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Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G Solid State Drive and Envoy Storage Solution @ TestFreaks
     Tue, Aug 07 2012 | 9:03A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This bundle includes a faster SSD drive than the native MacBook Air models while providing an enclosure for the original Apple SSD. If you can use a screwdriver, then your can swap out your original SSD for the Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD. These drives are designed for MacBook Air 2011 editions and come in 120GB, 180GB, 240GB or 480GB models."

Samsung MV-3V4G3D DDR3-1600 8GB Memory Kit Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 4:09P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Samsung are well known as manufacturers of consumer televisions, laptops and other electronics. Samsungs SSDs have been gathering traction and some rave reviews across the industry, and also picking up steam are Samsungs offerings to the memory sector. Available in 2GB or 4GB DIMMs, with kits available for 4GB, 8GB and in some locations, 16GB, Samsung have something available for every user. Rated at 1600Mhz at only 1.35v, the kit is designed to fit into the low voltage/green market segment. With stock timings of 11-11-11-28, these kits arent aimed at the performance consumer.. but knowing that these DIMMs also support higher voltages, lets see how far we can push them, shall we?"

GoPro HD Hero2 Camera
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 3:57P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GoPro HD Hero2 Camera arrived Technic3D. The HD HERO2: Motorsports Edition is the most advanced GoPro camera yet? We will check the Features on the Hero2 with Video."

Rosewill RHTS-8206 5.1 Surround Gaming Headset Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 3:39P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
/ /The Rosewill RHTS-8206 5.1 surround headphones have many of the features that anyone could want in a headset. The RHTS-8206 5.1 surround gaming headset, from Rosewill, has a rotatable microphone that rotates approximately 90 and four speakers in each cup for true 3D surround sound. The Rosewill RHTS-8206 5.1 surround sound headset also vibrates for some extra added immersive gaming. Rosewill`s 5.1 speakers operate on a ranging frequency from 0~150KHz and are 30 to 40mm in size.///"

Thortech Thunderbolt 1200 Watt PSU Preview
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 12:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thortech ??? Like most of the Memory companies, GeIL is also making Power Supplies under the brand name Thortech. The Thunderbolt 1200 is a high end powerfull 80+ gold, semi modular PSU. Only 160mm in length. So it's sounds like a real contender for all the well known high end powerful PSU's. Let's bring on the [M] testbench set-up and compare what the thunder god has to offer.

[Tech ARP] BIOS Option Of The Week - CPU Adjacent Sector Prefetch
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 11:59A | BIOS | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Since 1999, we have been developing the BIOS Optimization Guide, affectionately known as the BOG. From a meager beginning of a single page, it now covers over 440 BIOS options. As old BOG readers will know, we started offering two editions of the BOG since Revision 8.0 - a simplified edition and the complete edition. Normally, the complete edition is only available to subscribers who help sponsor the development of the guide through a small fee. However, that changes today! From now on, we will post a BIOS option from the complete edition of the BIOS Optimization Guide every weekend. This week, we will be taking a look at the *CPU Adjacent Sector Prefetch * setting."

Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX 1200-watt Power Supply Review
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 10:38A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Corsair introduces the new AX1200i and redefines what it means to be an enthusiast level power supply with features never seen in a consumer level PSU."

Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Black & White Edition USB 3.0 Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 9:43A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CM 690 II Advanced Black and White Edition case boasts more than just a fresh coat of paint. The new CM 690 II Advanced Black and White edition also adds USB 3.0 functionality, a side window, improved cable management options and a new high-airflow front bezel design. Able to mount a 240mm radiator at the top or at the bottom, the CM 690 II B&W Edition case fits enthusiast-class needs in a mid-tower form factor. Tall CPU coolers up to 177mm can also be installed inside the CM 690 II B&W USB 3.0 Edition case paired with GPUs up to 304mm in length. Depending on the motherboard model, an HD 6990 can be installed when the bottom HDD cage is removed.///"

Xigmatek Gigas mATX SFF Cube Case @ Pro-Clockers
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 9:15A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Nope, it`s the Gigas the smallest case that Xigmatek currently makes. Am I disappointed? Heck No. if you take a look at the Gigas at their website you will see that it is one of the best looking small form factor cases out there. And the feature list is as long as any of the cases boasting the same compact size. So, how could be disappointed with taking the Gigas as the first case sample from Xigmatek. Tony Walker Owner/Operator of Pro-Clockers www.Pro-Clockers.com TDub@pro-clockers.com MSN =

Corsair Vengeance C70 Case Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 9:05A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new Vengeance C70 case moves away from Corsair`s typical understated chassis design and supplants it with a militaristic look that may only appeal to a select few. However, with a great looking feature list, plenty of interior space and a relatively inexpensive price, some may be willing to overlook the rudimentary exterior."

