Archive for Feb 26, 2010

AMD hexacore “Thuban” CPUs getting April 26th launch?

AMD hexacore “Thuban” CPUs getting April 26th launch?

AMD's hexacore "Thuban" processor range, the so-called AMD Phenom II X6, could make a surprise appearance at CeBIT 2010 next week, ahead of a full launch on April 26th.  That's the word from OCWorkbench, whose sources also go on to suggest that AMD are working on a rival system to Intel's Turbo Boost, which will allow the CPU to disable select cores and overclock those remaining active for bursts of speed.

Corsair Reactor and Nova SSDs outed

Corsair Reactor and Nova SSDs outed

Corsair have outed two new SSD ranges, the Reactor and Nova series.  The Corsair Reactor drives, available in 60GB (up to 250MB/s read and 110MB/s write) and 120GB (up to 250MB/s read and 170MB/s write) capacities, while the Corsair Nova drives come in 64GB (up to 270MB/s read and 130MB/s write) and 128GB (up to 270MB/s read and 190MB/s write) capacities.

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Entourage eDGe early preorders shipping now; everyone else can wait until March

Entourage eDGe early preorders shipping now; everyone else can wait until March

Entourage's dual-display eDGe ereader went up for pre-order a while back, but if you didn't get in there early you shouldn't expect to see your device until sometime in March 2010.  According to the company, anyone who pre-ordered the eDGe before January 12th will have their ereader ship this week, and Entourage have also revealed a few more details about what sort of user experience - specifically battery runtimes - owners can expect.

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Dell Mini 5 first of “a family of tablets”

Dell Mini 5 first of “a family of tablets”

Dell's Mini 5 is just the first tablet the company are planning to release, and the Apple iPad is basically their target.  That's the message from Neeraj Choubey, general manager of Dell's tablet division, who has confirmed that the Mini 5 will be one of "a family of tablets", and he's also suggested that the company is working with carriers to push for low-cost data package plans similar to what Apple has negotiated.

Shuttle unveils 3.3cm thick XS35 PC

Shuttle unveils 3.3cm thick XS35 PC

Shuttle is well known for making small form factor computers for use in the home or office. The tiny systems can be used for all manner of things from gaming to HTPC rigs taking up little space. Shuttle has announced its latest SFF PC called the XS35 that will be seen at CeBIT next month.

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