Dell E(ee PC) specs and price leaked
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 slyly reveals the new 9600 GSO: low end graphics card for the masses
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…
Microsoft to retire Windows XP at end of June
Microsoft has announced that from June 30, 2008 Windows XP will no longer be available in the shops. Thankfully, the Redmond giant is not withdrawing all its support for the aging operating system – mainstream technical support will continue until April next year and Microsoft won’t actually start saying X-what? until April 2014…
Opinion: Toshiba laptop face-recognition is a waste of tech time!
Jonathan Weinberg writes…
So you’re buying a new laptop. Large hard disk, check! Fast processor, check! Windows Vista, well if I must! Face-recognition to stop unauthorised people from logging into it, blimey – what is this, Star Trek?
Well, that could be the newest addition to your techno-arsenal if you snap up one of
Toshiba’s latest notebooks, the Satellite U300, A300 or P300.
Not only are they full spec’d up to the nines, the most interesting bit of gadgetry inside
has to be the camera that matches your face to the one stored in the memory, before it’ll let you into the desktop.
And it’s also the most useless bit of gadgetry I’ve seen in a while…
Alienware delivers world's most powerful Quad Core graphics rig – finally, a machine that can run Crysis properly?
Alienware has announced that it is launching ATI CrossFireX on its top-end ALX desktop machines. This is the manufacturer’s first first-ever quad GPU solution to support DirectX 10.1.