Launch roundup: multitouch gaming, killer DIMMs, and more

Another week, another roundup of product launches. This time, we have news from Corsair, iBuypower, and NZXT.

  • MAGIC ships with Battalion CZ-11 multi-touch gaming notebook. iBuypower’s latest product isn’t a new PC, but a "proprietary" application that lets users configure the Battalion CZ-11 laptop’s touch screen for gaming. In the company’s words, "MAGIC links a multi-touch gesture to a command the game already understands, emulating multitouch commands by mapping keystrokes or mouse clicks." You can create a profile for each game and assign gestures like tapping, panning, finger rotations, and two-finger taps. Sounds like a neat concept, although I’d probably still want to plug in a mouse.
  • NZXT debuts Sentry LXE high performance fan controller with intuitive touch screen. Here’s another neat concept: a snazzy-looking fan controller with a touch-screen and an eminently affordable $59.99 price tag. The Sentry LXE isn’t all glitter and no brains, either, with five external temperature probes and support for five fans. Check it out:

    The Sentry LXE has a slick brushed aluminum frame, and NZXT says you can switch off the display for "more immersive gaming sessions." Definitely not bad for 60 bucks.

  • Corsair launches single rank ultra-high-speed DDR3 DIMMs. These latest Corsair modules are rated for operation at a blistering 2625MHz, although Corsair says dual-channel configs could only climb as high as 2600MHz in its labs. That’s still an impressive figure, though. Besides, if you’re willing to throw liquid nitrogen in the mix, you might end up within reach of the 3GHz mark.

That’s it’s for this week’s small crop of announcements. More next week? Hmm.

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    • green
    • 9 years ago

    …it’s nice they can produce ram running that fast but…

    anyone know when we’re going to see _cheaper_ denser modules?
    seems like we’ve been stuck on 2gb dimms (overall) for 6 or more years now
    i’m aware 4gb dimms exist, but they’re priced like you’re buying 2x2gb dimms (aka no cost benefit)
    or is there somedensity limit that ram chip manufacturers have hit i’m not aware of?
    (a limit which suprisingly doesn’t affect shrinking more complex types of chips)

    • SomeOtherGeek
    • 9 years ago

    Out of the 3, there is only one I might be interested in. Is the temp controller only cuz control to the fans is possible. I’m still sick of the fan controllers on the PC – they suck and still suck. I can’t figure out what is so hard about controlling fan speeds. It is not rocket science?

    • albundy
    • 9 years ago

    hmm…that ram looks tasty. you can get awesome latencies with a good clock drop.

      • UberGerbil
      • 9 years ago

      Tasty enough to pay $325 for 2GB? The fan setup on it is hilarious, too, especially when you consider the CPU heatsink it is likely to have to co-exist with. Are there off-the-shelf liquid cooling kits for RAM yet?

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