China is reportedly building the world’s fastest supercomputer with Intel’s most powerful hardware. The computer could be used to attempt calculations on a massive scale — such as moon exploration or the layout of an entire city. The computer is being assembled with Intel’s finest: 100,000 pieces of Ivy Bridge-based processor Xeon E5, which cost US$2,500 each. The processors are said to be able to compute five times faster the world’s current top supercomputer. It will also use 100,000 co-processor Xeon Phi boards. The Chinese government view the supercomputer as a key tool to help them cope with an aging population and accelerating its space exploration. It is interesting to see China is switching back again to Intel from their homegrown CPUs.
Its been a long time, almost too long. Apple is finally getting rid of the unibody design and redesigning their Macbooks to be thinner, sleeker and more powerful. Or so the rumours say. You want to know what is really going on? We have our industry specialist on the case, our top man on the M.I.C. team, back from Wujiang and he has a lot to tell you. More after the jump.
Lenovo has officially announced the worldwide availability of their IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks which we first saw at CES. In order to promote their new U310 and U410 budget Ultrabooks, Lenovo has spent some efforts on marketing materials by shooting super stylish photos. Check them out after the break.
We have done some research and discovered that Apple will finally be launching their new Mac Pro. There are a variety of new technologies being utilized, so we have gotten our best in field experts to talk to our sources. What do we know? Read on to find out ~
Taiwanese PC manufacturer ASUS has introduced a ridiculously brilliant product at Computex, a dual-screen laptop. Yup, it’s real, and it’s called the TAICHI. At first sight, you may think the TAICHI is just a laptop with ultra-thin design, but looking closer, you will see full-HD (1,920 x 1,080-pixel) screens on both sides of the lid. The screen on the outside is touch-capable and when the lid is closed, the TAICHI functions as a tablet, but with the lid opened both screens can be used independently, enabling same-time sharing with a friend face-to-face. Check out the video after the break to see it in action, and don’t miss out the wonderful moment of ASUS CEO Jonney Shih revealing the awesomeness of TAICHI.
After Acer introduced some very strange all-in-one desktop at Computex, the company still have a few more Windows 8 tablets being unveiled at the show. There are two models — Acer Iconia W700 and Iconia W510. The W700 is quite remarkable since it is an Ivy Bridge-loaded machine, combined with USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. Check out how it performs after the break, with photos and videos.
As the days until Apple’s WWDC announcement dwindle down, here we have an interesting leaked photo that shows the spec sheet of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro. This photo was snapped by someone who’s working at Apple…
ASUS announced new Ultrabooks today in Taiwan, the Zenbook UX32A and UX32Vd that will both come with Ivy Bridge CPUs. The one to keep an eye on is the UX32Vd will includes a switchable 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT620M graphics card. The new Zenbook UX32VD include premium features like the 1920 x 1080 IPS display panel, packs with hybrid HDD (500GB hardisk plus 24GB SSD). Since it has added in graphical horsepower, there is a little more weight at around 1.45kg and a bit thicker. The entry-level Nvidia GeForce GT 620M on the UX32VD is unlikely to get gamers excited. It’s probably just a tad more capable than the Intel integrated graphics …
So it has been awhile, but we finally have some very exciting news for you dear readers. Apple is close to finally updating the Mac Pro. The previous issues we mentioned will be fixed by major changes that suppliers are introducing. What changes are they? What is the expected timeframe? Read on to find out!
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