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 [LATEST]  PowerNAS Business Mini Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:04P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are a fan of model names that describe a product in a fair amount of detail then the PowerNAS Business Mini will be right up your street. PowerNAS offers three families of NAS and this model is loaded with Windows Server 2012 R2 for the business market. It earns the other part of its name by using an Ablecom NAS chassis that is (relatively) small and compact and, incidentally, reminiscent of the cuboid Thermaltake Core V21.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

 [LATEST]  Poseidon Z Plus Review: The Simple (Smart) Keyboard
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:03P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Some typists just want a familiar full size keyboard with tactile feedback and good back-lighting. For those typists, the Thermaltake Poseidon Z plus Smart keyboard is a comfortable fit. The Poseidon Z plus is what I consider a mechanical keyboard for those who desire the benefits of a mechanical keyboard without the proprietary features and higher price tags many manufacturers offer on premium …
  FULL STORY @ MODDERS

 [LATEST]  ADATA Premier SP550 SSD Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Benchmark Reviews has previously looked at the ADATA Premier SP550 mainstream and ADATA XPG SX930 performance SSDs; today we have the ADATA Premier SP550. With Hynix TLC NAND backed by a Silicon Motion controller and LDPC error correction, is the SP550 the price/performance sweet spot in ADATA’s lineup?
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

 [LATEST]  How To - AMD FX ATX Gaming Rig
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're going to show you a guide on how to build an AMD based system. This rig should be a multi-talent and we want it to perform everyday tasks very well. Therefore we occasionally wish to play games with FullHD resolution. We also want this system to be very silent and upgradeable.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

 [LATEST]  Tesoro Lobera Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Besides that, my list of issues is short, but an important factor. If you aren't tech savvy, this keyboard isn't for you. Simply put, Tesoro does not provide enough information to give any sense of what to do and it shouldn't have to be that hard! Adding to that, this keyboard flat out would not work on my Asus X79 Black Edition motherboard. It just kept locking up the BIOS unless I boot into Windows without the keyboard and then plugged it in afterwards. It would work for a few minutes and then completely freeze up. After a few months, I found Tesoro released a firmware update that had its own set of problems before finally being able to flash the firmware. With that all said and done, the keyboard finally worked on that computer. This is an issue. What if I didn't have a second computer to upgrade the firmware with? The answer is, I would have a worthless keyboard.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

 [LATEST]  Scythe Ninja 4 CPU Cooler Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:02P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Much like mechanical drives and solid state drives regular CPU air coolers are nowhere near to be replaced by the rather new in comparison AIO (all in one) liquid CPU coolers. When the first "serious" AIO models made their appearance just over a year ago some of us did think that it wouldn't take long for that to happen but since to date AIO models haven't really achieved much higher cooling performance compared to high-end CPU air coolers it will obviously take longer for that to happen (if of course something new and better comes along until then). Because of that it doesn't really come as a surprise that there are many manufacturers out there that still focus in the design and manufacture of CPU air coolers one of which is Scythe and today with us we have their latest Ninja 4 model.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

 [LATEST]  MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI's Z170A Gaming M5 motherboard serves up Skylake support with a gaming twist. With an impressive next-gen storage payload and some gamer-friendly features, can this board win over the wider enthusiast population, too?
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

 
 [LATEST]  Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 G1 Gaming: Killer 1080P Gaming
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We already know a lot about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960. In our launch coverage of the GPU we noted, “The GeForce GTX 960’s low-power characteristics, beefed up video engine, and overclocking headroom, in addition to support for technologies like NVIDIA’s Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI), Multi-Frame sampled AA (MFAA), Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), and DX12,l make the card a compelling choice.” The GTX 960 is an excellent choice for MOBA gamers or gamers running single displays at resolution of 1080P, or below but at high image quality settings.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 [LATEST]  OUKITEL U10 Smartphone Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OUKITEL has impressed us with the release of the new U10 model, with features a 5.5’’ Full-HD JDI screen, one of the latest MTK 64-bit SoCs, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, dual-SIM capabilities but also a good Samsung 3M2 13MP CMOS sensor, which is able to produce good quality photos. The manufacturer has adopted a modern design with 2.5D curved glass while on the back we will find a super-thin metal alloy chassis so the phone does have a thickness of only 7.9mm, with the expense of a non-removable battery. The SIM tray can be ejected thanks to the included pin and supports multiple configurations: SIM+SIM or SIM+TF card for storage expansion.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

