Today Samsung announced two new smartphones that fit into their portfolio of mid-range devices. They are the Galaxy A3 and A5. Normally there's not a lot to get excited about when it comes to the launch of mid-range phones, but there's something very unique about these two new phones from Samsung. Samsung has long been criticized for their primarily plastic construction on their phones and tablets. This was improved with the designs of the Galaxy Alpha and the Note 4 which sported a metal band that went around the edges of the device. The Galaxy A3 and A5 take this even further with full metal unibody designs, much like what HTC has been doing for quite some time now. Before getting into the design...

Winter Audio Reference: On-Board, Consumer, and Pro Solutions

AnandTech is bringing back audio reviews with a look at offerings from Creative, Intel/Realtek, and Echo Audio.

89 by Derek Wilson on 2/3/2005

Gearing up for HDMI on the Desktop

Although the eventual DVI replacement has already penetrated the home theater market, HDMI is just starting to pick up in the PC world today. Let's take a look...

56 by Kristopher Kubicki on 1/17/2005

Bluetake's BT460EX Bluetooth Hi-Fi Audio Station Kit - A Quick Look

Thermaltake's spin-off Bluetooth company takes a real crack at the Home Theater market. Let's take a peak at what resulted.

4 by Andrew Ku on 11/3/2004

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005: Feature and Performance Investigation

What's new in 2005? We find out and finally investigate performance under Windows XP Media Center Edition.

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/12/2004

Beyond TV 3.5 - SnapStream's Bread and Butter Undergoes a Minor Facelift

Beyond TV 3.5 goes gold today, and we take a look at the changes that it has undergone since our beta look. So, let's take a peek at what...

2 by Andrew Ku on 10/8/2004

Microsoft's Portable Media Center Devices: Exposed

If you've ever asked why someone would want a Portable Media Center, this article is for you.

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/27/2004

Albatron Widio - Wireless Audio System, A Quick Look

Albatron is trying to make a splash with their Widio product. Read on to find out what AT thinks about it.

5 by Andrew Ku on 9/23/2004

Microsoft's Windows Media Player 10 - Providing Some Pointers

Microsoft's newest iteration of Windows Media Player has been out and about. Read on to find out what other companies can learn from it.

12 by Andrew Ku on 9/19/2004

Meedio Essentials 1.15.22.0, Part 2 - A Sleek and Clean HTPC Interface

The second part of a two-part article, covering an up-and-comer in the HTPC area with their first software title to hit the market.

1 by Andrew Ku on 9/11/2004

Meedio Essentials 1.15.22.0, Part 1 - A Sleek and Clean HTPC Interface

In this first part of a two-part series, we take a thorough look at an up-and-comer in the HTPC area. Already making enough buzz on their own, we go...

5 by Andrew Ku on 9/4/2004

ATI and NVIDIA: Quick Look at HDTV Overscan Compensation

A quick look at how the two big GPU manufacturers compensate for HDTV overscanning.

13 by Andrew Ku on 8/25/2004

Beyond TV 3.5 - Adding Multi-Tuner Support, a Quick Beta Look

SnapStream adds multi-tuner support for their PVR software title, Beyond TV, now at version 3.5, and we take a look at their latest public beta release.

9 by Andrew Ku on 8/24/2004

eVGA's GeForce FX 5700 Personal Cinema - Nipping at ATI's heels

NVIDIA and eVGA bring another card to challenge ATI's All-in-Wonder line. Read on to find out how the Personal Cinema design has changed and how it outputs HDTV.

9 by Andrew Ku on 8/15/2004

Creative Labs' Sound Blaster Wireless Music - Music at Home Minus the Cables

MP3 players take the home music library mobile for those on the go. But what about the home entertainment center? Creative's Sound Blaster Wireless Music tries to fill the...

7 by Andrew Ku on 8/8/2004

Frey Technologies' SageTV 2.0 - A SnapStream Alternative

We have already had Beyond TV 3 pass through the labs, and now we are onto the on "other white meat" of Microsoft's MCE OS: SageTV 2.0. Read on...

25 by Andrew Ku on 7/25/2004

NVIDIA's ForceWare Multimedia - An In-House Production

After months of waiting, we have NVIDIA's ForceWare Multimedia in our labs. With plenty of days of testing behind it, here are our results...

5 by Andrew Ku on 7/11/2004

Creative Labs' Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra 40GB - Extra Storage

Creative Labs' flagship Jukebox makes its way into our labs, and we take the time to put it though the paces. With a swappable battery, find out how it...

14 by Andrew Ku on 7/3/2004

Dell's Digital Jukebox 20 - Music, the Dell Way

Dell's MP3 player makes its way into our labs. At 15GB and 20GB capacities, find out how it compares to Apple's iPod and others.

10 by Andrew Ku on 6/20/2004

Future Format Frenzy: Digital Audio and You

With Intel's newest 8-channel digital audio process only a week or so away, we have some more info on DVD-A, SACD, BluRay and Azalia.

23 by Kristopher Kubicki on 6/11/2004

Apple's In-Ear Headphones and Sony's MDR-EX71SL - Searching for Decent In-Ear Headphones

We are after the best pair of in-ear headphones, and we have come back shopping with two of the most popular options currently in stores. Read on to find...

17 by Andrew Ku on 6/3/2004

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