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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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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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New Google Chrome beta: up to 35% faster

New Google Chrome beta: up to 35% faster

Google's Chrome browser turned a lot of heads when it first launched back in September 2008, and the search giant surprised even more people by dropping the beta tag from the browser only a few months later.  Now there's news of a new version of Chrome, still free and back with beta status, but reportedly between 25- and 35-percent faster than previously, depending on benchmarking.  There are also new features like side-by-side tab views and autoscrolling.

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