Wednesday News

Posted on Wednesday, May 21 2003 @ 15:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck

OCAddiction takes a look at the FIC VL11PE motherboard today based on the Springdale chipset
Upon first inspection the board looks fairly impressive. We see the normal brown PCB however FIC has thrown some colors in with lime green DDR Slots and Blue PCI's, not to mention a few other colors sporadically placed around the board. I'm glad to see hardware manufacturers doing this type of "coloring" since the hardware mod community can take advantage of these sharp looks to show off in their windowed case. We also have been given word that the final production model will look much like its bigger brother, the P4-875P MAX Motherboard which has a nice red PCB

Review Link : OCAddiction

Liteon XJ-HD166S 16x DVD Drive
If you want to watch movies on your computer your going to need a DVD drive. So Today we're taking a look at what liteon has to offer with their XJ-HD166S 16x DVD Drive.

Review Link : TechTastic

Chenming 301KE Aluminum Case
The Chenming 301 KE Aluminum Case begins a series of very affordable aluminum cases. Being economy models doesn’t mean that they are not packed with the innovative features most computer enthusiasts want, they are. But, for the sake of economy they lack in only one area and that is, they do not have a slide-out removable motherboard tray.

Review Link : Systemcooling

Altec Lansing 251 5.1 Desktop Theater
I highly recommend these to a person looking for a cheap way to spice up there computer desktop. It is not a product for someone who listens to music all the time making their ear drums work overtime. Those people are better off buying a $400 system. These speakers are made for people with a low income and want the best they can get for a low price. I have found these for as low as $60, which is about the same price as the Logitech Z-640’s. I prefer these speakers over the Z-640’s because it has a better mid-range. However, the 640’s offer better bass

Review Link : Geekshelter

irock BLiNG CD/Mp3/FM Player
This player boasts 3 play modes: CD, MP3, and FM. This may lead you to believe that you can use standard CDs, digitally store MP3s, and listen to the radio... but this is not the case. To listen to MP3s, you need to burn them on a CD. An option to store MP3s on the device would have been a great addition, but the price would have to increase dramatically to accomodate a physical drive being integrated. I must say, however, that this device performed flawlessly in all modes.

Review Link : The Tech Lounge

Chaintech Reloaded 2003 Conference
Behind the product is the company and a 20 year veteran, Chaintech, invited us to go one on one and we did.
Review Link : Icrontic

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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