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Big Things Come in Small Packages: Sony’s New Vaio Media Center PC’s

Sony Vaio

Sony’s new Vaio Media Center PC’s look a bit like they should be on a runway in Georgio Armani’s Spring 2009 fashion show being held this week.  But there is a difference.  The models hitting the runway just don’t have the performance of the VGX-TP1DQ/B or the VGX-TP1D.

Packed in those round cases are an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to a 500GB hard drive, WiFi and an Nvidia GeForce 8400M GT graphics card for improved picture quality.  With the upgraded Vaio Media Plus software, Sony has expanded the network capabilities as well.  (more…)

  • Published in Desktops on 06/27/08
  • Posted by Susan S.

The Toughbook is One Tough UMPC from Panasonic

The rugged CF-U1 is the first Toughbook tablet PC from Panasonic that runs on an Intel Atom Processor and has a 5.6 inch wide LCD display.

Continuing the ToughBook tradition, CF-U1 is built to be punished. How much punishment you ask? The demonstration during the launch involved dropping it 30 times from a height of 1.2 meters!! Uh,  I don’t think my current notebook would survive even 2 drops. (more…)

The 6 Hottest Touchscreen All-in-One PCs

Is your computer desk too crowded with your computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse and other peripherals? Well, these all-in-one PCs below will help unclutter your desk and allow you to use nothing but your fingers to control what you do with your PC.

  1. Kortek 70″ All-In-One Computer and Touch Screen LCD

    This giant comes with a 3Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1Gb (expandable to 2Gb) of RAM, 128Mb (expandable to 256Mb) graphics, 80Gb (expandable to 160Gb) Hard Drive, DVD-RW drive, Gigabit network and it comes with Windows XP Professional installed. 70″ of touch screen PC goodness, that is also available in sizes of 26, 32, 40, 42, 46, 57 and 82 inches!

  2. HP’s TouchSmart 2

    The TouchSmart 2 comes with a 2.16Ghz Intel Core Duo T5850 processor, 22″ screen, 256Mb nVidia GeForce 9300 M graphics, a 500Gb hard drive, 802.11n wireless network and all this in a package that is just 2.6″ thick!

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Introducing The New and Improved 9800 GTX+ Graphics Card


Possibly in response to AMD’s new HD 4850, NVIDIA has announced their 9800 GTX+ Video Card which will be available in mid-July. This card is a considerable bump over the current 9800 GTX.

Core clock speed increased from 675 MHz to 738 Mhz. The Shader clock increased from 1688 MHz to 1836 MHz. NVIDIA will employ its new 55nm process to make this all possible. This means faster speed using less electricity and creating less heat. (more…)

15 Dazzling Multi Monitor Setups You Wish You Were Viewing This With [Pics]

If you have ever used a computer that had more than one monitor or a computer with a very big monitor attached to it, it’s hard to go back to using just one little monitor.

Now imagine using one of the huge gigantic multi monitor setups below. Going back to even two or three monitors would feel extremely small in comparison.

  1. Uber L33t Quake 3 Pro that Pwns N00bs

    Another creation from the Giga Pixel Lab. Welcome to scary twenty-four monitor Quake 3! The system is driven by 12 Linux servers using Distributed Multihead X and Chromium software. We’re betting that its pretty easy to see the enemy coming in this one.

  2. Fifty 21″ Monitor Display Solution from GigaPixel Labs

    This massive wall of fifty 21″ displays is from the Giga Pixel Lab at Virginia Tech. Each display is touch capable, thus the shiny appearance. 25 Shuttle PCs are used as a cluster to drive this massive display, with a total resolution of 65,536,000 pixels (65.5 Mega Pixels). We’re not entirely sure what anyone would do with such a monster, but it sure is a good way to ask for an increase on your research grant (cough!).

  3. Twelve 30″ Monitors for the Home Office

    Tired of that blank wall in front of your desk? Why not mount twelve 30inch Dell monitors to it, then whenever you’re feeling bored you could surf the web on 4 monitors whilst you use the rest as an aquarium screen saver to relax…

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The Ultra Mobile HP Compaq Presario CQ20

Image Courtesy Aving.net

HP has introduced its newest notebook PC designed for Asia at the HP Connecting Your World conference held in Berlin, Germany. The 12.1-inch Compaq Presario CQ20 is pretty compact and boasts a design that will be ideal for the young, which is in line with Compaq’s market segmentation.

With it’s piano black coating it is similar to the previous Compaq Presario models. Under the hood, you can find the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a built-in webcam, high-performance audio and dual-digital microphone. (more…)

AMD Preparing Netbook Processor to Rival Intel’s Atom?

Along with the aclaimed Intel Atom and Via’s Nano Processors, it seems as though AMD is taking a swing at the UMPC market. The picture below appears to be a leaked AMD slide, describing a new single-core, 64-bit processor.

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1 Terabyte of Storage to Go: The LaCie BigDisk Quadra

LaCie has released a new 1 Terabyte portable hard drive, as if their older 500GB model didn’t offer enough storage. The new BigDisk Quadra actually has two 2.5-inch drives inside one enclosure, yet it is still rather small and weighs just 1.4 pounds. The two drives are configured in a level 0 RAID setup.

The drive supports eSATA, Firewire 800 (it also comes with a Firewire 400 adapter) and USB 2.0 interfaces. It is cross compatible with any PC or Mac.

It has an all aluminum heatsink case that keeps the drives cool without the use of a fan for super quite operation. (more…)

The HP DreamColor Can Display 1 Billion Colors

Most monitors can display millions of colors, but the 24″ widescreen HP DreamColor LP2480zx monitor can display a billion colors (Yes 1,000,000,000). It is a LED backlit display with 30bit imaging capabilities that can display over 64 times as much color as an LCD display. That means drastically better color accuracy, and a much more realistic picture.

The technology behind HP DreamColor was designed in collaboration with DreamWorks SKG. (more…)

The Voodoo Envy 133 Laptop is Just .7 Inches Thin!

The collaboration of Voodoo and HP has finally bear fruit. The new Envy 133 is one of the most beautiful, sleekest laptops on earth.

Personally, I even like it better than the MacBook Air. The design sports a carbon fiber case that weighs just 3.4 pounds and it is only a mere 0.7 inches thin. It is complete with retro futuristic edges. You can customize it by choosing one of 14 Voodoo Allure paint colors and a selection of laser engravings. (more…)