Online News June 10, 2012

  • [Techreport.com] Acoustic foam quiets Thermaltake Soprano enclosure

    Computex — Thermaltake had a little bit of everything on display at the Computex trade show in Taipei this week. We saw countless headsets and headphones, fully backlit mechanical keyboards with a range of Cherry MX switches and LED colors, and even a mouse bungee. Those are making a…
  • [Anandtech.com] Acer’s Iconia W700 Ivy Bridge Windows 8 Tablet: The Start of Something Big

    My first meeting of Computex wasn’t a meeting at all, rather it was Acer’s press conference a day before the show officially started. In its press conference, Acer introduced a top to bottom lineup of touch enabled Windows 8 devices.

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  • [Techreport.com] BitFenix shows off prodigious Mini-ITX enclosure

    Computex — TR readers seemed pretty enthusiastic when BitFenix announced its Prodigy enclosure a couple of weeks ago (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/22990), so we stopped by the company’s Computex booth to check out the case in person. BitFenix said the response to the Prodigy has been…
  • [Techreport.com] Saturday Shortbread

    *_7 Up_*

    1. Bloomberg: Canadian dollar in weekly gain (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-08/canadian-dollar-depreciates-as-employment-growth-stalls-in-may.html) versus U.S. peer as stocks rise
    2. Mac Rumors: Apple to introduce…

  • [Expreview.com] Enermax Displays its First Liquid-cooled Cooler at Computex

    120mm fan on the radiator In Computex 2012, Enermax has displayed its first all-in-one liquid-cooled cooler, which features higher efficiency and better performance. 240mm fan on the radiator This time Enermax shows off two models which adopts 120mm and 240mm fan, respectively. All-in-one…
  • [Techreport.com] Deal of the week: High-capacity SSD bargains

    Solid-state drives have recently slipped under the $1/gigabyte threshold, and that’s good news for bargain hunters—especially those in the market for high-capacity drives that can accommodate a full slate of games and applications.

    OCZ’s Vertex 3 240GB SSD is looking particularly tempting…

  • [Techreport.com] Noctua explains active noise cancellation tech

    Computex — We probably should have scheduled our Computex meeting with Noctua earlier in the week, before my brain had been turned to mush after five days of wall-to-wall meetings and other events. We visited the company’s booth primarily to see the active noise cancellation technology it’s…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] HTC Banned From Manufacturing Windows 8 Tablets?

    Microsoft has refused to certify HTC as a Windows 8 Tablet OEM, according to sources that spoke to Bloomberg on the condition of anonymity. Windows 8 tablets – both ARM and x86 powered – have been the center of attention at Computex, which wraps up this weekend in Taipei. The sources that spoke to…
  • [Techreport.com] Enermax dips into liquid cooling

    Computex — Perhaps because Intel’s Sandy Bridge-E CPUs ship without heatsinks (and with toasty 130W TDPs), we’ve seen an awful lot of water coolers at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. A number of new players are entering the market, including Enermax, which showed us its ELC-120.
  • [Anandtech.com] Computex 2012: Lian Li Want To Sell You A Train, Or A Case with 26 3.5â?? HDD Slots

    Image: http://images.anandtech.com/doci/5967/1_575px.jpg (http://i4memory.com/show/5967/computex-2012-lian-li-want-to-sell-you-a-train-or-a-case-with-26-35-hdd-slots)

    Visiting the Lian Li booth is always interesting. Last year we saw the TU-200 mini-ITX case aimed at taking a gaming machine…

  • [Techreport.com] Silverstone’s Sugo SG09 packs big punch in small chassis

    Computex — Just about every chassis maker at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, was displaying at least one Mini-ITX enclosure this year. Given the glut, I can be forgiven for mistaking Silverstone’s Sugo SG09 for another one. Also, the SG09 is tiny, with dimensions of 8.7″ x 11.6″…
  • [Guru3d.com] VGA Charts Summer 2012

    So then the Guru3D VGA Charts for Summer 2012 are here. It’s early June and most DX11 graphics cards from both AMD and NVIDIA have been released. Yes it’s about time for another massive update to the charts. Some charts have up-to sixty graphics cards slash combinations embedded. All these cards…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Thunderbolt has P.C Coming-Out Party at Computex

    Wander away from the phalanx of manufactures hawking ultabooks and tabets ready for Windows 8, and you’ll find the other emerging story of Computex – the coming-out party of Intel’s Thunderbolt on P.C hardware. Much like the FireWire port of yore, Thunderbolt – originally known by the code name of…
  • [Techreport.com] Sapphire flexes custom 7-series Radeons

    Computex — Sapphire had a little bit of everything on display at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan this year. The most interesting products we saw belonged to the company’s line of Radeon graphics cards. At the top of the line, the Radeon HD 7970 Vapor-X pairs a new vapor-chamber…
  • [Techreport.com] Friday Shortbread

    *_Eight is Enough_*
    1. AppleInsider: Apple to unveil (http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/06/08/apple_to_unveil_entirely_new_macbook_series_at_wwdc_insiders_say.html) entirely new MacBook series at WWDC, insiders say
    2. Mac Rumors: Apple to introduce third MacBook line with Retina Display…

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