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HP debuts new consumer desktop computers and x2301 LCD

HP debuts new consumer desktop computers and x2301 LCD

HP has been the leader in PC shipments for a long time. The company ships computers all around the world and is updating and refreshing its offerings all the time. HP has announced some new additions to the consumer desktop line with several new families of computers, including the Pavilion p7, Pavilion Slimline s5, and the HP HPE h8 series machines. The three new desktop lines have different configurations so the buyer can get just what they need.

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Will Crysis 2 ever see DirectX 11

Will Crysis 2 ever see DirectX 11

For those that don't know much about Crysis 2, it is a futuristic first person shooter based in New York City. It is the highly popular sequel to the original Crysis that was released for PC only. For anyone that played it back when it was released the graphics were simply stunning. It brought my powerful quad core and my GTX 260 graphics card and computer to its knees real fast. Most gamers in the PC community were just as excited for Crysis 2 as I was, then we heard it would be launching across all 3 major platforms. This is where the DX11 discussion comes into play.

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PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

PC Market Not Looking Pretty for Q1 2011

Research firms Gartner and IDC have come out with their quarterly look at the PC market in the US and worldwide. With some exceptions, the results are not good. Only three companies, Lenovo, Apple, and to a lesser extent, Toshiba, posted gains for PC sales in Q1. The two reports differ on how large the decline in the total market is, and also on the cause. Is it tablets? Lack of innovation in PCs? Or just a lingering hangover from big Q4 spending? See all the numbers after the cut.

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Trim Slice Tegra 2 ultra-compact desktop gets video demo

Trim Slice Tegra 2 ultra-compact desktop gets video demo

Just when our eyes had glazed over at the Tegra 2 torrent of tablets and smartphones, along came Compulab with its Trim Slice ultra-compact desktop PC using the NVIDIA chipset. Packing the 1080p-capable SoC in a tiny, fanless metal enclosure, complete with HDMI and Dual-Link DVI ports for twin displays, 1GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n and gigabit ethernet, we instantly started imagining places for it under our HDTV or tucked in the corner of our desk. ARMDevices caught up with Compulab this week as they brought the Trim Slice to its first trade show; check out the video demo and more details after the cut.

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Portal 2 for PS3 to Come with Free Mac and PC Version

Portal 2 for PS3 to Come with Free Mac and PC Version

We're not sure about the Xbox 360 version yet, and it doesn't appear that the PC version will come with any extra functionality to it, but the Playstation 3 version of one of the most cult-classic-great games we've ever played will be coming with both Mac and PC versions attached. This PS3 version of the game comes with full Steam integration which will allow you to continue the game wherever you left of no matter which platform you decide to bring your Portal 2 Blu-Ray disk to.

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NextComputing Radius PC Puts a Display Into the Tower

NextComputing Radius PC Puts a Display Into the Tower

As far as modifications go, it's usually the most unique, shiny, and ridiculous of the bunch that get the most attention. And while the Radius PC may not look like it's all that much in the shininess department, it's certainly unique enough to be a casemod that someone out there would probably enjoy. After all, sometimes you want to have that tower of yesteryear, so why not update it with a display?

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NZXT bunker locks down your USB gear

NZXT bunker locks down your USB gear

NZXT has all sorts of computer gear and accessories. The company makes some of the cooler computer cases on the market and has a wide range of accessories for computer DIY types as well. The latest accessory from the company is the new Bunker USB Locking Device. This little device helps prevent your USB gear from being stolen at a LAN party or from a public computer.

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