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Glacialtech Igloo 5761 Silent Heatsink Review
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 9:00A | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Igloo 5761 Silent heatsink uses a familiar top-down-fan approach, with three 6mm diameter exposed base heatpipes conducting heat from the CPU to a small thin aluminum fin cooling stack. The cooling fins are topped off by a bright yellow 92x92x25mm PWM vaneaxial fan that operates at a fixed speed of 1200RPM. The fan outputs roughly 34CFM of air according the mfgr's specs, the airflow being directed down through the aluminum fin array and past the three intersecting copper heatpipes.
  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse @ Benchmark Reviews
     Tue, Jan 08 2013 | 5:47A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Gamers are demanding people to create equipment for, and who can blame them. When you spend hours a day with your hardware, (like many of us at Benchmark Reviews), and other people are depending on your hardware to hold up, you have certain expectations from it. When looking for a mouse, one considers many factors, including size, weight, customization, durability, and the list goes on. Logitech has aimed its G600 MMO Gaming Mouse towards gamers looking for a high-quality mouse with lots of features, and it definitely shows. With 20 programmable buttons, a maximum DPI of 8200, the G-Shift feature, a lightweight body, and many other features, this mouse provides a balance between functionality and fun. If you`ve ever found yourself looking for a mouse with a good balance between functionality, durability and cool features, then take a look at this..."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

News: Talk to the Dragon NaturallySpeaking
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 9:42P | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In his latest blog post, TR`s Geoff Gasior recounts how a broken finger drove him to speech recognition software. Dragon NaturallySpeaking lived up to its 99% accuracy claims, but not without some annoying quirks."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

[Tech ARP] Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 14.2
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 4:34P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete. Currently covering *373 mobile GPUs*, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare up to *22 different specifications* for each and every GPU. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates. Here are the latest updates: *- Added the Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1050 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 4000 (950 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1250 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added two new CPU models to the Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1200 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added three new CPU models to the Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1150 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added a new CPU model to the Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1100 MHz) integrated graphics. - Added three new CPU models to the Intel HD Graphics 4000 (1000 MHz) integrated graphics. - Updated the OpenGL Support specification for all Intel HD Graphics 3000 mobile graphics. - Updated the OpenGL Support specification for all Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (Ivy Bridge) integrated graphics. - Updated the OpenGL Support specification for all Intel HD Graphics - 6 EUs (Sandy Bridge) integrated graphics.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

[Tech ARP] Western Digital Red (WD30EFRX) 3 TB Hard Disk Drive Review
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 3:09P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The popularity of Network-Attached Storage (NAS) devices is rapidly ramping up in both small businesses and homes, fueled by their usefulness and their increasing affordability. This surge in interest has led Western Digital to add a new family of hard disk drives - the WD Red family of NAS hard disk drives, even as Seagate drops production of 5,400 RPM desktop hard disk drives. Of course, this begs the question - why choose a WD Red when the WD Green (formerly known as the WD Caviar Green) hard disk drive is also a low-powered, slower-spinning hard disk drive? It mainly lies in the WD NASware firmware, its comprehensive compatibility testing with common NAS systems and a dedicated WD Red 24x7 support line. Today, we are going to take a look at Western Digital`s top Red drive - the *WD30EFRX* with 3 TB of storage capacity. Here are its key features : - Exclusive NASware Technology - NAS Compatibility - 3D Active Balance Plus - Enhanced Reliability - Energy Efficient - Premium Support - Longer Warranty Coverage Now, let`s take a closer look at this big daddy of the new WD Red family of hard disk drives!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB IceQ X2 Overclocked Video Card Review
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 11:55A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have a look at the new IceQ X2 version of the Radeon HD 7950 3GB from HIS and see how it overclocks today."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

TECH NEWS: Acer Aspire S7 Touch Screen Ultrabook Review - Worlds Fastest Ultrabook Intros New SSD Form Factor
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 11:48A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We think you will like what we have found in this report. It is a one of a kind. In fact, we are pretty sure that you will be as amazed as we were to discover an ultrabook that easily surpasses the transfer performance of every portable on the market today. At just under 1GB/s transfer speeds, we are certain that interest in the Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook will easily surpass that of consumer purchases alone. It`s thin, it`s powerful and we have only begun to scratch the surface of what makes the Acer Aspire S7 so special.."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

