Nvidia paved the way for new gaming laptop releases earlier this week when it introduced its new GeForce GTX 800M Series of mobile GPUs, and sure enough, we've been bombarded with announcements coming in every which direction. One of the companies getting in on the action is Gigabyte, which today announced an array of gaming laptops built with Nvidia's latest 800M GPUs.
The only board in the world with a single LGA 2011 socket
Home networking demands seem to be increasing by the day -- 4K video streaming, anyone? -- which might explain why Gigabyte is launching a single LGA 2011 socket motherboard featuring an integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN controller. It's the worlds first motherboard to sport just one LGA 2011 socket, a move we suppose could help drive the price down while still offering home users 10GbE.
Gigabyte previously announced its J1800-based motherboard, and on Friday broke the news about the J1900N-D3V board, which will be a considerable improvement on the previous model. Sporting a Celeron J1900 chip, it utilizes four cores at 2.0 GHz.
Gigabyte will try to surpass Asus as the No. 1 motherboard player (in terms of shipments)
Top tier motherboard makers Asus and Gigabyte continue to dominate the mobo market just as they did in 2013, but only one can take the top spot. It was a close race between the two last year, and it could be another photo finish this year, with Gigabyte expecting to ship over 5 million motherboards in the first quarter. If so, that could give Gigabyte an early lead over rival Asus.
The Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H offers a lot of features for the price.
The world’s economy may be on the mend but a lot of people still want to justify every cubit spent on technology. For some people, spending $280 for the Asus Z87-Deluxe (reviewed in October) or even $260 for the Intel DZ87KLT-75K may seem exorbitant. Fortunately for you, budget-minded power user, Gigabyte has its GA-Z87X-UD5H board. OK, we’ll admit, $210 isn’t really budget, but you’ll see that it’s a pretty modest price given the board’s features.
Whether you're a fan of pop music, rock, or off-the-beaten path genres as belted out by the likes of Gangstagrass (who just dropped a new album today), it's more fun to listen to music with a pair of earphones while belting out lyrics at an inappropriate volume (your co-workers may disagree). And while it may be tempting to pick up a cheap pair at the checkout line in K-Mart, don't be surprised if your impulse purchase translates into crummy sound and crappy construction. That doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune on a set of ear gear -- check out today's top deal for set of Gigabyte GP-H11 3.5mm Aluminum In-Ear Stereo Headphones for $8 with free shipping (normally $20 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWHF222]). These earphones feature chamber absorbers to enhance bass performance, two different size ear pads, and aluminum construction headsets.
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Rodney Dangerfield was a famous comedian who often lamented he got no respect. What does that have to do with technology? Well, you could consider integrated graphics the Rodney Dangerfield of technology. Integrated graphics have historically been laughably weak for any kind of real gaming, up until Intel announced Iris Pro. You can find Iris Pro graphics in Gigabyte's new Brix Pro system, which we captured on video at CES.
Gigabyte's over-the-top marketing for its newly created Aorus brand is a bit cringe worthy at times (check out the Aorus "About Us" page), but it's introductory X7 laptop is a different story. After you wade through the marketing hype, what you'll find is a slim and light SLI gaming laptop with two Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M GPUs inside. According to Aorus, it's the thinnest and lightest GTX SLI laptop in the world.
Let's be real, backing up data is rather boring. There's nothing particularly glamorous about shuttling files from one location to another, but unless you could wake up the next morning with all your digital files missing and not skip a beat, backing up is an essential habit. It doesn't have to be complicated -- just take a look at today's top deal for a Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Black Desktop Hard Drive for $140 with free shipping (normally $240; use coupon code: [EMCWVVX46]). It offers one-click backups, can automatically save photos from your social networks, and is both capacious (4TB) and fast.
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Scores of eager Litecoin miners are gobbling up all the available AMD Radeon R9 Series graphics cards in hopes of generating a mountain of virtual currency, but don't worry, if it's a high-end graphics card for actual gaming you're after, there are plenty out there. One is the topic of today's top deal -- an MSI Gaming N780 TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 780 for $490 with free shipping (normally $520; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). Using the included app, you can switch between three modes: OC, Gaming, and Silent.
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