives that are made just to expand the storage capacity on your DVR in the living room.


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The latest DVR storage drive is called the My Book AV DVR and it is TiVo compatible with Series 3 and HD DVRs. The drive has 1TB of internal storage and can save 120 hours of HD programs. It can connect via eSATA or USB.

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GIGABYTEs GO OC 2010 Pan Asia & African regional final results

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 12:16 pm

The GIGABYTE Tech Daily blog site has just posted up details on the results of its Go OC 2010 Pan Asia and African Regional Final event which took place last weekend.


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This was the first regional final event to have taken place in Jakarta, Indonesia of which comprises top overclockings from 17 regions around pan Asia and Africa. The winners will now go on to represent their country and regions in the Go OC 2010 Global Final in Taipei later this year (September).

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Microsoft releases Windows Live Messenger client for iPhone

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 11:28 am

Microsoft are rolling out official Windows Live Messenger support today for the iPhone in the US, Canada, UK and France. A new client is now available for download and gives almost all the same functionalities as what you are used to having on a PC, whilst being streamlined to suit the iPhone for ease of use.


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Microsoft paid close attention to the native style of the iPhone when developing this client for deeper integration and better familiarity. Check out the streaming video below where you can see it in action before you decide to install it on your iPhone and try it out.


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Intel expands its mobile processor lineup from top to bottom

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 10:10 am

Intel has just recently updated its processor price list with no less than six new top to bottom mobile processor models in its line-up covering pretty much the whole mobile market segment.


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Beginning at the sub-$200 price point there is the Celeron branded U3400; a dual core chip running at 1.6GHz, whilst at the other end of the spectrum they have the Core i7-940XM for top-end mobile workstations/gaming rigs, this being a $1,000+ chip; a quad core part running at 2.13GHz with 8MB of cache.


The source link gives full details on the six new processors and their respective pricing.

Thermalright aims a Silver Arrow at silence seekers

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 9:19 am

Thermalright has put the finishing touches on another impressive looking piece of metal to rest atop your CPU.


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They call this the Silver Arrow which makes use of a couple fin stacks and two TY series fans. These fans are 160x140x24mm sized with variable RPMs of 500 to 1300 and a max dBA of 21.


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Iomega makes some loud Skin portable HDDs

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 8:56 am

Storage specialist Iomega has decided to give end users something a bit more radical in the way of portable storage with some loud and unique designs.


These are your typical looking 500GB 2.5-inch sized portable drives, but with the assistance from Skin Industries which is one of the leading alternative "Sports Fashion" brands in the states at this time, the drives sport custom Skin branded graphics that will catch most anyone's eye.


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Pity they aren't USB 3.0 ready, but if you don't mind the 30MB/sec capped transfer rate and want something that stands out, the "Radical", "Red Hot" and "Knock Out" themed Skin Hard Drives from Iomega might be just to your liking.

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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jun 22, 2010 8:42 am

The latest happenings from around the web - 22/06/2010




- HP EliteBook 8440w Core i7 Notebook @ Hot Hardware

- Dell Inspiron 15R Laptop @ Hardware Heaven




- GIGABYTE's New Technologies: CloudOC, Unlocked Power & More @ Hardware Canucks

- Gigabyte H55-UD3H Motherboard @ Ocaholic




- Coolermaster HAF X Full Tower Case @ Pro-Clockers

- Silverstone SST-FT02(S) Fortress 2 Computer Case @ Futurelooks

- Cooler Master Choiix Comforter Lapdesk @ HiTechLegion

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