Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Computer Hardware

Computer Hardware

Gadget Advisor presents the best in computer hardware news, including PCs, notebooks, ultra-portables, peripherals, processors, video cards, etc.

We’ve covered USB monitors here before with the ASUS UFOTO UF735 and Century Japan’s 4.3” monitor. What makes the Nanovision MIMO series LCD monitors different is the display’s feature-set. The 7” Nanovisions MIMO display is available in models that include touch-screen support, a 1.3MP webcam, TV tuner, and microphone and headphone jacks.

ASUS is new to the notebook and desktop PC market. They have long been known for making quality motherboards, video cards, and other PC components, but the company has just recently entered the field of custom desktop and notebook computers. The ASUS N20A notebook is ultra-portable, sleek, and stylish, yet it also offers top of the line security and high-end specifications to meet the needs of business users.

Transcend recently released a 128GB MLC solid state drive (SSD). The Transcend drives offer 145MB/s read and 92MB/s write performance (sustained), which guarantees faster file transfers whether you're working with a 1GB or 100GB file size.

Toshiba is well-known for producing quality consumer electronics, from televisions to laptops. Their latest release is no exception. Weighing in at 9.04 pounds, you probably won't be carrying Toshiba’s brand new flagship gaming laptop around with you too often. However, for those who like to game on the go, the new X305 gaming notebook is a definite consideration.

The German company takeMS has now released their JEDEC-compliant triple channel DDR3 memory kits for the Intel Core i7 processors. The RAM requires 1.5v for memory voltage, and tops out at 1333Mhz. An entry-level version providing 1066 MHz speed is also available. Both variations are being offered in 3GB and 6GB kits.

NVIDA's latest Quadro graphics card, the Quadro FX 5800, is designed for use by professional designers utilizing such tools as Photoshop, CAD software, or 3D modeling applications. It is also used for medical imaging and gas/oil exploration operations. The card is the first in the industry to feature 4GB of graphics memory, surpassing even NVIDIA's top of the line enthusiast exclusive video cards like the 9800 GX2 (2GB).

The new Palit Revolution 700 stakes claim to being the world’s fastest graphics card. It's the first custom designed HD 4870 X2 in the world, and its features are quite impressive. The Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe presents dual GPUs pre-overclocked to 750MHz core speed, 2GB of GDDR5 memory, and 3800 MHz memory speed.

Intel has been well-deserving of respect in the PC hardware industry since the introduction of the first Core microarchitecture, and their new Nehalem (Core i7) processors continue the trend of high performance that Intel has established. The Core i7 processors are a significant release, especially important to those working in video editing, video encoding, and 3D rendering.

The technology industry and enthusiasts alike are buzzing about the soon-to-be-released Core i7 CPUs from Intel. Discussions are abundant for questions like “should I upgrade my computer?” After all, the Intel Core i7 processors promise unparalleled efficiency and performance.

ASUS offers another option for enthusiasts with an eye on the new Core i7 processors, the ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition motherboard. It is marketed as a fully loaded 1366 motherboard that offers unique features not found on other competing boards.



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