Who says gaming laptops have to be expensive? Certainly not Medion: cramming top-tier specs into a machine set to cost just £899, the Medion Erazer X7819 could be a big drawer for PC gamers looking to do some fragging on…
Fancy a bit of a feel-good story for Friday afternoon? The UK Government’s Department for International Development has decided to ship a thousand laptops that it doesn’t use any more to Africa. It’s all being done through charity Computer Aid, who we’ve covered before.
The laptops, previously in use by civil servants, aren’t OLPCs or any other low-cost, low-spec machines – they’re proper full-on laptops. They’re going to organizations like the Prof. Iya Abubakar Community Resource Center in Nigeria, which helps local people start their own businesses.
Rumours that each laptop is chock-full of confidential documents and databases are so far unsubstantiated.
Uninspired as Dell’s laptop naming system seems to be, we’re getting mighty confused about what Dell’s upcoming Eee PC knock off is actually called. First it was rumoured to be the Mini-Inspiron, then we heard it was going for a more direct parody of the Asus’ wunder-top, the Dell E. Now, apparently, it’s back to being called the Mini-Inspiron. You keeping up?
NVIDIA normally likes to make a big fan fare of its new graphics card announcements, using words like ‘ultimate visual computing experience’ and ‘visual computing revolution’. But this rousing lingo is reserved for its top end models; the ones designed for people who build PCs costing nearly as much a small family hatchback.
The poor old 9600 GSO gets no such honour; NVIDIA just made do by dumping the details on its website and pretending like it had no idea how it all got there. In spite of that though, this could be a pretty important card for the PC gaming market…
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