Monthly Archive for December, 2008

Jasper-equipped Xbox 360s arrive, manufacturing date, lot and team details revealed

UPDATE 12-10-2008: Check out this story on Play.tm to see the new Jasper-equipped Xbox 360 and find out what to look for when seeking a Jasper Xbox 360 of your own.

According to the Xbox 360 DVD Drive Database, it appears Xbox 360s outfitted with the much-anticipated Jasper chipset have finally started showing up in stores and at online retailers.

The key things to look for when buying a new Xbox 360 with the Jasper chipset is a manufacturing date (MFR) as early as 2008-08-06, Lot 8031 and up, and Team CSON. (You may have to bribe your local GameSpot salesperson to poke his or her finger through the serial number window of 360 box to inspect the manufacturing date.)

For those unfamiliar with why Jasper’s such a big deal, the chipset features 65nm (nanometers) GPU and CPU chips that require less power and are expected to offer cooler, quieter operation – and consequently fewer RRoD (Red Ring of Death) failures.

Here’s a link so you can check out all of the details for yourself: Xbox 360 DVD Drive Database.


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Consumers Want, and Are Skeptical About, Eco-Electronics – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com

Consumers Want, and Are Skeptical About, Eco-Electronics – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com

By JOE HUTSKO

Among other findings from a survey released today by the Consumer Electronics Association, an industry group representing computer and gadget manufacturers, 89 percent of consumers said that energy efficiency would be a factor in choosing their next television — even as less than half of the 960 people surveyed said they’re generally able to make sense of the environmental attributes attached to electronics on the market.

Read the full story here: Consumers Want, and Are Skeptical About, Eco-Electronics – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com.

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Holiday Gadget Gifts in Shades of Green – Green Inc. Blog – NY Times.com

Holiday Gadget Gifts in Shades of Green
By JOE HUTSKO

Looking to give the gadget fan in your life something green this holiday? While the environmental credentials attending most electronics are forever a work in progress, there are plenty of gadgets on the market that at least make an attempt at reducing their footprints — or yours. They can be as inexpensive and thoughtful as a rechargeable battery kit, or as costly and eye-popping as an eco-friendlier HDTV.

Following are a few gift ideas that should keep giving well after the holidays.

Read the full story: Holiday Gadget Gifts in Shades of Green – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com.

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