Posts Written On December 2005

Xbox 360 hype over?

I remember braving the cold and rain for 12 hours to claim my new Xbox 360 on launch day. I also had clients asking me to obtain one for them at any cost. All the game news outlets got wind of a second large shipment coming into BestBuys across the nation sparking yet another lineup of individuals braving the weather for hours and in some cases days in order to get one these under the tree in time for Christmas. Now that the holidays are almost past us, is the insane need to obtain this fine piece of gaming hardware over? Due to my recent visit…

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Intel Pushing Up Launch Of Conroe:

[H]ard|OCP Although Intel has declined to comment, DigiTimes says that their sources are saying that Intel is pushing up the launch of the Conroe and 965 chipset to July 06. According to Intel’s original schedule, the 965-series chipset and the Conroe CPU would have been launched in the second and fourth quarter of 2006, respectively. Smooth development of Conroe, however, has enabled Intel to reschedule the launch of the new CPU and revise its marketing strategy, said the sources, adding that the launch of its 965-series chipset will be delayed by a week or two.

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Tis the season to strong arm customers

I had one really miserable day with Dell yesterday. I have a Dell 700m laptop which I purchased about a year ago. The little pin that registers that the laptop is closed so that it goes into hibernate, broke off. This pin is attached to a strip that also contains the power button. This strip is extremely easy to replace, so I decided to call Dell and have it replaced. When I called in and selected the parts department, I was forwarded to a call center outside the US, most likely India. It happened to be a day where they…

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