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Daily News Round #1 for January 26, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for January 26, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jan 26, 2004 2:19 pm

- Keyboards and Mice: Trading Up


Everyone knows just how important it is to have a good quality mouse & keyboard as part of their pc setup, particularly when spending those countless hours behind it! PC Magazine have a guide up which covers the varying types of keyboards/mice on the market nowadays.


Why do so many PCs come with dull keyboards and lifeless mice when there are loads of better options? We use input devices more than almost any other gadgets in our arsenals, so you owe it to yourself to find fitting mates for your fingers. You may be surprised to see how many alternatives are available. From wireless to miniature to just plain wacky, from high-end to low-end, we've put together a guide to keyboards and mice that will invigorate your system and make your coworkers drool.


- 4 DVD Burner Roundup

For those of you looking to invest in a DVD burner now that prices have plummeted in the last eight months, Toms Hardware help in making the decision easier with their latest roundup. The burners covered are MSI's DR4-A and DR8-A, Gigabyte's GO-W0404A, and also ASUS's DRW-0402 P/D.


Current 4x DVD burners have been affordable for some time, and now more and more devices with a write speed of 8x are hitting the market. So far these media are still rare, and the write quality is not always optimal, either.


The only sensible alternative right now is to stick with tried-and-true equipment and voluntarily limit yourself to 4x write speed. This lets you fill up a 4.7 GB DVD+R or DVD-R in less than 15 minutes: an acceptable result if you compare it with the time it takes to back up the same amount of data on 7 CDs at 48x.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- ECS' Newest EZ-Buddie: Ultimate Convergence @ Anandtech
- Intel Begins Shipping 802.11b/g Module @ ExtremeTech
- DFI LAN Party NFII UltraB @ Lost Circuits
- M-ITX, the future? @ The TecHaven
- Toshiba Gigabeat G20 MP3 Player @ i4u
- V-Stream TV-PVR USB 2.0 @ AthlonXP
- ATA RAID Controllers: Roundup of Four Low-Cost Models @ Xbit Labs
- Adaptec Goes Serial ATA RAID Controllers @ Xbit labs


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