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Viking Modular Solutions first to announce SSD drives based on newest Sandforce technology

By: Don Lynn | More News: Storage | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 6:28 pm

The second generation of SandForce technology was recently announced, and Viking Modular Solutions is the first to announce a suite of drives based on the new SF-2500 and SF-2600 SandForce SSD processors. The server-oriented drives will be available in multiple form factors and will use "standard high density NAND Flash memory to reliably operate in SATA and SAS based enterprise applications without compromising performance."

 

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These drives will be based around the SATA III 6Gb/s interface and are capable of delivering 60K IOPS random read and write as well as 500 MB/s sequential read and write. DuraClass technology will also be implemented to deliver best in class endurance, security, efficiency, and performance on a single chip. No pricing or availability date has been released at this time.

HP Pavilion dm1-2010nr notebook hits Verizon subsidized notebook line

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Laptops | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 6:00 pm

In Europe and other countries, the practice of subsidizing notebooks and netbooks in exchange for a contract on a new mobile broadband account has been going on for a long time. The practice isn't new in the US with many wireless providers now doing the same thing, though it took much longer to become normal in the US than it did in Europe. Verizon Wireless has announced a new addition to the subsidized notebook line called the HP Pavilion dm1-2010nr.

 

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The notebook runs on an AMD Athlon II Neo K325 CPU that runs at 1.3GHz and has dual-cores. The notebook also has 2GB of DDR3 RAM with one single memory slot. HP uses Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS on the machine and it has an integrated microphone and webcam. The notebook is finished with the HP imprint finish with champagne gold color.

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HP outs new portable USB 3.0 HDD

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 5:08 pm

With more and more notebooks, netbooks, and desktops now coming with USB 3.0 ports, we are seeing a lot of new USB 3.0 external storage solutions crop up on the market. HP is the largest computer company in the world as far as shipments go and the company sells a vast line of accessories and peripherals to go along with its notebooks, netbooks, and desktops as well. HP has now unveiled a new USB 3.0 portable HDD that is aimed at the mobile user.

 

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The new HDD provides up to three times faster data transfers than USB 2.0 and retains USB 2.0 compatibility for older machines. The HDD can be had in 500GB, 750GB, and 1TB capacities and the drive can back up large data sets very quickly. HP claims that the drive can transfer a 2-hour HD movie in 4 minutes and 50 seconds using USB 3.0 compared to 14 minutes and 27 seconds using USB 2.0. For the most portability, the external storage solution needs no power adapter.

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Club 3D debuts NVIDIA GT430 video card

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 4:04 pm

One of the newest video cards that covers the home theater and modestly priced segments of the video card market to come from Big Green is the GT430. Club 3D has pulled the wraps off its own single slot GT430 video card and the small little card should be a nice choice for a HTPC machine that doesn't need the most powerful hardware on the market.

 

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The GT430 from Club 3D is aimed at accelerating photos and HD video according to the company and will allow the user to watch 3D Blu-ray flicks on a computer screen or a big screen in the living room. The video card uses the PCIe v2.0 slot and has a core clock of 700MHz. The card uses 1024MB of DDR3 RAM that is clocked at 1333MHz and has a 128-bit memory interface.

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Europe and Asia given October 21st launch date for Windows Phone 7

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 3:22 pm

A full two weeks before Windows Phone 7 makes its debut with AT&T is the U.S., smartphone fanatics in Europe and Asia will be able to get their hands on WP7 devices. Ten different devices will be launched across thirty countries (some devices will have different names in different markets) with 60 mobile operators in 30 countries planning on carrying WP7 devices by 2011.

 

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"We have a beautiful lineup in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets," said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft. With their "hub" format giving easy access to games, pictures, and music with heavy social network integration, Microsoft is taking a big leap back into the smartphone market currently dominated by Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry. Check out the full list of worldwide Windows Phone 7 launch devices and carriers after the break.

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Habey mini-ITX mainboard packs Ion 2 GPU and Atom CPU

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 3:04 pm

When it comes to HTPC and nettop computers, most people look for the smallest machines they can find that offer the most performance. A small HTPC that supports 1080p HD video is what many consumers are looking for and with the ION 2 packing machines on the market the number of options is growing all the time. Habey has unveiled a new mini ITX mainboard called the MITX-6564 that is aimed directly at nettop and HTPC use.

 

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The mainboard is called the MITX-6564. The machine is a low profile mini-ITX mainboard with ION 2 Graphics and an Intel Atom D510 dual-core processor inside. The thin mainboard is under an inch thick and is designed to be very quiet during operation. The ION 2 GPU has 16 CUDA cores and supports resolution up to 2560 x 1600 and full 1080p HD video. Connectivity includes VGA and HDMI.

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AT&T launching Windows Phone 7 devices on November 8th

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 2:03 pm

AT&T is partnered with Microsoft at their launch event today, and Ralph de la Vega announced that three devices will be coming starting on November 8th. The first device that will be launching on November 8th is the Samsung Focus, a phone boasting a Snapdragon CPU, 8GB onboard storage, and Samsung's Super AMOLED screen.

 

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A couple weeks later, the HTC Surround and the LG Quantum will be released. The Surround is a media-centered phone with a 5MP camera, and two Dolby Surround Sound speakers, and 16GB of onboard storage. The Quantum will be the device for QWERTY keyboard fanatics and also has 16GB of onboard storage. All three devices will be priced at $199.99 with contract.

BREAKING: Microsoft officially launches Windows Phone 7 at live event

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 1:49 pm

Microsoft is currently holding a joint press conference with AT&T in New York to officially announce the launch of Windows Phone 7. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is giving the keynote address, stating that Microsoft is "focused in on how real people use their phone when they are on the go."

 

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Nine phones will be available when Windows Phone 7 launches in the U.S. in November from companies like LG, HTC, Samsung, and Dell. 60 mobile operators in 30 countries will carry Windows Phone 7 devices.

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Download of the Day: ZoneAlarm Free 9.2.076.000

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 8:52 am

Our Download of the Day today is ZoneAlarm Free 9.2.076.000.

 

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall blocks hackers from infiltrating your home PC by hiding your computer from unsolicited network traffic. By detecting and preventing intrusions, ZoneAlarm Free Firewall keeps your PC free from viruses that slow down performance, and spyware that steals your personal information, passwords, and financial data.

 

• Essential firewall protection

• Be invisible to others online

• New interface makes it even easier - smaller size keeps it light

• Systematically identifies hackers and blocks access attempts

 

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Deal of the Day: Dell Vostro 230 Slim or Mini Tower Computer with Core 2 Duo and 18.5" LCD from Only $439! Vostro 430 Mini Tower with Core i3, 20" LCD and More for Only $639

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Oct 11, 2010 8:16 am

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