Monday Shortbread

The Fantastic Four

  1. AnandTech: Intel explains 20nm NAND endurance concerns on the SSD 335
  2. Bloomberg: Samsung seeks iPhone ban as Apple settlement resisted
  3. TechRadar: Why Microsoft believes latest-gen Windows Phones are ‘killer hardware
  4. NBC News: Google’s MMO ‘Ingress‘ has biggest map ever: The real world


Monday

  1. Newegg’s deals
  2. Dealzon’s deals: $550 coupon for 14″ Lenovo Y400 i7-3630QM,

    $100 off 15.6″ Toshiba C855 i3-3110M, $365 off 13.3″ Sony Vaio

    S series Core i7-3520M, and $175 off Dell XPS 8500 i7-3770 PC

Software and gaming

  1. Neowin.net reviews Acronis True Image 2013
  2. PCPer’s Nintendo Wii U teardown
  3. HotHardware’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 review

Hardware

  1. CPCR on CyberPowerPC Zeus-M2 ultrabook
  2. Tech ARP’s BIOS option of the week – ISA enable bit
  3. BCCHardware reviews 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical LP DDR3-1600 kit
  4. The SSD Review on 100GB Super Talent Express RC8 flash drive
  5. HTL’s Asus GTX 660 DirectCU II TOP OC Edition review
  6. Hardware Canucks review 27″ Asus PB278Q PLS monitor
  7. Benchmark Reviews on Logitech G930 wireless headset
  8. KitGuru’s CM Storm Ceres-400 headset review
  9. Madshrimps review Matias Quiet Pro keyboard for Mac
  10. Guru3D’s Corsair Carbide 200R case review
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    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

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      • oldog
      • 7 years ago

      Oops. It doesn’t look like they sell the iPhone.

      • destroy.all.monsters
      • 7 years ago

      Strangely undercuts your comments about OEMs though.

    • krazyredboy
    • 7 years ago

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    • juampa_valve_rde
    • 7 years ago

    TechRadar: Why Microsoft believes latest-gen Windows Phones are ‘killer hardware’

    why? batteries explode in the user face?

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    WP 8 is doomed! Meanwhile [url=http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-19/nokia-gains-on-reports-that-lumia-sells-out-in-germany.html<]Nokia Lumia 920 sells out in Germany[/url<] (embedded URL just for SSK <3)

    • just brew it!
    • 7 years ago

    Wow, looks like Intel has gotten sloppy with their SSD firmware QA. At least the bugs don’t affect actual reliability (only the perception thereof), but still…

    • forumics
    • 7 years ago

    oops posted before

    • chuckula
    • 7 years ago

    Bear in mind that the source is Charlie, but his is not the first place that has made noise about product cancellation rumors from AMD: [url<]http://semiaccurate.com/2012/11/19/amd-kills-off-big-cores-kaveri-steamroller-and-excavator/[/url<] I'm not that surprised that the AM3+ platform is going the way of the dodo and will not have successors since AMD itself has bent over backwards to not do any real chipset updates. One the believability scale I give this the highest probability of being true. I am more surprised to hear about Kaveri (and I'm still not conviced it isn't just a delay). Unless Jaguar is being scaled up in a big way, which will make it much harder to scale down to compete with Atom, then this is a dumb move because there is still a big market where Kaveri would be competitive. This has a higher BS factor. The wildcard: Has AMD only abandoned pure-CPU desktop steamroller/excavator/etc. or has it abandoned those chips in servers as well? Is AMD going to only offer ARM and some server-oriented flavor of Jaguar in the future? If so, then AMD has completely abandoned the performance server market and is jumping into a shark-tank filled with experienced ARM licensees, and don't forget Atom based servers too.

      • Arclight
      • 7 years ago

      GASP

      WHAT?!!!

        • chuckula
        • 7 years ago

        [quote<]GASP WHAT?!!![/quote<] Oh I know: The fact that I'm partially agreeing with something that Demerjian wrote is pretty shocking.

          • Arclight
          • 7 years ago

          This is a sad day indeed…..

          I feel like an era has ended.

