MSI Gearing Up For Large Computex Release

Subject: General Tech, Systems, Mobile, Shows and Expos | May 12, 2011 - 05:00 PM |
Tagged: tablet, notebook, msi, computex

VR-Zone reports that MSI is gearing up for a large Computex showing, and will unveil 5 new mobile products to it's existing platforms. 

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Among the rumored launches are two tablets and three notebooks.  On the tablet side of things, both a Tegra 2 and AMD Brazos powered tablet are in the works.  The WindPad 100A will be powered by a Tegra 2 SoC and will run Android 2.3 in lieu of Honeycomb due to rumored hardware compatibilities.  The AMD Brazos platform brings AMD's fusion processor and graphics to the mobile space.  The WindPad 110W, the follow up to the Intel Atom powered 100W, will utilize the Brazos SoC running Windows 7.

As far as notebooks, the gaming lineup, C series, and X series will all see a refresh.  The GT683 will be a 15" gaming notebook.  The CX480 will update the C series with a rumored 14" form factor.  Finally, MSI's thin and light notebook lineup will receive the X460.

VR-Zone further states that "MSI is also said to be losing interest in netbooks due to declining demand and is refocusing on its notebook products as the company is expecting a 10 to 15 percent growth in notebook shipments this year, not taking tablets into account."

Source: VR-Zone

VIA's new QuadCore processor proves low power and high performance are still cool

Subject: Processors, Shows and Expos | May 12, 2011 - 12:22 PM |
Tagged: VIA, Nano, quadcore, quad, centaur

VIA has been sitting pretty in a very specific peice of the computer market for quite a while now and is now being crowded by AMD and Intel working their way down to the low power market from their usual energy gobbling silicon and ARM sneaking up its performance from its traditional extremely low power consumption market.   That competition has spurred VIA to develop first the dual core Nano X2 and now the QuadCore which is a pair of X2's on a single package using what was described to The Tech Report as a "side channel" of wiring between them.  Still on 40nm it doesn't represent a completely new design for VIA, more a refinement of what they already produce.  Check out their coverage as well as the write up Josh has finished here.

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"Early this year, Via introduced its Nano X2 processor, a dual-core implementation of its Isaiah architecture built on TSMC's 40-nm chip fabrication process. Today, Via is announcing a new product, the QuadCore processor, that combines a pair of Nano X2 chips on a single package to deliver a low-cost, low-power CPU whose position in the market is fairly distinctive.

We visited Via-Centaur's Austin, Texas offices yesterday, where we chatted with Centaur Chief Architect Glenn Henry and Via marketing head Richard Brown. We came away with some fresh details on the QuadCore processor and a better sense of Via's future plans as an intriguing third-place supplier of x86-compatible PC processors."

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Running around CES 2011

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 12, 2011 - 11:29 AM |
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The Tech Report is catching up on their writing after beating feet around Las Vegas to meet with as many vendors and manufacturers as possible.  At the ASUS booth they saw several tablets and a Xonar soundcard squeezed into a thumb drive like form factor, various SandyBridge motherboards from EVGA, Gigabyte

Using CES 2011 to pick this coming years tech successes

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 11, 2011 - 11:39 AM |
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The Inquirer is attempting a little prognostication this morning, trying to extrapolate a current state of the electronic industry from what they observed at CES 2011.  Some of their predictions come from the lack of surprises at CES 2011, no earth shattering announcements were made most simply reiterated products that have already been reviewed or at least discussed in depth previous to the show.  They felt Microsoft missed the point, while Google's Android ran rin

Source: The Inquirer

CES 2011: MSI's Master Overclocking Event; Operation Las Vegas

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 10, 2011 - 03:51 PM |
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In a Go Kart facility just off to the side of a major casino in Las Vegas there were speed records being broken that had nothing to do with lap times.  MSI's latest Master Overclocking Event was taking place, the latest in a world wide series of overclocking events designed to eliminate all but the absolute best of the global overclocking community.

Source: MSI

CSE 2011 was about more than PC hardware

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 10, 2011 - 12:52 PM |
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MAKE:Blog hit CES 2011 with a different target from the coverage you have been seeing here at PC Perspective.  Instead of making a beeline for the various PC hardware vendors and mobile platform resellers, they walked through Vegas with an eye out for things the DIYer would want.  From companies that sell a wide variety of measuring devices through the newest in inductive-coupled charging to some interesting new input devices, you can get a look at some of the less covered exhibits at CES 2011.

"This year, MAKE/O'Reilly author Damien Stolarz (iPhone Hacks, Car PC Hacks) agreed to be our eyes and ears on the ground at CES, scoping out hardware at the show that he thought would be of interest to makers. Here's his second installment, a tour of North Hall and the International Pavilion."

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Source: MAKE: Blog

More CES 2011 coverage than you can shake a stick at

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 7, 2011 - 10:13 PM |
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Along with the coverage you have been getting from PC Perspective, there are many other sites here at CES 2011.  This is a rather good thing as there are so many vendors and manufacturers represented here that there is no way that the PC Perspective team could visit them all ... though we've tried.

The Tech Report had a chance to meet with EVGA, who were showing off a nVIDIA card that can only be described as "a dual-GPU, SLI-on-a-stick video card".  Drop by for a look at this monster card.

