You already know that Nvidia’s Titan X is Kick Ass, but do you know what’s even more bad-ass? Three of them in SLI. With that philosophy in mind, Origin PC sent us its new Genesis rig to review. The box has three of those bad boys, all water-cooled, coupled with a 5960X CPU and 16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM, wrapped up in the company’s own bold full-tower chassis.
First Chromebox to support to Lenovo's Tiny-in-One display
Is there room for Google's Chrome OS in the mini PC market? Lenovo aims to find out by launching its ThinkCentre Chromebox, a system purposely designed for education and small business users looking to live high in the cloud. For those users, the ThinkCentre Chrombox offers a compact and relatively affordable system that's ready to rock in Google's ecosystem.
It took some time before Android tablets hit their stride. In the beginning, they were expensive, as manufacturers tried to compete with Apple's iPad on price, which negated one of the primary benefits of Android -- it's an open source platform and products should be cheaper than their proprietary counterparts. It took Amazon's Kindle Fire (now just Fire) line to drive the point home, though it was Google's Nexus 7 that finally got things right. Fast forward to today and Google's Nexus 7 is sadly discontinued.
The last Predator product I remember seeing from Acer was the Predator AG3 Series desktop, a configurable machine that entered the U.S. market a couple of years ago with a starting price of $1,000. I don't think the line gained much traction, though Acer isn't giving up on the brand. Instead, Acer's getting ready to release several Predator brand products, including a laptop, desktop, monitor, and even a tablet.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in January, Lenovo introduced the U31 laptop, a 13-incher the Chinese company said it did not plan to bring to the North American market. A recent filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), however, seems to suggest otherwise.
Not that long ago, the distinction of being the biggest Chromebook belonged to the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook (14-inch), but that changed earlier this year when Acer introduced its 15.6-inch Chromebook 15 at CES. Acer now plans to outdo itself by launching the cheapest 15-inch Chrome OS-running machine on the market.
A few weeks back, some sites chanced upon Project Composer, an Evernote-esque note-taking tool Dropbox was testing silently. Curious as to what the fuss was all about, many flocked to the limited-access service, only to be turned away at the gates. While entry is still restricted, you can at least request an invite now.
It may only have been a few months since the first Broadwell CPUs (finally) hit the market, but Intel is already looking set to move on from the Haswell's troubled 14nm die shrink. Media reports in February suggested that the chip maker could showcase its 6th generation Skylake-S desktop chips at its IDF conference in August, a little later than previously expected. A Chinese website believes it knows which SKUs await us.
Thermaltake today debuted a full range of radiators that it claims are all designed for the most demanding and hardcore enthusiasts around. Not to be confused with your run-of-the-mill radiator, Thermaltake's new Pacific RL (over 50mm thickness) and R Series (under 50mm thickness) radiators are designed from high-quality German aerospace-grade materials and constructed with zinc to prevent corrosion, the company says.
Microsoft's cloud revenue more than doubled yet again
If it appears that Microsoft has its head in the cloud these days, it's because it does, and that's where it will likely stay for a long time to come. There's little incentive for Microsoft to change course at this point, as its commercial cloud revenue just grew 106 percent to $2.76 billion during the company's third quarter of fiscal 2015. It's the seventh quarter in a row that its commercial cloud revenue has doubled up.