04/18/2005, AMD has bolstered its laptop offerings with a new high-end 64-bit processor. The 754-pin Mobile Athlon 64 3700+ is designed for powerful, desktop replacement laptops. The chip is clocked at 2.4GHz and shares the same 1MB of L2 cache as the rest of the Mobile Athlon 64 range. AMD has also confirmed that it has begun its shift to 90nm manufacturing (code-named Oakville), a transition that allows parts to take […]
04/14/2005, Yes it’s possible to connect two (beautiful) 30″ Apple Cinema Displays to a PC (ouch, take that G5!). However, the procedure is not straightforward. There’s some hacking involved… Check it out on SynApps. (Via macbidouille)
04/14/2005, HP’s Athlon 64-based Pavilion zv5000 is a great value laptop. Its 15.4in. wide-screen display is bright and crisp and the superior-sounding Harman Kardon speakers make for an excellent movie-viewing experience. It also has a 3.5-hour battery life and runs cool to the touch, integrates a 5-in-1 memory card reader, and comes with a raft of productivity and multimedia software… For the price, it’s hard to beat. Gamers beware though – […]
03/31/2005, It’s not like translucent cases for PC are new, but this one feels more solidly built than most. It is also possible to choose different colors for each piece. My problem is that the inside of my PC is a mess, so I’ll abstain showing it to the world. (Via akihabaranews)
03/28/2005, I wonder how noisy the water pump is. (Via akihabaranews) If you have built a PC that is powerful and noisy, you might be able to alleviate some of the noise by switching to water-cooling. This CL-W0011 tower from Thermaltake is a fan less cooling system that might even look good on your desk. The Zalman Reserator is a similar system.
03/24/2005, It works optimally at a specific location and from a specific angle. (Via macbidouille ) This is what one can get by taking a picture of what’s behind your screen then using it as a desktop wallpaper. It’s pretty fun, I have to try it…
03/21/2005, Price: $29.95. Co-Published with gadgetryblog This nifty looking briefcase looks pretty solidly constructed and is covered in sleek black vinyl. However, the coolest feature is that on each side there’s a slew of uuencoded text printed in old-school monitor green. Unfortunately/fortunately, it can’t be translated, due to the silver metal fittings and trim. Each case has pockets inside for laser pointers, floppies, RAM chips, Flash drives, and of course, hard […]
03/11/2005, The Toshiba G20 has a 17-inch display and a TV tuner.Via akihabaranews Toshiba is coming out with a new laptop in the Qosmio Series. They tries to make it stylish and all, but I’m not convinced. It is shiny, I will admit that… I have never seen a laptop that was so shiny. It could be a… nice coffee table. However, this laptop has a big 17-inch LCD display (1440×900 […]
02/28/2005, Let’s take a look at what’s inside… We posted about the OQO a while ago, and the fever came down quite a bit since it has launched. Someone had the good idea to take it apart and to post a bunch of photos on the web. I hope that the re-assembly went well Thanks to Greg Randall for the tip. via adotnet, OQO homepage
02/25/2005, The XPS2 might be the fastest laptop on the planet The Dell Inspiron XPS2 has a fast Pentium-M 760 mobile processor, but in this case, one can really say that “the computer is the screen”: with a wide 17″ display and a GeForce Go 6800 Ultra graphics chip, gaming has never been better on the go. I see the Dell Inspiron XPS2 as a desktop replacement, and I don’t quite […]
02/23/2005, The battery of the Celsius H230 runs for up to 6hrs Fujitsu Siemens is set to launch a powerful workstation laptop. Designed primarily for professional graphics applications, such as CAD and visualization, the Celsius H230 features outstanding graphics and long-lasting batteries. The system is based on Intel’s latest 915PM Express chipset, Pentium M processor and Centrino Mobile Technology. The high-resolution UXGA display (1600×1200 pixels) should be impressive too. Story Co-Published […]
02/18/2005, Intel wants things to move faster in the Consumer Electronics space, so in a bid to set the standard (and make a few bucks), they are now making Entertainment System (hear Media Center PCs) Barebones computers. This one comes with integrated graphics, an Intel motherboard with a 915P chipset, integrated surround sound, wired and wireless network.I think that one could build a Media Center system for less than $819, so […]
02/17/2005, HP is the first company to release a DVD recorder that incorporates its self-developed LightScribe technology, a very neat addition that lets you burn labels with professional-looking images and text on each side of a disc – kiss goodbye to peel-off labels (LightScribe media required). In addition, bundled software lets you write and design your own original, creative labels using photos.
02/10/2005, Epson is the first company to develop a flexible 8-bit microprocessor using low-temperature polysilicon thin-film transistors (LTPS-TFTs) on a plastic substrate, a technique that gives a 70% advantage in power consumption, compared to the traditional silicon microprocessors. The electromagnetic radiations are also reduced. Epson firmly believes that this will give them an edge in mobile computing, but it seems unlikely that this will displace silicon microprocessors in the short term. […]