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Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 Review: Taking The Good With The Bad
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 9:37A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you want a reasonably portable laptop that also has a lot of power at a low price you should still give the Y480 consideration. With that said, the larger Lenovo Y580 offers an even better performance value (it has similar hardware but packs the GTX 660M for about $50 more) and the ThinkPad T430s is more functional and portable. The Y480 will only be the best choice if you have very specific needs."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Crucial Adrenaline SSD Cache Drive - BCCHardware
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 9:16A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the biggest increases we saw was in our boot time for Windows, when we started out our system was taking 80 seconds to boot up to Windows, after a couple reboots we saw this number drop down to around 55 seconds. While the performance didnt make our 2-3 year old system a powerhouse again, it did provide us with a noticeable increase in performance with pretty much zero effort on our part. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

New GPU Charts: 76 DX11 Graphics Cards (Updated ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II Top CrossFire) @ ocaholic
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 9:10A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our charts you find benchmark values of 76 DX11 graphics cards. 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 graphics card."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

REVIEW: Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra @ PureOverclock
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 9:07A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we`re reviewing the Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra Super Tower chassis. If you`re looking for a Super Tower quality case that comes with a bunch of features that won`t break the bank, this may be worth a look. It`s really quite a massive case, and if you need the room, particularly if you`re into water cooling, then the Blackhawk Ultra could be a very good option for you."
  FULL STORY @ PUREOVERCLOCK.COM

Thunderbolt on Windows: ASUS P8Z77-V Premium Pegasus R4 and an Apple Thunderbolt Display
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Thunderbolt offers twice the available bandwidth as USB 3.0 and will likely ramp up its speed as more controllers come down the pipeline from Intel. Thunderbolt`s ability to daisy chain devices and share a single port also allows it to find its way into Ultrabooks and tablets while still providing the same capability as several USB 3.0 ports would require, without the need for any kind of hub. Having DisplayPort connectivity built in allows users to utilize Thunderbolt as a dual-purpose connection without requiring some kind of display controller like current USB 3.0 display devices do."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Toshiba 40L5200U Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 8:16A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Toshiba 40L5200U is a bare-bones 40-inch edge-lit LED HDTV that aims to give decent all-around performance without costing too much. It has good black levels but color quality is an issue as well as the high-reflectivity of the display. There is also no 3D or Smart TV features due to the low cost."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Viewsonic VA2231wm-LED Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 8:16A | Monitors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With the Viewsonic VA2231wm-LED you get bright colors, dark blacks, and a crisp high definition picture for under $150. The 21.5 inch TN+ panel can`t display the brightest shades of gray, however, and it`s missing one of the most widely used digital inputs. On the plus side, it won`t put a strain on your electric bill."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

 
Western Digital My Passport 2TB Portable Hard Drive Review @ Techgage
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 8:16A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* Need big storage on the go, but refuse to lug about a full-sized hard drive enclosure? If the term 2TB sound good to you, then Western Digital`s got you covered. The company recently updated its My Passport line to include the beefiest storage possible in such a small enclosure, so join us as we take a look at just what it`s made of."
  FULL STORY @ TECHGAGE.COM

Western Digital Red 3TB SATA SOHO NAS Drive - Full Review
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 8:16A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Western Digital has seen a future market demand and filled that void brilliantly. The new Red series offers outstanding throughput, dead-silent operation, and even some enterprise features at a cost only slightly above that of the lowest cost consumer drives out there. The ability to continuously and dynamically self balance is a feature unseen in even their own enterprise lines, and is a sure contributor to the 1 Million MTBF rating."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Xilence Interceptor Review @ Vortez
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 8:16A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at a full tower chassis from the XQ Series named the Interceptor. The Interceptor is HPTX and therefore has full support for XL-ATX and E-ATX motherboards. Featuring the ability to hot-swap HDDs, host water-cooling kit and accommodate a range of high-end components the recipe for success certainly appears to be there. Will Interceptor be a worthy candidate in a thriving market? Let`s find out!"
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Z77 Motherboard Charts: 15 Models tested - update ASUS P8H77-M LE/SI @ Ocaholic
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 8:16A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 16 recent Z77 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."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

[Affiliates News] Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Ladon Mousing Surface Review @ APH
     Sun, Jul 15 2012 | 8:16A | Mouse Pads | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
APH Networks reviews the Ladon mousepad from Tt eSPORTS. How does it stack up? Read on to see!"
  FULL STORY @ APHNETWORKS.COM

Diablotek Abyss White ATX Mid Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sat, Jul 14 2012 | 12:04P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Diablotek Abyss White ATX Mid Tower has recently been added to the market. The Diablotek Abyss has been advertised to offer $89.99 features at a $69.99 price. Key features include construction out of 0.6mm thick SECC steel materials, front panel dual USB 3.0 ports, tool free drive bay design, and water cooling compatibility. The Diablotek Abyss can fit GPU sizes up to 330mm. The Abyss also uses a bottom mount PSU design. Motherboards of both ATX and Micro ATX are compatible. Diablotek includes a 1 year warranty on the Abyss cases./"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

EVGA Classified SR-X review: dual Socket 2011
     Sat, Jul 14 2012 | 12:02P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Classified SR-X is an overclocking motherboard that doesn't overclock. It's a shame for EVGA, but really the only honest conclusion here is that the Classified SR-X is a pointless motherboard. When we asked, EVGA informed us that it was unknown to them during the development of this board that the Xeons would be completely locked. The manufacturer still hopes that unlocked Xeons will be released at some point in the future, but from Intel's perspective we see no reason for that actually happening. EVGA will likely be waiting in vain. As we stated in our previous Xeon E5 review, combining two Socket 2011 processors for professional applications provides unparalleled performance. However, if that is what you need you are better off buying a true workstation motherboard (or rather a fully configured workstation) with the warranty, service and compatibility tests that follow. It makes no sense to buy an overclocking motherboard that you cannot effectively overclock.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Netgear R6300 802.11ac router review: gigabit via Wi-Fi?
     Sat, Jul 14 2012 | 12:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As the first router of a new generation, the Netgear R6300 can definitely be called a success. Granted, 1.3 gbps is still quite a way away, but there are clear performance gains compared to 802.11n. Speeds of up to 500 mbps are possible with this router, and also at longer distances the 802.11ac outperforms 802.11n comfortably. You should bear in mind that 5 GHz still is 5 GHz, and a concrete wall will always be a concrete wall, meaning that 802.11ac doesn't necessarily improve the maximum range of the signal. 802.11ac is most effective on 5 GHz and at relatively short distances, but with a much higher bandwidth than the 802.11n, also at longer ranges.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

HTC EVO 4G LTE Android Smartphone Review
     Sat, Jul 14 2012 | 12:00P | Mobile Devices | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's no secret that HTC has had a rough time competing with other big name smartphone manufacturers in the last couple of years. It looked like the company might be turning things around with its One series and the EVO 4G LTE for Sprint, but then the company got hit with another delay thanks to a U.S. Customs review. The EVO 4G LTE is finally here though, and Sprint customers can finally pick up this new, highly anticipated smartphone. The HTC EVO 4G LTE sports many of the high-end features you'd want in a smartphone today including Android 4.0, a 4.7-inch HD display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and 4G LTE connectivity. The phone also comes with s kickstand built-in...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

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