Category Archives: Computers

Dell 660s Mini-Desktop PC

Here are the technical specs / order details for a Dell 660s SFF desktop PC ordered earlier this year: Quantity Item Number Description 1 225-2907 INSPIRON 660s 1 319-0168 3rd gen Intel Core i5-3330s processor 2.70 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.20 GHz 1 317-9672 8GB SDRAM at 1600MHz -2X4G 1 331-9333 Dell KB113 USB Wired Entry Keyboard, US-English 1 320-7810 If accessories are purchased, they may ship separately 1 320-3255 Integrated Intel HD Graphics 1 421-8486 DW1506

Does the Google Pixel Chromebook support 128GB SD cards? [YES!]

I can confirm that Google’s Pixel running Chrome OS supports 128GB SD cards. In addition to just being cool, it also means that significant additional storage can be purchased for a reasonable price! The 128GB card I used generally costs around $90 USD, woot! 🙂 PNY SDXC Class 10 High Speed Flash Memory Card (P-SDX128U2-GES3)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0093XSOAS/Hi-Speed 45 MB/s transfer rates, Class 10 performance. Functions with SDXC host devices. Ideal for Hi-end DSLR cameras and HD camcorders. Capture and store more photos

ASUS VivoPC, the stylish NUC/Brix competitor

The small form factor (SFF) product category is really heating up! Apple pioneered the mass market consumer small computer arena with the original G4 based Mac Mini way back in 2005. Recently Intel took it a step further with their Next Unit of Computing (NUC), releasing a machine considerably smaller than the Mac Mini: 31.3 cubic inches vs. 85.5 cubic inches… yet it still packs significant computing power. This is becoming less of a niche market and much more mainstream.

Intel Isis Pro 5200 (Crystalwell) review roundup

News and reviews on Intel’s latest and greatest graphics solution have been quite hard to find 🙁 By latest and great I am of course referring to the Intel ‘Isis Pro 5200’ Crystalwell Haswell based GPU /CPU combination. So to make info a bit easier to find, this page will serve as a review roundup and will be updated as new reviews come out: Isis Pro 5200 Review Listing (in roughly chronological order) Intel Iris Pro 5200 Graphics Review: Core

Bummer! Haswell may run hot & require delid for better cooling

This initial news from FanlessTech is quite a bummer: On LGA 1150, Intel is using thermal paste between the silicon die and the heat spreader, no soldering like Sandy Bridge and previous generations. We are seriously worried about passive cooling now. So disappointing. via FanlessTech: The Haswell disappointment. 🙁 Looks like the word of the day is delid… as that seems to be what is necessary to really push Haswell temps down 🙁 And here are more details: Haswell Temp

Alienware 14 1080p vs. Asus G46VW 1600×900 recommendation

Ahh, the allure of a nicely portable yet rugged gaming system… 14″ sounds like a nice sweet spot between portability and decent screen size doesn’t it?! Two of the top machines in that arena are the Alienware 14 and the ASUS G46VW. Here are my initial thoughts: +The Alienware 14 when kitted out with the 1080p matte display is nearly a perfect mobile gaming machine 🙂 However, it is going to run around $1,499 to get a correspondingly good video

ACPI INT33A0 driver download [SOLVED]

Q. Looking for a Windows driver… ACPI INT33A0 unknown device, what driver should I use? –Ken Kollar A. The ACPI INT33A0 is a iSCT ACPI Virtual Device which is part of Intel’s Smart Connect. You can download the correct driver here: (dl link) Driver is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7. PS The Intel Smart Connect technology is being included with a lot of nice new Ultrabooks and it can be pretty handy. If you would like to find out more about