Friday top picks: TweakTown's week in review with ZOTAC's new Nettop
By Tweak Town
May 7, 2010
There's such a constant flood of news in the tech-space that it's almost impossible keep up, so we've enlisted the help of our friends over at TweakTown to bring you a weekly wrap of the juicy highlights.
Chris got the week spinning up with a super quick SSD carrying a very attractive price tag from Planet Mac's own OWC division. The Mercury Extreme is sure worthy of its name thanks to the proven SandForce SF-1200 controller along with availability now and at a super competitive price to boot.
Meanwhile, Cameron had a chance to get some hands-on time with ZOTAC's upcoming ZBOX HD-ID11-U Nettop. Boasting next-gen ION along with a host of HTPC friendly features in a small and quiet chassis, maybe your quest for the perfect partner in your lounge leads you here!
On that note, how's the Blu-ray movie collection going? Tossing too many over your shoulder on weekend movie nights? Nothing jumps out at you in stores? Ben gives a helping hand with his latest Blu-ray Importing Guide, highlighting all the top picks that are available abroad without any region woes.
Low on storage? If the wallet's not too slim and you love juggling your terabytes of data whilst having the comfort of security and safety, you can't go wrong with this 4-bay NAS from Thecus. The N4200s super cool looking OLED display not quite the selling point for you? What you'll see when looking behind the unit and reflecting on the price should do the trick; a backup battery for added protection!
If it's turbo charged storage you seek, turbo charged storage you shall have if you can get your hands on a pair of these. Chris shares RAID 0 numbers on a couple super quick A-DATA S599 drives, giving SandForce another chance to strut its stuff in style.
Now that your storage setup is in good order, what about your desktop? If your PC looks like a bomb's gone off in it with your head in there changing components more often than actually using the system as intended, sounds like this well thought out Methacrylate object would be a much more accommodating solution for your needs. Chop and change with ease!
Until next Friday... adios!
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