Maximum PC - All Articles http://www.maximumpc.com/articles/all/feed en Rig of the Month: Visible Contrast http://www.maximumpc.com/rig_month_visible_contrast_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><span style="font-weight: normal;"><img src="/files/u162579/mosquito_nzxt_h230_primochill_lrt_liquid_dsc00693-w1600.jpg" alt="Visible Contrast" title="Visible Contrast" width="250" height="188" style="float: right;" />The slickest side panel you've ever seen</span></h3> <p>If you look closely at the thumbnail, you'll see what looks like the Windows Start Menu overlaid on some computer parts. Your eyes aren't deceiving you. This month's <strong><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/rig_month_roundup_2014#slide-0" target="_blank">Rig of the Month</a></strong> is centered around an incredibly basic, but undeniably awesome idea.&nbsp;Chris “Mosquito” Albee from <a href="http://themodzoo.com" target="_blank">TheModZoo.com</a>&nbsp;installed an LCD panel—minus the backlight—into the side of a white NZXT H230 case. The result is simply incredible.</p> <p>It's not the most practical idea, but it looks spectacular and makes us want OEM cases with embedded LCD screens. Chris says that the modded display is transparent when displaying white pixels and can act as a regular case window if needed. Lighter colors are still slightly see-through and the combination of light and dark creates a stunning effect. This contrast between opaque and transparent was the inspiration for the mod's name: Visible Contrast.</p> <p>"One fun use for the transparent LCD panel is the ability to use a utility like Rainmeter to overlay usage and temperature data directly over the various components of the case," Chris says. "It’s also a pretty cool conversation piece as well in its own right; especially when you have a black and white video looping on it."</p> <p>Inside the case, an Intel Core i7-4770K running at 4.8GHz sits alongside 16GB of G.Skill Sniper RAM, an MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost, and a terabyte of total storage. After some internal modifications, Chris also managed to stick a 240mm radiator inside to support a custom water cooling loop for the CPU.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Have a case mod of your own that you would like to submit to our monthly feature? Make sure to read the rules/tips&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #cc0000; text-decoration: none; background: transparent;" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/rig_month_roundup_2014" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and email us at&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #cc0000; text-decoration: none; background: transparent;" href="mailto:mpcrigofthemonth@gmail.com" target="_blank">mpcrigofthemonth@gmail.com</a>&nbsp;with your submissions.</em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/rig_month_visible_contrast_2014#comments case mod Chris Albee lcd ModZoo Mosquito nzxt Rig of the Month rig of the month Visible Contrast Features Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:46:43 +0000 Ben Kim 28735 at http://www.maximumpc.com AMD Brings Out the Shears, Cuts Prices on A-Series APUs http://www.maximumpc.com/amd_brings_out_shears_cuts_prices_-series_apus_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/amd_building_3.jpg" alt="AMD Building" title="AMD Building" width="228" height="148" style="float: right;" />New build, anyone?</h3> <p><strong>AMD has been putting the word out that it recently slashed prices for select A-Series desktop Accelerated Processor Units (APUs)</strong>. Some of them are fairly significant reductions in price, and they're not just for Kaveri-based APUs, either -- they also include savings for a few Richland and Trinity chips. While Intel's Haswell architecture might have the upper hand in performance, the price cuts combined with superior integrated graphics help AMD stay in the game. Let's have a look.</p> <p>Starting with Kaveri, here's a peek at the price cuts:</p> <ul> <li>A10-7850 (3.7GHz/4GHz, quad-core, 4MB L2 cache, 8 graphics CUs): $143, down from $180</li> <li>A10-7800 (3.5GHz/3.9GHz, quad-core, 4MB L2 cache, 8 graphics CUs): $133, down from $166</li> <li>A10-7700K (3.4GHz/3.8GHz, quad-core, 4MB L2 cache, 6 graphics CUs): $123, down from $160</li> <li>A8-7600 (3.3GHz/3.8GHz, quad-core, 4MB L2 cache, 6 graphics CUs): $92, down from $110</li> <li>A6-7400K (3.5GHz/3.9Ghz, dual-core, 1MB L2 cache, 4 graphics CUs): $58, down from $85</li> </ul> <p>As for Richland and Trinity, AMD slashed prices on another five APUs. They include the A10-6800K ($112, down from $140), A8-6600K ($92, down from $100), A4-6300 ($34, down from $48), A4-5300 ($31, not currently listed as retail boxed chips),and A4-4400 ($27, not currently listed as retail boxed chips), according to <a href="http://techreport.com/news/27246/amd-cuts-a-series-desktop-processor-prices" target="_blank"><em>The Tech Report</em></a>.