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Seeing Through Laptop Lingo

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An amazing thing has happened over the past decade: Laptop computers, once expensive niche products, have become commonplace devices. In selecting a laptop, it's size, durability and adaptability that matter, not muscle.

Connect3D Radeon X800 Linux Review

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One day several weeks ago, we received an e-mail from a representative from Connect3D. They wanted to send us a new ATI Radeon X800 for us to review under Linux. We couldn't turn them down. So here we have the results.

Merrill sees slowing PC growth ahead

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A new Merrill Lynch report suggests the market for personal computers worldwide will continue to grow in 2006, but growth's likely to be at a slower-than-expected pace as U.S. economic issues and a strong dollar add to normal sector concerns about pricing and product replacement cycles.

ECS PF88 Extreme Intel/AMD Hybrid Motherboard

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ECS' PF88 Extreme motherboard was first displayed at Computex this June, and throughout the event, ECS was flooded with questions regarding the workings of the motherboard and the overall concept. Today, hopefully, we'll be able to answer some of the critical questions for you.

The Heat Is On

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Is the industry ready for RoHS, which is set to hit first with a July 1, 2006 deadline marked on supply-chain calendars? The answer, according to Fern Abrams, director of environmental policy at IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries, is a resounding “No.”

Intel hands off BIOS successor to trade group

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The Extensible Firmware Interface, which could speed the boot-up process for PCs, has been handed over to a group that will promote and standardize it.

AMD Hits Server Milestone

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Advanced Micro Devices says it has cracked the 10 percent mark in x86 server processor shipments.

Thermalright XP-90 and XP-90C

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Reviews

From the slurp and drool dept:

Today I have two coolers designed and built by them which many people love and will love, the XP-90 and the XP-90C, which are very sought after within the overclocking crowd. Let us see if they are worthy of the reputation Thermalright has built over the years.

EMC unveils largest corporate data storage machine

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EMC said its new Symmetrix DMX-3 is the first corporate machine that can hold more than a petabyte -- over a quadrillion bytes of data, or enough to store 2 trillion telephone company transaction records or 250 million digital songs.

NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX Linux Preview

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Reviews

Today we're having a look at NVIDIA's current flagship solution, the 7800GTX. In this article, we'll be sharing some of our initial Linux experiences with the NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 256MB. Although many other publications have found the 7800GTX to perform magnificently, we actually found some dissenting results in our Linux testing.

AMD laptop offers style but is hot on the thighs

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Two years after Intel Corp. made a splash with computer chips specially designed for notebook PCs, rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. jumped on the bandwagon with a microprocessor similarly pitched to the portable crowd.

AMD loses QuakeCon 2005 sponsorship to Intel

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INTEL WILL BE SPONSORING this year's QuakeCon - a free gaming convention held in Dallas - it was revealed this month, in what could be a large blow to AMD's gaming fanbase.

Hardware Review: Lini Desktop

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A look at Open Sense Computing's new Linux desktop workstation offering.

The Dual-Everything System

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Geeks just wanna have fun, 2005 edition: We build a system that multiplies everything by two. We take a dual-core CPU, dual graphics cards, dual two-drive RAID arrays, dual channel memory, and dual-layer DVD burning to the max.

PC shipments growing faster than expected

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Notebooks and low-cost computers led to higher-than-expected PC shipments in the second quarter of 2005, and many of these machines appeared to go to first-time buyers.

ECS KN1 Extreme (1.0f) nForce4 Ultra ATX

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Reviews

You know Asus, and Abit, and Foxconn, and Soyo, BioStar, and Chaintech, and MSI, and GigaByte...

But do you know... the most Awesomest one of them all....

ECS was traditionally known for their value/budget motherboards, but NOT TODAY!

Matrox announces world's first PCI Express x1 graphics card

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The x1 design allows this card to be compatible with any compliant PCI Express slot.

Reports Say Hewlett Is Planning Layoffs

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Analysts and others who closely watch Hewlett-Packard are convinced that layoffs are imminent. The only question is when.

Dell warned over P4 adverts

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The ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) has found Dell guilty of breaking advertising standards with a recent TV ad.

Intel cripples programs on AMD chips

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Legal

Lawsuit accuses chip giant of making rival processors appear to run slowly

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