Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is the first netbook with NVIDIA’s ion technology, which mean it will be capable to run the whole HD-playing and 3D game. For example, according to Nvidia, Spore, Call of Duty 4, Portal, and World of Warcraft will all be playable.
Just to refresh, Nvidia’s Ion platform is essentially Intel’s Atom processor combined with the decent Nvidia 9400m graphics unit. It aims to provide smooth 1080p video decoding, including accelerated h.264 playblack, Blu-ray playback and moderate gaming capabilities. It is the same technology that launched with the Acer’s Aspire Revo nettop and Zotac main board.
Since most of the existing netbooks can’t handle multimedia at 720p or higher and cannot run any of the latest 3D gaming titles, Lenovo IdeaPad S12 is truly a revolution. Check out all the specs and the gallery after the break…
It’s Tuesday, Apple’s favourite and prolly only day of the week in which they tend to launch new and latest upcoming products. Today they again temporaily closed down their online store in order to update a new line up of iMacs and also the much rumored Mac Mini. So let’s first take a look at the new updated iMacs. The latest 20-inch iMac features a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Apple previously offered both a 2.4GHz and 2.66GHz configuration), 2GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 memory (with a new maximum of 8GB for all iMac models), a 320GB Serial ATA hard drive, and Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated graphics with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory (previous 20-inch models had discrete ATI Radeon graphics).
It seems the economic downturn doesn’t affect geeks and gamers like you and me, at least from NVidia’s perspective. Take a look at this 1.5 GB monsterous QuadroFX 4800 Workstation Graphics Card which NVidia has just recently unveiled, complete with a GT200 graphics processor and a sticker price of $1,999. The board features a 602MHz GPU clock speed, 192 stream processors, an 800MHz GDDR3 clock speed, 384-bit memory controller and a PCI Express 2.0 x16 connector. Hit the link to HotHardware below and find out how the 4800 compares with its devilish brother: 5800, which costs as much as $3,499!