Author Archives: Ewdison Then

I’m the co-founder of R3 Media LLC, the media company behind SlashGear & Android Community. At R3 Media, I’m responsible for business development, strategy, and building the company’s culture. My background in high performance computing and application development also see me deal with product development of R3 Media’s properties.

Toshiba Portégé R600 Review

Toshiba Portégé R600 Review

Toshiba may not have the fashionable appeal of Apple, nor the solid reputation of Lenovo, but they do know how to push the envelope. Their Portégé series of ultraportables is already slim, and was the first to offer a 128GB SSD back in 2008; now it's the first, in the shape of the Portégé R600, to offer a 512GB SSD. Legitimate business tool or shallow one-upmanship? SlashGear decided to find out.

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Intel Pine Trail nettop chips, plus Core i3 and Core i9 CPUs coming Q1 2010?

Intel Pine Trail nettop chips, plus Core i3 and Core i9 CPUs coming Q1 2010?

After word slipped out from Taiwan earlier this week that Intel were considering pushing back the release of the Pine Trail Atom N450 processor until the first half of 2010, now comes more specific news from PC manufacturers that both the netbook platform, Pine Trail-M, and its Pine Trail-D nettop sibling will both now arrive in the first quarter of next year.  That, say the unnamed sources, will coincide with the release of Intel's 32nm Core i9 processors, codenamed Gulftown, and offering six cores.

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Intel Core i5-750, i7-860 and i7-870 coming September 6th?

Intel Core i5-750, i7-860 and i7-870 coming September 6th?

Intel's first Core i5 processor, the mainstream model from their Nehalem platform, is expected to make its debut on September 6th, along with two new Core i7 chips.  According to sources in the Taiwan motherboard industry, Intel will begin shipping the Core i5-750, Core i7-860 and Core i7-870 from early September, with quadcore clock-speeds of 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz and 2.93GHz respectively.  They'll be joined in early 2010 by two energy saving versions, the Core i5-750s and Core i7-860s, running at 2.4GHz and 2.53GHz, but with 82W TDP rather than 95W.

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