Just in time for the Holiday Season 2007, Dell has introduced a 15" Widescreen XPS notebook computer. The 15" fits in perfectly with the 13" and 17" models already on the market. The base laptop will come with a Intel Core 2 Duo 1.50GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, 120gb of Hard Disk space, DVD Burner and a Nvidia 8400M video card.
According to DigiTimes, Intel's Santa Rosa and Montevina platforms will now account for 90% of Asus' total notebook shipments. While this is good news for Intel fans, it comes as a downfall for AMD followers as the move results in decreasing the amount of AMD-based shipments from 30% to around 10%.
Nvidia's G92 powered 8800 GTS will feature a 'tilted cooler' according to The Tech Report. They mention it should reduce the amount of space needed, making it better for smaller cases, and that it can bring more air in, effectively cooling the card better.
With the launch of XP's third service pack slowly brewing, a report has been published revealing that, whilst using OfficeBench, performance improves by around 10% over service pack two.
To date, AMD has rolled out a rather small amount of Phenom X4 processors - some rather slow ones come to think of it - but the company is yet to launch the dual and triple-core alternatives. German hardware site PC Games Hardware has today compared an unnamed Phenom X3 and X2, which were clocked at 2.3Ghz, with a Q6600 and their Phenom X4 sibling. Tested using Winrar, 3DMark06 (CPU-Score) and Cinebench 10, the chip's performance is quite self explanatory...