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Thursday, October 16, 2003

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Connect3D Radeon 9600 Pro 128 MB @ Bjorn3D

"I really like the Connect3D Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB card. Itís a much better performer in DirectX 9 games, like Tron 2.0, compared to the FX5600 (non-ultra) that I have been using and the visual quality is also clearly better: The antialiasing is smoother and the distant textures are crisper, thanks to 16x anisotropic filtering. Iíll be discussing that in more detail later."

Read more at Bjorn3D.

Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 Hi-Speed USB Flash Drive @ EOC

"Wouldn´t it be nice to have all your documents, bookmarks, and other important files with you at all times, and stored securely? The Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 Hi-Speed makes this all possible with just a few clicks of the mouse. Kingston has come up with a line USB flash drives that support USB 2.0 for high speed data transfer, software to password protect your data, and a utility that allows easy synchronizing with your "My Documents", "My Favorites", or any other folder! So no matter if the PC is at home, work, or on the road, the data you need will always be available."

Read more at EOC.

Thermalright SP94 @ Legion Hardware

"When it comes to cooling solutions you really do expect the very best from Thermalright, and the SP94 was no let down. As the Pentium 4 processor increases its clock speed, the demand for a more efficient heatsink design becomes quite strong. Increased Pentium 4 clock speeds are not the only cause for a greater demand of high end cooling solutions. The Pentium 4 processor has also become a very popular overclocking item, and when amplifying not only the frequency but also the voltage, temperatures will rise drastically."

Read more at Legion Hardware.

Albatron "Gigi" GeForceFX 5200U Review @ G3D

"Nvidia were probably kicking themselves after releasing the Ti4200. Most of the Ti4200 cores could easily hit Ti4600 speeds and above... all a video card maker had to do was include some faster RAM and, voila, instant Ti4600 at a fraction of the price! Albatron is no stranger to this tactic, as their Ti4200P Turbo will likely go down as the best overclocking Ti4200 card ever."

Read more at G3D.

Samsung ML-1710 Monochrome Laser Printer @ EOC

"Laser printers have always been known to produce the best quality print. The Samsung ML-1710 uses electrophotography which is considered "True Laser" printing. This gives much sharper and crisper text than an ink or bubble jet style of printing. Also laser printing does not smudge or bleed, even when wet. Big bonus when you have to carry that term paper three blocks across campus in a rain storm."

Read more at EOC.

Bleu Jour Modding Stuff @ Ninjalane

"The thing to remember when modding your case is that the process is supposed to be fun and picking out the modding supplies is only half of the project."

Read more at Ninjalane.

Designtechnica Editorial: Dependency on Technology

"Hi, my name is Doug and I´m a technology addict. It is funny to think just how dependant on technology we really are; but to what depth?
This fact came crashing into my consciousness on the afternoon of August 14th when most of the eastern United States suffered a massive blackout. I was among about fifty million people that were without electricity and, therefore, devoid of the usual aspects of life we take for granted: computers, home theater, music and lights. With little more to do, I thought about just how dependant we have become on these little gadgets that surround us. Like so many others I work from home; so without a computer I had a forced day off. My hobby is home theater, but the large screen television was dark and the speakers that are placed around the room so carefully were silent. I was even unable to tell time without the numbers on the VCR and cable boxes."

Read more at Designtechnica.

ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 9600PRO Videocard Review @ Tweaknews.net

"ATI has successfully filled every possible sector with an All-in-Wonder option that is bound to please anyone with any wallet size. With great performance and a very good pricetag, the All-in-Wonder 9600pro is bound to be one of the most sought after stocking stuffers for the 2003 Christmas season."

Read more at Tweaknews.

Gigabyte GO-M1600A @ OCW

"Adhering to DVD design and power system specifications, the GO-M1600A supports / 16X DVD-ROM-Read /48X CD-ROM-Read. Besides the unique DVD design, the DVD-ROM allows users to enjoy music play without the need for computer turn-on. The brand-new GO-M1600A is definitely the ideal choice in optical devices and adds to Gigabyte? already comprehensive line of products."

Read more at OCW.

OCW Preview : Samsung E700 Mobile Phone

"After spending some quality time with an "antenna-less" Samsung, I was captivated by its beauty; The Samsung SGH-E700 has descended upon us. Sporting a IrDA port, MMS, external OLED screen, a 65K TFT main screen, VGA camera (with multi-shots), Java, 40 polyphonic and a whopping 9MB of memory in a small package, the Samsung SGH-E700 is out to capture your heart and your soul."

Read more at OCW.

OnlyNewZ: Latest Bios and Drivers updates

"Latest drivers and bios updates for ASUS, MSI, AOpen, GigaByte, Chaintech, Plextor, Epox and some others."

Read more at OnlyNewZ.

Motorola A920 on 3 at TrustedReviews

"Itís been hailed as a revolution and 3ís advertising talks about video telephony as something that no-one should live without. My personal interest however, was not the video telephony at all, but rather the nice hefty bundle of inclusive voice calls that 3 offers at a very competitive price."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

SeaSonic 400w Super Silencer PSU Review @ MonkeyReview

"Sea Sonicís 400W Super Silencer delivers an impressive slew of features to go along with its good amount of power. A shift in the desire an average user has for his PC has been changing over the last few years. Not only do people want their PC to run well, but also run quietly, and in some cases, look presentable. Sea Sonic has looked at the industries standards, Enthusiast standards, and the average userís standards on Power Supplies and theyíve come up with the Sea Sonic Super Silencer line, which offers the following models; 300W, 350W, 400W, and a 460W."

Read more at MonkeyReview.

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