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Aria offers business users Windows 7 PCs for £99

With Windows 8, Haswell, GTX700 and Radeon 8000 all coming soon, it’s work pausing every now and then to realise that the vast majority of business users are not batting in that league. They have a very different set of requirements – sometimes as simple as ‘Need a PC for …

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240GB SATA III SSD hits £129 on OcUK

While some of the big players in the market, like Kingston working with Overclockers and eBuyer, have peppered the £100 mark with some 240/256GB SSD deals, those have been for the older SATA II technology. Old stock depleted, cluster bombs of SATA III product are now targeting the same area. …

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NZXT 820: The devilish Phantom strikes again

Originally launched as ‘Gaming Armour’, NZXT has enjoyed the most success with its stylish Phantom chassis over the past couple of years. Now it’s ready to re-vamp a classic, KitGuru wonders whether to be scared or excited. With a built-in 4-channel fan-controller, alongside an SD card reader and lit back …

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Thermaltake launches Evo Blue 2

It’s not often a technology company launches a product that is openly labelled ‘Flashy’, but when LEDs have been built in from the ground up – maybe it’s an idea. The product info says ‘Turbo Powered PSU’, so KitGuru brought along a tin of fresh-Porsche smell, just in case. The …

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XBox Music set to launch

Prepare for a revolution. Sit down, strap in and get ready. Microsoft is on the verge of launching an amazing new system that will, wait for it, allow you to listen to the music you want, when you want and where you want. Wow. KitGuru finds a cool, dark room …

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iPhone 5 increases global frieght charges

With more than 5 million iPhone 5 units shipping in the first few days after launch, someone, somewhere in the world, needs to load boxes into a van, drive them to an airport or ship loading bay and help them on their DHL/UPS way across the world. KitGuru wonders if …

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Cameron encourages Seedrs – no torrents in sight

The world divides a lot of different ways, male and female, young and old – but one of the most basic and long lasting divisions that’s not related to genetics, must be ‘worker’ and ’employer’. Boosting the technology industry means increasing sales, which means increasing employment. The Coalition seems to …

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Silverstone FF142 wants to get stuck on you

We can all agree that the enemies of a modern PC include water, boiling oil, missile attack and – more commonly – simple dust. While Silverstone is not able to protect against liquids or missiles, the company’s latest invention might help you with small particles. KitGuru wades through a cloud …

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Rory Read orders FX parts refresh for AMD in October

Given that they are up against Intel, with the Tick-Tock processor delivery schedule and more FABs than McDonald’s got buns – you have to give AMD credit for trying. AMD’s CEO has ordered the launch of a faster range of FX processors before Halloween’s night is out. Is it trick …

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Slip in Moore’s Law suits Intel product planning

We’ve all watched the Olympics. How many times have we seen a close-fought race end in a new world record? How many times have we seen one person completely dominate an event, only to pull up before the finishing line and miss smashing the old record by a big margin. …

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Apple pulls in iPad mini for October announcement

The best football teams in the world not only play their own game, they also mark the opposition off the pitch – preventing them from playing THEIR game. While Apple’s initial plan was to push the iPad Mini into stores for 12th December, that date has moved ahead of announcements …

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Kingston drops price bomb on 60GB

While the overall price of SSD’s have been falling for a good year now, the ‘really crazy’ deals have normally been on things like refurbished stock. News in from one of the UK’s biggest resellers, shows that the price of brand new drives has dropped further than anyone thought possible …

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MegaDroid security project in full swing at Sandia

They say that assume makes an ‘ass’ of ‘me’ and ‘u’ and that assumption is the mother of all screw-ups. While millions have been poured into researching security and a multitude of threats from cyber hacking on PCs, far less is known about the networks that are developing around communications …

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Can Intel’s Haswell beat AMD’s APU in 2013?

We have recently detailed a number of challenges being faced by Intel, mostly centred on ‘How do you build $7 billion fabrication plants when your average chip profit is $10?’. While there’s no doubting Core’s ‘King of the hill’ for pure CPU performance credentials, KitGuru reads the A10 reviews and …

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Kodak prints its last photo

Almost 12 months ago, KitGuru looked around the market and took stock of the various problems that everyone was facing. At the time, we ran a series of stories on the businesses that we felt were most in trouble. Today, we’re hearing that following its Chapter 11 filing earlier this …

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HE720 drive from ADATA is thinnest in the world

While capacities have been increasing consistently for as long as there have been hard drives around, the actual physical size changes very little over time. ADATA is now looking to change that for the mobile market place with the arrival of the HE720. This drive uses a USB3 interface and …

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Intel Haswell introduces new power requirement for 1150

While the launch of nVidia’s Fermi architecture and AMD’s Bulldozer might have had investors running to buy stocks in electricity production companies, overall, the trend for power consumption has been downward. KitGuru listens to rumours coming out of the east about possible changes to mainboard requirements for Intel’s Haswell in …

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Toys ‘R’ Us accused of making cheap knock offs

Innovation and inspiration are not quite twins, but they are very close cousins. By the same token, derivation and downright rip-off are also closely related. Lawyers get phat on the differences between these words and, right now, some of those lawyers belong to Acer, Foxconn, Kingston and Toys ‘R’ Us. You may …

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AMD Radeon HD 8970 and 8950 launch plans revealed

While AMD might struggle to match Intel’s tick-tock on the CPU side of life, the old ATi graphics team has no such difficulty in pushing out next-generation GPUs. We have spoken with our sources in the Far East and discovered AMD’s launch plans for the Radeon 8000 series. KitGuru orders …

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Google maps solution to Apple maps dysfunctionality

Apple is one of the few companies on the planet that can get away with launching products that simply don’t work. When it launched an iPhone that struggled to make phone calls, customers around the world simply learned to hold their phones differently. Now Apple has a mapping system that’s …

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Strong ARM bulges to take more market share

As we’ve said before on KitGuru, companies communicate in a lot of different ways. The press release is one and the annual report is another. While these don’t normally contain downright lies, they are certainly spun in a very specific/positive way. But what about recruitment? It’s tough to spin job …

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Thermaltake launches godfather of all Soprano chassis

There’s a school of thought in design that says ‘In order to go forward, you must first look back’. Probably one of the more famous examples in recent times was the re-emergence of the roadster sports car. Some of the ideas in the BMW Z4 go back half a century, …

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AMD moves to chop 1% off its wage bill

Over time, companies gain and lose people. In the natural sequence of events, when someone leaves, they are often replaced immediately by someone else with similar experience/salary demands. Right now, that’s not the case at AMD. KitGuru looks at the latest changes and believes it has found a pattern. If …

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XFX monster game bundle lands on Aria

Upgrading or replacing your PC is fun, but as soon as you get anything that boosts graphics performance – the first thing you’ll be looking at is your tired old games and wondering how many new ones you should buy. XFX has just air-dropped the solution into Aria. KitGuru was …

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