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Startech Universal USB 3.0 Laptop Docking Station
     Thu, Mar 26 2015 | 9:00A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Laptops have for quite some time offered a lot of extra advantages over a stationary computer as they offer good performance while still being mobile. The docking station we are looking at today, the Startech Universal USB 3.0 Laptop Docking Station, is a universal USB3.0 dock that offers both a bunch of extra USB3-ports, a gigabit ethernet port and two DVI-display ports that can be used with a HDMI and a VGA-monitor with adapters.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Titan HD E500 Octa-Core 1.4GHz Smartphone Review
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 4:02P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Posh Mobile is a new up and coming American mobile phone brand founded in 2014 and owned by PCS Wireless that's focus is offering elegant and stylish GSM mobile devices such as smartphones, phablets and tablets at an affordable price. Posh Mobile thinks it has the answer with its new Titan HD E500 smartphone. The Titan HD E500 comes with a large 5" 720p HD IPS display, 1.4GHz Octa-Core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, dual SIM slots supporting 4G HSDPA+, USB OTG support, and runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The most interesting part is the price. Right now you can purchase the Titan HD E500 through Amazon USA for $150. Can the Posh Mobile Titan HD E500 be a surprise in today's mobile marketplace?"
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB HDD Review – Large Capacity At A Low Price
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 4:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seagate is one of the oldest producers of HDD storage solutions in the industry, having started out in 1978 before becoming publicly traded in 1981. Seagate has certainly made its contributions to the consolidations taking place in the storage industry in the last few years, acquiring the likes of Maxtor (2005), LaCie (08/2012), LSI from Avago (05/2014), and backup and recovery provider Evault (07/2014).
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

OCZ Vector 180 480GB SSD Review
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 4:00P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
OCZ has completely revamped their brand image for the better since they have been purchased by Toshiba. They have unified their product designs and now all their products are easily recognizable and powered by in house Indilinx Barefoot 3 controllers paired with Toshiba’s A19 Toggle MLC NAND. With this combination in addition to their ShieldPlus warranty, they have been able to deliver customers some fast and reliable SSDs with great warranty coverage and customer support. Since their acquisition, however, they have not refreshed their enthusiast class SSD line, their Vector 150 does not have the same ShieldPlus warranty as their other SSDs. Not only that, but their product line capacity maxes out at only 480GB. With so many new 1TB SSDs being released and 2TB SSDs around the corner, they need something to fill that void so they can maintain competitiveness in the high capacity market segment. Well, today they have addressed this issue. Meet the OCZ Vector 180 family.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

Be Quiet! Silent Base 800
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:37P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Be Quiet! has a bit of price tag which brings it down when it comes to desirability. The temperature charts put the chassis near the worst I've tested. This is not because of poor airflow, but because it was designed around near silent operations, which in turn means slows fans and they don't ramp up when the temperatures start to raise. That is all the gripes I have. While this chassis isn't design for the high performance that many readers have come to expect from a bigger tower. It also doesn't help some chassis like the NZXT H440, is marketed towards one and does the opposite. Just remember you are buying a product geared towards quiet operations that sacrifices a little bit of performance.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Where the SSD Market is Headed in 2015
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:36P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Chris Lonardo is HardOCP's new Storage Engineer and Editor. HardOCP has been out of the SSD reviewing game for a couple of years looking for the right person to take the reins and Chris is our man. Today in his inaugural editorial, he shares with us what his thoughts are about in the SSD arena.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

At CES this past January....
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:28P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The perfect laptop; it is every manufacturer’s goal. Obviously no one has gotten there yet (or we would have all stopped writing reviews of them). At CES this past January, we got our first glimpse of a new flagship Ultrabook from Dell: the XPS 13. It got immediate attention for some of the physical characteristics it included, like an ultra-thin bezel and a 13-in screen in the body of a typical 11-in laptop, all while being built in a sleek thin and light design. It’s not a gaming machine, despite what you might remember from the XPS line, but the Intel Core-series Broadwell-U processor keeps performance speedy in standard computing tasks.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

