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LG G2 to cost 599/629 Euro in Europe @ Ocaholic
     Sat, Aug 17 2013 | 10:08A | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As you are all probably aware, LG has announced its newest flagship smartphone, the 5.2-inch Snapdragon 800 equipped LG G2. Although it already announced that it will be available around the world by the end of August, LG did not shed any light regarding the actual price of the new flagship smartphone in certain regions. A quick check with our sources points out that it will hit retail/e-tail in Europe priced at 599 for 16GB version and 629 for the 32GB one, which lines up with early listings that we managed to find."

Gigabyte Aivia Neon Mouse Review @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Aug 17 2013 | 10:08A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Aivia Neon is a hybrid between a conventional wireless mouse and an air presenter. It works both on the table and in the air, changing functions with the press of a button and a flick of the wrist. Besides the double duty, it also features a laser pointer. We will first describe its unusual body design and then examine its performance."

SanDisk Extreme II SSD 240GB Review
     Sat, Aug 17 2013 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new SanDisk Extreme II features an in-house developed firmware which helps to set it apart from other SSDs using the same controller. Also of note, the second generation Extreme series has dumped the SandForce controller in favor of the new Marvell 88SS9187, the same controller used by the Crucial M500. SanDisk is pricing the 240GB Extreme II competitively fetching around $230, right on target with the Vertex 450 and also in the neighborhood of the Samsung 840 Pro, which will remain a secondary focus throughout this review.

Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 review: solid Windows 8 tablet
     Sat, Aug 17 2013 | 9:01A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
e Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 is a nice Windows tablet. It's relatively light at 575 grams, and it has practical features such as a stylus and a full-size USB 2.0 port. We tested a more deluxe version with Windows 8 Pro, 3G and 64 GB of storage, that costs around 885 euros.

: Kingston 64GB microSDXC Class 10 Memory Card Review
     Sat, Aug 17 2013 | 9:00A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For today’s review we will be looking at the Kingston 64 GB micro SDXC card. This is a class 10 micro SD card ideal for shooting videos, taking pictures as well as providing storage for music, games and all other kinds of data. Most commonly these cards are used for mobile devices such as Android phones and tablets. These microSDs are a great way to max out those device’s capacities. Since Kingston includes an SD card adapter this micro size memory card can be used in other devices that use the larger storage format such a digital cameras and video recorders. Let’s take a closer look. "

MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Twin Frozr Gaming OC Overclocked Video Card Review
     Sat, Aug 17 2013 | 6:19A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`re checking out the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GPU in the form of the 3GB Twin Frozr Gaming OC Edition from MSI which falls under the new Gaming Series brand."

Tesoro Gungnir H5 Optical Gaming Mouse @ Rbmods
     Fri, Aug 16 2013 | 5:46P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We have reviewed Tesoro products in the past and today its time again, we got their Gungnir mouse for testing. We are going to twist and turn this mouse and see what it can do. so lets get on with the review."

ASUS RT-AC66U Wireless 802.11ac
     Fri, Aug 16 2013 | 4:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS RT-AC66U 802.11ac wireless router builds on the success of the RT-N66U model that Benchmark Reviews also tested recently. ASUS has been busy looking to the future, and the new IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard. While it’s not officially approved, it does appear to be stable, and there are products on the market already from all the serious players in wireless networking. While 802.11n was a step forward, and many of us have been appreciative of the additional legroom that the 5GHz band allows, there is still plenty of room for improvement in Wi-Fi performance. The ASUS RT-AC66U looks great sitting on the shelf, better than the majority of routers on offer today, but it’s the higher throughput and expanded signal coverage that’s going to win over most consumers.

CM Storm QuickFire XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
     Fri, Aug 16 2013 | 4:02P | Gossip | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"As expected with mechanical keyboards, typing on the QuickFire XT was an overwhelmingly positive experience as a result of Cherry’s switch mechanism. Individuals have their own preferences and so it’s not fair to rate or rank the switch types. Cooler Master avoids the issue of forced switch selection by making the QuickFire XT available in four Cherry MX switches..."

AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Analysis
     Fri, Aug 16 2013 | 4:01P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"For some time now review sites, including ours, have been looking at how well graphics cards deliver frames to our displays when gaming. Average and minimum framerates remain an important aspect of results but a card must deliver frames without delay to give us a truly smooth gaming experience. So over the last few months this aspect of performance has been receiving attention from both NVIDIA and AMD. Today AMD deliver what they hope is a beta driver which addresses frame pacing as they call it in certain scenarios."

AMD Framepacing Catalyst 13.8 driver review
     Fri, Aug 16 2013 | 4:00P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We examine the new AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta driver that should insert a new feature called framepacing. In our recent FCAT benchmarking article from April, we discovered that AMD Crossfire suffers badly from a phenomenon called micro-stuttering. A problem that has been known for years and something both AMD and NVIDIA have had. NVIDIA solved their issue starting with Kepler based graphics cards. However since a new technique called FCAT was introduced, a whole lot of micro-stuttering was exposed for AMD, putting them on severe pressure to release a fix for this. Today is the day that we look at AMDs Catalyst 13.8 Beta frame pacing driver and examine the latest games to see if AMD has made progress.

Cooler Master CM Storm Pulse-R Gaming Headset Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Aug 16 2013 | 12:45P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We got an early look at an upcoming gaming headset from Cooler Master that blends an array of aesthetics and sound design into the same package. The Pulse-R headset features aluminum materials, illuminated earcups, cushioned full-sized cups for comfort and isolation, an in-line remote, and detachable microphone. Find out if it?s style and substance done right!"

[Affiliates News] Cooler Master V1000 1000W Pow er Supply Review @ APH
     Fri, Aug 16 2013 | 12:20P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The fact that Cooler Master`s V1000 is made by Seasonic says it all. Read on to find out what we have found under the hood!"

Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 GC Video Card Review @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Aug 16 2013 | 10:08A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
At the end of the day, the Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 GC is a welcomed addition to the Galaxy lineup and a worthy successor to the old Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 that was based entirely on the NVIDIA reference design. Our testing showed that the Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 GC had better gaming performance, ran quieter and had better thermal performance than the reference design, so this card looks good..."

AOC Q29630 29" UltraWide IPS LED Monitor Review
     Fri, Aug 16 2013 | 9:03A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ask any person who owns a dual-monitor setup and they'll all tell you they couldn't fathom going back to a single display. Maybe you're one of those people, and if so, you know exactly the feeling we're talking about. But what if you could enjoy all the benefits of a dual-monitor configuration from a single monitor? Would you be game to reclaiming some desk space by trading in two panels for a single display? AOC aims to answer that question with its new 29-inch Q2963PM display. Armed with an UltraWide In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, this LED-backlit monitor boasts a 2560x1080 resolution with 21:9 aspect ratio, providing viewers with an extra-long panoramic view...

Tesoro Shrike H2L Laser Gaming Mouse
     Fri, Aug 16 2013 | 9:02A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Tesoro Shrike H2L Laser Gaming Mouse looks amazing, has 5 Mapping/40 Macros/Game Script Setting, 8 buttons, adjustable weights, 128KB Memory, 5600 dpi laster sensor, Full Colors LED Illumination, 1000Hz Polling Rate and more. It's comfortable to hold for medium to large size hand, comes with rubber grips, braided cable and a gold plated USB connector. " ~3dGameMan.com

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