            • jdaven
            • 7 years ago

            I think it was called the PC era. And yes it has ended.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      Not surprising, AMD has been heading down the same path as Via for a long time now.

      • Althernai
      • 7 years ago

      I very much doubt they’ve abandoned Kaveri altogether (i.e. desktop, laptop and server flavors). In fact, even desktop/laptop alone is hard to believe. They are not very competitive with Intel in x86 right now, but going anywhere else would be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire.

        • forumics
        • 7 years ago

        sad thing, steamroller actually looked like it was going to be something

          • phileasfogg
          • 7 years ago

          Did you guys read the article after the “update” was added? The last sentence in Charlie’s article (i.e. the Update) says AMD contacted SA and denied the alleged cancellations. AMD said (to SA) Kaveri and the ‘big cores’ are still on track.

            • NeelyCam
            • 7 years ago

            Charlie wanted page hits and invented a story. WOW, THIS MUST BE THE FIRST TIME EVER!

    • oldDummy
    • 7 years ago

    EDIT:

    redundant

      • dpaus
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]redundant[/quote<] You? Or the comment? [i<][b<]Ahhh!!![/i<][/b<] - [u<]both[/u<] - [i<]that's[/i<] why you said redundant - the post itself is self-referencing! Brilliant!!! Uh, but brilliance of that scale isn't redundant.... So maybe you meant- No, that doesn't work either. Perhaps- no, no....

        • oldDummy
        • 7 years ago

        careful, I know where you live.

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          • dpaus
          • 7 years ago

          You found a picture of my doppleganger – cool! actually chatted with him once on a hunting forum.

          Thanks for finding that!~

            • oldDummy
            • 7 years ago

            np

    • Shouefref
    • 7 years ago

    [url=http://9to5mac.com/2012/11/15/usa-today-survey-42-of-windows-upgraders-plan-on-switching-to-apple/<]Did we have this already?[/url<] USA Today survey: 42 percent of Windows upgraders plan on switching to Apple

      • Arclight
      • 7 years ago

      [quote=”9TO5Mac”<]It is worth noting that Avast makes the kind of crapware that is loaded onto PCs involuntarily and is one of the reasons people may switch to Macs.[/quote<] Lolz were had.

      • destroy.all.monsters
      • 7 years ago

      Here’s the USA Today link: [url<]http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2012/11/14/poll-shows-us-consumers-hesitant-windows-8/1700585/[/url<] I'm not at all surprised. Added: It's somewhat more surprising since this came out the day before 8's release with the big media push involved. It's not a reaction to usage at all (unless that 42 percent had the misfortune of using WP7).

        • Shouefref
        • 7 years ago

        But there is more:

        There was a message saying that Surface demand was only 60% of the expectations.
        It enough devices have been made for that 100%, then they will have serious financial problems.

        Steve Ballmer’s statement that Windows 8’s adoption was even better than W7’s, starts to look like a lie.

        I think the huge initial demand for W8 was because of people using the coupons they got for a cheap upgrade to W8 when they bought W7 shortly before the launch of W8.

          • destroy.all.monsters
          • 7 years ago

          I’m a little confused as to how the Surface could have sold out and still only been at 60 percent of expectation. There’s something wrong there. However the fact that MS won’t disclose sales numbers plays into that view.

          As far as Win 8 is concerned I noticed a lot of folks on various fora who were jumping onto that bandwagon to get their first actually paid for Windows OS _ever_. What I’m not hearing is rosy reports from those folks – the general vibe is “uh, it’s usable”. There’s also the usual early adopter types jumping in – and their opinions are pretty mixed.

          I have no doubt that Ballmer is in full defense mode and spinning things for all he’s worth – he has to if he’s going to keep his job.

          • designerfx
          • 7 years ago

          And yet – even if the chromebooks aren’t great devices, they’re cheaper (and about on par for functionality) with anything windows can offer.

          Not a great time for MS to be trying to pull a Vista.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      Gee, I wonder who kept saying that Windows 8 was going to drive more people to Apple.

