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We're not going to set this one up with some creepy bedtime story like Vigor does on its own website, but seriously, this beast is kind of scary. The aptly-dubbed Colossus houses Intel's Skulltrail platform along with two Core 2 Extreme QX9775 quad-core processors, and that's just the beginning. Yo...

February 20th 2008 at 8:03am 0 Comments
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We actually thought Skulltrail was a pretty slick name for a gaming platform, but it looks like the suits at Intel were afraid of having too much fun -- say hello to the "Intel Dual Socket Extreme Desktop Platform." Yep, it's official, just announced at GDC. Based on the new $649 D5400XS mobo and a...

February 19th 2008 at 1:05pm 0 Comments
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You've read about it, you've heard about it and you've even seen its ghost sneaking out from your closet at night, but now you can finally buy this beast of a machine with its all new hardware. The Pavilion HDX -- which stretches the very definition of a laptop -- is available right now at HP's web...

January 23rd 2008 at 2:24pm 0 Comments
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Custom manufacturer Velocity Micro brought some new goodies to CES, including a brace of gaming PCs, a mid-range desktop, and configurable notebook. The Raptor Signature Ultimate Gaming line (pictured, left) takes approximately 5995 of your hard earned smackers (depending on config) in exchange for...

January 6th 2008 at 1:08pm 0 Comments
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Want to see what AMD is up against come Q1? You're looking at it, the 3.2GHz, quad-core, QX9770 Core 2 Extreme processor from Intel. Like Intel's current headliner -- the QX9650 -- we're talking 45-nm Yorkfield class silicon here with 1600MHz front side bus and 12MB L2 cache. HotHardware got their...

November 19th 2007 at 8:55am 0 Comments
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Looks like Shuttle isn't the only desktop maker cranking out a new X38-based rig in the past 24 or so hours, as Dell is also introducing one of its own in the Precision T3400. Not diminutive by any stretch of the imagination, this workhorse can be equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo or Extreme proces...

October 11th 2007 at 9:07am 0 Comments
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Keepin' with the funky fresh crowd, XtremeNotebooks is unleashing an all-in-one PC of its own, and while it may have some form of identity crisis coming from a laptop manufacturer, there's really no portable nature to this one. Nevertheless, the XN1 consists of a 22-inch WSXGA+ (1,680 x 1,050) LCD...

October 6th 2007 at 12:03am 0 Comments
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Well kids, it's official... the Beast is loose. Dell's M1730, which had been extensively leaked over the past few months, has been made public on the Dell blog (they even go as far as naming us in the notice). As expected, the gaming laptop is crammed full of over-spec'd gear, like the Core 2 Extrem...

September 27th 2007 at 8:51am 0 Comments
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The main problem with an "in the wild" spotting of a processor is that it's just not all that exciting staring at a lump of silicon. That said, it is exciting that Intel's new top-shelf 2.8GHz Core 2 Extreme X7900 mobile chip is making the rounds, and the folks that got a hold of this one managed to...

September 20th 2007 at 10:23am 0 Comments
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Making room for all that new speed can be difficult... just ask Intel. The chipmaker has been doing some reshuffling as of late, leaving some space in its lineup for the new Penryn CPUs we're all foaming at the mouth over. First off, Intel has added the mobile-based Core 2 Extreme X7900, plus the de...

September 10th 2007 at 10:28am 0 Comments