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 [LATEST]  Dell XPS 13 Review
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 1:14P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The revamped Dell XPS 13 includes just a handful of improvements: a new Skylake CPU, a USB Type-C port that supports Thunderbolt 3, and the option to get the laptop in gold. But considering the Broadwell-based Dell XPS 13 was our favorite laptop of 2015, we just had to get in the new model and see if it's still a class-leading device.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 [LATEST]  Stanley FatMax LEDLISL Lithium-Ion LED Flashlight Review
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 1:14P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Star Wars fans rejoice as you can have your own literal light saber in your hands! Today I share with you two of Stanley's latest flashlights that are part of their FatMax lineup. These flashlights utilize Lithium-Ion battery technology as opposed to previous generations that have used heavier and problematic Sealed Lead Acid batteries. Improvements come in the form of brighter beam, weight savings, extended runtime, and longer lifetime.
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

 [LATEST]  PNY CS1311 SSD Review (120GB/480GB)
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 1:12P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Yet again, we see a new entrant to the ultra-cheap, entry level SSD market. Aimed at those who are looking for a nice step up from a HDD, but have to pinch pennies, PNY has released a TLC packed contender, the CS1311. Designed to help speed up the computing experience for the everyday user, it isn’t the enthusiast class drive which we typically crave for, such as PNY’s CS2211 we just reviewed, but it is shouldn’t be overlooked simply due to the NAND it utilizes. With low price points and some decent performance numbers, the PNY CS1311 just might be one of the better TLC options out there. Let’s get on with the review and see how PNY’s latest SSD fairs!
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

 [LATEST]  Cooler Master Storm QuickFire XT
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 1:12P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest Cooler Master Storm QuickFire XT has both MX Green and Blue switches.
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS

 [LATEST]  GIGABYTE GTX 980Ti G1 & XTREME GAMING Review
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 1:12P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“For NVIDIA the GeForce GTX 980Ti has been a great success and has allowed the graphics giant to take the single-GPU crown. Since the GTX 980Ti’s arrival in May 2015 there have been a catalogue of options to choose from with custom designs and factory overclocks but today we’re to look at what GIGABYTE has to offer in two of their premium solutions – the G1 Gaming and Xtreme Gaming.”
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

 [LATEST]  EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Hybrid Gaming Video Card Review
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 1:11P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's hard to believe that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 is still a viable cutting edge graphics card today as it first debuted along with the GeForce GTX 980 in September 2014! Over the past 1.5 years the GeForce GTX 970 has become a very popular card for 1080P gaming as it features a competitive price point and you can more times than not get 60 FPS on average with the image quality cranked up in game titles. The add-in board (AIB) partners have continued to release new GeForce GTX 970 video cards over the years and just before 2015 ended our friends over at EVGA announced that the EVGA HYBRID line was being expanded to include GeForce GTX 970. This is great news for those that are concerned about GPU temperatures as you can now buy purchase a GTX 970 that features a maintenance free closed loop ‘all in one’ water cooling solution that significantly lowers the GPU operating temperature.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 [LATEST]  ToughTested Rugged Battery Pack Review
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 1:11P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ToughTested is a company that specializes in designing tech gear for outdoor usage. To live up to the name of ToughTested, it must pass rigorous testing meant to put the devices under extensive stress. Their products are designed with heavier duty cords, higher amperage, longer battery life and more durable materials. Today we take a look at the ToughTested Rugged Battery Pack!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
 [LATEST]  GeIL Super Luce DDR4-3000C16 16GB Review
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 1:10P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With their Super Luce series of DDR4 memory, GeIL has kits in its portfolio, which offer good looking design at a reasonable price. On the following pages we're going to have a look at what these modules can do performance wise and whether they can convince in terms of quality.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

 [LATEST]  ASUS PB328Q
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 1:10P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For productivity and content creation users, the ASUS PB328Q makes a lot of sense. It's low cost, it has solid color reproduction both before and after custom calibration and it's viewing angles and high contrast blacks make it perfect for that environment. Is it going to be up to the level of some of the significantly higher priced professional displays, even from ASUS? Likely not, but for a third or less of the cost, I think the trade-offs are totally valid. For gamers though, it's a different story. With so many excellent gaming displays on the market, some offering variable refresh rates, at the same or just slightly higher prices, I can't get behind the recommendation. If you really love the idea of having a 32-in screen with a resolution your GPU can handle, then maybe you are willing to sacrifice overdrive performance and ghosting for that specific trait."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Rise of the Tomb Raider PC Game analysis
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 9:03A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in 2013, the Tomb Raider reboot impressed us all on the PC side with its graphical features- the game even went on to become one of our ‘go to‘ benchmarks for GPU reviews. Now, after a brief stint as a Xbox exclusive, the sequel ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ has landed on the PC but does the port live up to the same standard as the original? Let’s find out!
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

China-based Colorful to launch graphics cards in overseas markets
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
China-based Colorful, currently the largest graphics card vendor in the China market with shipments of over four million units for a market share of about 25% in 2015, is planning to enter Southeast Asia's graphics card market and expects the entry to boost its graphics card shipments to five million units in 2016, helping it to stand on an equal footing against the global largest brand vendor Asustek Computer and become a threat to Micro-Star International (MSI) and Gigabyte Technology.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

China market: Asustek launches low-cost motherboards
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 9:01A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Asustek Computer launching the Red Flag series motherboards, looking to compete against China-based vendors such as Colorful for China's mid-range and entry-level motherboard segments, Colorful has also prepared a series of motherboards to counter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Case Mod Friday: Origami
     Thu, Feb 11 2016 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday showcase! This week we have MetallicAcid's “Origami” build. Here is what they had to say about it, "Hello everybody, and welcome to yet another of my modded projects! I would like to introduce you to my project named "Origami" which features the exclusive In Win S-Frame chassis. The name Origami is inspired by the way this single 2m long, 4mm thick aluminium plate has been folded 15 times to give this unique chassis it's form. There is no floor or roof, and tempered glass panels which really set this chassis aside from most all other PC enclosures on the market today. I felt that I would take on the challenge of modding this chassis to enhance its design in typical MetallicAcid style, complete with brushed aluminium panels, and a full custom water cooled loop with hardline tubing.""
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

SteelSeries Nimbus MFi Wireless iOS Controller Review
     Wed, Feb 10 2016 | 4:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Finding the right gaming controller for your device can be tricky. There are a lot of options on the market and that number is growing every month. There’s the cheap aftermarket options and there are premium grade specialist controllers, plus everything else in between; it can be a bit of a minefield to navigate. The issue is made ever more complicated when it comes to Apple devices, as you have to find something that is compatible too, as we all know how strict Apple can be with their regulations, not that this is a bad thing for the consumer though if it means you get a fully compliant product.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Global tablet shipments decline 13.7% on year in 4Q15
     Wed, Feb 10 2016 | 4:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite the holiday season, worldwide tablet shipments declined 13.7% on year to 65.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to IDC. Total tablet shipments for 2015 were 206.8 million units, down 10.1% on year.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

20 of the Worst PC Setups
     Wed, Feb 10 2016 | 4:01P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from January!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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