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June 18, 2014 by

Inside Apple's new cheaper iMac

The new iMac is powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, and this is backed up by 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and uses the Intel HD Graphics 5000 GPU -- but are you better off spending an extra $200 for the higher model?

February 14, 2014 by

ARM licenses next-gen flash replacements

ARM plans to accelerate their energy-use advantage over Intel by licensing two innovative non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) technologies last month. ARM puts sizable financial and technical muscle behind the search for a flash replacement.

December 22, 2011

Western Digital gets to business with NAS

Its first foray into the small business Network Attached Storage (NAS) market, Western Digital's new WD Sentinel DX4000 stands out mainly by virtue of its use of Windows Server 2008 R2 Essentials rather than Linux, as on most other NAS boxes.The hardware is pretty unremarkable, Western Digital opting for a dual-core Intel D525 Atom to drive its appliance supported by 2GB of DDR3 RAM.

April 4, 2011 by

Alienware prepping M14x to round out its gaming laptop lineup

Following up on the success of its smallest gaming notebook, the M11x, Alienware is apparently cooking up a new 14-inch laptop that a Chinese Web site has already reviewed.The M14x will include an Intel Sandy Bridge quad-core processor (the Core i7-2820QM), 8GB of RAM, a 750MB hard drive, and the new Nvidia GeForce GT 555M graphics card.

December 26, 2010 by

Dell slashes price on Adamo 13 laptop to $899, while doubling RAM and upgrading processor

Whether you want to call it an enticement to juice post-holiday sales or a way to clear inventory before Intel's Sandy Bridge processors arrive, Dell has posted a new configuration (spotted by our sister site CNET) for its Adamo 13 ultra-portable laptop that not only drops the price $100 to $899, but also packs twice as much RAM and a faster processor.A Windows-based competitor to the MacBook Air, the Adamo 13 had come with an Intel Core 2 Duo lower-power processor running at 1.

April 21, 2009 by

$599 Viliv S5 ultra portable PC is looking good

I owned a couple UMPC devices in the past (Samsung Q1 and Fujitsu U810), but then decided to stick with a MSI Wind netbook for my mobile computing needs. James has me actually considering a new slate ultra-portable computer though with his extensive posts on the upcoming Viliv S5 device. This computer is quite compact and has some great specs such as the 1.33 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 60GB hard drive, 4.8 inch 1024x600 resolution touch screen display, WiFi, Bluetooth, integrated GPS receiver, and Windows XP.

April 1, 2009 by

Niveus introduces new Zone HTPC with multi-room capabilities

Niveus is best known for its pricey home theater PCs (HTPCs) and media servers, but its new unit carries a more reasonable price tag— sort of. The new Zone is only (in Niveus' world it's only) $1,499 for an Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 processor, 2GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, Blu-ray player, and a DVI-to-HDMI adapter for hooking it up to an HDTV.

January 15, 2009 by

CES 2009: Asus D200 is a mini-PC, NAS device, router, and more

One of the future releases Asus showed at CES last week was an interesting hybrid piece of hardware that users could set up as a miniature desktop PC, a NAS device, or even as a wireless router or access point. The D200 will ship with an Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB of RAM, a pair of 1TB hard drives, a built-in 802.

June 2, 2008 by

Stratus ftServer 6200

The ftServer 6200 VMware bundle makes an excellent platform for hosting virtual machines. As VMware servers cannot be clustered, the Stratus offering is about the only option for organisations requiring extreme high availability from their ESX Server environments.

April 7, 2008 by

Can BootCamp mess with your Mac's PRAM?

A continuing thread in an Apple discussion board says that Windows running in the Boot Camp utility can sometimes "pervert" certain settings stored in the Intel-Mac's parameter RAM and interfere with video when rebooting into Mac OS X.

August 22, 2007 by

A tale of two Vista systems

I've upgraded two systems to Windows Vista over the past few months, with vastly different results. The first was a nice ultraportable ThinkPad X60, with 512MB of RAM and integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics.


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