 [LATEST]  Intel introduces sixth-generation Intel Core processors based on Skylake
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has introduced the sixth-generation Core processor family, supporting a range of device designs - from the ultra-mobile compute stick, to 2-in-1s and high-definition all-in-one desktops, to new mobile workstations.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

 [LATEST]  OnePlus 10000mAh Mobile USB Power Bank Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:01P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mobile power is something that’s on most of our minds, no doubt several times a day. Watching your battery life drain towards the end of the day can be a painful process, especially if you know you’re a few hours away from being able to charge your device and you’ve already got that “less than 10%” warning message on your device. When you need to watch that YouTube video, check those important emails, or simply browse Facebook to stop you from becoming bored to death on the Train, you’ll want to know you’ve got the power available to get it done.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

 [LATEST]  EVGA TORQ X5
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:00P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the most important devices that we use for our computers is the mouse. It is also one of the devices that everyone has their own personal preferences about. This can range anywhere from the multiple button mice of MMO-style, to a basic, everyday, 3-button mouse, and everything in between. Then we add different hand sizes, grip styles, and colors, which truly adds the full customized fit and feel of a mouse to our unique personality. Whether you are right handed or left handed, use a claw grip or even a fingertip grip, there is a mouse out there that can, and will, accommodate your needs.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Alienware Area-51: Triangular, Tri-SLI GTX 980, Haswell-E
     Wed, Sep 02 2015 | 4:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell's Alienware division has a knack for making a splash with PC system design, whether it's with their big, bad unapologetic notebooks, unique X51 small form-factor PCs, or their no-holds-barred Area-51 killer gaming rigs. In fact, for some folks, Alienware designs can be an either "you love it or hate it" affair. Full disclosure: personally, we tend to be cut from the former affectionate group of performance enthusiasts that generally favor Alienware's outside-the-box design efforts -- and oh boy, Alienware's recent redesign of the Area-51 is way outside the box.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Alienware Unveils New Alienware 13 Gaming Notebook
     Wed, Sep 02 2015 | 4:02P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We got the chance to spend some time with the folks at Dell Alienware and check out the just-announced Alienware 13 and its companion external Graphics Amplifier just a few days ago. We brought a camera along to capture some of the action and have some video along with all of the notebook’s juicy details posted for all to see. In the video, we’ll give you a quick tour of the Alienware 13, the external Graphics Amplifier, and the Alien Adrenaline real-time performance monitoring utility, which can monitor everything from the notebook’s internal components to the graphics card plugged into the Graphics Amplifier enclosure...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV Case Review
     Wed, Sep 02 2015 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV must be experienced up close and in person to be understood and to be fully appreciated. This case sets the bar high in the premiere level cases in the same company with well known excellence as Lian Li or Siverstone products and may even surpass those in unique features here and there. This all new design for the Phanteks m-itx or uATX case builders’ features an all new tool-free release system for the front cover that is released the same as any high end HI FI speaker grills are and some high quality cases with mechanical spring loaded action quick release designs. Actually the Lian Li uses a system very close to this design for their tool less release panels. The Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV has it all, and maybe even more than you might expect for a high end case no matter what your skill level or your custom ideals, inspiration’s or budgets. This is not a showy design but it could be. It has a true minimalistic quality that can only be appreciated up close and personally to see what it is really like. Like a fine wine or a beautiful woman it hides it’s best qualities for only the special few that are able to get close enough to appreciate their true appeal."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB Solid State Drive Review
     Wed, Sep 02 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk is one of the oldest names in flash storage, they actually developed the first flash based SSD more than 20 years ago. Today I have the pleasure of having their Extreme PRO 480GB drive on the test bench, their newest SSD flagship for the consumer market. This is not a drive that needs to hide anything when it comes to its specifications, as it has a lot to offer. So let’s dive right into mentioning the first thing that springs into our eyes from the packaging; the 10 Year Warranty. This really shows what trust SanDisk have in their drive, besides already calling it both Extreme and PRO, and is something not seen on any other drive in the consumer market. Yes it is true that the Samsung 850 Pro also has it, but that’s really another market segment alltogether and they came to market with it after SanDisk.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

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