Date: January 8th, 2006
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor) & Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Kingston Technology was on hand to show their latest DDR, DDR2 offerings along with their latest flash drives. Kingston has always been in my top 5 memory manufacturers and they make some excellent high quality memory. It might cost a bit more, but it will be worth it in stability. At another event the previous day they were displaying their K-PEX 100 which is their introductory media player which comes at an attractive price-point for its video and music playing capabilities.
VIA TECHNOLOGIES INC
Via was on hand showcasing several of their latest products from their several departments. We focused our attention to the small ITX board division display which had their latest Mini-ITX (bottom), Nano-ITX (top left) and now their ridiculously tiny Pico-ITX (top right) motherboards. That red box you see there is a complete computer and was running Windows XP flawlessly and remarkably quick. Tweaknews will be reviewing samples of these hopefully in the near future. We have reviewed several Mini-ITX motherboard from VIA in our motherboards review section and you can check them out if you are interested.
The TweakNews team was invited to In win’s suite at the Hilton Grand Resort for a look at some of their newest chassis offerings. One of their flagship designs is the F430, a racecar inspired chassis with some very cool features. We have this case in the lab now, so keep an eye out for the upcoming review.
Inwin is hitting the chassis market very hard in 2007. With a windowed version of the F430 in a few different colors and a wide variety of innovative ATX, mATX and ITX cases for a variety of markets, this should be a good year for Inwin.
As seen in our latest news, I am glad to say that Diamond is back in a big way. They will not be trickling their products slowly onto the market but actually releasing their own product Tsunami to take the retail market by storm.
As you can see above, all the usual Diamond product names are back. Everything is covered from budget to enthusiast products and surprisingly they were also releasing a DSL broadband modem / Router combo for a user needing to compile the two into one easy to use product. Sadly when asked they won't be releasing an ATI version of the All-in-Wonder line and pick up where ATI dropped the ball. Hopefully they will consider it in the future. Overall I am glad to see how aggressively they are hitting the market with high quality components backed by a good support department.