For companies at the Consumer Electronics Show, showing off your latest, greatest, and flashiest gadgets is a sure-fire way to make sure that people notice you at one of the largest tech-based events of the year. For Origin PC, they're planning on showing off one of the craziest hybrid gaming PCs ever, making sure that they get noticed, and memorized, at CES in 2011. While it may look like a normal, albeit bigger than usual gaming rig, there's something extra thrown in for good measure: a liquid-cooled new Slim Xbox 360.
Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! As always, there was a lot going on this week so let's jump right in. Verizon announced the first cities that will be getting LTE service. Many folks have been waiting for the blazing fast 4G LTE service and if you are lucky enough to live in one of the initial areas, you can get your 4G fix now.
Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving and all those irritating family members you really didn’t want at your house have finally gone home. Early in the week Cox Communications unveiled a new whole home DVR solution that was sure to make fans of TV and movies with packed DVRs happy. The service lets you watch and play DVR programs on any TV in your home.
It seems that the bigger you get in the gaming laptop market, the faster the beautiful aesthetics drop off. The new GSN801GAW gaming laptop from Lesance follows this trend, packing enough power in the features department for anyone looking for their next gaming laptop to give it a second look, but it certainly won't be winning any beauty pageants any time soon.
MAINGEAR has never exactly shied away from over-specifying its gaming PCs, but now the company is hoping to pull in some custom attention with their new Super Stock options. Available on the MAINGEAR SHIFT, the new customizations will include overclocking the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition processor up to 4.5GHz, together with specifying a 3-way SLI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 array with a total of 4.5GB of GDDR5 video memory.
Origin have launched their brand new gaming notebook, the EON 17, sticking to the old adage, "You get what you pay for." Offering the customization options that PC/notebook gamers expect, plus throwing the kitchen sink into the deal as well, the EON 17's price tag will ecstatically showcase how much time and effort you're willing to put into designing your monster of a gaming notebook. With a price tag that starts at $2,499, you can expect that climbing the options ladder only sees significant increases to that price.
As names go, ORIGIN's new gaming PC "The Big O" seems guaranteed to rile parents pestered by their kids for a premium gift this holiday season. Still, with pricing kicking off at $7,669, this hybrid PC and liquid-cooled Xbox 360 seems unlikely to end up underneath too many trees. The "basic" spec starts with an overclocked Intel Core i7-930 CPU running at 4.0GHz, dual NVIDIA GTX480 graphics cards and 6GB of DDR3 memory - as well as an integrated Xbox 360, of course - but that's just the start of the madness.
When it comes to hardcore PC gamers, they know that they've got plenty of options out there to choose from. Manufacturers make a killing off offering the latest and greatest in the market. And, not to be out-done, CyberPower has announced today that they're introducing Fang Series Evo enhancements to their gaming PCs. Four different PCs are getting the upgrades, making them some of the most noteworthy gaming PCs out there right now.
When we see laptops now-a-days, the general rule of thumb is that thinner is better. But, when you want a small bit of mobility with your gaming rig, that thinness gets dropped out the window. After all, if you want the same guts that go into a desktop, shoved into a frame like a laptop, you can't expect every miracle to be granted. In the case of Eurocom's Panter 2.0 mobile gaming station, just from the looks of it you're obviously getting quite the powerhouse.
Clevo may not quite be a household name, but the company's mid- and high-end laptops have been thoroughly rebadged and neatly demonstrated the Clevo heritage. Fresh to the SlashGear test bench is the Clevo W880CU, courtesy of AVADirect, a monstrous Core i7 behemoth of a machine with a 17.3-inch display and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M graphics. At almost $3,000, does the performance warrant the price tag? Check out the full review after the cut.
When it comes to cases, there's plenty of options. And Thermaltake is definitely no stranger to the market. But with this latest piece of hardware, the company can put a notch on their belt of "firsts." This particular model, called the Element V, is actually the very first full tower chassis to be completely certified by NVIDIA. And for good reason -- it has plenty of features tucked away in here that anyone interested would probably love to get their hands on one.