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iXBT Labs Review: i3DSpeed December 2012
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 11:30A | Chipset | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The i3DSpeed informs you about performance of popular graphics cards and the best price/performance deals in the market. This time we summarized the year 2012."
  FULL STORY @ IXBT.COM

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review @ Hardware Canucks
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 11:24A | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There`s no better example of a modern Ultrabook than Lenovo`s X1 Carbon. It is slim, exceedingly well built, has a 1600x900 matte screen, sports an Ivy Bridge processor and weighs under 3 lbs. With a starting price of $1200, the X1 Carbon is expensive but this quintessential Ultrabook has everything a professional could possibly want."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARECANUCKS.COM

Mushkin Atlas 30GB mSATA Solid State Drive Review @ Bigbruin.com
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 11:00A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* For many people, replacing a hard drive in a notebook requires them to take it to an expert so the data can be migrated to the new drive. Therefore, speeding up a hard drive to an SSD, can be a rather cumbersome and daunting process. The Mushkin Atlas 30GB mSATA solid state drive is one option that doesn`t require a whole drive replacement."
  FULL STORY @ BIGBRUIN.COM

TechwareLabs CES 2013 News and Event Coverage with Videos
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 10:30A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
TechwareLabs brings you event coverage direct from the show floor at CES 2013. Don`t miss a moment of your favorite gadgets and upcoming products. See our coverage and videos."
  FULL STORY @ TECHWARELABS.COM

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB SSD Review @ Legit Reviews
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 9:29A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
SanDisk is best known for their memory products and with that, they`ve been doing a number of SSDs on both consumer and enterprise fronts. Their latest offering that came across our desk is the Ultra Plus line being powered by the Marvell 88SS9175 controller and SanDisk`s own 19nm NAND. The 6Gbps interfaced drives are marketed towards the both the desktop and mobile computing crowds with promises of strong performance, high reliability and power efficiency. It comes standard in the 7mm, 2.5 form factor so it should be good to go for most Ultrabooks as well..."
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS.COM

Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 vs. Asrock Z77 Extreme11
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 9:03A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Therefore if you plan to do some serious overclocking and place build quality above all else then the Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 seems like the best choice. However if it is features you are after then the Asrock Z77 Extreme 11 is the obvious choice here, and really when it is all said and done the Z77 Extreme 11 performed on par with the Z77X-UP7 while offering considerably more features for the same price.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

Affordable Gold from Seasonic: G-360 and G-550 Power Supply
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 9:02A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
So far we have only come across Seasonic power supply units certified according to the highest standards in the upper price segment. However, the new G series units with 80 PLUS Gold certification belong to a much more affordable mainstream range.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

 
Nvidia Quadro K5000 Professional Graphics Card Review
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 9:00A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new generation on Nvidia Kepler graphics architecture has finally reached the professional graphics accelerators. We managed to get our hands on the first graphics card with the new architecture designed for high-performance workstations – Quadro K5000. Let’s see how more advanced the new product is compared with the good time-tested Quadro 5000.
  FULL STORY @ XBITLABS

Assassins Creed 3 Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Sat, Jan 19 2013 | 12:11A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Assassin`s Creed 3 is the latest installment in the popular Ubisoft franchise. Despite being called Assassin`s Creed 3, there were in fact several other titles in between but are not completely necessary in fully understanding the narrative as the game begins with exposition to catch players up with the plot from previous titles. On the PC, Assassin`s Creed 3 has been optimized for DirectX 11 hardware, boasting higher resolution textures compared to current consoles and adds tessellation in the snow levels. Ubisoft`s new AnvilNext engine is now also able to support weather cycling and render massive crows of up to 2000 units. Users using NVIDIA 600 series cards can take advantage of Temporal Anti-Aliasing Enhancements, which significantly improve scenes while eliminating edge and texture flickering while in motion."
  FULL STORY @ HITECHLEGION.COM

Synology DS413j NAS Designed for Home & Offices Review@ Madshrimps
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 4:39P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The DS413j NAS from Synology is mostly aimed for homes and small offices in need of high storage space, without The need of breaking The bank to get it. The product comes with an older chassis version and runs The latest version of The highly praised DSM, which means that it comes with a lot of features and its interface is really intuitive, easy to use."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Plantronics GameCom 780 7.1 Surround Sound
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 4:03P | Audio / Sound | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This headset integrates a noise-cancelling microphone, which allows your voice to be heard clearly during multiplayer games (by cancelling out any background noise). This can make a big difference to your teammates if you do a lot of online gaming. The other major feature is the virtual surround sound (courtesy of Dolby technology). You’ll need to install the GameCom software to utilise this feature, but it aims to create a directional listening experience, rather than standard stereo audio."
  FULL STORY @ VELOCITYREVIEWS

Toshiba THNSNF 512GB SSD review
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 4:02P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the continuous activity test we see the strong side of the Toshiba SSD. When the SSD is in constant use for a longer period of time, the performance barely dips like it does for most other SSDs. This is of less importance for consumers, but for servers this is an advantage.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Three EnGenius routers reviewed: ESR-300H, ESR-600H and ESR-750H
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 4:01P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Out of the three EnGenius routers, the compact ESR-300H made the best impression on us. If you have no use for a router that supports 5 GHz, like if you don't own any devices that are compatible with that frequency, then it's a worthy option. However, its average price of £60 is eerily close to that of a number of quite good dual-band routers from other brands, for example the Edimax BR-6675nD. The VPN server on the ESR-300H could have put that model on top, were it not for the slow 100 Mbit ports.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Seasonic G-Series: G-550 Power Supply Review
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 4:00P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Seasonic G Series PSU is here for review in its 550 watt capacity and it looks to be a return to basics for the company with this being basically a "no-frills" unit that has been released without much fanfare. But the basics for Seasonic usually outline what you truly need in a PSU; reliable clean power with a low sound profile.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Z77 Motherboard Charts: 24 Models tested - update Gigabyte Z77X-UP4TH @ Ocaholic
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 3:44P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In our comparison tables, meanwhile you find benchmark values regarding 24 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

News: Oculus Rift is freaking amazing
     Fri, Jan 18 2013 | 3:31P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We got to try an Oculus Rift VR headset at CES, and we were blown away by it:"
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

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A broken or cracked LCD screen makes a laptop utterly useless, good thing PCSTATS can show you how to replace that busted laptop screen with a minimum of fuss and for less money than a service center charges. PCSTATS will be fixing a cracked LCD screen on a Lenovo T530 ThinkPad notebook, the general procedures outlined here work for any notebook though.
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The Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 is an awesome 'Sandy Bridge-E' motherboard for anyone in the business of content creation, yet still nimble enough to take on multi-videocard gaming and overclocking at the end of a days work.
Seagate Constellation ES 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive Review
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All Constellation ES drives are rated to 6Gb/s SATA III speeds, incorporate 64MB of cache, utilize 7200RPM spindle speeds and offer Native Command Queing. The drives are covered by an impressive 5 year warranty and rated to1.2 million hours MTBF.
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