A 4K gaming laptop and the Aorus X7 gaming notebook
With 4K monitors on the shelves, it is only a matter of time before 4K laptops start to reach into the wallets of tech enthusiasts. Maximum PC’s Jimmy Thang got to see an Alienware18-inch laptop running in 4K during his Intel booth tour at Pax East.
Do you know what's better than 80 Plus Bronze? 80 Plus Silver! And you can probably guess what's better than that -- 80 Plus Gold. But did you know there's another tier? Even better than 80 Plus Gold certification is 80 Plus Platinum, which is what's bestowed upon today's top deal, a Seasonic SS-760XP2 760W Power Supply for $100 with free shipping (normally $155 - use coupon code: [EXLEMC2254]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). As if you needed any more incentive to pick up a name brand, 80 Plus Platinum PSU for a Benny (or less after MIR), this thing is also fully modular. The only other way you're getting a deal this good is when things fall off a truck!
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Closing up shop in Costa Rica is Intel's latest attempt to cut costs
Intel, the world's largest supplier of semiconductors, is in the process of shutting down an assembly and test plant in Costa Rica as part of continued efforts to slash costs across the board. Closing the plant will result in around 1,500 layoffs, as well as take away one of Costa Rica's major exports. Intel issued a statement saying the closure is completely unrelated to the election of the new Costa Rica government.
AMD unveils dual-GPU card, Nvidia drivers take on Mantle, and whispers of Haswell-E
The No BS Podcast is back for episode #221! In this jam-packed episode, we begin by saluting long time podcast host and Senior Editor Josh Norem goodbye, as he will be leaving the magazine to focus on his career in pet photography. Josh will be greatly missed, but will continue to write as a freelancer for us.
We then shift gears back to hardware to discuss AMD's blazing fast R9 295X2 card. Afterwards, we put Nvidia's new driver to the test and discuss its incremental boosts in gaming performance. Next, Gordon discusses Intel's roadmap to add four new Haswell chips aimed at enthusiasts including Haswell-E, along with its corresponding X99 chipset.
At the recently concluded Chinese leg of its semiannual Intel Developer Forum, Intel announced the codename of the 22-nm “Bay Trail” Atom chip’s successor. The 14-nm chip, dubbed “Braswell”, will be aimed at low-cost desktops and entry-level notebooks.
If you get tired of Doritos, try mixing things up with a bag of kettle cooked sea salt and vinegar (or substitute cracked pepper for vinegar - both are tasty). Mmmm. This is making us hungry. It's also made us forget the point -- something about chips. Ah well, we're sure it will come back to us. In the meantime, speaking of chips, check out today's top deal for an Intel Core i5 3570K Ivy Bridge Processor for $215 (normally $230 - use coupon code: [EMCPFPG34]). It's not for eating, but it might deliver some tasty overclocks thanks to its unlocked multiplier. At stock, you'll enjoy a quad-core CPU clocked at 3.4GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) with 6MB of L3 cache.
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Investors can be a funny, unpredictable bunch. Sometimes they overreact to small blips in sales estimates -- Apple investors seem to do this every time the company issues a financial report -- and other times they get excited over seemingly nothing. The good news for Intel is that investors are reacting positively to a massive investment in Cloudera, an enterprise data hub powered by Apache Hadoop.
Between the Cheetos and Pizza Pockets and constant supply of tasty snacks to stay fueled up and gaming into the wee hours of the morning, investing in a white-themed PC can be dangerous. That's okay because we like to live dangerously, and always have -- we used to return VHS tapes to the video store without rewinding them. Yeah. Hardcore, right? And we're not afraid to rip off the label on a new mattress. You dig what we're saying? Then you won't be afraid of today's top deal for an Acer S2 White 24-inch Widescreen Monitor for $130 with free shipping (normally $160 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHB44]). This is a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) display with a 5ms response time and white bezel. Thug life, homie.
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We have it on bad authority that the next season of Gold Rush will feature the Hoffman's returning home from the jungle to mine cryptocurrencies. It's going to be an exciting season -- you'll see Todd build his first computer, and when he decides to water cool his rig, hilarity ensues. Parts will fail because he'll insist on buying second-hand from shady sources, and who knows how's going to shove an AGP graphics card into a PCI-E slot! Will you mine more Bitcoin and Litecoin and Whatever coin than the Hoffman next season? If that's your goal -- or you just want a fast gaming card -- then check out today's top deal for an Asus DirectCU II OC Radeon R9 290 Video Card for $471 with free shipping (normally $490 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHE99]). You don't need a trommel to mine virtual coins with this card, nor is a steady supply of diesel fuel required.
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Does your PC putter along like it's on its last legs? Perhaps it's because you're sitting slow on a 5400 RPM hard drive from ancient times. This is what we would call a bottleneck in performance, and to solve that issue, a solid state drive (SSD) is the way to go. Which one should you get? One option that won't require you to refinance your home is today's top deal for a SanDisk Extreme II 120GB SSD for $87 with free shipping (normally $95 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHP25]). This 2.5-inch drive boasts up to 550MB/s read and 340MB/s write speeds, a SATA 6Gbps interface, and low power consumption.
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