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 [LATEST]  Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe 256GB Review
     Sun, Feb 07 2016 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the 950 Pro Samsung launches an NVMe-SSD for end users. The drive which is lying front of us in this case performs extremely well pumping out up to 2200 MB/s sequentially reading and 900 MB/s sequentially writing. This definitely makes us wonder how much of that horsepower is available in real life.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

 [LATEST]  Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. M Wireless Mobile Keyboard Review
     Sun, Feb 07 2016 | 9:02A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Gaming is not limited to just PCs and Consoles, there are many mobile gamers out there. I know some people that their main gaming device is a tablet. With that being all touchscreen can be a little difficult for some games, especially shooters. Having a gaming keyboard for mobile devices like this allows gamers to play their best. Not to mention having a keyboard for mobile devices, tablets, and even Android consoles makes you much more productive. It is much easier to chat or write an e-mail using a real keyboard and not an on-screen one. Mad Catz has come up with the S.T.R.I.K.E. M which is a small compact wireless keyboard that has many gaming features as well as multimedia and productivity features anyone would appreciate. Let’s see what this keyboard can do!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 [LATEST]  WD My Passport Ultra Metal Edition 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
     Sun, Feb 07 2016 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We’ve been fans of WD’s My Passport portable hard drives for years. These drives are a great companion for your Ultrabook where hard drive space is limited and are extremely reliable as well. WD’s latest iteration of the drive is the My Passport Ultra, which is a USB 3.0 portable hard drive. They were nice enough to send us over their Metal Edition, which has a very sexy Aluminum design. Not only is this going to look great, but it will add extra protection to the drive as well. The drive features a very fast USB 3.0 connection so your transfers will take no time at all. The drive comes with the WD SmartWare Pro backup software so you can setup and schedule local as well as cloud backups with no problem at all. Let’s take a look at the My Passport Ultra Metal Edition and see what it can do!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

 [LATEST]  PowerColor Devil HDX PCI Express Sound Card Review
     Sun, Feb 07 2016 | 9:00A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PC sound card selection has been pretty sparse for years, dominated by the likes of Creative Sound Blaster and ASUS Xonar cards. Today we have something from someone else who many of our readers should recognize. PowerColor is well established as a major AMD graphics partner and have become known for their distinctive top-end Devil line of products. Thus the PowerColor Devil HDX sound card we are reviewing here is a new enthusiast offering and we should expect some great audio....
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Rise Of The Tomb Raider PC Game Benchmarks
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 4:03P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lara Croft is back on the PC thanks to the highly anticipated release of Rise of the Tomb Raider. NVIDIA, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics teamed up for some internal testing and found that to get 60 FPS at 1920 x 1080 you'll need a GeForce GTX 970 with the high-detail graphics preset. That feels pretty extreme, so we wanted to take a look ourselves! Read on to see what our own benchmarking tells us on six different AMD Radeon R9 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series video cards!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Zalman ZM-M600R Review
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 4:02P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Zalman have been a long standing brand that is known by PC enthusiasts for their cooling products and have moved into various other areas, and while they have undergone some hardship as company, they are still with us today. The ZM-M600R mouse comes as part of a new line of products from Zalman and while doesn't aim to set the world on fire, it does look like a safe, yet solid addition to the market.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

G910 Orion Spark
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 4:01P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Logitech continues its push and re-entry into the gaming peripherals market in 2016, this time adding another keyboard under the Orion brand to the mix. The Logitech G G810 Orion Spectrum is, as the name implies, an RGB mechanical keyboard using the company's proprietary Romer-G switches. But despite the similarity in model numbers to the G910 Orion Spark announced in late 2014, the G810 has some significant design and functionality changes. This new offering is cleaner, less faceted (both in key caps and design) but comes much closer to the feel and function than the tenkeyless G410 from last year. Let's take a look at how the G810 changes things up for Logitech G.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

 
ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser Review
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 4:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When ASUS released the ZenFone 2 Laser, the company’s goal was to offer a premium smartphone experience with strong camera performance at an affordable price. On the surface the ZenFone 2 Laser has many of the key features of a premium phone, including an octa-core SoC with Adreno graphics, dual active SIM capabilities, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera, and a removable battery. Given that many flagship Android phones sell for $599 and up for an unlocked version, ASUS’s price of $249 for the high-end 32GB model of the ZenFone 2 Laser is very reasonable. If you want to save some cash, ASUS is also offering this phone with 16GB of storage for $199...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Barracuda Networks Kills Copy & CudaDrive.
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today is a really sad day for millions of Copy and CudaDrive users. Barracuda Networks, which owns both cloud storage services, just announced that they will both cease operating on the 1st of May 2016. With that deadline, they have basically given all of their current users 3 months to migrate their data.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

NZXT Manta Mini-ITX Chassis Review
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NZXT Manta is here at last! Just a few weeks ago we were lucky enough to meet NZXT at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where the company unveiled their latest mini-ITX chassis to the world. The Manta is unlike anything else NZXT has done before, taking inspiration from the world of supercars and bringing sweeping aerodynamic curves and creating a chassis that looks unlike anything that has gone before it; but is it any good? That’s what we hope to find out.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Building a Well-Rounded Gaming Laptop
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 12:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Unlike years past, today there are a vast number of quality gaming laptops available that can not only match most home rigs but occasionally outperform them. If you're in the market for a new gaming laptop and want to know what components will give you a well-rounded rig, here’s a breakdown of what’s on offer.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

AMD A10-7860K, A6-7470K & Athlon X4 845 APUs Launched
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 12:00P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD officially launched three new desktop processors – the AMD A10-7860K, the AMD A6-7470K and the AMD Athlon X4 845. Let’s take a look!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ASRock Z170 Extreme4 Motherboard Review
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock is a relatively new motherboard manufacturer, and it shows in their designs. They are more willing to come up with edgier designs, with a particular emphasis on marketing-friendly features. Today, we are going to take a look at one of their Intel Z170-based motherboards – the ASRock Z170 Extreme4.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Rise of the Tomb Raider
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at Rise of the Tomb Raider in relation towards PC gaming graphics card performance with the latest AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers. Many graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frametimes, graphics memory and a thing or two more.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Asus ZenBook UX305CA Review
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We had good things to say about Asus’ super-slim ZenBook UX305 when we evaluated it early last year. Attractive, sturdy, and downright tiny, the UX305 was a good value for the price, and it had good looks too. A year later, the ZenBook is back with the updated UX305CA, so we got one in to see if the new version is as balanced a machine as last year’s model. The Zenbook UX305CA we will be showing you here has Windows 10 and an updated Core M processor, along with improved graphics, but many things haven’t changed: it’s still tiny, it has the same wedge design and the lid still props the keyboard up at angle when opened. If you liked the UX305, you’ll be happy to know that many of its best features stayed on in the UX305CA...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Thermaltake Suppressor F31 Midi Tower Review
     Sat, Feb 06 2016 | 9:00A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
How would you like to have almost the same features as the Suppressor F51 Mid-Tower by Thermaltake but in a smaller package? Well the brand new Suppressor F31 seems to be exactly that.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

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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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