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Flash 10.1 still ahead of HTML5 on desktop & mobile [Video]

Flash 10.1 still ahead of HTML5 on desktop & mobile [Video]

The comparative merits of Flash 10.1 and HTML5 are a hot topic right now, given the imminent arrival of the Flash-free iPad, and Adobe are doing their best to point out that their system isn't quite as passé as some analysts would have you believe.  Flash evangelist Michaël Chaize has been comparing Flash 10.1 performance on his Google Nexus One with HTML5, and the Adobe technology still comes out ahead.

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Alienware M11x Review

Alienware M11x Review

It's usually pretty straightforward: an 11.6-inch notebook will deliver battery life but lack grunt, while a larger machine is more likely to pack performance at the expense of liberty from a power point. The Alienware M11x promises to change all that; while it may have the diminutive dimensions of a CULV notebook, its overclocked processor and switchable discrete graphics claim to make it a gamer's machine where longevity is a choice. Is the M11x really the best of both worlds? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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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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NVIDIA Ion 2 benchmarked: moderate improvement

NVIDIA Ion 2 benchmarked: moderate improvement

Curious as to just how potent that new NVIDIA Ion second-generation chipset is?  After the disappointing benchmark results from the Acer Aspire One 532G demonstrated at MWC 2010 last month, NetbookItalia ran the new ASUS Eee PC 1201PN at CeBIT 2010 through 3DMark06to see how that fared.  Happily things seem a little healthier this time around.

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Early Ion 2 benchmarks suggest GPU slower than predecessor?

Early Ion 2 benchmarks suggest GPU slower than predecessor?

While we grabbed some hands-on time with Acer's Aspire One 532g netbook at MWC 2010 last week, what we didn't think to do was to sneakily attempt to benchmark it.  Being the first netbook to pack NVIDIA's second-gen Ion 2 GPU, the AO532g has many would-be buyers curious as to how it matches up to the first-gen Ion chipset; unfortunately, going by NetbookNews' testing,

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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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Google Nexus One: 3D Neocore Benchmark [Video]

Google Nexus One: 3D Neocore Benchmark [Video]

With the flurry of recent news reports surrounding the Google Nexus One phone: an apparent Google announcement on January 5th, a rumored pricing plan at $180, and tales of the Nexus One already being rooted, there’s finally some concrete viewable media out in the wild in the form of a 3D Neocore Benchmark of the Nexus One.

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Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 benchmarked and shows multitouch on video

Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 benchmarked and shows multitouch on video

Of all the Fujitsu LifeBook UH900 details still to come clear, its performance and the responsiveness of its multitouch display were top of the list.  UMPC Fever have delivered on both counts, putting the UH900 through its paces in CrystalMark 2004 together with sharing a video of the 5.6-inch touchscreen in action.

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