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Gigabyte Brix S GB-BSi5HT-6200 Ultra Compact SFF
     Thu, Sep 29 2016 | 4:25P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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The focus on power efficiency and performance-per-watt from virtually all semi-conductor manufacturers over the last few years has enabled some pretty impressive hardware in fairly tiny form factors, and it’s now possible to have a fully-functional – and rather quick – desktop PC that literally fits in the palm of your hand.

Take the Gigabyte Brix S (model number BSi5HT-6200) we’ll be showing you here, for example. This tiny machine is packing a Skylake-based Intel Core i5-6200U processor with Hyperthreading support for four threads, dual DDR4 memory channels, built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, an M.2 slot, SATA support, Thunderbolt, and the list goes on. Yet, the Brix S measures only a few inches squared...

  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Cooler Master MasterKeys Lite L Keyboard & Mouse Combo Review
     Thu, Sep 29 2016 | 4:02P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cooler Master has a history of three keyboard and mouse combos so far (that I know of- Devastator and Octane). This is the MasterKeys Lite combo kit with RGB lighting. This keyboard looks very similar to the more premium Masterkeys Pro L, the new Cherry MX mechanical keyboard. The highlight of the Masterkeys Lite is its ‘mem-chanical’ switch. As you would have guessed by now, it provides the feel of the mechanical keys. Which mechanical key type it emulates? That matters too!!
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

Monster Fatal1ty FxM 200 Headset @ LanOC Reviews
     Thu, Sep 29 2016 | 4:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not everyone who plays games is into e-sports, but there is a large following for e-sports in general, especially a few of the most popular games. Payouts are in the millions of dollars and players are starting to become household names. None of today's players though have found the universal success that Fata1ty has. Fatal1ty paved the way for today's players, won twelve world championship titles, was profiled on MTV’s True Life TV show, and he created his own brand of products. Thorin did a great video covering it all earlier this year. Johnathan Wendel managed to transition huge success across multiple games into a brand. Over the years we have seen a wide variety of products including motherboards, ram, PSUs, and headsets. I actually think a lot of today's gamer crowd may even know him more as that brand than anything else. The reason for the history lesson today is because this past CES Fatal1ty and Monster announced a partnership to bring out new headsets and for a while now I’ve actually had the new Fatal1ty FxM 200 here in the office to test out. So today I’m going to take a closer look at it and see how it performed.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Anidees AI Crystal Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Thu, Sep 29 2016 | 4:00P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Anidees' AI Crystal mid-tower case with all its tempered glass goodness gets thoroughly tested in our full review."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Samsung 850 EVO 4TB SATA III SSD Review
     Thu, Sep 29 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The world's best-selling consumer SSD gets even better. Join us as we look closely at Samsung's 850 EVO 4TB SATA III drive."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

GE 13868 Plug-In Outdoor Smart Switch
     Thu, Sep 29 2016 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For this mini review we will be looking at the GE 13868 Plug-In Outdoor Smart Switch which has a Bluetooth radio built-in. Unlike the other products covered thus far; this unit is actually designed to be used outside when mounted as directed. It is rated for 120V/60Hz service with a 600W incandescent, ½ HP, or 1800W resistive load and operate in a temperature range of 14-104F (-10-40C). Also unlike the previously reviewed items; this device does not need a hub.
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN

MSI GTX 1070 Gaming Z 8 GB
     Thu, Sep 29 2016 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI's GTX 1070 Gaming Z is the bigger brother of the Gaming X, with higher GPU overclock and a memory OC, too. The backplate has also been pimped, featuring an RGB-illuminated MSI logo. Thermal performance is identical, which means the card is whisper-quiet and running low temperatures at the same time.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

 
MSI GT62VR 6RE Dominator Pro 4K Gaming Laptop Review
     Thu, Sep 29 2016 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI GT62VR 6RE Dominator Pro 4K has an absurdly long model name that gives us a fair amount of information about this impressive gaming laptop. The GT part tells us this is a chunky chassis that can dissipate a fair amount of heat, VR shows support for your Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and 4K is, obviously, the number of pixels in the screen.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

