• October 16, 2013

Toshiba announced the new Tecra Z40, Tecra Z50 and Portégé Z30

Toshiba has released three new professional laptops, the Toshiba Portégé Z30, Tecra Z40 and Tecra Z50, the three of them feature Haswell Intel processors and have been vastly improved, both design and performance-wise.

The Tecra Z40 and Tecra Z50 feature Intel Core i5 or i7, up to 16 GB of RAM and traditional mechanical disks of up to 750 GB or SSD drives of up to 512 GB. You can also add a dedicated NVDIA GeForce 730M graphics card.

Toshiba

The 14-inch Tecra Z40 has a 1.920 × 1.080 resolution, while the 13.3-inch Z30 and the 15.6-inch Z50 only 1.366×768. Despite the pictures everyone has seen show them with Windows 8, this won’t be the default OS –although there will be versions with it-, instead they all will have Windows 7 Professional preinstalled.

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  • September 12, 2013

IFA 2013. The new Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga is here, designed for professional users

This light and versatile model can become a Tablet or an ultra book depending on what you need to do.

It’s been more than a year since Lenovo released their IdeaPad Yoga series, with one 11-inch and one 13-inch model, and now the most advanced model of the series is here, designed for users who want something more: the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12, a 12.2-inch model with resolutions ranging from 1366 x 768 to 1920 x 1080, both with IPS panels, Gorilla Glass and multi-touch functionality.

The hinges can be moved in 360-degree angles so it becomes a Tablet and the keyboard is hidden so you don’t press keys by accident in this mode.

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It features 4th-generation Intel Core Haswell processors, you can choose between the Core i3, i5 or i7, up to 8 GB of RAM, NFC connectivity, 1 TB HDD or 256 GB SSD, Dolby Home Theater v4 speakers, two USB 3.0 ports and mini-HDMI outputs, so nothing’s missing. It weights up to 1.58 Kg and it’s 19 mm in the widest part.

It’s expected to hit the market on November and it will cost around 950 USD for US customers.

  • September 11, 2013

IFA 2013: We test the new ASUS ZenBook UX301

The new high-resolution UltraBook from ASUS features Gorilla Glass 3 crystal screen, which makes it practically impossible to scratch.

Two days ago, we talked about the newest ASUS Ultrabook, the ZenBook UX301, an amazing 13.3-inch device and a 2560 x 1440 resolution. It features an Intel Core Haswell i7-4558U processor and both an Iris Pro 5100 and Nvidia’s GeForce GT 730M, which make this light and slim model surprisingly powerful for its looks.

ASUS ZenBook UX301

The characteristic aluminum-made from ASUS is impeccable as always, and like we said it now features ultra resistant Gorilla Glass 3, both in the rear and the frontal parts of the screen, and in the white model even the keyboard by this material.

According to ASUS, scratching the screen is completely impossible.

  • September 10, 2013

AMD likely to change the name of their graphics cards with the release of their new models

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It’s not the first time such a rumor is heard, and now it’s back. The change the rumors talk about now, however, is slightly similar.

According to the rumor, AMD surveyed the users a few months ago asking for suggestions the new name of their GPUs. Radeon Rx 200 was one of the names suggested in the survey and supposedly the winner of the poll of the Sunnyvale Company.

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  • August 30, 2013

MSI Wind Top AG2712A, the first all-in-one model for gamers from MSI, is here

The new computer integrated within the screen has components comparable to those of a high-end gaming laptop.

We could take a quick look at it at the CeBIT 2013 although the final specs are different from the model we saw back then. This version called the MSI AG2712A keeps the 27-inch 1920 x 1080 screen and a touch panel with 10 detection points. It has a quad-core Intel Core i7-3630QM processor at 3.4 GHz, four DDR3 RAM slots at 1333 MHz with a max of 16 GB.

MSI Wind Top AG2712A

The GPU is the greatest improvement; back at the CeBIT we saw an MSI AG2712 with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 670MX, and the official model will instead feature the AMD Radeon HD 8970M with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, AMD’s most powerful GPU as of now.

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  • August 22, 2013

ASUS presents their new NFC receptor for computers

This USB 3.0 device can connect to any computer and grant it NFC connectivity.

