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Griffin Back Bay Folio for iPad Air Review @ TestFreaks
     Sun, Aug 03 2014 | 9:32A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we continue our Back to School series with a look at another Griffin product. The Griffin Back Bay Folio is a case designed for the iPad Air. It has a professional style and looks like a high end leather case without the high price tag. Lets take a closer look.. "
  FULL STORY @ TESTFREAKS.COM

Intel Pentium G3258 (Haswell) 20th Anniversary CPU Gaming Performance
     Sun, Aug 03 2014 | 8:29A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We wrap up our Intel G3258 CPU coverage by seeing what happens against the i7-4790K in a gaming environment. Follow on as Shawn tells us all about it."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Scottish Car Show 2014 Gallery | Hardware Heaven
     Sun, Aug 03 2014 | 6:07A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gaming, cars, illusionists and even TRACTORS at the Scottish Car Show 2014?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

Linksys AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE6500) Review
     Sat, Aug 02 2014 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today Linksys launch their latest high end device, the AC1200 Max range extender which compliments their routers by boosting our Wi-Fi signal towards the edge of the routers range. We have one for review, so let’s find out if it shares the same easy setup and good performance as their latest routers."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN

ThermalTake Level 10 M Hybrid Mouse Review
     Sat, Aug 02 2014 | 12:02P | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The ThermalTake Level 10 M Hybrid mouse is capable of operating in wired or wireless mode. It has a sleek design and is capable of being reshaped to your personal comfort level. ThermalTake claims that gamers are guaranteed to find that special spot to rest comfortably spending long hours gaming. Let’s take it for a spin and see if this holds true.”
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK

Antec HCP-850 850W Power Supply Review
     Sat, Aug 02 2014 | 12:01P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The recent appearance of 80 Plus Titanium certified power supply units (although not really that many in number) has finally forced manufacturers to perform price cuts on their Platinum and Gold certified models so it's not really a surprise that lately some of you have asked us to also focus our reviews on the best Platinum models currently in the market (we would had done so either way eventually). A few months back we had the latest HCP-1300 (High Current Pro Platinum 1300W) power supply unit by Antec on our test bench and as some of you may recall it was without doubt one of the best units to ever pass from our lab (not to mention one of the most highest output ones to date). Since the HCP-1300 isn't however the only model in the High Current Pro Platinum line by Antec we decided to also test its two smaller brothers and so today we will start with the lowest output model the HCP-850 850W PSU.
  FULL STORY @ NIKKTECH

ALLONE Cloud Disk Drive 101 RAMDisk Review (32GB
     Sat, Aug 02 2014 | 12:00P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s not every day that we see an SSD that makes us stop and think. After our trip to Computex, we were able to take delivery of something that is fairly unique in terms of enterprise storage. The ALLONE Cloud Disk Drive 101 RAMDisk is not your normal SSD, in fact, it really isn’t an SSD at all. Technically speaking, it is a battery backed, PCIe-based RAM disk. RAM disks are nothing new. They have been around as long as we can remember.
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW

 
Intel P3700 NVMe SSD Installed In a Win 8.1 Consumer PC Drivers Benched
     Sat, Aug 02 2014 | 8:29A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In all fairness, our recent review of the Intel P3700 800GB NVMe SSD, both from an enterprise and enthusiast perspective, is the first look the storage world has really had at NVMe, and definitely the first taste of how it may appear for business use, enthusiast and even the consumer. In short, it is a powerhouse that revolutionizes the storage industry and will affect all segments within the next year. And then came the e-mail, PMs and comments once again Will it boot? Is it hot? What about start times? Can we migrate the system as a backup to a SATA 3 SSD? Is it difficult to install? Questions like this played right into our hands as we fully intended on creating just that enthusiast build this weekend."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Samsung 845DC Pro SSD 800 Gigabyte Review @ ocaholic
     Sat, Aug 02 2014 | 6:07A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Samsung 845DC PRO 800 GB is Samsung`s flagship offering regarding enterprise-grade SATA SSDs. The series feature Samsungs latest 3D V-NAND with 24 layers and 128Gbit density. Paired up with this NAND flash the drive offers endurance rated at 10 Drive Writes per Day over a time of five years, which is a seriously high value. Furthermore this drive is recommended for write-intense workloads featuring high sequential as well as random throughput rates."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CO.UK

