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 [LATEST]  Corsair Neutron NX500 400GB Review
     Sat, Jul 22 2017 | 12:03P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Neutron Series NX500 is Corsair's latest entry into the high performance SSD arena, comes in 400GB or 800GB capacities, both using the half-height half-length form factor. So how does it fare?
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 [LATEST]  Skylake-SP core has some significant upgrades
     Sat, Jul 22 2017 | 12:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The amount and significance of the product and platform launches occurring today with the Intel Xeon Scalable family is staggering. Intel is launching more than 50 processors and 7 chipsets falling under the Xeon Scalable product brand, targeting data centers and enterprise customers in a wide range of markets and segments. From SMB users to “Super 7” data center clients, the new lineup of Xeon parts is likely to have an option targeting them. All of this comes at an important point in time, with AMD fielding its new EPYC family of processors and platforms, for the first time in nearly a decade becoming competitive in the space. That decade of clear dominance in the data center has been good to Intel, giving it the ability to bring in profits and high margins without the direct fear of a strong competitor. Intel did not spend those 10 years flat footed though, and instead it has been developing complimentary technologies including new Ethernet controllers, ASICs, Omni-Path, FPGAs, solid state storage tech and much more. Our story today will give you an overview of the new processors and the changes that Intel’s latest Xeon architecture offers to business customers. The Skylake-SP core has some significant upgrades over the Broadwell design before it, but in other aspects the processors and platforms will be quite similar. What changes can you expect with the new Xeon family?
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

 [LATEST]  honor 8 Pro Smartphone Debuts @ Just US$ 475!
     Sat, Jul 22 2017 | 12:01P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The honor 8 Pro features a top-of-the-line processor, a long battery life, a 5.7? Quad HD display and a dual-lens camera – all packed into a chassis that is just under 7 mm thick!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

 [LATEST]  BenQ ZOWIE XL2720 Review
     Sat, Jul 22 2017 | 12:00P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Aimed at PC gamers, the XL2720 e-Sports features a flicker free, 27" TN panel @1920 x 1080, with a 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate. It is also certified for NVIDIA 3D Vision 2.0. Connectivity wise, it has a whole load of options including a Displayport and 2x HDMI, as well as 1x upstream USB and 3x downstream USB ports.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Plantronics RIG 800HS Headphones Review
     Sat, Jul 22 2017 | 9:03A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plantronics has been developing headsets for over 50 years and is considered one of the best headset manufacturers in the world. Recently, Plantronics sent us a pair of their RIG 800HS wireless headphones to take a look at. Plantronics says these headphones are designed to work with the Sony PlayStation 4, and utilize a USB dongle to transmit the audio signal from the source to the headphones...
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Intel’s Thunderbolt standard
     Sat, Jul 22 2017 | 9:02A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the introduction of Intel’s Thunderbolt standard in 2011, there was a hope that we would finally achieve external graphics nirvana. A modern, Intel-backed protocol promising PCIe x4 speeds (PCIe 2.0 at that point) sounded like it would be ideal for connecting GPUs to notebooks, and in some ways it was. Once again the external graphics communities managed to get it to work through the use of enclosures meant to connect other non-GPU PCIe devices such as RAID and video capture cards to systems. However, software support was still a limiting factor. You were required to use an external monitor to display your video, and it still felt like you were just riding the line between usability and a total hack. It felt like we were never going to get true universal support for external GPUs on notebooks.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Intel X299 chipset motherboards
     Sat, Jul 22 2017 | 9:01A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the launch of the Intel X299 chipset motherboards, GIGABYTE chose their AORUS brand to lead the charge. The AORUS branding differentiates the enthusiast and gamer friendly products from other GIGABYTE product lines, similar to how ASUS uses the ROG branding to differentiate their high performance product line. The X299 AORUS Gaming 3 is among GIGABYTE's intial release boards offering support for the latest Intel HEDT chipset and processor line. Built around the Intel X299 chlipset, the board supports the Intel LGA2066 processor line, including the Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X processors, with support for Quad-Channel DDR4 memory running at a 2667MHz speed. The X299 AORUS Gaming 3 can be found in retail with an MRSP of $279.99.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

 
Corsair K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Sat, Jul 22 2017 | 9:00A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When we are buying our gaming keyboards the last thing we really think about is durability. With many companies shoving RGB LEDs and mechanical switches in our face, durability sort of takes a back seat. And you might think that durability really does not matter, but I know you or one of your friends has destroyed at least one keyboard in your lifetime by spilling something on it, I know that I have! Well Corsair has got your covered with their new K68 Mechanical Gaming keyboard. In the past keyboards that offered dust and spill resistant were membrane-style keyboards, but with the K68 you get true Cherry MX Red key switches, spill and dust resistance, and of course that Corsair style and quality. Let’s jump in and see what the K68 is all about!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Evoluent Reduced Reach Right Handed Keyboard
     Fri, Jul 21 2017 | 4:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Evoluent Reduced Reach keyboard for right-handed users aims to optimize the standard full-size keyboard by moving the Num Pad to the left. Combined with a minimized arrow-key column, this keyboard offers reduced reach to the nearby mouse, to help minimize joint pains over the long run.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Anidees AI5S Windowed Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Fri, Jul 21 2017 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We’ve had a couple of Anidees chassis here at Hardwareslave for review in the past, and we really liked them. We are not just saying that because we receive review samples, but because of a couple of reasons, one of which is specific to the chassis we are reviewing today. Firstly, Anidees actively listen to feedback from enthusiasts, so, your idea may end up in a future product. Secondly, the AI5S chassis is a good example of the types of design they release.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

2017 HP Spectre x360 With Active Pen Revealed!
     Fri, Jul 21 2017 | 4:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This is the second-generation HP Spectre x360 model, featuring a near-zero border display in a design that is 13% thinner and 11% lighter! Read all about it here!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Apacer Z280 M.2 PCIe 240GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jul 21 2017 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Very fast, feature-rich and surprisingly affordable the latest Z280 M.2 NVMe 240GB model by Apacer has everything casual users and gamers could ever want from a solid state drive.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

MSI X370 Krait Gaming AM4 Motherboard Review
     Fri, Jul 21 2017 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those who have not kept up with motherboard naming schemes, MSI’s motherboard product line might seem confusing at first just because of the sheer amount of motherboards they offer. In actuality, they have the simplest and easily understandable one there is since there are only technically two: gaming and non-gaming (aka Pro series). Since we often don’t see much …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

Intel Core i5 7640X processor review
     Fri, Jul 21 2017 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this review we'll show you the performance the 242 USD quad core Core i5 7640X from Intel offers. This 242 USD Kaby Lake-X processor is the the most affordable one for the X299 platform. But without hyper-threading / SMT how will it perform?
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

honor 8 Pro Smartphone Debuts
     Fri, Jul 21 2017 | 12:01P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The honor 8 Pro features a top-of-the-line processor, a long battery life, a 5.7? Quad HD display and a dual-lens camera – all packed into a chassis that is just under 7 mm thick!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

What Games Can Ultrabooks Really Play?
     Fri, Jul 21 2017 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Integrated graphics in most ultraportables are not as useless as they once were. It is actually possible to game on an ultrabook, it's just a matter of choosing the game and its settings carefully. We've tested 34 games on a ThinkPad X1 Carbon to give you an idea of what games are actually playable on modern ultraportables.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

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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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