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Corsair P64 64GB SSD Review

Corsair P64 64GB SSD Review

Having long been the preserve of expensive ultraportables or performance intensive media processing and gaming machines, SSDs are beginning to trickle down the price ladder. There's still more GB for your dollar in a traditional platter-based hard-drive, but switching to solid state is cheaper than ever. On the SlashGear test bench today we've got Corsair's 64GB P64 CMFSSD-64GBG2D SSD.

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Sony VAIO P overclocked to 2.4GHz

Sony VAIO P overclocked to 2.4GHz

A page of CrystalMark benchmark results may not be the most interesting image to lead with, but when you're showing the overclock results of pushing Sony's VAIO P not-a-netbook from its stock 1.86GHz up to 2.3GHz, then we'll take notice.  EeeUser Forum member Cerano was responsible for the modifications, and in fact got his VAIO P cranked up to 2.4GHz (though he didn't benchmark it at that speed).

HP Z600 Workstation Review

HP Z600 Workstation Review

It's been a few months since HP launched their Z400, Z600 and Z800 workstations, and we've finally got the company's mid-range Z600 on the SlashGear test bench. A dual-processor monster that HP envisage being used in midrange CAD, financial modelling and even high-end DCC, the Z600 would also make for a storming video editing workstation; HP also claim it's environmentally friendly. That's the theory, anyway: can the Z600 really deliver performance in a home or small-office friendly way?

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HTC HD2 (aka Leo) benchmarks trounce Touch HD

HTC HD2 (aka Leo) benchmarks trounce Touch HD

Windows Mobile 6.5 may not be provoking all that much interest compared to rival platforms, but one device which is certainly perking up attention is the HTC Leo, aka the HTC HD2.  Tipped to arrive in October, the 4.3-inch flagship smartphone's prize is its 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor; now one beta tester has released some benchmarking for the handset, and it's looking to be a real stormer.  The HD2 ousted HTC's Touch HD in 3D graphics performance by around 300-percent.

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Intel 16 drive X25-E SSD RAID sets new 2.23GB/s speed record

Intel 16 drive X25-E SSD RAID sets new 2.23GB/s speed record

You might remember Samsung's 24 SSD RAID test-rig from back in March, which could hit peak sequential read speeds of 2.12GB/s and rip a DVD in under a second.  The guys over at Tom's Hardware, however, decided they could do better, and so armed with sixteen Intel X25-E SSDs and two Adaptec 5805 PCI Express RAID cards they created a huge rival RAID that managed to surpass Samsung's.

Viliv S7 UMPC battery testing: 7.5hrs Xvid playback

Viliv S7 UMPC battery testing: 7.5hrs Xvid playback

Anticipation for Viliv's next UMPC, the S7, is increasing, and considering the Korean company has become the poster-child for the much-misunderstood segment that's no real surprise.  After being spotted in the wild last week, now Lazion have managed to pin an S7 down for some battery testing.

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MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch limited to SATA not SATA-II?

MacBook Pro 13- and 15-inch limited to SATA not SATA-II?

MacBook Pro confusion this weekend, as some owners of the new unibody 13- and 15-inch notebooks are reporting that their machines are apparently limited to 1.5Gb/s SATA connections rather than the faster 3.0Gb/s SATA-II.  Full details are unclear, but it seems that Apple have either switched to SATA hardware or used firmware for the newest MacBook Pros that limits hard-drive connections to the slower speed.

Sony VAIO P Atom Z550 2GHz benchmarked: fastest yet

Sony VAIO P Atom Z550 2GHz benchmarked: fastest yet

As well as throwing WiMAX into select VAIO P models, Sony is also giving the Japanese version of their "don't call it a netbook" a processor boost.  Intel's Atom Z550 - at 2.0GHz the fastest of the Z-range - is now an option, and going from the preliminary benchmarks it's clear that this new iteration is the best VAIO P to date.

Full benchmarks after the cut

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Windows 7 HDD and SSD performance benchmarked: whips Vista

Windows 7 HDD and SSD performance benchmarked: whips Vista

Benchmarking Windows 7's performance with various hard-drives and SSDs may not sound like much fun, but when you consider how many people will end up using the new OS once it officially launches you can at least see its uses.  HotHardware have been testing out Windows 7 and contrasting it with Vista's performance, and the good news is that the new platform bests its predecessor, particularly when it comes to SSDs.

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ASUS Eee PC 1000HV benchmarked: discrete graphics make big difference

ASUS Eee PC 1000HV benchmarked: discrete graphics make big difference

ASUS' Eee PC 1000HV has been benchmarked, putting its discrete ATI Radeon HD 3450 graphics to the test.  Based on the same Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor as the 1000HE, the 1000HV uses its graphical grunt well: it racks up a CrystalMark R3 score of 37,430 versus the 1000HE's 28,923.

Benchmark breakdown after the cut

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Acer Aspire One 751 benchmarks show Atom Z520 grossly underpowered

Acer Aspire One 751 benchmarks show Atom Z520 grossly underpowered

The Acer Aspire One 751 is such a good looking netbook that we were willing to give it a second chance.  After disappointing with the first round of testing, primarily because of the underpowered Intel Atom Z520 1.3GHz processor, we crossed our fingers that a second round would prove them to be some bizarre aberration.  Sadly, going by the figures at NetbookNews.it, our hopes are unfounded.

Video of the 751 falling flat after the cut

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Review

Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Review

The 17-inch MacBook Pro was the last of the Apple notebook range to get a unibody update, but for those looking for superlative media editing and general processing grunt it more than delivers.  Apple shipped over the new MacBook Pro just after it launched, and we've been spending the last few weeks getting to grips with the new notebook and putting it through its paces.  After the cut, anti-glare screens, NVIDIA's GeForce 9600M and portability from the thinnest, lightest 17-incher around.

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