December 2007

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11

With new teams entering the terabyte storage market, it was only a matter of time before one smacked down the great Hitachi 7K1000 1TB drive. That distinction goes to Seagate’s 1TB Barracuda 7200.11 drive.

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Western Digital Caviar GP

We’ve been waiting with bated breath for Western Digital’s entrance into the world of the almighty terabyte. Its Caviar GP drive may have lost the right to stand at the top of the market and yell, “Firsties!” but it is the only terabyte drive built with energy-savings in mind.

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Fast Forward: Intel Thinks Different

Intel's QuickPath, which will debut with Nehelem, will enable cores to communicate much more efficiently.

Watchdog: December 2007

Our consumer advocate investigates "quad-core" P4, a Wolf King that won't get up, and a camera recall.

Game Theory: Hangin' out at the Quad Core

Tom McDonald tries out a top-of-the-line quad-core gaming laptop and discovers true happiness.

Ed Word: Introducing Maximum PC's Mod Shop

Build your rig, battle it in the coliseum, and then brag about all the cool stuff you're winning. Pretty sweet!