Other features include 9GB DDR3 memory, a 1TB hard drive, a 1GB Radeon HD 5450 graphics, an HDMI port, a 16X DVD+/-RW LightScribe, Gigabit Ethernet, a 15-in-1 card reader, a multimedia keyboard and mouse, and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Every time I look at computers on a manufacturer’s site, I get a little sick to my stomach when I see how much they want to charge you for RAM and HDD upgrades. Sometimes even a small upgrade can add a $100 or more to the price you pay.
If you tend to buy your rigs with the minimum RAM available and upgrade alter you aren’t alone. OWC has announced that it has new RAM kits put together specifically for the newly updated iMac computers.
Apple never really wants to tell us how much RAM is in their devices, but MacRumors is now reporting that the iPhone 4 will have 512MB of RAM. That’s twice what the 3GS and the iPad have and is more on par with it’s competitors like the Evo 4G. That’s good news for everybody.
The iPhone 4 will also have the same processor as the iPad, so if this is true it will also have twice as much memory. Developers will be able to keep more data cached and manage graphics changes more effectively, and for you and me that means browsing without frustrating refresh times and smoother multitasking.
Typically only gamers and overclockers really care what sort of RAM they have in their computer. Most computer users just want enough RAM that their computer can run smoothly. Patriot has announced a new RAM kit for enthusiasts that claims to be the world’s fastest.
The RAM is the Patriot Viper II Series Sector 5 Edition and runs at 2500MHz. The memory is designed for Intel P55 mainboards running the Intel Core i7 CPUs. Timings for the speedy memory are 9-11-9-27.
Any computer enthusiast will tell you that the hobby is not cheap. An enthusiast class system can run thousands of dollars all in the name of faster video game frame rates and higher frequencies on the CPU and RAM. Corsair has announced the perfect enthusiast RAM kit for the geek with money to burn.
The kit is the Corsair CMD24GX3M6A1333C9 – DOMINATOR and it is a 24GB kit. You get six 4GB memory modules that are rated at 1333MHz with latencies of 9-9-9-24. The kit is designed for Core i7 processors on the Intel X58 platform.
Today marked the official unveil of the new Intel Core i5 CPUs. Typically when a new CPU is announced that means you can expect new mainboards and RAM to go along with the CPUs. Kingston has announced that it is the first company to ship speedy RAM for the new Core i5 platform.
Kingston has shipped new RAM kits that run at 2133MHz at 1.65 volts for the LGA1156 Core i5 and Core i7 systems. The RAM is available in 4GB dual channel kits aimed at enthusiasts and overclockers looking for better performance.
The S in iPhone 3G S means more than just faster 3G speeds, which is now 7.2 mbps, for the new iPhone. It also means a faster processor. But just how fast is the iPhone 3G S?
Well, thanks to T-Mobile we have the first official word on the iPhone 3G S processor: 256 RAM (that’s double the iPhone 3G) and a 600 Mhz processor. The chip is most likely built using a 45nm process, but that’s just a guess.
Dell is getting ready to release three new T-series workstations: the T3500, T5500, and T7500. You’ll get up to 1.5TB of storage space, an eSATA port, DisplayPort connectors and they’re EnergyStar compliant.
The T3500 that will support up to 24GB RAM. The T5500 offers a RAM capacity of up to 72GB. Dual sport sockets will be included so you can use dual Intel Xeons. The T7500 supports a hefty 192GB of RAM running at 1,066MHz or 1,333MHz. This model also features dual native Gen 2 PCIe graphics card slots with support for NVIDIA SLI.
Battery life? Who needs it when you have 12GB of RAM, 1TB of HDD a 1GB GeForce GTX 260M (or two if you desire), a Blu-ray Drive and a 17″ screen? That seems to be the question that Asus is posing here. Asus really pulled out all the stops with its newest gaming laptop, the G71gx.
They have our attention. Yes, it’s a true desktop in laptop form. No word on price or availability yet, so you have some time to save up. So what if toting this thing around will kill your back, and who cares if it has a battery life of about 5 minutes. We’re talking power!
The netbook has turned out to be one of the most popular computer classes available. During the global economic downturn, consumers are buying netbooks in increasing numbers to save money. The little machines are more than just cheap computers; they also offer very portable designs that are great for working on the road.
One thing that many netbook users do is upgrade the RAM in their machines .Typically netbooks only come with 1GB of RAM and Kingston has announced a new 2GB SO-DIMM designed specifically for netbooks that support 533MHz memory.
Corsair has been one of the top and most popular memory makers in the PC world for a long time. Some of the highest of high-end gaming PC makers use Corsair RAM in their machines. When the Intel Core i7 CPU and X58 chipset combo launched one of the bad parts was that the system required new low voltage RAM.
The Dominator GT RAM is designed for the i7 and X58 combo with low voltage requirement. The DDR3 RAM is available in triple-channel kits up to 6GB. Corsair uses its Dual-path Heat eXchange technology in the heat sink to keep the modules cool.
It seems like DDR3 RAM hasn’t been around that long in desktop machines and now it is starting to show up in new laptops. DDR3 offers higher operating frequencies promising more performance. However, the drawback is that the latencies on DDR3 are typically much higher than on DDR2 parts negating some of the performance gains.
Kingston has announced that it is now shipping its HyperX DDR3 ultra-low latency SO-DIMM RAM for notebooks. The new RAM operates at 1066MHz and is pre-programmed for high-performance and low latency values. The RAM also has a new metal heat spreader to help reduce heat build-up in the memory.
When Intel first started getting detailed about hardware requirements for its Core i7 CPUs, one of the things that worried some enthusiasts was the low max voltage RAM could be ran at. This meant that new RAM was needed to get the best performance out of the Core i7 and X58 chipset combination.
Kingston was among the first RAM makers in late October to launch triple-channel kits specifically for the new Intel platform with its first triple channel HyperX RAM. Kingston is now back with more DDR3 triple channel kits specifically for the Core i7 platform and other platforms. The difference is that the new HyperX offerings Kingston has announced use a new heatspreader design.
Enthusiasts and computer geeks everywhere are waiting in anticipation for the latest Intel X58 chipset mainboards and the Intel Core i7 CPUs to hit the market. The X58 will be the first non-NVIDIA chipset mainboard to run SLI and has other interesting features.
One of the caveats of the new X58/Core i7 combo is that maximum voltage for RAM DIMMS has been lowered significantly from previous combinations. It’s not uncommon to see enthusiast RAM today require voltages over 2V. The X58/Core i7 combo can have a max of 1.65V for RAM.
Hard-core gamers and fans of overclocking like to spend money on quality computer components that can withstand extreme use. Buying cheap CPUs, motherboards, PSUs and RAM won’t cut it for this sort of user.
Kingston has announced a new RAM kit that is claims to be the fastest DDR3 modules available. The memory is Kingston’s HyperX DDR3 Ram running at 2GHz. Enhanced Performance Profiles are pre-programmed on the modules.