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Micron M600 256GB SSD Review
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:40P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After an exceptionally busy end of year work load we have been able to get a belated look at the Micron M600 Solid State Drive. Today we put it through its paces against many other leading drives on the market this year. The Micron M600 family spans multiple form factors in sizes between 128GB and 1TB, however for our article we are focusing on the 2.5 inch 256GB drive.

PAPAGO! GoSafe 272 Dashcam GS272-US
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:39P | Imaging | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It is my opinion that in-vehicle cameras have become a necessity for modern drivers. The streets are a dangerous place for motorists, with heavy traffic congestion and driver distractions adding risk to everything from long trips to short commutes. Defensive driving will help prevent some accidents, but every moment after getting into the vehicle is wrought with random chance and uncertainty. It’s never been a question of if you’ll someday be involved in an traffic accident or the victim or violent road rage, it’s a question of when. In this article, Benchmark Reviews tests the PAPAGO! GoSafe 272 Dashcam.

BAPCo TabletMark v3 Benchmark Presentation
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:39P | Benchmarks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new TabletMark benchmark from BAPCo is one interesting software each hardware enthusiast should check out, which is offered free of charge and thanks to the community the database will grow consistently in order to have comparisons between lots of tablet models which are now present on the market from different manufacturers.

Super Talent DuraDrive AT7 SSD Review (1TB)
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:38P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Every now and then, we are fortunate to have SSDs reach our bench that one might not normally find within every day PC systems or servers. Our review today of the Super Talent DuraDrive AT7 SSD is just that; a SSD fully intended for the automobile industry, and more specifically In-vehicle Infotainment Systems. Unlike other examples that we have reviewed though, the DuraDrive AT7 is no more than a SATA 3 notebook size SSD and can easily be flipped inside any PC, as much as it might be used for completely different designs within the auto industry.

Deep-Dive Look At Dell's XPS 13 (2015) Ultrabook
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:38P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell took the wraps off a fresh, new revamp of their popular XPS 13 ultrabook line, out at CES in Las Vegas last week. The new machine was widely considered best-of-show for core computing products and racked-up awards left and right from major publications, including accolades with us here. Dell seemingly hit all the high notes with this machine, from its new 14nm Intel Core i5-5200U Broadwell-U processor power plant, to its absolutely stunning 13.3-inch 3200X1800 IPS display that's strapped with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT and nearly completely devoid of bezel on its side and top edges.

Unreal Engine 4 Linux Tests With AMD & NVIDIA
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:38P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This week there was a 22-way graphics card test of Metro Redux on Linux using GeForce and Radeon hardware with the latest AMD and NVIDIA proprietary drivers. Today the newest Linux gaming test candidate to look at is the AMD/NVIDIA Linux performance with the latest Unreal Engine 4 demos. In this article is a look at the UE4 Linux performance on AMD and NVIDIA graphics hardware running with Ubuntu."

Transcend MTS800 128GB M.2 SSD Review @HiTech Legion
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:37P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Transcend is no stranger to the world of digital storage, with the new MTS800 128GB M.2 SSD showing off their ability to downsize. The MTS800 M.2 uses Transcend’s TS6500 controller combined with 20nm Micron MLC NAND to pack full size performance and features into a very small package. The MTS800 boasts sequential read and write speeds of 560/160 MB/s with no slow-downs caused by incompressible data."

LIVA has a cool new name - the “X”
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:37P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our review of the original LIVA mini-PC we found it to be an interesting product, but it was difficult to identify a specific use-case for it; a common problem with the mini-PC market. Could the tiny Windows-capable machine be a real desktop replacement? That first LIVA just wasn't there yet. The Intel Bay Trail-M SoC was outmatched when playing 1080p Flash video content and system performance was a little sluggish overall in Windows 8.1, which wasn't aided by the limitation of 2GB RAM. (Performance was better overall with Ubuntu.) The price made it tempting but it was too underpowered as one's only PC - though a capable machine for many tasks. Fast forward to today, when the updated version has arrived on my desk. The updated LIVA has a cool new name - the “X” - and the mini computer's case has more style than before (very important!). Perhaps more importantly, the X boasts upgraded internals as well. Could this new LIVA be the one to replace a desktop for productivity and multimedia? Is this the moment we see the mini-PC come into its own? There’s only one way to find out. But first, I have to take it out of the box.

