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iBUYPOWER Paladin F Series Desktop Review

iBUYPOWER Paladin F Series Desktop Review

With the arrival of Intel's Core i7-980X hexacore processor, we're told we can expect even greater extremes of performance; several gaming and workstation manufacturers have already announced new models using the desktop CPU. Custom desktop builder iBuyPower sent over their latest machine, the Paladin F Series Desktop, pairing the i7-980X with dual ATI graphics and liquid-cooling. Could this be the fastest desktop we've ever tested? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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High Performance CompactFlash Benchmarks on Canon 1D Mark IV

High Performance CompactFlash Benchmarks on Canon 1D Mark IV

Being successful in digital photography isn’t just about which DSLR you spend your money on: it’s the memory card you put inside it, too. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been testing the latest high-capacity UDMA 6 capable CompactFlash cards in up to 64GB sizes from SanDisk, PhotoFast and Lexar, intended for the most demanding of professional photographers. We didn’t stop at spec-sheet theory, either; to get the most out of these high-speed cards, we put them through their paces with the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and top-spec computers to gather the real world performance figures, including an unprecedented in-camera write speed pushing the limit to 58MB/s with the Mark IV. Read on to find out which card tops the chart, and how the newcomer PhotoFast G-Monster holds up against the market leaders.

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Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 Review

Viewsonic ViewBook Pro VNB131 Review

There's no mistaking Viewsonic's design inspiration. From the Apple-style packaging to the brushed-metal finish of the VNB131 itself, this is most definitely a MacBook wannabe. Still, if you're going to base your product on a rival, you could do far worse than choose Cupertino's finest, so the question has to be whether the Viewsonic VNB131 lives up to the standard. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Half-power NVIDIA Ion 2 GPU for smaller netbooks explains dreary benchmarking?

Half-power NVIDIA Ion 2 GPU for smaller netbooks explains dreary benchmarking?

We've been all over NVIDIA's new next-generation Ion 2 today, but that excitement has now been tempered by a little small-print confusion over exactly what you're getting in your fancy new netbook.  According to a confidential NVIDIA slide posted by PC Watch, the graphics company will actually be pushing two versions of Ion 2: one for 12-inch netbooks and desktops, with 16 CUDA cores, and another for 10-inch netbooks with just 8 CUDA cores.

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Core i7 MacBook Pro benchmark tips incoming Apple refresh?

Core i7 MacBook Pro benchmark tips incoming Apple refresh?

Benchmarking results for unannounced MacBook Pro models apparently running Intel Core i7 processors have reignited rumors that Apple intend to imminently update their flagship notebook range.  The Geekbench results were apparently recorded on February 4th 2010, and clearly indicate that the MacBook Pro (listed as a MacBookPro6,1) has a 2.66GHz Core i7-620M processor paired with 4GB of DDR3 memory.

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ASUS G73 Stealth Fighter gaming laptop

ASUS G73 Stealth Fighter gaming laptop

We're generally sceptical about laptops with design "inspired" by something else, but ASUS' G73 gaming laptop does at least make a good hack at channeling some of the Stealth Fighter elements it's apparently influenced by.  We stopped by to check out the mobile powerhouse at CES 2010; check out more live pictures after the cut.

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