</p> <p>These aren't temporary price cuts, but permanent ones that should be appear in retail e-tail stores soon, if not already.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/amd_brings_out_shears_cuts_prices_-series_apus_2014#comments a-series amd apu Build a PC cpu Hardware price cut processor News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:07:10 +0000 Paul Lilly 28779 at http://www.maximumpc.com Microsoft Posts Record Revenue, Surface Shows Signs of Life http://www.maximumpc.com/microsoft_posts_record_revenue_surface_shows_signs_life_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/surface_pro_3_5.jpg" alt="Surface Pro 3" title="Surface Pro 3" width="228" height="151" style="float: right;" />Third time's the charm for Surface Pro</h3> <p>Back when Microsoft introduced its first Surface tablets, the company didn't really know how best to market the devices. That left consumers confused and largely interested, resulting in a stockpile of unsold inventory. Fast forward to today things are different. Microsoft is pitching the Surface Pro 3 as a tablet that can replace your laptop. It's a message that consumers are embracing, and as a result, <strong>Microsoft's Surface sales have doubled in the past year</strong>.</p> <p>Microsoft reported Surface revenue of $908 million during its fiscal first quarter of 2015, compared to around $400 million in the same quarter a year ago. The Surface Pro 3 is a legitimate mobile device, and it comes without the confusion of comparing Windows RT to Windows 8/8.1.</p> <p>Overall, Microsoft generated revenue of $23.20 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, along with operating income of $5.84 billion and diluted earnings per share of $0.54.</p> <p>"We are innovating faster, engaging more deeply across the industry, and putting our customers at the center of everything we do, all of which positions Microsoft for future growth," <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/investor/EarningsAndFinancials/Earnings/PressReleaseAndWebcast/FY15/Q1/default.aspx" target="_blank">said Satya Nadella</a>, chief executive officer of Microsoft. "Our teams are delivering on our core focus of reinventing productivity and creating platforms that empower every individual and organization."</p> <p>Looking ahead, Microsoft warned of several factors that could negatively affect revenue, including "intense competition" in each sector the company competes in, adverse results from legal disputes, cyber attacks, and the list goes on.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/microsoft_posts_record_revenue_surface_shows_signs_life_2014#comments microsoft revenue Surface News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:45:26 +0000 Paul Lilly 28778 at http://www.maximumpc.com CyberPowerPC Offers Up Affordable Fangbook III HX6 Laptop for Gamers http://www.maximumpc.com/cyberpowerpc_offers_affordable_fangbook_iii_hx6_laptop_gamers_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/fangbook_iii.jpg" alt="CyberPowerPC Fangbook III" title="CyberPowerPC Fangbook III" width="228" height="225" style="float: right;" />Fangbook III HX6 packs a bite</h3> <p>Gone are the days when the only gaming laptops on the block are the ones that carry ultra-premium price tags. These days you can get gaming goodness on the go for relatively cheap, at least compared to what these systems used to cost. Such is underscored by <strong>CyberPowerPC's new Fangbook III HX6, a 15.6-inch laptop for gamers</strong> equipped with an Intel Core i7 4700MQ processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics, and starting price of $1,100.</p> <p>CyberPowerPC says its latest Fangbook comes with some features of special interest to gamers. These include an automatic kickstand that deploys when the notebook is opened to prop up the rear edge of the laptop to allow air to flow freely through the intakes, and shortcut keys to adjust cooling, backlight settings, and to underclock the CPU.</p> <p>In addition to the Core i7 4700MQ CPU and GeForce GTX 860M GPU, the new Fangbook model sports 8GB of RAM (expandable to 16GB), 1TB hard drive (7200 RPM), 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 8.1. A few upgrade options are available, including SSD solutions and faster CPU choices.