CES 2011: Gigabyte's killer new line up

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 6, 2011 - 03:34 AM |
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Gigabyte has declared war with their new G1-Killer lineup, featuring three motherboards.  At the top of the lineup is the Assassin, an Intel X58 + ICH10R board.

 


Click on the picture for a better version of the Gigabyte Assassin.

CES 2011: MSI Surges into 2011 with Complete Lineup of Intel Sandy Bridge and Huron River Notebooks

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 5, 2011 - 02:59 AM |
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MSI 2011 NOTEBOOKS: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

The G Series – World’s Fastest Gaming Notebooks

The MSI R&D team worked hand in hand with world-class gamers to develop the new G Series that truly exceeds gamers’ needs. The new, powerful GT780, GT680, GE620 and GR620 notebooks will all come packed with the much anticipated second generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad core processor, and USB 3.0 ports that enable lightening fast transfer speeds and connections with external hard drives or handheld electronics.

Source: MSI

CES 2011: ASUS Tablet Computers Unveiled

Subject: Shows and Expos | January 5, 2011 - 02:21 AM |
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Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, NA (January 4, 2011) - ASUS today announced four new tablet computers designed for a wide range of users and applications - The Eee Pad Slider, Eee Pad Transformer, Eee Pad MeMO and Eee Slate EP121. The new models are available with three screen sizes, and a choice of either Windows 7 Home Premium or Google Android operating systems for the ultimate in mobile flexibility and productivity.

Choice is essential when selecting innovative and technologically advanced personal computer devices.

Source: ASUS

Intel AppUp and MeeGo news at Intel Developer Forum

Subject: Shows and Expos | September 14, 2010 - 06:18 PM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept.

What happens in Texas ends up on our front page

Subject: Shows and Expos | August 16, 2010 - 03:07 PM |
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QuakeCon 2010 has ended, which means it is time to see just what PC Perspective was up to in Austin, Texas.  The big news was the Hardware Workshop in which about $25,000 worth of hardware and other goodies were given out to attendees of the con and you can see a video of what took place.  Some of the prizes required skill and ingenuity
to win.  There was more than just the giveaway taking place and there are plenty of pictures for you to perus

What does it take to win a graphics card from PC Perspective at QuakeCon?

Subject: Shows and Expos | August 14, 2010 - 04:53 PM |
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Well, a handstand certainly worked for this fellow.

Keep your eyes open here for more craziness from QuakeCon!

GLOBALFOUNDRIES To Host Inaugural Global Technology Conference

Subject: Shows and Expos | July 21, 2010 - 12:36 PM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. – July 21, 2010 – GLOBALFOUNDRIES today announced plans for the first annual Global Technology Conference (GTC) to be held Wednesday, September 1 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. GTC 2010 will be a daylong event featuring presentations from design and technology leaders in the semiconductor industry.

Computex: ECS shows new motherboards, all-in-one PCs

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 8, 2010 - 11:39 AM |
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ECS is getting back in the saddle not only with new motherboards but also a move into the world of all-in-one computers to go against the likes of Zotac and even ASUS.  Let's check out the newest motherboard options in the ECS Black Series line up first.


Computex: Weekend wrap-up

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 7, 2010 - 02:23 PM |
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Computex is a wrap but there is still more chances to see the tech that was on display as reviewers catch up with the volume of news that this show always creates.  The Tech Report has been very busy looking at

Computex: The tech just keeps on coming

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 3, 2010 - 12:09 PM |
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The Tech Report has updated their coverage of the the annual tradeshow that attempts to overload every single tech site on the web.  From seeing AVP on AMD's APU to mobile devices from companies like Microsoft and Gigabyte they are keeping busy.  They had a peek at Intel's coming Oak Trail platform an

Computex: AMD booth tour with some serious Eyefinity action

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 3, 2010 - 02:01 AM |
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While we have already had some interesting news come out of AMD this week, we couldn't leave without stopping by the AMD booth to see what they had on display.  While we of course see the normal wall of motherboards and wall of graphics cards, demos of Opteron processors and some of the new Vision-based notebooks, the killer spots were two sets of 5 portrait Samsung displays running HUGE Eyefinity configurations.  Be sure to check out the video below!

Computex: Streaming HD wirelessly from your PC

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 2, 2010 - 12:23 PM |
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Not to be confused with the Intel Wireless Display that Jon christened WiDi, Galaxy is showing off their solution to streaming HD video without wires.  [H]ard|OCP stopped by the Galaxy booth and were shown a WHDI solution, or Wireless Home Digital Interface which is a joint venture from such companies as Hitachi, Motorola, Samsung, Shard, Sony, and LG Electronics.  Unfortunately [H] cannot report on which Galaxy cards will have WHDI capability but they assure you that WHDI has no problems streaming Bluray quality video to a TV even t

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Computex: MSI Big Bang-XPower Mainboard Captures Major Attention and Redefines New Standards

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 1, 2010 - 02:31 PM |
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COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2010 - MSI demonstrated a sustained dedication to the mainboard market by laying out a comprehensive blueprint of the key products for the second-half of 2010.

Big Bang-XPower - Unlock Your Ultimate Gaming Weapon

Source: MSI