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Lenovo IdeaPad S405 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 3:59P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a budget system, the Lenovo IdeaPad S405 comes with all the usual caveats: lower quality construction, fewer features, and good-enough hardware. That said, for an inexpensive laptop that will get you online and get you through your homework, the Lenovo IdeaPad S405 looks good, has passable performance, and does it all for an affordable price."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Corsair Voyager Air 500GB
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 3:44P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One thing we were quite pleased with was the overall ease and friendliness of this unit, with both setting up and changing configurations really only one or two clicks away and at most waiting one minute for it to reboot. The quick start guide was also an improvement over the Patriot version with a simple and easy to digest manual, for even the most novice of users to be up and running in no time.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

ASUS RAIDR Express 240GB PCI-Express SSD review
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 2:44P | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's a known fact that the Serial ATA 600 bus has become the performance bottleneck of SSDs. And it's also known that we can't expect to see Serial ATA 1200 in the near future. We'll first get the SATA Express, where storage devices are basically connected to the much faster PCI-Express bus. You can read an in-depth article about it here. While we applaud and encourage ASUS' entry into the SSD market, and no matter how much we like the design, hardware and software of the ASUS RAIDR Express 240GB, the new ASUS SSD isn’t quite there yet.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Affordable LX USB 3.0 Flash Drives
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 1:34P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top performance, high reliability and user-friendly designed PC components, today launched LX™ Series USB3.0 flash drives. The MX-LX is based on a native USB 3.0 controller chip and implementing advanced dual-channel technology. It is an economical USB 3.0 peripheral for those who demand leading-edge technology without paying more.

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“There is a wide range of high-end USB 3.0 flash drives available on the market. These pendrives typically carry a relatively high price tag compared to traditional USB 2.0 flash drives. MX-LX series utilizes the latest USB 3.0 specification and delivers blazing fast performance at an extremely competitive and affordable price” said MX Technology marketing manager Tomasz Swatowski. MX-LX USB 3.0 flash drive is fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports, at USB 2.0 speeds. Its dual-chip design and compact size makes it easy to carry virtually anywhere. The aluminum housing is also extremely durable, making it an ideal upgrade flash drive for users with busy and active lifestyles.

The MX-LX flash drive delivers decent read and write speeds clocking in at up to 190MB/s read and 85MB/s write along with its ultra compact size (57mm x 17mm 7.5mm).

Mach Xtreme LX flash drive comes in 8GB to 64GB flavors. All this combined with 2-Years warranty and consumer friendly pricing nominates MX-Technology LX™ Series USB 3.0 flash drive as the best price/performance solution on the market.

Mach Xtreme LX Series USB 3.0 Flash Drives at A Glance:
USB 3.0 Interface
Max. Read Performance up to 190MB/s (64GB)
Max. Write Performance up to 85MB/s (64GB)
Compact and easy to carry: 57.0mm x 17.0mm x 7.5mm
Capacity: 8GB (MXUB3MLX-8G), 16GB (MXUB3MLX-16G), 32GB (MXUB3MLX-32G) and 64GB (MXUB3MLX-64G)
Warranty: 2-Years

  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGY

ASUS U7 USB Sound Card @ techPowerUp
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 12:20P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ASUS manufactures many sound cards but only a few great USB solutions. In order to correct that, they launched a wide variety of USB-powered products, and we will now take a close look at the U7, a 7.1 sound card powered via USB only, keeping cable clutter at an absolute minimum."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

XFX R7790 Black Edition 1GB Review @ RWlabs
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 12:03P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The XFX R7790 Black Edition graphics card is great product for gamers that are running 1080p displays and want a graphics card that won't break the bank. At just $139 (after discounts) the XFX R7790 BE can easily run the majority current generation games above 30FPS at 1920x1080 and even demanding titles such as Battlefield 3 run smoothly with this card. The low memory bandwidth can be an issue for next-gen games though, as titles such as Crysis 3 and Metro 2033 stutter along in the low 20FPS range.
  FULL STORY @ RWLABS