</p> <p>CyberPowerPC's Fangbook III HX6 is <a href="http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/FANGBOOK_III_HX6-100_Gaming_Notebook/" target="_blank">available now</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/cyberpowerpc_offers_affordable_fangbook_iii_hx6_laptop_gamers_2014#comments cyberpowerpc fangbook iii hx6 Gaming Hardware laptop notebook OEM rigs News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:42:59 +0000 Paul Lilly 28777 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: AMD Athlon X4 860K Processor, Asus 27-inch LED Monitor, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_amd_athlon_x4_860k_processor_asus_27-inch_led_monitor_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/athlon_thumbnail.jpg" alt="AMD Athlon X4 860K" title="AMD Athlon X4 860K" width="228" height="199" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>In a perfect world, we'd all have PC spending budgets the size of King Kong. But here in the real world, certain expenses get in the way of that -- like bills, food, clothing, college funds, beer, and so forth. If Haswell-E is on the opposite end of your spending spectrum, then take a look at today's top deal for an <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113379&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CPU-N82E16819113379-_-1024&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">AMD Athlon X4 860K FM2+ Processor</a> for <strong>$78</strong> with free shipping (normally $90 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPHW43</strong>]). This Black Edition CPU is a quad-core chip clocked at 3.7GHz (4GHz Turbo) with a 95W TDP and 2 x 2MB of L2 cache.</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005589&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-DISPLAY-N82E16824005589-_-1024&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">LG 23-inch 5ms IPS-Panel HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor</a> for <strong>$125</strong> with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPHW62</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-RAM-N82E16820231416-_-1024&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory</a> for <strong>$70</strong> with free shipping (normally $80 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPHW57</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236295&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-DISPLAY-N82E16824236295-_-1024&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Asus 27-inch 2ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor</a> for <strong>$190</strong> with free shipping (normally $230 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPHG42</strong>])</p> <p><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220653&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-FLASHDRIVE-N82E16820220653-_-1024&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Patriot Supersonic Boost XT 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive</a> for $6 with free shipping (normally $17 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPHG68</strong>]; additional $7 Mail-in rebate)</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_amd_athlon_x4_860k_processor_asus_27-inch_led_monitor_and_more#comments Daily Deals daily deals Newegg Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:43:15 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 28776 at http://www.maximumpc.com Maximum PC Intern Wanted http://www.maximumpc.com/maximum_pc_intern_wanted_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u154082/maximum_pc_intern.jpg" alt="maximum pc intern" title="maximum pc intern" width="200" height="276" style="float: right;" /></h3> <h3>Here's your chance to live and breathe PC hardware alongside the Maximum PC staff!</h3> <p>Do you know PC hardware like nobody's business and have an interest in writing about it? Are you a college student who can commute to South San Francisco? Would you like to work with the kick-ass staff of Maximum PC? If you loudly exclaimed, "Yes!" to all these questions, you should first probably stop talking to yourself... and then promptly apply for our new intership position! &nbsp;</p> <p>While it may sound like a glamorous gig, the internship entails a lot of hard work: Having to play with PC hardware all day is no easy task, but someone's got to do it. In all seriousness, details of the internship are posted below. If you think you meet the criteria, we highly encourage you to apply!</p> <p>Ideal candidates should:&nbsp;</p> <p>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> Have w</span>riting/reporting abilities</p> <p>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> Be w</span>ell-versed in the PC hardware/software scene</p> <p>Among the tasks you’ll do:</p> <p>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Write /contribute content (news, features, and reviews) for the magazine and website</p> <p>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Build PCs/assist with running PC benchmarks</p> <p>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Upload articles to the CMS/website</p> <p>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Daily tasks as assigned</p> <p><strong>*This is an unpaid internship—candidates must be able to receive school credit for participating.