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Subject: General Tech | May 30, 2008 - 06:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While new technology is almost always a good thing, getting rid of old tech is not. The parallel port still has not died, nor the 3.5" floppy or the PS-2 port. There are probably even ISA slot holdouts, I know for a fact that there are still AGP addicts. The newest forced obsolescence is causing a lot of FUD, so to properly understand the new Cable TV standards drop by this thread. It won't help make your grandmother feel better about her old TV no longer receiving a signal, but it can help yo
Subject: Mobile | May 30, 2008 - 03:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Acer's Aspire 6920G is really into multimedia, both making it look good, and making it easy to view. It has a 16" screen, at 1366x768 resolution (aka 16:9) and a 'CineDash' a touch sensitive section of the keyboard to make playing movies easy as well as full 5.1 sound. It is a choice for those looking not for the lightest or the most powerful, but for those wanting to watch a few movies while they are on the go.
Subject: Motherboards | May 30, 2008 - 02:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
For a look at how well ASUS has implemented the 780i chipset, take a look at the ASUS P5N-T which was under review quite a while ago at [H]ard|OCP. The delay occurred thanks to many problems that [H] encountered during testing, which soured their enthusiasm and made the review process significantly longer than normal. You can see where thi
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 30, 2008 - 11:55 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It has been a while since we've heard from S3 Graphics though that doesn't mean they are gone. The Chrome 430 that was announced a while ago is starting to show up on reviewers desks and the first review is at VIA Arena. The stats of the card sound good, a 625MHz engine clock and 256MB of 500MHz GDDR2 and full support for DX10 and PCI Express 2.0. All that for $60 and an extra 143W power draw on your system.
Subject: General Tech | May 30, 2008 - 11:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
bit-tech was shown some interesting little previews by MSI. You can see their planned new X58 chipset based motherboard and the Nehalem that will go into it, all 1366 pins of it. Hard information on this pair of next generation silicon from Intel is still rather rare, but the pictures do tell a lot.
Subject: Storage | May 30, 2008 - 06:00 AM | Ryan Shrout