 
Intel Core i3-3220 v. Intel Core i3-3225 Review @MissingRemote
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 11:46A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As interesting as the third generation of Intel Core integrated processor graphics (IPG) were when they arrived in April, as home theater PC (HTPC) enthusiasts it was disappointing that the more applicable two core/four thread models were not available. We gleaned what we could about the minor processing improvements and major changes to the graphic processing unit (GPU) from the Core i7-3770K / Core i7-3770S, but as those were overkill for this space there are still many unanswered questions around how the six execution unit (EU) HD 2500 compares to sixteen EU HD 4000 and, perhaps more importantly, how 22nm Ivy Bridge (IVB) CPUs compare against the previous generation of Sandy Bridge (SNB) IPG with similar power requirements. To achieve these goals two 3.3 GHz, 55W Core i3s were tested; with only the GPU separating them at least on the specifications sheet lets dig into the Intel Core i3-3220 and Intel Core i3-3225 and find out which is the better option for your next HTPC. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

Cyberpower Zeus M2 Intel Ultrabook Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 9:48A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The CyberPower Zeus M2 offers a 14.1 high gloss screen that has a maximum resolution of 1366x768. This is powered by the Intel `Ivy Bridge` i5-3317U processor`s HD 4000 graphics. While the Intel HD 4000 graphics may not be the meanest graphics around, they are fully capable of some great DirectX 11 graphics and will offer reasonable performance for some light gaming. Speed is certainly one of most common things that people will look for in an Ultrabook, by the specifications the Cyberpower Zeus M2 will have plenty. In addition to the Intel Core i5-3317U quad core processor, there is 16GB of DDR3 RAM installed into the machine! Not just any RAM, Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM, some of the best stuff out there today..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

SSD News: Acer Unexpectedly Introduces New SSD Form Factor In S7 Ultrabook
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 9:47A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I live for days like today. In less than 24 hours, I will be sitting back on some white sand Honduran beach in front of my villa yet my excitement is still right here in the SSD storage world; and so it should be. As it stands, we just ripped open a brand new Acer S7 because we had to see the very first ultra in the world with two SATA 3 mSATA connections. After all, this has to be as the S7 can easily spit out performance of just under 1GB/s.doesn`t it?"
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Glacialtech Igloo Pad Series R15 Laptop Cooling Pad Review
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 9:03A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

The focus of this review is a laptop cooling pad from Glacialtech called the Igloo Pad Series R15. Like most notebook cooling stands, the device consists of an elevated, slightly angled platform with a large vented top surface and embedded fan that gently directs a constant steam of cool air at the base of the notebook. The fan draws its power from a USB 2.0 port and doesn't produce any objectionable noise that we were able to detect while working at a desk with it.

  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

werColor Radeon HD 7870 MYST Edition Review
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 9:02A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
PowerColor has released a new graphics card based on the new AMD "Tahiti" 7870 LE core. We will investigate whether it is a worthy Limited Edition or simply a Lame Edition by comparing it to a Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition and a GTX 660 Ti with comparisons also to an HD 7950. Will this card be a deal, or a dud? You may be surprised.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Tablet: A Wish List For Better Devices
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 9:01A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As 2013 rings in, we all get a chance to look back, reflect and take inventory on where were are. Here at HotHardware, it also gives us a chance to think about our wish list for the year ahead, and how we hope our favorite gadgets and platforms evolve. Evolution is a natural part of growth in consumer electronics, and with companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Apple gaining more and more brand recognition across mainstream devices and markets, the stakes have never been higher. In turn, there has never been a better time for these companies to push the envelope in an effort to stay one step ahead and more than just "current," when it comes to cutting-edge technology and features. Below, you'll find our top wishes for some of our favorite tablet and smartphone devices as well as their respective platforms.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Western Digital Black 4TB
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 9:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Even at $400 the Western Digital WD Black 4TB comes at a cost of just 10c per gigabyte, whereas the Samsung SSD 840 Pro 512GB costs $1.17 per gigabyte, making it almost 12x more expensive. Therefore when it comes to capacity hard drives still have a significant advantage over SSDs and the recent arrival of 4TB models such as the WD Black only solidifies this.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Kingston HyperX Beast 64GB 2133MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
     Mon, Jan 07 2013 | 5:47A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are looking for the largest capacity memory kits possible in order to maximize your systems performance, the Kingston HyperX Beast series is what you need. Only a few memory companies offer memory kits in capacities all the way up to 64GB. These 64GB memory kits are perfect for content creators that need gobs of memory and knowing that it is all backed by a lifetime warranty with free 24/7 tech support if anything happens down the line..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

News - Samsung UN55ES8000 55 inch LED HDTV Review @ Overclockers Online
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 9:42P | Home Theatre | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The UN55ES8000 is definitely a stunning TV when you see it in any living room. The new stand matches the almost invisible bezel making the TV a work of art even when not powered up. With a price point of under $2500, it is actually priced almost five hundred less than the Panasonic and a full grand less than Sonys on Futureshop. This may seem shocking for a TV of such caliber and high caliber it is"
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSONLINE.NET

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