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Antec High Power Gamer M 750W
     Sun, Sep 22 2013 | 4:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Antec High Power Gamer M 750W is their latest mid-range power supply, and while it’s not a beast like one of Antec’s premium units, the High Power Gamer M is 80PLUS Bronze certified, sports a modular design (hence the new “M” moniker), and comes with a price tag of $99. That’s reasonably priced for the average gamer or casual enthusiast who doesn’t want to break the bank, while still hoping to score solid performance for their hard-earned cash. Will the Antec High Power Gamer M power supply step up or fizzle out? Let’s get it on the bench for a closer look and find out.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Samsung ATIV Book 6 Notebook Review
     Sun, Sep 22 2013 | 12:03P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite some fierce competition, Samsung has experienced an impressive level of success in the mobile space and has managed to nurture the Galaxy brand into a household name. Part of that success was due to the company unifying its ultra mobile products (phones, tablets, phablets, etc.) under the Galaxy brand, and thus, Samsung decided to take a similar route on the PC side earlier in the year. The ATIV brand is a relatively new one for Samsung, but it's definitely gaining traction. In addition, Samsung is pouring a ton of resources into industrial design, as evidenced by the ATIV Book 6. This particular machine is obviously aimed at the masses, and not hardcore gamers or tireless road warriors. The ATIV 6 is hardly thin-and-light, and it doesn't pack a star-studded list of high-end components, but what it does is hit all of the major feature points that your average laptop consumer is after.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD Radeon HD 7730 vs. Nvidia GeForce GT 640 GK208
     Sun, Sep 22 2013 | 12:02P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not too long ago, both AMD and Nvidia introduced new cards for the budget segment, costing around £60 - £70. AMD came out with the Radeon HD 7730, and Nvidia has a new version of the GeForce GT 640. We compared the two budget cards to each other, and to other similar cards.
  FULL STORY @ DVHARDWARE

Google Nexus 7 Review: The Android Tablet to Beat
     Sun, Sep 22 2013 | 12:01P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Google stormed into the tablet market last year with the Nexus 7, a low-cost but high quality 7-inch tablet that significantly lowered the price barrier for Android media consumption. Enter 2013, time to refresh the Nexus 7, receiving a serious speed boost, a better quality display, a rear camera and new features. At $220 the 2nd-gen Nexus tablet presents itself as a remarkably attractive proposition for people who want to read, watch or play.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Anker Astro2 9000mAh Portable Battery Charger
     Sun, Sep 22 2013 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Anker Astro2 9000mAh Portable Battery Charger offers lots of juice for smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. It comes with an excellent 9000 mAh battery, powerful 3A output, weights 250g and is fairly compact. It charges most smartphones up to 4 times and you can connect multiple devices into it. This product is a much-have!" ~3dGameMan.com
  FULL STORY @ 3DGAMEMAN

Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1000- 80 PLUS Platinum PSU Review
     Sun, Sep 22 2013 | 10:26A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Super Flower delivers what is without a doubt one of the top three power supplies that we`ve ever seen with the Leadex Platinum 1000W."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

CM Storm QuickFire XT (Cherry MX Blue) Gaming Keyboard Review @HiTech Legion
     Sun, Sep 22 2013 | 10:12A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CM Storm QuickFire XT is a keyboard with the Cherry MX mechanical keys. If the QuickFire XT was a car, it would be trying to compete with the likes of the BMW M3 or the Porsche 911. With its Cherry MX Blue keys, it attempts to combine the mechanical features that are desired by gamers, such as NKRO, with a nice elegant and simple styling unlike the other full-sized mechanical keyboard from Cooler Master."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

