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A brief hands-on with the Intel Classmate PC (with Linux)

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Ars Technica recently got its hands on the new Intel Classmate laptop computer, one of the new projects competing for a share of school-aged computer users in developing countries. I was able to survey this machine thanks to Helio Chissini… Go To Full Article

Microsoft's OEM partners want to keep Windows XP

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Now more than half a year into the launch of Windows Vista, it's beginning to look as though Microsoft may have a rebellion on its hands, at least in the corporate world. While Windows Vista continues to sell like hotcakes… Go To Full Article

DDR2 Speed Testing - Is that high performance kit worth the added expense?

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With memory prices near an all-time low, many mainstream consumers, gamers and enthusiasts are purchasing faster memory for their boxes. Surely faster memory will bring lower rendering times, more frames per second and higher benchmark numbers. Unfortunately the results obtained… Go To Full Article

Crucial 2GB Ballistix Tracer PC2-8500 DDR2 Memory Kit

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Last week I got the chance to play with 2GB of Crucial Ballistix Tracer memory modules, rated at DDR2-1066 on 5-5-5-15 timings. First thing I noticed was the Heatspreader, black with a thick shiny carved edge around it. As if… Go To Full Article

ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo PCI Express TV Tuner Card

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The most obvious physical change to the ATI TV Wonder 650 PCIe is of course the fact that the card now uses the PCI Express interface. The ATI TV Wonder 650 PCIe has kept its half-height PCI design, which allows… Go To Full Article

Foxconn GeForce 8500GT Video card

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Foxconn Geforce 8500GT Series include nVIDIA PureVideo technology and Hardware Decode Acceleration, H.264, VC-1, WMV, MPEG-2 HD and SD movies. Supports one DVI output for digital flat panel display resolutions up to 2560x1600. Foxconn 8500GT comes with a single slot… Go To Full Article

A4Tech R7-70D Xtra Low Power Wireless RF Optical Mouse

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When it comes to mice, I want you to forget about the big players for a moment such as Logitech and Microsoft and take a look at the vast product line from A4Tech. While not primarily known to many, their… Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GA-P31-DS3 Motherboard

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According to HKEPC, Intel is releasing yet another new chipset P31 replacing 946PL and 945GZ priced at about $30 at 1000 pcs/lot. Go To Full Article

Matrox DualHead2Go Digital Edition

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Matrox made some waves with their GXM (Graphics eXpansion Modules) when they where first released, starting with the DualHead2Go. This module enabled dual monitor use with a single output. Their newest addition is the DualHead2Go Digital, which uses DVI as… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA GeForce 7050

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The NVIDIA GeForce 6100 and 6150 integrated graphics processors have been relatively popular among Linux and Windows users. These IGPs have been common in HTPC setups with the NVIDIA driver working out well with MythTV. NVIDIA's GeForce… Go To Full Article

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