You can tap and poke and swipe your monitor all you want, if it doesn't sport a touchscreen panel, all you'll get is a bunch of fingerprints and smudges while Windows 8.1 stares blankly at your futile attempts to navigate the OS. If you'd like to change that, check out today's top deal for a Samsung S24C770 24-inch USB Multitouch Monitor for $350 with free shipping (normally $400 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWHB48]). In addition to touch support, Samsung's panel features a sliding-tilt stand that adjusts up to 55 degrees.
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Do you feel the need, the need for speed? Sure you do, and if 1980s movies taught you anything, it's that you shouldn't wait too long to pull the trigger, lest things quickly spiral out of control, Goose dies, and you end up divorcing Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. Wait, what? We might have veered off course here a bit. Getting back on track, to satiate your need for speed, have a look at today's top deal for a Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB Solid State Drive for $195 with shipping for $1 (normally $200 -- use coupon code: [EMCYTZT5439]). This is one of the fastest 2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps SSDs available with rated sustainted sequential read and write speeds of up to 540MB/s and 520Mb/s, respectively.
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Mobile DRAM will soon become the most popular type of DRAM around
Samsung is closing out the year by introducing what it claims is the industry's first 8-gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4), mobile DRAM built a on 20nm-class manufacturing process technology. Using the new chips, DRAM players can cram 1 gigabyte (GB) on a single die, which is the largest density available for DRAM components today, Samsung says. The chips are also fast and power efficient.
One customer’s burnt phone turns into a PR disaster
YouTuber ghostlyrich was appropriately alarmed when his SamsungGalaxy S4 caught fire after he started charging the phone. He uploaded a video of the damage to YouTube to prove to Samsung that the phone was defective. The three-minute video shows off a partially melted micro-USB cable and a burned charging port. Gadgets malfunction all the time, but Samsung's response is more than a little disheartening.
Samsung's caching technology unlocks an insane speed boost on select SSDs
One thing we didn't cover in Samsung's earlier unveiling of a 1TB 840 Evo mSATA solid state drive (SSD) is the immediate availability of the company's Magician (version 4.3) software. This is notable because it introduces two big upgrades to Samsung's current SSD product lineup, including RAPID (Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data) Mode for Samsung's 840 Pro family of SSDs, and a security features for the company's Evo SSD line. It's the RAPID Mode that really excites us, however, as it offers a significant speed boost to an already insanely fast SSD lineup.
Ultrabooks and laptops in general aren't getting any chunkier these days, and to accommodate increasingly thin profiles, mSATA form factor solid state drives (SSDs) are taking the place of 2.5-inch drives. That doesn't mean you'll need to give up storage space. Samsung today launched its 840 Evo mSATA SSD line, among which is the industry's first 1TB mSATA-based SSD, the company claims.
If the eyes are the window to your soul, then your monitor is the window to your PC. And the Internet. And your games. And...well, you get the idea. It's the one component you stare at intently each and every time you use your PC, so why not invest in a good one? If cost is your concern, then check out today's top deal for a Hanns-G 27-inch Widscreen LED Monitor for $190 with free shipping (normally $300 - use coupon code [EMCWWWR56]). Ith as VGA, DVI, and HDMI connectivity options, built-in speakers, a native Full HD 1080p resolution, 30,000,000:1 active contrast ratio, and 2ms response time.
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The No. 1 PC maker is also No. 3 in smartphone sales
Life is good for Lenovo. The OEM figured out the secret formula for thriving in a technological landscape that finds itself in a midst of a transitory phase, and as such, it grew its desktop PC shipments last quarter by 1 percent when the industry averaged a 6 percent decline. Laptop sales went up 8 percent, and as for the mobile handset sector, Lenovo is now the world's third largest smartphone vendor.
When it comes to Android, mobile users are mostly living in Samsung's galaxy, with relatively few venturing off with other device makers. Based on the latest data from Localytics, Samsung has a 63 percent share of all Android mobile devices, leaving the competition to fight for the remaining 37 percent. Samsung's closest competitor in the Android space is HTC, which lays claim to just 6.5 percent of the market.