It's safe to say that Steve Jobs was wrong about the 7-inch tablet category, which even Apple competes in these days (iPad mini). As times goes on, you can expect to see even more smaller size tablets enter the market place, including the 7-inch Wikipad, which is scheduled to launch in the Spring of 2013. The Wikipad is built on top of an Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC foundation and is essentially a smaller (and less expensive) version of its 10-inch sibling, though it's geared for gaming.
AMD tries to sweeten the pot for potential 7000 series customers.
The previous AMD“Never Settle” bundle was among the best pack in deals we’ve ever seen, and the best just keeps getting better. Today AMD announced they would be sweetening the pot by offering Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite with the purchase of a 7800 series card, or Bioshock Infinite and Crysis 3 if you snap up a card from the 7900 series family. When you stop to consider that AMD and Nvidia offer very similar price to performance ratios, it makes AMD’s offering quite competitive. Nvidia cards still have a slight advantage in the performance per watt category, however if you plan to game with your new GPU (and it’s safe to say that quite a few of you do), then it’s hard to argue with the value being offered here.
Speculation mounts over next-gen console after Sony teases special Playstation event
In the unlikely event that you don’t spend most of the year playing through the titles on Maximum PC’s list of the “most anticipated PC games of 2013” and have some time to spare for other, lesser gaming machines, at least make sure you spend it with a proper eighth-generation console — the “proper” is meant to exclude the Wii U — and not the ones that are about to turn eight. But where are the eighth-generation consoles, you might ask?
Xbox 720 will reportedly pack an eight-core 1.6GHz processor
The first reports about the Xbox 720 (or whatever Microsoft’s next-gen console ends up being called) began appearing as early as 2006, even prompting Microsoft EMEA (European, Middle East, and Africa) vice president Chris Lewis to plead for “a chance to catch a breath” when asked about the Xbox 360’s predecessor during an interview in October that year. Now that Microsoft has had more than enough time to do so, people are growing restless. And when that happens, the rumor mill experiences heightened activity.
Gabe Newell is a hard guy to nail down for an interview, so when the Nerdist Podcast managed to snag an hour of his time, they had our complete attention. Sadly Half Life 3 wasn’t on the agenda, but several questions with regards to the company’s upcoming steam box were answered, including what they have in mind as an input device.
Nvidia's booth tour leaves us jonesing for a SHIELD handheld gaming device.
As busy as the last few days have been, one company that really stood out was Nvidia. The GPU maker came to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) prepared and ready to dazzle with its spin on mobile gaming, and folks, we're officially excited about what's in store for 2013. Join us as we tour the Nvidia booth and take a close up look at Project Shield and the GeForce Grid.
iBuyPower's new Revolt gaming PC ships in February starting at $499.
Boutique system builder iBuyPower introduced its new Revolt PC at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which at a glance looks like the lovechild of an Xbox 360 console and small form factor (SFF) gaming PC. That's not too far off from what it really is. Sporting a "radically new overall design," the Revolt is shaped like a console but is all PC on the inside, from its Intel Core processor foundation to its optional factory overclock.
The folks at Razer thought it would be groovy to blend a tablet, PC, and console into a single device, which was the idea behind Project Fiona introduced in January 2012 at the Consumer Electronics Show. Well, a full year has gone by, and Razer hasn't forgotten about that concept. Instead, Razer announced at this year's CES that Project Fiona is now the Razer Edge, which it intends to put into production and retail distribution in the coming months.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took to the stage at CES 2013 Sunday night, and proved his company is poised to do more than just ship high end GPU’s. The charismatic young CEO announced his intention to take on cloud gaming, showed off his iPad 4-smashing Tegra 4 SoC, and even debuted an Android powered handheld gaming console.
A new 17-inch FangBook gaming laptop is one of three products CyberPower PC has on tap for CES.
It's always a welcome sight to spy boutique system builders hanging around the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Yes, we fully expect a full slate of tablets and gadgets to debut this week, but as far as CyberPower PC is concerned, now is the perfect time to unveil a trio of enthusiast products, including a new notebook, small factor factor (SFF) gaming PC, and a redesigned liquid cooling system (LCS).