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Power efficiency is very important tin notebooks and desktops for different reasons. The notebook user wants an efficient machine for longer run time. Efficiency in a desktop means less power used and lowers electric bills.
Fujitsu has unveiled a new line of computers in the proGREEN family that are all power saving with power management features and power optimized CPUs. The Esprimo PC series includes the E9900 and P9900 that have 89% efficient power supplies and are Energy Star 5.0 certified.
The Lifebook E780 and S710 notebooks are 14-inch and 15.6-inch machined that are Energy Star 5.0 certified. They use LED backlit screens and the E780 with two batteries installed can run up to 18 hours per charge. The proGREEN workstations include the Celsius W280 and H700 with NVIDIA graphics. Both machines use Core i7 processors.
Maingear unveiled its SHIFT every day supercomputer a while back and the machine is quite impressive on paper. The boutique computer maker has now announced that the machine has been updated to include the Intel Core i7 980X and some other goodies.
The new 980X is a 6-core processor that runs at 3.33GHz that can execute 12 threads in parallel. The machine has has SATA 6Gbps connectivity and uses the new Crucial RealSSd C300 storage device to hit 335MB/s on sustained reads.
The beast of a computer also gets USB 3.0 connectivity for fast external storage. That is a lot of power in a machine that can also be had with liquid cooling and more. The SHIFT starts at $1,799.
We reviewed Intel's new monster 6-core, 12 threads Core i7-980X 'Gulftown' processor last week and without much surprise found it to totally kick ass in multi-threaded applications and games. Deanzo even impressed us all even more by taking the same processor and overclocking it damn near close to 6GHz on liquid nitrogen.
Word has just arrived from the folks over at CyberPower that three of its top gaming systems, the Black Pearl, Gamer Xtreme 3D and Fang Series Black Mamba will all be getting the 6-core Intel treatment with X58 based motherboards.
The new gaming systems should be shipping within a week or so when Intel finally begin letting the new processors out onto the market. For more details, head on over here and read the press announcement which was just released.
Alienware are well reknowned for bringing some of the most extreme all-out pre-built gaming rigs to town and they've certainly done their best to top any previous efforts with the soon to be available Area-51 ALX desktop PC.
The lucky folks at Hot Hardware were given one of these rigs to tinker with and quickly learned that it brings the best of everything available on the market today, including Intel's new Core i7-980X processor with six cores jammed inside.
The attention to detail with this beauty is second to none and brings several finishing touches not seen on a desktop system before, not to mention unprecedented performance with dual HD 5970s and the aforementioned Gulftown monster of which gets some self-contained water cooling treatment.
Stay tuned for Hot Hardware's full review on this beheamoth. In the meantime, check out the source link for further pics and details on its extensive feature-set.
HP has been offering its line of MediaSmart servers for a while now. The servers are perfect for the home user who has lots of digital content that they use and store across their network. HP has announced a new addition to the server that can be downloaded free.
The new software is the HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo. The app lets MediaSmart owners that have TiVo DVRs transfer shows to and from the DVR and the server. DVR recordings on the server can also be managed directly.
Once shows are transferred to the server, they can be sent to any computer on the network for viewing. The new software works on the MediaSmart EX90, EX495, and the HP Data Vault.
Dutch owned company Point of View has just given out details of its upcoming Mobii branded mini PC based on the Intel LGA 1156 platform. They call it the Mobii Core i3 miniPC which runs dimensions of 220 x 330 x 129 mm.
Housed inside we have a 250W PSU, whilst the heart of the system is 2.93GHz Core i3-530 CPU with 2 or 4GB of DDR3 RAM, IGP (plus the option of using the vacant PCIe x16 slot), option of a 320 or 500GB HDD and an 8x DVD writer.
Other features include 10 channel Realtek audio, Gigabit ethernet, eSATA connectivity, DVD and HDMI outputs and the inclusion of Windows 7 Home Premium.
The company hasn't yet revealed its pricing for this model.
I am sure I am not the only geek who has been bored on a long road trip and though it would be cool to have a PC in the car. The inside of a vehicle can be a harsh environment for a computer, especially during the hot and cold months in some areas.
VIA has unveiled a new rugged computer that is aimed at commercial applications and would be great for use in a car. The PC is called the ART-3000 and it is a small fanless rugged machine. It uses the VIA EITX-3000 mainboard and can survive 5Gs of vibration and up to 20Gs of shock with CompactFlash used as storage.
The machine uses a 1.3GHz VIA Nano CPU and a VIA VX8000 media system processor. It has up to 2GB of RAM and graphics are thanks to a VIA Chrome 9 GPU. Three displays are supported and up to two simultaneous different video feeds are supported to the displays.
Deal of the Day: Dell Vostro 220 Desktop Computer with Core 2 Duo, 2GB of Memory, 250GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW with 20" LCD Monitor for $449
Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - Dell Vostro 220 Desktop Computer with Core 2 Duo, 2GB of Memory, 250GB Hard Drive, DVD+/-RW with 20" LCD Monitor for $449.
Offer: Thanks to $277 instant savings, you can pick up a nicely equipped desktop computer for just $449. It features a 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with VT processor, 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM memory, 250GB SATA 7200 RPM hard drive, dual layer DVD+/-RW drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and a nice Dell 20" E2010H widescreen LCD monitor.
Update: They've also got a slim tower Vostro 220 that comes with a 19" LCD monitor for just $429, and if you're looking for something with more power, they've got OptiPlex 380 and OptiPlex 740 as well as a Vostro 430 desktop computer bundles for you to check out.
In offering support for the Haiti earthquake victims, custom PC builder MAINGEAR are now running their Relief for Haiti charity auction in which they are advertising a special edition verion of their award winning flagship SHIFT gaming system on eBay with 100% of the proceedings to be donated to the "Save The Children" charity organization.
This SHIFT system is one of a kind in that it makes use of one of AMD's rare Phenom II X4 TWKR processors of which only a handful were made. In a previous eBay sale for charity, one of these processors went for over $10,000 alone. They are said to be special hand-picked chips which promise unprecented overclocking headroom.
The below image gives light on the rest of the system configuration that's up for grabs :-
So there you have it; a unique one of a kind gaming PC to be proud of by design and in knowing you've done a lot for a good cause.
As it stands right now, the current bid is at $1,125 U.S. with 9 days and 12 hours remaining.
Many business users and consumers are quickly moving away from desktops in favor of notebook computers. There is still a big market for desktops though, especially in areas where computing power is needed more than portability.
Lenovo has unveiled a new workstation for CAD and digital content creation markets called the ThinkStation E20. The desktop can be fitted with a range of Intel processors including the Pentium, Core i3, Core i5, and Xeon 3400 series processors. The machine also supports ECC DDR3 RAM.
Graphics options include Intel Core HD and a variety of NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards up to the FX1800. The workstations certifications from ISVs like Autodesk and Siemens. Lenovo uses 50% recycled plastic in the construction of the E20. Shipping will start this month with prices as low as $600.