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Apple iPad, over 2M served

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | May 31, 2010 at 10:06 am CDT

Apple has been selling a lot of iPads since the device launched a couple months back. The iPad sold so well in the US that the device was delayed in launching to the UK and other parts of the world due to the high demand for the tablet.

Apple iPad, over 2M served | TweakTown.com

Apple has announced today that it has now sold 2 million iPads in the less than 60 days since the iPad landed on the market. The iPad started shipping in the UK and several other countries just the past weekend.

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Early look at the NZXT Phantom computer case

Cameron Wilmot | Cases, Cooling & PSU | May 31, 2010 at 7:53 am CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Earlier on today we stopped by NZXT's booth at the Grand Hyatt to get a look at some of its upcoming products that will end up going on sale later this year.

NZXT showed us a range of different products, but the big one for designer and co-founder Johnny this year is the upcoming Phantom computer case that he kindly introduced to us. It's a white case made out of plastic with some attractive curves and some good design with some new concepts ideas that we haven't seen in the part.

With what we have seen from the likes of Ikonik, BitFenix, Corsair and now NZXT, consumers are going to have some really brilliant choices on the case market in a short time.

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ASUS Makes the Tablet Useful

Chris Ramseyer | Laptops | May 31, 2010 at 5:51 am CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - ASUS came clean with two innovative tablets today that are guaranteed to be better than those other guys. The Eee Pad EP121, a 12 inch performance model with Windows 7 Premium and CULV Intel Core2 Duo processor.

ASUS Makes the Tablet Useful 01 | TweakTown.com

The second model is not as cut and dry since it is more than just a tablet, more than just an artists tool and more than anything else ever released in this price class.

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Samsung demonstrate USB-only powered 18.5-inch LCD

Steve Dougherty | Displays & Projectors | May 31, 2010 at 5:45 am CDT

SID 2010 - With lesser power consumption being a strong point of focus in the computing industry Samsung has reached a very impressive milestone in developing an 18.5-inch sized display that uses just 6.3w of measily power to operate properly.

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Given such low power requirements, Samsung has designed it so it can be powered entirely from USB ports. That's right; this 18.5-inch TN-film panel display can draw all the power it needs from just a couple USB 2.0 ports, with one of those USB 2.0 connections also acting as the display connection.

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NVIDIA puts GTX 400 series in closer reach with GTX 465

Steve Dougherty | Video Cards | May 31, 2010 at 5:30 am CDT

Many of you would have heard about this one coming for a while now. NVIDIA has just introduced a third member into its GTX 400 series which nestled in at the bottom, giving users all the same technologies (DX11, PhysX, CUDA, 3D Vision Surround etc.) at a more easily reachable sub $300 price point.

Where the card differs to the GTX 470 is five less streaming multiprocessors, a 352 CUDA core count and 256-bit memory bus. It also has less GDDR5 memory at a rounded 1GB. The core and shader clock remains the same as the GTX 470 at 608MHz and 1215MHz, respectively. The memory speed is clocked slower, however; sitting at 3208MHz QDR vs. the 470's 3348MHz clock speed.

NVIDIA puts GTX 400 series in closer reach with GTX 465 | TweakTown.com

So, it's easy to see already that performance will dip a noticable amount lower than the GTX 470, but at the sub-300$ price point this is expected and still promises strong performance that many users will be satisfied with. It also means a cheaper SLI setup that should really get those frame rates moving.

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MSI WindPad 100 10-inch Windows 7 + Atom tablet hands-on

Cameron Wilmot | Mobile Devices | May 31, 2010 at 2:25 am CDT

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010 - MSI just got done with hosting its pre-Computex press conference and launched and showcased a host of new products.

We just posted our hands-on look at the MSI WindPad 110 that is based around the Google Android operating system with ARM processing technology, but the difference with the WindPad 100 s that is build around already well known technology that netbooks use - the Intel Atom to be exact. It ships with Windows 7 Home Premium with a special MSI GUI.

Watch the video above and then tell us what you think of it by commenting.

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MSI WindPad 110 10-inch Android tablet hands-on

Cameron Wilmot | Mobile Devices | May 31, 2010 at 1:38 am CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - MSI just got done with hosting its pre-Computex press conference and launched and showcased a host of new products.

Update: Sorry folks, we had a bad line when trying to get the video uploaded and as you may have noticed, it was partly cut off towards the end. We're working on resolving the signal issues for further video content to go up during the course of this week straight from the show floor.

As we expected during this show, MSI launched one of its first tablet computers, it's called the WindPad 110. It is a 10-inch tablet based on the Google Android operating system. The MSI PM that we spoke to was a little tight on full details, but she did tell us that the retail price should be around 499 USD and come out in a month or two after the Windows and Atom based WindPad 100 that we will cover a bit later.

So, how does it compared to the iPad folks? Let us know by commenting below.

MSI showcase 3DMark 11 demo at pre-Computex press conference

Cameron Wilmot | Video Cards | May 30, 2010 at 11:31 pm CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - We just got an interview with Kiner from MSI where he gave us a quick look at one of its systems running a DX11 video card called the R5870 Lightning along with the new MSI Big Bang XPower motherboard.

A little later on we hope to get a real hands-on with an actual running version of 3DMark 11 rather than this demo, but cool nevertheless.

Non Intel-based Google TV boxes to be displayed at Computex

Cameron Wilmot | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | May 30, 2010 at 11:01 pm CDT

COMPUTEX Taipei 2010 - Walking around Taipei the day before Computex begins tends to unleash all sorts of interesting stories... or rumors we should say.

During our walk around this morning we heard whispers that a certain large Taiwanese company will be showcasing a Google TV set-top-box later today. We would have snappy some photos for you but this unit is still on the way, probably from China.

Due to confidentiality reasons we are unable to disclose who is making and selling the box, but we can tell you that it will be using VIA Tech silicon. This especially came to us as a shock since as far as we knew only boxes would come out with a special design Intel Atom processor and chipset.

More to come as the story develops.

Poll Results - Regarding Google TV

Cameron Wilmot | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | May 30, 2010 at 11:50 am CDT

Around 700 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you about Google TV.

Poll Results - Regarding Google TV | TweakTown.com

TweakTown readers voted that 11% are really interested in Google TV and will buy devices built around the platform when it comes out this fall. 15% of TweakTown readers said that they would pass.

It was a rather big surprise to see that 75% of our readers have not yet heard about Google TV.

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know what is going to be hot at Computex Taipei 2010? Let us know! Please go here to vote!