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ACER Aspire S3 Ultrabook Hands-on [Video]

ACER Aspire S3 Ultrabook Hands-on [Video]

This week at IFA 2011 we've gotten a hands-on look at Acer's newly announced Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3, an ultra portable thin and light super powerful laptop for the next generation of demanding consumers across the world. This device has a 13.3-inch LED display at 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, is a mere 0.51-inches thick, and features the latest second generation of Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors at up to 1.7GHz, this with a choice of 240 GB SSD or 320/500 GB HDD with embedded SSD means you've got one powerful bit of computing on your hands. Walk with us through this brand new device and see if it's going to replace your current fat-by-comparison laptop come the end of this year.

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Active Media Products unveils SaberTooth M1 Mini SATA SSD

Active Media Products unveils SaberTooth M1 Mini SATA SSD

Active Media Products has a ton of SSDs for all sorts of products and uses that are in its SaberTooth line. The last of the products we talked about was the SaberTooth ZF SSD that was aimed at use in small notebooks and other devices. Active Media Products has rolled out another new SSD in the series called the SaberTooth M1. This storage drive is very small and made to slip into an mSATA port.

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OWC outs cheap 60GB SSD called the Mercury Electra 6G

OWC outs cheap 60GB SSD called the Mercury Electra 6G

SSDs are getting ever more popular as the price comes down and the storage capacity goes up. OWC has announced a new SSD that it says is one of the cheapest around at $129.99 for a 60GB device. That isn't enough storage for most of us, but it would make a very nice boot drive if you have more storage to put in. I can tell you from experience that even loading most software to a bulk storage drive, 60GB will fill up very quickly.

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Samsung unveils new high-performance 512GB SSD with SATA Revision 3.0 interface

Samsung unveils new high-performance 512GB SSD with SATA Revision 3.0 interface

Samsung has rolled out a new SSD that uses the fast SATA Revision 3 interface good for 6Gb/s of data throughput. The SSD is model number PM830 and it comes in capacities up to 512GB. Samsung is aiming the new SSD at ultra-slim notebooks and tablets. The PM830 SSDs began sample production back in May and are now in volume production. That means we should start seeing the SSDs in devices soon.

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Smart Optimus 1.6TB SSD Reads 1GB Per Second

Smart Optimus 1.6TB SSD Reads 1GB Per Second

Smart Modular Technologies introduced today an enterprise level SSD that has just about the largest capacity and fastest reading speed of any SSD on the market right now. Called the Optimus, the SSD boasts capacities from 200GB up to 1.6TB and read speeds of up to 1GB per second, all packed into a 2.5-inch form factor.

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OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Revealed

OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Revealed

The folks at OCZ have today revealed their latest bit of hardware in the Z-Drive R4, running at 2,800MB/sec, over 500,000 input output operations per second with one SuperScale controller. One as in single. Then there's a dual version at 5,600MB/sec and 1.2 MILLION IOPS. These monsters are not aimed at private users, instead going for enterprise users, thusly the prices are not yet listed. You'll find that these units are available with SLC / MLC NAND flash memory, customer-chosen configurations, and functionality based on the requests of those laying down the bucks.

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SanDisk ships new Ultra SSD for notebooks and desktops

SanDisk ships new Ultra SSD for notebooks and desktops

SanDisk has announced that it has started shipping a new SSD to retailers that is aimed at the consumer notebook and desktop market. The SSD will be a nice version for those that need more performance from their machines and are looking to make an upgrade. The SSD is called the Ultra, comes in several capacities, and offers nice performance as well.

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