Online News September 25, 2012

  • [Techpowerup.com] Toshiba Outs New Hybrid Hard Drives

    Toshiba announced the new MQ01ABD series hybrid hard drives for notebooks. Built in the 2.5-inch 9.5 mm-thick form-factor, the drives embed a dual-platter hard drive with 8 GB of SLC NAND flash memory, and 32 MB cache for the hard drive component. The hard drive component has a maximum spindle…
  • [Techreport.com] Samsung 840 Series SSDs debut with 21-nm NAND

    Samsung’s 830 Series (http://techreport.com/review/22401/samsung-830-series-solid-state-drive/1) is currently our favorite SSD. It’s well-priced, has relatively low power consumption, and offers the most well-rounded performance of any solid-state drive we’ve tested. The drive’s successor, the…
  • [Techreport.com] Monday Shortbread

    *_The Pick 6_*
    1. Fudzilla: Intel changes (http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/28859-intel-changes-its-next-gen-introduction-strategy) its next-gen introduction strategy
    and XFX declares war (http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/28860-xfx-declares-war-to-a-green-plane) on a green plane
    2. Reuters:…
  • [Overclock3D.net] Powercolor 7990 Devil 13 Preview

    We couldn’t wait for the full review, we just had to share what has just landed in the office.

    More… (http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/gpu_displays/powercolor_7990_devil_13_preview/1)

  • [Expreview.com] MSI Preps Thunderbolt Motherboard Z77A-G45

    Intel’s Thunderbolt interface has almost been the standard of the current high-end Z77 motherboard, MSI Z77A-GD80 mobo got the first exposure, and our tested Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH and Z77X-UP5 TH even have two Thunderbolt ports, ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thuderbolt also packs the high-speed port, lately…
  • [Techreport.com] Nvidia sees bright future for cloud gaming

    Image: http://techreport.com/r.x/2012q3/geforce-grid-feat.jpg

    OnLive’s recent troubles (http://techreport.com/news/23437/updated-entire-onlive-staff-laid-off) might make one dubious about the future of cloud-based gaming services. Nvidia’s Phil Eisler has a more positive outlook, as one might…

  • [Techreport.com] Intel smartphones don’t have LTE support—yet

    We’ve already seen a few smartphones adopt Intel’s new Medfield Atom chips. Motorola’s new Razr i (http://techreport.com/news/23591/latest-motorola-razr-phone-has-intel-inside) is the latest one, and it looks pretty slick—a lot like Motorola’s own Razr M, in fact. There’s just one catch: none…
  • [Techreport.com] Toshiba touts slim USB 3.0 external hard drive

    There’s nothing trendier—or faster—than an external SSD or USB 3.0 thumb drive for lugging data around. Mechanical drives are still the kings of capacity per dollar, though, and they don’t have to be all that much bulkier than their flash-based brethren. Case in point: Toshiba’s freshly…
  • [Hothardware.com] iPhone 5 Review: Apple’s Best iPhone Yet

    Image: http://hothardware.com/thumbnail/safari_thmb.jpg (http://hothardware.com/Reviews/iPhone-5-Review/)The iPhone 5 is available, but only for those who pre-ordered right away on September 14th and were willing to stand in line at an Apple Store or pay big bucks on an auction site. For the…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD FX "Vishera" Processor Pricing Revealed

    AMD’s upcoming second-generation FX “Vishera” multi-core CPUs are likely to appeal to a variety of budget-conscious buyers, if a price-list leaked from US retailer BLT is accurate. The list includes pricing of the first four models AMD will launch some time in October, including the flagship…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Icy Dock Also Announces MB154SP-B 4-in-3 Hot-Swap Backplane Cage

    Introducing the MB154SP-B, a 4-in-3 SATA internal RAID backplane for 3.5″ SATA hard drives. This is a lite version of the MB45X series by removing the monitoring features and reducing the overall cost, while keeping the same 3 year warranty and the core tray system for hot swapping and maintenance…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) MSI Launches the Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt Motherboard

    MSI, the Thunderbolt mainboard pioneer, is pleased to announce the availability of the new MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt. The Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt is a unique aproach to a Thunderbolt equipped mainboard by breaking the current limits of Thunderbolt, the price.

    Breaking the mold, the MSI Z77A-G45 is…

  • [Legitreviews.com] Strontium Hawk Series 120GB SSD Review

    Image: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/2026/icon.jpg (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2026/1/) Strontium is not on the radar of most consumers and the Hawk Series SSD we received is our first official look at one of their products. They say first impressions are everything and we…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) RunCore Announces Kylin III PCI-Express Enterprise SSD

    RunCore, the leading manufacturer of high-performance and rugged solid state drives (SSDs), today introduced its latest Enterprise-Grade SSD, the RunCore Kylin III PCIe SSD. With an application that includes databases, web servers, analytical engines, high performance computing servers and other…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Intel Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

    Intel Corporation’s board of directors has declared a 22.5 cents per share (90 cents per share on an annual basis) quarterly dividend on the company’s common stock. The dividend will be payable on Dec. 1, 2012 to stockholders of record on Nov. 7, 2012.

    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in…

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