 
CM Storm Pulse-R Gaming Headset Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Sun, Sep 22 2013 | 9:45A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The gaming industry has always been a big market and headphones are one of the biggest sellers. They have many different features that appeal to different markets of gamers just like mice and keyboards. Audio devices are one of the big things that people really like to have some of the best quality products in as they are great for either listening to music, watching movies or telling if your enemy is trying to sneak up close behind you. Now with the gaming market how it is, you have so many different choices, USB, 5.1, 7.1 and also options of different lighting effects. Well today we are going to take a look at one of the many different choices in the market of gaming accessories. Cooler Master was nice to send us over the CM Storm Pulse-R Gaming Headset."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch Smartphone Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Sun, Sep 22 2013 | 9:04A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3-inch Smartphone Review @ HardwareHeaven.com The Note 3 will soon be on sale with its 5.7-inch display, 0.4 inches bigger than the original but that isn`t the largest phone that Samsung offer. That title goes to the Galaxy Mega, a smartphone designed to offer great media consumption without the added expense of the stylus found on the Note range. Today we take a look at the 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Dell UltraSharp U3014 30 Monitor Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sun, Sep 22 2013 | 9:03A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell`s new flagship monitor, the UltraSharp U3014 is everything we could possibly want. It uses a 16:10 AH-IPS panel, boasts one of the best color rendition scores around and simply outpaces nearly everything else out there."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Intel Iris Pro Linux Performance Doubles With Driver Upgrades
     Sun, Sep 22 2013 | 9:01A | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week I ran a System76 Galago UltraPro Preview with some benchmark results and a special article looking at the Intel Iris Pro 5200, the Haswell graphics cores with 128MB of dedicated video memory stacked onto the die itself. Those tests were done remotely but now with having a System76 Galago UltraPro ultrabook review sample in the labs, here are some fresh tests looking at the very latest state of Haswell Iris Pro graphics under Linux. The benchmarks cover the state of Ubuntu 13.04 going through the latest open-source Linux graphics driver code with the yet-to-be-released Mesa 9.3 and the Linux 3.12 kernel."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

Tom Clancys Splinter Cell Blacklist Review
     Sat, Sep 21 2013 | 6:46P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ignoring the stability issues I have been having, this game is definitely fun and intense, if you have the temperament for it. The game is built around stealth, not combat, so you should not be surprised when only a few bullets take you down after making a mistake. If you have the patience though, I can recommend this game to you. It is well designed and implemented, though there are still some points that could use some extra polish. Also the graphics are almost uniformly impressive. I cannot recall the last game I played that launched on PC and console and looked so good on the PC. Often you can spot some poorer graphics as a result of designing for the less-graphically-capable consoles."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Betting On Bay Trail: Intel's Atom Overhaul Tested:
     Sat, Sep 21 2013 | 4:03P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has done some impressive things with Atom, including its first serious forays into mobile phones and tablets, but the Bonnell microarchitecture that debuted in 2008 was explicitly designed to emphasize low power consumption, not performance. ARM has released multiple processor updates since 2008 -- the Cortex-A8 debuted that year, followed by the Cortex-A9 and the Cortex-A15, while Intel's in-order Atom contented itself with die shrinks and feature integration. Such efforts gave us Medfield and Clover Trail devices, but they also risked Intel being permanently painted as an also-ran
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Intel Atom Z3770 ‘Bay Trail’ review
     Sat, Sep 21 2013 | 4:02P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We are one of the first to extensively test a prototype tablet running on the latest generation Intel Atom processors, and we have the results of 20+ different benchmarks. The Atom Z3000 ‘Bay Trail’ CPUs are supposed to give ARM processors a run for their money, in terms of performance and energy-efficiency. We tested prototype Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2 tablets with the new Atom Z3770 and compared the performance to the current Atom platform and recent ARM chips such as the Nvidia Tegra 4. Will 2014 be the year Intel makes real headway in the tablet market?
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

How To Fix GDI Leaks In Internet Explorer
     Sat, Sep 21 2013 | 4:01P | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite its declining popularity, Microsoft Internet Explorer remains an important web browser with many corporate users. However, Internet Explorer 10 seems to suffer from the same GDI leaks as Internet Explorer 9, causing pages to stop displaying properly or not at all. This is less of a problem with Internet Explorer 10, usually happens after days of use, but it's still there. Well, we cannot actually fix the GDI leak in Internet Explorer. That's Microsoft's job. But we can workaround the problem, and extend the "quota" on GDI objects, so that Internet Explorer won't face these display issues. Just follow these steps...
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Synology DS1813+ (NAS with SSD Caching)
     Sat, Sep 21 2013 | 4:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As for the Synology DS1813+ itself, well like the DS1513+ we love it. Apart from the industry leading DSM 4.3 software, we really liked the improvements Synology has made to the DS1813+. The screw less trays might not seem like a big deal, but they really make installing and removing drives faster and easier. The fan setup also keeps the DS1813+ very cool and extremely quiet, and the ability to expand with another 10 bays down the track makes this one of the most flexible NAS solutions available.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

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