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Kingston Wi-Drive 16GB Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 8:44A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For those in the Android world who want to add extra storage to their device it is as easy as adding a memory card, but for all of us who use iOS devices we are stuck with the capacity of the device we purchase. With all of the movies, music, photos and apps out there it is easy to reach capacity on iOS devices. I?m sure many people get frustrated with this and Kingston knows this. This is why they have come up with the Wi-Drive. It is portable, wireless storage for your iPod, iPhone or iPad. Read on as we take a look..."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Le Pan II Android Tablet TC979 Review @ TechwareLabs
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 8:44A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to Android tablets it seems that just about everyone offers one. Features tend to blur together and you get lost in the confusion. So which one is a good model, and what do you buy? Stick to name brands only or venture out into the lesser known brands? On first impressions the Le Pan II gets high marks. Le Pan who you say? Pay attention to this brand as if they continue the trend this will be a company to watch."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Feb 16 2012 | 8:44A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 is a typical-looking 14-inch business laptop that has a few things going for it. First, it has really good performance due to its Intel Core i5 CPU and 4GB of RAM. It also has a decent amount of connectivity, including eSATA, and extra long battery life.?"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

ASRock Extreme9 Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:33P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASRock X79 Extreme9 ultimately was a pleasure to work with. The beauty of it was that it just worked, and it worked extremely well during our testing today..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

ASRock X79 Extreme9 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:33P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASRock has released seven motherboard models for the new socket 2011 platform, heavily betting that this platform will become more mainstream after Intel releases cheaper LGA2011 processors during this year. This time we will take a look at the X79 Extreme9, which is the most high-end (and most expensive) socket 2011 motherboard offered by ASRock at this time, with five PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, eight SATA-600 ports, eight USB 3.0 ports, and a high-end, add-on sound card called Game Blaster."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

ASUS Maximux IV Extreme Motherboard Review @ OCIA.net
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:33P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
?Today we are taking a look at a board from the latter series, the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme, a P67 B3 Revision board that throws caution to the wind by including virtually every bell and whistle one could desire. This board is specifically designed for Intel 2nd Generation Core CPU overclocking and supports Nvidia SLI and ATI CrossFire X multi-GPU configurations in addition to a treasure trove of ROG-specific features and applications.?"
  FULL STORY @ OCIA.NET

ASUS Rampage IV Extreme BF3 Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:33P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So then, great looking, extremely configurable and technologically advanced all wrapped up in a class leading package. It should certainly be a contender for the top spot among our X79 motherboard range we have reviewed thus far. As is always the case though, if you want the best then you usually have to pay the price and at just short of £400, the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme is anything but a budget motherboard. You do however get quite a lot for the money as we will see over the next few pages. Whether that will be enough to tempt you damage the bank balance only you can decide so sit back and have a read through the next few pages before making that decision as we take you through what is one of the finest motherboards to grace the halls of Vortez..."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

 
ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 Keyboard Dock Review
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:33P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For me ? and, I think, for most people ? the keyboard dock isn?t going to suddenly turn the Prime into a laptop replacement. It is going to give you the chance to use your Prime as a laptop replacement in a pinch, and for some people that will make sense. If your communication needs during your travels are limited to snapping off a few emails, the Prime?s dock will serve you well. But if you need to regularly type more than a few hundred words the experience sours quickly."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card @ Pro-Clockers
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:33P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you`ve decided it is due time to finally time to do away with the onboard audio on your mobile computer, wanting something that makes your music collection worth listening to, then you can turn to ASUS for that as well. The Xonar U3 is a compact USB sound card, not much bigger than a flash drive. The goal is to provide a product for the person who is constantly on the go, loves to listen to their music, but isn`t going to settle for the integrated solution any longer. So exactly how good can such a tiny device actually be, can it really deliver anything close to what a larger sibling Xonar can? We plan to answer that, so sit back and dive in!"
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

XFX & Sapphire HD 7770 1GB Review
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:32P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
To summarize, both the XFX and Sapphire HD 7770 perform well under stock and overclocked conditions. I was hoping for a little more performance to be shown off under the HD 7000 series lineup, but we can`t have everything. It is a jump up from the HD 6770 cards in performance, but they also cost a little bit more too. Hopefully as the 12.x Catalyst drivers progress, we will see a little more performance from the 28nm cards. Soon, we should be seeing the HD 7800 cards which should be an interesting balance between the big dog HD 7900s and these more budget-oriented HD 7000 cards."
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB.COM

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Overclocked Video Card @ Pro-Clockers
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:24P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Radeon HD 7770 is codenamed: Cape Verde XT. And looks to be placed in a market where it will have its fair share of buyers. At $150, it boasts fully DirectX 11 compliance, multi-display setups and this is just the beginning. Based on the Cape Verde XT chipset, the HD 7770 features 640 streaming processors and 1GHz of GDDR5 memory with a 128 bit bus looks to be in close competition of the older Radeon HD 6850 series. We will now put the card through its paces and see just how well it does."
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

REVIEW: Sapphire Radeon 7770 OC @ PureOverclock
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:17P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today brings the Sapphire Radeon 7770 OC to the masses. It`s an overclocked version of the reference AMD design, coming with a price tag of $160 that`s still affordable, while hoping to take a bite into the more lower budget-oriented marketshare. Let`s take a closer look at the Sapphire Radeon 7770 OC 1GB and see how it fares."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

The TR Podcast 105: Eye candy and SSD scaling
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:13P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This week`s episode of the podcast is short and sweet, with a look at AMD`s Radeon HD 7950, stereoscopic 3D, and SSD scaling."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

OC3D: AMD HD7770 Review
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:09P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The x770 cards from AMD have always been their most popular m= odels, so does the HD7770 keep up this value and performance balance?"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCK3D.NET

NZXT Phantom 410 Mid-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 4:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Phantom 410 is a Mid-tower version of the popular full-tower NZXT Phantom case. The NZXT Phantom 410 mid-tower case brings new features and improves upon the original full-tower design. An acrylic viewing window adorns the Phantom 410`s left side panel, giving enthusiasts a chance to show off their hardware. The NZXT Phantom 410`s top 140mm exhaust fan is outfitted with LED lights to accentuate the interior components further. Despite having a smaller size, the NZXT Phantom 410 mid-tower case makes intelligent use of component mounting options, providing plenty of room for large graphics cards, multiple HDDs and even a 240 or 280mm water-cooling radiator on top. Like the original NZXT Phantom full-tower case, the NZXT Phantom 410 is available in multiple color options, including an upcoming black version with an orange or white trim.///"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Intel 520 Series 240GB Solid State Drives in RAID 0
     Wed, Feb 15 2012 | 3:54P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I`m a bit surprised no one has asked why Intel sampled most media outlets with two and in some cases three identical 520 Series 240GB drives for review. As a consumer I`d rather have seen performance numbers from both 240GB (our single drive review is here) and 120GB drives since these are the capacity sizes that make the most sense for computer users today. As you can imagine, no one is going to complain about getting dual 240GB drives especially media folks who are generally power users with PCs on steroids. A few months back we looked at the OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 and learned that OCZ figured out how to get TRIM working on the drive`s RAID controller. The hardware is ready, but Windows is now the roadblock we were told. Months later we started finding hints that Intel was getting ready to release software that allows TRIM to work in RAID as well."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

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