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Linksys EA6900 AC1900 802.11ac Dual- Band Wireless Router Review
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 1:38P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When it comes to home networking there are a number of big names that come to mind and fortunately I have been able to put a number of products from these names to the test, however there has been one particular brand that I have been keen to get in touch with and establish a line of communications – namely Linksys. Believe it or not it is not always as simple as firing an email at someone and instantly getting products sent back in return as some may believe. After a few months of patiently waiting and after having a meeting with a few representatives from Linksys at this years CES in Las Vegas, I can finally say that I’m glad to have Linksys onboard and I look forward to having a good sniff through the stack of products that they have to offer. Link some of the other big names in the consumer networking market – Netgear and TP-Link being just a couple of the other big names, Linksys have a massive following and also have a big history to back a successful line of products. After being formed in 1998, Linksys was bought out by Cisco Systems in 2003 and in the next ten years that followed, their name became synonymous with the WRT line of networking products. To put it in a simple way, if you was into your home networking, then Linksys’ WRT54G was the way to go – the OpenWRT project which was founded to develop the hacked router caused the popularity to explode to a new level. On a personal Level I have owned a number of Linksys routers over the years, in particular the WRT54g, WRT54Gs and the ADSL2+MUE modem amongst others. The power and flexibility that was on offer set these products head and shoulders above all else. In the more recent years, Linksys went under a second acquisition as Belkin then purchased the company in the early stages of the last year, ready to take them to the next level. Today Linksys is branded under its own name with the enthusiast and power user at the heart of their design, whilst Belkin branded items target the home and entry-level user.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Micron M500DC Enterprise Class SSD Review
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 1:37P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Despite being limited by the capabilities of the SATA interface, many solid state drive manufacturers continue to innovate and introduce new products that improve on their elder siblings. For example, Micron recently released its M550 series of drives, which was an evolution of the previously released M500 series, but built around newer, 20nm NAND flash memory and featuring enhanced/updated firmware. The M550 proved to be an excellent all around performer, outpacing many competing products in a number of tests, but again, operating within the limitations of its SATA interface.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Dell XPS 12 2-in-1 Ultrabook Review
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 1:37P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to look at one of the latest, and perhaps most interesting notebooks in Dell’s range, the XPS 12. This aluminum convertible Ultrabook offers a ‘flip and fold’ motion and features a Corning Gorilla glass screen with Full HD Display.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

ASUS A88X-PRO AMD Socket FM2+ Motherboard Review
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 1:36P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's important to take a step back once in awhile and remember that not everyone can afford huge multi-GPU rigs and eight core CPUs. If you are in the market for a shiny new APU, you won't want to miss our coverage of the ASUS A88X-Pro. This new FM2+ socket motherboard may not be the answer for you, but it could surely be a solution.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Corsair Obsidian 450D
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair 450D is the smallest of the Obsidian family, yet offers the same cool and clean looks, a potent feature set all at a price tag of 120 USD - which is 20 dollars less than the 550D, but also 20 dollars more than the 350D. Is there enough room for the 450D to fill such a gap, or will it end up taking the wind out of either neighbors in the case family?
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Silverstone Strider Essential ST60F-ESB 600 W
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 12:02P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
lverstone offers many different PSUs and has lately enriched its portfolio with several new units, including two Strider Essential ones. We will put the ST60F-ESB to the test: It, in an effort to be as affordable as possible, is 80 Plus Bronze certified and comes with nothing but native cables that have mostly been left unsleeved.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 12:01P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cambridge Audio is a well-known brand in the world of HiFi. Today, we take a look at the newest addition to their extensive line-up of DACs and amplifiers. The new DacMagic XS is a matchbox-sized DAC/amp with plenty of power for normal headphones. We take it for a spin with several headphones to see how it performs.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

