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ASRock Vision 3D 137B HTPC with NVIDIA 3DTV Play
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 3:20P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There may not be a ‘one size fits all’ HTPC, but there are some HTPC features that are universally (well, almost universally) desired. For one, it’s our opinion that an HTPC should be as quiet as possible. It should also be capable of any multimedia related task, it should be easy to install and use and it should look like it belongs in its environment. Even with those guidelines in mind, an HTPC can be many things. But we think one OEM, namely ASRock, has struck a great balance between performance, form factor, and features with one of their HTPC lines and have come up with a solution that will likely please a wide swathe of potential HTPC consumers. The ASRock Vision 3D HTPC, with NVIDIA 3DTV Play technology, is an attractive home theater PC on many levels. We show you why and how in the video posted here and will step through many of its features and performance on the pages ahead...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra Motherboard Review
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 3:20P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While Sapphire did a good job with the X58 chipset, we indeed wondered how they'd go when it came to the newer P67 one. While most will argue that the X58 is the much better platform with Triple Channel memory and proper x16 / x16 lane setups, the P67 platform brings a breath of fresh air into the computer rooms of budding overclockers and general enthusiasts everywhere thanks to its great overclocking ability on the Intel i7 2600k processor. With some extremely strong options already available, the question is, should the Pure Black P67 Hydra from Sapphire be one we should look at? Well, there's only one way to find out, but before we look at the performance side of things let's first have a much closer look at what exactly the board has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Asustek ships 2 million motherboards in April
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 3:20P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustek Computer shipped about two million motherboards in April 2011 and should be able to reach its goal to ship a total of 5.7 million units in the second quarter, equaling what it shipped in the first, according to an estimate by industry sources.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every time that a new series of graphics cards is presented, it’s merely a matter of time before multi-GPU solutions are presented to be the cream of the crop of the current product gamma. These models don’t stay on the market for long, nor do they shift sizeable amounts of units sold, obviously, having in mind their outrageous price. Besides, the power efficiency of these models isn’t exactly something to be envied on, while the ludicrous dimensions and heating is also something to account for; besides the environmental threat they pose, these cards have to be provided with a large enclosure as well. So, why even bother to make them, one may ask...
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

Internet Explorer 9 browser
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 12:02P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On 14th March, a new chapter in the never-ending browser war began. In the blue, Microsoft corner, the long-awaited Internet Explorer 9 finally made its official appearance. After several months of open testing of beta versions, we got the finished product, promising high performance and a simple interface, ready to ease your work and entertainment on the web…
  FULL STORY @ INSIDEHW

ASUS RT-N56U Dual-band Gigabit Wireless
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 12:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In order to create a good SOHO wireless network environment, one always has to provide reliable equipment. In order to avoid the regret of not having chosen equipment more wisely when first setting up the network (unlike some of us), make sure you look comprehensively at the current market situation. If you don’t have a personal contact that would provide adequate advice, cruise the internet a little and take a look at what others are recommending. It’s likely in both cases that you’ll end up in the default product gamma of a large manufacturer, but at times, you may be surprised by the quality of the solutions offered by other familiar names in the IT field. This is one such occasion, and we’ve had the chance to thoroughly examine two of ASUS’ wireless solutions, namely DSL-N10 (modem/router) and a dual-band router RT-N56U...
  FULL STORY @ ASUS

Patriot Memory 120GB Inferno Solid State Drive
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 12:00P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Compared to about 18 months ago, solid state drives have come down roughly $100 USD making them more affordable. They’re still one of the best upgrades out there. If your current system has been dragging its feet, an SSD is an easy way to speed it up. However, it can get confusing trying to figure out which ones offer the best value and performance as prices depend upon things like the controller and the capacity. Today, we’re looking at the Patriot Memory Inferno 120GB SSD which uses the SandForce SF-1222 controller, which is the fastest controller for consumer SSDs. Let’s have look and see if that’s true.
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