NFC connectivity is becoming more common every day, especially in mid-level and high-end smart phones; many devices, like TVs, controllers and other compatible peripherals also exist, and you can also use NFC tags to recognize and locate your devices.

ASUS has presented the NFC Express, a device that can be connected to any computer via a USB 3.0 port (includes a hub with other two USB 3.0 ports) and gives NFC connectivity to it, allowing us to, for example, instantly connect our smart phone to the computer to transfer files and pictures, as well as connect Wi-Fi devices simply by getting it near the receptor.

NFC receptor

The NFC Express is also sold on its own, but the official release price is still unknown. The ASUS Z87-DUAL and ASUS Z87-DELUXE motherboards include it by default. You can also create an NFC keychain and use it to login into your computer remotely, simply synchronizing it with the device.

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  • August 17, 2013

Ivy Bridge-E: They will be native 6-core processors

When Intel launched the 2011 socket processors Sandy Bridge-E, he did cutting characteristics of processors Xeon Sandy Bridge-EP. The first generation of processors for the LGA 2011 had 8 cores in the die but they had only active 6. But for the new Ivy Bridge-E Intel will launch processors without cores disabled (on models of 6-core).

Previously some information saying that Ivy Bridge-E would come with up to 6 cores blocked, but from VR-Zone report that this is not true. Generation processors Ivy Bridge-E will be initially composed of three models, two six-core and one with four cores. Its specifications are very similar to the current Sandy Bridge-E, one of the details that differentiates Sandy Bridge-E with his successor, will be quad-core model that will arrive with unlocked multiplier.

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The i7 processor 4960 X will feature all the enabled features of the die, his younger brother 4930K will see diminished his memory cache L3 and 4820K will come with two cores disabled and least amount of L3 cache. The latest generations of Haswell and Ivy Bridge processors have had a feature that not liked very much to the users, and that feature is the use of thermal paste between the die and the IHS.

Ivy Bridge-E will come with the soldier IHS processor by which these new processors overclocking margin is probably greater than the processors i5 and i7 socket LGA 1155 and 1150. Intel has announced that it has improved its manufacturing to 22 nm process, solving some problems slightly affecting performance of processors.

  • August 14, 2013

MSI releases the new GeForce GTX 760 HAWK, special for Overclockers

MSI has officially presented the new MSI N760 Hawk, a graphics card designed for Overclockers thanks to its Twin BIOS and new features tan not only increase the overclocking performance and possibilities, but also offer a professional overclocking performance without great technical knowledge.

As a cooling system for the new MSI N760 HAWK, MSI has once again included the famous Twin Frozr IV Advanced heat sink, which has two 10-centimeters fans, each on with PropellerBlade and Airflow Control technologies, to keep the N760 Hawk’s temperature as low as possible. According to MSI, this system can decrease the temperature by an additional 10ºC –compared to the reference model-, also reducing the noise by 12.48 dB.

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  • August 13, 2013

The AMD Radeon 7990 will get a significant price cut

You can get it in Europe for less than 700 dollars, which isn’t exactly cheap, but a lot less than its old price of 1000 dollars.

With the new drivers ready and a significantly lower price, this high-end graphics card is without a doubt the most interesting in the market, thanks to its price/performance ratio. It got a price cut because probably didn’t sell well, or maybe AMD is trying to clear the stock for the upcoming October release of their new GPUs, which will come along a vast array of new features (or at least that’s what we’re hoping). 

The link already shows one of the cards that got a price cut, and surely other similar stores will soon follow.

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  • August 12, 2013

Lian Li introduces the new PC-10N.

A nice compact model, with some great ideas for cooling and managing our components in the best way possible. Materials and format with the quality you already know.

The new PC-10N is a mid-tower case for ATX or lower systems. Its body is completely aluminum-made, and its classic design is available in black and silver. With this model, Lina LI has included a few new features in the internal design.

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Its classic design houses three 5.25-inch external drive bays. Lian Li improves the air cooling with two 120-mm frontal fans and one 120-mm rear fan, plus some interestingly placed 240-mm radiators. They’re located right next to the CPU zone, with a hinge system that makes installing and removing components quick and easy. 

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