 
Mushkin Chronos 480GB @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:27P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week I took a look at Mushkins new flagship SSD. Well it just so happens I also had another Mushkin SSD floating around the office to review. This one isn’t anything like the Striker. The Chronos is a little older but with that it is also a little better value when you are shopping. Our sample is the big guy with a 480GB capacity but it is priced to compete. So today I’m going to see what is inside of the Chronos and most importantly I am going to figure out if the aging Sandforce controller is still fast enough to justify a purchase for someone who is on a budget.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

Battlefield Hardline VGA graphics performance review
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:26P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we benchmark Battlefield Hardline - over twenty graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at DX11 performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. We'll also look at frametimes, graphics memory and a thing or two more.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

ASUS Reveals The Transformer Book Chi & ZenBook UX305!
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:26P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS invited us to the launch of the ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi and the ASUS ZenBook UX305. The ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi is a 12.5" 2-in-1 detachable - literally, a mini notebook with a detachable keyboard. The ASUS ZenBook UX305 is more conventional. It is an Ultrabook, a direct competitor to the Apple MacBook Air and the newly-launched Apple MacBook. Hence, ASUS' numerous references and comparisons to the Apple MacBook in their presentations.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

ASUS X99-A Motherboard Review
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:25P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"ASUS has a pretty complete line of X99 motherboards. There are a total of 8 motherboards currently in their X99 lineup and they range from sub-$300 boards to the super high-end of almost $500! With so many different boards it might be confusing, but today we will be taking a look at ASUS’s most entry-level X99 motherboard. This motherboard will get you on to the X99 platformfor under $300. The motherboard we are talking about is the X99-A and while it is ASUS’s entry-level X99 motherboard it has many great features you just won’t find on other motherboards out there. The board features ASUS’s patent pending OC socket, ASUS’s Dual Intelligent Processors 5, ASUS’s Crystal Sound 2 audio solution, a 32Gb/s M.2 x4 slot, and much more. Will this be the motherboard for your X99 build? Read on as we find out!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Razer BlackWidow Chroma, Feel The Bite!
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:03P | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Razers legendary gaming peripherals have launched Razer onto bigger things, now they handle custom designed cases, gaming tablets, ultra thin laptops and more. Despite their branching into new products Razer is now and always will be a gaming company at heart. Everything they produce is for gamers by gamers and their designs show just that. Well made products for gamers with that extra little bit of flash that differentiates Razer from other peripheral manufacturing companies.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

Plextor M6e Black Edition PCIe SSD Review
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Plextor released an update of its M.2 Express based PCI Express SSD, we review the M6e Black Edition. An M.2. SSD mounted onto a PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot could be interesting for many. Alongside an aesthetic overhaul this product will be available in 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB volume sizes, all powered by a Marvell controller. Plextor developed a PCI-Express based SSD that can reach performance in the 700 toi 800 MB/s range.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Crucial BX100 250 GB
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial's new BX100 SSD is a cost optimized solid state drive at an ultra affordable price point. Being built around a Silicon Motion controller it delivers fast consistent performance, that's just within 1% of the Crucial MX100.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Taming the Cougar 600K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 12:00P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Don't beat yourself up if you're not familiar with the Cougar brand. It's a German company that's been in the game since 2007, though its presence in the United States is largely overshadowed by companies like Razer and Logitech, two of the bigger dogs in the gaming peripherals scene. But like Roccat, another device maker headquartered in Germany, Cougar is making an effort to establish a higher level of brand recognition on our home turf by releasing competitive gaming gear that blend form and function. The product we're looking at here is Cougar's 600K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It's a subdued version of Cougar's flagship 700K intended for people who want the look and feel of the higher end plank, but not necessarily all the features (or price) that it comes with...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

MSI GE72 2QD Apache Review @ Vortez
     Wed, Mar 25 2015 | 11:45A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI has used the launch of NVIDIA`s new GTX 960M to unveil their GE72 2QD Apache. As well as featuring this new GPU, GE72 also utilises Intel`s Core i7-4720HQ and a whole host of innovative hardware and features."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

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