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frankspin

by frankspin

Are the cost of the new Mac Pros justified?
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Today is the day when Apple begins selling the Mac Pro (shipping by Dec. 30th though) and the starting prices are $2,999 and $3,999. You can easily ramp these up close to $10,000 before you even include a monitor. These are obviously not intended for the average consumer, but I was still curious to see how much of a premium they were commanding. I'm going to work with the lowest spec model to see what I could find. For reference the lowest spec has the following:
Xeon E5 3.7GHz quad-core with... Read more →
kris

by kris

Do you give your computer a name?
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I've had a computer for over twenty years now, and I remember when it was de rigeur to always give your machine a nickname—maybe after your favorite sci-fi or cartoon character, or maybe even a beloved relative. Now we might replace our devices on a yearly basis, and it seems silly to give them names since, after all, why get sentimental about something that's going to be replaced in short time for something slightly better?
I don't replace my devices that often, though, and as I consider... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Digital Storm introduced an entry level PC gaming line but do you think will people will buy it?
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Much like Dell did with the Alienware X51, Digital Storm is trying its hand with entry level gaming PCs. They're offering four different models to the Marauder line up. Going from Level 1 to Level 4 the specs get slight increases in either the processor or video card.
At $799 the Level 1 is claiming to be for "Gamers on a tight budget" and offers some good specs at the price. The one major benefit of investing in a PC like this over something like the Alienware X51 is you're getting a full sized... Read more →