When most people think of laptop bags they think of the typical messenger bags, probably because that is usually all they sell in stores like Best Buy. Even though messenger bags are probably the most popular type of laptop bag, many companies make shoulder bags. Ever since I started reviewing laptop bags I’ve really come to appreciate shoulder bags because they are perfect for going to coffee shops and other places where you really don’t need a huge bag to carry a lot of gear. Today we will be taking a look at a really cool shoulder bag from Speck, the PortPack.
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Today we’re looking at another kit of memory from Kingmax; not quite as hardcore as the Hercules 2200MHz DDR kit we looked at the other week, but since we haven’t looked at anything from Kingmax in a long time it’ll be interesting to see how their Tri-Channel memory stacks up. While it might be a Tri-Channel kit, there’s not going to be much difference in the overall way things work. We’ll be including the standard layout and all the normal benchmarks you see in our reviews. The only difference is that the kit is tested on our X58 Triple Channel ASRock testbed which holds in it the mighty i7-980X. We’ll have a closer look at the testbed in just a few pages, though. For now let’s see what Kingmax are offering here.
Yes, we know the Thuban six-core processor is around the corner but that is not what I was thinking about when I typed the last statement. I was looking more along the lines of overclocking. All you have to do is look at the box the board comes in. It is written as large as all outdoors. Equipped with MSI’s OC Genie, MSI is just daring us to takes this new motherboard to its limits. And that is just what I plan to do using a big ass air cooler and some DDR3 1600MHz overclocking memory.
While most of us are used to getting high speed Internet connections at home, the office or even the local coffee shop, once we are on the road those high speeds have to stay behind. With 4G the promise is that you can get real mobile broadband to go. In this piece we are going to tell you all about the technology and its benefits, who offers it or plans to, how much it costs, and the gear you need to enjoy the next generation of wireless broadband today.
But first, some background: 4G is the short name for fourth-generation wireless, the stage of mobile communications that will enable things like IP-based voice, data, gaming services and high quality streamed multimedia on portable devices with cable modem-like transmission speeds. It’s a successor to 2G and 3G wireless, whereby the first signified the shift from analog to digital transmissions, bringing data services like SMS and email to mobile phones for the first time, and the second refers to the advent of things like global roaming as well as higher data rates.
There are a number of standards and technologies pertaining to each wireless generation — GSM, cdmaOne, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000, UMTS (also marketed as 3GSM), HSDPA, among others. For practical reasons, we won’t be dwelling on the technicalities of each term and instead will move onto the ones that involve our topic of interest here: 4G.
This week AMD unleashed a new processor to the world. While not quite to the fanfare as an over-hyped Apple product launch, their latest creations, the Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz Black Edition and Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz processors represent something that many AMD users have been looking forward to for a while now. Though not quite a match for the highly rated INTEL Core i7 980X 6-Core processors, AMD has created something extremely special for those of us with a regular salary but still an insatiable need for performance. How about a 6-Core processor starting at $199US?
I had a blast working with the ASRock 890GX Extreme3 motherboard. If you look only at performance numbers the ASRock 890GX Extreme3 outperformed the MSI 785GM-E65 in the majority of the tests. Though there is much more to the ASRock 890GX Extreme3. The features that the ASRock 890GX Extreme3 offers, are key points that should be taken into consideration as well. The True Blu-ray when using the integrated Radeon HD 4290 will play back your Blu-ray movies in full 1080p with 24bit/192KHz sampling in 7.1 surround sound. The True 333 capabilities of the ASRock 890GX Extreme3 almost speaks for itself. Having the ability to run your graphics, USB 3.0, and your SATA 3 at full bandwidth at the same time is a beautiful thing!
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