ECS LIVA X 64GB Mini PC Kit Review
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:37P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Over half a year ago ECS ELITEGROUP introduced the LIVA Mini PC Kit, which was marketed at the time as being the world’s smallest Windows based mini PC kit. Last week at CES 2015 ECS released the second generation of the LIVA family, the LIVA X. The ECS LIVA X will be also be available with 2GB or 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3L memory and 32GB or 64GB of eMMC memory. The big change with regards to storage on the LIVA X is that there is now a mSATA slot for SSDs and that means you can finally install Windows 7 on a LIVA PC! That is very big news as the LIVA X is finally a full fledged Mini PC that supports more than just Windows 8 and Windows 8.1! Read on to see this this tiny system that is the size of a soda can is right for you.

Ulefone Be One Octa-Core Smartphone Review
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:36P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I'll be reviewing the brand new Ulefone Be One Smartphone that sports an Octa-Core processor in the form of the MediaTek 6592M, 1GB of RAM, 5.5" IPS OGS 720p screen sourced from LG, and also operates on the Android 4.4 KitKat platform. It can do 3G data speeds in North America and can be purchased for $140USD, making it an extremely interesting option in the ever growing Smartphone market.

Cougar 700K @ LanOC Reviews
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:36P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Recently I had the chance to check out the 700M from Cougar. I went in with a little hesitation but I was pleasantly surprised. The mouse was good but on top of that I was really blown away that a relatively new manufacture had this good of software. This told me that Cougar was investing a lot into their move into the peripheral market, good software is hard to find and very expensive to develop. So today I’m sitting here with the 700M’s partner in crime, the 700K mechanical keyboard. Is the 700K going to be as impressive as the 700M was? Well there is only one way to find out.

     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:35P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
BitFenix takes on the APH audio challenge with the Flo. How will it step up in our infamous audio tests?

Z97 & Z87 Motherboard Charts: 45 Models tested
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:35P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 45 recent Z97 and Z87 motherboards. Furthermore we do not comment the benchmark values. The idea and also the goal is to present to you a market overview which helps you choose the right motherboard.

ASUS PB279Q 4K Monitor Review
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:35P | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The KitGuru audience is savvy, and based on our research late last year only a tiny percentage upgraded their system to accommodate a 4k monitor. We all want more deskspace and higher resolutions, but pushing 8,294,000 pixels around can demand expensive graphics hardware. There is no doubt that prices are dropping and the quality is getting better – and with this in mind today we spend some time with the Asus PB279Q, featuring a AHVA IPS panel with a WLED backlight.

Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL Case Review
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:34P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here at Benchmark Reviews we admire those companies who not only give relentless effort to create the best product designs in terms of efficiency, quality, and functionality, but we also applaud those who try to set themselves apart in what is an already crowded market by bringing forth new ideas and daring to take risks. Surprisingly, this seems to be a trend for Phanteks; the relatively young company that is looking forward to create it’s own market of dual system cases with the release of the Enthoo Mini XL “Super Micro-ATX” Computer Case.

Raijintek Metis Windowed Review
     Fri, Jan 16 2015 | 2:34P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Metis, Raijintek has a new miniITX case in its portfolio, which is made from aluminium as well as steel. Apart from that this case is very compact but it still offers enough space so you can install mini gaming graphics cards as well as coolers that measure up to 160 millimeter in height. If you consider that you don't even have to pay 50 Euro for all this, then it starts to sound like a great deal.

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