        • destroy.all.monsters
        • 7 years ago

        I said it, you said it, hell a lot of people said it. You can’t outdo someone at their own game unless you’re insanely focused and have unerring vision – something MS has never had (certainly since Gates left – arguably with J Allard).

          • Arclight
          • 7 years ago

          I don’t agree, if you don’t like Windows 8 you surely won’t like OSX. Why would you move to a closed platform just cause you don’t like W8? Out of spite? Most rational reaction, imo, would be to stick with W7 and wait like many did with XP when Vista came out.

            • Shouefref
            • 7 years ago

            Problem with W8 is the hybrid element: mixing desktop and low-power pc’s.
            Apple keeps that apart.
            That might be a reason to prefer OSX.

            Out of spite?
            Well, that could be… I think there are still people around who dislike MS because of WordPerfect, Lotus 123, Netscape Navigator, DBase…. That might all add up, you know.

            Stick to W7/WXP sounds like the most rational reaction to me too, and maybe that will the end result.
            There is always a difference between what people want, and what they do.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            Closed platform? OS X is more open then any version of Windows.

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            Can i even install OS X on any hardware configuration i want?

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            If you want, sure, that is the beautiful thing about OS X, since it is open, you are free to compile and develop all the needed bits to do so right down to the kernel.

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            Are you telling me i have to make my own drivers?

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            If the community already hasn’t made them, yes. Beautiful thing though is that OS X has great documentation and frameworks to do so and you can access the hardware at a much lower level then you can with windows.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            THAT’S WHY IT’S SOOO EASY TO PUT IT ON AN AMD CPU!!! OR USE INTEL HD GPU! IT’S BECAUSE THE MAGIC OF OPENNESS ON OSX!!!! or it’s not. quite pretending darwin means osx is open. it isn’t.
            and that’s why the license allows you to install it on a system that’s not apple branded!!! BECAUSE IT’S OPEN.

            • Beelzebubba9
            • 7 years ago

            open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open open ……..

            Anyone else bored with this line of argument yet?

            • destroy.all.monsters
            • 7 years ago

            It’s like those Mervyn’s ads of yore.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            Lol, fyi, the HD3000/4000 have been working for quite some time (even with QuickSync and openCL support) and getting it to run on an AMD is a matter of recompiling the kernel. Both of which I do and it works just fine.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            you’re right. THE HD300/4000 have been working. how about the intel HD??? o rite. that one was never in an apple system, sooooo…. good luck. i know, i had an intel hd hackintosh. it was a mess, and horrible. yeah, you could get part of it working. but it was a mess.

            don’t be dumb, you know better.

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            Let’s say i’d have the minimal know-how (i don’t nor care to aquire them or spend the time needed) to make a driver for a new video card or audio card, do you think i could ever match the optimizations made by the original manufacturers within their drivers? Would i be able to keep up with them? To make bug fixes at the same time? To release newer more stable versions with added features/support and optimizations? Or would I be able to acess all the software features they offer with their drivers?

            I think not. Going Apple for me would be a step back not forward.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            [quote<]Let's say i'd have the minimal know-how (i don't nor care to aquire them or spend the time needed) to make a driver for a new video card[/quote<] Pretty much any video card out there already has OS X drivers and are very well supported. [quote<] or audio card,[/quote<] Usually you just edit a kext for the intelHD. Still programming the audio card support is not hard at all when compared to trying to do one in windows where the hardware is heavily obfuscated from low level access. [quote<] do you think i could ever match the optimizations made by the original manufacturers within their drivers? [/quote<] In many cases, the hardware support will actually be better such as in network support. Windows adopted the BSD stack for a reason and in OS X you can freely optimize it. [quote<] Would i be able to keep up with them? To make bug fixes at the same time? To release newer more stable versions with added features/support and optimizations? [/quote<] Yup, the free software community have been doing this for years. [quote<] Or would I be able to acess all the software features they offer with their drivers? [/quote<] Absolutely, if the manufacturer provides them you can. Alternatively you have an option of using items like jack and ladspa to give you even larger range of options. Heck if you want you can even go ahead a recompile the kernel to your liking to achieve even lower latency. NONE of your statement supports your idea where Windows is an open solution. If anything is about as closed off as you can get.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            windows is NOT an open OS. however, it works on a billion devices, and has a billion drivers. OSX is NOT an open OS, but it does have an open kernel. it has crap driver support, and to pretend that OSX driver support is equal to windows is bizarre. you know it’s not even close.

