The Daily VR-Zone News Summary – 07 January 2011
Description:With the “Fusion” era beginning early 2011, accompanied by the release of Intel’s Sandy Bridge and AMD’s Fusion C-series and E-series, NVIDIA’s response has been anticipated. Both Intel and AMD are moving towards heterogeneous chips, combining CPU and GPU on the same die.
Description:SSDs are now becoming far more common place in our gaming and work machines. The price tag might still be too high for many, but everyone can see the rediculous performance gains that can be made by moving to this flash based storage medium over traditional disks.
Description:We bring you closer to the ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 mainboard. It looks like something from the future – and here’s a chance to get closer to it than ever before.
Description:The Micron C400 SSD has a top sequential read speed of 415MB/s and that is 17 percent higher than the C300′s peak read speed of 355MB/s. The best sequential write speed is the 512GB C400 is 260MB/s, which is slightly more than 20 percent above the best that the 256GB RealSSD C300 can do.
Description:Designed specifically for gaming professionals that prefer the claw grip, the Spawn, on paper is an interesting peripheral. The Spawn comes loaded with a 3500 DPI optical sensor that also includes on-the-fly DPI adjustment, manageable buttons, macro assignment and Japanese Omron micro-switches to further prolong life-span – all in an eye-catching red anodized finish that will certainly draw in eyes.
Description:The Raven 2 Evolution has a more efficient design, it is 24% skinner and 18% shorter than the RV01. The smaller dimensions have also allowed Silverstone to shed 17% of the overall weight. The new changes make for a very interesting computer case that maintains the unorthodox orientation..
Consumer Electronics and Software News
Description:At the Consumer Electronics Show 2011, Korean manufacturer LG will showcase their glasses-free 3D for mobile devices, the new Optimus Black smartphone running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and three elegant laptops – LG P210, LG P420 and LG A520.
Description:The NEC EX231W-BK is compact at only 14.6mm and weights under 10 lbs with the base attached. With such a slim design the NEC EX231W-BK looks great on the desk but makes no compromises when it comes to providing adjustable features like tilt, pivot, swivel and height adjustment.
Description:It is a mega galore of new tablets being announced in CES 2011 and NEC is no exception, showcasing its dual-screen Android tablet, labelled “LT-W”
Description:Research in Motion has revealed plans to release a 4G version of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet this summer on the Sprint Nextel network, according to a new report.
Description:Will HP’s ENVY 14 (Beats Edition) notebook and its accompanying Beats By Dr. Dre headphones be able to bring some justice to the hard work put in by such producers? We put on our surgical gloves and take the ENVY 14 under the knife to find out the answer.
Description:Though there have been tablets running Android on the market since last year, the Motorola Xoom, debuted today at CES in Las Vegas for the very first time, represents the first real Android tablet sanctioned by Google, running an operating system designed explicitly for tablets.
Description:Click, flick, scroll and swipe, Microsoft unveils the new “Touch” mouse at CES 2011 today, introducing gesture-based actions with the mouse on Windows 7.
Description:Electronista has taken a closer look at HTC’s latest Android handsets, the Evo Shift and Inspire 4G. Both devices are not competing among high-end smartphones, though the Inspire 4G offers an improved version of the 1GHz Snapdragon processor common to …
Description: Microsoft’s second annual ‘House Party’ kicks off next month through Xbox Live where once a week for five weeks a new game will be available for download. These include Beyond Good & Evil HD and Torchlight.
Description:Medal of Honor developer Danger Close is working on an “unannounced AAA first person shooter,” according to a pair of job vacancies posted this morning.