Some iPad owners are finding out that their PC USB port will charge the iPad when the iPad is turned off and not in use but won’t change if turned on. The issue is reportedly because the power requirements for the iPad when it is running is more than some mainboards can support.
The typical computer system that an enthusiast would use for gaming or general office work uses an ATX form factor mainboard. There are some cases where the ATX form factor is too big, like SFF computers and HTPC machines.
Remember Gigabyte's BookTop M1405, the docking-station equipped notebook that not only gained extra ports when locked into place, but an external graphics card? Gigabyte have been demonstrating it at CeBIT 2010 this week, and it looks an interesting prospect. In fact, there are two new BookTops, the M1405 - with a 14-inch display - and its 13-inch M1305 partner, packing a choice of Celeron ULV, Pentium or Core 2 Duo processors. Inside the dock, meanwhile, there's an NVIDIA GeForce GT220 with 1GB of its own DDR3 memory.
Remember Gigabyte's new multitouch convertible netbook, the T1000, spotted on the company's site over the weekend? Gigabyte have been showing it off properly at CeBIT 2010 this week, and several people have stopped by for a quick hands-on.
After Intel prematurely pulled the trigger on their Atom N470 announcement yesterday, we've now got official confirmation about one of the first netbooks to use the new, 1.86GHz processor. The Gigabyte TouchNote T1000 is, as the image suggests, another of the company's convertible netbook-tablets, with a 10.1-inch 1,366 x 768 touchscreen and a choice of the N450 or N470 CPUs.
When I hear the name Gigabyte, I don’t think of notebooks and computers first. I think of computer hardware like mainboards. Gigabyte has been in the hardware market for years, but offers several different notebooks and netbooks too.
Most shoppers for a new PC face the dilemma of deciding how much to spend (especially in this economy) and what type of performance they should expect in return. Known for its performance analysis software and services( for PCs and smartphones such as the the 3DMark benchmark suite), Futuremark, is attempting take the strenuous guesswork out of the process of purchasing a PC with the System Builder by Gigabyte online tool.
Many have accused Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) as being gadgets in dire search of a purpose, and despite Intel's push for the segment the talk out of Taipei is that the ultraportable touchscreen handhelds are having a difficult time finding traction among manufacturers. DigiTimes is reporting that several companies originally signed up to Intel's Mobile Internet Device Innovation Alliance (MIDIA) have axed MID development, while those manufacturers who have actually shipped devices have only done so in numbers described as "very weak".
Gigabyte have always thought a little different with their ultraportables, and their latest model is no different. The Gigabyte Booktop M1305, like the Booktop M1022 we reviewed back in June, comes with a desktop docking station; however, the M1305 is a 13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 machine and uses Intel's CULV processors, rather than the paltry Atom N270, and squeezes an NVIDIA GeForce GT220 GPU with 1GB of DDR3 memory into the dock for improved graphics performance.
Been waiting for some of that sweet NVIDIA 40nm GPU action, but aren't keen on buying a new PC with an OEM card installed? You'll be pleased to hear that the first retail versions of NVIDIA's GeForce GT 220 and G210 video cards have emerged, initially courtesy of Gigabyte, and both carrying prices well under the $100 mark.