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MSI's GT60 and GT70 gaming notebooks feature Ivy Bridge, Nvidia GTX670M graphics

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Expanding upon its initial showing at CeBIT last month, MSI has indicated that its two latest gaming notebooks — the 15.6-inch GT60 and 17.3-inch GT70 — come standard with Intel's Core i7-3610QM and Nvidia's GeForce GTX670M processors. Both will also include 1920 x 1080 displays, Killer Game networking cards,...
MSI's GT60 and GT70 gaming notebooks feature Ivy Bridge, Nvidia GTX670M graphics
MSI launches GT60 and GT70 high-end gaming laptops (hands-on)

MacBook Pro rumor rollup: thinner, better, faster, stronger

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Multiple sources are now aligning on a vision of the next MacBook Pro, expected to be unveiled at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in June. The new machine is expected to retain the "Pro" moniker, and supposedly won't be a copy of Apple's current MacBook Air. However, it is expected to...
MacBook Pro rumor rollup: thinner, better, faster, stronger
Lenovo's new Windows 8 convertible tablets can fold, flip, and twist

Western Digital brings wafer thin 5mm hard drives to IDF, we go hands-on (video)

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We're a jaded bunch here at Engadget sometimes, and with most of us using SSD-based systems these days it's hard to get too excited about good old spinny disks. Still we're also suckers for impressive technology, so our interest was piqued when Western Digital announced its 5mm thin 2.5-inch...
Western Digital brings wafer thin 5mm hard drives to IDF, we go hands-on (video)

HGST's 1.5TB laptop drive is the densest hard disk available

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If you're looking for pure storage for the dollar, SSDs have nothing on good old hard disks, and WD subsidiary HGST has packed more gigabytes into a smaller space then ever before with the new Travelstar 5K1500. It's a 2.5-inch, 9.5mm thin model packing 1.5TB, giving your notebook a...
HGST's 1.5TB laptop drive is the densest hard disk available

MacBook Pro Retina Display Analysis

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I'm in San Francisco until tomorrow morning, but aside from dinner I've been spending as much time with the next-gen MacBook Pro as possible. Apple, as always, has done an excellent job of giving users enough reasons to want this thing. There's the display for those who stare at...
MacBook Pro Retina Display Analysis

Seagate demos its 5mm Laptop Ultrathin HDD in Android tablet

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The new drive offers a low-cost alternative to SSDs and is targeted them for use in its OEM partners' ultrathin notebooks and tablets. [Read more]...
Seagate demos its 5mm Laptop Ultrathin HDD in Android tablet

ASUS VivoBook S500 / S550 Windows 8 laptops now on sale for $699 and up

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With Books, Pads, Tabs, Fones and the intriguing Transformer AiO, we can only wonder what else ASUS has in the stockroom. Recently liberated from the warehouse are the VivoBook S500 and S550 -- they're the biggest of the new VivoBook range, with 15.6-inch, 1,366 x 768 displays supporting multitouch...
ASUS VivoBook S500 / S550 Windows 8 laptops now on sale for $699 and up

Windows 8 upgrade diary: a defiantly successful installation

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Nothing's nicer than a happy ending. Except maybe a happy beginning, which is precisely what you're looking at above -- Microsoft's new OS captured in all its glory within minutes of completing the installation. What's more, if you saw the first part of this upgrade diary, then you'll know...
Windows 8 upgrade diary: a defiantly successful installation

Review: Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD brings big storage to tight spaces

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While it's easy to make a thin SSD for low-profile laptops and other mobile computing devices, NAND memory isn't cheap. Designers are constantly faced with a choice between capacity and affordability. While 2.5-inch hard drives are about one-fifth the cost of SSDs,their 7- or 9mm profiles rendered them difficult to...
Review: Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD brings big storage to tight spaces

HDD Pricewatch: Black Friday deals, and prices finally reach pre-flood levels

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Hard drive prices are taking a tumble for at least the next few days, as are SSDs -- but we'd be wary of the solid state deals that are likely to come flying....
HDD Pricewatch: Black Friday deals, and prices finally reach pre-flood levels

Asus 13.3-inch U38N Windows 8 VivoBook clears FCC packing AMD A8 Trinity internals

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After launching a line of Intel packing VivoBook's, Asus is letting AMD in on the action with a Trinity APU A8-4555M-powered model that's just scored an FCC ticket to ride. The 1.55 kg (3.41 lb), 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 multitouch model looks to be targeted to the multimedia crowd...
Asus 13.3-inch U38N Windows 8 VivoBook clears FCC packing AMD A8 Trinity internals

Sonnet Echo 15 Thunderbolt dock piles on 15 ports, optical drive, disk bay for $400

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There are Thunderbolt docks, real and ethereal, and then there's this beast from Sonnet: the Echo 15. As implied by the name, it's lavished with 15 ports front and back, including four USB 3.0, two eSATA, two audio in and out, an extra Thunderbolt, GigE and FireWire800 ports. If...
Sonnet Echo 15 Thunderbolt dock piles on 15 ports, optical drive, disk bay for $400

