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Daily News Round #3 for September 18, 2003

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 18, 2003
By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Sep 18, 2003 5:00 am

- Antec Notebook Cooler


Antec has introduced a new product today, a notebook cooler. The cooler with aluminium surface sits under your notebook and is powered via USB and only weighs 25 ounces.


You will find more information on this product, including press and images, in our New Products Forum.



The Notebook Cooler is lightweight (25 ounces) and slim (13" x 11.2" x 0.85"), so it can easily be transported along with a laptop in any standard carrying case. It comes with a 30" USB power cable and can be used with PCs or Macs. Additionally, the Notebook Cooler's pass-through USB connector allows the laptop's USB port to be kept free for other devices such as mice or PDAs.


- ABIT Introduces μGuru - A 2nd Processor


It seems many enthusiast motherboard makers are making a big push recently with new and exciting features for their products - more so than usually. ABIT has gone a few steps better than DFI with their CMOS Reloaded feature and today announced their μGuru system for ABIT Engineered motherboards which include a bunch of programs such as ABIT EQ, ABIT FanEQ, ABIT OC Guru, ABIT FlashMenu, ABIT AudioEQ and ABIT BlackBox all used to assist you with tweaking your ABIT motherboard for best possible performance.


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Taipei, Taiwan, September 17th 2003- ABIT μGuru is the first true artificial intelligence system to be integrated onto a motherboard. ABIT μGuru is a new microprocessor designed by the ABIT Engineers for use only on ABIT motherboards and which allows end-users to reach a higher state of hardware awareness and enlightenment. μGuru acts as a spiritual guide, sharing with ABIT users, tips for hardware monitoring, overclocking, BIOS flashing and audio tweaking functions in an easy to use, Windows-based interface. As a part of the motherboard, only μGuru can completely understand how to optimize the motherboard for ultimate performance. What truly sets μGuru apart is it's onboard memory that allows users to save their favorite overclocking settings for specific applications.


- DFI INFINITY Motherboards


Following on from the previous story, DFI has made yet another announcement regarding their products. DFI will soon be shipping their range of INFINITY motherboards kicking off where their LANPARTY series left of. They carry similar features to the LANPARTY but with more overclocking and tweaking features for us hardware junkies.


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Available in both the Intelâ and the AMDâ platforms, DFI will offer three INFINITY models at launch: 875 INFINITY, 865PE INFINITY and NFII Ultra INFINITY. Taking advantage of what the latest chipsets have to offer and incorporating the groundbreaking CMOS Reloadedâ overclocking utility and Super PATCHâ performance enhancer, the INFINITY series delivers exceptional stability and power every overclocker values.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web


- MSI CR52-M (52/32/52) CD-RW @ Explosive Labs
- ABIT IC7-MAX3 Motherboard @ Viper Lair
- Cobalt Pyramid V @ Monkey Review
- ASUS A7N8X-X Motherboard @ OCA


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