            • NeelyCam
            • 7 years ago

            Such good trolling; brings tears to my eyes

            • Beelzebubba9
            • 7 years ago

            The point wasn’t to argue that OS X is the superior choice for you, but to point out that in many ways it’s much more ‘open’ platform than Windows is.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            Exactly.

            • Beelzebubba9
            • 7 years ago

            Windows and Android are perfect and amazing and open and anyone who uses an Apple product is clearly a sheep and a moron.

            (just trying to figure out if the drive-by down voting will apply to this post too).

            • MadManOriginal
            • 7 years ago

            Down voted just because you asked in order to throw a wrench into your figurin’!

            • Beelzebubba9
            • 7 years ago

            At least you actually read the post before voting. 🙂

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            i assume you’re being sarcastic in your support of deanjo.

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            Tell ya what SSK, until you can post a single line of source code from the NT kernel that MS has released OS X will always be infinitesimally more open then Windows.

            • destroy.all.monsters
            • 7 years ago

            You guys are arguing definitions of open and you’re both right. Windows is open in the sense that until 8 there was no Windows Store, no attempt at vendor lock as in with itunes, and in hardware availability and build your own systems.

            OS X is based on a variety of open sourced software (but isn’t open source itself).

            When it comes down to which is “more open” it depends on what you care about. Building a pc from off the shelf parts is trivial and not a violation of MS’s EULA. You can compile a lot of things from Darwin but it isn’t maintained like it used to be and it is non-trivial to the average user to build into a workable OS – and you can’t run a hackintosh legally (which is also much more difficult than building your own on the Windows side). Sure, very little of Windows is open sourced (with exceptions of BSD licensed software it has used) but to the end user that definition of open isn’t terribly useful.

            I bet if we got RMS to referee this he’d just say “a pox on all their houses”.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            yeah. this is all i’m saying. osx has some open underpinnings, but to claim the OS is open is silly. MS isn’t an open os, nor uses open underpinnings (which in reality, who cares). apple locks down OSX to apple only machines. SO either deanjo is advocating breaking the law, or he’ll admit it’s less open.

            • destroy.all.monsters
            • 7 years ago

            Now I want to see Deanjo dressed as Rob Halford atop a Harley.

            Breaking the Law! Breaking the Law!

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            LOLIRL

            • NeelyCam
            • 7 years ago

            No sunglasses, no deal

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            Nothing is “breaking the law”. I fully free to modify any of the OS X components as wanted as stipulated in the licenses. Don’t believe me? Go download the sources and read the licenses yourself. [url<]http://opensource.apple.com/release/mac-os-x-1082/[/url<] The closed part to OS X is the desktop, the operating system however is quite free, very open to develop for to a level that MS has never even tried to do. MS is a completely closed proprietary OS. Want to create a new filesystem or port one to windows that doesn't run in userspace.... good fsking luck. OS X ... no problem. Want to access your hardware on the ctm level in windows... again good fsking luck. OS X ... no problem.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            i think the issue is that we both have differing views or “open”. you take it to mean whether or not you can see the source code, i don’t. source code does me no good, i don’t main linux because i don’t want to mess with it. i’ve already said i didn’t care about OS underpinnings. I take open to mean whether i can install it and use it as i want, on the devices i want. I can appreciate your position, but to claim by only locking down the desktop, and that’s fine, doesn’t make sense imo. I suppose it has value depending on how nerdy you, but for you average user, the restriction of the desktop essentially means it can only be installed on apple machines. you can’t argue that, it’s the exact reason they have it setup like that.

            if the degree of openness is decided by open sourcing the code, then linux is a better OS still than windows or OSX. reality, though, suggests otherwise. CAN YOU DO MORE? sure. you can do anything you want with linux, without the licensing concerns of osx. but it’s an inferior experience in most cases, hence the 1% market share.
            sounds like you should be rallying against OSX for not being as open as linux, unless, of course, you have double standards.