Aerocool Dead Silence DS200 Mid-Tower Chassis Review
     Fri, Aug 01 2014 | 12:03P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Aerocool are back once again with a new entry in their Dead Silence chassis series. We absolutely loved their Dead Silence Cube chassis which we reviewed a few months ago, as it is easily one of the best compact gaming chassis on the market today. Now they’re back with a similar aesthetic and a much bigger form factor with the DS200, a premium grade mid-tower with support for ATX motherboards. Aerocool are certainly one of the more up and coming names in the chassis business, sure they’ve been at it for years and already have some stunning products such as their PGS series, with the BX500 and Xpredator being two of my favourite cases, but it’s in these last two years that they’ve really been putting up a fight against the likes of Corsair, NZXT, Thermaltake, Coolermaster and many more who have long dominated the gaming chassis market.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Gamdias Hermes Cherry MX Blue Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Fri, Aug 01 2014 | 12:02P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gamdias are one of the newest players in the gaming peripheral market, and while they may have only been at this a couple of years, they’ve made some big impression with the laser like focus for creating awesome products. It was only recently we reviewed our first Gamdias product, the Hephaestus headset, and it’s easily one of the coolest headsets we’ve ever tested. Today I’m hoping that Gamdias can create something as unique and innovative as the Hephaestus headset with their new keyboard, although initial impressions tells me they certainly can.
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

ADATA SP610 512GB Versus Corsair Force LX 512GB
     Fri, Aug 01 2014 | 12:01P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Solid-State Drive (SSD) have been steadily growing in capacity and thanks to improvements to the manufacturing processes the price of NAND and SSD controllers has been falling at an impressive rate. This means that fairly large SSDs are now fairly affordable and something the for the average consumer can justify purchasing. 240GB and 256GB SSDs are the most popular capacity sold today, but there has been a number of budget friendly 480GB and 512GB drives that have come to market in recent weeks. Today we’ll be looking at two 512GB SSDs that are focused on the value segment of the market; the ADATA Premier SP610 and the Corsair Force LX.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

BlackBerry Q10 Review – Lucky Number 10
     Fri, Aug 01 2014 | 12:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If any one number could be considered lucky for BlackBerry, it would be the number 10. Their release of the BB Z10 full screen smart phone was followed a short time later by the Q10 with its physical keyboard; both of which contain the totally redesigned BB 10 OS. All of this occurred during the year that Blackberry was hit the hardest, both financially and in the press. The number 10 not only served as a safety net for BlackBerry, but also, it just may be the good luck charm needed as stock numbers are so close to a 52 week high at the time of this report.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

Wolfenstein: The New Order im Test @ HT4U.net
     Fri, Aug 01 2014 | 10:41A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Wolfenstein: The New Order im Test"
  FULL STORY @ HT4U.NET

Silverstone Nightjar 520 W @ techPowerUp
     Fri, Aug 01 2014 | 10:36A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Silverstone has been offering fanless PSUs for quite some time; however, they hadnt released a relevant product for some years now, which changed recently as their Nightjar fanless series now includes the NJ520 with Platinum efficiency, a fully modular cabling design, and a promise of total silence."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Intel Core i7 4790K Haswell gets a refresh @Bjorn3D
     Fri, Aug 01 2014 | 8:29A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The New Devils Canyon CPU is a very nice upgrade to the Intel stable. Bringing a default speed of 4.0GHz to the table and up to 4.4GHz means the need to overclock for a gamer is even further negated than we have seen before. The processor feels a lot more stable and gamer friendly with the much lower temps thanks to the addition of the new TIM in place which once again we feel was a major good move by Intel to correct a very big issue. This allows even air-cooled gamers to now have an even more silent system while still offering blazingly fast performance. The other side of the coin on this point is that on extreme cooled efforts these chips seem to be less responsive and a bit less capable but we will wait for some BIOS revisions and more OC related boards to fully pass judgement on this specific issue. "
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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