An affordable gaming laptop that promises "unprecedented performance", can Gigabyte's P2742-G punch above its weight when it comes to running the top PC games? Read our full review to find out.
AMD, fighting a constant battle with Intel over the PC chip market, has announced that it’s releasing a new graphics chipset aimed at low-end PCs, called the 760G. It’ll be replacing the aging 740G chipset. The company is promising an energy efficient design and ‘smooth multitasking’, as well as a “compelling out-of-box visual experience for novice gamers playing some of today’s most popular games”.
It’s the word ‘novice’ that makes me laugh, because it seems to imply that anyone who’s played PC games before will fail to find a “compelling visual experience” using this chip. The 760G supports DirectX 10, and you’ll be able to upgrade easily to a full-on ATI graphics card with the Hybrid CrossFireX technology.
The 760G will begin showing up in motherboards from Asus, ECS, Gigabyte, Asrock, MSI, Foxconn and Biostar as of today, starting with the Asus M3A76-CM, and the Gigabyte GA-MA76GM-US2.
The Computex show rolls on, bringing many PC-shaped delights to those lucky enough to attend the Taipei expo. Gigabyte just previewed its M912 laptop-cum-tablet PC which will now be added to the mental list of ‘Eee PC bandwagon jumpers’.
An 8.9-inch screen puts it in direct competition with the Eee 900 and countless others, yet it’s got something clever up its USB port – a rotating 180 degree function which turns it into a tablet.
Internally, Gigabyte has packed in a 2.5-inch S-ATA hard disk with storage capacity of up to 250GB, and up to 4GB SSD if you choose. A 1.3-megapixel webcam and Windows or Linux OS finish…
Taiwan-based Gigabyte has been kicking about for some time, but without much of a UK profile, Shame really, when it’s releasing smart kit like the GSmart MS808 handset.
Don’t bother checking your washing machine in the kitchen, there, I haven’t stolen the insides, don’t worry! The only crime which has been committed here is dredging up the one gigabyte’s past life, back when she was a plus-sized model trying to make it in the world, before she slimmed down to the size-zero SD card we know so well.
The IBM hard drive above is 22 years old, and weighs around 70lbs. Quite a remarkable difference 20 years can make,…