ASUS have already thrown AMD Phenom II X6 support into their M4-series of motherboards, and now the company have thrown another tidbit into the mixture: IEEE 802.3az. In case you're not familiar with the latest acronym, that's Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) and it promises to cut power consumption by up to 81.3-percent during periods of low network activity.
If you're in the market for a beastly mobile workstation then Dell have you covered; the Dell Precision M4500 has finally gone up for sale, complete with a choice of dualcore Core i5 or i7 CPUs or Intel's quadcore Core i7 chips. Either one or two hard-drives can be specified (either up to 500GB HDD or 256GB SSD) and a choice of NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M or FX1800M graphics.
We can't help it, we're picky; while the HP ENVY 13 and ENVY 15 are all well and good, we still want an ENVY 14 and ENVY 17 to slot into the range. Rumors have circulated for some time now about just such machines, and some judicious digging over by the NotebookReview forum members has turned up a couple of support documents seemingly confirming the 14- and 17-inch variants.
AMD may be trying to keep a lid on their upcoming hexacore AMD Phenom II X6 processors, but ASUS are just too excited about their motherboards to play along. The company has announced which motherboards in its range will be compatible with the new processors - codenamed Thuban - thanks to a new batch of BIOS updates.
Mamiya have announced their latest digital camera, and if you're a slave to megapixels then you won't be disappointed. The Mamiya DM40, as the name suggests, has a 40-megapixel sensor with a new "DF" camera-core that can use leaf or focal-plane shutter systems. It's also capable of 0.8-second-per-frame peak capture rate, and sustained 60 frames-per-minute sustained capture rate.
Processors from ARM end up in all sorts of products from smartphones to automobiles and a myriad of other devices. The company seems to have a processor for just about every need. The latest processor from ARM is the Cortex-M4 that has been unveiled for digital signal control markets.
Wall mounting a flat screen HDTV looks cool, but it presents certain challenges in many instances. The first is how to mount the TV securely and in a way that you can see the picture ideally. The other is how to get your HDMI and power cables ran to the TV.
Every time I see a new PND unveiled I wonder how long it will be before the smartphone does to the PND what it did to the PDA by making PDAs obsolete. I suspect that eventually the smartphone will kill off the PND since most smartphones today handle navigation with aplomb. PNDs are still popular right now though, and Mio has announced two new navigation devices on the cheap called the Moov M300 and M400.