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Asus won’t compete with UK gaming system builders

One of the most shocking things on show at Computex 2011, was the a complete ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) desktop system. While no one in the local channel much minds if Asus produces EeePCs, tablets or regular laptops – the idea of a $12Bn giant starting to make gaming …

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Asrock reveals X79 design – world awaits benchmarks

It’s been a good many years since Intel first unloaded an Extreme version of its high-end processor into the face of a waiting world. Computex 2011 saw preparations for the next generation in full swing. KitGuru’s cameras swung by the Asrock stand to see if there had been any fatalities. …

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Intel hands Q3 to AMD Llano – strategic error?

After having the market to itself for over 3 years, AMD finally woke up and realised that there was a market for a Fusion-class processor that combined decent CPU-ing with decent GPU-ing. News into KitGuru suggests that Intel might be embarking on a strange strategy for 2011. Here’s what we …

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Mother’s Day Technology? Bit of Camden magic

Every year, millions and millions of technology enthusiasts are plagued by the same question. Why is it so easy to buy cool new stuff for ourselves and yet so hard to innovate for family members who just don’t share our passion. KitGuru HQ has been sent some pictures of a …

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Game attacks HMV, but which is the main event?

One of the largest dates on the gaming calendar is the London Games Festival, which runs from 22nd to 25th September 2011 near Earl’s Court in London. At the time it was announced, it was settled into a nice, solo spot. It seems that’s set to change. KitGuru brings the …

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Win an iPad 2 with KitGuru and Multiplay

It’s the giveaway that everyone’s been waiting for. There’s not a lot else we can say! Apple’s iPad series has created more global desire than Pamela Anderson’s first sprint down the Baywatch beach. The iPad 2 is smoother, slimmer and faster than its predecessor. It is, without doubt, the hottest …

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nVidia launches GTX550 (with 3 variants)

Anyone who looks at the existing nVidia line up for the GTX 400 and 500 series, will quickly come to the conclusion that they are almost out of numbers. Nevertheless, that has not stopped the Santa Clara team for pushing out yet another SKU. Is the market ready for the …

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Apple iPad 2 available in store from 5pm*

Well, that’s certainly true in the United States of the Americas. Elsewhere in the world, we may need to wait a little longer. The eagerly awaited product is finally here, so KitGuru decided to look at the hype a little. When Steve Jobs got off his hospital bed at the …

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Chenbro chassis for the extreme builder

Lots of great new products at CeBIT 2011, all of which will be brought to your attention soon enough. We thought we’d also like to bring you some unusual stories as well – stuff you’re never normally likely to see. Chenbro used to have a large amount of the consumer …

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B3 chipset lands in CeBIT 2011

Growing up in the cold war meant that B1 and B2 conjured up images of supersonic bombers capable of delivering both nuclear and conventional payloads, great distances. At CeBIT 2011, the characters ‘B’ and ‘3’ combined to make something altogether more attractive. KitGuru puts down the mustard and investigates. No …

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Asus mainboard box IS your new Mini ITX chassis

Many smaller manufacturers across the globe have recycled the box that a chassis comes in. While the likes of Dell and HP have neat boxes printed, most of the smaller operations just send the complete PC straight back out in the chassis box. At CeBIT 2011, Asus has taken that …

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Fixed Intel Sandy Bridge boxes ready to print

The original ‘just in time’ philosophy might have been Japanese, but it seems that Intel’s engineers are passing around the parable as well. So, how close are they?  KitGuru attaches safety lines and prepares to investigate the bridge. Working like flayed demons, Intel chipset engineers across the globe have been …

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Kaspersky security violated by old hack

Despite the fact that Kaspersky has been dealing with threats for more than 13 years, KitGuru spies have smuggled footage to HQ which proves categorically that its security was completely exposed by one of the oldest hacks we know. KitGuru dons night vision goggles to explain. Kaspersky is arguably the …

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Distree kicks off in Monte Carlo

While trade shows like CeBIT have been dying a slow death over the past 5 years, some trade shows are absolutely booming. Basically, it comes down to what is being shown, who the audience is and how does anyone make money. KitGuru dons sun block (optimistically) and investigates. Distree XXL …

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Intel says STOP BUYING OUR NEW SYSTEMS

OK, it has arrived. Following on from Intel’s very open and honest revelation yesterday morning, the channel has been waiting to hear what the full extent of Intel’s advice is – and it has just arrived. KitGuru reveals all. The message is clear. “Intel Recommends Channel Customers Stop Building and …

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nVidia GTX 560 power requirement revealed

As you all know, nVidia will be launching its GTX560 refresh to the popular GTX460 card on 25th January 2011. Going back to the early part of 2010, when the first Fermi cards began to surface, one of the biggest worries was power draw. Has nVidia got it right with …

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