 
Patriot Supersonic 32GB USB 3.0 drive
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 9:03A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Supersonic is the name and… probably, going fast and stuff, its it’s… Anyway, here’s a review of another Patriot flash drive. It’s got a 32GB capacity, USB 3.0 functionality and its Quad Channel. Read on to find out how it performs."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS

Synology Disk Station DS411J NAS
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 9:02A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While we’ve reviewed a few media hubs and media pc equivalents recently, this isn’t always what people want. Sometimes they want something that sits away from the lounge area but still provides content. Synology have something that does just that, but also a lot more. This NAS isn’t for the faint of heart; the DS411J is packed full of multi-tasking ability. Media server, FTP, torrents, internet radio, iTunes and more.
  FULL STORY @ SYNOLOGY

Zotac GTX 570 2GB graphics card
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 9:01A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"While there may be some missing images and feature run downs, here’s our review of the GTX 570 from Zotac. How will it compare to our previously tested HIS HD 6970? We’re about to find out."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS

Revoltec Fight Mouse Elite Review
     Mon, May 09 2011 | 9:00A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Well, who wants to see another OEM mouse rebranded for a different peripheral maker? If you do you’re in luck because that’s what we have here today. I’ll warn you though, I might be a bit lazy with this review. You know, since I’ve basically written it before."
  FULL STORY @ XSREVIEWS

Olympus XZ-1
     Sun, May 08 2011 | 4:03P | Digital Cameras | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Olympus XZ-1 is a 10-megapixel digital camera that features automatic and manual controls, RAW shooting, a hot shoe and a 3-inch OLED display. While targeted at more experienced photographers that don't want to spend a lot of money for good image quality, this camera does a decent job but still falls a little short due to a few disappointments.”
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE

Sandy Bridge and Lynnfield Quad-Core Processors Compared
     Sun, May 08 2011 | 4:01P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The first tests of Sandy Bridge processors produced an good overall impression. But it didn't answer one interesting question: how did the pure architecture performance change? So we decided to conduct another testing and try to compare architectures instead of specific products."
  FULL STORY @ SANDYBRIDGE

TweakTown Commander PC Benchmarked
     Sun, May 08 2011 | 4:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This is always a great article to do as it really gives us a chance to show people just what the parts we recommend in our Commander based system are capable of. It's one thing to point people in the direction of parts, but it's another to show them the kind of performance they're able to get when combining those parts together. As we treat the Commander PC as a system, we will take a slightly different approach to it than we normally would when reviewing a video card; instead we'll add some system benchmarks into the mix. Before we look at the performance side of things, we'll first have a closer look at the Commander PC and some of the key components."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

MSI N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II 1GB5 OC Video Card Review
     Sun, May 08 2011 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Everyone loves the way a high-end graphics card plays games, destroys benchmarks, and makes you the envy of every LAN party. While we appreciate top end hardware most of us are only willing to pay bottom dollar to play the hottest games. That’s why nVidia has been trying to hard to win over gamers at the $200 US sweet spot. First they gave us the GTX 460. Now they’ve got a new GPU at around $150 US that uses less power while giving you decent performance. They call it the GTX 550 Ti and today we’ll be looking at the MSI version known as the N550GTX-Ti Cyclone II 1GB5 OC.
  FULL STORY @ CYCLONE

ZOTAC's ZBOX AD02 Plus AMD Fusion E-350 Mini-PC
     Sun, May 08 2011 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We took the afternoon off to go hang with Tuan from ZOTAC who recently received their brand new ZOTAC ZBOX AD02 Plus Mini-PC. While it looks similar to the early MAG series on the outside, these low powered mini-PCs use an AMD Fusion E350 1.6GHz APU on the inside. The ZBOX AD02 comes in two flavors, the vanilla AD02 and the AD02 Plus. The difference is that the AD02 Plus comes with a 250GB hard drive and 2GB DDR3 memory. Check out our video below to see what makes this product so special…
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS

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