Samsung today revealed a pair of all-in-one PCs, the U250 and U200, both of which will take advantage of Windows 7 by featuring multi-touchscreen displays.
Details are a little slim at the moment, but according to one source, the U200 will come with a 20-inch display with a 1600x900 resolution, Intel Pentium T440 dual-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, and Nvidia GeForce G310M graphics with 512MB of dedicated video memory, which should be enough for some light gaming.
The U250 stretches the screen real estate to 23 inches with full HD support (1920x1080). It will also come with an Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor, 500GB of storage, and the same GeForce G310M graphics as the U200.
Do you find yourself utterly unimpressed with Apple's iPad, yet intrigued by the prospect of handheld tablets? Perhaps HP's Slate is everything you hoped the iPad would ultimately be, but isn't. That appears to be the message HP is trying to send with its latest video and blog post showcasing their upcoming tablet.
"Think about the last time you chatted with friends over Skype on your notebook," HP writes. "Or uploaded a picture from your mobile phone to Facebook or Flickr. How about the last time you viewed images or video from an SD card or a USB device. We know that you expect to be able to capture and share digital content on your mobile devices. And the HP slate device excels there."
HP went on to say that they're putting a lot of thought into the Slate's design so that the end product delivers an optimal mobile experience, and from the short 30-second video, it appears they're well on track. Powered by Windows 7 and equipped with a built-in camera, HP's video shows the Slate recording video, taking a conference call in Skype, swallowing a 16GB memory card into its side, and even streaming content to a big screen TV. And Flash? It does that too.
Still no word on price or release date, but we're hoping for 'competitive' and 'soon.'
Could this really be the iPad killer HP is hoping for? Hit the jump and post your impressions.
Dell's Latitude E6410 and E6510 laptops first showed up in the UK at the end of March, and now both models are available for purchase here in the States.
Pricing starts at $1,014 for the E6410, which sports a 14.1-inch LED display, Core i5 520M processor (2.4GHz, 3MB cache), 1GB of DDR3-1066 memory, 160GB hard drive, integrated Intel graphics, 802.a/g/n Wi-Fi, Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit, and a 6-cell battery. For $1,750, you can step up to a Core i7 620M processor (2.66GHz, 4MB cache), 4GB of DDR3 memory, 250GB hard drive spinning at 7200RPM, Nvidia NVS 3100M graphics, and Windows 7 Professional.
For a few bucks more, the 15.6-inch E6510 starts out at $1,064 and includes same specs as above. Most of the same upgrades are available, but unlike the E6410, the E6510 also includes options for an Intel Core i7 720QM (1.6Ghz, 6MB cache) or 820QM (1.73GHz, 8MB cache).
While nothing is written in stone just yet, Dell will likely try its hand at the printing and imaging services market, a company executive said earlier this week.
"We're already doing a lot of managed seats, and offering [managed print services] would be a natural evolution," said Donald Heath, senior product manager in Dell's printing and imaging division."
Dell has already begun laying the framework by releasing enterprise printer hardware, and more recently, the OEM stuck its hand into the managed-services arena for large enterprises when it acquired Perot Systems for about $3.9 billion in cash. Perot Systems has since been integrated into a new unit called Dell Services.
Should Dell go through with its plan, the company will go up against Xerox and Hewlett-Packard, the current top dogs in the managed-print services market. Even so, there aren't a lot of players in what's considered a lucrative arena.
OCZ may have gotten caught up in glitz and glamor of owning a boutique system building business. After all, all the cool kids were doing it, including Dell (Alienware) and HP (Voodoo). Or maybe it was a case of wanting to run with the big dogs. Either way, less than three years after acquiring Hypersonic PC, OCZ has had its fill and is ready to move on.
As we inch closer to Friday's supposed Fermi release date, new spy shots were bound to emerge. We still don't know clock speeds, performance, or price, but damn this thing is shiny! If you're as easily distracted by sexy silicon as we are, hit the jump to check out the pictures posted by Chinese rumor site Experview.