2016 Dell Vostro and Latitude Laptops Revealed
     Wed, Sep 28 2016 | 5:41P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 2016 Dell Vostro and Latitude laptops boast the latest 7th Generation Intel Core processors (codenamed Kaby Lake), as well as solid state drives and fingerprint sensors. Check out the videos and details of the three 2016 Dell Vostro and Latitude laptops.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Lithium battery makers demand price rise due to shortages
     Wed, Sep 28 2016 | 5:40P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As demand for the traditional 18650 cylinder battery has been growing strong recently because of increasing notebook sales, upstream battery module makers have started asking for a double-digit percentage quote raise. Since most lithium battery makers have no plans to expand their notebook battery production capacity, shortages are unlikely to be resolved in the short term.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Asustek Computer to launch ZenBook 3 series
     Wed, Sep 28 2016 | 5:40P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustek Computer will launch the ultra-thin notebook series ZenBook 3 in the Taiwan market at retail prices from NT$48,000 (US$1,527) to nearly NT$70,000 on September 29, according to industry sources, which added that Asustek has launched the ZenBook 3 in China, Southeast Asian countries and European countries.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Graphics Card @ Custom PC Review
     Wed, Sep 28 2016 | 5:39P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"When NVIDIA first announced the Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards back in May, it was very clear that they had a pair of winners on their hands. Fast forward four months to today, and it seems that the company is still commanding the high-end GPU market with no competition expected..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

Win a Sumo Air Lounge Chair!
     Wed, Sep 28 2016 | 5:39P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We are back with another contest! This time we are teaming up with our friends from Sumo Lounge to give away one of their Sumo Air inflatable lounge chairs! These inflatable lounge chairs are just awesome and perfect for the beach or park! Don’t believe us? Check out our full review here! We have one (1) Sumo Air (black) to give away to one lucky person! We will be running this contest on Facebook and it really is quite simple to enter! See the instructions below on how you can enter! A big thanks to Sumo Lounge for providing the Sumo Air for us to give away!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

SanDisk ExSanDisk Extremetreme 510 Portable SSD Review: Rugged, External Storage
     Wed, Sep 28 2016 | 5:07P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk recently launched a new line of portable storage products, with photographers, videographers, and creative professionals in mind. The particular drive we'll be showing you here, the SanDisk Extreme 510, has a 480GB capacity and attaches to a PC using USB, though smaller capacities are also available. Not only does it have the performance of an SSD, with up to 430MB/s reads and 400MB/s writes over a USB 3.0 connection, but it is also water resistant, dust resistant (IP55 rating), and rugged enough to handle the rigors of mobile computing...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

MSI X99A XPower Gaming Titanium Review
     Wed, Sep 28 2016 | 5:07P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The X99A XPower Gaming Titanium is a very well equipped motherboard in its portfolio, which comes with lots of features and a great looking as well as unique design. There are for example M.2 and U.2 connectors and no less than five full-size PCIe slots. No wonder we're curious to find out how this board stacks up on the following pages.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

EVGA Z170 Classified K Motherboard Review
     Wed, Sep 28 2016 | 5:06P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a change in Intel Chipsets we get new motherboards based on that chipset. When the Intel Z170 chipset came out, EVGA provided us one of their three ATX Z170 based motherboards, the Z170 FTW. We found that the motherboard provided the basic features that we were looking for in a basic Z170 motherboard; good overclocking features, USB 3.0, and M.2 NVMe support. However, we found that it lacked some of the more advanced features that advanced enthusiasts were looking for; dual M.2 NVMe, and USB 3.1. For these features, you need to look at EVGA’s more advanced Z170 ATX motherboard, the Z170 Classified K. Read on to see if it has what it needs to be your next motherboard!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

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