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iRiver U10 media player

There's an interesting story behind the U10. Apparently, the head of River got together the whole design and engineering team in Korea and told them to that they needed to change their thinking. He told them to go back to the drawing board and come up with something new, to make a complete U-turn with their thinking. A U-Turn, …
Benny Har-Even, 19 Jan 2006
Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2

Sapphire Radeon X800GTO²

Nvidia's GeForce 6800 GS chip is a respin of the 6800 GT. It's built on a 110nm process enabling it to offer higher clock speeds and, as such it has taken a lead over the cards based on ATI's X800 GTO. However, Sapphire is exclusively offering a part called the X800GTO². The 'squared' refers to the fact that this card's GPU has …
Benny Har-Even, 14 Dec 2005
Alienware Area 51 m5500

Alienware Area-51 m5500 notebook

Eagle-eyed - and slightly geeky - viewers real-time drama show 24 of would have noticed the evil terrorists led by Marwan all used Alienware notebooks to hatch their evil plans. The goodies used Dell. Hmmm. And in the popular game F.E.A.R, the notebooks lying round the offices of the company whose troops are shooting at you are …
Benny Har-Even, 09 Dec 2005
Dell XPS 600 PCMark

Dell XPS 600 SLI gaming PC

You've got to feel sorry for little guy in the PC industry. Smaller companies used to be able to survive by going after the niche areas, while big 'ol Dell took care of the masses. But like the eye of Sauron, Dell has become increasingly keen to gaze into the nooks and crannies that it previously was never able to reach. The …
Benny Har-Even, 23 Nov 2005
Leadtek DVT1000 T digital TV tuner card

Leadtek DTV1000 T digital TV tuner

There have always been TV tuner cards for PCs but it's fair to say that Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition has given them a new lease of life. So much so, in fact, that if a card isn't compatible with MCE, it's hardly worth mentioning. Leadtek's DTV1000 T digital tuner card is certainly MCE 2005 compatible but …
Benny Har-Even, 17 Nov 2005
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Nvidia GeForce 6800 GS reference card

The GeForce 6800 GT was a cracker. While Nvidia wowed everybody with the 6800 Ultra, it was the 6800 GT that most people bought, offering most of the bang without quite as much of the buck. However, Nvidia has decided that the 6800 GT has had its day. The reason? Well, ATI has been fighting back to compete with the GT. Firstly …
Benny Har-Even, 10 Nov 2005
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Toshiba Qosmio G20 Media Center notebook

Toshiba's Qosmio range is set up for entertainment and the G20 stands at its head. With a large widescreen display and running Microsoft's Windows Media Center 2005, Toshiba has pretty much thrown the kitchen sink at this thing in an effort to ensure that it can act as a full-on digital content hub. However, it's not going to …
Benny Har-Even, 03 Nov 2005