The Google Nexus 7 is a fulfillment of a promise made last year by Nvidia, that they would soon offer a $200 tablet with the power of their latest quad-core mobile architecture. In practical terms, that means an Android tablet with the raw processing power of flagship tablets but costing a third of the price.
The tablet, with Asus hardware and the latest Google Android software, offers one of the most compelling cases for tablet ownership yet at a £159 price point that UK customers have never experienced. As a friend of mine mentioned at the time, “At that price, you can’t afford not to get one.”
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Traditional TV watching is on the way out. Why flick through tens of channels to find what you want, when you can watch on demand programmes, streaming movies and content you’ve downloaded previously?
Many companies offer little boxes with ways to access this next-generation programming, but ZOTAC has one of the smallest: the ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus, ZOTAC’s latest Mini-PC. With its super small size, it will be certainly interesting to find out how it performs.Specifications:GPU: AMD Radeon™ HD 6320 CPU: AMD E-450 APU (dual-core 1.65 GHz) Memory Type: DDR3 Memory Speed: 1333 Mhz Memory Slots: 1 x 204-pin SO-DIMM Memory Capacity: 2GB (up to [...]
‘Silent’ is a word that is greatly over used in the PC industry. Power supplies, CPU coolers and video cards are all marketed as being silent, despite featuring fans or other moving parts. These products may well be quiet, but they are definitely not silent.
Chillblast’s Fusion Vacuum PC is different. It is 100% passively cooled in nature, has no moving parts whatsoever outside of the optical drive, and the manufacturer claims that it makes no sound whatsoever.
Despite this, the Vacuum is designed to be an uncompromising general purpose PC, with credible gaming abilities, plenty of expandability and great overall [...]
Every gamer has felt it at some point in their playing career. After a double digit hour session of console or PC gaming: dry eyes, they ache, you can’t focus properly, they might even be watering. It sucks but its a price to pay for just one more game.
Apparently though, that’s not completely necessary. Gunnar Optiks have been making gaming grade computer glasses for a long time now and they’ve recently teamed up with Steelseries to produce some new branded pairs of the specs. Utilising a yellow tint, minor magnification and other lens features to make it easier on your eyes, the idea is to allow you to game and work for longer with [...]
So I might be eight months late on this one – big apology to Silverstone on that one – but here’s the XSR take on the Silverstone SD01. It’s a stackable HDD pad mount which lets you make your standard hard drive portable. Sort of. It’s a bit of an odd product but here it is.SpecificationsEnclosure material Aluminum/PlasticColor BlackPower requirement 12VdcOperating system support Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS and Linux.HDD size support 2.5” or 3.5” hard driveHDD interface support SATA / SAS hard driveEnclosure interface eSATA interface. (Max. 6Gbits) SAS dual-lane interface. (Max. 6Gbits)HDD capacity [...]
I’ve been looking at quite a few different media players recently and contemporary ones are all quite similar. Around 8 inches across, internal hard drive of varying size and internet connectivity.
Today I’m looking at one that’s a little different though. It’s compact, missing a few traditional connectors but manages to include built in wireless connectivity. There’s no internal storage to speak of, but the applications and games available make this one of the – on paper – most fully featured HTPC replacements out there.
Let’s check it out.Features and Specifications
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