SEED MA-280 Mini-ITX Reviewed

October 18, 2009

We recently had the opportunity to take a detailed look at two Mini-ITX chassis from Lutec, a Taiwanese company which has specialized in ergonomic and space saving products for the Asian market. They are extending their SEED line to western audiences and asked us for our honest and unbiased impressions. With the review that follows, I will do my best to provide you with just such an assessment.

SEED MA-280 (vertically oriented)

We tackled the SEED MA-280 this time around. This impressively small unit has a MSRP in the neighborhood of $70/USD, which is mid-priced for a Mini-ITX nettop chassis. The focus of its design is in light desktop or multimedia use, which is apparent in its form and function.

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SEED MU-380 Mini-ITX Reviewed

October 14, 2009

We recently had the opportunity to take a detailed look at two Mini-ITX chassis from Lutec, a Taiwanese company which has specialized in ergonomic and space saving products for the Asian market. They are extending their SEED line to western audiences and asked us for our honest and unbiased impressions. With the review that follows, I will do my best to provide you with just such an assessment.

SEED MU-380 (Pictured with LITE-ON Slot Load Slim CD/DVD)

First up is the SEED MU-380. With a MSRP of around $70/USD, it is a mid-priced Mini-ITX nettop chassis aimed at light desktop or multimedia use. It comes in two varieties, the always classy black and a stylish black/silver two-tone. We received the black model, although we expect little in the way of functional differences.

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AVG virus definition update cripples Windows PC’s

November 11, 2008

A recent update in the virus definitions of AVG causes a critical file, user32.dll, to be detected as a virus. As a result, the affected computers running Windows XP keep rebooting right before the log-on screen appears.

AVG recommends affected users to boot into Safe Mode, restore the user32.dll file from the Windows CD, or from a website and temporarily remove AVG until an update addresses the issue.

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ASUS VENTO TA-F Foldable PC Case

November 3, 2008

OK, so we have a foldable case here but who does it really benefit, consumers or manufacturers? seems the latter to me! “This also allows DIY enthusiasts to carry the chassis back home or to the office without having to contend with the conventional bulk of a normal chassis.” really? Is it worth all the hassle of taking everything apart and putting it back together, surely not! opinions?

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Reactor The First Liquid Submersed System

October 28, 2008

Hardcore Computer Inc has created the worlds first production, fully liquid submersed system, called . Yeah, its obviously not the first time this has been done, its just the first time some one has marketed it. I dunno, i guess its pretty cool, and it doesn’t really say in the article, but it looks to me like the various components are hooked up to water cooling system, only submersed?

They obviously have it all thought out, but if i were to go about making a submersed system, i would just get some large passive heatsinks and call it good right?

Total Liquid Submersion allows sustainable over achievement. No instability, no overheating, no drama. We designed the entire Reactor system to attain and preserve maximum performance.

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New Alan Wake Cinematic Trailer

October 28, 2008

Yeah, you read that right, new Alan Wake stuff here. I mean, its only been like two years, so not a big deal, but there is a new trailer, or preview, i’m not sure what it would be at this point. teaser? Anyways, Remedy has also released some new gameplay details as well.

Light will play a very big part in the world around Alan. As enemies grow stronger in the darkness and in a world where light will gradually diminish through the coarse of the game. Of coarse, there is the crazy story and story elements i’m sure most of us are familiar with.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 goes top in UK

October 21, 2008

Not surprisingly Pro Evolution Soccer 2009’s has taken the top spot from FIFA 09 in the UK. So far Fifa 2009 had only enjoyed two weeks at the top spot but things can still change!

All Formats Chart: week ending October 18

  1. PES 2009
  2. FIFA 09
  3. Saints Row 2
  4. LEGO Batman
  5. Wii Fit
  6. Mario Kart Wii
  7. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  8. Wii Play
  9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2009
  10. Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway

Super Talent to Launch SSDs for EeePC

October 11, 2008

Super Talent is going to produce three different sized SSDs for the EeePC. A 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB drive at $53, $79, and $149. Those are some pretty sweet prices if you ask me. Not that you would want to upgrade your EeePC’s storage space anyway, no, not with the MASSIVE 8gbs you already have.. I kid, but those prices aren’t final, and they are set to go into production this November.

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Gigabyte M912V Netbook UMPC

October 5, 2008

Gigabyte is entering into the netbook world, but with a little twist. Its kind of a hybrid between a tablet PC and a netbook. It comes with many standards one would expect from a netbook, 8.9″ screen, around 4hrs of battery life, an Atom processor, etc. However, Gigabyte has incorporated a touch screen, which will make it one of a kind in the netbook jungle.

More Details: Gigabyte M912V

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HP introduces the TouchSmart IQ515 PC

October 3, 2008

HP has introduced the HP TouchSmart IQ515 PC. It’s an all-in-one PC with a 22″ touchscreen. The specs are: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, 4 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard disk, GeForce 9600M GS 512 MB, wifi b/g/n, bluetooth, card reader, built-in blu-ray/dvdrw-writer, built-in webcam and a wireless keyboard.

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