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Intel SSD 520 Series 240 GB @ ocaholic
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 1:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It`s been quite a suprise that Intel chose to release a Solid State Drive based on a SandForce SF-2281 controller. Meanwhile the chip giant has an entire line-up of SandForce based SSD. Today for review we have the 240 Gigabyte model that uses synchronous NAND flash an promises blistering fast performance."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Le Pan II TC979 Android Tablet Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 1:55P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Le Pan is a name you may not know but you really should. We have received so much feedback on our review of the original Le Pan TC970 tablet and our unboxing video is one of our most viewed videos on our YouTube page. The Le Pan tablets are really powerful and great tablets. There are so many Android tablets out there it is really hard to decide which one to get, especially with all of these larger brands shoving their overpriced and underpowered tablets down your throat. The Le Pan II is much improved over the original Le Pan tablet with a faster processor, more memory and it runs Android 3.2 with a free upgrade to 4.0 when it becomes available. Let?s take a look at see what the TC979 is all about."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

LSI MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i RAID Controller Review
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 1:55P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For years I`ve talked about RAID tuning and even gave some examples on a small scale. The LSI 9265-8i that we are looking at today takes the ability to optimize your RAID arrays to new levels and does so with a very easy to navigate user interface. The base controller with its dual-core ROC processor and 1GB DRAM cache has become the industry standard, but LSI didn`t stop there. Add on packages like LSI`s FastPath and CacheCade further enhance usability based on user need. When our 9265-8i sample first arrived we were in the process of building a super computer based on the EVGA SR-2 dual Xeon enthusiast`s board. At the time LSI was having issues with a handful of enthusiast class motherboards with the SR-2 being one of them. Since that time LSI and the motherboard makers have found and corrected several if not all of the issues. There was a time though when enthusiasts were pounding their heads against the wall trying to make everything mesh as it should."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Raidmax Viper Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 11:45A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Hop in my way-back machine with me as it has been almost two years since I reviewed the Skyline from Raidmax and this is likely why Raidmax didn`t auto-associate for me at first. Judging from what I just went back and seen with the Skyline, there are lots of things that Raidmax could have updated, upgraded and brought up to speed with today`s case offerings. Just from what I can see on the packaging, most of the issues with the older chassis have been reworked and the latest submission has been updated and this chassis comes with a very unique front bezel design and an interior color combination that threw me off my game for a few minutes. I don`t want to give that surprise away just yet, but I will say that the latest mid-tower submission from Raidmax offers a fair amount of features, including native USB 3.0! Looking nothing like the last chassis I reviewed, this submission gets its name from either a car or a snake and since I don`t see headlights, I`m putting my money on a snake. The front sort of reminds me of the expanded neck area of a snake ready to strike. The only issue with this theory is I don`t see any eyes either, so your guess is as good as mine, I guess. The rest of the chassis has a somewhat dated layout, but it seems to work for this chassis."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

REVIEW: VisionTek Radeon 7970 @ PureOverclock
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 11:45A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`re looking at the VisionTek Radeon HD 7970. It`s a reference design, and comes a standard cooler and clocks that look to put the hurt on Nvidia`s current offerings. Is it strong enough to fend off the GTX 580? Framerates tell some of the story, but what about temperatures? Power consumption? Gaming value? Let`s take a closer look at the VisionTek HD 7970 and answer those questions for you."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Roccat ISKU Gaming Keyboard Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 11:45A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Roccat`s ISKU is a keyboard designed for gamers. The ISKU has all the features that any gamer would ever want, like backlit keys with six different luminosity settings, 180 macro functions across multiple profiles, and a plethora of other features. The ISKU from Roccat also comes with a full featured software package that makes creating profiles and macros a breeze. The software is what makes switching between profiles and macro layers possible for that quick intuitive in-game fragging session. The ISKU can also be used for any multi-media purposes, as it supports the play, pause, fast forward, rewind, and volume controls, all built within a few keys.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

ROCCAT Kone[+] Laser Gaming Mouse @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 11:45A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ROCCAT`s latest high performance laser gaming mouse is called the Kone[+]. The [+] indicates that it is a refined version of its critically acclaimed Kone mouse. All of the features found on the original are carried over to the [+] version. The [+] brings a slew of new features and an optimized design to the table. We test the mouse to see how it fares against latest and greatest gaming mice on the market."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

