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Dell Latitude E6530 Review: Business Class Performance
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There was a time, not too terribly long ago, when a machine was immediately glossed over by average consumers as soon as the "business" label was placed on it. If you've worked in the corporate world within the past 10 to 15 years, you know exactly what we mean. Those dreaded "work laptops" were never ones to be proud of, and while they somehow managed to function, they were typically slow, overloaded with bloatware and unbecoming in terms of design. Dell's latest Latitude range is proof that enterprise laptops are no longer being overlooked when it comes to power, performance and even design. While there are a variety of Latitude E Series options to choose from, our test unit is the 15.6" E6530. Even within this one model, there are a multitude of configuration options to choose from.. A Core i7 paired up with 6GB of RAM and an SSD looks great on paper. We'll be taking this workhorse through its paces in the pages ahead -- join us
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

[DreamWare Computers] Silverstone FT03-MINI ITX Case + ST45SF PSU
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 11:59A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There`s a decent selection of ITX cases on the market thanks in part to the growing popularity of this small form factor. To kick off some upcoming ITX case reviews I`ll be starting by looking at the Silverstone FT03-MINI along with Silverstone`s ST45SF SFX power supply. You might recognize the FT03-MINI because it`s merely a shunken version of the FT03 which I`ve reviewed in the past."
  FULL STORY @ DREAMWARECOMPUTERS.COM

Review: Kingston HyperX H2O 2x4GB DDR3-2133MHz CL11 @ Ocaholic
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 11:58A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
A decade ago, liquid cooling came out as an inaudible alternative for the noisy fans. Even though it has not become as widespread as many predicted, these days you can easily buy or build a water-cooled version of just about any component in your PC and therefore Kingston makes no difference with the H2O series memory."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Kingwin Lazer Platinum LZP-750 Power Supply @ Pro-Clockers
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 11:55A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Power supplies have features and safety options that one needs to have a good, stable and reliable system. Many of these feature and safety precautions can be taking for granted when dealing with a good name brand unit. One of the units we would put into this category is the Kingwin Lazer Platinum 750, which we are reviewing here today. "
  FULL STORY @ PRO-CLOCKERS.COM

Actiontec PWR500 - 500Mbps Powerline Network Adapter Kit Review @MissingRemote
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 11:52A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Powerline networking has a reputation for promising capable hardwired networking solutions, but historically often fell short when it came to delivery. Having tried a few iterations of the alternative-to-Ethernet over power wires in the past, in my personal experience this reputation has also proved well deserved. Of course with each new generation, the technology evolves and is therefore worth another look. To achieve that goal, Actiontec provided their newest Powerline Network Adapter kit, the PWR500. Supporting up to 500Mbps between nodes, and exposing 100Mbps Ethernet to devices, it should be more than a match for even the most demanding file streaming requirements. Combining this with a price of around $50 for two adapters, it could be the perfect way to extend your media to those hard to reach places around your house or apartment. *"
  FULL STORY @ MISSINGREMOTE.COM

News: Its on: AMD trims Radeon prices yet again
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 10:39A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD has decided to slash prices in response to the latest GeForce. Story here:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 9:39A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Z77X-UP5 TH is a socket 1155 motherboard from Gigabyte targeted to the Ivy Bridge processors (third-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors) loaded with a lot of extras, such as two Thunderbolt ports, one mSATA slot, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and more. Let`s see what the Gigabyte Z77X-UP5 TH has to offer."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

 
Buying advice: High-Performance Desktop PC @ ocaholic
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 9:34A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The following buying advice is targeted at consumer who are looking for a high-performance desktop PC. All the products we mention we would buy ourselves. This buyers advice will be updated on a regular basis."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Acer B243PWL 24 Professional Monitor Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 9:32A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With an IPS panel, low power consumption and a sub-$300 price point, Acer`s new 24  B243PWL monitor seems to have what it takes for success.  However, in a field that`s saturated with competitors, does it have the necessary combination of features and quality to stand out?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Cygnett Form Frost & TubeMap Samsung Galaxy S III Case Reviews @ Legit Reviews
     Wed, Aug 29 2012 | 9:14A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Of the three Cygnett cases that we have had the opportunity to use, we liked the Frost the best. The TubeMap is great if you are going to London and the Form is for the high-gloss finish fans, but the Frost was found to be the best for overall use. We love the semi-transparent look and the case did not show smudges and was scratch-resistant. For just $19.99 the Frost is also affordable and it comes backed with a two year warranty..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 Hard Drive to USB 3.0 / eSATA II External Case
     Tue, Aug 28 2012 | 4:14P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

