Acer announces Predator gaming PCs

Acer has announced a new line of high-end gaming PCs that feature an interesting lever open case design (that looks like a cross between Gordon Freeman and Transformers) and the tagline “Faster. Deeper. Harder. Further” (which hopefully won’t get this page tagged as “adult” in the search engines. These PCs come with Vista (unfortunately), Intel…

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Averatec All-in-One PC

Averatec are coming out with an all-in-one computer that looks pretty nice. For $1299 you get a 22″ 1680×1050 LCD, Core 2 Duo processor, 320BG hard drive, 2GB RAM, GeForce graphics, 1.3 megapixel webcam, 4-in-1 memory card reader, and dvd/cd writer. I think a trend we will see in the next year will be the…

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MSI Wind desktop benchmarking

A Japanese site “PC Watch” got their hands on a MSI Wind desktop and ran some benchmarks to compare the wind’s 1.33Ghz Atom processor against a pair of Eee pcs. This isn’t exactly a fair comparison but it does give us a good idea of what Atom processors are capable of, and shows that they…

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YAEC: the KL-PC701

Yet another Eeepc clone: this one is the KL-PC701. Nothing really exciting in the spaces department: 7″ LCD at 800 x 480 pixel resolution, XBurst 400 Mhz 32-bit processor, Linux 2.4 operating system, 10M/100M Ethernet connectivity, Wi-Fi connectivity, 128MB RAM, 512MB NAND flash memory, SD memory card slot, USB 2.0. Wholesale price (for 100+ unit…

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Xtreme 917V Quad-Core Xeon Laptop

XtremeNotebooks has released what is probably the first Quad-Core Xeon powered laptop in the US. For the base price of $3699 you get a 17″ 1600×1050 pixel screen, NVidia GeForce Go 8800M graphics, Intel X3360 Xeon Quad-Core processor, 1GB RAM, and 80GB hard drive, but if you are spending this much you may as well…

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OLPC and Microsoft hook up

Microsoft has started playing nice with the non-profit OLPC (one laptop per child) who plan on providing $100 laptops to schools in developing countries. In a test bed starting month the laptops will be available as a dual boot with both the current “sugar” operating system and Windows XP/office. How is this possible on a…

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Samsung makes laptops?

Samsung makes laptops? seriously I never knew that, I think once this posts I will click the little Amazon search thing below to see if I can find some. The lack of market visibility for Samsung laptops in the US probably explains why their market share really really sucks (1.7% of the worldwide market) and…

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Dell not dumping XPS

Yesterday we told you about a Wall Street Journal story that said Dell would dump their XPS brand of gaming PCs in favor of Alienware (who they bought a couple of years back). Now a Dell spokesperson is disputing that story saying that “Dell XPS and Alienware are both great brands – arguably the greatest…

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