 
Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X Tri-X OC
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Sapphire originally released their R9 280X Vapor-X back when the R9 280X’s were launched. The card was factory overclocked and featured Sapphire’s Dual-X cooler. Well Sapphire is releasing a new version of the card that makes use of Sapphire’s own exclusive Vapor-X cooling with its new Tri-X triple fan design. This should keep the Tahiti GPU nice a cool. On top of that this card is again factory overclocked, features Black Diamond chokes and a full Solid Cap design, and has dual BIOS support. Is this the R9 280X that you are looking for? Read on as we take a look…"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 11:22A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
USB flash drives have been around for quite a long time and are great for easily storing and transferring files. The mobile devices that we have these days have limited storage and with some you have the ability to add a USB storage, but with most devices this is not possible. Well SanDisk has come up with a great product that not only gives you USB storage but also wireless storage for your mobile devices as well. It is the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive, which looks like your ordinary flash drive, but also allows you to stream content wirelessly to up to 3 devices at once! Read on as we take a look..."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Fractal Arc XL @ LanOC Reviews
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 11:22A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s a little crazy to think that just a few years ago Fractal stormed the market with their Scandinavian designs. Now Fractal is a common name in the enthusiast scene. They were able to do this because they never compromise on their design philosophies and their high build quality. As it turns out, people want a good product at a reasonable price, who knew right? Well today, I have the chance to take a look at a case from their Arc series of cases that are designed for increased cooling while still giving you the “fractal” styling that we know and love. Specifically today, I will check out their Arc XL, their largest model. I’m excited to see what sets the Arc XL apart from the competition and from Fractals other product lines.
  FULL STORY @ LANOC

ASRock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 11:22A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, here at OCinside.de we test the ASRock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer - a brand new Socket FM2+ motherboard with special gaming features, or rather killer features. The Socket FM2+ motherboard is backward compatible with Socket FM2, so we have tested it with an AMD Richland and AMD Trinity in addition to the latest AMD Kaveri processor. Not only the compatibility has been tested, but also the performance and the overclocking options with an AMD A10-7850K, A10-6800K and A10-5800K APU on the ASRock Fatal1ty FM2A88X+ Killer motherboard is compared.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

Review: Plextor M6M 256GB mSATA SSD
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 11:21A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"That said, today we’ll be reviewing the Plextor M6M 256GB SSD. As far as components go, the Plextor M6M/M6S is controlled by the Marvell 88SS9188 (Monet Lite) controller, which is a controller we’re seeing on our test benches for the first time today along with some of Toshiba’s latest 2nd generation 19nm Toggle Mode MLC NAND..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

Thermaltake Core V71 Full-Tower Case Review
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 11:21A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thermaltake is no stranger to the computer chassis market. With Reddot design awards for their Chaser A71 and Level 10 enclosures, they aren’t afraid to try different approaches to chassis design. With their new Core V71 Full Tower chassis, Thermaltake is offering an E-ATX capable enclosure that is both versatile and adaptable. Focusing on performance with either air or liquid cooling, the Core V71 offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and customization.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

EVGA Z87 Stinger ITX
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 11:21A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EVGA's Z87 Stinger is one of many Haswell motherboards that are catering to the emerging ITX market. With a price of over $200, it competes directly against ASUS' Maximus VI Impact.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

D-Link DCS-825L Wi-Fi Baby Monitor Camera Review
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 11:20A | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Built from the ground up, the DCS-825L from D-Link includes temperature and motion detection, allowing you to monitor your baby's activity with ease."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Vantec NexStar 6G 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure Review
     Wed, Apr 23 2014 | 11:20A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The Vantec NexStar 6G 2.5” SSD hard drive enclosure is the perfect middle ground. The NexStar (M/N: NST-266S3) by Vantec allows users to put in whichever size SSD fits their own needs best, and supports USB 3.0 speeds of 6GB/s using the latest UASP protocols for Windows 8. The NexStar is made of aluminum and has a plastic tray which slides out to attach the SSD, and measures 120 x 77 x 15.5mm (LxWxH)."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION

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