At CES, QNAP had the TVS-x71 series of NAS models in the tower form factor. Bay counts ranged from 4 to 8. Users had a choice of four different Intel Haswell processors (Pentium, Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7). The units also featured upgradable RAM capacity and a free PCIe slot for expansion cards. Yesterday, QNAP announced 2U rackmount units with platforms based on the same set of processors. The TVS-x71U comes in 8 and 12-bay varieties. In addition to all the features available in the TVS-x71 series, the rackmount platform has the following updates: Availability of two mSATA ports for SSD caching Availability of two additional RAM slots (allowing up to 32 GB of memory) Two additional USB 2.0 ports and one additional USB 3.0 port Redundant...

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 8

As we march towards our review of the iPhone 5 (and some other really cool stuff you'll be seeing later this month), episode 8 of our weekly podcast got...

55 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/11/2012

Toshiba Satellite U845: Ultrabooks Go Mainstream

At CES, Toshiba showed us its forthcoming 14” Ultrabook, a system that they said would debut alongside Ivy Bridge in Q3. At the time, it was overshadowed by their...

57 by Vivek Gowri on 10/8/2012

Intel's Haswell Architecture Analyzed: Building a New PC and a New Intel

Atom was originally developed not to deal with ARM but to usher in a new type of ultra mobile device. That obviously didn't happen. UMPCs failed, netbooks were a...

248 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2012

The New Razer Blade: Thoroughly Reviewed

Earlier this year, Razer handed me a Blade evaluation unit and told me to go wild. Considering the company had no previous experience with developing PC laptop hardware, I...

60 by Vivek Gowri on 10/3/2012

AVADirect Clevo P170EM: Has AMD’s HD 7970M Got Game?

A couple weeks back, we posted something of a first look at the Clevo P170EM when we did our overview of AMD’s upcoming Enduro 5.5 release. As one of...

61 by Jarred Walton on 10/2/2012

Acer Announces Upcoming S7 Ultrabooks with Windows 8, We Go Hands On

Last week we met with Acer to go over the fall product stack, and we’ll have a bunch of announcements over the coming two weeks all leading up to...

26 by Jarred Walton & Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/2/2012

Intel Details Atom Z2760: Clovertrail for Windows 8 Tablets

For much of the past year we've been hearing that Intel's Atom for Windows 8 tablets is going to be the one to beat. Ivy Bridge (and later, Haswell...

78 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/27/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 6

Sorry for the delay this week! With Brian in Seoul, me getting back from NYC and Ian in London it was difficult to all get together for our usual...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/27/2012

Lenovo IdeaCentre A7 All-in-One Review: Starting to Get The Balance Right

As we mentioned in our recent review of Dell's enterprise-class all-in-one, the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One, balancing the needs of an all-in-one system and making it feel like a solid...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/26/2012

Micron Announces 30nm DDR3L-RS Products

Micron recently announced the availability of their 30nm DDR3L-RS (formerly DDR3Lm) memory, which could prove particularly beneficial for Ultrabooks and other ultrathin computing devices. Just what is DDR3L-RS memory...

10 by Jarred Walton on 9/20/2012

Making Sense of the Intel Haswell Transactional Synchronization eXtensions

Intel has released additional information regarding the Transactional Synchronization technology (TSX) inside their upcoming Haswell processor; it's basically an instruction set architecture (ISA) extension to make hardware accelerated transactional...

29 by Johan De Gelas on 9/20/2012

Intel's WiDi 3.5: Much Faster, USB, Miracast Support and New Receivers

Two years ago Intel introduced its wireless display technology (Intel WiDi) that uses the host CPU to encode a stream of whatever is on your screen and send it...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

Motorola Hits 2GHz with Intel Powered RAZR i

At the beginning of this year Intel finally unveiled its Atom Z2460 (Medfield) smartphone platform. The single-core, dual-thread CPU ran at up to 1.6GHz and was paired with a...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 5

Despite crazy travel schedules and Brian being in South Korea, we managed to carve out nearly 2 hours across time zones to discuss the iPhone 5. Brian goes over...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2012

Breaking the SATA Barrier: SATA Express and SFF-8639 Connectors

Pretty much all high-end client SSDs have no issues saturating the current 6Gbps SATA interface. We've talked about a move to PCIe based SSDs but these are the connectors...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2012

NGFF SSDs: Putting an End to Proprietary Ultrabook SSD Form Factors

We've seen a bunch of custom SSD form factors with the arrival of Ultrabooks as well as systems like the MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro. The need is...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2012

Intel Developer Forum 2012 - Justin Rattner Keynote Live Blog

The last day of IDF is always reserved for the Intel technology research keynote. This keynote has nothing to do with product announcements, or roadmap updates for the next...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2012

Haswell: Up to 128MB On-Package Cache, ULV GPU Performance Estimates

Intel was surprisingly quiet about the remaining details of Haswell at IDF this year. We know the rough CPU architecture details, some info at a high level about the...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2012

Ivy Bridge Gets 4K Display Support in October

This October Intel will be providing a driver update for Ivy Bridge that will enable 4K x 2K resolution support as well as hardware accelerated 4K video decode. You'll...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Acer Iconia W510 and W700 Hands On at IDF

Intel had Acer W510 (Clover Trail/Atom based) and a W700 (Ivy Bridge based) Windows 8 tablets in its private press demo room at IDF. Both devices are featured in...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

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