Microsoft Introduces Surface GO

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Microsoft Introduces Surface GO   Microsoft has decided to start selling a cheaper version of the surface pro, called the GO. The device is pretty neat and compact attempting to get into the iPad world.  There are 2 versions prices at $399.00 and $549.00.  The Surface Go is set up to be the small-time Surface tablet you have been waiting for, exhibiting excellent design and the perfect amount of power for a 10-inch 2-in-1 tablet. The cheaper version is 64GB / Intel 4415Y / 4GB RAM and the other device has 128GB / Intel 4415Y / 8GB RAM.    Below are some of the technical details and the accessories such as the keypad is additional purchase. This is a smaller version of the Surface Pro only in that you’re getting a smaller device with…
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Toshiba 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5″ OEM Internal Hard Drive Review

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Toshiba 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" OEM Internal Hard Drive Review   The Toshiba P300 Series 3.5 internal hard drive offers the storage capacity you need and the performance you demand. No matter what brand of desktop PC you are using, this reliable hard drive can take your performance and productivity to a whole new level. This drive combines Toshiba time-tested hard drive technology with the right balance of performance, capacity and long-term dependability, making it an excellent choice for your everyday computing needs. The exception to this hard drive is that the warranty is only 90 days standard.  The life time between MTBF or mean time between failures is limited.  Having worked with this hard drive numerous times you can expect a fatal error to occur within 2 and…
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Mini Commodore 64 is coming in 2018

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A mini version of the Commodore 64 is coming in 2018 It's hard to deny the popularity of Nintendo's retro mini systems. After all, demand far outstripped supply for the mini version of the original console, and the same is expected to happen for today's SNES release. It's not a surprise, then, that other companies are getting in on the action. Retro Games is launching a mini version of the 1982 computer Commodore 64 called the C64 Mini. It will be available in early 2018, with a price point of $70. Launched in 1982, the C64 home computer went on to dominate the home computer scene throughout the 1980s. Millions of units were sold across the world and have a special place in the hearts of its former owners. The C64 Mini,…
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SNES Classic Pre-Orders Sell-Out Overnight

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SNES Classic Pre-Orders Sell-Out Overnight, More Expected Today Amazon, Walmart Sold-Out, GameStop, Target, Toys R Us, Best Buy soon Nintendo's official page for its upcoming Super NES Classic Edition retro console now lists a half-dozen stores where customers can pre-order the console. But at least two of those stores appear to have already sold out of their initial stock.  The pre-orders went live with Amazon and Best Buy's selling out in less than 30 minutes. The remaining stores  – GameStop, Walmart, Target and Toys R Us – have yet to list their pre-orders. So if you're looking to grab one of these likely hard-to-find consoles, it's probably a good idea to start camping those online stores right now. We'll update this post when we see the pre-orders go live on the sites,…
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Nintendo announces the Switch game console

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Nintendo announces the Switch game console for March 2017 There isn't much information on the cost but it can be anywhere between $200 to $350 (USD).  This pricing is critical for Nintendo as to whether they think the Switch will compete against the Xbox or PS4.  Remember the Xbox one dropped it's price since the PS4 was winning on the console war.  Does this mean Nintendo cares about the war or are they going their own way with their fans? You can view the Switch console video which shows everybody either remotely, on planes, walking just playing their games.   Satoru Iwata, Nintendo "As proof that Nintendo maintains strong enthusiasm for the dedicated game system business, let me confirm that Nintendo is currently developing a dedicated game platform with a brand-new concept under the development codename 'NX'. It…
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