Lenovo ThinkVision LT2323z Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Lenovo ThinkVision LT2323z is a 23-inch IPS LED panel monitor that has a business-focused design and feature set. It is the first monitor to be certified for use with Microsoft Lync, a business-focused VOIP technology. It also has a 1080p resolution and extra wide viewing angles in addition to very good image quality."

TDK ST-700 review: high-end on-ear headphones
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 9:01A | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The TDK ST-700 is are above-average headphones, that reproduce a very reasonable sound for what you pay. If you enjoy a relatively warm and smooth sound with solid bass, then these TDK headphones will provide a pleasant listening experience for you. On-ear headphones pressure the ears quite a bit, and these TDKs are no exception, so trying them on first is always a good idea.

TRENDnet TPL-402E2K 500Mbps Powerline
     Mon, Aug 06 2012 | 9:00A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sometimes when you don't use a specific product in your daily life you can fail to see its importance and in a way up until recently i did exactly that in regard to Powerline network adapters since i wasn't aware of just how many people out there actually use them to fill the gap between normal wired and wireless connections. That's also the reason as to why for the past couple of months I’ve been trying to test as many Powerline adapter sets as i can get my hands on so everyone who uses such devices can know exactly what each of those solutions has to offer. So following the quite good PL-550D 500Mbit/s Powerline adapter set by RaidSonic we had the chance to test roughly 2 weeks ago today we will be testing the latest TPL-402E2K 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit by TRENDnet.

Western Digital 1TB WD RE4 Enterprise Hard Drive Review
     Sun, Aug 05 2012 | 4:49P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital started segmenting their storage products into tiers; external storage drives are arguably on the very lowest rung, followed by WD Green, Blue and Black Caviar desktop hard drives. Shortly thereafter, WD introduced 'RE4' drives for Enterprise Storage applications.

In this review PCSTATS is testing out a 3.5" Western Digital RE4 WD1003FBYX hard drive. The WD RE4 WD1003FBYX is a 1.0TB hard drive which utilizes Perpendicular Magnetic Recording and operates on the 3Gb/s SATA II interface. It features StableTrac, IntelliSeek, NoTouch ramp loading head technology, a multi-axis shock sensor, RAFF technology and RAID specific Time Limited Error Recovery. The drive supports a typical sustained data transfer rate of 128MB/s and has two platters/four heads beneath its shiny metal exterior.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review - XSReviews
     Sun, Aug 05 2012 | 3:57P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Google Nexus 7 is a fulfillment of a promise made last year by Nvidia, that they would soon offer a $200 tablet with the power of their latest quad-core mobile architecture. In practical terms, that means an Android tablet with the raw processing power of flagship tablets but costing a third of the price. The tablet, with Asus hardware and the latest Google Android software, offers one of the most compelling cases for tablet ownership yet at a 159 price point that UK customers have never experienced. As a friend of mine mentioned at the time, At that price, you can`t afford not to get one. Have Google crafted a masterpiece, or were too many corners cut to hit that remarkable price point? Let`s find out. A link to the article would be much appreciated."

John’s VR glasses experiments
     Sun, Aug 05 2012 | 12:03P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The final topic was that of John’s VR glasses experiments that he has been doing, as well as the work he is doing with the company Oculus. This is obviously a passion for John, as he talked a lot about it. He detailed out the issues with current head mounted displays, what he has done to mitigate them, and the final cludged together product that he was able to produce essentially on his own. He was quite excited to get in touch with the people at Oculus, as they have a nearly shipping product that takes HMD VR to the next level. Topics involved per eye resolution, optics, latency, absolute head position, and software support. This took up the major portion of his talk. It is an area that he obviously is very excited about and hopes to expand upon soon."

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