The Daily VR-Zone News Summary – 25 April 2011
In today's news roundup:
- Hitachi DeskStar 7K3000 3TB HDD reviewed;
- Commander PC gets benchmarked ;
- Nook Color gets Froyo update and app store;
- Dell readies 10-Inch tablets to fend off the Apple iPad, and
- Nintendo says successor to Wii coming in 2012
Description: Another thing that sets the Lian Li PC-A04 apart from the norm is that it's limited to micro-ATX motherboards. Two or three years ago, this would have been a showstopper, but in recent times there have been some excellent uATX boards hitting the market.
Description: The DeskStar 7K3000 3TB model by Hitachi GST is a real star since not only does it combine excellent single/Raid0 performance with low temperatures and noise levels but it also comes at a bargain price.
Description: The NZXT Sentry LXE is not your standard run-of-the-mill fan controller. Combining the ease of a touchscreen and the flexibility of having an external controller add to its appeal – and not having to bend down under the desk to change a setting is nice.
Description: As we treat the Commander PC as a system, we will take a slightly different approach to it than we normally would when reviewing a video card; instead we'll add some system benchmarks into the mix.
Description: Microstar's latest Hawk video card is here, packing a highly overclocked NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Can its enhanced PCB and cooler fend off the Radeon HD 6950's falling prices?
Consumer Electronics and Software news
Description: Barnes & Noble on Monday announced a major update to its Nook Color tablet that includes access to a new app store and a built-in email system for organizing Web mail accounts.
Description: That's the period during which the company's online Firefox 4 download tracker climbed into the nine-digit territory. The milestone achievement happened in just a little over a month after the software was made available on March 22.
Description: A leaked roadmap suggests Dell has in store two Windows 7 tablets and a 10-inch Android Honeycomb tablet for release later this year, as the company aims to grab tablet market share.
Description: Low Carbon PC aims to take this one step further by putting together eco-friendly systems that use little power but deliver big on performance, while looking rather stylish at the same time.
Description: These earphones are designed for both stereo playback and as a hands free device for cell phones. The in-line remote helps the user control music playback and volume without having to handle one’s cell phone or mp3 player.
Description: Nintendo says the successor to the hit Wii console will arrive next year, but isn't saying anything about what the new system will do.
Description: Sony has yet to determine the full scope of an attack on its PlayStation Network and Qriocity services that has left more than 75 million people without access for more than four days.