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Rey's Curious Electronics Page

Hello, folks! I will be writing about the very latest in computer hardware and associated technologies - processors, flash memory chips, solid state drives, motherboards, things like that - with an emphasis on interesting innovations or features. You can also expect me to cover similarly strange prebuilt computers and gadgets (not just ordinary big-box store PCs and smartphones!) for good measure.

Such technology evolves at an alarmingly fast rate these days, and it can often be difficult to stay on track with new developments. I'll help you stay in the know, one post at a time.


Rey M.L.
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Wave Of New Intel Tablet CPUs Coming Soon

Intel is rather serious about making a mark in the slate PC market. Serious enough, in fact, that it will soon augment its lineup of Atom processors with nine or so new ones. Even the partial specs list we've gotten a hold of is confusing, so allow me to untangle it for you.

Bay Trail Quad & Dual Gigabit LAN: Gigabyte's J1900N-D3V Motherboard

Looking to build a small NAS? Gigabyte's latest ITX motherboard might be right up your alley, with its energy-efficient yet speedy Intel processor and numerous expansion options.

Asus Prepares Quad-Core, Discrete GPU-Toting Eee Box PC

Despite being almost one inch thick, Asus has packed a respectable amount of power in its latest budget system, dubbed the EB1037. It's also admittedly a rather nice looking device.

Gigabyte BRIX Gaming: Powerful PC In The Palm Of Your Hand

While the styling of Gigabyte's latest tiny PC is a bit gaudy, the hardware packed inside isn't. A quad-core AMD CPU and discrete Radeon graphics are just a taste of what's hiding inside the wallet-sized case.

AMD Preparing Socketed Kabini APU Chips

Normally permanently bolted into low-cost PCs, it looks like these energy-efficient CPUs will be available for purchase separate from motherboards in a few months. If the reported specs are correct, they look like decent options for cheap, capable DIY home theatre PC builds.

Panasonic Announces Super-High-End 20” Windows 8 Tablet

Panasonic's new Toughpad 4K UT-MA6 packs an awful lot of power under the hood, and does so without compromising durability. Think of it as a heavily bumped-up Microsoft Surface 2. Pun intended.

Lenovo Announces All-in-One PCs Running Android

Apparently there's a demand for Google's Android smartphone OS on desktop systems. Like it or not, two Lenovo systems with screen sizes in excess of 19 inches have been unveiled.

LG Plans All-in-One PC Running Chrome OS

Though most people are still ambivalent toward Google's browser-first operating system, that isn't stopping the manufacturers. Here comes LG with a Chrome OS machine that looks like an iMac.

Meenova Offers MicroSD Card Reader for Android Devices

32GB not enough? For those with the misfortune of owning a smartphone without a memory card slot, Meenova has a very inexpensive solution.

The YotaPhone: Double-Headed Smartphone with LCD and E-Ink Screens

The two screen technologies used in Yota Devices' creation provide some interesting usage models. Victim of a lengthy development time and many delays, these YotaPhones look to finally reach customers' hands in December.