*&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>For more information about our parent company Future US, please check out our website at <a title="future site" href="http://www.futureus.com" target="_blank">www.futureus.com</a></p> <p><strong>Only applicants who are currently enrolled in a school program will be contacted during this search</strong></p> <p><strong>What we offer:</strong></p> <p>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>A casual, comfortable dress environment.</p> <p>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>A culture that encourages a passion for life both inside and outside of the office.</p> <p>•<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Don’t want to drive? Not to worry – Future US offers a free shuttle from BART and CalTrain to the office.</p> <p><strong>To apply for this position click on the link below:</strong></p> <p><a title="maximum pc intern link" href="https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=FS170" target="_blank">https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=FS170</a></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/maximum_pc_intern_wanted_2014#comments bay area college student Intern internship maximum pc San Francisco News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:21:13 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 26138 at http://www.maximumpc.com Graphics Porn (October 2014): Gaming Staples http://www.maximumpc.com/graphics_porn_october_2014_gaming_staples <!--paging_filter--><h3><span style="font-weight: normal;"><img src="/files/u162579/masseffect_1_bring_down_the_sky_dlc_shepard.jpg" alt="Mass Effect" title="Mass Effect" width="250" height="156" style="float: right;" />Showcasing the sexiest, most photogenic game screenshots this side of the Internet</span></h3> <p>It's hard to argue with Mass Effect, Skyrim, and Fallout screenshots. Sure, we've seen hundreds of them, but they're always stellar. Even beyond their luscious graphics, they're games that gamers of all types love for a wide variety of reasons. PC gamers in particular look towards games like Skyrim and Fallout as the ultimate demonstrations of the platform's superiority. Where else can you choose from thousands of completely free <a href="http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/browse/?appid=72850&amp;browsesort=toprated" target="_blank">modifications</a> that range from quests to custom NPCs? This month's <strong><a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/tags/graphics_porn" target="_blank">Graphics Porn</a> </strong>features screenshots from gaming staples as well as from more obscure titles like Overgrowth.</p> <p><em><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">Whether you've been using&nbsp;</span><a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #cc0000; text-decoration: none; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-color: transparent; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;" href="http://store.steampowered.com/news/5047/" target="_blank">Steam's nifty screenshots feature</a><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">&nbsp;or simply print screening some beautiful wallpaper-worthy game moments, we want to be able to share your captured works of art with the world. If you think you can do better than the pictures submitted below, please email your screenshots to&nbsp;</span><a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: #cc0000; text-decoration: none; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-color: transparent; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;" href="mailto:mpcgraphicsporn@gmail.com" target="_blank">mpcgraphicsporn@gmail.com</a><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background: transparent;">&nbsp;so we can show them off. Make sure to include the name of the game, a title for the screenshot, and a description of what's happening on-screen.</span></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/graphics_porn_october_2014_gaming_staples#comments beautiful Graphics Porn mass effect Overgrowth pictures screenshots Skyrim stunning Features Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:56:10 +0000 Ben Kim 28734 at http://www.maximumpc.com Activision Recommends Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or Higher to Play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare http://www.maximumpc.com/activision_recommends_nvidia_geforce_gtx_760_or_higher_play_call_duty_advanced_warfare_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/cod_advancedwarfare.jpg" alt="Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" title="Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" width="228" height="128" style="float: right;" />Is your system up to snuff?