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ASRock Z97 Extreme4 Motherboard
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 4:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASRock Z97 Extreme4 is a top mid-range socket LGA1150 motherboard based on the new Intel Z97 chipset, bringing a high-end audio codec, eight SATA-600 ports (allowing one SATA Express connection), and eight USB 3.0 ports.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

Creative Soundblaster Omni Surround 5.1 USB DAC Review
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 4:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Creative had launched a slew of audio products based on its quad-core Recon 3D audio processor including the latest Z series. However, it had not launched any budget offerings other than its old Audigy and Live! series. ASUS had captured the lower budget market with their Xonar DX and DG offerings which were better performers while their higher end STX and ST competed with Creative’s older Recon 3D and current Z series. To buff up their lower end sound card offerings, Creative launched 3 budget oriented soundcards –Soundblaster Audigy RX, Soundblaster Audigy FX and Soundblaster Omni Surround 5.1.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCIe SSD @ Custom PC Review
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ RevoDrive 350 is a full height, half length PCIe SSD which will be available in capacities of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB. The drive will be powered by either 2x LSI SandForce SF-2282 controllers for the 240GB model, or 4x LSI SandForce SF-2282 controllers for the 480GB and 960GB models for maximum..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB PCIe SSD @ Custom PC Review
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The OCZ RevoDrive 350 is a full height, half length PCIe SSD which will be available in capacities of 240GB, 480GB and 960GB. The drive will be powered by either 2x LSI SandForce SF-2282 controllers for the 240GB model, or 4x LSI SandForce SF-2282 controllers for the 480GB and 960GB models for maximum..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

ThinkPad 10 Windows 8.1 Bay Trail Tablet Review
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a followup to its ThinkPad 8 tablet, Lenovo has now incorporated Intel's Bay Trail platform into its larger ThinkPad 10, a business-ready slate the company claims can offer users a full PC experience. Stopping there would be selling this tablet a bit short, however, as it's really a multi-mode device that can serve a number of purposes, both during and after business hours. Ideally, this would negate the need to purchase separate systems for work and play. What Lenovo's really doing here is tapping into the potential of Microsoft's Windows 8.1 ecosystem. From the beginning, Microsoft envisioned Windows 8/8.1 as a universal operating system built for work, play, and everything in between, but software will only get you so far. It's up to Microsoft's hardware partners to figure out how best to take advantage of Windows 8.1, and with the ThinkPad 10, Lenovo's answer is to accessorize the platform...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch Review
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 12:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wearables in general--and smartwatches in particular--are among the hottest tech trends of today. Despite a great deal of hullabaloo over these devices, though, many aren’t quite finding them as compelling as you might think. As a result, there’s a sense that no one has yet figured out the secret sauce that makes a wearable / smartwatch a "much have" device. Samsung is at the forefront of the smartwatch push, looking to develop that perfect swoon-worthy device. The company is already on the second generation of its smartwatch line with its Gear 2, the wearable that we’re looking at today...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Zotac Zbox OI520 Plus "Sphere" SFF PC Review
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 12:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The small form factor market has seen a ton of innovation as of late, and while it’s quite nice to have so many tiny PC options that offer generally impressive performance in a package that you can stick just about anywhere (often with price tags that make these machines affordable enough as your second PC), system builders need to work harder than ever to differentiate their products. Zotac has decided to take a stab at a radical chassis design with its Zbox OI520 Plus “Sphere”, and indeed, the black orb will make you do a double-take when you see it. It’s small. It’s spherical. It’s certainly different. And it has an icy blue LED light band around its entire circumference...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
Intel SSD DC P3700 NVMe PCIe Review
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 12:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have already looked at a number of PCI Express based drives, with wide ranging price points and performance levels. Some of the drives use proprietary technologies, while others are simply SATA RAID configurations, bridged to PCI Express. Intel, however, recently released a whole new family of PCI Express solid state drives, the SSD DC P3x00, featuring an NVMe controller. NVMe is a low-latency, scalable host controller interface designed specifically for PCI Express-based solid state drives. NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) offers a number enhancements over legacy interfaces, like support for parallel operations and support for up to 64K commands within a single I/O queue to the drive. NVMe also offers many enterprise-targeted features like end-to-end parity data protection, enhanced error reporting, and virtualization, among other things. All in all, NVMe can provide up to 6x the throughput of a SATA 6Gbps interface.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Phanteks Enthoo Pro Case Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 10:41A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A lot of times when starting a review you want to introduce the reader to the company whose product they are reading about. In the case of this case builder I dont think that will be necessary. Phanteks is now in its 7th year as a company and no doubt you know of them and their wildly popular Enthoo Primo full tower case. But what we are looking at today is not a new flagship product. Rather what we have is Phanteks first entry into the low-mid price range case market, the Enthoo Pro. Read along as we find out if the Lamborghini of case makers can actually make a coupe that both the average person can afford and more importantly will actually want to drive."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Patriot Fuel+ Mobile Rechargeable Battery Review @HiTech Legion
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 10:36A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While there are many solutions to this end, Patriot Fuel+ mobile rechargeable batteries have not just targeted one aspect of the market, but all users. This separates Patriot from the rest of the market, as does their price point. "
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Crucial MX100 512GB SSD Review @ TechwareLabs
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 9:12A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are looking at Crucial`s newest budget drive, the MX100. This drive uses the same controller as Crucial`s high-end drives but a new, smaller NAND that helps to reduce the price per gigabyte significantly. With a low price and the promise of high performance this new drive could prove to be a big winner. Read on to see how it stacks up against the competition."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

BitFenix Fury 550G Alchemy-Sleeved Power Supply Preview
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 8:29A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this year the BitFenix Fury PSU Series was introduced, and quickly gained interest among desktop system builders looking to benefit from the power supply?s individually-sleeved modular cables and 80 PLUS GOLD energy efficiency certification. Builders wanting to manage cables now have the option to choose the connections they need, then cleanly route the sleeved wires through smaller spaces. In this product spotlight, Benchmark Reviews covers the new BitFenix Fury PSU series."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

News: Nvidia Shield Tablet is packed with ports possibilities
     Thu, Jul 24 2014 | 6:07A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just under a year since the release of the Shield Portable, Nvidia has announced a second member of the Shield family. As expected, it`s the Shield Tablet, an Android slate with an emphasis on gaming. Like the Shield Portable before it, the Shield Tablet will sell direct from Nvidia, not from a partner company. The Shield Tablet extends Nvidia`s Android gaming focus to a new form factor, making it one of the first tablets anywhere with a fairly pure gaming mission."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Which NAS HDD Should I Buy? (2014) Report @ APH Networks
     Wed, Jul 23 2014 | 7:45P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Struggling between which NAS HDD to buy in 2014? We have all the latest 4TB models from HGST, Seagate, and Western Digital tested."
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Samsung 845DC EVO 240GB, 960GB SATA SSD @ Custom PC
     Wed, Jul 23 2014 | 4:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now that Samsung has proven TLC NAND on the client side, Samsung is now the first SSD manufacturer to take the same technology to the enterprise with a datacenter oriented derivative of their Samsung 840 EVO they’d creatively like to call the Samsung 845DC EVO..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

Samsung 845DC EVO 240GB, 960GB SATA SSD @ Custom PC
     Wed, Jul 23 2014 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Now that Samsung has proven TLC NAND on the client side, Samsung is now the first SSD manufacturer to take the same technology to the enterprise with a datacenter oriented derivative of their Samsung 840 EVO they’d creatively like to call the Samsung 845DC EVO..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

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