Custom PC Review
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 12:02P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Luckily it seems like Razer is catching onto the fact that there is such a void in the market and have introduced the Razer Hammerhead along with the Hammerhead Pro – the only difference between the two is that the Hammerhead Pro comes with an inline microphone and play/pause/call/stop/etc. button while the Hammerhead standard doesn’t. Today though we’ll be reviewing the Hammerhead Pro..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

 
ys EA6700 review: dual-core high-end ac router
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 12:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Linksys has decided to replace its 802.11n products as fast as possible with 802.11ac models, the new WiFi standard that's supposed to be ratified by the end of this year. The router manufacturer recently came with three new products at the same time, the EA6300, EA6400 and the EA6700. That last one is set to replace the EA6500, and looks pretty impressive on paper.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Spartan Assault (Win Phone 8, Win8 RT and Win8)
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 12:00P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Halo is one of those games that will be talked about for many years. Not only did it in many ways help make the first Xbox a success, it also was the game that at least for me proved that you can play a first person shooter (FPS) on a console with a controller. Bungie got it right and paved the way for more FPS on consoles. Ever since the first game was released Microsoft, Bungie and now 363 Studios have been busy releasing new games in the Halo universe and it was of course just a matter of time before they got to the mobile platforms. Halo: Spartan Assault is a game that at first glance does not look like the Halo we know and love but which turns out is a game you just do not want to miss.
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D

RunCore Pro IV 1.8 Inch ZIF SSD @ LanOC Reviews
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 11:55A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the past we have taken a look at a variety of different SSDs of all different sizes and shapes. Today we are going to check out something completely different. Today we are taking a look at a tiny 1.8 inch SSD that uses a PATA ZIF connection. For those of you who dont know what a ZIF connection is, that is a zero insertion force connection. You typically see them inside of laptops and in this case this drive is normally used on small laptops and in some handheld devices. Being a PATA based (think IDE) these arent all about speed, but I wanted to check the drive out due to its size. So lets take a look."
  FULL STORY @ LANOC.ORG

[Tech ARP] Mobile GPU Comparison Guide Rev. 14.8
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 11:33A | 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 *415 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 Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (1300 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 (1200 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (1200 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel Iris Graphics 5100 (1100 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1100 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 5000 (1000 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 4600 (1350 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 4600 (1300 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 4600 (1200 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 4600 (1150 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 4600 (1000 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 4400 (1100 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 4400 (1000 MHz) GPU. - Added the Intel HD Graphics 4200 (850 MHz) GPU.*"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

Corsair Obsidian 350D Case
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 11:23A | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Corsair Obsidian 350D is the next PC-Case in the Technic3D Editorship. The 350D supports Mini-ATX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 3x 120mm and two 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Ubuntu 13.10 Can Outperform OS X 10.9 On Intel OpenGL
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 10:08A | Software | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With Apple`s OS X 10.9 Mavericks having better OpenGL performance and in compliance with OpenGL 4.1 rather than being GL3-limited as with existing OS X releases, new benchmarks were carried out at Phoronix to see how well Apple`s OpenGL driver stack on the current OS X 10.9 developer preview compared to Ubuntu Linux when testing the Intel graphics driver."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX.COM

be quiet! Pure Power BQ L8-500W PSU
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 10:08A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The be quiet! Pure Power BQ L8-500W PSU arrived Technic3D. See you in the following Review from Technic3D the next PSU with two +12V rails (28A/20A), a 120mm Silent Wings Fan, 5x SATA hard disk connectors and 2x PCI-e 6+2-Pin."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless-N PCI-E Adapter Review @ HiTech Legion
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 9:05A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The PCE-N15 Wireless-N PCI-E Adapter from Asus provides a way to alleviate some of the tangled monstrosity that is networking. The PCE-N15 Wireless-N adapter boasts a top speed of 300Mbps and dual antennas that operate on different frequencies to help deal with areas that have a lot of other Wi-Fi networks. It all seems like the standard affair for a wireless-N card these days, except for nifty little mode called Software AP which allows it to act as an access point for other devices on your network. This way you can either extend your existing network or add wireless without more cables and a new router/"
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

ASUS GeForce GTX 650
     Tue, Jul 30 2013 | 9:03A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today on the test bench for your reading pleasure, we have the ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost DirectCU II OC 2GB that comes in at the $175 mark. We will compare it to the XFX Radeon HD 7790 Black Edition 2GB to determine which factory overclocked card can run circles around the other.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

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