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MS To Build Antivirus Into Win8: Boon Or Monopoly?

@ 2011/11/23 read/post comments(0)
Microsoft has quietly announced that it's planning on baking anti-virus protection right into the Windows 8 OS. Users have been criticizing Windows' insecurity for years — but of course this move is raising howls of protest from anti-virus vendors, who… Go To Full Article

OCZ's Octane: Initial Performance Results

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In our Heavy 2011 suite the 512GB Octane does very well, hot on the heels of the SF-2281 based Vertex 3. It's actually beyond impressive that OCZ was able to ressurect Indilinx's seemingy dead controller project and turn it into… Go To Full Article

Thailand's flooding and our HDD needs

@ 2011/11/23 read/post comments(0)
This holiday season might be a big one for SSD manufacturers. Like most tropical regions, Thailand experiences dry and rainy seasons, which are somewhat predicable, with the rainy season beginning in March or April and ending by October. Flooding is… Go To Full Article

Antec 1100 Chassis Review @ OCC

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Taking a look at the sides, I'm quite happy. Personally, I love chassis with large windows – I like to show off my running hardware, even when it isn't all that impressive. On the Eleven Hundred, the window takes up… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Qosmio F755-3D290: Glasses-Free 3D?

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Way back in the dark ages of CES 2011, we were able to lay hands on and play with some interesting new technology from Toshiba. They had a prototype notebook on hand that was capable of glasses-free 3D similar to… Go To Full Article

X79 / Z68 / 990FX CrossFireX HD 6970 x3 Performance Analysis

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The bottom line all along has been that you're not going to see any improvement in video card performance unless you're hitting a CPU limitation. With how intensive games are these days, hitting a CPU limitation becomes harder and harder… Go To Full Article

Overclockers.com - ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Review

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The last ASUS board we looked at was for AMD's new Bulldozer platform, the Crosshair V Formula. It is currently their top of the line AMD board, but it isn't top of the line like an "Extreme" ASUS board. Today… Go To Full Article

Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra Super Tower Case Review @Hi Tech Legion

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Rosewill continues on with the Blackhawk series of chassis, with the introduction of the Blackhawk Ultra Super Tower. The Blackhawk Ultra comes at a price point of $220 US and slides into what we consider the enthusiast segment of the… Go To Full Article

X79 Express Performance Comparison @ Benchmark Reviews

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As part of the Sandy Bridge Extreme CPU launch, Benchmark Reviews received several new X79 Express motherboards to test. Each motherboard's aimed at a different audience and has different features. In this article I'll compare the stock and overclocked performance… Go To Full Article

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review

@ 2011/11/23 read/post comments(0)
Lenovo has expanded their successful business-oriented line of computing devices to include tablets. The company introduced two new slates earlier this year – the consumer-oriented IdeaPad K1 and the business-minded ThinkPad Tablet that we are examining today. Sure, Lenovo has… Go To Full Article

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