Online News May 19, 2012

  • [Anandtech.com] OCZ Releases Low Profile Version of Vertex 3

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5841/Vertex3_LP_b.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5841/ocz-releases-low-profile-version-of-vertex-3)

    OCZ has added a low profile version of the Vertex 3 to their SSD portfolio. The drive has a height of 7mm, which is 2.5mm slimmer than most 2.5″ drives…

  • [Hothardware.com] HD Overdrive: Corsair’s Accelerator SSD Cache

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/Corsair-acc-tmb.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Hard-Drive-Overdrive-Corsairs-Accelerator-Series-Reviewed-/)Solid State Drives are a fabulous way to boost a system’s performance, but for all their strong points, they aren’t an easy upgrade for a lot of…
  • [Legitreviews.com] AMD Trinity A10-4600M Laptop APU Review – Piledriver Arrives

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1931/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1931/1/)AMD has been talking about their 2nd-Generation A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), codenamed “Trinity”, for well over a year. This week it shouldn’t come to a surprise to any of…
  • [Techpowerup.com] CM Storm Sonuz Gaming Headset Launched

    The gaming peripherals brand of Cooler Master, CM Storm, announced its latest high-end gaming headset, the CM Storm Sonuz. The Sonuz is an analog stereo headset that takes input from conventional 3.5 mm jacks. The cushioned around-the-ear headphones (inner diameter of 97 mm) are backed by φ 53 mm…
  • [Techpowerup.com] FXI Cottoncandy Faces Real Competition in $74 MK802 ICS PC on Stick

    For those waiting for the $200 FXI Cottoncandy Android-driven PC on stick with no concrete availability in sight, its competitor already took shape. Discovered on trading and B2B portal AliExpress (from Alibaba), the MK802 is an Android 4.0 PC on a stick, which is priced at US $74 a pop ($70 a…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Borderlands 2 Special Editions Detailed

    Borderlands 2 is a big fall release for both 2K Games and Gearbox, timed to hit just when you might be getting sick of grabbing loot from a certain other game. And as a big fall release, it’s getting a few special editions, because of course it is. Today 2K and Gearbox detailed the two special…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Samsung Electronics Presents a New Graphene Device Structure

    Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, the core R&D incubator for Samsung Electronics, has developed a new transistor structure utilizing graphene, touted as the “miracle material.” As published online in the journal Science on Thursday, 17th May, this research is regarded to have brought us one…
  • [VR-Zone.com] Prolimatech Samuel 17 CPU Cooler Review

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    CPU coolers come in all shapes and sizes. For the obvious reasons, here in VR-Zone we usually review cooler capable of delivering very high thermal performance and/or excellent acoustics. Today however we will have a…

  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Turtle Beach Rolls Out Expanded Lineup of Gaming Headsets

    Turtle Beach, pioneers and market-leaders of the gaming headset category, proudly announce its expanded lineup of premium quality headsets, all of which are now available online and at major retailers. Following the success of the XP500 – the world’s first gaming headset with full wireless Xbox…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Cooler Master Intros Hyper 412 Slim CPU Cooler and Three New Thermal Compounds

    Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer updates its Hyper 412S cooler with two slim fans. This significantly increases performance and allows usage of memory on both sides, while keeping the advantages of the previous model. The Hyper 412…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Microsoft Announces Return of PC and Xbox 360 Offer for Students

    Microsoft Corp. today announced the return of its successful student offer that allows students buying a qualifying Windows 7-based PC to also get a free Xbox 360 4GB console. The offer is available for current students while supplies last, starting May 20 at participating retailers in the U.S.; a…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) WD Appoints Kensuke Oka And Masahiro Yamamura To Its Board Of Directors

    Western Digital Corp. today announced that it has appointed Kensuke Oka and Masahiro Yamamura to its board of directors, effective May 17, 2012. Mr. Oka is president and CEO of Hitachi America, Ltd., and Mr. Yamamura is corporate officer, general manager of the Semiconductor Business Division of…
  • [Overclock3D.net] Microlab Solo 7C Review

    Time to go back to basics to show why you dont always need a 7.1 THX Dolby this super that speaker set up to enjoy some quality audio!

    More… (http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/audio/microlab_solo_7c_review/1)

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Intel Sets Green Agenda, A Huge Boon For Canada?

    Intel released a corporate responsibility report, and its environmental goals for the next decade Thursday morning. Among the improvements the company is aiming for by 2013, according to the report, is a “conflict-free CPU”: a chip free of rare-earth metals that are most commonly mined for in…
  • [Anandtech.com] Eurocom Monster 1.0: Clevo’s Little Monster

    When Alienware announced the Ivy Bridge refresh for its gaming notebook lineup, one model was conspicuously absent. Word filtered out that the smallest member of the range, the 11.6” M11x, would not be refreshed and that Dell was preparing to discontinue the line. For ultramobile gamers, the…

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