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MSI outs new GT60 / GT70 gaming laptops, we go hands-on (video) Everything old is new again: NVIDIA rebrands Fermi-based GPUs into 600-series Intel puts Ivy Bridge on the map: promises up to 20 percent faster CPU, doubled graphics, desktop quad-cores from $174 Now that Intel's let the cat out...

April 23rd 2012 at 12:01pm 0 Comments
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Anyone who's ever heard good self-powered speakers next to an equivalent passive setup will attest to the advantages of the active approach. Sadly, market forces overwhelmingly favor the passive approach, except on the desktop, where "multimedia" speakers thrive. Dynaudio's new active Focus 110 A s...

February 28th 2009 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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Okay, so Dynaudio's Focus 220 II speakers aren't brand spanking new to the market, but it's not everyday we get a chance to put our hands on a set of $3,500 (per pair) high-end audio toys. On the outside, these look identical to the well-regarded original Focus 220 model, but the good folks manning...

January 9th 2009 at 1:13pm 0 Comments
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Ever wonder why super high-end speakers are shown off paired with hernia-inducing amplifiers rather than receivers that most folks have? Sure, target demographic bankrolls and egos are two reasons; but also, many of those high-end speakers sound their best when fed lots of power. Dynaudio's new Exc...

May 4th 2008 at 11:50am 0 Comments