Team OCaholic set new PCMark 7 and PCMark Vantage world records during an overclocking event in Glattfelden, Switzerland, and the team did it with a bit of help from Samsung, which provided them with the coolest looking tree we've ever seen. Instead of branches and leaves, Samsung's tree consisted of a dozen SSD 840 Pro 256GB solid state drives (SSDs) and cable connectors tucked almost completely out of sight.
Samsung's foray into phablet territory began with the release of the original Galaxy Note in 2011, a 5.3-inch device with a 1.4GHz or 1.5GHz dual-core processor (depending on territory). That journey into tweener territory continues today with the official launch of the Galaxy Note 3, the biggest and fastest Galaxy Note to date. Samsung also unveiled a new tablet (Galaxy Note 10.1) and smart watch (Galaxy Gear).
Sprint's first Windows Phone 8 smartphone with international roaming
If you head over to Sprint and check out the Windows Phone 8 selection, you'll only find a single device. It's the HTC 8XT with a 4.3-inch display and 800x480. Jonesing for something bigger with a higher res? Samsung's Ativ S Neo will be available on Friday, August 16, for $150 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement, and $50 mail-in-rebate (via reward card).
Wouldn't it be awesome to own a shark with a frickin' laser attached? You bet your backside, it would be! Unfortunately, our pesky lawyers and bean counters won't let us sell such an item, but if it's a laser you want, check out today's top deal for a Xerox Phaser 6010/N Personal Color Laser Printer for $150 with $5 shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code XER080613). This puppy prints up to 15 pages per minute in black and white, and up to 12 pages per minute in color, and is backed by a 12-month Quick Exchange warranty from the manufacturer.
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Apple likes to throw around the term "Retina Display" when talking about products that have a high resolution panel, but nothing in Apple's lineup wields as many pixels asSamsung's Ativ Book 9 Plus Ultrabook. This thing trots onto the scene with a 13.3-inch panel boasting a QHD+ (3200x1800) native resolution, all while offering up 10-point touch support for good measure.
There's no shame in using your motherboard's onboard audio these days, but there's no glory, either. If you already splurged on a high-end speaker set or pair of headphones, why not go the distance with a discrete audio solution? If that's the path you're headed, check out today's top deal for a Creative Sound Blaster Z 5.1 Channel 24-bit PCI Express Sound Card for $90 with free shipping (normally $120). It offers 116dB SNR, a Beamforming microphone, quad-core Sound Core3D audio processor, and other audio goodies.
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Haswell is here, Haswell is here! Now that the dust has settled on Intel's Haswell launch, are you ready to take the plunge? Let us help! Today's top deal is for an Intel Core i5 4570 CPU for $190 with free shipping (normall $200 - use coupon code EMCXNVP46). It's a quad-core chip clocked at 3.2GHz with 6MB of L3 cache.
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The Samsung 840 Pro landed on our Best of the Best list when it was launched in December 2012, and it has remained at the top of the SSD pile ever since, thanks to its blistering speed, impeccable pedigree, and superb software. Shortly after the Pro launched, Samsung debuted a non-Pro drive, named simply “840,” that was designed for those who wanted a less expensive drive with a smaller three-year warranty. This month Samsung is replacing the regular 840 with the 840 Evo, an all-new drive that slots in below the 840 Pro, thanks to its three-year warranty (the Pro’s is five years) and more reasonable pricing.
You're not still clicking away on a crummy membrane-based keyboard, are you? Oh, the horror! Treat your fingers to the kind of bliss that only mechanical key switches deliver. We'll ever help you out by making today's top deal a Razer Blackwideo Ultimate 2013 Black Wired Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $115 with free shippping (normally $130 - use coupon code EMCXNVT82). In addition to mechanical key switches, it offers on-the-fly macro recording, profiles, and individually backlit keys!
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