            • Geistbar
            • 7 years ago

            A single line of source code you say? I got this one covered:

            [quote=”NT Source”<]}[/quote<]

            • CuttinHobo
            • 7 years ago

            It’s open in the same way a house is open to burglars. The front door is locked but all the bedrooms are no problem!

            • Beelzebubba9
            • 7 years ago

            It’s amazing to me that the same demographic who goes on and on about their overclocked, modded. custom built PC and their rooted Android phone running a customer ROM somehow all go cross eyed when OS X is brought up. One of TR’s editors runs a self-built PC with OS X 10.8 and Hackintoshes have been around since OS X was officially ported to x86 over half a decade ago.

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            The point of DIY builds are to choose the best parts for YOU, not to copy the builds made by THEM. What is the point if you are bound by their choices in terms of driver support?

            I’ve heard that even simple things as mice support can give you headaches on OS X. Why would any Windows user want that kind of a hassle?

            I customize, i rebuild, i add parts every now and then while in the Windows ecosystem. If i switch to Apple i have to copy, i have to follow them and become a sheep while getting my wallet raped in the process. No thanks.

            • Beelzebubba9
            • 7 years ago

            [quote=”Arclight”<] i have to follow them and become a sheep while getting my wallet raped in the process. No thanks. [/quote<] ....what? Every important component in my system - Asus P6TWS, Core i7 920 @ 3.6Ghz, GeForce 660 Ti, and yes, my mouse - is supported by OS X 10.8 and absolutely no consideration was taken to accommodate the OS X HCL when I built the system. A good friend of mine runs a Hackintosh on a substantially similar PC (he has a Radeon 6870) and he's had very few issues with it. Obviously it's totally fine if you prefer Windows because of its incredible hardware support, but I'm having a hard time seeing how installing OS X on commodity PC hardware would either 'rape' your wallet or make you a 'sheep'. P.S. OS X is awesome and more people should use it.

            • destroy.all.monsters
            • 7 years ago

            I think that the ecosystem argument is secondary to the UI issues. OS X is still more keyboard and mouse oriented than 8. Additionally the installed Ipad base is familiar with Apple’s stores and customer support which is a very real value add. Its UI is far more appealing to the casual user from what I can tell.

            The argument that Apple is closed while MS is more open while doing its level best to close its ecosystem as well doesn’t seem to hold water. I don’t think it’s spite – I just don’t think that the portion of users moving over care very much.

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      Let’s try to decode the actual numbers instead of focusing on the shock-and-awe article titles…

      According to the short vide on the USA Today site, out of about 160,000, 85% (135,329) responded. 78% those were not ready to upgrade. Of those 22% who were [b<]considering upgrading[/b<] (29,772), 16% (4,764) were going to buy a "new computer". These 4,764 were asked if they were going to buy 1) a "PC", 2) an iPad, 3) a Mac (no option for Windows or Android tablet?). 30% (1,429) picked iPad (how many of those actually meant Windows or Android tablet?). 12% (572) picked Mac. [b<]So, in a dubiously designed poll of Avast Windows users, 1.06% were going to buy an iPad, and 0.42% were going to buy a Mac.[/b<] Of course, an article that said that on 9to5Mac wouldn't be very exciting, now would it...?

        • Geistbar
        • 7 years ago

        I was tempted to look at the link to see if it ended up working out like this. Thanks for beating me to it. People are making much ado about nothing.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        AWAY WITH YOUR MATHS AND ACTUAL ANALYSIS!!

          • CuttinHobo
          • 7 years ago

          Burn the heretic!

