Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 4th Jun 2012 21:30 UTC
Games The E3 is supposed to be all about gaming, but since you can only go so far with realistic renderings of bullets entering and exiting various body parts, Microsoft's keynote was more about expanding the Xbox ecosystem - with, among other things, Internet Explorer and SmartGlass. The latter is a service which allows you to use additional devices - tablets, smrtphones, PCs - as remote controls for your Xbox. IT goes much further than that though, while watching a TV show or a game, SmartGlass can show additional content (i.e., a map of Westeros while watching Game of Thrones), or pick up content where you left off. Pretty cool - and coming to iOS and Android as well, including the game integration. Yup, expect Office for iOS and Android to land soon.
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RE[4]: This is good news
by sukru on Thu 7th Jun 2012 12:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: This is good news"
sukru
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2006-11-19

Sorry, last time I checked HDD prices, 2TB was more than $200. It seems like they going down to before flood pricing (slowly) - more like $120 now.

Anyways, I just sold my Logitech Revue. I might really jump on this. Thanks for the suggestion.

Edited 2012-06-07 12:11 UTC

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RE[5]: This is good news
by bassbeast on Fri 8th Jun 2012 06:25 in reply to "RE[4]: This is good news"
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2007-11-11

You are welcome and if you are in the states sign up for the Tiger and Newegg emails. they often will get into little "price wars" with each other over the emails so you can score some REALLY good deals. just today i got one from newegg with a $109 2Tb internal and $99 for a 2Tb external so it looks like by the end of summer prices will be back down.

If you get one just remember that since the APU uses system RAM for video not to get the really slow RAM as it'll hurt GPU performance. I'd look at the 1333MHz RAM, it seems to be the best bang for the buck ATM. I can tell you though that those E350 chips are just great, low power and heat but better performance than an Atom+ION combo, just perfect for a nice cheap HTPC.

Anyway if you decide to get one be sure to download the latest AMD drivers AND the latest XCode codec pack from AMD if you are using windows, that will give you hardware acceleration for all the major formats including flash and DivX and offloading decode to the GPU really makes the E series chips snappy.

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