Mid-2013 Apple Macbook Air: A More Likely Match Than You'd Think

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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I have recently made the switch to a Mac, and really wanted to share my experience. Turns out it took the form of a review, where I focus on matching the product to the customer, something which I had applied many times as a part of my job but never…

Intel X-25M (Gen 2): The Single Best Upgrade for your PC

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Let's face it, storage is probably the computer component with the least sex-appeal. When building a computer, consumers usually put the latest multi-core processors, monster video cards and screaming fast memory at the top of the list, while the hard-drive is considered last. As long as it holds my data,…

[OCN] My Thoughts on Core i7

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Everybody knows that we, members of OCN, have a serious problem. Look at it from an average Joe perspective: we spend thousands on high end computers, and at every single occasion we go out and browse Newegg on a quest to find an upgrade for our systems, which according to…

[OCN] Less is The Future of Computing?

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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If you've been following hardware news for the last 2 years, you may have notice some of the many trends that are becoming the new hotness in computing. As always the race for price/performance between Intel and AMD is on, the two giants along with Nvidia are releasing new…

[OCN] Nvidia Turning Friends Into Enemies?

Post by Maxime Rousseau

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Everybody's in the fight for GP-GPUs... and it makes me question Nvidia's ability to survive in such a market, specially when all it's CPU producing friends are openly declaring war. Nvidia is acting weird lately. Apart from keeping the bar high in the GPU sector, Nvidia seems to be wanting…