Samsung 23-inch 2342BWX LCD with QWXGA resolution

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 Skeleton Open-Air PC Case Released & Reviewed

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

Quad Core Asus G71 Laptop

Asus_G71_1 Asus is set to release the words first official Quad Core gaming notebook!

Based on the new Intel QX9300 quad-core processor the laptop comes with a 17 inch display,  GeForce 9700M GT GDDR3 512MB, 4gb Ram and up to 1TB hard disk.

There will also be a 2Mpix web camera, Bluetooth V2.1, and Blu-ray writer.

A pretty nice spec if you ask me, though I am sure you will pay for it!

No word on battery life yet! 🙂

Full press release follows.

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Scan Retains "Dream PC" Award

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

MacBook Air Patched

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 enables PhysX and CUDA support for GeForce 8+ Cards

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 develop an ultra fast Solid State Drive – 250 MB/s

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

Rock Direct (Gaming Laptops) goes into administration

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

Everex Cloudbook vs Asus EEE PC

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

MacBook Air Details

macbook-air 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.

From Apple.com

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
  • 80Gig hardrive
  • or 64GB solid-state drive (very expensive)
  • 1.6GHz or 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Built-in iSight camera
  • 5hrs Battery
  • Oversize trackpad with multi-touch technology
  • 1 USB Port
  • Headphone Jack
  • Micro-DVI

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

Some more pictures after the jump.

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Hacked EeePC includes GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi Etc

Eee_overview_complete 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.

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nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB Launches

We previously announced that nVidia was about to launch the new 8800 GTS 512Mb after nVidia accidentally added it to there product page. As of today nVidia has officially launched the card. As with the new 8800 GT this card is this card is based on the G92 architecture which uses a 65nm fabrication process. … Read more