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Atom D510 and D410 CPUs get early benchmarks

Atom D510 and D410 CPUs get early benchmarks

Given the number of systems that you find Intel's Atom processors in these days, it's hardly surprising that expectations for the next-gen range are so high.  German site CarTFT have apparently had early access to some Atom D510 and D410 chips (the nettop versions), and have run the inevitable comparison benchmarks [pdf link] with some of the current models in the mixture too.  We're only partially surprised by the end-result: there's a small improvement over the current-gen chips, but an Atom 330 based 'board with NVIDIA's Ion still holds its own.

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Google Chrome OS benchmarked already: falls well short

Google Chrome OS benchmarked already: falls well short

Benchmarking the very earliest publicly-available code for Google Chrome OS seems destined to only highlight the platform's early stage of development, especially when you throw rivals such as Moblin 2.1, Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10, Fedora 12 and openSUSE 11.2 into the mixture.  Still, that's just what Phoronix have done, and unsurprisingly the new Google netbook OS came in last position.

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Nokia Booklet 3G review

Nokia Booklet 3G review

While many scoffed at the idea of Nokia building a netbook, the idea does have its share of merits. After all, the Finnish company knows a few things about eking out runtimes from compact batteries, and with netbooks being perhaps the most likely of computing devices to be in search of mobile connectivity, stuffing them with the sort of wireless access your high-end Nokia boasts certainly makes sense. Throw in eye-catching design and you're onto a winner, right? Unfortunately, we've found the Nokia Booklet 3G falls short in other areas; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sony VAIO X benchmarked: mediocre media playback, almost 10hr battery

Sony VAIO X benchmarked: mediocre media playback, almost 10hr battery

We've looked at other reviews of Sony's VAIO X ultraportable, but while they've waxed lyrical over the notebook's styling we've yet to see the hard performance stats that the X's frequent-flyer target audience will demand.  Thankfully LaptopMag's review covers not just processor benchmarking but battery testing, pitting Sony's claims of "a full day's use" against a harsh, stopwatch-toting reality.

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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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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.

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