        • Arclight
        • 7 years ago

        I don’t even know who you are anymore……

          • NeelyCam
          • 7 years ago

          I’m like the purple people from X-Men

    • BabelHuber
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<] Why Microsoft believes latest-gen Windows Phones are 'killer hardware'[/quote<] This guy is funny: [quote<]"Our goal is that Windows Phone is a platform that our partner differentiation can shine through on.[/quote<] Differentiation? The vendors must not change the UI, every WP8-phone has the same. So vendors can only compete on price. [quote<]providing developers confidence they can write apps once and target our platforms.[/quote<] Yes, they can write apps. But the SDK of WP8 is so different from Android and iOS that porting Apps from iOS/Android to WP8 is more difficult than porting from iOS to Android or vice versa. This is a smart move when you have a market share of exactly zero! How about making it easy for developers to port Apps? But no, this is MS, they need to be different. [quote<]the smartphone that can be so personal[/quote<] Yes, you can sort and resize the tiles 🙂 What about providing the possibility for different launchers? This would be 'personal' [quote<]We value every 7 and 7.8 customer we have[/quote<] Yes, you just made all WP7-phones obsolete by not providing an upgrade path. WP7-customers will really feel valued, especially those who bought a WP7-phones in the last months. This guy lives in a reality of his own, really. Just this weekend, I saw the first Nokia WP8-commercial on TV here in Germany. Afterwards came a T-Mobile LTE-commercial. The featured phone was the Samsung SGS3. In my country, you often see commercials from carriers and service providers with iPhones or Android-phones. But never ever have I seen such a commercial featuring a WP-device. All WP-comme4rcials are from Nokia or MS. I guess MS has to pay money for this, otherwise the carriers don't want to show a WP-device.

      • destroy.all.monsters
      • 7 years ago

      I’m guessing the stock will have to go into freefall before Ballmer is sent packing.

      This isn’t an arena they can afford to screw up in and yet they do so with great aplomb and vigor.

      • no51
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]Yes, they can write apps. But the SDK of WP8 is so different from Android and iOS that porting Apps from iOS/Android to WP8 is more difficult than porting from iOS to Android or vice versa. This is a smart move when you have a market share of exactly zero! How about making it easy for developers to port Apps? But no, this is MS, they need to be different.[/quote<] The SDK they use is similar to what the Xbox and Windows uses. But yeah, who writes Apps for [i<]those[/i<] platforms, yeah?

        • destroy.all.monsters
        • 7 years ago

        “Myerson is unapologetic about not making the Windows Phone 8 SDK widely available before the launch (when most developers didn’t have phones to work with) and concentrating instead of key developers to get big-name apps; 46 of the top-selling 50 apps from other phones will be on Windows Phone 8 (and yes, he knows who the missing four are and is working on changing their minds).”

        You may have missed this nugget in the article. The SDK is of limited value on an OS that has less market share than Symbian (and if you haven’t noticed that isn’t the richest source of apps either).

        They will have to pay devs (which they likely have already) to develop for WP because the money isn’t there.

        I found some of the comments here – including the one from AliMaggs enlightening: [url<]http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-8-sales-well-below-projections-plenty-blame-go-around[/url<]

        • BabelHuber
        • 7 years ago

        The ‘Modern UI’-stuff has a new SDK.

        You can use this only for WART, WP8 and ‘Modern UI’ Windows 8 Apps (and perhaps also for the XBOX, IDK).

        But it’s not downwards compatible with existing Windows programs, those have to be adjusted at least.

        So no, MS does not have an advantage regarding Software on the mobile side. There, this advantage goes to Apple and Google.

      • oldDummy
      • 7 years ago

      Killer phone?

      Don’t know about that but I’m willing to give it a try.
      Of course, not a “power” smartphone user either.

    • Arclight
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]I.AnandTech: Intel explains 20nm NAND endurance concerns on the SSD 335 [/quote<] The more disturbing thing was actually the reference to the 840......Samsung might start loosing customers due to this screw up.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      What, that the 840 with prerelease firmware might have issues? Unless the shipping firmware also has issues I don’t see a problem.

        • NeelyCam
        • 7 years ago

        Interestingly, Newegg slashed 840 Pro prices.. Reminds me of how Vertex prices dropped like a rock

          • phileasfogg
          • 7 years ago

          VRZone says in a story dated Tuesday 11/20 that the Samsung 840 SSD will be bundled with FarCry3 (for a total of $170) from BlackFriday –> CyberMonday.

            • Arclight
            • 7 years ago

            Ladies and Gentlemen i think we got ourselves a time traveller.

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