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USA Receives Its Very First Quad-Core Laptop August 18, 2007

Posted by Tony S in Computers, Games.
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Quad Core Laptop

Although MacBooks are really fine pieces of technology, it is a must to point out that the first Quad Core laptop has hit the stores in the US, today. Unlike the MacBook, this laptop is not an Apple product; it is from Intel, making it a PC. It’s name? Well, there are 2 versions of it: the Q6600 & the Q6700. Both are gaming laptops, but can be used for many other purposes as well.

Here are just some of the advantages of having one:

The Quad Core Laptop ships with 4.1 Speakers, which means that it comes with its own sub-woofer as well! Furthermore, it comes with a Web Cam, as well as a 12-cell battery, which can sustain it for hours without a plugged in power source. Of course, it can support Windows Vista due to its large amount of memory, fast processors, and superb video card. And to top it all off, it weighs only 12 and half pounds, without bargaining the durability.

Why have a Quad Core laptop?

Mostly for gaming purposes plus others; however, we all know that games can use up a vast amount of resources, causing everything else to run at a sluggish pace. That is the main innovation involved in the Quad Core models. The Quad Core laptop solves this problem by giving gamers what they want; a compromise between their games and their everyday programs, allowing them to run it all at a smooth pace. Terrific solution, eh?

Why not to buy the Quad Core Laptop? 

This thing costs $3, 359 dollars!

If you don’t play games at all.

Via [CNET]


Want to play your PS3 in a sauna? August 15, 2007

Posted by Ratish in Games, Security.
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Some recently conducted “extreme tests” have come to prove that in the battle of the consoles, Sony wins the Strength & Endurance award. Well looking at all the problems coming up in Microsoft’s Xbox 360, you can’t be surprised that some one else took the crown.

Sony’s Dave Karraker is wooing the company’s official blog post called “How to Kill a PS3” which clearly gives Sony a boost. The tests included playing a blu-ray disc games & movies for 108 hours without damaging the console. Not only that but they made it Antarctica-friendly by proving putting it in a freezer and lowering the temperature from a cool 50 degrees to a below-freezing, zero! I’m not so sure that any of the scientists there really care about a game, or maybe they can make a game all about penguins. Who knows?

Not to leave the Saharans out, tests were also conducted in a sauna where the temperature rose from 100 to 120 degrees over a period of 3 days. Unsurprisingly, the console was hot but it worked fine.

“A lot of noise has been made recently about the reliability issues of one of our competitor’s systems,” Karraker said, then went on to kick some sand in Redmond’s eye by adding “Did it fail? Nope.

Via [PS3Vault]

Price falls on Xbox 360 August 15, 2007

Posted by adityakalidindi in Games.
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Xbox 360

Looking for a way to afford the Xbox 360? Well here’s your opportunity folks. The Xbox 360 has just dropped a whopping 50 bucks. As you game fanatics may know there are three different types of the Xbox 360.We have the basic Xbox 360 core for the beginners at gaming and for the people who want to save a little bit of money. This Xbox may not be the best way to go, but it has dropped a decent 20 dollars. It may not sound like much, but hey, at least it dropped something.

Next, we have our regular Xbox 360 which includes the console as well as wireless controllers. This is the path to take for those hard core gamers that really know what they are doing. This overpriced version of the Xbox has dropped a whole 50 dollars in a short amount of time. This variant of the Xbox is a good path to take but there is also another interpretation of this console. Not too much cheaper is it though?

Now, we come across to the console of present time. The ultimate console that any absolute game fanatic would want to possess. The Xbox 360 elite cost an excessive amount, 479 dollars, at the beginning of its release. However, in due time this version went down a nice 30 dollars making it 449 dollars. This may not sound like much but you are indeed saving a lot of money when you buy the accessories with the console. This may be the most expensive of the three, but folks, it is definitely worth it. It will save you a ton of headaches and a lot of money.

I purchased the regular Xbox, but if I knew about the elite, i would have bought that. This Xbox has cost a lot of money getting it fixed. What Xbox’s do you guys own? How do you guys like them?

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Microsoft Admits Problems in the 3 Red Lights on Xbox August 13, 2007

Posted by adityakalidindi in Games.

Xbox 360

That’s right everybody, Microsoft has finally decided to step up and be honest about the problem of 3 red lights occuring in several 360s. The three red lights in the xbox 360 have cost people tons of money in order to get it repaired. This three red light problem is not able to repaired and they only way of getting it taken care of was to either buy a new Xbox 360 or ship it to Microsoft and pay the excessive sum of 200 dollars to get the part replaced.

Now, many users can look forward to a better way because it has become as simple as calling Microsoft and telling them about your problem. You then register your Xbox 360 for a small fee of $59.90 and they will protect your Xbox for a full 3 years from the three red light problem as well as any future problems. They will send you a box within four days and instructions as how to prepare the console and put it in the box for shipping. They will then receive the box within 3-4 days and then they can repair your Xbox 360 for free and they will send you a new one within 2-4 weeks.

Not so bad right? Wouldn’t you rather have your Xbox fixed for free and wait a few weeks rather than buying a new one for much more or getting yours fixed for at least $200? As you can see, Microsoft has stepped up to this problem and the Xbox fanatics can once again, be happy and play their video games. It seems to me that this is a good way for Microsoft to ensure their customers’ happiness. Any comments?

DOOM to Hit iPhone Soon August 12, 2007

Posted by Natesh in Apple, Cell Phones, Games, iPhone.
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The game-less iPhone is about to receive the very popular cell phone game Doom. I must say that Doom is a very good game and it coming to the iPhone would make the iPhone more fun that it already is. Hard to imagine, eh? One problem, you can’t control the game and it has no sound. Hmm, well that isn’t very fun is it? So basically, it won’t be out for some time, but hopefully it will be out sooner rather than later. Either way, this seems to be a great game addition to Apple’s iPhone.