"The Vantec NexStar HX NST-330SU3 is an economical external hard drive enclosure for 3.5" SATA II drives that permits extra storage space to be easily added to any desktop computer via USB 3.0 or eSATA cable. The Vantec NexStar features a small 80mm fan to help keep the HDD from overheating over prolonged hours of use - a problem with always on external drives which forget to spin down the disk during idle periods."

  FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

What's the best heatsink? Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsink Charts are Out!
     Tue, Aug 28 2012 | 3:20P | Cooling / Heatsinks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
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Quickly find the best CPU heatsink from over 500 heatsinks tested on Frostytech.com by using Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsink Charts. Heatsinks are ranked by the coolest performance, lowest noise and by low profile cooling ability for heights lest than 154mm, 110mm, 75mm and 45mm.

Use Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsink List to down on the time it takes to find a amazingly cool CPU heatsink, or a super quiet one!

Find the heatsink you like, then click on any heatsink listed below for a detailed review and the official thermal and acoustic test results. Try it out!

  FULL STORY @ FROSTYTECH

Crucial v4 SSD review: very cheap 128 / 256GB SSDs, very low
     Tue, Aug 28 2012 | 12:03P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Crucial v4s are pretty much the cheapest SSDs you can currently find, so it's not fair to expect the best performance. That said, the v4s are a lot slower than all other current SSDs, even the already slow OCZ Petrols. You get what you pay for, and in this case it's not a whole lot. It's almost an inevitable result of the price war that's been going on in the world of SSDs. There are better options out there for affordable SSDs.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

HotHardware's 2012 Back To School Shopping Guide
     Tue, Aug 28 2012 | 12:02P | Tips | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's back-to-school season again, and whether you've started classes recently or are awaiting (dreading?) that first 8AM lecture, there may be a few bits of techno-shopping that need to be taken care of before you can be on your way to that straight-A report card. Whether you're about to begin the fall semester of college or your senior year in high school (or something else entirely), you'll probably need the right hardware to get you through. In the pages to come, we're taking a look at today's latest and greatest when it comes to systems, hardware and peripherals that could prove useful for any dutiful student. Handling 21 hours of classes while still maintaining some sort of social life (which can mean posting daily on Twitter or Facebook) is hard work, and it's even harder if you're still relying on that old Pentium-based notebook and a Moto RAZR...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review:
     Tue, Aug 28 2012 | 12:01P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ultrabooks continue to be the hot trend in the Windows notebook arena. With the recent introduction of Intel's new, low power 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Core series processors, designs are becoming thinner with every iteration, while paradoxically it seems, performance continues to scale higher. We've seen Ultrabook machines from virtually all the majors here at HotHardware and many of them are targeted at consumers on the go where thin is in, and not so much the business user, where practical usability, durability and performance are critical.

Lenovo however, is stepping outside the box with the latest addition to their ThinkPad lineup for road warriors and cubical commandos alike. The venerable Lenovo ThinkPad, with its little red TrackPoint nub has gone the way of the Ultrabook and we like it very much...

  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti
     Tue, Aug 28 2012 | 12:00P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Whereas we had previously crowned the GeForce GTX 670 the best value high performance graphics card money could buy, the GTX 660 Ti goes a step further in the price vs. performance rating. Based on current estimates we believe by the time you read this the Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti will be hitting shelves for around $300, making it roughly 33% cheaper than the GTX 670. This is amazing news for gamers as the GTX 660 Ti was only 13% slower on average than the GTX 670 in 16 games that we tested.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

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