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Intel Isis Pro 5200 (Crystalwell) review roundup

News and reviews on Intel’s latest and greatest graphics solution have been quite hard to find ūüôĀ 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

Acer Aspire One 722 Performance Upgrades

If you have the lovely little AO722 netbook you may be looking for some simple and cheap upgrades. Here are my top upgrades for the AO722: Upgrade the RAM to 4GB for $20 or even 8GB for less than $40! Upgrade the HDD to a high performance SSD for less than $100 Add bluetooth by upgrading the wifi card to a combo wifi + bluetooth card for about $20 Add a Huawei 3G data card in the extra mini pci-e slot The AMD

Acer Aspire AS7560 review

Here are my impressions of the Acer Aspire AS7560 laptop: Pros: Decent keyboard, WITH full numpad Supports TWO hard drives… dual hard drive support is quite rare in a machine this inexpensive Responsive trackpad with good two finger scrolling Easy upgrading. Loosening a few screws allows for access to two DDR3 RAM slots and two SATA hard drive bays. Cons: Occasional CPU noise even during relatively low load situations CPU cooling fanis audible during program loading (even FireFox etc.) then

[HOWTO] upgrading M4400 (RAM, CPU, SSD, BIOS)

NOTE: you can also view all the entries in this Q & A series… I received the following question on my previous post about¬†upgrading a Dell M4400 laptop: Q. Great J.D. Thank you. I also have an M4400. I purchased it a year or so ago so that I could have a portable solution as I explore 3D graphics programs such as 3DSMax etc‚ĶBased on your above post (and a few others) I have purchased a qx9300 quad core processor,

Duke Nukem Forever game benchmarks (FPS)

There are only two computer games that I play these days: StarCraft 2 and Duke Nukem Forever. Both of which are sequels to venerable classics. StarCraft 2 is widely considered a worthy¬†successor¬†to SC1. Duke Nukem Forever is generally not considered to be worthy compared to it’s older counterpart Duke Nukem 3D. However, they are both surprisingly fun to play in multiplayer for exactly the opposite reasons: StarCraft 2 – one of the ultimate games when it comes to skill, it

AMD Fusion Llano Laptops, Notebooks, Motherboards, and CPUs! [Lynx/Prices]

UPDATES: 2011.09.11 DELL releases nice new Vostro 3555 laptop Llano laptop starting at $459… Dell launched the AMD Llano Fusion based Vostro 3555 business laptop¬†|¬†Laptop Computer Planet Bloghttp://laptop-computer-planet.com/blog/2011/09/10/dell-launched-the-amd-llano-fusion-based-vostro-3555-business-laptop/Dell launched the AMD Llano Fusion based Vostro 3555 business laptopPosted on 10. Sep, 2011 by LaptopMan in Laptops, LaptopsThe Dell Vostro 3555 looks like much like the other‚Ķ 2011.09.06 (33) sweet new BLACK unlocked edition Fusion APUs near release!!! AMD Fusion Black Edition APUs will come in 2 flavours | KitGuruhttp://www.kitguru.net/site-news/highlights2/jules/amd-fusion-black-edition-apus-will-come-in-2-flavours/Arguably the

Daily Update: Creek Running and Sandy Bridge

One of my favorite things about modern life is the ability to daily experience the ancient and the cutting edge. Case in point: Our creek started running again this morning. I helped my buddy build a Sandy Bridge 2600K system this evening Elaboration: This lovely little creek often runs year round, but when Missouri is dry the creep sometimes dries up. Then one day the rains and water tables will cooperate to start the creek running again and clear out

Upgrading a Dell M4400: Dual Hard Drives, 2.8GHz CPU, 4GB RAM

UPDATE: new post with specific M4400 upgrade questions and tips as a result of questions from commenter David. NOTE: you can also view all the entries in this Q & A series… The Dell M4400 has been my laptop of choice for almost a year. For my birthday I upgraded it to 4GB RAM (from 3GB) and swapped out the P8600 CPU for a T9700. The P8600 is a 2.4GHz dual core chip (25W) with 3MB cache, the T9700 is