We received an interesting set of notebook memory in the mail recently. Kingston claims these HyperX Plug n Play modules will run at DDR3-1866 speed right out the box, so we decided to take them for a quick test drive…
In today's news roundup: Technical specifications of MSI's unreleased N580GTX Lightning Xtreme Edition graphics card, which is expected to debut only at Computex later this month, has been published onto the Internet courtesy of an Italian website; Intel's CEO has claimed that he sees no advantages in licensing ARM's processor architecture for use in the
In today's news roundup: Intel has seemingly thrown in the towel with its Itanium architecture and has started moving out its engineers from the Itanium team to its Xeon departments; ASRock's Fatal1ty P67 Professional motherboard gets reviewed; Kyocera’s dual-touchscreen Echo smartphone is now officially available through Sprint in the U.S; Samsung is reportedly planning to
To round up this week's news: Review of the Kingston HyperX PC3-2133 CL9 memory modules; Foxconn NT-535 has a volume of just 0.6 of a litre, but it can handle HD streaming and playback; Dell has introduced the Inspiron R Series Of Notebooks ; The world's first LTE phone, the HTC Thunderbolt, is now officially available from Verizon;
Dell has had only three Alienware notebooks up for sale for quite some time, but it seems that consumers may be soon able to have a greater variety of choices, thanks to a couple of leaked images. Apparently, hidden in Dell's factories are two more Alienware notebooks in its production line, and they come in
Transcend has announced the SSD18C3 Portable SSD. Measuring 98.7 x 65.7 x 17.45mm and weighing 70g, the compact portable drive features a "vibration-absorbing and slip-resistant" silicone case, One Touch auto-backup button, a MTBF of 1,000,000 hours, and delivers data transfer speeds up to 260Mb/s via its USB 3.0 interface. The SSD18C3 Portable SSD, backed by
In today's news roundup: The 'Wintel' dominance appears to be on extremely shaky ground now that tablets are fast replacing traditional PCs and netbooks as the preferred computing platform; TSMC is reportedly taking action to further ramp up wafer production capabilities at its fabrication plants to meet the growing demand; Sony launches a new premium
Intel has released a new firmware (02M3) for its X18-M, X25-M and X25-V solid state drives (SSD) on 34nm NAND flash. The new firmware fixes slow-boot issues on SATA 6Gb/s controllers, drive hangs when reading S.M.A.R.T. logs, and improves NCQ capability among others. No new firmware for the early 50nm SSDs though; the current version
The ultra-slim WB700 is the latest addition to Samsung’s line of digital cameras, and boasts an 24x zoom power and 16-megapixel CCD sensor. According to the maker, the WB700 can also capture high definition videos as well as still images.
Corsair has announced the addition of the F90 and F180 to its Sandforce-driven Force Series solid state drive line-up. The Force Series provides exceptional performance of up to 285MB/sec and 275MB/sec in sequential read and write respectively, and a 4K random write throughput of up to 50,000 IOPS.
The new Kingston SSDNow V+ 180 is a 1.8″ form factor solid state drive designed for today’s ultra-mobile devices and road warriors. The V+ 180 series is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities and has a sequential read/write speed of 230MB/sec and 180MB/sec respectively.
Is bigger always better? It may apply in most situations, but the new Dell Mini 1018 does seem to discredit that particular saying. So is smaller better in this case? VR-Zone puts Dell’s latest netbook to the test with our surgical skills and analytic brains.
Today, Microsoft unveiled the highly anticipated controller-free gaming, the Xbox 360 Kinect, which will be available in Singapore mid next month. VR-Zone was invited to the launch and had the opportunity to try out some of the games.
Swedish website Sweclockers claim to have to scoop on Radeon HD 6850′s release date and specifications. A series of previous rumours staded that Barts may be branded as Radeon HD 6800 instead of HD 6700 – a rumour that was received with much skepticism. Sweclockers are now reigniting the same rumour by reporting Barts Pro
If the popularity of netbooks are of any indication, it is apparent that the world has embraced the cheap, tiny, and low-power device as a suitable platform to satisfy their on-the-go internet desires. And Dell has introduced yet another such mobile computer to the local market: its new Mini 1018.
Panasonic Asia Pacific held an event at the Marina Bay Sands Convention this morning to present their ‘eco ideas’ declaration and also the company’s vision to become the number one Green Innovation company in the electronics industry by 2018.
While portable storage ensures convenience of storing and carrying your data from places to places, most of them are not sturdy enough. An accidental drop or bump could damage the components within and result in data loss. Well, not if you’re using Transcend’s new portable storage solutions.
AMD has announced some time ago, with immediate availability of 2 new dual core processors. Targeted towards the highly-scalable ASB1 BGA embedded client platform, these processors are at a lovable 18W TDP. Read on to find out more
US-based PC manufacturer MAINGEAR recently unveiled their latest eX-L 18 gaming notebook which claims to be the world’s most powerful. And its not hard to know why. The beast has an 18.4-inch screen that supports 1080p resolution, is equipped with dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs with NVIDIA SLI technology, dual-channel DDR3 memory and Intel® Core 2
Two new drivers surfaced, Nvidia Forceware 190.15 and Nvidia Forceware 186.18. We did our usual tests to find out if there is any improvement in the performance of GTX 280.