Samsing are expected to be releasing their new 23-inch 2342BWX QWXGA in South Korea soon for ₩399,000 ($315, £200). This monitor with have an amazing resolution of 2,048 x 1,152 and a response time of 5-millisecond. It maybe worth noting that you might need good eye sight if you want to read text for long … Read more
Antec will soon be releasing the Skeleton PC Case, this is a open-air PC Case consisting of 2 shelves for the motherboard and other components. It is clearly aimed at the enthusiast market where people constantly fiddle with their PC. The case also uses a huge 250mm TriCool fan which combined with the open-air aspect … Read more
Scan’s Great White, as shown to the left, has won the coveted Custom PC Dream PC 2008 award, beating competition from HP and Armari. Armari’s machine technically wasn’t fully entered, as the magazine chose not to fully review it since the submitted computer was a prototype not available for mass production. Custom PC has had … Read more
Apple’s paper-thin notebook machine has received a fairly major software update, reports The Unofficial Apple Weblog. Accessed via the usual updating system within OS X, the patch addresses issues with video playback as well as – primarily – issues with heat. The CPU cores in the MacBook apparently don’t idle as they should out of … Read more
NVIDIA have finally enabled PhysX support via a free GeForce Power Pack download that contains a free full copy of Warmonger, three PhysX-enabled Unreal Tournament 3 maps, demos of Metal Knight Zero and the Nurien UT3-based social networking service, and a couple tech demos. As you may know Nvidia bought Ageia and the PhysX engine … Read more
Micron is starting production of a new line of solid state drives (SSD) that offer much faster data rates than were previously possible. The new drives are capable of 250MB/s data transfer and come in two lines, an enterprise-class RealSSD P200 and the client-focused RealSSD C200. The company hopes the increased speed and reduced power … Read more
Well we have all heard of the Asus Eee PC but now Asus are hoping to do to the desktop market what they did to the notebook market. As you can see from the picture the Asus Eee Box is an ultra small desktop PC and is expected to cost $349 in the US or … Read more
Over the past few days I have been considering buying a new laptop. It is for work but far from essential. It will only be used for emails, web browsing, blogging, maybe the occasional word document or perhaps something as adventurous as FTP. So nothing CPU intensive. Because I wont be doing any gaming or … Read more
I am not the most experienced of Linux users, deep down a am a Windows fanboy, not really out of choice though, more due to the fact I was brought up on them, I have always used them, and the fact that Windows is still the ONLY operating system worth gaming on. However I have … Read more
A little late off the mark on this one but unfortunately Rock Direct has ceased trading and has gone into administration. Rock are a UK based manufacturer of Gaming laptops and notebooks. I personally always preferred them over other companies producing gaming laptops such as Alienware and Dell, so I am sad to see the … Read more
Ok so the ASUS Eee PC has been out for a little while, and Everex are planning to ship the “Cloudbook” UMPC shortly (release date was supposed to be 25/01/08). The Cloudbook appears to be aiming at the Eee PC market but how do the two UMPCs compare to each other? Asus Eee PC 4G … Read more
Dell have finally released the new 2408WFP Monitor in the US for a reasonable price of $748. Now this is not really the monitor I would want as I would much prefer the 30″ 3008WFP Monitor which the larger version of this 2408WFP. I suppose this one will have to do for now, so what … Read more
Ok so I am about 10 years too late blogging about the MacBook Air, but it is pretty big news so I am going to blog about it anyway. So what is the MacBook Air? It is a ultrathin, ultraportable laptop with a 13.3 inch widescreen.
MacBook Air is nearly as thin as your index finger. Practically every detail that could be streamlined has been. Yet it still has a 13.3-inch widescreen LED display, full-size keyboard and large multi-touch trackpad. It’s incomparably portable without the usual ultraportable screen and keyboard compromises.
The incredible thinness of MacBook Air is the result of numerous size- and weight-shaving innovations. From a slimmer hard drive to strategically hidden I/O ports to a lower-profile battery, everything has been considered and reconsidered with thinness in mind.
MacBook Air is designed and engineered to take full advantage of the wireless world. A world in which 802.11n Wi-Fi is now so fast and so available, people are truly living untethered — buying music and TV shows online, downloading software, and sharing and storing files on the web.
Some of the key features include:
13.3″ backlit LED with 1280-by-800 resolution
2GB of RAM
or 64GB solid-state drive (very expensive)
1.6GHz or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Built-in iSight camera
Oversize trackpad with multi-touch technology
1 USB Port
There is no CD/DVD drive built in to keep the size down, though a USB powered external drive will apparently be available.
The batter is not user replaceable but it is apparently possible to pay for a factory fitted battery for you. Apple are quoting $129, I would expect it will be a bit more here in the UK.
In order to reduce the size of the laptop it has been reported that Intel have used the Montevina based chip that was scheduled to be launched later this year. Combined with the Intel 965GMS chipset with integrated graphics the chip has had a 60% reduction on its footprint size. The power rating of the chip is just 20W, as opposed to 35W from the Core 2 Duo
Hacking your EeePC is becoming a bit of a geek hobby at the moment, and this hacked EeePC has to be the ultimate of them all. This hacked EeePC has been documented over at IVC Wiki and takes hacking your EeePC to a new level.
The upgrades include USB hubs, GPS Module, Bluetooth, SDHC reader, WiFi, FM transmittor, modem and a 2 GB DDR2 module.
The cost? Well not that cheap really.
USB hubs – 11.20 USD
GPS module – 36.70 USD
Bluetooth – 5.65 USD
SDHC card reader – 6.45 USD
Adata SDHC 8 GB – 74.50 USD
Corsair VoyagerGT 4 GB USB drive – 90.94 USD
Switch + Prototypingboards – 2.66 + 30.10 USD
Intel Wireless adapter – 62.69 USD
Airplay FM transmitter – 14.98 USD
Conexant Modem – 11.89 USD
Crucial 2 GB DDR2 module – 106.62 USD
Totaling 454.38 USD which included the shipping to Europe. More Pictures after the jump or go to IVC for a detailed run down of the mod.
Ok so the details are a bit thin on the ground and the pictures are a little uninspiring as the unit is not branded. However some basic details on the new 9800 GX2 have been leaked. This new NVIDIA graphics card is essentially a 8800 GPU using the 65nm Fab Process and in SLI on … Read more