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AMD A10-7890K
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:12P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On our review bench today is the AMD A10-7890K, the fastest APU yet released by the chipmaker for the budget computing market segment. Priced at $149.99 USD or lower, the A10-7890K boasts a 4.1/4.3GHz base/Turbo core clock for a maximum theoretical 1.02 TFLOPS of compute performance, integrated Radeon R7 class graphics, and has the option of coming with AMD's near-silent 125W heatsink dubbed the "Wraith". AMD is gearing this APU as an ideal low-cost solution for the online gaming demographic that may not necessarily prioritize discrete high-end graphics cards for their systems.
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Review
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:12P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga marks a marriage between two of Lenovo's premium notebook lines: the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad Yoga... Today's ThinkPad X1 Yoga evolution promises to extend the ultra-functional 2-in-1 form factor to a roomier 14 inch size while maintaining the X1 Carbon's thin profile and, of course, carbon-fiber construction. The ThinkPad's design takes shape more targeted to the work at hand, rather than eye candy. If the X1 Yoga here is going to carry that torch it needs to let you work efficiently and comfortably.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Cyberpower Infinity X55 Pro Gaming PC Review
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:11P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Cyberpower is one of most respected system integrators worldwide and quickly gained a superb reputation for their commitment to impeccable customer service. The company’s vast buying power means consumers can choose from a massive range of components and construct a system which suits their individual requirements. This level of flexibility is astounding and ensures the end-user receives a product with the best possible specification. Upgrades are listed using high-resolution images and include a brief outline of the pricing variation when selecting various parts. Of course, there are pre-configured options with a default configuration to help simplify the buying process. Cyberpower’s slick website manages to catch your imagination and become fascinated by the company’s custom PC range.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

InWin 909 E-ATX Aluminium & Tempered Glass Chassis Review
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:11P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Building an extreme gaming rig, enthusiast grade workstation of simply a system that offers some akin to installing a work of art in your office space can be quite an expensive endeavour. The InWin 909, the latest addition to their already quite extensive selection of premium chassis, looks like the perfect chassis for the job, and while it comes with a bit of a hefty price tag, the sheer volume of aluminium and tempered glass, as well as the extensive component support on offer looks set prove that you really do get what you pay for.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Elgato Eve Energy Wireless Power Sensor
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:10P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are taking an in-depth look at the Eve Energy, the wireless power sensor and switch, a small white power adapter that allows you to monitor consumption, remotely control that electronic and track power trends with that device. What more could you ask for from a smart home device? Let's find out!
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

Blackbird VX-2SSD USB 3.1 Type-C Media Dock
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:10P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are one of the lucky few users that have a Thunderbolt 3 Type-C port on your PC or MacBook you might be wondering how you can utilize that port. The folks over at Atech Flash Technology have come up with a compact dual bay SSD docking station called the Blackbird VX-2SSD that takes advantage USB Type-C connector and thanks to using USB3.1 Gen2 technology it has the ability to reach super fast transfer rates of up to 10Gbps! This means that you can more quickly move your data around if you are willing to spend $149.99 for the drive-less enclosure...
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Action Camera Giveaway Contest
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:09P | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We're celebrating over 13-years in service to you our loyal readers by giving away the 1080p Amkov AMK5000S WiFi HD Action Camera! Contest is open to residents of Canada (no QC) and USA. Good luck to all! Ends April 30, 2016."
  FULL STORY @ MODSYNERGY

 
GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 3 motherboard
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:09P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the confusing world of Z170 motherboards one stands out. At just $150 but packing some of the most desirable features around, it is nearly impossible to beat.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS

MSI GL62 6QF-628 Gaming Notebook
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:09P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
MSI has a solid entry to mid-range gaming laptops in the GL62 6QF-628. Packed with an Intel quad-core Core i5 6300HQ, GeForce GTX 960M 2GB dedicated graphics processor, and a host of other features, it delivers solid value for gamers on the go.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

G.SKILL TridentZ 32GB 3200MHz DDR4
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:08P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The 32GB dual-channel Trident Z kit from G.SKILL is carefully binned to work at the rated 3200MHz and comes with a XMP 2.0 profile, which should be compatible with the latest high-end motherboards. While the Supermicro C7Z170-OCE board did not have any issues recognizing the profile (with a small voltage glitch which was setting the voltage at 1.45V instead of the rated 1.35V and needed to be set manually) and successfully booted the system, our previously tested BIOSTAR boards could not handle the 3200MHz profile, not matter the settings we have tried, so before purchasing such a high-speed kit, make sure your CPU/mobo combo can really handle it."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

ARCHOS 70b Helium Tablet Review
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:08P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently there has been a definite trend to having bigger mobile devices. Smartphone flagships are well over 5 inches in size now, and tablets are getting bigger too – just take a look at the 13.3 inch iPad Pro. It is refreshing, then, to see ARCHOS buck the trend with its 70b Helium tablet.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Guru3D Rig of the Month
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:08P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is time for the April edition of the Guru3D Rig of the Month 2016. This months build is build bu a guys that is a semi-pro modder, and that shows. His rig is all red and called, Project Eris as built by Adam Braithwaite aka DarwinPC.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Lian Li PC-J60 Review
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:07P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PC-J60 from Lian Li is the latest mid-tower for ATX motherboards from the taiwanese company. Made of brushed aluminum, this case offers space for watercooling solutions with radiators measuring up to 240 and 360mm as well as one high-end graphics cards. It is an elegant solution based on high-end materials as well as a classic design. If you are looking for a really clean and classy ATX case, you need to check this review.
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC

Thermaltake Versa N21 Case Review
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:07P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"In this Review, we will be looking at the Thermaltake Versa N21 Mid-Tower case. As a side note, I actually asked to do a review of this case as it fit perfectly a theme for an upcoming build I have been wanting to complete. I looked through almost a hundred cases before deciding on this case and I didn't decide this case for the price. It had the look and feel of the Theme that I needed and I love doing case mods so I am really excited about this review and building in this case and it seems to be everything I needed for this particular build. The Thermaltake N21 has very classy lines and while the case is made for many different applications I found the case to be great for modding. It is overbuilt on the Frame so this allows me as an Enthusiast to cut instead of adding portions to the case that I need. This makes it easier to build in as I don't need to engineer parts to make my theme a reality. The paint is well done in the Arctic White and the inner chassis is painted black with no overspray or under-spray. This makes it easier for the builder also since we don't have to redo a paint job that should have been done correctly at the factory."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

GeIL Super Luce DDR4 3000 MHz CL16
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:07P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
HardwareOverclock.com has just posted another review. Last week we have taken a look at the GeIL Super Luce DDR4 memories with 3000 MHz and CL16.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREOVERCLOCK

PAX East 2016: Killer Rigs And VR Dominance Punctuate
     Thu, Apr 28 2016 | 12:03P | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whoever the Einstein was that declared this a "post PC era" needs talk to the gamers and enthusiasts that flocked to Boston Convention And Exhibition Center this weekend for the sold-out PAX East 2016 show. In a record attendance of around 90,000 or so, there was plenty of console gaming going on, as well as mobile gaming on tablets and smartphones, and even board games but nothing compared to the crowds flocking around booths from major PC manufacturers and ecosystem partners like Kingston, Gigabyte, Corsair, EVGA, Logitech, NVIDIA, AMD and Intel. And VR was center stage with the prominence of the PC as a platform and driving force powering the experience. In the shot below here, you're looking at a 3 hour plus wait queue for Oculus Rift VR demos, all of which were powered by full-up desktop gaming PCs.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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