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.

Acer Aspire One AO751h Review – 11.6″ HD Netbook

Acer Aspire One AO751h Review – 11.6″ HD Netbook

It's probably fair to say that we haven't been particularly impressed with what we've heard about Acer's Aspire One 751. The phrase "pretty but dumb" has been muttered more than once, an aesthetically pleasing machine but one lacking in processing power. So when Acer offered us the latest version, the AO751h-1522, we jumped at the opportunity to see how it holds up to our own exacting standards. Check out the full review after the cut

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AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition launches

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition launches

AMD have officially announced their latest high-end performance CPU, the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition.  Running at 3.4GHz, the quad-core AM3 processor has 8MB cache and a 2.0GHz HT Link; in keeping with AMD's "Black Label" chips it's also unlocked for overclocking.  In fact, the company provides their own OverDrive software, which can load either Black Edition memory profiles, for DDR3-tuned overclock presets, or more straightforward Smart Profiles which direct app-specific processes to specific cores.

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Intel 32nm Sandy Bridge chips tipped for Q4 2010

Intel 32nm Sandy Bridge chips tipped for Q4 2010

Intel are tipped to have scheduled their shift to 32nm "Sandy Bridge" chip architecture by Q4 2010, according to the latest loose-talk at PC manufacturers.  The technology will replace Nehalem and Westmere, the latter expected to shift to 32nm processes in Q4 this year.  Westmere will add six-core processors to the company's line, and go on sale alongside 45nm quad-core Nehalem chips.

Intel and Micron announce super-efficient 32Gb MLC NAND memory

Intel and Micron announce super-efficient 32Gb MLC NAND memory

Intel and Micron have announced a new high-density, cost-effective memory chip, that could bring down the price of flash cards and USB drives.  The chip uses 3-bit-per-cell (3bpc) multi-level cell (MLC) NAND technology and is manufactured on a 32nm production line; the two companies are calling it "the industry's smallest and most cost-effective 32-gigabit chip that is currently available on the market."

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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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