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Aron Schatz
April 25, 2002
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ATI's Best: All-in-Wonder Radeon 8500 128MB & TV/Capture Card Roundup
Today ATI released the latest member of their All-in-Wonder line with the highest level of gaming performance ever offered by ATI in an AIW card. We took this opportunity to dive deep into a comparison of six of the top graphics cards with TV and Video Capture functionality to crown a winner.

WinBook N4 Pentium 4-M 1.8GHz Notebook
Today Intel announced its latest Mobile Pentium 4-M chip clocked at 1.8GHz. We were recently given the opportunity to get our hands on a WinBook N4 notebook that uses none other than the same 1.8GHz Mobile Pentium 4-M just announced. See how the WinBook fared with Intel's latest mobile powerhouse at the wheel.

Samsung 955DF 19" Monitor
Monitors are perhaps the most used and least reviewed computer component. To make the decision making process easier when deciding what monitor to buy, today we take a look at the Samsung 955DF monitor. See if this 19" monitor is the right monitor for you.

EL Custom Shop Lightstrip and Wire I'm getting this for review soon along with a new brochure, that I helped with (like two changes Smile).

ATI vs nVidia Round Three
The overall winner is the Radeon8500. With a price of $140, and performance that is comparable to the GeForce3 Titanium500, this card is the clear winner. The GeForce3 Titanium500 is the fastest card of the three, but the price of the card is enough to keep it from the top spot. The outstanding DVD and 2D Quality of ATI's products are also two great points about this card. The result may be controversial but I believe it.

Lost Circuits - ASUS A7V333
The launch of VIA's new KT333 chipset has spawned an avalanche of new board releases. Some of the new boards are mere reiterations of KT266(A)-based boards, some others take over the outlines of existing concepts but have some deep modifications under the hood. An example of the latter category is the ASUS A7V333 that looks similar to the earlier A7V266-E but is essentially a completely new board under the cloak of superficial similarities. Changes include but are not limited to the new chipset revision and additional interfaces as e.g. IEEE 1394 Firewire and Smart Media. Different logical addressing of the CPU configuration is one of the changes brought to the table. For the consumer, the bigger question is whether the A7V333 is worth the upgrade from any existing platform as well as whether there are any new bugs to watch out for.

The Tech Report - Shuttle's SS50 mini-barebones system
Yes, some day I want a cube PC that runs with zero noise at room temperature while hosting a massively powerful graphics card in an AGP slot driven by a 400W power supply. For about five dollars. But until Shuttle can deliver major miracles, we'll have to settle for this minor one. The SS50 shares many of its of drawbacks with nearly all PC systems, and this little cube design handles the necessary compromises with grace. Very impressive.

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