New HDD writing methods could boost platter densities by 5x or more

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Just when we think that platter-based storage is on its way out it keeps on coming back with a vengeance. A few years ago it was perpendicular recording boosting storage densities by a few orders of magnitude, now it's a pair of new techniques that could push things much further....
New HDD writing methods could boost platter densities by 5x or more
Can we ditch our desktops? The Ars OpenForum discusses mobility

Xbox One will have a slot-loading Blu-ray drive to go with its 500GB HDD

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Microsoft has confirmed what many saw as inevitable: the Xbox will have a Blu-ray drive. The company just announced the victor in the drive wars will be installed as a slot-loading front unit in each of the new units to provide entertainment and gaming input along with a 500GB...
Xbox One will have a slot-loading Blu-ray drive to go with its 500GB HDD

Seagate's pocketable, self-powered Wireless Plus HDD streams content to multiple iOS devices

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I never really thought I'd ever see people lining up to check out a wireless hard drive under under glass, on display like the Hope Diamond. Then again, I never thought I'd see a man wearing an Abe Lincoln costume and a steampunk arm-mounted email machine concept. I saw both...
Seagate's pocketable, self-powered Wireless Plus HDD streams content to multiple iOS devices

VMultra bundles USB hub, DVD drive, SD slot and 500GB HDD to form ultimate laptop peripheral

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While Velocity Micro announced the VMultra earlier this year at CES, it's only now ready for primetime. The VMultra combines a USB hub, an SD card slot, a DVD±RW drive and 500GB of storage into a surprisingly slim package that connects to any computer via USB 3.0. If you...
VMultra bundles USB hub, DVD drive, SD slot and 500GB HDD to form ultimate laptop peripheral

Answer Line: Move data files from an SSD to a hard drive

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PoloTiger has both a solid state drive and a hard drive, and the SSD is almost full. What's the best way to both move data files to the hard drive and make Windows understand that that's where they belong? [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on...
Answer Line: Move data files from an SSD to a hard drive

Hard drive supplies back to pre-flood levels, but prices aren't

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Last October, flooding in Thailand took a huge bite out of hard disk drive supplies, taking out about a quarter of the world's HDD manufacturing capacity. The impact of that disaster has passed, and supply levels are back to near where they were before last October's disaster.  But while the flood waters...
Hard drive supplies back to pre-flood levels, but prices aren't

Greek police is going after three teen Anonymous members

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According to a press release by the Greek police, its Cybercrime division has arrested an eighteen-year-old and identified two other teenagers it accuses of having defaced the Greek Ministry of Justice website. As you may remember, the attack was taken on the name of Anonymous as a protest against against the signing of the controversial...
Greek police is going after three teen Anonymous members

WD adds USB 3.0 and high-speed HDD to Mac external storage solutions

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Western Digital announces new portable drives for Macs that support USB 3.0 and a new Thunderbolt drive, the WD VelociRaptor Duo, which uses two VelociRaptor hard drives as its internal storage. [Read more]...
WD adds USB 3.0 and high-speed HDD to Mac external storage solutions
Two screens, four modes, one odd Ultrabook: The Asus Taichi 21 review

Seagate to buy LaCie for $186 million, expand its storage empire

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Seagate and LaCie have gotten friendly before -- the former company's drives are in the LaCie 2big Thunderbolt HDD, for instance -- but the storage makers are about to get even cozier. Today, Seagate announced its plans to buy a 64.5-percent share in the French company, which is currently...
Seagate to buy LaCie for $186 million, expand its storage empire

Zotac's ZBOX ID84 mini PC sports Cedar Trail CPU and optional NVIDIA, starts at $229

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As recent history would kindly tell us, Zotac really, really loves its tiny computing boxes. Now the outfit's introduced yet another one to its mini PC mix: enter the ZBOX ID84. The standalone unit -- which lacks an HDD and memory sticks -- is set to be priced at...
Zotac's ZBOX ID84 mini PC sports Cedar Trail CPU and optional NVIDIA, starts at $229

HP ProLiant N40L AMD Turion N40L Ultra Micro Tower Server w/ 2TB HDD $299.99 Free Ship at Newegg

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HP ProLiant N40L AMD Turion N40L Ultra Micro Tower Server w/ 2TB HDD $299.99 Free Ship at Newegg

Why does this iMac have an HP logo on it?

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At midnight last night Hewlett Packard released their new line of all-in-one PCs, including the flagship, called Spectre One — apparently because the designers were haunted by the ghost of Steve Jobs. Upon viewing the photos now making the rounds on the internet, you’d be forgiven for thinking the...
Why does this iMac have an HP logo on it?

Backup master class: Philosophy, structure, and why RAID isn't a solution

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When my primary hard drive failed earlier this summer, it forced me to re-examine both my backup strategy and the way in which that strategy was implemented. One of the most common schemas for data backup is referred to as 3-2-1 — Three copies of a file, two different locations,...
Backup master class: Philosophy, structure, and why RAID isn't a solution
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