It's the year 2500 and, despite several near misses with asteroids and potentially apocalyptic plagues, mankind has survived. So have PCs, though analysts are still predicting their demise. In a museum situated downtown, a group of kids stare in wonder at 2000-era electronics. They giggle at how big everything is, particularly mini ITX motherboards, which they're told used to power what previous generations considered small form factor machines. Now travel back in time to 2014 and thumb your nose at the little brats who laughed at today's technology. The joke is on them, because we lied about near misses -- life on Earth ends after an asteroid the size of Texas barrels into our planet in the year 2317, you can mark your calendars. But we digress. That mini ITX board on display had it not been for that asteroid? It's the topic of today's top deal -- a Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Motherboard for $106 with free shipping (normally $118 - use coupon code: [EMCPAPE44]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It's built around Intel's H97 chipset, has built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi support, boasts half a dozen SATA 6Gbps ports, and measures a mere 6.7 inches by 6.7 inches.
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In a week where a lot of product announcements have been made so far, Dell is not a company to be left out of the loop. To that end, Dell has announced an assortment of new products for its Latitude Laptops, Chromebox, and OptiPlex Micro lineups along with a 5K monitor.
Just bought a 4K panel? Well guess what, it's obsolete already.
Yes, Dell's new UP2715K packs in an astounding 5120x2880 pixels into a 27-inch Crystal Clear panel. That's roughly 14.7 megapixels, versus the measly 8.3 megapixels of your 4K panel. Yes, 70 percent more pixels. Can you even run this over DisplayPort? Of course not. To push this many pixels, you need to use not one, but two DisplayPort 1.2 ports. For this demo, Dell had the monitor running off of a Quadro K5000 card.
Earlier this month, LG had unveiled a similar offering
The Alienware Area-51 gaming PC is not the only product that Dell will try and woo gamers with during the upcoming holiday season. The PC vendor is also readying its first curved monitor. Announced alongside the Haswell-E powered Area-51, the Dell UltraSharp U3415W is a 34-inch curved display that will be available in China in November and the rest of the world in December.
New Triad chassis is the most outré thing to come out of Alienware’s stable in recent times
Alienware is bringing back its Area-51 desktop PC and it’s nothing like the previous iterations, having received a pretty radical makeover. The 2014 edition Area-51 gaming rig is what can best be described as the love child of a hexagon and a triangle. Perhaps that is why the company has chosen to call the new hexagonal chassis the “Triad.”
Your friend's birthday is coming up and you're stumped on a gift idea. What you know is that he owns every Incredible Hulk comic ever made, he's a Boston Celtics fan, and he loves spinach. Apparently the dude is really into green things, so he's a natural fit for today's top deal (and so are folks who simply need more storage) -- a Western Digital Green 4TB IntelliPower Internal Hard Drive for $140 with free shipping (normally $155 - use coupon code: [EMCPBHB32]). It's not actually green in color, but it is in power management, plus it runs cool and quiet. The drive also boasts 64MB of cache and a SATA 6Gbps interface.
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One of the worst sounds in the world is that of a grinding hard drive. Once you hear that noise, failure is imminent, it's just a matter of time. Of course, you can turn lemons into lemonade by using a dying hard drive as a valid excuse to upgrade to a speedy solid state drive. If that's your plan, check out today's top deal for a Crucial M550 2.5-inch 512GB SSD for $240 with free shipping.
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It's said the eyes are the windows to your soul. Computers don't have eyes, but they do have monitors, which are the eyes to their souls, or at least to what you're trying to manipulate them to do. Since you'll be gazing into your PC's monitor every time you use it, why short change yourself on a crappy panel? There are better options, including today's top deal for a Dell S2340M 23-inch LCD Monitor for $120 with free shipping (normally $160 - use coupon code: [EMCPBWH22]). It has an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, Full HD 1080p resolution, and is virtually borderless.
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In an alternate reality, Dell is launching its Alienware Alpha PC game console as its official Steam Machine. In this world, however, Valve threw a wrench into every OEM's plans by delaying the launch of its Steam Machine platform until next year, as it wanted more time to tweak its Steam Controller. Fair enough, though not all system builders are willing to put their PC console plans on hold. Enter Alienware, which today announced it's taking pre-orders for its Alpha console.
Alienware’s M11x gaming laptop launched to mostly favorable reviews in 2010 (we gave it a stellar 9/10) and even managed to amass a small, cult-like following before it got phased out in 2012. Since then the company has ignored entreaties for the 11-inch notebook’s revival, sticking with larger notebooks instead. That does not mean there is no room for a smaller and lighter laptop in Alienware’s portfolio.