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Intel under scrutiny over EU pricing

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Intel could be slammed by a massive fine by EU regulator over charges its pricing policies were aimed to suppress competition in retail channels. If EU regulators have their way, the company could be forced to pay… Go To Full Article

Windows 7 build 7048 vs. Windows 7 beta 1 vs. Vista vs. XP performance shootout

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How does the latest leaked build of Windows 7 (7048) compare to the beta 1 (build 7000), Vista SP1 and XP SP3 in terms of performance? According to my Hardware 2.0 inbox, this is a question that you want answered.… Go To Full Article

Foxconn jumps onto Netbook bandwagon

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FOXCONN IS THE latest firm to get in on Via's Global Mobility Bazaar (GMB) alliance, aiming to flood the Chinese market with cheap white-box netbooks. A Via executive has said Foxconn will now join the likes of… Go To Full Article

Sun adds SSDs to their Blade Servers

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Sun has announced that it is now adding SSDs to its line of x64 blade servers. Sun uses an approach to integrating SSDs that it claims will provide up to 70% faster response time and up to 98% less power… Go To Full Article

ARM CPUs to Surpass Atom in Netbooks by 2012

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Intel's netbook dominance has yet to be challenged in a serious way, but at least one business analyst thinks that's going to change in the next 2-3 years. The netbook market is extremely new; Atom itself isn't even a year… Go To Full Article

Hack an Acer Aspire One to add eSATA Support

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This mod was pretty simple. Basically I salvaged an eSATA socket from a desktop bracket and some thin 2-conductor shielded microphone cable from inside a broken laptop - shielded cable is important because SATA uses LVDS. Then I connected the… Go To Full Article

A-DATA 256Gb SSD promises 250Mb/s Read & 160Mb/s Write

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The 300 Plus line includes 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB variants, and A-Data claims those drives can reach a sustained 250MB/s during reads—that's about 9% faster than the 500GB XPG's 230MB/s. However, top write speed ratings are the same for… Go To Full Article

NOX Coolbay HX Computer Case Review

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In high-end computer systems one of the problems we have to deal with is the large amount of heat irradiated by the powerful components. And while the processor and video card cooler are important factor in keeping… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master V10 CPU Cooler

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In the constant pursuit of higher clock speeds, one thing is for sure. You will need better cooling. For those who feel more daring than your average Joe, there is a whole slew of aftermarket coolers that can be used… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Element S Chassis Review

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We recently looked at the Thermaltake Spedo, a full tower gaming case which had a strong design base but was poorly executed in a few areas. Thermaltake have been around for a number of years now so we were a… Go To Full Article

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