Wednesday News, 27th April 2011

A couple of weeks ago AMD released its newest midrange graphics card called Radeon HD 6790. We got a change to get one of those in our test bench and we will take a look at it tonight. Let’s see what this card has to offer and how well it performs against similarly priced Radeon 6850.

Crucial has been kind enough to supply one of their latest and greatest Ballistix memory kits for our review today. Are they bucking the trends and actually packing some real innovation into their latest products, or is it just a bunch of fluff? We’ll soon find out, read on!

We’ve seen little innovation in laptop design in the last few years. Most companies seem to think that using a brushed aluminum finish or adding Intel’s latest mobile CPU is all they need to do to freshen a product line. Still, Acer’s not the first company to introduce a laptop with dual screens; the short-lived Toshiba Libretto W100 comes to mind, and gScreen Corporation’s Spacebook has been touted since 2009, although it’s still not available at the time of this writing. The Acer Iconia 6120, though, is a computer you can buy right now. Its dual screens offer new capabilities but come with some drawbacks as well. Benchmark Reviews takes a look at this unique laptop to see if it’s worth your consideration.

Case, Cooling and Power

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The biggest selling point of the Samsung R580 is the price. At time of publishing this laptop could be found online for around $599.99 USD which is pretty impressive when you consider all you get. Included in the R580′s ~$599.99 USD price tag is a 500GB hard drive, Blu-Ray reader, 4GB of DDR3 memory and much more. All of these features packed inside of a very nice “touch of red” package make this a very appealing laptop for a very competitive price.


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