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NZXT HALE82 850W Power Supply Review
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 3:29P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NZXT has made a strong official entry in the mid-end segment of the PSU market with their latest HALE82 850W Power Supply featuring very good rail stability, Japanese made capacitors, low profile modular cables and an 80Plus Bronze certification."

Batman: Arkham City Performance After The DX11 Patch @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 1:30P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It took nearly two weeks, but on December 7th, 2011 a patch was released for Batman: Arkham City that `fixed` DX11 performance, but only for those running 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows. Those running 32-bit versions of the operating system will have to wait for another patch that will come at a future date. We played the game on the patch with various card and while single GPU gaming in DX11 mode on Batman: Arkham City has greatly improved we did still find some issues..."

Genius HS-200 Gold In-Ear Headset @ TestFreaks
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 1:30P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For today?s review we will be looking at a budget priced in-ear headset from the folks at Genius ? the HS-200 Gold. This affordable headset features hands free capability smartphones users; although Genius specifically designed the HS-200 Gold with the iPhone in mind. "

Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 Motherboard Drawing @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 1:30P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Welcome to our weekly giveaway for our dedicated readers! We love our fans and our sponsors! This week the sponsor for our weekly promotion is Gigabyte and they have donated a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 motherboard as this weeks prize! This prize has a retail value of ~$189.99 plus shipping."

Idolian TouchTab10 10-inch Android Tablet @ TestFreaks
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 1:30P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tablets are the latest and greatest thing this year it seems and when it comes to buying one you?ve got plenty of choices. You can go for very expensive, inexpensive or somewhere in between and today I?ve got the somewhere in between for review today. It comes form a company called Idolian where their motto is ?Tablets for Everyone? and the tablet I have today for review is called the TouchTab10. The 10 in that name stand for the size of it which is a 10? screen. The TouchTab10 is running Android 2.3 and it comes complete with HDMI output and most things you?ve come to expect from a tablet. I?ll be honest, it?s not a bad tablet but it does have some small issues. "

NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 1:30P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you don`t follow the video card market almost daily, it is really complicated to understand the differences between the several different NVIDIA graphics chips available on the market today. To facilitate knowing and understanding the differences among these chips, we have compiled the following table:"

QNAP TurboNAS TS-419P II NAS Server Review
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 1:30P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thanks to an updated energy-efficient 2.0GHz ARM Processor by Marvell paired with a total of 512MB of DDR3 RAM and available storage capacity of up to 12TB (currently) the latest TurboNAS TS-419P II NAS server by QNAP has both the muscle and capacity to even go up against far more expensive solutions."

SSD NEWS: OCZ To Launch New Petrol SATA 3 SSD Line
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 1:30P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Just when we think things might slow for the holidays, OCZ sneaks in yet another SSD release which has to be part of their new Octane family. The OCZ Petrol will be the second `Indilinx Infused` SSD release by OCZ based on their Indilinx Everest platform. The Petrol will be available in capacities of 128, 256 and 512GB and is SATA 3 with the 512GB reaching max speeds of 370MB/s read and 250MB/s write transfer speeds. They will also carry a warranty of three years. Pricing in the US has yet to be released, however, initial estimates in the Asia`s list the 128GB at $180, 256GB at $399 and the 512GB version at $837."

Paradigm Millenia HT Speaker
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 1:30P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Comprising MilleniaOne main speakers and MilleniaSub, this stylish, mini-sized, all-aluminum, high-tech speaker system from Paradigm packs a big, convincing punch, whether playing music in a classic 2.1 stereo or movie soundtracks in a full-blown 5.1 home theater. For a cool $2,600+, the Millenia 5.1 is a sophisticated combination of style and high fidelity audio."

Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Tower
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 1:30P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design Define Mini is a smaller version of the popular Define R3. It might just be the answer to those looking for a solid microATX tower with all the trappings and conveniences of a modern ATX case."

Apple OS X Lion Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 11:32A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Every two years, Apple releases a new version of its Macintosh operating system, OS X. For the past six years each version, at the time of its release, has reset the bar as the best consumer-level operating system ever created. OS X 10.7 Lion, released today via Apple`s online-only App Store, continues the tradition.?"

Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (2011) Blu-ray Movie Review
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 11:19A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After many, many hours of Star Wars during the last few weeks, I was keenly looking forward to a break before we do it all again in 3D in a few months time. But then I stumbled on this disc. All fans owe it to themselves to indulge in a little official Star Wars that doesn`t take itself too seriously. Enter Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace. In 1999, the same year as the release as The Phantom Menace LucasFilm inked a deal with the Lego Group to release Lego themed products with Star Wars branding. The initial batch of toys, including the iconic X-Wing fighter sold extremely well, leading to the release of many more Lego toys. Later, the brand mashing continued with a range of popular PlayStation and Xbox game releases. Now, the series has extended to a 22 minute Cartoon Network short, which based on the laughs, I certainly hope can be made into a regular animated series (although I do not believe it`s currently on the cards)."

HP Pavilion Elite h8-1050 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 10:08A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The HP Pavilion Elite h8-1050 is a media desktop decked out with all the right components to satisfy power users. Blu-ray, TV tuner, and a powerful hardware tag team made up of an Intel Core i7 processor and AMD discrete graphics card is just the tip of the iceberg for this PC.?"

Intel SSD Caching Feature for Z68 Chipset Explored
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 7:11A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel plans to officially launch Z68 Express chipset on May 18th but you will be able to see reviews online from 12th onwards. Of course, those who can`t wait for the official launch can already purchase the Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3 board from the retail market, first available in Taiwan and then the rest of the world in the coming weeks. Other brands like ASUS and ASRock are set to hit the retail next. Those enthusiasts hoping they can overclock their Sandy Bridge better on Z68 than the P67 will probably be disappointed but there is one important feature of Z68 that matters, and that is the SSD caching."

Sapphire Edge HD2 Mini PC Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Sat, Nov 12 2011 | 5:18A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Sapphire Edge HD2 is an improvement over the original Edge HD. The Edge HD2 adds a little extra for a user that needs a bit more juice. With the HD2 we get an improved processor, the Intel Atom D525. This processor features dual cores, 1.8GHz in speed, and hyperthreading technology. Another addition to the HD2 is the optional bundled operating system. If chosen, Windows 7 Ultimate will be pre-installed and ready to go. The previous Edge HD came completely bare and required an OS purchase. The rest of the features included are 2GB of 800MHz DDR3 memory, a 320GB SATA 2.5 HDD, both wired and wireless networking capability, and the Nvidia ION 2 graphics processor. A complete system crammed into a case no bigger then an outstretched hand. All you need to supply is the monitor, mouse, and keyboard."

PowerColor Devil 13 HD6970 Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Nov 11 2011 | 7:16P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor Devil 13 HD6970 Graphics Card Review @ HardwareHeaven.com One manufacturer who is pushing the 6970 to new limits is PowerColor. Famous for their PCS++ range they are no strangers to enhancing Radeons but this new card, the Devil 13 edition, goes further than ever before. Today we will be putting the Devil 13 up against an overclocked GTX 570 in Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Human Revolution and F1 2011 to find out how they compare."

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