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3-in-1 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 6:47P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In the past year or so we’ve seen many laptops and video cards that are coming equipped with mini DisplayPort connections but those laptops and video cards don’t come with adapters so you can actually make use of those ports. Today I’ve got a short review for you of a product that many of you might find very useful, it’s a 3-in-1 adapter that goes from mini DisplayPort output to DVI, HDMI or stand DisplayPort video inputs. The product is just a small white box really, not much special or exciting about it but it is inexpensive and it does the job it needs to do. "

BitFenix Prodigy Window Mod
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 6:47P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"John Williamson aka Pwnography6 is back with another case modding guide. This time he takes a BitFenix Prodigy chassis and adds in a side panel window."

Rosewill RDED-12001 External Slim Aluminum Blu-Ray Writer
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 6:47P | Optical Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The new RDED-12001 Slim External Blu-Ray Drive from Rosewill offers 6x read and write speed for Blu-Ray media in a sleek blue aluminum housing. The Rosewill RDED-12001 uses a USB 3.0 interface with dual connectors that is also backwards compatible to USB 2.0 so you can take your media almost anywhere. In addition to Blu-Ray, the RDED-12001 is fully DVD and CD capable, with 8x/6x DVD read and write to go along with 24x CD read and write speeds. The Rosewill RDED-12001 also shows tremendous versatility and is able to write DL layer discs for BR and DVD, as well as rewriteable CD/DVD and BD-RE. The slim aluminum housing of the RDED-12001 is extremely durable, making it an excellent choice for road warriors, while near silent operation puts it at home in any entertainment environment. Included with the RDED-12001 is a copy of Cyberlink PowerDVD, a premier Blu-Ray and DVD player for Windows. The RDED-12001 is plug and play, and compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8 as well as Mac OSX 10.6 and higher."

HD7990 Quadfire tested
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 6:47P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The enthusiast audience waited throughout 2012 for AMD to come up with a dual GPU HD7970 solution. In the end they failed to deliver, so it fell onto partners to create a solution. Powercolor, VTX3D and Club3d all released the HD7990 last year – a monster dual GPU designed to battle head to head with the Nvidia GTX690.

Vegas Pro 12.
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 6:47P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Our render speed tests highlighted the real-world improvements that you can expect from a complicated project, but you will see the most improvements to Sony Vegas Pro 12 as you use it during your projects. One thing we did see was the power of GPU acceleration and how it produces better quality renderings and saves you quite a bit of time. The functionality and controls are improved in Vegas Pro 12 allowing you to make your keystrokes more efficient speeding up your editing times as well..."

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Rage Review @ Custom PC Review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 6:47P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It seems like Creative is following the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mantra for their latest Tactic 3D lineup of gaming headsets. For a company with a name that literally implies innovation, this comes across as a little strange for me. In fact, the headsets in the Tactic 3D lineup look so similar that when Creative sent me the Tactic 3D Rage to review I had to double check the box to make..."

Lexar JumpDrive 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 5:36P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

In this review PCSTATS is checking out Lexar's stylish 64GB JumpDrive Triton - a nice looking retractable thumb drive housed in a weighty metal alloy case. Lexar's USB 3.0 thumb drive is rated for speeds of 155MB/s read and 150MB/s write -- that's pretty quick. For a clearer picture of its capabilities PCSTATS will need to benchmark the Lexar JumpDrive Triton against comparable USB 3.0 drives of similar capacities.


[Affiliates News] OCZ Agility 4 256GB Solid State Drive @ APH Networks
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 4:34P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks reviews the OCZ Agility 4 256GB. Is it still one of the best mainstream performance drives?"

[DreamWare Computers] Samsung DA-E750 Wireless Audio Dock
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 3:09P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently released on the market was Samsung`s DA-E750 wireless audio dock. Where most audio docks fall short by only supporting maybe one or two different protocols, the DA-E750 supports them all, including; mini USB dock, iPhone/iPad dock, Bluetooth, Airplay, AllShare Play, USB and network playback and of course an auxiliary input too. The DA-E750 has also taken a radically different design approach than most audio docks and looks more like something you`d buy at a boutique audio shop instead of your local electronics store. With a price tag only marginally higher than some high end audio docks on the market, the DA-E750 looks as though it could find itself with many uses around the home, so let`s see what it`s all about!"

Asustor AS-602T 2-Bay NAS Network Attached Storage Device Review @ TestFreaks
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 1:34P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today for review I have a NAS from a new company called Asustor. Ive never heard of this company but the NAS I have for review has some decent specs like a dual core CPU and 1gb of DDR3 ram on-board. The NAS I have for review is the AS-602T model which is a two bay device or you can use two hard drives with it. This type of NAS is great for home or small office use. The 602T also comes complete with USB 3.0 ports, eSATA ports, dual Ethernet jacks and even an HDMI connection. From my testing and comparing it to other NAS boxes, the 602T is by far the fastest NAS Ive ever owned or reviewed by a considerable margin in some tests. So read on for a rather large review of the AS-602T and see how it compared to other NAS boxes available on the market... "

ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 AMD Socket FM2 Motherboard
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 12:03P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are testing a new Socket FM2 Trinity motherboard on OCinside.de, which reached a new reference clock record during our OverClocking tests. The AMD FM2 motherboard is based on the AMD A85X chipset and has a total of five PCI Express slots, two PCI slots, seven SATA3 ports, one eSATA3 port, Gigabit LAN and 7.1 audio with optical output. We tested the ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 Socket FM2 motherboard with an AMD A10-5800K Black Edition APU and overclocked it to the limit.

Promise Pegasus J4: 4-bay, 2.5-inch Thunderbolt storage
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Four 2.5-inch disks connected via Thunderbolt, it's definitely an interesting prospect. This way you have an extremely fast combination of disks with lots of storage capacity in a fairly compact package. If we have any complaints about the J4 it's that it's currently only available with hard disks. And while the performance of these 500 GB, 5400 rpm, 2.5-inch hard disks is quite good, we can imagine that many people prefer choosing their own. For example, four 1 TB disks or four SSDs. Or what about a couple SSDs combined with two conventional hard disks, that way you have the best of both worlds.

Two months with Windows 8 review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 12:01P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Windows 8, Microsoft is steering its operating system into a radically different direction. In the last ten years we've seen a shift from desktop PCs to notebooks, and now some are prophesising the end of the PC era as smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly commonplace. While Microsoft is the dominant player in the x86 operating system market, the software giant has had little success with smartphone and tablet products, these markets are largely dominated by Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems. With its back against the wall, Microsoft decided to make a major gamble by making massive changes to the user interface of Windows 8 to make it more usable on touch-based mobile devices.

HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ Turbo 2GB Review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we’ll be reviewing one such mid range graphics card from our friends over at HIS, the HIS Radeon HD 7850 IceQ Turbo 2GB. Looking at the specs, the card is definitely promising. As its name suggests, it comes with a new revision of HIS’s custom IceQ cooler. We’ve had a couple run-ins with HIS’ IceQ cooling solutions in the past and we’ve generally come out very impressed with its cooling..."

Future of Smart Devices - Fight between a Fruit a Suit and a Robot
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 11:55A | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The smart device world is going to get nasty in the near future, and we`re all going to benefit from it. Anthony explains his opinion."

PowerColor PCS+ Radeon HD 7870 (Tahiti LE) 2GB Myst Video Card Review
     Sat, Jan 05 2013 | 11:48A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We check out the new Tahiti LE based HD 7870 from PowerColor and give you the low down."

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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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Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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  48. Linux Part 3: New Software
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