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Pros: Well, first of all: Very compact, low power, inexpensive, low power, fairly quiet, low power, can drive full 1080p video, and did I mention low power? Runs Windows 7 64-bit quite nicely, runs everything we've thrown at it so far, and consumes scarcely more power than the Asus LED-backlit monitor it's connected to. It's targeted at the set-top-box market, but makes a nice little low-power general-use computer that can quite comfortably handle full-screen video and manages low-to-midrange 3D game rendering adequately well, with a Windows 3D graphics "experience" score around 5.0. It breezes through Wizard 101 with video options set to highest quality, for example, and would probably handle, say, Rift or World of Warcraft with low settings. Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium installation was basically painless, aside from the pain associated directly with bludgeoning Windows 7 itself into submission and an approximation of obedience. Cons: This machine isn't as quiet as advertised.
If you want a small PC the most common options are to buy a netbook, or if you want a larger screen a nettop. But there is an even smaller option that does not require any desk space at all: it’s called a plug computer. These tiny machines form part of an over-sized plug and sit in a power outlet. Unlike a typical PC they don’t have a video card and therefore no video out.
U-Socket Whether at home, office or when we're traveling, we are always hunting for a wall outlet to plug our chargers or adapters into but there are never enough available outlets to charge all the devices. U-Socket is an AC receptacle with the added benefit of two built-in USB ports that can power any device that is charged via USB.
A field-programmable gate array ( FPGA ) is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by a customer or a designer after manufacturing—hence " field-programmable ". The FPGA configuration is generally specified using a hardware description language (HDL), similar to that used for an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) ( circuit diagrams were previously used to specify the configuration, as they were for ASICs, but this is increasingly rare). Contemporary FPGAs have large resources of logic gates and RAM blocks to implement complex digital computations.
“Overclocking the E5200 proved to be a piece of cake. Literally, I achieved a 2GHz overclock, reached a speed of 4.5GHz and simply put, it was a walk into the park.” I wish. If overclocking was this easy, everyone and their mother would be doing it. You would see people selling a large inventory of “pre-overclocked” computers on Ebay, with warranties.
Getting your hands dirty and building your own system is what separates PC gamers from their console brethren, and it just so happens to be one of the most exciting parts of our hobby. Unfortunately, it’s also a pretty daunting process for anyone who hasn’t assembled his own rig from scratch. Thankfully, this guide not only gives you all you need to know about every component that goes in your gaming PC, but also thoroughly walks you through the entire building process with detailed instructions and helpful photographs. We’ve always written the PC Builder’s Bible not only as a guide for new system builders who want more versatility from their computer, but also for hardcore enthusiasts who have to be on the cutting edge of technological innovation. And guess what, that includes us as well.
It’s here. The quad-CableCard tuner from Ceton began shipping out to those who pre-ordered and the first few hands-on reports are trickling out. For those who aren’t familar with this Ceton tuner here’s a quick review. Ceton has been talking about producing & selling a CableCard tuner for a very long time – so long some called it vaporware.
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