The heat sync on this design is pretty elaborate, but then again, given the heat it has to dissipate, we expected as much. The rumor mill is suggesting that the GTX 470 will offer performance better or on par with the Radeon 5850, while the GTX 480 will offer a 5-10% jump over the 5870. Of course these are all still just rumors, and only time and testing will tell the true story. Stay tuned to Max PC for the latest on the Fermi launch.
Anyone out there still think Nvidia will pull a rabbit out of the hat?
Boutique system builders have been all over Intel's Core i7 980X Extreme Edition chip ever since it officially launched, and that includes iBuyPower, who just announced four new "high overclockable" Paladin systems rocking the 6-core part.
"Gamers looking to get the most out of their new six core systems can take advantage of the iBuyPower Labs' Power Drive Overclocking Service, which overclocks th CPU by as much as 30 percent and comes standard on the Paladin XLC V3," iBuyPower said in a statement. "Other innovative iBuyPower exclusive products and services include the Harmony Sound Reduction System, the Internal USB Expansion System, and iBuyPower's Specialized Advanced packaging System with Expanding foam inserts to prevent damage during shipping."
Surprisingly affordable, pricing on the refreshed Paladins starts at $2,159 (Paladin F890), which is the lowest we've seen for a system that includes Intel's 6-core chip. Other baseline specs include Cooler Master's HAF 922 chassis, Asetek self-contained liquid cooler, 6GB of DDR3-1333, ATI Radeon 5830, Asus P6T motherboard, 1TB hard drive, 22X DVD burner, Windows Home 7 Premium, and a 700W power supply. For a couple hundred bucks, you could upgrade to an HD 5870 videocard and end up with a pretty monstrous system for under $2,500.
Even as early as this morning, industry sources were quoting March 22 as the release date for Acer's revamped Timeline notebooks. Coming in ahead of schedule, however, Acer today officially unveiled its Aspire TimelineX 1830T thin and light laptop, as well as a handful of other models.
Built around Intel's Calpella platform, the TimelineX 1830T sports an 11.6-inch display and weighs 3 pounds. Acer didn't get too specific with the processor, saying only that it feature an Intel Core 2 Solo chip, but reports suggest it will come outfitted with Intel's Core i5 520UM CPU clocked at 1.06GHz.
Other accouterments include Wi-Fi, a pair of memory card slots, HDMI port, optical audio, three USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth 2.1, and up to 8-hours of run time on the 9-cell battery (a step up from the 6-cell battery found on previous Timeline models).
Other specs are so far unknown, including RAM and hard drive capacity. So too is the price.
Another day, another Core i7 980X Extreme Edition processor announcement, this time coming from Maingear. The boutique system vendor says it has updated its Shift "everyday supercomputer" with Intel's flagship part, along with a few other upgrades.
"Our all new 2010 Shift is taking the pole position in the high performance consumer desktop market," said Wallace Santos, CEO and Founder of Maingear. "By intelligently integrating best-of-breed hardware and supporting it with top-tier, in-house technical support by the same guys who built your system, we're delivering the best PC experience money can buy."
To equip the Shift with Intel's 6-core part, pricing starts out at $3,290 and includes an Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard, 6GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 memory, 750GB hard drive, Radeon HD5770 graphics card, DVD burner, 750W power supply, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a few other bullet points. Where you go from there is up to you, and your bank account.
Digital Storm becomes the latest boutique OEM to dance with Intel's 6-core Core i7 980X Extreme Edition processor. It's available in the company's high-end Black|OPS machine, which starts off at $5,642.
"The introduction of a six-core processor hyper threading capabilities is a momentous occasion for gaming enthusiasts," remarked Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm's Director of Product Development. "With our TwisterBoost overclocking package, we can overclock the i7-980X to a record breaking 4.4GHz. The results we've recorded on our test bench have been nothing short of astounding. I can honestly say that our Black OPS machines with this new CPU resulted in the most impressive gaming experience I've ever had."
So what else do you get for that kind of hefty investment? The other baseline specs include a 500GB hard drive with 16MB of cache, DVD burner, a pair of HD 5970 videocards, 6GB of DDR3-1600MHz RAM, EVGA X58 Classified motherboard, a 1200W PSU, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Kind of a quirky mix, though you're free to custom tailor the parts, assuming you have the wallet to accommodate and a penchant for buying pre-built.