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    posted a message on What cell phone should I get?
    Quote from manatee321

    maybe i will stay away from the droid and get the GS3

    HTC is a great brand but it doesn't have a good phone to compete with the GS3 on Verizon

    now i need help with data plans and a case for the phone
    2GB seems to little and not worth it for the $15 for GB you go over (i will use wifi at home)
    4GB maybe but the max i can go to
    my mom will be getting an iPhone 4 (but has know idea on how to use it anyone but she just likes it)


    Wait you don't have unlimited ABORT ABORT.
    Get a dumb phone and a galaxy player and then burn 50$ a month to simulate overages its the same experience as having limited data.

    Avoid Verizon like the plague go get Sprint with roaming you can also share a plan with your mom and it ends up being pretty cheap.
    http://shop.sprint.c...d=pt_shared_tab

    130$ for unlimited data and texting for two lines so you and your mom share and you get 1500min.
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    posted a message on What cell phone should I get?
    Quote from ThrillD

    I know that there were unofficial builds early on, but I was under the impression that it took a few months before Verizon finally OTA'd it. As for the S3, I believe the only AOSP devices are the Nexus devices (Nexi?), the Xoom, and one of the Xperia phones (I forget which one).



    HTC's offerings on Verizon leave much to be desired. The Droid Incredible is a decent phone, but probably a step down from the S3. The One X is one of the best phones out there, but sadly, not on Verizon.


    If their are AOSP builds for the phone its supported by the project almost every Soc maker has released what people need to build kernels with support.

    The Gnex is a dev phone people with it will be running dev builds OTA are for idiots with the phone who did not get it for the dev features because they are stupid.

    The OneX is not that great compared to the S3 even the new desire X is still below the S3 and its still not out.
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    posted a message on What cell phone should I get?
    Quote from danielhep

    I don't really like any of Samsung's phones (S3 looks good though, and I have the Captivate, one of their best imo). Or Motorola's, for that matter. Why don't you look at some HTC phones? They have some really nicely built phones and they look good.


    Because HTC has nothing going for it the Samsung has better screens and the Samsung has a better Soc.
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    posted a message on What cell phone should I get?
    Quote from ThrillD

    (Did the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon get Jelly Bean officially yet?)


    Uh we got it day 1 it was a dev build but it was day 1. Verzion over the air update was like 2 weeks after that.
    Uh the GS3 does have AOSP support.
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    posted a message on What cell phone should I get?
    The of the rumors for the HD have put it at 480x720p and its pentile so its screen could be very subpar.
    It also has a small screen for having on screen buttons.
    Most rumors say the HD is running a omap 4 Snapdragon krait is better in battery life and performance.
    The HD will have Jelly Bean.

    Personally I would go with the S3

    On the build quality Sammy has made massive improvements over their earlier Galaxy products.
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    posted a message on DIY Desktop
    Quote from Wolley74

    yes, it's Intels 2nd newest architecture for their CPUs, Ivybridge being the newest and maybe 7% faster, but there are no Ivybridge i3s yet, and you won't really notice the difference between the two


    Intel has released IvyBridge I3.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007671 600315409&IsNodeId=1&name=Ivy Bridge
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    posted a message on Super Basic $400 Build

    Ok, so this is what I am at: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gtef


    If its just for Internet why not Ubuntu or Mint?
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    posted a message on Super Basic $400 Build
    Buy a rasbery PI and a case load Ubuntu or something on it and boom a super cheap computer.
    Alternatively you could get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gt3q
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    posted a message on Overclocked iPod touch 1st gen to 1.21GhZ
    Quote from fm87


    I personally don't see the point in OCing something you NEED like a phone unless you are using a spare/already defective one.


    Or if you have the Galaxy nexus or any other phone that comes underclocked for battery power reasons then you can overclock to stock.
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    posted a message on Minecraft and Ultrabooks?
    Quote from kiyoshi25

    Japan, Oita


    Darn I was hoping you were Japanese and moved to the USA or Canada so you could have just ordered from Newegg.

    Well this is more expensive but it is quite a bit better CPU and GPU wise.
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0083S3N3W

    It is larger then the one I showed above but 14in is only a little bigger then 13.3 so its still a small laptop.

    I would also recommend you get the 15$ Windows 8 upgrade. Windows 7 does not make proper use of the CPU in that laptop, Windows 8 does.
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    posted a message on Minecraft and Ultrabooks?
    Quote from kiyoshi25

    Thanks Xaanos!
    The AMD A6 looks attractive, particularly on light gaming, that fits with me!
    But... I can't find any place that sells this one here where I live, not even the Amazon is helping... ヽ(#`Д´)ノ
    So... more suggestions?


    Where do you live?
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    posted a message on Minecraft and Ultrabooks?
    Avoid Ultrabooks its a branding by Intel to make people pay for more for a specific specs of hardware.

    The HD4000 will probably be ok at that resolution.

    I am guessing as this is for college you want a light laptop.
    I would recommend this instead of either of them its cheaper and faster and lighter.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834131306
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    posted a message on MEGATHREAD: Haswell, and a Post-Bulldozer World.
    Quote from HeavyLobster

    Doesn't Samsung also make ARM processors?

    *bunkers down for the Samsung CPU-pocalypse*


    Ya Samsung makes very good ones but for whatever reason they are never in there USA products.
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    posted a message on MEGATHREAD: Haswell, and a Post-Bulldozer World.
    Quote from jppk1

    It's really a question of wheter or not we get more applications that are able to efficiently use more than two cores. If not, Intel will dominate for quite a while.


    A lot of programs do and even in them Bulldozer was only doing as good as the 2600k rarely better.

    The issue is not just weaker FPU per core with BD it falls a lot to the very weak front end.

    Each BD core only gets 2 decodes per clock when the module is fully in use. Compared to the Phenom2s 3 decodes.
    With SR this gets bumped to 4 per core.

    It is not just about performance BD is a big fat power hungry design.

    With PD we get the clock mesh while to get the advantage you have to stick to lower clocks it does provide better power consumption.
    With SR we get the highdensity libraries we get both lower die size and lower power consumption. Smaller die sizes means more chips per wafer and lower prices. AMD is also switching to 28nm with SR.

    Kaveri the APU based on SR was originally planned to release this winter so hopefully we will have more info on SR then.

    Piledriver within reason could bring AMD back into being the go to for budget gaming builds with dedicated gpus.

    But the highend gaming builds is not what AMD is after they are going for Servers and laptops those two markets are wayyyy larger then the highend desktop market.

    I also predict we will see a version of the SeaMicro interconnect in SR chips to replace HT.

    Also should remind you the guy who designed K8 is working for AMD again and for people who don't remember K8 ***** slapped Intels designs.
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    posted a message on MEGATHREAD: Haswell, and a Post-Bulldozer World.
    -edit-

    It was found the person was faking the chip and the site is a major Intel/ Nvidia fanboi circle jerk.

    Quote from TheFieldZy

    http://www.minecraft...ood-prediction/

    Not much more to say. Unless AMD comes up with the next great breakthrough in CPU technology, Intel is staying on top.


    Intel may have more employees but AMD also does not have to run fabs AMD spun them off to save money. AMD also literally has pretty much no marketing department. AMD has always been smaller and has won in the past.

    Also there has been speculation of Samsung buying AMD.
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