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Kingston SSD Roundup: HyperX 240 GB
     Sat, Aug 04 2012 | 9:02A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Once again we are looking at second generation SandForce based SSDs. Today we will introduce to you several consumer solid state drives from Kingston. Although these drives are built with typical components, they boast some very unique features and peculiarities.

OCZ Vertex 4 128/256 GB and New Firmware 1.5
     Sat, Aug 04 2012 | 9:01A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Flagship solid state drives from OCZ – Vertex 4 – underwent yet another spec modification caused by the release of the new firmware version 1.5. Therefore, we decided to retest the “updated” Vertex 4 SSDs and try to figure out the reasons behind the notorious performance drop after filling up more than half of the available space.

ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional
     Sat, Aug 04 2012 | 9:00A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This mainboard based on the Intel Z77 Express chipset features numerous advantages including but not limited to high-quality electronic components, phenomenal functionality due to numerous onboard controllers, good performance and overclocking potential. As for the drawbacks, there are hardly any.

[Tech ARP] Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review Rev. 2.0
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 4:03P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we are going to take a look at Kingston`s latest USB 3.0 flash drive targeted at the value market - the *Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 (DTE30)*. One can think of it as the economical version of the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 (DTU30) and the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Gen. 2. Here are the DataTraveler Elite 3.0`s key features : - Tri-Coloured - Convenient - Customizable - Guaranteed Kingston currently offers the DataTraveler Elite 3.0 in capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. We only received a 16 GB sample (the DTE30/16GB), so its performance may vary with its larger capacity brothers. With that in mind, let`s take a look at the *16 GB Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0* and see how it racks up against a slew of other USB flash drives! *In this update, we added a new Size Comparison section, as well as Kingston`s response on the high case temperature. We also made some layout and editorial corrections.*"

Gigabyte Aivia Xenon @ Bjorn3D
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 3:57P | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Bringing the functionality of a touchpad to the traditional mouse, the GIGABYTE Aivia Xenon is one of the more unique mouse we have seen lately. With PC moving toward more touch based interface, would this dual mode mouse be the tool that you need for the upcoming Windows 8?"

HP has won the lawsuit against Oracle
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 3:55P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We believe that HP has won the lawsuit against Oracle and that the judge has issued an injunction forcing Oracle to continue supporting the Itanium platform. Naturally, this has big implications for HP, Oracle and the general industry.

carbon-fiber chassis for ultrabook
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 3:53P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Advanced International Multitech (AIM), the second largest Taiwan-based maker of golf shafts and heads, has extended its production to carbon-fiber chassis for ultrabooks, according to industry sources in Taiwan. AIM has a great deal of experience in making carbon-fiber golf products and has developed application of carbon fiber to chassis for notebook PCs and other 3C devices for three years, the sources said. HP, Dell, Acer and Asustek Computer have talked with AIM about adoption of carbon-fiber chassis for ultrabooks, the sources indicated. AIM is expected to ship carbon-fiber chassis in large volumes in 2013, the sources noted.

     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 3:47P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The inclusion of USB 3.0 in the QNAP TS-419P II is actually quite surprising as early samples did not include this technology and instead featured 2.0 support exclusively. Many early reviews were quick to point this out as a disadvantage of this device and it seems QNAP took notice and quickly made an update before hitting mass production.

GIGABYTE G1.Killer Assassin 2
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 3:46P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are multiple ways to enter and you can do them all to increase your chances of winning. Entry tasks include following MEGATechNews on Twitter, becoming a “fan” of GIGABYTE Canada on Facebook and tweeting about the giveaway. The contest is open until midnight PST on August 24, 2012. That gives you just under a month. Good luck!

Waterfield Designs Muzetto Leather Notebook Satchel Review
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 1:46P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

"At a certain point in ones' career, there comes the realization that a dog-earred, scruffy nylon notebook bag given out by some long forgotten trade conference has outlived itself and it's time to find a proper replacement. Made in San Francisco, the Waterfield Designs' leather Muzetto horizontal notebook bag is available in five different sizes, two different leathers (black or brown) and with six different accent colours."


Traveling with Technology Tips - Part 2
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 11:59A | Editorial | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Trace is currently traveling around Europe visiting some tech companies. He reports back with Part 2 of his traveling with technology tips."

In Win GreenME 650W Review @ Vortez
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 11:44A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The GreenME Series has three products currently available: 550W, 650W and 750W. Each has been given a white coating to co-ordinate with the current craze of white computer chassis that seem so prevalent. Today we will be taking a look at the 650W variant to see how it fares."

Patriot EP Pro 32 GB SDXC/SDHC Card Review
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 10:29A | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The price isn`t quite as bad as I was expecting for the performance. The question always comes: it is super-fast; but at what cost? When it comes down to such a simple piece of hardware and the ability to get slower cards for less - price does become a big factor. I wouldn`t pay a hundred some odd dollars for the exceptional speed but I might be willing to pay a little more for the performance - the balance here comes to the individual. The $69.99 price tag, to me, actually doesn`t seem that bad; for the performance it`s a pretty good deal. If you`ve got the camera to take high resolution, high quality video, you want this."

Asus Maximus V Gene Mainboard
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 9:43A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ASUS Maximus V Gene Mainboard arrived Technic3D. We check the ATX High-End Mainboard with Intel Z77 Express chipset functions and Performance in the following Review with a Intel Core i7 3770k CPU on Windows 7 64 Bit and Linux."

SSD NEWS: Micron C400 256GB 6Gbps mSATA SSD Review - Crucial M4 mSATA SSD in Disguise
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 9:15A | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If there was one thing we wouldn`t have predicted, it was the rush of computer enthusiasts lining up to be the first to have what amounts to be the smallest and most powerful consumer storage medium available. For the most part, we have Lenovo to thank for that as millions of Thinkpad owners played a key role in mSATA SSDs flying off the shelves quicker than they could restock. Industry has responded well, however, as mSATA becomes the new `SSD Du Jours` for the new ultra crowd. Our report today is going to be our second of the Micron C400 family, the first being the C400 128GB capacity with today`s being what will soon be the industry standard ultrabook size of 256GB. For those wondering about similarities between the Micron C400 and the newly released Crucial M4 SATA 3 SSD, they are twins. Crucial handles the consumer side of things while Micron deals with the OEM and enterprise world; the sole difference between the two seems to be exterior branding sticker only."

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W Power Supply Review @ Hi Tech Legion
     Fri, Aug 03 2012 | 9:05A | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 is a partially modular designed power supply line ranging from 420W all the way to 1500W. The next generation Silent Pro M2 improves upon the previous Silent Pro M series by utilizing a powerful single rail (dual rail for higher-end models) and an improved cooling system implementing a crafted aluminum-copper heatsink with a 135mm hydraulic dynamic bearing fan. The high-end Silent Pro M2 1500W model has a hardwired and a modular +12V rail that has six 6+2 pins and six 8-pin PCI-E power connectors. The 1500W Silent Pro M2 power supply carries an 80 Plus Silver certification and has an array of safety features like OVP, UVP, OCP, OPP, OTP and SCP. The Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W has an MSRP of $399 USD and carries a 5-year warranty."

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