</h3> <p>Activision caught a few gamers off guard when it posted <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/steam_posts_minimum_system_requirements_call_duty_advanced_warfare_2014">minimum system requirements</a> on Steam for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Specifically, the 6GB of RAM and 55GB of hard drive space seemed like steep requirements just to meet the minimum. Ready for some good news? You won't need any additional storage space to meet <strong>Activision's recommended system requirements for CoD: Advanced Warfare</strong>. However, you will need a well equipped machine.</p> <p>As a refresher, here's a look at the minimum requirements:</p> <ul> <li>Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 8.1 64-bit</li> <li>Intel Core i3 530 @ 2.93GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 810 @ 2.6GHz</li> <li>6GB RAM</li> <li>Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 @ 1GB / ATI Radeon HD 5870 @ 1GB</li> <li>DirectX Version 11</li> <li>Broadband Internet connection</li> <li>55GB available space</li> <li>DirectX compatible sound card</li> </ul> <p>And here's a look at the <a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/209650/" target="_blank">newly posted</a> recommended requirements:</p> <ul> <li>Windows 7 64-bit / Windows 8 64-bit / Windows 8.1 64-bit</li> <li>Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.3GHz</li> <li>8GB RAM</li> <li>Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 @ 4GB</li> <li>DirectX Version 11</li> <li>Broadband Internet connection</li> <li>55GB available space</li> <li>100 percent DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card</li> </ul> <p>While the storage space didn't change, there's a bump in RAM to 8GB, along with the recommendations for a faster CPU and GPU combination.</p> <p>This could be where newer games are trending. <a href="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=917377" target="_blank">According to <em>Neogaf</em></a>, the Korean distributor of Ubisoft Korea listed minimum and recommended specs for Assassin's Creed: Unity, and they're pretty burly. More specifically, you'll need an Intel Core i5 2500K or AMD FX-8350, 6GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 or AMD Radeon HD 7970, and 50GB of storage space to meet the minimum, and an Intel Core i7 3770 or AMD FX-8350, 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 290X to meet the recommended requirements.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/activision_recommends_nvidia_geforce_gtx_760_or_higher_play_call_duty_advanced_warfare_2014#comments activision call of duty: advanced warfare Gaming Hardware Software News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:01:17 +0000 Paul Lilly 28774 at http://www.maximumpc.com Newegg Daily Deals: Samsung 840 Evo 500GB SSD, Intel Core i5 3570K Ivy Bridge, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/newegg_daily_deals_samsung_840_evo_500gb_ssd_intel_core_i5_3570k_ivy_bridge_and_more <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/samsung_840_evo_ssd.jpg" alt="Sasmung 840 Evo SSD" title="Samsung 840 Evo SSD" width="228" height="119" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>There are several ways to speed up your system, such as swapping out the CPU, RAM, or GPU for faster model. 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It has a 1.2GHz Qualcommm APQ 8026 processor with an Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage (around 12GB available to the user), microSD card slot, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 6,800mAh battery.</p> <p>While relatively affordable for a 10.1-inch slate, some will undoubtedly be turned off (and away) by the underwhelming resolution at a time when competing tablets are pushing forward with increasingly higher resolutions and more densely packed pixels.</p> <p>The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook 10.1 will come with new Nook software that offers a cleaner visual design and user interface, new navigation tools, support for both portrait and landscape mode throughout the Nook experience, and a few other upgrades.</p> <p>Though the new tablet is <a href="http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/samsung-galaxy-tab-4-nook-10-inch-tablet/379004300" target="_blank">available now for $300</a>, B&amp;N didn't say how long the introductory price would remain in effect.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/samsungs_new_galaxy_tab_4_nook_101_barnes_and_noble_300_limited_time#comments barnes and noble galaxy tab 4 nook 10.1 Hardware mobile samsung slate tablet News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:06:25 +0000 Paul Lilly 28772 at http://www.maximumpc.com