Funny that Apple sell so many retina MacBook Pros, MacBook Airs when they're the most expensive machines you can buy in those form factors. Could it be that a race to the bottom, cutting corners to reduce costs, ISN'T what people want? What happened with Netbooks again?
Steam: US$69.99 - still not cheap but that's two cocktails less than EBGames!
So Stephenson's "solomonic gold" may be based in fact?
Really, a football table. Like soccer. You may not like to watch it on TV but it's an excellent way to blow away some cobwebs and unlike most games you do it standing up.
Idiocy. CSIRO is nothing like a patent troll. CSIRO developed the technology...
Four cores, each running at 2.4GHz, 8MB of L2 cache, blistering speed
... what more is there to say?! Sure, I could have spent more money and got a faster processor, but it wouldn't have been all that cost effective.
At the heart of this project is a Q6600 processor and an ASUS Striker Extreme motherboard. Complete parts list available here.