 
Rosewill Second Generation Mechanical Keyboard Review: RK-9000 RK-9000BR RK-9000BL RK-9000RE
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 11:45A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Rosewill RK-9000 and all of its variants are designed to be great keyboards without any bells or whistles. You are paying for solidly built full keyboards with mechanical switches under every key. You will not get backlighting. You will not get media keys. You will not get macro functions. That is not the point of these keyboards. When compared with the original RK-9000, it is clear that Rosewill has attempted to fix whatever customers have complained about in very loud ways. Missing a PS/2 adaptor? Toss in a whole cable. Want more than one switch to choose from? Here are four! Their design is clearly based predominantly on customer feedback, which is great."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Samsung PN51D8000 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 11:45A | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Samsung PN51D8000 is a 51-inch plasma HDTV that has overall outstanding image quality, especially in the color and black-level measurements. It also has built-in Wi-Fi with tons of streaming media applications as well as 3D capabilities if you`re into that. One of our only gripes about this TV is the interface, which could use some work.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

How We Review Laptops At PC Perspective How We Review Laptops At PC Perspective
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 11:15A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the recent past we haven?t reported specific system temperatures. We used to report internal laptop temperatures, but this no longer seems worthwhile. Overheating systems no longer seem to be an issue, even with high-end GPUs. However, we are going to start reporting external laptop temperatures. This is concern to most users. Laptops with hot exteriors can become difficult to use."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

AZZA Fusion 3000 Full-Tower Chassis Review
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 11:15A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the outside our latest submission has a large and chunky presence. It starts with the large feet and is taken up the front and onto the top giving you a chassis reminiscent of something along the lines of the CM HAF cases, yet different enough to set this AZZA chassis apart if they were next to each other. On the inside things are taken to a whole new level in any gaming chassis I have seen. I have done a few server chassis reviews and even there I have not seen the amount of back planes for hard drive bays. I mean seriously, between the 2.5 and 3.5 bays, there are ten hot swap bays to play with here! On top of that, the only other thing inside the chassis I needed a tool for was the risers and motherboard screws. The rest is completely tool-less or uses thumbscrews. This chassis I have been describing is the Fusion 3000 from AZZA. While I have hit on some interesting points already, those were just enough to peek your interest and are really just the tip of the iceberg as far as what this chassis offers both inside and out."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Comparison List Update: Ivy Bridge Dual-Core Models @ ocaholic
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 11:15A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over time CPU manufacturers like Intel and AMD release numeros processors and it is very likely to lose track of all the models out there. Furthermore it is difficult to find complete comparison tables where you find all CPUs and their features listed. Following you find such a list regarding all Core i7 and Core i5 desktop and mobile CPU."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Enermax Platimax 850 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 11:15A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 80 Plus Platinum certification is the next level in energy efficiency, promising 92% minimum efficiency at typical load (i.e., at half of the power supply`s labeled power). The Enermax Platimax was one of the first power supply series carrying this new certification level to reach the market, with 600 W, 750 W, 850 W, 1,000 W, and 1,200 W versions. We`ve already tested the 600 W model, which proved to be an excellent product. Let`s see if the 850 W version is a good choice."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

News: The $300 ultraportable experiment
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 9:29A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post, TR`s David Morgan pieces together a 12 ultraportable notebook with ThinkPad build quality, a 120GB SSD, and much better performance than budget netbooks for less than $300. Here`s how he did it:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 featuring the ASUS VG278H Screen @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 9:29A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 featuring the ASUS VG278H Screen @ HardwareHeaven.com Recently NVIDIA made the biggest change to their 3D Vision ecosystem, probably since launch, with the release of 3D Vision 2. A combination of the latest range of 3D displays with updated hardware and advances made in the driver enhance the experience."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

NZXT HALE82 850 Watt Modular Power Supply Review @Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Feb 17 2012 | 9:29A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At 850 Watts, and with an 80+ Bronze Certification, the NZXT Hale82 850 Watt Modular PSU packs plenty of punch while still maintaining excellent efficiency. The NZXT Hale82 850 Watt Modular PSU is able to maintain greater than 82% efficiency, even at 100% load, lightening the amount of energy consumed and, consequently, lightening your electric bill. Unlike many items where energy efficiency typically equates in loss of performance, PSUs like the Hale82 use this to deliver every bit as much power to your components while drawing less from your outlet. In addition to efficiency, the NZXT Hale82 sports some very impressive power numbers, including 70A and 840W capabilities on a single high capacity 12v rail. NZXT keeps things safe in the Hale82, using protection for over voltage, current, power, temperature, under voltage, and short circuit protection. /"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

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